The grandson of an Arizona rancher and a New Mexico soldier of fortune, Roy Rivenburg is a journalist and satirist whose work has appeared in the L.A. Times, CNN.com, Travel & Leisure magazine, Sacramento Bee, L.A. Weekly, Washington Post, TheFinalEdition.com, Reader's Digest and numerous oth...
Chuck Barris, creator of shows like "The Newlywed Game" and popular host of "The Gong Show," has died . He was 87. As the 2002 biographical film "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" was set to debut, The Times' Roy Rivenburg sat down with Barris to talk.
The clipping is yellowed, a relic from 33 years ago when I was a journalism grad student and so wowed by a story that I cut it out of the newspaper for inspiration. The article chronicled the last moments of the pajama-clad killer known as "Death Row Granny," who in 1984 became the first woman executed in the United States in more than two decades.
Just when you think Bigfoot has been analyzed, merchandized and satirized ad nauseam, along comes journalist Leah Sottile and an octogenarian rodeo cowboy named Bob Gimlin, galloping out of the Pacific Northwest with a take you probably haven't heard before.