| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:40 PM
It was clear from the start that Sunday would be a good night for Pharrell Williams. The Virginia Beach native had won a the Producer of the Year Grammy even before he stepped out on stage near the start of the awards show broadcast.
He teamed up with...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:53 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....
| 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....
| 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 21, 2013
I usually don't make so public a request, but my Christmas wish is for Florida's junior senator. Marco Rubio had a bad year politically, and he could use some help if he wants to do better in the future.
2013 began with a lot of promise....
| 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 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 19, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The people in the center of a bustling big city are completely captivated by the aroma of a fabulous French perfume for men, resulting in pandemonium.
One guy tumbles off a moving motorcycle, which then hurtles through a plate glass window. A gorgeous...
| Dec 20, 2013
End-of-year wrap-ups are as mandatory as piped-in Christmas music at the dentist's office. Therefore I would be remiss if I did not offer my list of notable phenomena of 2013, the overrated and the underrated. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the 1840s, Benjamin Disraeli, still a long way from being prime minister, wanted to wake people up to the plight of the British working class -- and move them to act. The alarm he sounded wasn't delivered in a speech, a pamphlet, or an article -- but...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Self-proclaimed civil libertarians are up in arms over the National Security Agency's massive database containing information about whom we call and what we do on the Web. Defenders of the program say, "So what?" Unless you're a terrorist, no one in the...