| 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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
| 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 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,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is currently standing trial in South Africa after being accused of killing his girlfriend, 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2013. His lawyers have said the shooting was a tragic...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:41 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius.
The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday told a South African courtroom — and the world — his version of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
It was quite an emotional tale.
But was it the truth?
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:45 PM
John Corrigan is the assistant managing editor for Arts and Entertainment, leading one of the Los Angeles Times’ largest editorial departments in its coverage of film, television, culture, music, media and the fine arts.
Corrigan has worked at The...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:58 PM
There was already something kind of amusing about Bitcoin, a currency backed by the full faith and credit of magical thinking and traded (until a virtual heist) by, among others, a Tokyo-based company whose name, Mt. Gox, comes from “Magic: the...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHY DON'T you wash that platinum outta your hair?"
That was Kirk Douglas snarling at the underrated, always spectacular Jan Sterling in Billy Wilder's way-ahead-of-its-time movie "Ace in the Hole." This tells the grim saga of a man trapped in a cave...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Just when you thought you’d seen the last of O.J .Simpson, the former NFL standout known to fans as “the Juice” is back, with another appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court over his conviction in a hotel room armed robbery.
In legal papers...