| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Young adult fiction authors Jacqueline Woodson, Maggie Stiefvater, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson discuss process, inspiration and the beginnings of their writing careers at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books....
| May 4, 2012
| 9:44 PM
Even after selling tens of millions of albums, Nickelback is still more of a punch-line than a band, perhaps more loathed than Creed was in its day, if you can imagine. I mean, even Creed couldn’t inspire enough venom to yield a petition to...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Harvey Weinstein’s PR blitzkrieg for "Bully" may turn out to be a pivotal chapter in the battle to overhaul the Motion Picture Assn. of America's ratings system....
| Apr 6, 2012
It's the must see documentary of a lifetime for all ages, "Bully".
I saw a screening of the powerful, no-holds-barred documentary and have to say I have never left a theatre feeling more raw, heart-broken, angry and wanting to make a change.
| Apr 12, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Few understand Sartre’s “Hell is other people” line like kids who find themselves on the wrong end of bullies’ aggression. I know what it’s like. You know what it’s like. If you went to junior high,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The American Left used to champion free expression. We were lectured -- correctly -- that the price of being repulsed by occasional crude talk and art was worth paying. Only that way could Americans ensure our daily right to criticize those with greater...
| Oct 20, 2012
What's with the sudden B-movie fascination in South Florida?
Over the last several months, a handful of local theaters and art spaces have been transformed into houses of horror, screening what could be described as the anti-Hollywood film: the B-movie....
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Among America's 10 most populous states, Pennsylvania is the only one that does not license or regulate a particularly ugly form of intentional deformity.
A license is not necessary in Pennsylvania to operate a commercial establishment where steel...
| Oct 28, 2012
Marsha Shearer wanted her mail. That's all. Nothing more.
What she got when she parked her little PT Cruiser with four Obama bumper stickers at her mail center in The Villages was far from what she expected.
As she got out, Shearer saw a big man in...
| May 6, 2012
| 8:15 AM
With Mother’s Day on the horizon, it was an early gift for many of author Anna Quindlen’s fans as she communed with her Chicago peeps in these early days of a national book tour for her newly published memoir, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Since March of 2011, a handful of University of Connecticut students have published The UConn Free Press, an "underground" publication full of anti-authority rants and displays of amateur graphic design. The monthly rag is not only unafraid to put an f-...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 10:57 PM
Trying to get a human on the line when you're trapped in some company's automated phone system is like whacking your way through a jungle with a pair of toenail clippers.
Impossible. Interminable. Maddening.
I am here today to offer two magic words to...