| 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...
| 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 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 11, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Martin Freeman was the host this weekend on "Saturday Night Live," but Taran Killam was the star.
Starting with the monologue, Freeman happily played supporting actor to the ensemble. He announced that all British celebrities know one another, and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The bank that took control of the house where Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza lived burned all the items left in the house to ensure that no one could sell them as murder memorabilia.
"There is nothing left but the light fixtures; we...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...