Stacey Vanek Smith
Oct 10, 2012 Pop star Adele’s theme song for the new James Bond film is already an Internet sensation. It’s been 27 years since a Bond song topped the charts.
Aug 15, 2012 Our latest reporting on U.S. consumer confidence says it jumped up last month. But what does that mean where you live?
Aug 6, 2012 Former Republican staff member Mike Lofgren explains how money has taken over the political system in America and what we can do about it.
Jul 18, 2012 The new Batman film is an action flick spiced with an undercurrent of economic inequality. Bruce Wayne, after all, is a one-percenter.
Jul 13, 2012 Geoff Boucher of the L.A. Times' Hero Complex blog explains why moviegoers see the same superheroes in the theater over and over again.
Jul 12, 2012 Movie studios aren't all screening new films, though. Some find the convention is a place to make deals without having a high profile.
Jul 12, 2012 More than two dozen Viacom Inc. channels -- including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central -- were blacked out for DirecTV subscribers after the companies failed to reach an agreement on programming fees.
Jul 11, 2012 AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, says it is reaching out to other airlines in search of a merger. US Airways has previously shown very public interest in joining forces.
Jul 9, 2012 The CEO and president of BET Networks discusses television programming for African Americans, and the role of the network in today's media sphere.