| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:47 PM
When the World Economic Forum in Davos recently released its annual report on threats to global prosperity and stability, it ranked "severe income inequality" as the most serious problem for the third year in a row. Before Occupy Wall Street, income...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
"Annie and a Side of Fries" (YouTube). Just before she was a person with a TV show (Comedy Central's "Broad City," in which she co-stars with her longtime stage partner, Ilana Glazer, and which you should be watching), Abbi Jacobson created this splendid,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Written and directed by veteran documentarian Stanley Nelson ("The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords"), "Freedom Summer" expertly combines archival footage and photos with contemporary interviews to recall the pivotal 10-week period in 1964 when...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:52 PM
2010 Vancouver: None
2006 Turin: Sasha Cohen, silver
Kwan withdraws after one practice in Turin. It is her unofficial retirement from competition, leaving the sport without a female star in the United States for the first time in 50 years and...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Glendale native Paul Ignatius, retired Secretary of the Navy, will be honored at this year’s Glendale Educational Foundation event as a distinguished Hoover High alumnus.
Born in 1920, Ignatius grew up on Columbus Avenue in a Spanish-style house...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Most people accept the notion that politicians don't always tell the truth. Some lies are harmless enough; others more consequential.
Lyndon Johnson skirted the truth when he promised during the 1964 presidential campaign not to send any more American...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Has the State of the Union address run its course? Outlived its usefulness?
Or, as Politico's Todd Purdum puts it, using one of my favorite phrases, Has the State of the Union jumped the shark?
"Blame Woodrow Wilson, who broke a century-old...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Over the years, no country has won more figure-skating medals or been more passionate about the sport than the United States.
Nearly all the attention went to women's singles, because U.S. women have won seven Olympic titles, and some morphed from ice...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:23 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rebutting President Obama's State of the Union address shortly after it was offered Tuesday evening, three prominent Republicans offered a very different appraisal of the current state of the nation’s economy and the changes that...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The stage musical version of the 1996 Disney animated movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was first produced in Germany more than a decade ago but has not been seen in the U.S.
That will change finally when the La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:05 AM
It has become something of a theater tradition to cast a good-looking young man in the role of John Merrick, the horribly deformed protagonist of "The Elephant Man." The role, which requires the actor to be shirtless for a good period of time, is a...