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  • Letters: Who are those blue guys on TV?

    Letters: Who are those blue guys on TV?
    After holding Vin Scully hostage to film their self-promoting commercial that ran during televised Dodgers games all week, I'd like to thank Time Warner Cable for releasing him unharmed. Larry Yells Hermosa Beach :: So TWC blesses the other 70% of...
  • How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?

    How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?
    Filmmakers have long been drawn to stories of iconic musicians, and it's easy to see why: They come pre-packaged with charismatic characters, a rise-to-fame story arc (with the occasional fall from grace), a built-in audience and a killer soundtrack. None...
  • First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson

    First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson
    Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten. Years ago, Palmer's grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That's my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His...
  • Clippers star Blake Griffin graces October cover of GQ

    Clippers star Blake Griffin graces October cover of GQ
    L.A. may not be a Clippers town, but almost everywhere you look something reminds you of them. There’s Doc Rivers on CNN, detailing the travails of coaching a team owned by Donald Sterling. There’s star playmaker Chris Paul in a suit,...
  • Astros' Altuve establishing new standard?

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- In the aftermath of Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve establishing a new club record for hits in a single season came the next logical question: Can Altuve reach 200...
  • Cubs future may be bright but present's awful dim

     Cubs future may be bright but present's awful dim
    The Cubs may be the first last-place team in major league history to take a victory lap in September. As the 2014 season grinds down to a merciful ending, the Cubs have been busy patting themselves on the back for having the Minor League Player of the...
  • Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'

    Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'
    Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns. But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
  • Ken Burns not done yet as America's captivating history professor

    Anyone launching a course on U.S. history could do a whole lot worse than revolving the curriculum around the films of Ken Burns. For example, "The Civil War," the 1984 project that put Burns on the map, continues to be utilized in schools across the...
  • David Haugh: Jackie Robinson West a reason for hope in Chicago

    By the time Cedric Watson navigated through TV news trucks creating congestion outside his house across from Jackie Robinson Park on the far South Side, he already was late for a physical therapy appointment Monday in Tinley Park. He finally arrived with...
  • Jackie Robinson West wins, plays again tonight

    Jackie Robinson West wins, plays again tonight
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Whatever the situation, the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars believe their bats will prevail in the end. On Monday night, facing elimination against Cumberland, R.I., the South Siders had just enough offense to move on in...