| 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,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Charles Manson has been behind bars since 1969, but he's still a hero to budding sociopath Chloe. When the prep-school dropout declares early in the film that her master plan is to become famous, it's clear she's trouble: In the movies, only bad people...
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Months after her parents' garage sale, items that reportedly belonged to Casey Anthony have cropped up for sale on the popular "murderabilla" website, serialkillersink.com.
"Casey Anthony... is here," an ad on the home page of the website says. "Own...
| 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 5, 2011
| 5:53 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jeremy Davies was born in Saugus, Calif.,., on this date in 1969. This birthday guy is known to TV fans as Daniel Faraday from the hit series "Lost." He currently appears on the series "Justified" and he played Charles Manson in the...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Who would have thought a book that combines a Jane Austen novel and modern zombie fiction would earn a place on The New York Times bestseller list? But Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies did just that last year and may now result...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:08 PM
A woman in nothing but a pair of black high heels was detained this week after an officer spotted her in the center grass median of Glenoaks Boulevard.
[This post has been amended, see note below for details.]
An officer driving on Glenoaks near Alameda...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 5:14 PM
A woman wearing nothing but a pair of black high heels was detained this week after an officer spotted her in the grass median of Glenoaks Boulevard.
An officer driving on Glenoaks near Alameda Avenue spotted the naked woman, Khadisha Baseer, at about 6:...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:49 AM
If you want to make Stephen Sondheim mad enough to swat you over the head with a rolled-up musical score, try this:
Call him a poet.
As Sondheim insists in interviews, essays and in the introduction to his book "Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics...
| Mar 20, 2011
It's no easy job, being the lungs of Los Angeles.
But Griffith Park, the foremost green space in a city notorious for meager parkland and abundant smog, endures bravely, maybe even heroically. Venture into the park, or nearby Elysian Park, or one of...