| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Reminiscent of the movie "Sliding Doors," VH1's latest scripted series, "Hindsight," contains a familiar but nevertheless intriguing premise: What if handling one moment or action differently could seriously alter your life? Throw in a time-travel...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The moment, in Bill Robles' recollection, came in a flash. Charles Manson grew agitated during his 1970 murder trial and lunged at the judge, a uniformed official tackling him around the waist and averting further mayhem in the courtroom.
Within an hour,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 12:33 PM
John Travolta will join the cast of "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson," FX announced Wednesday.
He will star as defense attorney Robert Shapiro in the 10-part miniseries, which will dramatize the infamous murder trial of the former NFL...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The Illinois Supreme Court has approved a long-awaited pilot program allowing cameras in courtrooms at the Leighton Criminal Court Building beginning next month.
Cook County's bid languished for more than 2 1/2 years as a behind-the-scenes debate...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:09 AM
You Can't Make This Up by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim, William Morrow, 288 pages, $28.99
Nobody has documented more sports history in the past 50 years than Al Michaels. You name it, he's done it: Super Bowls, World Series, Olympics, NBA Finals....
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:23 AM
The College Football Playoff Championship will tower over programming this week. Also on tap are Betty White's birthday, the return of "Saturday Night Live" and the announcement of Oscar nominations.
Here's hoping that Oregon and Ohio State deliver an...
| Jan 14, 2015
Ben-Israel obituary: In the Jan. 11 California section, the obituary of Black Hebrew leader Ben Ammi Ben-Israel said that Israel granted permanent residency to the Black Hebrews in 2002; the year was 2003. The article also said that a member of the sect...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:33 PM
Whenever the following words appear in a story — George Zimmerman, arrested, domestic violence, weapons — I'm overcome with "shock and oh, brother."
It's a "not again!" shock that the killer of Trayvon Martin found himself posing for yet...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Why isn't the national media skewering Alabama coach Nick Saban for signing 6-foot-4, 350-pound nose guard Jonathan Taylor, who was kicked off the University of Georgia team for aggravated assault and domestic...
| Jan 11, 2015
The Bowl Championship Series, may it RIP, staged a national title game in an exclusive television window for 16 years. But Monday's inaugural College Football Playoff final between Oregon and Ohio State feels oh-so-different.
Not because the Big Ten and...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will portray O.J. Simpson in the FX miniseries "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson."
Sarah Paulson will portray prosecutor Marcia Clark in the production from executive producer Ryan Murphy. She has starred in...