| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:32 AM
En route to becoming America's preeminent Broadway composer-lyricist, Stephen Sondheim took a few darkly hued detours into the lives of murderously deranged historical characters, probably his best known being "Sweeney Todd."
An even more arresting,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Rob Zombie have teamed with Alcon Television to develop a project for Fox that will revisit the people and events connected to the Manson Family murder spree in August 1969.
The project is envisioned as a limited...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — From my skimpy research on New Year's resolutions, I've learned that 40% of us make them, and about 90% end in failure.
A dismal record of weak will.
Yet, New Year's resolutions should be encouraged because they're vital to self-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Content is to steer worldwide rights to Steve McQueen docu "The Man & Le Mans," which will be revving up at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Gabriel Clarke and Jon McKenna direct and produced the pic, which will be exec produced by Andrew...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:39 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Even though legal controversy remains over how long convicted murderers must remain in prison before a state parole board decides they can safely be released, the odds of those people seeing freedom have greatly increased under Gov. Jerry...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Are you afraid of Friday the 13th? Then you may be one of 21 million Americans who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, or a paralyzing fear of Friday the 13th.
Here are 13 more tidbits about Friday the 13th that may convince you to shut the doors and...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Here are some of the best long reads you may have missed from the week past.
A high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee reveals what it's like to be a guinea pig for "enhanced interrogation" and describes the deceptions he used to mislead interrogators in...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:49 AM
A 25-year-old woman who has been loyally visiting Charles Manson -- the nation's most notorious convicted killer who has a swastika carved into his forehead -- in prison, said recently that they are going to wed.
"I'll tell you straight up, Charlie and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:19 AM
What was once old is now new, or so says the music industry. As trends come and go in mainstream music circles the gritty underground world of metal and rock have seen their own resurgence in musical styles that once found a home on the stereos of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:47 AM
At this point, the polls are pretty consistent: Americans are angry about the budget and shutdown shenanigans in Washington, but they’re angrier at Republicans than they are at Democrats. Which should tell you something about who is really to...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Hey boys, and I’m talking to you young men between the ages of 18 to 26, would you like to be on the cover of a famous magazine? It’s easy! Just go out and commit an act of terror. The more bizarre the carnage, the better. You’ll be...