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April 22, 2013 |
Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times who helped shape local and California coverage as the newspaper outgrew its modest local ambitions and transformed itself into one of national stature, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home. He was 75. Greenwood had prostate cancer for seven years, said his daughter, Diana. "He was from the old swashbuckling school of journalism," said Times Sacramento columnist George Skelton. "What he would always tell me was 'You know more about this stuff than the people you're interviewing - so just say it.' He didn't pull any punches.
April 19, 2013 |
Harkham will appear at the Festival of Books Saturday at 2 p.m. on the panel "Drawing the Story" with Leela Corman and Derek Kirk Kim. More information: latimes.com/festivalofbooks Sammy Harkham is like a lot of comics fans: He's cared deeply about the genre since adolescence and feels both joy and pain as it continues to soar and occasionally stumble from the cultural backwater. He also wants it to be art, to aim high (and low) without ever losing its raw, unpredictable energy.
April 11, 2013 |
"Parental love is the sacrifice made in silence," says Jorgen Hofmeester, the protagonist of "Tirza," Arnon Grunberg's latest translated novel. In "Tirza," the quiet martyrdom of parenthood rubs up against the banality of bourgeois life. Sacrifices go un-repaid and parents struggle as their children begin to spin beyond their orbit and their own carefully tended lives are revealed as hollow. Grunberg is a major Dutch writer, turning out nearly a book a year, often to high praise and controversy.
March 29, 2013 |
In the realm of Hollywood film editors, Avid Technology Inc., is king. But in recent weeks, some unsettling news about the company has its loyal users worried about the company's future. I came across some of these concerns while reporting a story this week about how Apple is making a push to get high-end professional editors to take another look at Final Cut Pro X. The story notes that there appears to be some opportunity for Apple to take a run at this market in part because Avid has had some financial issues. PHOTOS: Top 10 must-have smartphone apps Earlier in the year, Avid CEO Gary Greenfield said he was stepping down and the company replaced him with Louis Hernandez, a veteran member of Avid's board of directors.
March 27, 2013 |
PARIS - Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, sits calmly behind a desk in a large, messy office with no sign outside indicating the name of his publication. True, there is a riot police car stationed in the street, but basically, he says, he doesn't see what all the fuss is about. "It just so happens I'm more likely to get run over by a bicycle in Paris than get assassinated," says Charb, the soft-spoken editor of Charlie Hebdo, a left-leaning French satirical weekly, which since 2006 has been sued, threatened and firebombed for its sporadic publication of cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
March 14, 2013 |
A Reuters deputy social-media editor was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges connected to a hack of the Los Angeles Times' website in 2010. Matthew Keys, who tweets as @TheMatthewKeys and has more than 23,000 followers, faces charges of conspiracy to cause damage to a protected computer and transmission of malicious code. In a news release, the Justice Department said Keys faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 for each of the three counts he faces.