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January 3, 2010 | By David Colker
Will 2010 finally be the year that 3-D comes to home television? After decades of eyestrain and nausea-producing experiments that involved flimsy glasses from cereal boxes, a grown-up version of living room 3-D might finally be ready. This week at the huge Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, several of the big guns in TV manufacturing -- Sony, Panasonic and Vizio, to name a few -- will be showcasing 3-D-enabled sets and other gear that they hope viewers will embrace. It's especially important to the industry now that the novelty of flat screens is wearing off for consumers and retail prices are falling so rapidly that the profit on TVs is nearing that of toasters.
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April 11, 2014 | By E. Lockhart
I was a conventionally nice-looking teenager. I laughed easily and took dance classes. I baked bread and brownies. I loved makeup. I didn't know how my car engine worked. It was a pretty fun life, but around age 17, I realized I wanted to be taken seriously. The realization came as a bit of a shock. Perhaps it was my philosophy course. Perhaps it was the college applications process or a boyfriend who didn't rate me as an intellectual equal. In any case, I began to crave stature and authority - and to realize I didn't have it. There were a million small indicators that people did not judge me as a force to be reckoned with, and I decided to change.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000
Re "Critics Decry China's Sweeping Use of Death Penalty," July 31: No one has ever accused the Chinese Communists of having a decent respect for the prevailing opinions of civilized societies, so the fact that they embrace capital punishment should come as no surprise. But what's our excuse? NAIDU PERMAUL Pacific Palisades
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
It wasn't as if Carlene Carter was short on source material to draw on for her new album, “Carter Girl,” the first of her 37-year recording career in which she fully embraces her place in country music hiistory as the daughter of June Carter (Cash) and the granddaughter of Mother Maybelle Carter of the original Carter Family. “I made a list of every Carter Family song I knew that they had sung or I had sung when I was with them,” she said of her periodic drop-ins as a member of the Carter Sisters touring unit that included her mother and two aunts, Helen and Anita Carter.
NEWS
February 13, 1988
"Fox Hunting, California Style" (Life, Feb. 6) gave us an insightful look at a group of people trying to grasp hold of a time and era which no longer exists. When the club members adorn themselves in the traditional styles of the old English hunt clubs, they also embrace the traditional ethics and values of a time long past. At present, there are many caring individuals who have adopted a respectful, caring attitude and behavior toward all living creatures. The coyote which finds itself the target of this "team sport" is no less deserving of its life than any other living creature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1990
I certainly can relate to Anne Kim's treatment at the hands of her fellow Americans. But, unlike Ms. Kim, and because of my European last name and vaguely acceptable appearance (white), I have also had the unpleasant experience of hearing the most vile and racist comments and been forced to join in the "fun" because no one had been aware of my Latino background. I wonder when European-Americans will embrace the idea that we are all created equal and reject the racism and ethnocentrism that has plagued this continent for the last 400 years?
OPINION
December 21, 2008
Re "Faith, family test gay Muslim," Column One, Dec. 17 It was great to read this article on Aliyah Bacchus. I have gone through the same thing in my life, but with a different religion in the equation. I am 39 years old and still feel much as Bacchus does ... split. People ask me how I can embrace a belief that tells me I will go to hell? I wonder that myself. I have a very strong mother who will not accept my partner. I can barely say my partner's name in my mother's presence.
OPINION
July 9, 2008
Re "1776 to 2008," editorial, July 4 You state, as if it were gospel: "If we are to harmonize our historic embrace of liberty with our respect for order, what must guide us, then, is an appreciation for institutions and a regard for progress, particularly as it opens those institutions to those who have been excluded." You then demand that we embrace immigrants, illegal or legal, and that those who come illegally, but peacefully, "deserve the right to stay." Excuse me, but what right does anyone have to stay in any country when their very first act of entering is itself illegal?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1998
As a son of Jewish immigrants, I was greatly offended by Daniel Gordis' article ("Blending In, American Judaism Finds Itself Without Identity," Commentary, Dec. 31). In this country Jews have achieved prosperity equal to that of the days of David and Solomon. Gordis suggests that we forsake this and instead embrace the culture of oppression. The "accents, ethnic behaviors and religious rituals" of Eastern European Jewish immigrants are no more representative of Judaism than ghettos and pogroms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1988
Amid the sadness and despair attending the reports of violent clashes between Arabs and Jews in Israel, Times staff writer Dan Fisher (Part I, April 7) includes an event that sounds a whisper of hope. He cites a statement by Lt. Gen. Dov Shomron, the Israeli chief of staff, that some Arab villagers in Beita helped hide a number of the Jewish Israeli teen-agers when they came under attack by other angry Arab villagers. They also telephoned for ambulances. That intervention required moral courage for the consequences of Arabs protecting Jews in the environment were far from trivial.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Simon Cowell has regrets, but his baby son's not one. How that baby started off, well, that's another story. Cowell, of course, was caught in an affair last summer with now-girlfriend Lauren Silverman, who was still married to Cowell pal Andrew Silverman when little Eric-to-be was conceived. "I regret that part," Cowell tells the Mirror . "But then of course you have a baby and you look at the baby and you kinda go, 'This is what happened from it.' "In this situation you are not going to come out of this well because of the circumstances.
OPINION
April 6, 2014 | Jeremy Rifkin
Airbnb is all the talk on Wall Street. Its thirtysomething founders were nearly broke six years ago. Now it seems likely they will soon become billionaires. Their company, which connects 600,000 apartment dwellers and homeowners in 160 countries with millions of people seeking cheap lodging online, is closing a new round of private funding, and it is expected to be valued at $10 billion or more by the end of April. In one night alone during 2013, Airbnb boasted 250,000 guests staying in its members' apartments and houses.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By James Barragan
By the time two of the L.A. KISS' star players were lowered from the Honda Center ceiling during introductions for the team's home opener, the team's fans were ready to rock and roll all night and party every down. Behind four touchdowns from wide receiver Donovan Morgan and a league-record six sacks in one game for Beau Bell, the KISS won its first game at its home venue in Anaheim, 44-34, in front of 12,045 fans. The victory improved the KISS' record to 2-1 while setting a league record of 11 team sacks in one game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | Steve Lopez
Do I have special powers? people have asked. Not that I'm consciously aware of. Yes, it's true that in my Sunday column I noted we were certain to have more earthquakes and ought to do more to prepare for them, as San Francisco has. And the next day - boom! - a 4.4 centered in Encino reminded us we have no batteries in the flashlight and can't find it anyway. But no, I can't predict the time and location of earthquakes any more than I can tell you when your broken sidewalk will get fixed.
OPINION
March 15, 2014 | By Philip Levitt
American hospitals have a big problem with unnecessary deaths from medical errors. Estimates of the numbers vary widely, but extrapolating from the best studies, a conservative estimate would be that well over 100,000 people a year die unnecessarily because of errors made by their healthcare teams. And the numbers have remained high despite concerted efforts to bring them down. Why? Because we've embraced a so-called solution that doesn't address the problem. For the last 14 years, the medical profession has put its faith in a systems approach to the problem.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
MESA, Ariz. - Andre Ethier's move to center field last year was sudden. Matt Kemp suffered a strained hamstring muscle and the next day Ethier was asked to do something he hadn't done regularly since college. Now, with an entire spring to prepare himself to play the position, Ethier expects to be more comfortable in the middle of the outfield this season than he was last. "I think you learn some of the finer points that come with that position, the things that you're able to do, how you cut off balls," he said.
OPINION
November 11, 2008
Re "The lasting failure of George W. Bush," Opinion, Nov. 7 Ronald Brownstein's thesis is a distraction from a far greater danger. George W. Bush's legacy should not be his incompetence. His failures are the direct result of his unenlightened embrace of deeply dysfunctional governing principles. Under his administration, fellow conservatives and Republicans embraced the idea that one could safely use war, torture, fear and irresponsibility to serve greater political ends. Many people around the world, some of them extraordinarily good American citizens, continue to suffer and die for those ideas.
OPINION
July 11, 2010 | Doyle McManus
Republican leaders feel good about their chances for big gains in November's congressional elections, and they should. Polls show that most voters don't think the Democrats' stimulus plan has helped the economy and are ready to try something different. Charlie Cook, publisher of the Cook Political Report and Washington's chief prognosticator of congressional elections, predicts that unless the economy turns around, the GOP will probably win the 39 seats it needs to take control of the House.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
It is an opera that like its choruses rouses recriminations and unsettled ghosts. "The Death of Klinghoffer" by composer John Adams sets the Israeli-Palestinian struggle on a ship sailing with the histories and opposing realities of two peoples bound by the rage and agony of an unreconciled land. The opera, based on the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian militants who killed Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled American Jew, is also a deeper meditation on nationalist passions that for ages have set alight the world's conflicts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Joe Flint
While other television executives have often viewed new technologies and platforms with fear and trepidation, Disney Media Networks Co-Chair Anne Sweeney embraced them. Sweeney, who announced Tuesday that she is leaving Disney next January after 18 years to pursue a career in television directing, recognized before many other media executives that viewing habits were going to change rapidly in the 21st century. In 2005, Disney and ABC were the first to reach an agreement to sell TV shows via Apple's iTunes . At the time, there was fear that such a move could hurt ratings and upend the television business model, which is based primarily on revenue from advertising and rerun sales.
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