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July 28, 1996
I was shocked that you chose a quote from "Lolita" in "Puttin' on the Spritz" (by Hilary Sterne, Style, June 16). "Lolita" is about child rape; it is not a paean to the sensuality and fragrance-orientation of the adult women discussed in the article. Let's avoid confusing the rape and pedophilia of "Lolita" with the mature adult sexual world that does need to be discussed openly in print. Patricia Schwarz Pasadena
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SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
SAN FRANCISCO - As the Clippers were preparing for Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, they found themselves also having to deal with allegations that Clippers owner Donald Sterling made racist comments about African Americans. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, who were the only Clippers players who spoke with the media after practice Saturday, both stuck with the theme that they were "focused" on playing Sunday and were only "here to talk about the Golden State Warriors.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2010
The history and work of key figures in Latin American surrealism — such as César Moro, Emilio Westphalen and Enrique Gómez-Correa — will be discussed by scholars during this two-day symposium at the Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Free admission with reservation. http://www.getty.edu. (310) 440-7300.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2014 | By Craig Nakano
To Julien Frydman, a new exhibition of decades-old Los Angeles Police Department crime scene photos is not so much a collection of facts in black and white but rather one big ambiguous storm of gray, a trove of stories where truth isn't a neat circle but rather a shape-shifting cloud open to interpretation. Co-curated by Frydman with Robin Blackman and Merrick Morton of L.A.-based fototeka, "Unedited! The LAPD Photo Archives" includes more than 80 forensic images taken from the 1920s to 1960s, culled from more than 1 million pictures archived at the City Records Center downtown.
SPORTS
December 27, 1987
EDITOR'S NOTE: These letters represent many of the best received by The Times in 1987, and reflect the leading issues and events discussed in Viewpoint during that period. Leprechauns eat quiche! CAROL RAI Northridge
OPINION
January 8, 2008
Re "Is anyone listening?" Opinion, Jan. 2 When immigration is discussed, way too often the word "illegal" is omitted, at least at the start of the discussion. Americans do not oppose legal immigration -- just people who sneak across our borders. This is a distinction too often omitted from various diatribes, or at least not mentioned until well into an article. Jan Young Foothill Ranch
OPINION
June 16, 1985
When an air bag "shorts out" and deploys (with an explosive noise) in the absence of a cause, frightening the driver and causing an accident, who is responsible for the resulting damage and possible injuries? I have never seen this discussed. The implication that it couldn't possibly happen is nonsense of the worst kind. Is there an answer? ANNE PLOURDE Gardena
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1985
When an air bag "shorts out" and deploys (with an explosive noise) in the absence of a cause, frightening the driver and causing an accident, who is responsible for the resulting damage and possible injuries? I have never seen this discussed. The implication that it couldn't possibly happen is nonsense of the worst kind. Is there an answer? ANNE PLOURDE Gardena
NATIONAL
February 27, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An Ohio man was sentenced to 20 years in prison over allegations that he had joined Al Qaeda and helped plot terrorist bombings in the U.S. and overseas. American-born Christopher Paul, who has never publicly discussed the case, declined the judge's invitation to make a statement. U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost, in a courtroom in Columbus, said he was at a loss to explain how Paul, 44, got himself caught up with the terrorist network. Paul, a convert to Islam, pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction in terrorist attacks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2000
I applaud George W. Bush's efforts to get different debates than the bipartisan commission debates. The Commission on Presidential Debates format has made most of the debates a mockery. Nearly 100% of the time, the candidates simply repeat prepackaged, sound-bite answers no matter what the question. The debates allow no back and forth directly between the candidates or detailed questions and extensive follow-up by the moderator. The issues really aren't discussed; they are just parroted.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau's decisions to pull Teemu Selanne from Game 3 after Dallas' third goal, then make the 43-year-old retiring veteran a healthy scratch in Game 4 didn't fly with Selanne's 18-year-old son, Eemil. After hearing his dad was to be scratched in favor of 21-year-old Emerson Etem on Wednesday, the younger Selanne posted this on his Twitter account that afternoon: “ROSTER MOVE: Bruce Boudreau has been reassigned to Norfolk Admirals (AHL).” The elder Selanne not only had to deal with the professional disappointment but handle a family matter too. “Just like a box of chocolates ... you never know,” Teemu Selanne said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It sounds contrived, and it is. It sounds like a bit of a stunt, and it is that too. It may even sound boring, but that it is not. In fact, whip-smart filmmaking by writer-director Steven Knight and his team combined with Tom Hardy's mesmerizing acting make the micro-budgeted British independent "Locke" more minute-to-minute involving than this year's more costly extravaganzas. Though a dozen actors are listed in "Locke's" credits, Hardy is the only one who appears on screen in this real-time drama that unfolds inside a moving BMW during the 85 minutes it takes construction foreman Ivan Locke to make a nighttime drive from Birmingham to London.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times is pleased to have Amy Purdy, who won a bronze medal in snowboardcross at the 2014 Paralympics , guest-blogging for us while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars" with pro partner Derek Hough. This week, Purdy talks about Week 6 of the competition, in an email Q&A. You had to dance last tonight. Is it tough to wait the whole show to dance, while also waiting to find out if you are in jeopardy of elimination? So far I have danced multiple times in the later part of the show so I'm pretty used to it however going early on is nice as well then you can sit back and enjoy the other dances.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SALT LAKE CITY  - Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer. What will be Mike D'Antoni's fate? Finally, the Lakers' general manager spoke briefly about the Lakers' coach. "I'm not going to discuss Mike other than to say there is no timetable for any type of decision. So there's really nothing to share," Kupchak told The Times. It represented a departure from his comments last month that D'Antoni was "doing a great job under the circumstances.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Among the three goalies the Western Conference top-seeded Ducks can choose to start Wednesday in their Stanley Cup playoff opener against the Dallas Stars, the one with the most wins doesn't expect to be in net. Jonas Hiller, who went 29-13-7 for the Ducks (54-20-8) but lost his final three games, was last off the ice at Monday's practice and was passed over in favor of 20-year-old rookie John Gibson on Sunday in what was a meaningless game in the standings. “I've had some sleepless nights … I've not been the happiest guy in the world to be around lately.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2014 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: Thinking this would be cost-effective housing, I bought a condo in the Riverside County area. Since then I've asked the board to repair my unit's balcony railing numerous times to no avail. Six years later, I received a notification that the balconies on all 96 units must be repaired, costing each owner more than $3,000. I have no say in the way things are done around here. This homeowner association has wasted thousands of dollars on repeated cosmetic primping like painting, parking lot slurry seal, landscape and more.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2005
M. Night Shyamalan's take on "the collective moviegoing experience" is years too late ("Director Warns of Big Screens' Extinction," Oct. 28). Currently, that experience begins in an under-ventilated auditorium sticky underfoot and smelling vaguely of popcorn; 20 minutes or more of ads that feature cars exploding and people screaming at jet-takeoff sound levels, followed by 126 minutes of three-act predictability. Meanwhile, cellphones tinkle, chairs are kicked and plots and problems are loudly discussed while the movie unfolds.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Since his star-making turn nearly two decades ago as the mentally challenged Karl Childers in "Sling Blade," Billy Bob Thornton has been known for what may best be described as playing expressive eccentrics. There was a bad Santa, an astronaut farmer and a taciturn barber so lacking in human connection that the movie about him was titled "The Man Who Wasn't There. " In FX's highly touted new series "Fargo," Thornton adds to that oddball gallery when he plays a drifter named Lorne Malvo.
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