Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsAdults
IN THE NEWS

Adults

NATIONAL
October 16, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
In the farmland of northwestern Missouri, a 2012 rape case that never went to trial has put tiny Maryville under siege from state politicians, national journalists and a hackers' collective pledging retribution. Early on Jan. 8, 2012, Melinda Coleman, a widow who had recently moved to town with her four children, discovered her 14-year-old daughter, Daisy, sprawled outside her home in 22-degree weather. The girl was incoherent, clad only in a T-shirt and sweatpants, her hair brittle from the cold.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
What do the wealthy young people watch? Apparently, a lot of "Modern Family," "Big Bang Theory" and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " Counting the first three weeks of the fall TV season, those are the top-rated broadcast shows among upscale young adults, according to data from Nielsen. In this context, "upscale young adults" are people in the key 18-49 age demographic in homes with a yearly income of $100,000 or more.  With shows including "Modern Family" and the new "S.H.I.E.L.D.," ABC is leading among the major broadcast networks in a demographic that is attractive to advertisers.
TRAVEL
October 6, 2013 | By Jane Engle
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - I was inept at moonwalking. My rocket was a dud. And I crashed the space shuttle. Fortunately, I was just an astronaut wannabe and not the real deal. But it's as close as this middle-aged space geek is going to get. That geekiness, inspired by IMAX documentaries on space and news coverage of NASA's final shuttle launch in 2011, was what brought me to Adult Space Academy. The trip was a gift from my wife. The three-day program is among more than a dozen versions of Space Camp, which the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville created more than 30 years ago to give visitors a taste of what it's like to train as an astronaut.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The good news: According to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts, more than half of American adults read books for pleasure in 2012. The bad news is that the percentage of adults reading works of literature -- in the NEA's definition, novels, short stories, poetry or plays -- has declined since 2008, returning to 2002 lows. Fifty-seven percent of American adults read one or more books not required for work or school in 2012 -- that's 128 million readers. Some other interesting findings: More women (64%)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Comedy writer and actor Patton Oswalt stars in "The Heart, She Holler," Adult Swim's surreal Southern Gothic series about the twisted and mercifully fictitious Heartshe clan, now in its second season of 11-minute episodes. How would you describe "The Heart, She Holler" to someone who hasn't seen it? Oh, boy. Imagine the most annoying Silver Lake hipster and what they think the Deep South must be. Then give them bath salts, have them describe the Deep South and have them write down and film whatever they say. How did you get involved in this?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
When Stephen King published his third novel, "The Shining," in 1977, he was a writer with a lot on his mind. Initially, he told The Times in 1998, he conceived of the book as "a Shakespearean tragedy, a kind of inside-out 'King Lear,' where Lear is this young guy who has a son instead of daughters. " He even went so far as to divide the first draft into acts and scenes. Make of this what you will, but it suggests that King has always had more at stake than merely to frighten us, that he wants to get at the big themes: love, loss, loyalty, what happens between parents and their kids.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Two adult film performers who tested HIV-positive in recent weeks will speak out Wednesday in their first major public appearance since their status was disclosed. Cameron Bay tested positive last month, prompting a week-long shutdown of filming in much of the adult film industry. Soon after the moratorium was lifted, her boyfriend, Rod Daily, who also works in the industry, announced on Twitter that he had also tested positive. A few days later, a third performer, who has not publicly come forward, tested positive, prompting another moratorium on film shooting, which is set to lift Friday . Bay and Daily are set to appear at an event in Hollywood put on by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an advocacy group that has been highly critical of the industry and has pushed for legislation requiring condoms on set. The group said another performer who tested positive for HIV this year -- but whose case has not been officially confirmed by the industry -- will join them via telephone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
For three years, Triana Williams has searched for a job. Between caring for her elderly grandmother and raising her young sister, the 24-year-old has filled out application after application at Ralphs, Rite Aid, Whole Foods, Ross, Payless and Starbucks. She calls to follow up, but they wave her off, Williams said. "They tell me I need experience to get the job," Williams said in her Venice apartment. "But you have to get a job to get experience. " Teenagers and young adults are still mired in dire levels of unemployment in Los Angeles County, years after the recession officially ended.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Several current and former adult film performers who have tested positive for HIV spoke out Wednesday about working conditions in the industry. Cameron Bay, the actress whose positive HIV test result prompted a weeklong moratorium on filming last month, spoke at a Hollywood news conference about an on-set incident that she said had put performers at risk. A teary-eyed Bay said that in a July 31 film shoot with San Francisco-based Kink.com, an incident resulted in an actor getting a cut on his penis and bleeding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Several current and former adult film actors who have tested positive for HIV spoke out Wednesday, saying their industry does not do enough to mitigate the risk of transmitting sexual diseases on set. Cameron Bay, the actress whose positive HIV test prompted a weeklong moratorium on filming last month, spoke about one particular on-set incident that she said had put performers at risk. A teary-eyed Bay said that in a July 31 film shoot with San Francisco-based bondage and fetish site Kink.com, an actor suffered a cut on his penis and was bleeding.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|