| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:30 AM
It seemed like the right place to meet: the Polo Lounge, home of the power lunch for Hollywood's elite. But when Paul Walker and first-time director Eric Heisserer showed up at the Beverly Hills Hotel haunt in 2011, they quickly felt out of place among...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:06 PM
When he first heard the news Saturday about the fiery car crash that killed “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker, fan Joel Perez, thought it was a hoax.
On Sunday morning, the 23-year-old visited the crash site in Valencia to see a makeshift...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Holiday specials and special holiday episodes are all the rage this week on TV, but that's not all. Here are some highlights from the TV schedule for the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1.
Monday, Nov. 25
8 p.m. Monday, TNT
The squad searches for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The first thing you’ll probably notice about Aitor Throup’s 23-piece debut collection of apparel and accessories are the skulls -- one out-sized, hollow-eyed and upside down, rendered as a black backpack big enough for a laptop computer, the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Let's face it: HBO doesn't expect many people to watch the final mini-season of "Treme," which explains its sentencing to scheduling Siberia -- five consecutive Sundays in December. Yet co-creator David Simon ("The Wire") has earned the right to finish...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Ray Schonbak, a broadcast television professional who most recently served as VP-general manager of KSWB TV, the Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in San Diego, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 70.
Schonbak joined KSWB...
| Nov 20, 2013
When it comes to his healthcare law, President Obama faces a political version of what insurance folks call "adverse selection": All the bad news is sticking to him and most of the good news is sticking to someone else.
Adverse selection, as we've...
| Nov 17, 2013
A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs,"...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Was man-made global warming responsible for Typhoon Haiyan? Or Superstorm Sandy? Or the recent flooding in Colorado?
I don’t know. Neither do you. Neither do the scientists, really. It’s impossible to pin a specific weather event on...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:30 AM
SACRAMENTO — Jerry Brown may be the state's longest-serving governor, with a political resume that spans six decades, but California voters are ambivalent about the 75-year-old Democrat.
More than half of those surveyed in a new USC Dornsife/Los...
| Nov 10, 2013
Can Paul Vallas possibly play second banana?
Though I know Vallas well, even I can't answer that one. And I doubt Gov. Pat Quinn knows either. When I interview both men this week, I'll ask them.
Whether Vallas can rein in his personality is a...