| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Starting his “Tonight Show” hosting tenure Monday, Jimmy Fallon proved he can snag A-listers and, in the early going, ratings. The numbers that came out Tuesday showed him crushing the competition, at least for now.
But his moments of real,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Maybe Kanye West is still Chicago after all.
The outspoken rapper -- whose Chicago-ness has come into question recently -- had lunch Thursday with fiancee Kim Kardashian at Giordano's Famous Chicago Pizza on Rush Street. The A-list couple posed for...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Amid roiling political unrest overseas, the American pop culture scene is facing its own crisis this week. Last weekend, hackers uploaded hundreds of nude photos of female celebrities onto the Internet, many of them selfies and all of them stolen from...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Now that entertainment reporters have piled on President Barack Obama with their absolutely bogus stories about him attending the Emmy Awards, one thing seems certain:
Obama's Killer Rabbit moment is fast approaching.
Most likely the Killer Rabbit...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The Department of Water and Power began 107 years ago, after Los Angeles bought back the civic water system from a group of privateers. Like its top man, William Mulholland, who began as a ditch-digger, the new DWP chief, Marcie Edwards, also started at...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:41 PM
All kinds of drama at museums in Delaware, North Miami and Washington, D.C., a discovery of new Nazca Lines in Peru, reconsidering the urban role of the Santa Ana River, psychedelic fonts, statue selfies and why liking everything on Facebook encourages...
| Dec 16, 2011
Pittsburgh players were completely justified in tweeting their emotional responses about the news of Todd Graham leaving for Arizona State...
| Oct 25, 2014
THE PLAYER Walt Disney's 1940 film “Fantasia” opens with a series of bold, inventive proclamations. Audiences are welcomed to a […]...
| Oct 18, 2014
THE PLAYER On a recent Tuesday evening, more than 50 current and former students of USC’s game design program gathered […]...
| Oct 14, 2014
THE PLAYER Imagine, perhaps, you're a die-hard football fan. Now imagine someone comes along and says, “Hey, football isn't so […]...
| Oct 10, 2014
THE PLAYER Gaming culture today stands at a crossroads. Games are regularly being studied and critiqued as the cultural force […]...