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BUSINESS
May 28, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Can a Facebook smartphone solve Facebook's mobile problem? Just one week after Facebook's less than stellar IPO comes news that the social network is beefing up its engineering staff in the hopes of releasing a Facebook smartphone by 2013. Rumors and reports that Facebook has been working on building its own cellphone go back to 2010 when Tech Crunch reported  that two high-level Facebook staffers had been tasked with developing a Facebook phone in secret. The rumor resurfaced in 2011 when All Things D reported  that the company was working with the Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC to create a cellphone, code-named "Buffy," that has the social network integrated into "the core of its being.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The Sundance Film Festival is well under way, giving us a preview of the independent features that may soon be coming to screens near us. The mix is interesting and sexy this year, and includes a good share of auteurs who've both written and directed their films. And yet, books remain in the mix. Here's your guide to the books behind the movies that are taking Sundance by storm. Movie: " Two Mothers " Starring: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, and James Frechevile Plot: Two close friends secretly carry on affairs with each other's sons Based on: A short story by Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The new year as always brings with it the desire to make a change: eat better, save more, learn a new language, floss every day. We asked some smart bookish types if they have any particularly literary resolutions for 2013 -- they've got some great ideas for kicking off the new year. Antoine Wilson , author of the novel " Panorama City ": My teachers used to encourage me to scribble in the margins while I read, and as a result I'm mortified at the sight of my own marginalia.
SPORTS
February 12, 2013
Dodgers spring-training schedule. Start time is 12:05 p.m. Pacific unless noted. Home games at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix unless noted. February 23 - vs. White Sox. 24 - at White Sox. 25 - vs. Cubs. 26 - vs. Giants. 27 - at Cubs. 28 - vs. Angels. March 1 - (split-squad) at Angels, vs. Padres. 2 - at Mariners. 3 - vs. Indians. 5 - at Padres. 6 - (split-squad) vs. Mexico, at Indians. 7 - vs. Rangers. 8 - (split-squad) at Giants, vs. Reds, 6:05 p.m. 9 - vs. Mariners.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2013
Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" | Joe Letteri, Eileen Moran, Eric Saindon, Kevin L. Sherwood "Prometheus" | Paul Butterworth, Charley Henley, Allen Maris, Richard Stammers "Life of Pi" | Thomas Fisher, Susan Macleod, Guillaume Rocheron, Bill Westenhofer | Winner "The Avengers" | Susan Pickett, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams "Battleship" | Grady Cofer,...
NEWS
September 29, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Haider Ackermann, who presented his spring-summer 2013 collection Saturday morning at Paris Fashion Week, knows how to set a romantic scene. A single crackling overhead light at the top of the runway, spoken word and jazz on the soundtrack, and models walking ever slowly in clothes that look like they are dripping off their bodies. It's no wonder his pal Tilda Swinton is so devoted. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Sexy as hell. East meets West, masculine meets feminine.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013
In the nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, the single most lauded program was FX's gothic miniseries "American Horror Story: Asylum" with 17 nods, including for miniseries/movie and lead actress for Jessica Lange. HBO's "Game of Thrones" garnered 16 nominations -- the most for any drama series. Altogether, HBO pulled in 108 nods, 27 more than last year. In second place were CBS and NBC, tying with 53 nominations apiece. The full list follows: DRAMA SERIES "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
If you've ever been to Coachella, you know the three-day music festival is a downright marathon. You're in the heat, jumping up and down for your favorite artists, screaming along to every song and fighting your way to the front of each stage. For this, you need fuel in the form of good food and strong libations. The festival is stepping up its food program this year with two on-site restaurants and a beer garden in addition to the regular food vendors and food trucks. Here's a look at all the offerings that will be available when it begins in mid-April: The beer garden will be located at The Terrace, the main festival food hub. There will also be bites from Ruth Chris Steak House , Las Casuelas Quinta , Baohaus and Pink's Chili Dogs . Some of the new food vendors include Wood-Fired Pizza, Just Tossed Organic Salads and Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore
Dior's new designer Raf Simons has dressed a constellation of stars in recent months, including two of the highest profile guests at tonight's awards. Both ladies wore red, Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless, 1950s-ish style dress with a molded bustier that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive chattering about her assets, and Marion Cotillard in a more demure red column with draped detail, which was whipped up by Simons especially for her. Any pizazz that Lawrence might have had was deflated as soon as she opened her mouth.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2012
2013 Acura ILX Base price: $26,795 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $32,295; ILX Tech Powertrain: 2.0-liter, SOHC four-cylinder engine; five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters Horsepower: 150 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 140 pound-feet at 4,300 rpm Curb weight: 2,970 pounds Wheelbase: 105.1 inches Overall length: 179.1 inches EPA fuel economy: 24 mpg city/35 highway Observed fuel economy:...
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