| Oct 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien turns teacher in Monday's installment of "Dream School," the Sundance Channel's series about a class of high school dropouts inspired by a celebrity faculty. It's part of her new matrix of journalistic gigs under her...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
In the story collection "Karate Chop," Dorthe Nors illuminates an ominous world of disconnected people trying to make sense of their dislocation.
Among these micro-transmissions of self-preservation is the standout, "The Wadden Sea," in which a young...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Bert Marcus, 31
Producer, Bert Marcus Prods.
Most documentaries bored USC grad and former Clear Channel worker Marcus, so he decided to make interesting ones like "Teenage Paparazzo" (acquired by HBO at Sundance 2010), "How to Make Money Selling Drugs"...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"Four years and one month ago, Haiti was hit by a massive earthquake," said David Belle, CEO of nonprofit Artists for Peace and Justice, in his opening remarks. "The power of which was equivalent to an atomic bomb."
On Thursday night at the Sunset...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Barry E. Johnson is president and chief executive officer of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, South Florida's largest business development organization and among the largest chambers of commerce in the southeastern U.S. He directs a team of more...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Pamela Anderson is running in the New York City marathon in November to help raise funds for Haiti.
Now if only the streets of New York were lined with sand and everyone were required to wear a red swimsuit ...
The former "Baywatch" babe, 46, has...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:37 PM
By John P. Huston,Tribune reporter
Scott Beck's brain isn't the only instrument he uses to help him excel at math and science.
Beck, a Highland Park High School senior, turns to the French horn to "kind of keep me balanced and keep me...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 8:22 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Strange as it may sound, finding good Dominican food isn't so easy in Dominican restaurants.
The best Dominican food, I'm told, is served in Dominican homes. If you get that kind of invitation, well, lucky you;...
| May 11, 2013
Mary Novotny Jeffries was 11 when she lost her right leg, from the hip down, to bone cancer.
When she returned to the home she shared with her parents and eight siblings on Chicago's South Side, everything — and nothing — had changed.
| Feb 3, 2013
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Two turns off the alley and I was hopelessly lost.
In less than five minutes, I couldn't see the guest house where I had been staying for a week, even though it was one of the taller buildings in Haiti. With a few quick...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:56 AM
Hurricane Sandy strengthened into a Category 2 storm overnight as it began bearing down on southeastern Cuba.
With its track nudged closer to our shores, Hurricane Sandy threatens to rough up South Florida with gusts up to 60 mph and bursts of rain, with...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Before her panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Book, journalist and author Amy Wilentz dropped in at our video booth to talk about how she came to write her latest book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo."
Written after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, this...