| Dec 12, 2013
Taking photos of ourselves is the signature act of our times. We know this not because the president snapped one with world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday, but because "selfie" is the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year....
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party said Saturday that any discussions about Chicago seeking to host the party's 2016 national convention represents “very loose” talk among a “loose group” of Republicans and has not...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Written and directed by veteran documentarian Stanley Nelson ("The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords"), "Freedom Summer" expertly combines archival footage and photos with contemporary interviews to recall the pivotal 10-week period in 1964 when...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
South Florida’s Democratic members of Congress love the idea of President Hillary Clinton.
Almost all are already supporting her not-yet-existing campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
“I proudly supported Secretary Clinton’s...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In selecting Ken Ziffren as Los Angeles' next film czar, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has picked one of the entertainment industry's most prominent attorneys who has emerged as a kind of elder statesman for the business.
Ziffren appeared with Garcetti...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:16 AM
As he excavated 40 years of hip-hop culture for the VH1 documentary "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop," Miami filmmaker Billy Corben turned up footage of Sean "Diddy" Combs at the 2004 Democratic National Convention bantering with a...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics.
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Anti-fracking advocates repeatedly interrupted Gov. Jerry Brown’s speech at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on Saturday, chanting and waving signs as he gave his first major speech since declaring his intention to run for...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Yesterday, Governor O’Malley delivered his eighth—and thankfully—final state of the state address of his administration. And, as usual, his speech was filled with so much that isn’t so.
Now, I’ve done a few O’Malley...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
This winter, nothing scares Broadway producers like the Super Bowl.
January and February are always tough months for the Main Stem, hammered by the slump that hits when holiday tourists go home. But this year a lot of producers are betting that Super...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...