| Jul 31, 2013
Historian Brenda E. Stevenson (pictured in her UCLA office, with an African sculpture) mostly writes about the long-gone — 18th and 19th century African Americans, and the lives of enslaved women. Then came the case that made history while L.A....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:39 AM
The second edition of Radar L.A. -- an international theater festival that takes place mostly in downtown Los Angeles -- will feature 18 stage productions from companies around the world as well as some prominent local groups.
The full line-up for the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The new season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature four main productions, including a world-premiere musical and Irish actor Barry McGovern in a piece dedicated to Samuel Beckett.
In addition, the 2013-14 season, announced Thursday by Center...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a citizens' blue ribbon commission to propose reforms in the county's troubled child welfare agency.
The commission, with two members appointed by each of the five supervisors, will...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:54 AM
One of the deputy district attorneys who prosecuted "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez described the serial killer's death Friday as an "abrupt end to a tragic period in the history of Los Angeles County."
"This person hurt many people and our thoughts...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 3:44 PM
In a mostly empty ninth-floor conference room on a recent Thursday evening, the civilian panel charged with investigating police misconduct in Baltimore met for its monthly meeting.
There are supposed to be nine members, but four chairs were empty...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:17 PM
A rumpled pile of sheets. A Bloody Mary on an airline tray. Bags of mustard greens from a Korean grocery store. Gas station pumps, battered street signs, a steamed crab.
These are among the everyday images encountered by artist and University of...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:29 AM
RIALTO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Rodney King's death was the result of an accidental drowning, although a cocktail of alcohol and drugs in his system were contributing factors, the San Bernardino County coroner's office has determined.
King, who became a...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Rodney King never set out to be a James Meredith or Rosa Parks.
He was a drunk, unemployed construction worker on parole when he careened into the city's consciousness in a white Hyundai early one Sunday morning in 1991.
While he was enduring the...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Two decades ago, a largely white jury from a Los Angeles suburb lit a perilously short racial fuse with two words: "Not guilty."
Four white Los Angeles police officers were freed on charges of excessive force in the brutal beating of Rodney King —...