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Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images According to an Associated Press source, the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his now-wife was delivered to [...]

The Narcissist Next Door

The Narcissist Next Door

“The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed—in Your World” by Jeffrey Kluger. Angelenos should be expert in recognizing narcissists. Hollywood is rife with them, from Kanye West to Miley Cyrus to the next reality TV star at your local bar. Now author Jeffrey Kluger has [...]

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Musician Gerald Wilson poses for a portrait during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP Yesterday, Los Angeles lost a piece of its living history. The terrific musician Gerald Wilson passed away at the age of 96. [...]

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Musician Gerald Wilson poses for a portrait during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP Yesterday, Los Angeles lost a piece of its living history. The terrific musician Gerald Wilson passed away at the age of 96. [...]

President Obama’s halt on immigration reform spurs backlash

President Obama’s halt on immigration reform spurs backlash

SONOITA, AZ – FEBRUARY 26: An American flag flies at the U.S.-Mexico border on February 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Arizona. The Federal government has increased the Border Patrol presence in Arizona, from some 1,300 agents in the year 2000 ro 4,400 in 2012. The apprehension of undocumented immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico has [...]

President Obama’s halt on immigration reform spurs backlash

President Obama’s halt on immigration reform spurs backlash

SONOITA, AZ – FEBRUARY 26: An American flag flies at the U.S.-Mexico border on February 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Arizona. The Federal government has increased the Border Patrol presence in Arizona, from some 1,300 agents in the year 2000 ro 4,400 in 2012. The apprehension of undocumented immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico has [...]

Filmweek: “The Longest Week,” “The Identical,” “Starred Up” and more

Filmweek: “The Longest Week,” “The Identical,” “Starred Up” and more

Actor Jack O’Connell from “Starred Up” poses for the Tribeca Film Festival Getty Images Studio on April 21, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribec Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including “The Longest Week” “The Identical” [...]

Remembering Joan Rivers

Remembering Joan Rivers

Promotional portrait of American comedian and actor Joan Rivers, 1980s. ; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Joan Rivers, comedian and talk show host, has died at age 81 in New York, her daughter confirms. Rivers was hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure. Melissa Rivers said that her mother died surrounded by family and [...]

Remembering Joan Rivers

Remembering Joan Rivers

Promotional portrait of American comedian and actor Joan Rivers, 1980s. ; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Joan Rivers, comedian and talk show host, has died at age 81 in New York, her daughter confirms. Rivers was hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure. Melissa Rivers said that her mother died surrounded by family and [...]

Remembering Joan Rivers

Remembering Joan Rivers

Promotional portrait of American comedian and actor Joan Rivers, 1980s. ; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Joan Rivers, comedian and talk show host, has died at age 81 in New York, her daughter confirms. Rivers was hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure. Melissa Rivers said that her mother died surrounded by family and [...]