| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:35 PM
USC's opener is Saturday against Fresno State.
But the conversation on the sideline at Brian Kennedy-Howard-Jones field isn't about football.
It's about Josh Shaw.
And the chatter is going far beyond routine sports coverage.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The one thing you can count on with Gob Squad, the always-surprising European performance collective now at REDCAT, is that the audience won't be excluded from the multimedia act.
Screens are integral to Gob Squad's aesthetic, but there's hardly an...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:12 PM
LOS ANGELES -- USC defensive back Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely after admitting he fabricated a story about saving his nephew from drowning.
The university said in a news release that Shaw came clean Wednesday and has apologized.
| Sep 17, 2014
In the new film “The Maze Runner,” a teen named Thomas is suddenly deposited into the Glade, a pastoral enclave […]...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:34 PM
A day after it deemed Josh Shaw a hero, USC backtracked on the story.
The sports and social-media world were set abuzz Monday when USC published on its website a heroic story about cornerback Josh Shaw saving a nephew in distress.
But the narrative...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner.
Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The long relationship between HBO and David Simon will continue with the Baltimore filmmaker co-writing and producing "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour miniseries, for the premium cable channel.
Based on the non-fiction book of the same title by Lisa Belkin,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:28 PM
The paddle-out Sunday morning created a circle wider than Newport Beach had ever seen. By evening, supporters had drawn tighter on shore, with many thousands coming together for a celebration of the life of Ben Carlson.
Around dusk in West Newport,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Another hot Monday night at the Flintridge Proper. The Happy Hour had come and gone. Now was the time for a real cocktail. On the table before me there was a small stemmed glass.
The 1935 edition of the Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book says, "Americans, as a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Rudy Blomstrom of Lower Saucon Township responded to my recent stories about World War II heroes by sending me the remarkable account that he researched and wrote about his high school friend George Lawall.
The compelling subject line on his email was...