| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Although it was only a minor role, Hot Property had a star turn in 1995 when former professional football player O.J. Simpson stood trial for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
A clipping of the column was...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Whatever happened to "Obamamania"? Recent polls suggest that race relations have gotten worse since President Barack Obama's 2008 election — or, at least, that more Americans think they have.
It didn't help anybody's feeling of sunny delight...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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.
In short, the most critical...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:01 PM
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Don't hesitate to email me at LNThiry@gmail.com and I will respond on a future Friday.
Here is a sample of what you wrote in about this week.
Observation: Perhaps LenDale White is still a little...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
FX Prods. has added another prominent film production company to its roster of development partners, signing a first-look pact with Escape Artists.
The deal marks the first TV foray for the banner founded in 2001 by producers Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Do bothersome facts matter anymore?
Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:23 AM
So you think Florida State’s reputation has been sullied by Jameis Winston and the way the school has handled his antics?
It has if you took a poll in faculty lounges, Internet chat rooms and other places where Jimbo Fisher is seen as the Great...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In his long public life in Los Angeles, including eight years as mayor, few ever accused Richard J. Riordan of being the Great Communicator.
Sincere. Awkward. Generous. Tone deaf. Unbending. Passionate. All of those, yes. But capable of moving people...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:58 AM
In the last two years, State Attorney Angela Corey has basked in praise of some and been hit by criticism from others.
"That's a very polite way of putting it," Corey said with a chuckle after a reporter mentioned that last week.
During a 45-minute...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken died in 1956 at the age of 75.
Mencken has been referred to as the "Sage of Baltimore". Primarily, Mencken was a journalist. For most of his career, he was a reporter and a columnist for The Baltimore Sun. He was also a...