December 14, 2005 |
It used to be that alternative weekly newspapers were like that Marlon Brando line from "The Wild One" -- when someone asked him what he was rebelling against and he replied, "Wadda ya got?" There was war in Vietnam and an international nuclear stare-down, economic injustice and racial inequality, and a dominant corporate culture against which nonconformity was a political statement. Cut to late 2005.
December 3, 1993 |
Richard T. Schlosberg III has been named publisher and chief executive officer of The Times, Robert F. Erburu, chairman and chief executive officer of Times Mirror Co., announced Thursday. David Laventhol, the current publisher and chief executive officer, will step down Jan. 1 for health reasons, Erburu said.
October 5, 2012 |
Sam Champion, weatherman on "Good Morning America," is engaged to be married - and in announcing his wedding plans, he quietly became the first morning-show co-anchor to come out to the public as gay. "We are thrilled and so excited and thank everyone for their good wishes,” Champion said on behalf of himself and boyfriend Rubem Robierb, a Miami-based, Brazilian-born fine-arts photographer . Champion is likely to discuss his plans on...
February 8, 2007 |
Bob Dylan wasn't nominated for an album of the year Grammy, but his "Modern Times" was voted the best album of 2006 in the Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop" critics poll, whose results were announced Wednesday. Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" was named the top single in the annual survey, which has been a prominent barometer of pop-music critical opinion for more than three decades.
May 17, 2013 |
John Green, bestselling and prize-winning author of young adult novels including "The Fault In Our Stars" and "Looking for Alaska," gave the commencement address at Butler University on May 11. It's witty, smart, thoughtful, and going viral; if you start hearing people in your life saying "happy birthday, sir," you can thank him. There's a YouTube video of the entire graudation ceremony -- Green begins speaking about an hour in -- and he's...
November 20, 2002 |
A task force of federal, state and local prosecutors this week began taking sworn testimony from witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the deal that split the Los Angeles and Cleveland markets between the country's two leading alternative newspaper chains.