| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The Washington Post and the Guardian captured coveted Pulitzer Prizes for public service on Monday for their revelations about the U.S. government's massive surveillance programs.
The newspapers' stories were based on thousands of secret documents...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
This Sunday marks the glorious return of what Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara calls "the best television show ever."
In case you didn't know, that show is, of course, "Game of Thrones."
The HBO show, based on the bestselling novels...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:23 AM
After the coffee. Before finding a way to get that lost hour back.
The Skinny: I literally got chills watching "The Americans" on FX last night. I know I keep plugging it but trust me, it's worth an hour of your time. Thursday's roundup includes a...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:28 AM
After the coffee. Before trying out a new dentist.
The Skinny: Another intense episode of "The Americans" on Wednesday night. It almost made me forget the 20 minutes of "Mixology" I forced myself to endure. Almost. Thursday's roundup includes former...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before erasing the Oscars from my already packed DVR.
The Skinny: I'd love to tell you I was at all the hot parties last night. While I was certainly in demand — sorry, Graydon and Madonna — I opted to stay home and watch...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my boat out of the garage.
The Skinny: Am I the only one disappointed (but not surprised) that Jay Leno couldn't go two weeks without popping back up on a late-night TV show? Maybe there is a 12-step program for him....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:11 AM
After the coffee. Before making sure "The Americans" is on my DVR.
The Skinny: Very excited that FX's "The Americans" is back Wednesday night. If you're not watching, start. It will easily fill the void left by the shark-jumping "Homeland." I'm also...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:25 AM
After the coffee. Before checking Seth Meyers' debut ratings.
The Skinny: Do you know how often I quote from Harold Ramis movies? Probably every day something from "Ghostbusters" or "Animal House" leaves my lips. He will be missed. Today's Morning...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out new passwords ... again.
The Skinny: Are you as tired of choosing new passwords for work-related software and email every three to six months as I am? There are only so many variations I can come up with on the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before the first of many trips to Pasadena.
The Skinny: The winter version of the Television Critics Assn. press tour kicks off today in Pasadena. Are you as excited as I am? Actually, it's not so bad (good schmoozing and free food)...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before running for sheriff of Los Angeles County.
The Skinny: I successfully renewed my driver's license, which required taking the written test again. I only got two wrong and one was about rules for smoking in a car and I quit...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The scattered nature of Southern California’s expansive urban grid is never more noticeable than during the winter holidays. While lights […]...