| May 22, 2011
Allah, Liberty and Love
The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom
Simon & Schuster: $25
The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
| Jan 14, 2012
| 10:31 PM
I’ve been on this kick where I write movie reviews in the form of a song. Here’s one to the tune of 9 to 5 in honor of the Dolly Parton that used to do interesting blue grass tunes and a few decent movies.
Openin’ my red vines/walkin&...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:03 AM
The cast of this movie has four Oscars, and a lot more nominations; so does director Roman Polanski…a person I wish these types of talented actors would boycott. That’s another argument for another day.
The cast of the Broadway play this was...
| Feb 23, 2012
* (out of four)
“Act of Valor” began as a small recruiting film. Five years and a script from one of the writers of “300” later, that's still all it is.
I definitely don’t understand how the Navy thought the best way to...
| Oct 25, 2009
In the flat light of the grand jury room, a nervous, deeply embarrassed 13-year-old girl sat alone -- no attorney, no mother, no friend -- facing three tiers of middle-aged strangers silently studying her from their leather armchairs.
| Oct 1, 2009
Roman Polanski rushed up to the British Airways counter at LAX in late January 1978 with an American Express card and an urgent desire to get out of town. He bought the last seat on an overnight flight to London and 15 minutes later, he wrote in his...
| Jan 13, 2009
Claude Berri, the French filmmaker who was a fixture in his country's film industry for more than 50 years and is perhaps best known for directing "Jean de Florette," which earned him international acclaim, died Monday. He was 74.
Berri, whose short film...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 10:53 PM
Aaron Stovitz, the original prosecutor of mass murderer Charles Manson and three female followers who was removed from the trial for comments he made about the case, has died. He was 85.
Stovitz died Monday at a Tarzana hospital after a long battle...
| Sep 26, 2009
Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a string of killings in 1969 that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61....
| Feb 20, 2010
Steve Cooley's isn't a face that's all over YouTube or the nightly news, and he's fine with that. In spite of the celeb cases that have come through the county district attorney's office -- the decades-long case against Roman Polanski and murder cases...