| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Entertainment Weekly's home page trumpets its main coverage subjects directly beneath its logo: TV, TV Recaps, Movies, Music, Books, Video.
The addition of TV Recaps came in late April, and its presence — independent of TV and ahead of Movies...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:01 PM
It's not a good sign when the detective you choose to train other cops uses his class to make crude sexual jokes about a female colleague and yuks it up about shooting a fellow officer to death.
The detective, Frank Lyga of the LAPD's gang and narcotics...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:19 PM
Jeremy Meeks can't be the only good-looking guy behind bars in California. But he is the only one who went from Stockton gang-banger to international heartthrob overnight.
His mom is trying to parlay that into a get-out-of-jail jackpot. She's raised...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Last week the state of Oklahoma "botched" an execution.
Botched is the accepted term in the media coverage, despite the fact Clayton Lockett was executed. He just died badly, suffering for 43 minutes until he eventually had a heart attack.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Emily Iland spent decades advocating for her 30-year-old son, who has autism, his own apartment, a college degree and an accounting career.
Now, as part of the Autism Society of Los Angeles, Iland is trying to make sure young people like him, pushing...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Levi Watkins, the pioneering cardiac surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, remembers the date — January 15 — because it was the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., and because what happened that night still makes him ache.
| May 9, 2014
| 8:34 AM
It is a savage and sorrowful story, the life of Paul Crump.
It ended in 2002 when he was 72. He died at Chester Mental Health Center in a rural area near the banks of the Mississippi River in that southern part of Illinois known locally as Little Egypt....
| May 16, 2014
| 6:09 AM
As Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley stood there speaking late Thursday morning, his horrifying words of ambush and execution captured by national television cameras, the mind drifted to a place and time 900 miles and 27 months away....
| Nov 28, 2011
There's a shocking disconnect at work these days in the relationship between the public and government workers: The public is demanding greater accountability, and public employees — social workers, police, teachers, even state legislators —...