| Sep 30, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Pasadena boasts a bounty of entertainment options, but only one offers the opportunity to spend an evening picking some of the most interesting brains in art, science, politics and entertainment.
This high-minded cultural event is the Distinguished...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Only two sports have over the years have led to a significant library of very good movies: boxing and baseball. Now you can add Moneyball to the list of baseball-themed movies to that library. In fact, for a number of reasons, it may very well stand up...
| Oct 7, 2011
Rollin Post, who covered generations of local, state and national politicians from his perch as one of the Bay Area's most enduring and respected TV journalists, has died. He was 81.
Post died Monday at his home in the Marin County suburb of Corte Madera...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 1:19 PM
Bobby Brown, one-time co-defendant in the murder of 8-year old Lativia Johnson in 1993, testified Monday against his former friend Robert Gaines.
Gaines is accused of shooting Johnson, who was inside her home in Grand Rapids, through a window. Brown...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:41 AM
After deliberating Friday afternoon, the jury has found Robert Gaines guilty of second degree murder in the 1993 killing of 8-year-old Lativia Johnson.
First thing Friday morning, Judge Robert Redford discussed substituting out one of the jurors with an...
| May 23, 2011
| 1:41 PM
So, this is what journalism is coming to. Unable to sustain its business model through traditional newspaper activities (such as publishing an actual newspaper), The Washington Post is offering a series of “MasterClasses” that will allow you,...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Vince Gray, Dr. Greg Pappas, Robin Hamilton, Robert Redford, James McAvoy, Willie Waffle
| Jun 14, 2011
| 11:44 AM
Call him "Blessed."
Ex-jockey Andrew Lakeman has been down and out, literally. He's a recovering alcoholic, former drug addict -- he did cocaine and tried heroin -- and flirted with Bulimia. He lost his apartment, all his furniture and his car was this...
| Dec 5, 2007
As the Writers Guild tries to fortify itself against the inevitable slow bleed of numbers and commitment among its membership in its fifth week of striking, many gung-ho writers continue to find novel ways of surviving the monotony and social...
| Aug 9, 2008
THE MOST UBIQUITOUS POLITICAL trope of the presidential campaign has been that Barack Obama is not just any old politician; he's a "rock star." (There are 770,000 Google hits of Obama and "rock star" and counting.) He attracts the kind of huge crowds that...
| Jun 10, 2008
Al Gore claims (though I've found no evidence to back it up) that "good enough for government work" once implied that such work met the highest standards of excellence. Maybe. But in the U.S. Senate's kitchens, "good enough for government work" means...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The critics have been raving nonstop, and rightfully so, over Jeff Bridges' peerless performance in "Crazy Heart" as Bad Blake, the burned-out country music star who finds himself running on empty, reduced to playing bowling alleys as he tries to......