| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns.
But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
| Jul 29, 2014
Wednesday's print column 1. The whole thing sounds like a middle-school science project. Using one rubber glove dipped into a "bacterial broth" (yum!), and a sterilized second glove, a biochemist and a doctoral candidate at Aberystwyth University, Wales,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:45 PM
It's back to the small screen for Bryan Cranston.
The Tony-winning actor will reprise his role as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in an adaptation of the Broadway play "All the Way" for HBO, the network announced Wednesday.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet.
The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rob Lowe finally has a sex tape he wants you to see.
In Sony Pictures' July 18 release "Sex Tape," the 50-year-old actor, known for making his own infamous sex tape in the late 1980s, plays Hank, a buttoned-up CEO at the office with a penchant for...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:18 AM
It's no secret that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a large man. And because of his size, we don't usually see him doing active things on TV, like hiking, biking or dancing. Which is probably why Jimmy Fallon recruited him to perform "The Evolution of...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Telling the story of the Chicago park that Dr. Dennis Cremin became fascinated by when he arrived in the city to attend Loyola University in 1990 has won him a book-of-the-year award.
A history professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Cremin...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
This June, I visited Ruleville, Miss., and took in these words on a historical marker: "Sometimes it seems to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five-feet four-inches forward in the fight for freedom."...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The steps that lead to the soul of Los Angeles' glittering sports palace were first taken in bowling shoes.
Long before Lee Zeidman ran Staples Center, he worked at Simi Bowl, where he learned happiness didn't involve colorful balls or clattering pins,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When a delegation from the Democratic National Committee arrives in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, former Gov. Ted Strickland will be at a downtown plaza alongside local officials to greet the group.
About a month after Cleveland was selected as the site of...