| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:06 PM
The Facebook "Like" button is often used to acknowledge what someone has posted, but "liking" something isn't the most appropriate reaction to every thing that gets shared on the 1-billion member social network.
That's why recently an engineer at...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Entertainment journalist Alexandra Cheney has joined Variety as a senior film reporter covering all aspects of the movie business.
She will report and write about industry trends and the endeavors of the Hollywood's major studios, focusing on financing...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:47 PM
A few years ago I had some fun with a younger colleague who had written a story about then-Sen. Rick Santorum drawing parallels between the “hubris” of Senate Democrats and that of “German dictator Adolf Hitler.”
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Having taken a fair amount of heat from the science-based community for her recent show promoting scare stories about an important immunological vaccine, Katie Couric has backed off.
In a piece appearing Tuesday in the Huffington Post, the TV host...
| Dec 13, 2013
The funniest part of Megyn Kelly's reassurance to children who might be watching "The Kelly File" that Santa Claus is, indeed, white wasn't her statement with absolute conviction regarding a fictional character. Although granted, that did sound pretty...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:58 AM
NEW YORK — The reports of her death are only slightly exaggerated.
The U.S. premiere Friday night of the highly anticipated, all-star, high-culture event “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic” opened with three actors, wearing masks...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
With more people turning to mobile devices and other portable screens when breaking news erupts, how important are TV ratings for the cable-news networks?
At present, the answer is "plenty," with Fox News Channel dominating the arena. But other screens...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Good morning, 818 readers. It's expected to be a wet day with a 60% chance of rain for Los Angeles County today, Thursday, Dec. 19. Showers are expected after sunrise and could slam roads for commuters.
Here are the top headlines in the 818 area code:...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Beyonce wore an outfit from Tom Ford's spring 2014 collection to a release and viewing party Saturday for her new "Beyonce" album. The tight, high-neck, mosaic-covered mini with thigh high boots managed to reveal and conceal the singer at the same time....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.)
President Barack Obama vowed to reduce gun violence in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, but mentioned guns only once. “I have seen the courage of parents,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:42 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Just as the media hysteria over the “knockout game” had started to wane, news out of Texas ratcheted up the anxiety over unprovoked racial attacks.
Or maybe not....