| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In an earlier column, I urged travelers to check out the many deals available for public transit in the most popular U.S. destination cities. My suggestions apply equally to major foreign cities: As a longtime traveler, I've not had any trouble using...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Show came to Bethlehem's Diamonz Nightclub Saturday night and it was also a homecoming for Bethlehem Township native Adam Chisnall, who now lives in New York City. Chisnall did standup for the first time in the Lehigh...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
McDonald’s got lucky this month. First, Charles Ramsey did interview after interview, telling the world over and over again that he was eating his McDonald’s when he heard Amanda Berry’s screams. Then a pair of recent studies shifted the...
| Jul 6, 2013
Religion and science have long had disagreements — from Galileo, who was tried for teaching that the Earth was not the center of the universe, to battles over teaching evolution in public schools. But when it comes to greed, religion and science...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Forget about winners Drake, Kendrick Lamar or even lifetime achievement honoree Charlie Wilson -- the real winners at Sunday night's BET Awards were Fox Searchlight, the Weinstein Co. and Universal Pictures. Those distribs got some of the most attention...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If you’re looking for a lightweight, low-stakes dance album as a soundtrack for your summer pool parties, go buy Baths’ new album “Obsidian.” Then promptly sock it away until you’re feeling wintry and miserable again, because...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Sorry subway riders, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is no longer operating on the honor system.
The turnstile gates for the Purple and Red lines at Union Station will be latched today and riders will need a TAP card...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Los Angeles' Metro rail system has finally grown up, so it should be no surprise that it would start treating Angelenos like transit adults and demand that riders pay a fare (and make up to $9 million annually in the process).
Starting today, the Los...
| Jun 19, 2013
What do Disney World and the New York City subway system have in common — besides frequent sightings of bigger-than-life mice?
Both do a good job of transporting people and giving their customers entertaining rides.
When passengers are carried...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Sam Fleischner's terrifically conceived and executed sophomore feature, "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors," alternates between an autistic 13-year-old boy's extended walkabout in the New York subway system and his undocumented Mexican family's frantic...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Nothing in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's repertoire calls for 135-ton trains. The orchestra aims to keep it that way when Metro light rail cars start rumbling through a subway tunnel near Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Experts who know the hall's...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:09 PM
The morning CTA commute was slowed today largely by trains detoured into the subway because of the closing of the 91-year-old Wells Street Bridge.
As the rush hour peaked around 8:45 a.m., trains on the Red Line between Belmont and Roosevelt -- including...