| 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 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...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
** (out of four)
It’s worth recognizing that “Hours” was scheduled for release Friday well before the shocking death of its star, Paul Walker, on Nov. 30. The film isn’t cashing in on tragedy; it’s merely an example of a...
| 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 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
In Oyster Shell Park, where trucks on a recent November morning dropped crates of playground equipment as shovels hit the ground, 6-year-old Lauren Wyatt knelt and pressed her small hands mightily into a wet, gray slab of concrete.
Her handprint and the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON — A year after his reelection triumph, President Obama is facing an awkward question from friends and foes alike: Why can't he run the government as well as he ran his campaign?
What with the IRS targeting of tea party groups; the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
HOUSTON — Forget Monticello or the Chrysler building: There may be no piece of architecture more quintessentially American than the Astrodome.
Widely copied after it opened in 1965, it perfectly embodies postwar U.S. culture in its brash...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:28 AM
David A. Wagner, former deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation who later headed the Maryland Port Administration, died April 7 of cancer at his home in Mandeville, La. The longtime Pasadena resident was 71.
"Dave was a good...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers.
The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s job approval ratings have improved, if only slightly, from a low point during the winter, a trend that potentially could help embattled Democrats in key Senate races this fall.
The size of the change varies from...