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  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Hannibal' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 18 - 24, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Undercover Boss Greg Miller, the CEO of the...
  • Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech

    Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement. In a...
  • Bryan Cranston reveals his vocabulary gap on 'The Tonight Show'

    Bryan Cranston reveals his vocabulary gap on 'The Tonight Show'
    Bryan Cranston can act up a storm, including his current run on Broadway as Lyndon B. Johnson in the play "All the Way" and in the upcoming summer blockbuster film "Godzilla." But even the man who was once Walter White has a few gaps in his education,...
  • Bryan Cranston, Chris O'Dowd Win Theater World Awards for Broadway Debuts (COMPLETE LIST)

    Bryan Cranston, Chris O'Dowd, Zachary Levi and Sophie Okonedo are among the dozen performers to score this year's Theater World Awards, the annual kudo that honors thesps making their Broadway or Off Broadway debut. Cranston snags the laurel for his...
  • View From History: Johnson Torn On Vietnam

    View From History: Johnson Torn On Vietnam
    As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Hugh Haynie of the Louisville Courier-Journal.  Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Thomas 'Lem' Johns dies at 88; Secret Service agent for LBJ

    Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent who protected Lyndon B. Johnson as he was sworn in as president on Air Force One in the chaotic aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination, has died. He was 88. Grandson Michael Johns said the former...
  • McCarthy will have to wrangle the beasts in his caucus [Commentary]

    McCarthy will have to wrangle the beasts in his caucus [Commentary]
    Bakersfield, Calif. Republican Kevin McCarthy, who was a consultant for the Netflix political drama "House of Cards," is more aware than anyone that the ruthless a leadership style of the fictional House Whip played by Kevin Spacey does not really work...
  • U.S. should learn from history and stay out of Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted recently as saying that President Barack Obama maintains the right to strike ISIS targets in Iraq at any time. As an old Marine who served during the Vietnam War (but not “in” Vietnam),  I find that...
  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • Kanye West no fan of wordy novels

    "SOMETIMES people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. ... I am a proud non-reader of books," said tycoon Kanye West. He's the man who tried to wrest Taylor Swift's MTV Video Award out of her winning hands. He also finally...