| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
NEW YORK – The talking is done, the workouts — 10 of them — are behind him. Now, Shabazz Napier will sit and wait for his name to be called.
"My body of work has proven a lot," Napier said Wednesday at a press conference in Times...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When announcements for the next opera season began arriving early this year, the overall impression was that our country's companies were getting livelier if not yet up to the more progressive European model.
Los Angeles Opera, in particular, is...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A reprint of my Sunday Father's Day column:
It's been a few years since I've written, but the mood struck because you keep growing so fast and I'm feeling sentimental this week. Milestones and time-warp travel have a way of doing that....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:06 AM
A man allegedly wielding a knife and hostile intentions toward Michael Strahan was tackled by a police officer outside the Times Square studios of "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.
According to an ABC News representative, the man, identified by the New...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made good on his bet with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti following the Los Angeles Kings' victory over the New York Rangers in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals.
De Blasio took to Times Square on Monday to sing Randy Newman's...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHAT MAKES a work literature, and who gets to decide?"
That is the question posited in Evgenia Peretz's big Vanity Fair take-out (take down?) of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt and her remarkably successful, massive and controversial novel...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Moving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Ahoy from the Big Apple, and welcome to the official start of summer!
I am visiting New York City to attend Talkers New York 2014, which is a gathering for those active in the radio industry. Receptions, guest speakers and panel discussions are planned...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has promised to make the streets of his city safer for those who travel them, whether by foot, bicycle or car. How? By following Sweden's lead.
Over the last 15 years, Stockholm has cut pedestrian deaths by 31%...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Co-produced by "The Grudge" director Takashi Shimizu, the unmistakable graphite palette and atmospheric dread of Japanese horror films loom over the Hong Kong import "Rigor Mortis." But typical of Hong Kong cinema, the film goes for broke with its...