| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Los Angeles' two greatest cultural disappointments of the past three decades may have been the failure of the Olympic Arts Festival in 1984 to mount director Robert Wilson's eight-hour international operatic epic, "the CIVIL warS" and the Music Center's...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Ken Burns' new documentary, "The Address," which premieres Tuesday on PBS, is not at all what we have come to think of as a Ken Burns film.
There are no celebrity voices reading documents of the dead; no narrator reading the words of Geoffrey C. Ward;...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:31 PM
On a recent afternoon, in her airy office above downtown, Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered an ode to Las Vegas: its weather, parks, dining, shopping, arts scene, airport, medical facilities.
Sin, she added almost as an aside, can be found anywhere in the...
| May 4, 2014
To say that California is in better fiscal condition than Illinois is like saying the captain of the Exxon Valdez grades out higher than the guy at the helm of the Titanic. Disasters come in different doses. One study found that California ranks 46th in...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:24 AM
An Illinois House committee endorsed a plan today to contribute $100 million in state funds toward construction of a Barack Obama presidential library in Chicago.
The proposal, pushed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, goes to the full House next....
| May 27, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks.
To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
4 Minute Mile
Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud
Producers: Mark DiSalle, Deborah Moore, Jennifer Reibman, Micah Sparks
Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger
Sales: Double Dutch Intl.
Director: Eran Creevy
Producers: Joel Silver,...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:46 AM
He's a West Coast prodigy, but California Chrome's roots reach deep into Maryland. Both the dam and one grand-dam of the Preakness favorite were foaled and raised on a 70-acre farm in Chestertown. The owners, Tom and Chris Bowman, couldn't have imagined...
| Apr 20, 2014
Born: Redlands, Calif.
Education: Graduated from Ohio State University
Career: President, National Cable Television Assn., 1979-84; chief executive, Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Assn., 1992-2004; chairman,...
| Apr 20, 2014
Re "Hate without end," Opinion, April 17
The groups named by Peter Gottschalk as being responsible for widespread hate in this century are "right-wing politicians, conservative donors and professional Islamophobes." He does not have to come right out...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War.
Arriving early on...