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Mental Illness Coverage Is Mixed

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

I too have experienced delusions on an airplane. Though I have tamed my one-time diagnosis of schizophrenia, I did show psychotic symptoms earlier in the year when I was switching medication.

Women Sweep Literature Prizes

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is it an accident, the judging panels, a mini-trend or are the tides turning? With the sweep of this year's literary awards, all eyes are on the women...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

We've seen this pattern before. A non-sourced, anonymous story enters the right-wing blogosphere and gets picked up by mainstream media, allowing the right to stovepipe their insanity.

Last Minute Gifts for the Frequent Flyer

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Terry Gardner

Until short security lines and turbulence-free skies come gift-wrapped, here are some holiday gifts that can lessen the stress of your frequent flier. I consulted Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel, for ideas.

Review: Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars by William Patry

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan Handel

Patry's book, on the conflict between technology and content, is riddled with invective, unoriginal observations, and numerous typographical errors.

Social Media Can Lead to Travel Deals and Discounts

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

Beyond Twitter and Facebook, airlines are connecting and entertaining passengers on Flickr and YouTube.

You Won't Believe What Martin Eisenstadt Said At The White House Correspondents Dinner

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker followed several members of the "elite Twitterati" as they attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner in the ballroom of the Washington ...

Don't, Please: An Atheist's Defense

Landon Ross | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Landon Ross

Charlotte Allen tries to trivialize the Atheist movement on the basis that we are boring, even if angry, fanatics who whine about being oppressed. Allen is wrong about everything; except this: I'm an Atheist, and I'm angry.


Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Milk. All special interest patrons of America's Big Money bordello. What are good progressives to do? Either we get lobotomies or we fix the way the country finances politics.

Did Megan Want a Killer Millionaire?

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robin Sax

When are people going to start doing the necessary work to ensure that wife-beaters-turned-killers don't make it onto reality shows?

Freiburg, a Very Eco-Friendly German City

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Gardner

The old-town center of Freiburg is car-free; it's one extensive pedestrian zone of streets, squares and lanes.

"Shades of Gray": The Real Story Behind My Resignation from the L.A. County DA's Office

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Sax

I am here to give you the down-low on my departure from the DA's office. And for those of you who know my style of "telling it like it is," I will not disappoint you now.

Morphing Into Celebrity

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Candy Spelling

The coverage of Janice Min's resignation from Us Weekly was particularly intriguing because she did so much to change the definition of "celebrity."

Obama's Health Plan: We're Being Bamboozled

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Critics who refer to Obama's proposed public health plan as socialism have got it all wrong. The menace we face is the triumph of corporatism; the corporate state wedded to the government.

Trust Your Newspaper's Travel Section

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Gardner

When you tell people you write travel articles, they often reply: "Gee, all the free travel must be swell!" Not true. Newspapers have strict ethical rules that prohibit accepting freebies.

Joe Wright's The Soloist Exploits the Skid Row Community

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

Instead of telling the tales of the homeless, the film portrayed them as a Fellini-esque monolith -- a tainted Gomorrah teeming with decadence and dereliction.

The Soloist Chases an L.A. That Isn't There

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sharon Waxman

Once upon a time it fell to the local newspaper to remind me that I was part of an urban landscape, the second largest in the nation. But it started to lose me several years back.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 30, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

L.A. Times contributor Andrew Klavan DOUBLE DOG DARES YOU intolerable lefties to listen...just listen! Rush Limbaugh's show! Because if you did,...

LA Times Falsely Claims Clinton Used "Way More" Signing Statements Than Bush

Washington Monthly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NOT EVEN CLOSE.... The LA Times' Andrew Malcolm played a little fast and loose yesterday, commenting on President Obama's directive on Bush's signing ...

I Know What Congress Is Reading

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Candy Spelling

Thanks, It's nice to know Congress is paying attention to the media.

CIA Secret Rendition Policy Backed by Human Rights Groups?

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

If the Justice Department wants to defend renditions as constitutional on "national security" grounds, human rights groups should meet them in court and seek a better outcome.

Where Have All The Chicago Reporters Gone?

Ryan Blitstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ryan Blitstein

Locals aren't getting the coverage we need and America is receiving a skewed perspective on the lives of 60 million-plus people in Chicago and other major cities like Detroit, Cleveland, and Minneapolis.

L.A. Times: Turn Off Your Presses

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

Why not go ahead and turn off the presses and the trucks and turn the LA Times into a pure news enterprise, disaggregated from its production and distribution businesses?

All's Well That Ends Zell

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Sam Zell didn't cause the crisis in modern journalism, but he did turn a superb and profitable institution into a basket case. The people who work there, and the people who read it, deserve way better.

Should the Los Angeles Times Reveal the Khalidi Videotape?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

The LA Times has made its decision, whether one agrees or disagrees with it. But more importantly, the Obama campaign has played no role in the decision made by the paper.