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The Journey to Star Wars Episode IX Begins

The Journey to Star Wars Episode IX Begins
  • The Journey to Star Wars Episode IX Begins FWC: The Journey to Star Wars Episode IX Begins

    Listen and subscribe via iTunes  |  Spotify  |  Google Play  |  Radio Public  |  Stitcher  |  RSS To keep tabs on the ever-growing pop culture zeitgeist that is Star Wars, we bring you State of the Empire. Led by Art Director Cap Blackard, the series speculates on the future of the franchise and looks for news in Alderaan places. The filming…

  • California Inc.: A shadow workforce of contract labor keeps Google humming FWC: California Inc.: A shadow workforce of contract labor keeps Google humming

    Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. As expected, Friday saw the release of data showing the economy surged this spring to grow…

  • Billion with a 'b': Prized Beverly Hills lot on sale for $1,000,000,000 FWC: Billion with a ‘b’: Prized Beverly Hills lot on sale for $1,000,000,000

    On a summit above Beverly Hills, a sweeping 157-acre property touted as the city’s finest undeveloped parcel is hitting the market with L.A.’s first-ever 10-figure asking price: $1 billion. It’s being branded as “The Mountain,” and fittingly so. The undeveloped acreage sits at the highest point…

  • Robyn to release new single “Missing U” on August 1st, shares new film: Watch FWC: Robyn to release new single “Missing U” on August 1st, shares new film: Watch

    Robyn will make her long-awaited return to music on August 1st with the release of a new single called “Missing U”. In anticipation, the Swedish pop singer has unveiled a short film documenting her surprise appearance at “This Party Is Killing You,” a Robyn-themed dance party held monthly at the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. In the video, she also discusses…

  • Noncitizens in America deserve a pathway to citizenship, not the ability to vote FWC: Noncitizens in America deserve a pathway to citizenship, not the ability to vote

    Five years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown used these words in his veto of a bill: “Jury service, like voting, is quintessentially a prerogative and responsibility of citizenship.” At the time, the issue was legislation that would have allowed noncitizens who were legally in the country to serve on juries….

  • CBS stock down ahead of board discussion of Les Moonves sexual harassment allegations FWC: CBS stock down ahead of board discussion of Les Moonves sexual harassment allegations

    Shares of CBS Corp. dropped early Monday ahead of a previously scheduled meeting in which the company’s board of directors is expected to determine its response to allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Executive Leslie Moonves. The New Yorker published an article Friday in which six women…

  • Trump's threat to shut down the government is empty FWC: Trump’s threat to shut down the government is empty

    Cash or check? Who cares? The Trump team is pushing back against an audio recording obtained by CNN of a conversation between then-candidate Donald J. Trump and his lawyer at the time, Michael Cohen, about Karen McDougal, in September 2016. The conversation is elliptical and muddled at times, but Cohen can be heard bringing Trump up to speed on his efforts to set up…

  • Real ID will divide us all into documented and undocumented FWC: Real ID will divide us all into documented and undocumented

    I got my driver’s license renewal notice from the DMV the other day. This time, I was informed, I’d have to renew in person, although I could make the process easier by completing my application online. When I tried, however, I got an error message. I could not submit an online application if I…