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March 27, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Tumblr this week gained its 100 millionth blog, a milestone for the social network, which has become very popular with teens and young adults. The New York-based social network keeps a counter on its "About" page that shows how many blogs exist on the site. That counter crossed the 100 million mark this week, and is now sitting at 100.1 million. Additionally, the counter shows that nearly 45 billion posts have been published on the social network. Tumblr lets users create a blog or multiple blogs, which they can customize by using themes or writing code.
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January 26, 2014 | By Todd Martens
Welcome to the Pop & Hiss live blog of the 2014 Grammy Awards show. The festivities will begin in moments, with the poorly kept secret that Beyoncé and Jay Z are expected to open the show. And while Jay Z led the field with nine nominations, he's not the major story line Pop & Hiss will be watching.  Instead, the big story of the 2014 Grammy Awards is looking to be Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The act already has three major Grammys, including rap album for "The Heist. " In Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' win, local rapper Kendrick Lamar and open-hearted rapper Drake were overlooked.
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September 5, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Judy Blume blogged Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer. She's now recuperating after a successful mastectomy. Blume, 74, is the author of wildly popular books for children and young adults, including "Deenie," "Forever," "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," "Blubber" and "Freckle Juice. " She appeared at the L.A. Times Festival of Books in April; she was diagnosed with cancer in June. Because she opted to get a mastectomy, she met with a reconstructive surgeon.
NEWS
October 17, 2013 | By Morgan Little
The government shutdown has come to an end, the debt limit has been raised, and Washington has averted a crisis of its own making. Coming down to nearly the last minute, the House and Senate agreed to a bipartisan deal Wednesday night after weeks of negotiations, debate and partisan bickering. Meanwhile, the various federal agencies and services shut down this month are starting to resume normal operations. Parks are reopening, furloughed workers are returning to their offices, memorials are no longer fenced off, and even the panda cam will be back online later Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Times art critic
Auction house appraisers have been summoned to Detroit, which is seeking bankruptcy protection, for the gruesome purpose of assessing the market value of the sprawling city-owned art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The museum could sell paintings and sculptures to help pay civic debts. Although emergency manager Kevyn Orr has said no such plan has been decided yet, a Detroit metropolitan county on Tuesday threatened to stop distributing property tax revenue to the museum if any of the collection is sold.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By Emily Keeler
This post has been correced. Please see note at bottom for details. Humans of New York, a Tumblr blog featuring portraits of New Yorkers from all walks of life, is now a book. The HONY Tumblr blog is followed by more than a million users. Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the project, has been taking photos of New Yorkers since the summer of 2010. The book "Humans of New York ," featuring more than 400 color photographs and original interviews with strangers on the street about their lives, is just one of 10 books based on Tumblr blogs being released this fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Looks as if Joseph Gordon-Levitt has some cover-boy problems. The "Dark Knight Rises" actor was selected for the August cover of men's magazine GQ, and a part of the subsequent profile written about the star has made him uncomfortable -- specifically, a mention of his late brother, Dan. Dan Gordon-Levitt died in October 2010, found unresponsive at his Hollywood home. The Amy Wallace-penned cover story on Joe mentions the loss, saying : "The elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2006 | AL MARTINEZ, Al Martinez's column appears Mondays and Fridays. He can be reached at al.martinez @latimes.com.
IN the beginning, there was the word, then there was the newspaper, then television, then e-mail and today, lo, the blog. When I first heard the term, I thought it defined a loathsome place of brackish water and quicksand where little children and lost drunks were swallowed up in the gooey mess, never to be heard of again. One suspected that trolls could be seen around blogs, sneaking in and out of the surrounding underbrush, delighting in the agony they were witnessing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
After her flap with George Clooney over comments of his that she posted on her website as a blog, commentator Arianna Huffington has apologized and established a new policy for dealing with such material. The Oscar-winning actor had objected last week when Huffington's site, the Huffington Post, put up what it suggested was an original blog from Clooney but in fact was a compilation of remarks he'd made in newspaper and TV interviews.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2008 | Associated Press
After dozens of bestselling novels, Danielle Steel still has words to spare: She's starting a blog. "It's like a letter to a friend, and fun to be able share something and say, 'Gee, I did this,' " says Steel, 61, whose run of hits includes three this year alone: "Honor Thyself," "Rogue" and "A Good Woman." "I've remained very remote and very private, partly because of all my kids [nine]. They're bigger now and I would like to communicate with my readers in a more informal way, not just through the list of my accomplishments on my publisher's Website."
NEWS
October 16, 2013 | By Morgan Little
The Senate shutdown/debt limit deal announced earlier today continues to build momentum, with the Senate expected to approve the measure tonight. The House is then expected to give its final approval before sending the bill to the White House, though many conservative House Republicans and prominent conservative groups have voiced opposition to any such plan. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to praise the bipartisan deal that would reopen the federal government until Jan. 15, and extend the debt limit until Feb. 7. LIVE BLOG: Keep reading for latest developments in real time below Other provisions of the deal mandate the creation of a bipartisan budget conference and income verifications for those receiving subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The deal is expected to pass in the House -- which had a tumultuous series of failed proposals and missteps Tuesday -- and eventually be signed by President Obama before the debt limit deadline Thursday.
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October 16, 2013 | By Emily Keeler
This post has been correced. Please see note at bottom for details. Humans of New York, a Tumblr blog featuring portraits of New Yorkers from all walks of life, is now a book. The HONY Tumblr blog is followed by more than a million users. Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the project, has been taking photos of New Yorkers since the summer of 2010. The book "Humans of New York ," featuring more than 400 color photographs and original interviews with strangers on the street about their lives, is just one of 10 books based on Tumblr blogs being released this fall.
NEWS
October 15, 2013 | By Morgan Little
A tentative proposal by House Republicans to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling, along with changes to the Affordable Care Act, looked to be heading toward an early demise Tuesday morning, with Senate Democrats and the White House saying they wouldn't touch the House deal. White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage called the new House proposal another attempt to “demand ransom for fulfilling their basic responsibilities to pass a budget and pay the nation's bills.” LIVE BLOG: Scroll down for all the latest developments And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tweeted Republicans were “attempting to torpedo the Senate's bipartisan progress.
NEWS
October 15, 2013 | By Morgan Little
Negotiations over a Senate plan to end the government shutdown and extend the debt limit have been placed on hold while the House tries to cobble together its second plan of the day. After Democrats and conservative House Republicans critiqued a deal floated by House GOP leadership, Speaker John A. Boehner returned to the drawing board, prompting the Senate to temporarily place its own plan -- which has been received warmly by the House Democrats...
BUSINESS
October 15, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn and Andrew Tangel
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc. is moving full speed ahead with its initial public offering even as the world braces for the possibility of a U.S. debt default that would roil financial markets and hurt the stock's debut. The micro-blogging service said Tuesday that it would list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, handing a major victory to the Big Board over its rival, the Nasdaq Stock Market. Also, Twitter could kick off its road show to market the IPO to investors in the last week of October, according to a person with knowledge of the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss it publicly.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | From Los Angeles Times Staff
As the government shutdown hit its 10th day, Republicans wrangled among themselves and with President Obama in the stalemate over government spending and borrowing. Senate GOP members convened Friday morning with Obama after a Thursday meeting between House Republicans and the president that did not end with a resolution to the budget standoff . Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of federal workers remain on furlough, national parks in limbo and U.S. citizens irritated all around.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
With lots of time on my hands and very little to do with it, I've been reflecting on the recent detour my life has taken. How did I end up as a murder suspect on the lam? So begins a blog post apparently written by John McAfee, founder of the antivirus company that bears his name -- and a self-described fugitive from the police in Belize. Since going into hiding earlier this month, McAfee apparently has altered his appearance, relocated multiple times and repeatedly contacted a journalist at the technology magazine Wired.
NEWS
May 13, 2004 | Travis F. Smith, Special to The Times
It began as any good Internet fable should -- two Internet-savvy twentysomethings who had never met face to face sit down in a coffee shop and, over a handshake, agree to develop a new idea. In this case, the coffee shop was on Melrose Avenue; the idea was Blogging.la. Started in November by programmer Jason DeFillippo and designer Sean Bonner, both active bloggers, Blogging.la is a collective writing effort to capture the vibrant nature of Los Angeles.
NEWS
October 10, 2013 | By Morgan Little
After more than a week of relative inaction, House Republicans have readied a proposal to temporarily extend the imminent debt ceiling , which they will bring to the table later today during a meeting at the White House with President Obama. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would support a six-week extension of the debt limit to remove the issue from the table while Republicans and Democrats try to resolve the government shutdown. Though the White House has repeatedly stated its preference for legislation that both reopens the government and raises the debt limit, Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the proposal was at least a step forward.
NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Morgan Little
As the government shutdown continues into its ninth day, the debate over furloughed workers, closed parks and shuttered agencies has shifted to maneuvering over the looming debt limit. Republicans and Democrats have voiced ample concern over the risk of a U.S. default, but so far, neither side has indicated a willingness to acquiesce. Democrats, led by President Obama, still want the government funded and the debt limit raised before any compromises are worked out. The GOP, led by House Republicans, wants the opposite -- for Obama to come to the negotiating table and hammer out a deal on spending in exchange for a reopened government and a higher debt ceiling.
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