| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 17, 2014
| 2:32 PM
President Obama is considering tapping San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Castro’s elevation to the administration post would raise the profile...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:59 PM
President Obama will announce the latest shuffle of his Cabinet on Friday, moving his Housing and Urban Development chief to the budget office and replacing him with the mayor of San Antonio.
Mayor Julian Castro is a rising star in the Democratic...
| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:46 PM
President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job on Friday by naming San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In the East Room at the White House, Obama named...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:29 PM
President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job Friday, nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In the East Room of the White House, Obama named Castro to...