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Equity's Union-Busting Tactics

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It's a perfect example of "divide and conquer" that will ultimately lead to the decline of L.A. theater. Why? Because talented young actors, fresh out of drama school or college, will be unable to form their own companies with their colleagues.

LA Times Issues Correction For 100-Year-Old Obit

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.22.2015 | Media

The Los Angeles Times issued a correction this week for an obituary written in 1914. On April 21, the newspaper added this note to an obituary writ...

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

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.10.2015 | 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.

Chaos, Brian Williams, Vests and Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

The need for chaos. That discordant, cluttered, messy and unsettling condition we call chaos is actually an important benefit for all of us. It doesn't matter how organized you are, how anal-retentive you may be, like millions of us, we have a place in our lives where chaos is not only accepted, it's welcomed.

Breast Cancer Therapy Failed Me

Los Angeles Times | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was...

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...

'LA Times' Clunker: Page 1 Story Fails in Explaining Oscar Voting for Best Picture

Rob Richie | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Rob Richie

As voting method nerds who appreciate the values of ranked choice voting (RCV) elections, we at FairVote got a kick out of the Los Angeles Times running a front-page story today on the RCV system. Unfortunately, the news story itself is a big disappointment.

Day 4 -- Oscar Nominated Writers and Producers (Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Sally Fay | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

On Saturday, January 31st, at 11:00, I tucked into the Lobero Theatre for the sold-out Writer's Panel featuring Oscar nominees, Graham Moore ("The ...

The Best of 2014 in 'Best of 2014' Art Exhibition Lists?

Annabel Osberg | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Like holiday gifts, year-end "Best of" lists present us with subjectively curated highlights constrained by the artificial receptacle of a calendar year and embellished by dazzling superlatives, parceling the events of the past twelve months into neat little packages around which we may easily wrap our minds.

Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."

Immigration Man

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

President Barack Obama took a historic step in announcing he would take far-reaching executive actions to change immigration policy. But his actions have set up a major confrontation with Republicans who have accused the president of an abuse of power.

Here's How Newspapers Covered The Midterm Election Results

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media

As one might imagine, every major newspaper in the country lead this morning with Tuesday night's midterm election results. While some focused nationa...

The Gary Webb Story: Still Killing the Messenger

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.20.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

For the first time the true story about the courageous investigative journalist, Gary Webb, is being told in movie theaters across the country where people can draw their own conclusions unhindered by the noise and static of establishment naysayers in the corporate media.

Are Nosy Neighbors Good For Something?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Have you ever lived on a street with a nosy neighbor? You know; that neighbor who always seems to be peeking out the front room window or crossing th...

Hungry as Dogs: We Don't Really Understand Charity

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Giving something to charity isn't really the same as living every day with a charitable heart. Granted, we are called to give generously to others from what we have, but a charitable heart goes further.

The Resurrection of Reporter Gary Webb: Will Hollywood Give Him Last Word Against the CIA's Media Apologists?

Jeff Cohen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Media
Jeff Cohen

Beginning this Friday, the ghost of Gary Webb will haunt his tormenters from movie screens across the country, with the opening of the dramatic film Kill the Messenger -- based partly on Webb's 1998 Dark Alliance book.

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

When Should Violent Imagery be Censored?

David Bergstein | Posted 11.11.2014 | Media
David Bergstein

Truly, there is irony in the fact that the hometown newspaper for the movie capital of the world -- where blood, guts and gratuitous violence galore are produced every day -- deems an unaltered picture of a terrorist organization to be too overtly violent.

L.A. Times Disowns Reporter Outed as a CIA Collaborator

Jonathan Valania | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Jonathan Valania

Recently released emails indicate that prominent national security reporter Ken Dilanian shared stories prior to publication with CIA press office seeking their approval, according to a story up on The Intercept.

The Perils of Biking in Manhattan... and L.A.

Jack Skelley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Biking in Manhattan is a contact sport. It includes confronting cabbies and dodging pedestrians (who in welcome ways have a supremacy of the street). It demands nano-second reflexes, a sense of daring and nerves stronger than your bike frame.

How Meeting Susan Anspach Completed The Circle

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Susan Anspach is best known for her appearances with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" and Michael Douglas in "Running," but a more obscure European production, "Montenegro," may be her masterpiece.

California Primary: Devolution and the Republican Race to Lose to Jerry Brown

William Bradley | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Just a few days remain till California's primary election. Will California Republicans, whose share of the state's electorate dropped more than seven percent over the past decade, veer even further to the right with their standard-bearer for governor?

Health Insurers Using Playbook Again to Protect Profits at Expense of Consumers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

About 35 states have given their insurance departments the legal power of prior approval of proposed health insurance rate changes. California is not among them, and advocates believe the state's residents are paying more for their health insurance coverage than necessary.

Col. William P. Gale, a Scary Apparition From the Desert

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

This was Colonel William Gale, a former top aide of General Douglas McArthur. Gale later became better known as the Reverend William Gale of the Christian Identity faith, which later moved to Hayden Lake, Idaho, and was run by a Gale protege, The Reverend Butler.

A Conversation With Scott Rogers

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

"Your dad makes shoes, you go into the shoe business. Your dad makes shows, you go into show business." -- Scott Rogers Scott Rogers was born into a...