| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Over the holidays, most moviegoers have opted for big-budget, spectacle-heavy and family-friendly films at the box office. But while "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" have been packing them in for weeks now, a few smaller, independent...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Idris Elba ("Luther") does commendable work as the South African icon in this biography, which was entering the main phase of its theatrical run when Nelson Mandela died.
The film traces the hugely inspirational leader's experiences up to and through...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Conflict and war in the 20th century will be themes of this year's annual Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, the festival's outgoing director said on Tuesday.
More than 2,400 artists from 43...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:27 AM
How, you may ask, did I end up washing my hands in President Nelson Mandela's bathroom in Groote Schuur, the opulent mansion built by DeBeers founder Cecil Rhodes and now used as the official residence of South African presidents?
I wish I could say it...
| Dec 24, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Is the subtitle in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" really necessary? No one (I hope) is going to see the name "Mandela" in a movie title and expect to see, "Mandela: Five-Time Bowling Champion."
Unfortunately, those who do endure...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Katniss Everdeen is not the only person catching fire this fall. She's matched flame for flame by Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, who burn with formidable fury in the sturdy biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
As the Mandelas, British actors...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Among the distinguished heads of state and dignitaries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, one man stood out for the wrong reasons. The event featured a fraudster on stage pretending to be a sign language interpreter.
Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, the first...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where more than 500 Santa Clauses, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man poured into downtown Los Angeles and surrounding bars of interest for SantaCon L.A. 2013....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Westminster has Little Saigon. Artesia has Little India. Even Anaheim got in the act by declaring a section of Brookhurst Street as Little Arabia.
It's high time Laguna memorialized its very prominent South African community and officially declare...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:52 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo.—An 18-year-old high school student reportedly frustrated when he was ejected from the school debate club has been identified as the shooter who opened fire at a suburban Colorado high school Friday, wounding another student...