February 10, 2005
After Zan Dubin Scott's "Sweetie, Ready to Share That Inner Self?" (Jan. 27) about "Body Worlds" at the California Science Center, I thought I would take a look. While some of what was displayed had educational and scientific value, in particular in showing how bad habits are translated into diseases and ill health, it struck me there was a certain freak show aspect to the exhibition. Many of the flayed and filleted bodies that had been contorted in different positions -- Yoga Woman, Fencer Man, Skateboard Man, Ballerina, etc., had been posed after death to present a certain measure of entertainment value.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1990 |
The city of Los Angeles and the state will place ethics reform measures before the voters in June. In both measures, future pay raises are attached to wide-ranging reforms. Locally, approval of the ethics reform package would include specific pay hikes. If the state measure is approved, a seven-member commission would be appointed by the governor to determine lawmakers' salaries. Here are the major components of each measure: Los Angeles Proposition H: A.
November 26, 2003 |
One of the sly conceits of columns like this is to participate in the media frenzy of the moment by decrying it. That admission is required because this column is about Michael Jackson -- or, more defensibly, about the way in which new forms of journalism deployed to cover sensational stories involving celebrities may challenge some of the mainstream media's hardest-won ethical norms.
June 21, 1988 |
Democratic presidential hopeful Michael S. Dukakis charged Monday that the Reagan Administration has fostered a climate in Washington that is "contemptuous about public service" and therefore prone to abuse the public trust.
March 24, 2003 |
Our faces were as white as our coats. It was, after all, the first time we'd be stepping from the classroom to the hospital room to examine our first real patients. We had practiced most aspects of the physical examination on each other in class, looking in each other's ears, noses and throats, and taking each other's vital signs. We had even drawn our classmates' blood, our hands trembling as we guided the sharp needles toward the moving target of rolling veins.
May 23, 2011 |
A recent, and much-heralded, study on how to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS appears to be raising more health- and ethics-related questions than the dramatic findings might first suggest. First, the news : Giving antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive people reduced the transmission of the virus to their partners by 96%. But the research doesn’t mean all HIV-positive people will be taking the cocktail of drugs used in the study....
September 22, 2006 |
Profound moral dilemmas underscore George Tabori's provocative plays, for all their lancing purpose. Few conundrums have more difficult contours than those posed by "The Cannibals" at the Edison Theatre in Long Beach. Tabori's stark treatise on the ethics of survival amid the insanity of Auschwitz receives an impressive staging by California Repertory Company.
August 5, 2010
Different lives Re "Four walls and a bed," series, and "'Shop and tell' videos bring girls clout, swag," Aug. 1 The juxtaposition of these two stories could not have been more striking. In Sunday's Times, we read a cover story about homeless, hopeless people on Skid Row trying merely to survive — and a selfless, dedicated angel devoted to helping them. We also read a story about teen "haulers," who use Mommy and Daddy's credit cards to bring home mall merchandise to tout or bash for online subscribers.
March 4, 2006 |
An anchor at KTLA-TV received a customized dining-room makeover worth more than $10,000 for her own home in what a local furniture merchant says was meant to be a special deal in exchange for favorable coverage on the station's "Morning News." Instead, the arrangement soured when the story never aired, leaving the Tribune Co.-owned station scrambling late this week to right a tangled situation that could raise new questions about its ethical practices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2006 |
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered city departments Wednesday to tighten their oversight of ethics guidelines. Villaraigosa instructed department heads to appoint liaisons to the city Ethics Commission. The mayor told departments to update their conflict-of-interest codes and said all city officials would undergo mandatory ethics training.