historian and author
FROM Nathan Marsak
The End of An Era for Times Mirror Square? It could be the end of an era for the iconic Los Angeles Times building downtown. The newspaper has been in the same art deco structure near City Hall for more than 80 years. Now, Tribune Media plans to sell it to a Canadian developer called the Onni Group. They won’t say for how much. If the deal goes through, the Times headquarters could be renovated into a new office and retail complex. It’s not clear if the paper would stay or move. Either way, Times Mirror Square holds a very different place in the city than it once did. We look at the property’s past and present.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.