Trojans’ hot start should continue

With all of the hype surrounding USC baseball’s hot start to the 2014 season — wait, what? Hype surrounding USC baseball? The team that’s had a .470 winning percentage in the last decade (and .407 in the last three years)? Yes, as has been seemingly well-documented, the USC baseball team is off to a thrilling […]

HAUTE Highlights

Hollywood’s  Biggest Night Sunday, March 2, 4 p.m. Grauman’s Million Dollar Theatre Is it Leo’s year, or will strong competitors Matthew McConaughey or Chiwetel Ejiofor take home the gold? Find out with friends when the L.A. Historic Theatre Foundation throws its first-ever Oscar-viewing party this Sunday. Head over to the theater’s red carpet and watch […]

Predicting the closest race in years

With the 86th Academy Awards only three days away, the Best Picture race has seemingly narrowed to a three-way duel between Alfonso Cuarón’s immersive sci-fi spectacle Gravity, Steve McQueen’s soul-searing historical drama 12 Years A Slave and David O. Russell’s flashy crime caper American Hustle. No matter which film ultimately triumphs, two things are already […]

United States must learn from Afghanistan failure

President Barack Obama is about to join Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Lord Auckland and Leonid Brezhnev in a very exclusive club that only adds a new member every few decades: world leaders who have tried and failed to successfully invade and reshape Afghanistan, referred to in the history books as “the graveyard of empires.” […]