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A Room Is a Cage, The World a Zoo in the Collages of Vikky Alexander

Annabel Osberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The photo-collages in Vikky Alexander's first show at Wilding Cran Gallery, titled Theatergarden Bestiarium, are spare. In each, one or more cutout images of toy animals are overlaid onto a photo of a sumptuous historical site devoid of people.

Why Isn't the Times a-Changin'?

Robert Miraldi | Posted 04.20.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

I always thought, perhaps naively, that the Times was not going after just the wealthy, that they might have a commitment to people at the lower end of the wealth scale. Then I encountered the February 11 edition.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- But Pay Me a Living Wage

Michael Winship | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

I know of some baseball employees who can relate to that kind of bargain basement salary, and they're in San Francisco, too. Their situation is yet another flagrant example of the vast and widening gap created by income inequality in America.

Movie Review: Citizen Hearst

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Citizen Hearst is one of those docs that will likely be shown in future media studies classes and is perfectly suited on several of Hearst's own networks like the History Channel. It's not gossipy or salacious like some of his own newspaper headlines, but it's a good, solid and informative piece on a giant media empire.

Countdown Election

James Campion | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
James Campion

Nate Silver is a shrewd customer. In a way, this election is on him and his ilk. The geeks have taken over baseball and football and every inch of our country's computer landscape. Why not politics?

Hearst's Hideaway In Manhattan

Jim Calio | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

The Warwick Hotel in midtown Manhattan has a rather risqué past, thanks to the likes of William Randolph Hearst and his longtime girlfriend, Marion Davies.

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Monday brought the sad news of the death of Robert Hughes, one of the most influential art critics and historians of the last few decades. We, art lovers, are indebted to this great man.

A Photo Diary Of Hearst Castle

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I recently visited the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Here's a photo diary of my day there: ...

Media Titan's Grandson Dies At 84

AP | Posted 08.25.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Hearst Corp. board chairman George Randolph Hearst Jr., the oldest grandson of the media titan William Randolph Hearst, died Monday,...

Victoria Hearst Launches Campaign Against Family's Magazine

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 06.13.2012 | Religion

The Hearst Corporation's Cosmopolitan Magazine has come under attack by a Hearst family member who claims the magazine contains "pornographic content....

Rupert Murdoch Scandal Follows Classic Script

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — If the phone hacking scandal gripping Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. empire has a familiar ring, it might be because you've heard the sto...

The Haunted Nursery

Varla Ventura | Posted 02.06.2012 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

One dark and early morning of late, when the fog horns signaled low in the distance and the view of shrouded Victorian rooftops outside my kitchen window seemed particularly haunting, the ghost again made its presence known.

PHOTOS: Marion Davies' Mansion Sold For $9.3 Million

Posted 10.06.2011 | Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills mansion once owned by renowned actress Marion Davies has just sold to a real estate professional for $9.3 million. The Huffingto...

EXPELLED From College

Posted 08.23.2011 | College

With all of the furor surrounding entrepreneur-run college drop-out programs, HuffPost College decided to take a look at some famous college expulsio...

Hearst Family Zebras Shot To Death By Angry Neighbors

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

CAMBRIA, Calif. — Three zebras that escaped from the Hearst Ranch in California were shot to death by neighboring ranchers who claim the exotic ...

Hearst Castle, the American Palace

Tamie Adaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tamie Adaya

Hearst castle is more like a palace. Not only is it opulent and gorgeous but William Randolph Heart's immaculate taste contributed to its splendor as well.

Where's Ed Newman When You Need Him?

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Winship

I was in London last week when news came of the death of the great NBC newsman Edwin Newman. He was that rare thing, a gentleman, although "genteelly rumpled and genially grumpy."

PHOTOS: From $165 Million To $95 Million: The Hearst-Davies Mansion In Beverly Hills

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via LA Times: When publishing giant William Randolph Hearst finally left his beloved San Simeon ranch for health reasons, he moved into this Beverly H...

PHOTOS: Greta Garbo's "La Esperanza" Malibu Home On Sale For $12.6 Million

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via LA Times: Greta Garbo's Malibu beach retreat is similar in size, specs, and even market price to the Marion Davies mansion we recently wrote about...

PHOTOS: Marion Davies' Former Beverly Hills Mansion On The Market For $12.5 Million

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA: It's Old Hollywood glamor all over this Beverly Hills mansion, complete with black and white marble tiles, crystal chandeliers, tufted ...

Citizen Murdoch: What "War at the Wall Street Journal?"

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.

Getting It Wrong: Why Many of American Journalism's Most Cherished Stories Are Exaggerated or Apocryphal

W. Joseph Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
W. Joseph Campbell

Media-driven myths often emerge from an eagerness to find influence and significance in what journalists do. These myths affirm the centrality of the news media in public life and ratify the notion the media are powerful, even decisive actors.