| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:30 AM
'Tis the season to feel rage and heartache about the economy.
I feel hope as well, praise the Lord, thanks to Pope Francis and the alley behind my house, where nothing of value goes to waste.
I'm the kind of person who can't throw anything away, but...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:28 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if NBC's ratings are alive with the sound of music.
The Skinny: Survived three holiday parties this week. Now I just want to hide all weekend. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview and a hilarious story about...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event.
Nelson Mandela would have been pleased.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's the season to show concern for the less fortunate among us. We should also be concerned about the widening gap between the most fortunate and everyone else.
Although it's still possible to win the lottery (your chance of winning $648 million in...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Friday's print column From the request line: "A column on the collapse (or not) of the liberal/progressive narrative in light of the Obamacare debacle." Don't get me wrong, I'm not hard up for column ideas. But they're all my ideas,......
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
If anyone was under the impression that Paul Verhoeven's 1987 "RoboCop" was a vision of the future, Jose Padilha's pumped-up, cleaned-up update makes it clear that this sci-fi concept merely holds a mirror to the political present. Shifting the prime...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:26 PM
If public speaking is as great a fear as they say, I just met the bravest people in Burbank.
These are the Toastmasters, and twice a month they grab fear by its sweat-stained collar and they pull it in close and scream in its face.
I joined this...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Zkipster is aiming to make Oscars weekend a breeze for party planners across Los Angeles.
The company's cloud-based mobile application tracks guest lists, allowing event coordinators to swap cumbersome clipboards for iPads.
The app, also called...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:23 PM
It's early days, but losing Rush Limbaugh to another Clear Channel station didn't seem to hurt ratings for KFI-AM (640) in January.
Numbers released Tuesday by Nielsen Audio showed little change in KFI's numbers in the first month after Clear Channel...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:38 AM
I probably wasn’t the only reader who did a double take when I read this in The Times on Thursday:
“A Northern California high school that asked students to remove American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo acted reasonably to avoid igniting...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Good riddance, Martin Bashir.
Almost three weeks after his despicable on-air trashing of Sarah Palin, MSNBC host Martin Bashir has lost his job. That’s a hefty price to pay, but a fair one.
I stand with Sarah Palin on this one.