| Feb 9, 2013
| 7:12 PM
There was a time, not so long ago, when members of the athletic community were viewed as pillars of honesty and integrity.
The public gave them trust ratings much higher than those of elected representatives (not surprising) and even physicians. Those...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:50 PM
In light of Lance Armstrong’s Oprah interview and a kerfuffle over Ray Lewis and deer antler spray, the topic of performance-enhancing drugs has been in the news with renewed vigor.
It has culminated with this overwrought, hyper-ventilating column...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The last weekend of March offered up a bunch of TV events, but you ain't seen nothing yet. April 2013 brings showers of season and series premieres, finales and films to add to the already launched new seasons of "Game of Thrones," Doctor Who" and others....
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Dan Turner, a Times editorial writer for nearly a decade who was known for his sharply witty observations on a broad range of subjects, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. He was 49.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed two years ago,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Lance Armstrong has been rightly condemned for cheating. It takes skill, raw talent and extreme drive just to complete the Tour de France. However, to use unlawful measures to win it takes a complete unraveling of one's moral compass and a breakdown in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:40 PM
As we finish off 2013, here are a few things I'd like to see in the sports world for the New Year:
•An official announcement from the NFL that Los Angeles will finally have a team again (preferably the Rams, back where they belong).
The end of...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Hollywood's love for sequels knows few limits, yet rare is the instance when a studio turns out a follow-up to a movie that was never released.
That's the case with the new documentary "The Armstrong Lie," which is a spinoff from an earlier Lance...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:24 AM
After the coffee. Before the Time Warner earnings call.
The Skinny: Caught an episode of "The Mindy Project" last night and was pleasantly surprised. The show, in my view, has been inconsistent but Tuesday it showed some of its early promise. I know....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Brian Cunningham says no one asked him where he got the 200 doses of illegal steroids found in his Southington High School locker back in April. Nor did anyone ask the 18-year-old who among his friends or teammates might also be doping.
Not the cops,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Summer's not yet over and Hollywood's annual awards race has already started — though you may have to hop a plane and travel several thousand miles to notice.
The Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, to be quickly followed by two other high-...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Bicyclist Lance Armstrong was once a hero: When his bestselling memoir "It's Not About the Bike" was published by Putnam in 2000, Armstrong had beaten cancer and gone on to win the Tour de France. Armstrong's fame continued -- he went on to win the Tour...