Why do so many rich men want to buy it? And how did it get to this point anyway?
Flickr/jazzylolobaking Christmas cookiesConsumer Reports: Ways to conserve energy in the kitchen during the holidays. BBC News: Does your kid like to watch Hayao Miyazaki movies more than eating actual food? Maybe if you spent 2 hours making your kid's lunch in the shape of Totoro (or Barac ... More >>
"Trying to convince people that I'm a stand-up comic is a real uphill battle," Jackass cohort Steve-O confessed before Friday's headlining show at the El Rey. "I realize I have a lot of work to do to get to that point." Notable bit of introspection and self-awareness for a guy whose resume boasts s ... More >>
Guillermo came to L.A. from the village of Soyapango, El Salvador, when he was 4 years old. His belly swollen with parasites, he rode on his uncle's shoulders as they navigated a well-worn trail in the night jungle to avoid the heat. Guided by a rope and a vision, they aimed for El Norte. Sam Slovic ... More >>
baitcar.comThis photo at 'Bait Car's website is captioned "Lots of bracelets."Bait Car is a Los Angeles-based cable show that entices would-be suspects to essentially steal vehicles that are left parked in sometimes precarious situations with the keys inside. In fact, that's what happened in ... More >>
Top five reasons the chief is really leaving Los Angeles
The only time the Washington Post has sought my opinion was on the subject of Phil Spector's AP/Cal DoChair. Was it real? the Capitol's paper of record wanted to know. What was its effect on the courtroom? Spector, of course, arrived at his post-arrest hearings and subsequent two murder trials in an ... More >>
It's an almost forgotten fact, but the murder retrial of legendary pop music producer Phil Spector, 68, is still unfolding in Judge Larry Fidler's downtown courtroom. You may remember that Spector's five-member legal team managed to win him a hung jury in 2007 -- leading to Spector II, which began a ... More >>
On gay marriage, the presidential race, the corrupting influence of irony and the release of his new 'Til Death Do Us Part DVD
Shut up and direct
How a struggling murder trial earned a sequel
Trial wrap-up: A jurors Lana Clarkson fantasies and failed casserole strategy as the Wall of Sound architect gets away with what?
The judge gets threatened, the jurors get defensive, and Phil Spector beats his murder rap ó for now
Hanging a jury, listening to Phil Spectors basement tapes
Spector trial mirages, red herrings and no shows
Court TV's Star Jones
Dr. Badenís ah-ha! moment
With friends like Punkin Pie...
What made Lana run?
Cross-examination holds DiMaio
Jurors get put on a strict science diet
Tell it to the judge: Bruce Cutler's California adventure
Jerry Bruckheimerís newest TV law firm, TNT & G, blows up the image of the earnest defense lawyer
Michael Jacksonís fan army and the California rapture
The working-class hero knows youíre hurting and wants to help
One more time, with feeling
Family members take Hodelís Avenger to task
Rethinking the brutal, sometimes misunderstood excesses of a bygone era
The scrutiny of Sara Jane Olson et al.
Whatís she doing in a world of murderers, rapists, torturers, sadists, blood drinkers, decapitators and pimps? Making a killing.
A publisher meets his public