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July 9, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Even though the coverage seems to have gone on for years, a mere five days have passed since users of a particular brand of smartphone (and anybody willing to illegally download music) first heard “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” the 12th solo album by Jay-Z. The record, which has received fair reviews, has been the focus of a massive TV ad campaign, voluminous Twitter and Facebook comments and many, many opinion pieces. And through it all, Jay-Z's been mostly silent, save for brief moments when he's opined during the smartphone commercials.
February 14, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
In the span of a few weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself the target of insinuations about her husband's liaison with a White House intern and has watched her private confidences as first lady spill into public view after a conservative website wrote about the papers of her close friend.   So it seemed fitting that during an event on empowering women and girls at New York University on Thursday Clinton might have been thinking about how to deal with criticism headed her way should she decide to run for president in 2016.
November 1, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo to its fans and detractors, kicks off today. The idea is that in 30 days, anyone who sets his or her mind to it can write a 50,000-word novel. That comes out to about 175 pages -- short for a novel, but not easy to pull off in a single month. So there are many people who seek -- and offer -- advice on how to make it happen. I'm one of them, and I've got all you need: Get off the Internet. You still here? That's all right.
March 24, 2002
I've read the story of the Dear Abby columnist who called police over a letter writer who said he was attracted to underage girls ("No Advice This Time, Just a Call to Police," March 15). What she did was reprehensible, as her column is based on the anonymity of the writers being sacrosanct. STEPHEN GOLDSMITH Sherman Oaks
February 24, 1991
Regarding "Calling for Help," the Feb. 7 article on KROQ's "Loveline": How scary it is that a man--Jim Trenton, a.k.a. the Poorman--who hosts (radio) contests for the "horniest girl in L.A.," is giving advice to young people about such serious issues as AIDS, drugs and sex. JULIE BRIDGWATER Los Angeles
December 25, 2010 | By Jen Leo
Hate your job? Bolster your courage to take that epic trip with . What's hot: Travelers who have left their jobs to travel share their stories, from struggles to triumphs. The site aims to offer advice and inspiration through videos and blog posts. Click on the "inspiration" tab to find "real career break stories. " Check out the "market" section, which points to other online travel resources. The site was founded by American Jeff Jung, who says he quit his job in marketing in 2006 to embark on his own career break.
January 31, 1993
Bill Clinton doesn't need the advice of Ken Khachigian, Bay Buchanan, Larry Thomas or Hugh Hewitt on how to fulfill the oath of office. These Republicans, activists all, lost the presidential election, both Senate races in California, seats in the state Assembly, and sense the vulnerability of Pete Wilson in 1994. To put it mildly, they're disappointed, maybe even a tad angry. George Bush should not have lost the election. They're right; but he did. Bush lost not because he ran a terrible campaign, but because he abandoned the domestic responsibilities of the presidency in the year prior to the election.
October 21, 1990
I find the feature "Remodeler's Diary" most interesting, but the Sept. 30 story was surely distressing ("Newlywed Builders Learn Magic Words: 'Redo It' " by Maria Cowell). To read about a young couple who take unfair advantage of the kind, interested salesman at their local hardware store, learn all they can from him about a certain project, and then proceed to purchase materials from a large discount store, is reprehensible. Surely they should know that practice is unfair and deceitful.
October 9, 2005 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Alex Smith, the quarterback picked first in the draft by San Francisco in April, happily accepted some advice from legendary 49er Steve Young over the summer. It was simple, uncluttered, memorable -- a nugget that could be boiled down to two words. Young told the rookie what to avoid at all costs: The bench.
May 9, 1999 | Clara M. Chu, Clara M. Chu is an assistant professor of library and information science at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
"Not home" burst from my mother's lips. As quickly as she said this, she would place the telephone back on its cradle. I can still recall how I would feel both embarrassment and exasperation when I would walk into the house and hear my mother saying this phrase I had taught her. The caller was probably one of my friends, and if I hadn't explained to them that my mother didn't speak English, they would probably be wondering why this woman sounded rude.
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