| Jun 7, 2009
For almost as long as theres been rock n roll, Los Angeles has been a city at the center of its history and mythologya town in which legends are made, burned, rebuilt, merchandised, forgotten. The city has had its fair share of native rock talent and...
| Mar 18, 2010
| 8:43 PM
Amid the two most recent European imports that de-romanticized or played with the formulas of gangster films (Gomorrah and Il Divo, respectively), it’s almost a surprise to see a modern Mafia movie that restores the genre to the operatic gravity...
| Jul 18, 2009
LANCASTER -- City officials shut down a Mojave Desert motel to block a meeting of the notorious Mongols biker gang.
The entrance to the Desert Inn motel has been surrounded by a chain-link fence Thursday.
Hundreds of motorcyclists were planning to...
| Aug 4, 2009
| 1:04 PM
It all began the moment I joined Facebook. I was bitten by a vampire. And a zombie. Then I was invited to play "Scrabble." Now it's all " Mafia Wars" and "Farm Town." And it's not just Facebook. Sites like MySpace and even Twitter are fueling a burgeoning...
| Aug 15, 2009
Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America. Over a span of 30 years, he's written well over a dozen mystery, suspense, western and sci-fi novels and short stories...
| Sep 2, 2009
Another anchorman steps down. Another anchorwoman steps up.
ABC News has announced that Charles Gibson, anchor of the evening World News since May 2006, will leave the chair at year's end and retire from the network.
Taking his place: Diane Sawyer...
| Sep 8, 2009
Things are getting heated on the streets of New York City as food vendors battle it out for their own designated spots to do business -- and it seems owners of Halal trucks are bullying their fellow colleagues.
Since the Department of Health doesn't...
| Apr 28, 2008
Second of three parts
If he were honest with himself, Detective Richard Gibson had to admit that he was eager to meet Miss Cindy McKay.
It wasn't always that way with crooks. Most struck Gibson, a blunt Baltimore cop and former Navy petty officer, as...
| Feb 14, 2009
Designer Randolph Duke has dressed so many Hollywood starlets that he actually alphabetizes them on his website, presumably to avoid showing favoritism. And while we have no way of knowing whether his designs are lucky charms come awards season, the...
| Feb 22, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Associate by John Grisham (Doubleday : $27.95) A dark secret forces a law school graduate to take a job at a corrupt law firm that could cost him his life. || 2 ||
|| 2. || Diary of a...