| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:52 PM
This morning's news that James Spader will play the titular villain in Marvel's “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has the Internet […]...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea and begin hormone treatment as soon as possible, the soldier said a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending government secrets to WikiLeaks.
Manning announced the decision...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The new season at L.A. Theatre Works is scheduled to feature a roster of top-notch theater names, including Neil LaBute, Tracy Letts and David Auburn. In addition, actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater are to reprise their roles in Shakespeare'...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:57 AM
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in one of the nation's biggest leak cases since the Pentagon...
| Jun 12, 2013
Where there's smoke arising from a free-speech matter, you're likely to find the fiery attorney Floyd Abrams. He's blazed a trail for freedom of the press from the Pentagon Papers case to protecting reporters' sources. He's just as incendiary when he's...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Edward J. Snowden is "a low-level disenchanted punk," says LA Observed's Marc Lacter. In the New York Times, David Brooks notes that Snowden wasn't very neighborly or much of a loving son to his mother. A front-page story Tuesday in the L.A. Times begins:...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The new trailer for DreamWorks' "The Fifth Estate" takes us to the heart of the WikiLeaks debate. When Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) leaked a video of a U.S. military helicopter firing on unarmed civilians in Baghdad, was he arming the...
| Aug 11, 2013
Thank you, Eugene Meyer. Thank you, Philip Graham, Katharine Graham, Donald Graham and Katharine Weymouth. Thank you for building and sustaining one of the world's greatest newspapers — and, when the time came, letting it go.
Thank you, Mr. Meyer,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:31 PM
There was no question that Pfc. Bradley Manning broke the law when he released hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks. He admitted as much in pleading guilty to a number of the lesser charges against him, and his motivations —...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:00 AM
While it's one memory lane some may rather not stroll down, the divisive near-term-and-a-half of America's disgraced 37th president is recounted with economy, focus and, at times, pitch-dark humor in the documentary "Our Nixon."
Director Penny Lane,...
| Jul 11, 2013
Mohandas Gandhi went to Yeravda Central Prison.
Martin Luther King, Jr. went to Birmingham jail.
Nelson Mandela went to Robben Island.
Edward Snowden is going to Venezuela.
His destination was up in the air as these words were written. A...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:44 AM
As we celebrate the birth by revolution of this country, let's take a moment to put some historical context to the actions of Edward Snowden and to consider whether he is a traitor or a patriot.
Back in the 1780s, when everyone in America was by...