| Aug 26, 2011
| 3:47 PM
BET has a mixed history when it comes to news, documentaries and public affairs — and much of it is for the worse.
With a former programming emphasis on music videos and a record of little or no serious commitment to news, questions have...
| Sep 5, 2011
Maywood Market opened with great fanfare, billed as an oasis amid a "food desert" in this west suburb, where fresh fruits and vegetables were hard to find.
Despite the hopes of community leaders and health advocates, one item remains in short supply more...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:12 PM
After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment.
State Democrats expressed near-...
| Sep 25, 2011
A fashion show in Harlem in 1963, a portrait of a contemplative Michael Jackson in 1981 and a picture of friends celebrating their prom night in 2006 are among images on view in the exhibition "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" at USC's Fisher...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 10:15 PM
El presidente Barack Obama exhortó el miércoles a los miembros de la comunidad latina a "alzar su voz" para comunicar a los integrantes del Congreso que apoyan el proyecto de ley para la creación de empleos presentado esta semana y a una reforma...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 5:37 PM
— First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster Thursday for pledging to cut calories and sodium at its restaurants over the next 10 years.
Speaking at the Olive Garden, a restaurant known for its all-you-...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Jill Rosen went to Michelle Obama's Olive Garden press conference. "I didn't even get a breadstick," Rosen said, but she did hear the first lady commend the Darden Group's pledge to reduce sodium on fat on its menus.
Here's Rosen's story. You can...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Are Olive Garden and Red Lobster the new symbols of liberal causes?
That's the outrageous claim that some are making after Darden announced more healthful options at those restaurants and its other chains.
Darden Restaurants CEO Clarence Otis smiled for...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 12:06 PM
WASHINGTON — A day after Americans said "Let's Eat," First Lady Michelle Obama promoted the theme of "Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move" today during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
More than 30,000 people were expected in two-hour shifts...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:34 AM
A lot of food policy watchers were scratching their heads earlier this week over a New York Times story that said "food deserts" (low income areas with little access to healthy food) actually offered more variety and closer access to grocery stores than...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 9:33 AM
"VEEP" is the kind of series that separates HBO from almost every other channel or network making television these days.
It takes great risks, dares to break new ground, includes some of the most imaginative artists working in the arts and aims for...