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March 29, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Wearing a dark blue traditional Iranian garment, Roxanna Ameri followed the rhythm of the music as she marched with others outfitted in festive shades of red, green and purple. Ameri, 18, was among hundreds of Iranians who flocked to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art last weekend for the sixth annual Iranian New Year celebration, hosted by the Farhang Foundation, a nonprofit that celebrates Iranian art and culture in Southern California. March 20 commemorates both the first day of spring and the Iranian holiday Nowruz, which translates to "new day. " The holiday, which ends Sunday in the U.S. and on Tuesday in Iran, is a time for Iranians across the globe to gather with family and friends to celebrate spring and the rebirth of nature.
March 27, 2014
Re “Welcome, Professor Bieber,” Opinion, March 25 Fortunately (or unfortunately) we live in a time and place of almost unlimited choices as to what we ingest in both mind and body. We have access to junk food and healthful food, Internet garbage and Internet gems, TV treasures and TV trash. “Reality” and “entertainment” shows fuel our fascination with stardom and almost anyone who is in the public eye. Our obsession with fame has no doubt contributed to the rise in narcissism (think Lance Armstrong and Lindsey Lohan)
March 26, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Nick Young added to his Lakers franchise record, converting his sixth four-point play on Tuesday night in a 127-96 victory over the New York Knicks. Though the Lakers guard/forward had a productive night, scoring 20 points in just 18 1/2 minutes, one play stood out in the closing seconds of the Lakers' franchise-record 51-point quarter. Young pulled up to take a three-point shot, one he was so confident in, he turned to celebrate. Instead, the ball popped in and out, prompting Young to look back when the crowd didn't celebrate with him. Young is the NBA's top reserve scorer among players who have come off the bench for at least 20 games, at 18.1 points a night.
March 26, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Dita Von Teese, Emmy Rossum, Camilla Belle, Liz Goldwyn and Alessandra Ambrosio toasted springtime on Thursday afternoon at the Chateau Marmont at a luncheon hosted by Christian Louboutin . But the real guest of honor was a handbag, Louboutin's new Passage handbag, to be exact. The bag is sleek and graphic with an arch-shaped metal handle designed after the archways above the designer's first store, which opened in 1991 in  Paris' Passage Véro-Dodat .  After sipping pink Champagne in the garden, where a florist was busy twisting orchids, daisies and roses into flower crowns for everyone to wear, guests adjourned to a table covered in even more beautiful spring blooms.
March 24, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Today it's rare to see a piece of celebrity-worn apparel - on screen or off - that can't be identified and even purchased with a few mouse clicks. From politician Sarah Palin's eyeglass frames (Kawasaki 704s) to film protagonist Jay Gatsby's bow tie (Brooks Bros.), the power of the Internet has made the world one great, big clickable catalog. But what if the jacket you covet was the one Amelia Earhart was wearing on her 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic? Or the dress of your dreams was last seen on Josephine Baker in a 1940 wartime photograph?
March 21, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
What's it like to stare down a 78-foot wave? It's really no big deal. Or so big-wave legend Garrett McNamara claims. “I got desensitized by riding so many big waves that I don't really get a rush anymore,” McNamara said with a laugh, adding, “I'm hoping I get the rush someday when I find a big enough wave.” It's hard to tell if he's kidding because McNamara has ridden many of the world's largest waves. So many that it's hard to keep track of all his record-setting rides.
March 21, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Although it is an unapologetic celebration of its subject's remarkable life, Showtime's new documentary about Geraldine Ferraro is rimmed with sadness. Some of this is understandable enough. Ferraro died two years ago, after battling blood cancer for more than a decade. "Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way," which premieres Friday, is clearly a labor of love by her daughter, filmmaker Donna Zaccaro. But more than that is the "lest we forget" tone that infuses the documentary. In 1984, former vice president and Democratic nominee Walter Mondale's decision to name then Congresswoman Ferraro as his running mate was nothing short of revolutionary.
March 20, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Celebrate #ThrowbackThursday this week by looking up your first tweet, thanks to a new tool by Twitter. The San Francisco microblogging social network this week turns 8 years old, and to celebrate, it launched , a website that makes it easy for users to quickly find their very first tweet.  "Using this Tweet tool, you can look back to find your very first Tweet -- or for that matter, anyone else's," Twitter said in a...
March 17, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot-4 fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, styled many of Hollywood's leading ladies for the red carpet and went on to create her own high-end clothing line that's been worn by everyone from Nicole Kidman to First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead in her New York apartment Monday, her publicist said. She was in her late 40s. New York police officials told the Los Angeles Times that an investigation into Scott's death was ongoing. Scott was romantically linked to Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and helped style the band's stage looks.
March 17, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks in conjunction with Pershing Square will host a St. Patrick's Day celebration that will include a parade and concert. Organizers are expecting about 5,000 people to attend Monday's public event, which will also include food trucks and a beer garden. The event will begin with the launch of a parade at 5 th and Hill Streets, which will include L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge , the L.A. Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums band and 32 uniformed police officers from Berlin, Germany.
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