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The Story Of That Marvelous Hero

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 11.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A few days ago, Judith Aller, a prominent concert violinist and conductor in Europe and America, wrote me a note saying that her now dead husband's film about screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was going to be premiered--and asked me if I wanted to go.

Revolutionary Science That Changed the World

Barry Kibrick | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science
Barry Kibrick

The cyclotron we are now most familiar with, The Large Hadron Collider is contained in a circular tunnel 17 miles in circumference, spanning the boarders of two countries.

How to Save Newspapers -- and Make Them Profitable Again

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.07.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The real value is in the content, not where you saw it. And the newspapers could become the content making machines of journalism for the world -- if only they would embrace what they already are -- content creators, not advertising carriers and sellers.

Autism Without Fear: Asperger's, Shootings, Healing, Guns

Michael John Carley | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Michael John Carley

Almost three years have gone by since the horrific Newtown, CT shootings, and here we are again: Ten dead, and 20 injured in Oregon. Yes, there have been school shootings in between (approximately one per week), but the similarities between Chris Harper Mercer, Elliot Rodger in 2014, and Adam Lanza, revolve around suspected autism spectrum conditions.

Buyouts Start At Tribune Company

Capital New York | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.05.2015 | Media

Tribune Publishing is implementing employee buyouts as it seeks to cut costs amid declining revenues, the company announced Monday. The voluntary sepa...

Report: LA Times To Lay Off 50 Staffers

Politico | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.10.2015 | Media

Johanna Maska, the former Obama White House aide who joined The Los Angeles Times just over four months ago, is leaving the paper on the heels of publ...

Austin Beutner Out As LA Times Publisher; Timothy Ryan In

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.08.2015 | Media

After a mere 13 months as publisher of the Los Angeles Times, former Wall Street banker and Deputy LA Mayor Austin Beutner has been given the boot by...

Westwood is for Bikes Too

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Paul: LA City Councilman Paul Koretz that is. Say it ain't so! How sobering to read in the LA Times and The Daily Bruin that you now not only op...

Work and Love: A Psychotic's Recipe for Recovery

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Schizophrenics like to work. And fall in love too. This may seem surprising to some people, but Freud had it right a century or so ago when he said ...

GOP Should Handle Trump Very Carefully

Kevin Price | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

The media has a love/hate relationship with Donald Trump. He is at once, breathtaking in his proclamations and ludicrous in his behavior. He is hard to ignore. Like the entertainment value of watching two trains collide, no one in media wants to miss a Trump event. At the same time, they don't want to take him too seriously.

LA Times Hires #BlackTwitter Reporter. Good, Bad Or Complicated?

Joshua Adams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

Part of #BlackTwitter's appeal to black social media users is that it is a space where they can produce and consume alternative narratives not just in accord with the mainstream gaze, but also away from it. It isn't just a platform, it is also a refuge.

Readers Rule: The 'LA Times' Festival of the Book

Elan Barnehama | Posted 06.14.2015 | Books
Elan Barnehama

Humans are storytellers by nature and by necessity. As soon as we're born we are told stories and as soon as we can speak we tell stories to anyone who will listen. In those early years, just about every story is a fiction. When we tell stories, we place ourselves in the world.

David Laventhol, Moses, and Newspaper People Wandering in the Wilderness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.09.2015 | Media
BJ Gallagher

Be understanding and compassionate -- your people are in pain and they will criticize you, question you, berate you, and perhaps even revile you. Forgive them. Love them and care for them - they need good care and feeding on their arduous journey.

Jackson Connor

Jose Antonio Vargas Teams With LA Times For New Media Platform, #EmergingUS | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

When journalist Jose Antonio Vargas first arrived in the U.S. from the Philippines at the age of 12, the bustle of Los Angeles International Airport w...

Wu-Tang's Inspectah Deck on Tech, Race and Politics

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

It's been a particularly abundant whirlwind several days as one thinks about recent events within pop culture as they intersect with tech.

Fethullah Gulen's Message Condemning ISIS Appears in 5 U.S. Dailies Today

Emre Celik | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media
Emre Celik

Fethullah Gulen, a world renowned scholar, preacher and social advocate published his message of condemnation in today's New York Times, Washington Po...

This Is What Happens When A Journalist Shares Story Drafts With The CIA

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media

Where should we draw the line when it comes to a reporter and the subject of his story? According to documents obtained by The Intercept through a...

Listening to Depression and Suicide

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

While I have been heartened by the overwhelming compassion that people have shown for the late Robin Williams and his family, I have been a bit concerned by comments such as "I hope he is at peace now."

DEA Is Absolutely Losing The War On Marijuana Politics

Sam Tracy | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

Since the LA Times piece went to print, the DEA and other Drug Warriors lost skirmishes -- and even a few battles -- in the war on marijuana politics literally every single day:

For the Free World: 25 Years After Tiananmen Square

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Catherine Bauknight

On June 3, 1989 I arrived in Beijing to cover a student-led pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square. Less than an hour later, soldiers made their first demand: "Leave the square or we will shoot to kill."

Note to the Academy: Don't be Bullied by the L.A.Times Critic

Jay Weston | Posted 07.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

There was a front-page story in the Los Angeles Times today entitled: "Burst the film museum's bubble." In it, the paper's architectural critic continues his vendetta against the museum's design by the legendary architect Renzo Piano.

Freeing the Media's Coverage of Incarceration and the Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.05.2014 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

I am glad that mental illness is being discussed more openly these days, a tribute, I would like to think, to those of us who have been writing and talking about our condition for years. But this is a very complicated issue, and the language used can sometimes backfire and perpetuate stigma.

Los Angeles Times Building Locked Down Following Threat Reports

AP | Posted 06.18.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting ...

Man Proposes In Middle Of LA Times Newsroom

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 03.28.2014 | Media

One couple found a way to make the Los Angeles Times a part of their engagement. The newspaper's staffers watched as a man proposed during an afte...


The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media

When an earthquake hit the Los Angeles area Monday morning at 6:25 AM, the Los Angeles Times had their story published in about three minutes. It was ...