| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:36 AM
What do President Obama, Morgan Freeman, NSA document-leaker Edward Snowden and some guy who goes by the name “probably hitting on you” have in common?
They all know what time "the narwhal bacons."
Specifically, they know "the narwhal...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:45 AM
More than 100 contributing filmmakers and "newcomers" — including nine credited directors or co-directors — plus a passel of editors joined forces to create "99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film," an experimental documentary that...
| Sep 15, 2013
I would have liked to know what the drummer hoped and what she expected. We will never know why she decided to take a drum to the central markets of Paris on Oct. 5, 1789, and why, that day, the tinder was so ready to catch fire from the drumbeat's...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:33 AM
"How many different kinds of disgusting do you have to be to boo a man who volunteered to fight and die for you?" -- Will McAvoy
"Willie Pete," the third episode of "The Newsroom's" second season, opened with a Will McAvoy rave-out during a comment...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Word is getting around. The Dream Defenders are for real.
Whether you agree with their demands — chiefly to repeal Florida's "stand your ground" law — or view their protest as juvenile foot-stomping, this much is true:
This group of...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
“Unintended Consequences” – the most dramatic episode this season of HBO’s “The Newsroom” – focuses on a tragedy in Africa that devastates associate producer Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill) and might, unintentionally,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:47 AM
"He's never seen hair like yours before. That color is called blonde, Daniel, and it's nothing but trouble." -- Pastor Moses
It's nice when a show spells out the theme of an episode right in the title, as "The Newsroom" did this week with "Unintended...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The state of California and the Bank of America have a lot in common, says BofA Chief Executive Brian Moynihan.
Both were all but written off by critics as the economy tanked. Both endured painful budget cuts and remain hampered by unemployment and...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:05 AM
The fight for higher fast-food wages is coming to Los Angeles.
Just a few days before Labor Day, restaurant workers plan to walk off the job at big-name chains around Southern California to demand $15-an-hour pay, according to organizers.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Watching the debut this week of Al Jazeera America, I couldn't help but remember reviewing the first week of Erin Burnett's show on CNN in October 2011.
I say this not to rip Burnett again, but because her attitude toward the Occupy Wall Street...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
When "The Newsroom" premiered on HBO in June 2012, its opening credits, in which black and white images of Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow and David Brinkley floated across the screen to soaring theme music, signaled the high-minded ambitions of its...