| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to file federal charges against former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions.
Latasha Harlins was...
| Jul 31, 2013
Historian Brenda E. Stevenson (pictured in her UCLA office, with an African sculpture) mostly writes about the long-gone — 18th and 19th century African Americans, and the lives of enslaved women. Then came the case that made history while L.A....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Screenwriter John Ridley immersed himself in the 1800s for "12 Years a Slave" and dove into the 1960s rock scene for Jimi Hendrix biopic "All Is by My Side," both playing in Toronto.
Meanwhile, he's ready to focus on 1992 Los Angeles as he tries to get...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Lillian Disney lived 101/2 years after instigating the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall in her husband's honor by donating $50 million, but she never got to see it rise from its foundation, alone attend a performance.
"A concert hall that would...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The three solo performance pieces being presented on separate bills at the Kirk Douglas Theatre — Luis Alfaro's "St. Jude," Roger Guenveur Smith's "Rodney King," and Trieu Tran's "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam" — haven't much in common stylistically....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:50 AM
The new season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature four main productions, including a world-premiere musical and Irish actor Barry McGovern in a piece dedicated to Samuel Beckett.
In addition, the 2013-14 season, announced Thursday by Center...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Today marks the start of the George Zimmerman trial — and the beginning of the end for Sanford.
At least that's the apocalyptic prophecy in wide circulation from brilliant Internet social commentators with such colorful aliases as Tray von...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:06 AM
— Long before the one-year audition, long before the nomadic decade of 10-day contracts strung together in the NBA, and long before his first meeting with Jim Calhoun, Kevin Ollie was learning the art of survival in the most real sense of that word....
| Jun 17, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Rodney King never set out to be a James Meredith or Rosa Parks.
He was a drunk, unemployed construction worker on parole when he careened into the city's consciousness in a white Hyundai early one Sunday morning in 1991.
While he was enduring the...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Baltimore's next police commissioner is walking through a west-side neighborhood with some of the community's most engaged residents, but that's not enough for Anthony W. Batts.
He wants to talk to a teacher sipping coffee on her porch. He jogs across...