| Sep 19, 2014
I am imagining a classic battle: In the near corner, the human mind, the venerable product of 10,000 years of social conditioning. In tte far corner, a brash young challenger, barely a decade old: Ubiquitous digital videography.
Lay your bets on the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:20 PM
I agree with your Sept. 18 editorial, "Failing marks for schools," and the urgent need for improvement.
You state, "And we all ... must find a path for improvement." Perhaps the kids need a new type of "American Idol." Yet on page 2, on...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Standing in the football area of UCLA's Hall of Fame, Brett Hundley ponders how he might remodel it.
The display for Gary Beban, UCLA's only Heisman Trophy winner, would have to be downsized.
"Move it over, but keep him here," Hundley said,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:02 AM
The easy thing to forget in this latest National Football League fiasco, the thing the NFL is counting on us to forget, is that Roger Goodell is only playing the part of Big Boss.
Goodell is the chief executive of a multibillion-dollar enterprise, and...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A few words about the "poor door."
Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Mo., brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago — and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn.
Among them: Never underestimate...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In the wake of outrage over the actions of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, we can thank the strong voices of ESPN's Michelle Beadle and the Orlando Sentinel's Mike Bianchi — among others in the sports world and beyond — for elevating...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:28 PM
In the world of broadcast journalism, it is most unusual for an on-camera reporter/anchor to enjoy a 30-plus-year career in a single market. Vikki Vargas, Orange County bureau chief for NBC 4, is such a journalist.
Her breadth and depth of knowledge...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The penalty was underwhelming. The angry public fallout was not.
A month after the NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games after he allegedly knocked out his soon-to-be wife at an Atlantic City hotel, the league admitted its error...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:13 PM
One hates to be the proverbial skunk at the garden party, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hardly deserves to be lionized in the wake of his decision to tighten up the league’s rules about players who beat their wives.
The man’s values are...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:50 PM
There is a certain traditional look to USC football.
Traveler, the white horse, races down the sidelines during home games, right past the iconic USC song girls. The Trojans marching band performs "Fight On" after every USC first down. And fans need a...