| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:19 PM
The painted dramas of Mr. Turner. A play about Tokyo Rose. And the architectural images of an award-winning photographer. Plus: an influential African portraitist, two exhibitions about Afrofuturism and a show inspired by objects at an estate sale. Here&...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
You can't handle the truth.
There is a temptation to take that line from Jack Nicholson -- snarled at Tom Cruise in "A Few Good Men" -- as the moral of the story, the lesson to be learned from a new study on trustworthiness and the news media.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 10:14 PM
The personalities were out en force Monday night at a jammed Fairfax High gym for a showdown basketball game against Westchester.
There were the Shipp brothers, Josh and Jerren. There was retired L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky giving Fairfax...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:29 PM
A mock U.N. made up of Angelenos, contemporary art from artists with roots in the Middle East, the early erotic works of Tom of Finland, and Larry Clark’s photos for sale — cheap. Plus: textile-like paintings, a group show about love and war,...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:12 PM
NEW YORK — After we sift through the could'ves, should'ves, successful onside kick, Chandler Whitmer's spine-snapping interception, Bob Diaco's steely postgame, long-term resolve and the, wow, wasn't it cool to play in the House That Jeter Built, it...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last.
Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in "Argo," you're not surprised that the Americans he's supposed to be saving in Iran...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Gov. Bobby Jindal's name is not first on most people's list of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but maybe we should at least start paying attention to him. If one's political enemies are any indication of potential strength,...
| Jun 3, 2009
Could this be it? The push out of the recession rut? A salve for our economic pain? The Orlando Magic's march to the NBA Finals has been good for Orlando.
The team's championship series against the Los Angeles Lakers will be even better.
| Jun 13, 2010
Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998
I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...
| Jan 21, 2010
| 8:12 PM
In today's edition of the Friday files, we're spotlighting lackluster candidates, imprisoned innocents and your letters.
But first, a look at the massive debt this country is racking up.
Many of us have been concerned about this growing mountain of...
| Jan 23, 2010
I once tried to pick up Ed Begley Jr.
Before your mind dives for the gutter, it was 2004, not long after Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor, and I rented a Hummer to write about whether it was all that its most famous fancier believed it to be. I...