| Jun 9, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Baltimore Police have shot 10 people this year — eight of them fatally — leading some to question whether police are properly equipped to handle calls involving the mentally ill.
Only one of those shot was carrying a firearm, and several...
| Sep 12, 2002
Hail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here.
That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The gig: Alessandro F. Uzielli is the head of Ford Motor Co.'s Global Brand and Entertainment division. At 47, this great-great-grandson of Henry Ford is responsible for ensuring Ford vehicles a high profile in Hollywood movies and TV shows. (That's why...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:21 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Somewhere, Paul Schrader's head must be spinning. Again.
Back in 2004, the iconoclastic "Taxi Driver" screenwriter found himself locked in a headline-grabbing battle for creative control when his "Dominion," a prequel to...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
A marvel hero and two TV shows top this week's DVD releases.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Grade: B-minus: Spidey battles three foes while trying to work out his love life. Andrew Garfield stars.
Overall, the film is an entertaining, high-flying action...
| Aug 1, 2014
A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's no secret Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon has been on a long and drawn-out house hunt on the Westside of Los Angeles. Last year -- so the scuttlebutt went -- she and her talent-agent hubby, Jim Toth, were thisclose to buying a $20-ish million multi-...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:19 AM
No matter how much you love Fort Lauderdale, the city’s appearance on Livability.com’s list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country had to come as a surprise. For all the complaining that goes on around here (not you, them), perhaps it...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Steven Seagal has listed his ranch in Northern California for sale at $12 million.
Called Lava Lakes Nature Preserve, the 4,400-acre working cattle ranch sits in Shasta Valley with views of Mt. Shasta. The acreage includes seven lakes, meadowland, a 14,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:37 PM
This sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 “Machete” — a semi-retro action vehicle for Danny Trejo — came and went quickly enough last year that I somehow missed it, despite being a big fan of the original and of Trejo. (How big a fan?...