| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The Los Angeles fire marshal has ordered the number of people in the courtroom where the Michael Jackson wrongful-death suit is being tried be reduced immediately, cutting the number of seats for the media by nearly two-thirds and leaving only one spot...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I really enjoyed David Zurawik's column about the Super Bowl game ("For biggest game of the year, CBS again drops the ball," Feb. 4). I'm not a football fan, but did want to support and cheer on the Ravens. I was appalled at the biased coverage of the...
| Feb 17, 2013
It's ice time in Chicago, with people scraping it off their windshields, cheering the Blackhawks as they skate on it and finding new ways to avoid having their cars slide on it. Northwest suburban Wauconda recently made news by saying it was considering...
| Jan 12, 2014
Ask Nancy Reinsdorf about her day, and she'll tell you, "I buy a lot of crickets."
That's because of the bearded dragon she, husband, Michael, and their three children have at their north suburban home. And the gecko. And the two frogs. And the hermit...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.
Engel, who represented some of the...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Kristina Wong has crashed Miss Chinatown pageants as a pimply, cigar-smoking, over-the-hill contestant.
She has posed as a rabid Jeremy Lin fan, waving sexually suggestive signs at the NBA player's games. On a sewing machine in her Koreatown apartment,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Breaking into music after a sibling does so can be a gift and a curse.
Getting noticed is simple -- but the expectations and nagging comparisons are unavoidable and can buckle a burgeoning career.
Still, plenty of acts have emerged from the shadows of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:23 AM
The same day this week that French filmmaker Agnes Varda was being feted by the AFI Fest in her November visit to L.A., there was other movie news in the news.
Varda is a cinema ground-breaker, a feminist and artist who was one wave ahead of the New...
| Sep 1, 2013
Fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes captured the gender-bending electricity of the 1980s style scene like no one else.
He made a name for himself with his drawings of dominant women dressed in the theatrical haute couture of the day. In addition to...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Bruno Mars may have been locked out of heaven, but it's looking like he'll have a ticket to the Super Bowl.
The crooner is expected to be tapped to perform at the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII next February, according to two people with knowledge...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:46 AM
How does a Hooligan follow a Queen Bey?
That's the task awaiting Bruno Mars as he prepares to play the halftime show at next year's Super Bowl. He'll follow a set from Beyoncé Knowles that is widely regarded as being one of the best in recent years....