| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Alibis, apologies, excuses spew from the NFL and team offices.
The heavy foot of corporate sponsorship weighs in to exert influence on decisions.
The excesses are scrutinized, and the patronage of women viewers becomes the focus of the debate.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
| May 5, 2014
Donald Sterling — the for-now owner of the Los Angeles Clippers — has set the bar for awful bosses at a height where the air gets thin.
His racist comments to his girlfriend — recorded for all the world to hear — earned him an...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil.
At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
| May 26, 2014
| 1:43 PM
One of the many disturbing elements of the Isla Vista killings is the mirror it holds up -- a distorted mirror, but a mirror nonetheless -- to the less admirable aspects of Southern California society. For all his demented way of viewing societal...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s most recent column ("College: where kids become leftists," May 28) is a perfect exemplar of the necessity some folks feel to firmly grasp tradition in the face of progressive change. The entire column, with its many pointed...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Others may have taken a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, but the news never stops. Especially out of Europe, which continues to produce more bad news than it can safely absorb, which may explain why it was the origin of two world wars during the last...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
AMC Networks is mindful that its We network has a predominantly female audience. But the company also recognizes there's a broader crowd that might turn to the outlet if served the right fare.
Since 2001, when then-owner Cablevision Systems launched "WE:...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:35 AM
TNT used its upfront presentation Wednesday to introduce a "brand refresh" and a slate of programming heavy on action and supernatural thrills.
The network's new tagline, "TNT Drama. Boom." and refreshed direction is designed to attract younger and "a...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Like the dynamite its moniker suggests, TNT could use a few more explosions - at least in the mind of its corporate owner.
With its ratings down and its recent programs skewing too old for its own executives' tastes, TNT is getting a makeover. The Time...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The city is changing more now than at any time in the past couple decades, Mayor Elizabeth Pearson told a group of business leaders at the annual State of the City address May 8 at the Montage Laguna Beach.
A demographic shift, coupled with increased...