| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
What do you expect from a rock star? I just closed the back cover of Neil Young's “Waging Heavy Peace,” his big anticipated memoir (of sorts), clocking in at 500 pages (75 shy of the rock star-memoir mountain peak established by Keith...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
This is the season of generational twaddle. At graduation ceremonies across the country, politicians, authors, actors and businessmen take to the stage to tell young people they are fantastic simply because they are young. This year, the ritual is more...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Lucky for Chicago, we are home to the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think-tank that expends most of its effort attempting to "debunk" global warming, and this week they held the seventh International Conference on Climate Change, which they acronymize...
| Oct 6, 2012
Intelligence centers: An article in the Oct. 3 Section A about a Senate report that was critical of federally funded intelligence centers said that the Joint Regional Intelligence Center in Norwalk had shared information about literature found in the back...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 5:43 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Detectives are looking at the possible role of the Manson Family in a dozen unsolved killings from four decades ago, and believe old audio tapes from a bankruptcy case hold a key to the cold cases, a police official said.
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:48 AM
I have met this girl a couple times and I find her to be very cute. The last time I ran into the girl, I got tongue-tied and didn't want to make myself look dumb. Now I was thinking that I could go and search for her on Facebook and see if I can do...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Mike McGrew probably has spent more time on the bench than any other All- State quarterback.
That's because Mt. Carmel, shooting for its fourth straight state title Saturday, had so many runaway victories that McGrew's day often was over by the third...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Always In Trouble
An Oral History of ESP-Disk', The Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 292 pages, $24.95 (paper), $11.99 eBook
While the music scene over the past half-century has been dominated by major...
| Mar 8, 2012
Maxwell S. Keith, the defense attorney for two members of the Manson family who went to prison for their roles in the grisly 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, died Tuesday of natural causes in the San Luis Obispo County town of Templeton, his family said. He...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 3:49 PM
First published on March 20, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
It's not easy 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...
| Oct 5, 2012
Just when it seemed safe to travel to the Westside again after last weekend's Carmageddon II, police Friday advised motorists to expect delays in the Beverly Hills areas as President Obama makes another quick trip to Los Angeles. The president......