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INFLECTION WEEK: Donald's Decline Begins After Exposed As a Racist Cheat Unfit for Duty

Mark Green | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgTrue, all pundits mis-overestimated the Republican base. But as the General Election de facto now begins, Shrum & Frum discuss Trump's cumulative "Joseph Welch" moment due to four re-enforcing events: Clinton's pounding, Trump U fraud of average people, attack on a "Mexican" judge, and media shift from complicit to critical. Then: We analyze trends and odds for anticipating Nov 8. And is an implosion more likely than a comeback?

Time for Tribune Shareholders to Worry About Michael Ferro

William J. Kelly | Posted 05.31.2016 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

If nothing else, Gannett's $864 million takeover bid has exposed Tribune's farcical operations under chairman Michael Ferro. But instead of Titanic hitting the iceberg by accident, Ferro is aiming for it.

How The Los Angeles Times Covered China’s Cultural Revolution

Los Angeles Times | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 05.16.2016 | World

On May 16, 1966, Mao Tse-tung launched the Cul­tur­al Re­volu­tion, a cam­paign to purge Chinese so­ci­ety of old ways and cap­it­al­ist in...

What is it Really Like to be a Food Critic?

Ali Rosen | Posted 03.10.2016 | Taste
Ali Rosen

For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com A restaurant critic sounds like the best job in the world - free meals and the power...

Mental Illness Rears Its Beautiful Mind and Goes Wide

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Over the past decade or so, the climate has improved for people with mental illness, and that is true whether or not a person has a beautiful mind.

Enough Hand-Wringing and Kneejerk Blowback: Let's Rethink Metro's Ridership Slump, New Tax

John Mirisch | Posted 02.06.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The Metro Board now has a historic opportunity to fix Metro's ridership slump by providing real leadership for the benefit of all the residents in LA County; not surprisingly, it involves more -- much more -- than simply trying to get us all to pass another transportation tax.

Eli Broad: "No Deal In The Works" For Purchase Of L.A. Times

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Media
Tavis Smiley

On Nov. 27, media mogul Rupert Murdoch used his Twitter account to say there was "strong word" that billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and a group of local investors were poised to buy the Los Angeles Times.

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 07.29.2016 | 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 07.15.2016 | 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 07.08.2016 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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."