| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Heplays for theMemphis Grizzlies these days, but forward Zach Randolph still collects a paycheck from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Randolph is one of the few dozen major-sport athletes who in recent years have been willing to cash a portion of their...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Senator Eleanor Sobel has dedicated her life to serving her community. She is a teacher, wife, mother, community activist, business woman, and consummate public servant. Sen. Sobel has served as a Hollywood City Commissioner, State Representative,...
| Sep 29, 2013
The conflict in Syria is destroying not only the lives of the Syrian people but their heritage — the world's heritage — as well.
Syria is a treasure house of history. Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra and almost 10,000 other archaeological sites...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A little more than six months after Chinese TV maker TCL paid $5 million for the naming rights to Grauman's Chinese Theatre, another Chinese company is spending $20 million to boost its own brand recognition in Hollywood.
The Dalian Wanda Group, which...
| Apr 14, 2013
André Aciman's entertaining and moving new novel, "Harvard Square," begins in the present, with the fraught ritual of the college tour. In this case, it is complicated by the father's status as a graduate. As his son ricochets between hope and scorn,...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:26 PM
It's no big thing to play the music of Duke Ellington. That's done all the time: in cabarets, concert halls, movies, Broadway theaters and anywhere jazz musicians assemble. Ellingtonia, a word coined by admirers who realized that no existing musical...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:26 AM
A new report estimates that U.S. consumers who purchase their own health insurance saved $2.1 billion last year due to tougher rules in the federal healthcare law.
Thursday's report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that individual...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:05 PM
USC is not revealing how much it is paying David H. Petraeus, the former four-star U.S. Army general and Central Intelligence Agency chief, for the part-time position he is starting this fall as a lecturer and as a mentor to students who are veterans....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Haing S. Ngor won an Academy Award for portraying a survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime in the 1984 movie "The Killing Fields," but his own life story offers an equally riveting and dramatic tale.
That's the audience hook for a new stage play...
| Jan 24, 2014
As concern about economic inequality rises to the top of the issue agenda, it is instructive to note that the upturn in poverty of recent years has not been accompanied by a rise in violent crime. To the contrary, since 2008, unemployment and homicides...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In April, when DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg rebutted accusations of political motivations behind the company's decision to co-produce with the China Film Group an animated feature, "Tibet Code," he was telling the truth. But...