| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 2:35 AM
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Their kids up and grown, Kay and Arnold Soames, of Omaha, have been married 31 years. Kay, a retail shop worker played by Meryl Streep, has begun to count the hours within those years. Their rut, not uncomfortable but not letting in much light, grows a...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Highlights from backstage at the Oscars:
The “Argo” trio of Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov took the stage, and Affleck was asked when he felt was tipping point for his movie’s victory.
| Feb 23, 2013
Like to laugh, don't care why or where. Don't care the occasion, formal or otherwise, though the formal ones always — to quote Jack Nicholson — "bring out the devil in me."
Like to laugh with people and at people and for people, which is...