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March 27, 1999
If Howard Rosenberg could objectively step out from his male skin he might witness his very own perpetuation of the female body's subjugation, latent in cinematic/television worlds at large ("Men Exposed," March 15). When comparing the two HBO documentaries--nude persons of the same sex speaking openly before a camera about their bodies--the subject matter is the same, but the subject differs. I find it telling that censorship issues are neglected until a man is brought under the same scrutiny.
April 24, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
More civil lawsuits may be on the way against major Hollywood players in connection with sexual abuse allegations that have ensnared director Bryan Singer and other top entertainment industry figures. Jeff Herman, the attorney for the man who has accused Singer of abusing him as a teenager, told The Times that he's heard from other alleged victims. He said he's investigating these potential new cases and hopes to expose more illegal activity. “I've heard from dozens and dozens alleging they were abused in Hollywood as minors,” Herman said.
December 7, 1996
I would like to extend my thanks to Howard Rosenberg, who devoted his column on Nov. 27 to reliving several "hilarious" episodes of "Seinfeld" ("A Word of Thanks to Funny 'Seinfeld' "). His favorites? One centered on an exposed bra on Sue Ellen, one on having no sex and another on who could go the longest without masturbating. I was pretty sure I was not missing anything worthwhile by not watching "Seinfeld." Now I am sure of it! And why are reruns of this type of show being shown at 7:30 p.m.?
April 8, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
More than a year after it approved a report critical of the CIA's interrogation and detention policies, the Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to make a portion of the document public. It's now up to President Obama to ensure that the agency doesn't mount a rear-guard attempt to censor or sanitize the committee's findings in the name of national security. Thanks to news reports and a report by the CIA's inspector general, Americans long have been aware of both the broad outlines and some abhorrent details of the Bush administration's mistreatment of suspected terrorists after 9/11.
November 10, 2009 | Nicole Santa Cruz
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center officials said Monday that 260 patients had been exposed to high doses of radiation during CT brain scans during an 18-month period, up from the hospital's original estimate of 206 in September. A review by the hospital also found that about 20% of the patients received exposure directly to the lenses of their eyes, which puts them at a higher risk for cataracts, said Simi Singer, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles hospital. Of the newly identified cases, 47 patients had died by the time the hospital began contacting victims -- a reflection, officials said, of their serious illnesses, not the radiation exposure.
July 13, 1997
Claudia Eller's column on the firing of Lynn Davids by Warner Bros. shows the type of atrocity that is happening throughout corporate America (" 'Cut!' Takes On New Meaning in Hollywood," The Biz, July 1). It needs to be exposed for what it is: runaway greed where money is more important than people. The sad reality about this whole thing is that the majority of Americans are allowing powerful people like the Ted Turners to take advantage of the working class to increase their wealth.
September 26, 1987
Now that we've been exposed to some of the networks' new sitcoms, I wonder if it would be too much to ask them to at least change their laugh tracks. MARVIN L. PULIN Anaheim
January 11, 1991
The grape growers have underestimated the impact of the grape boycott, especially upon my generation. I was born in 1962. Grapes were never a part of my childhood, and as an adult, my household continues to honor the boycott. As long as farm workers and their children are exposed to hazardous work conditions, for many in my generation, California table grapes will always be sour. JULENE PEREZ Van Nuys
May 2, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A fifth patient has tested positive for HIV and seven more tested positive for hepatitis after being exposed to contaminated medical equipment at three Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, the agency said. That brings the total who have tested positive for hepatitis to 33. They are among thousands tested because they were treated with endoscopic equipment that wasn't properly sterilized between patients and exposed them to others' body fluids. Nearly 11,000 former sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines could have been exposed at hospitals in Miami; Murfreesboro, Tenn.
February 25, 1995
Well, the Bradys have finally made it to the big screen, and they have been welcomed by taunts, ribs and teasing. Instead of making fun, why don't we celebrate that with "The Brady Bunch Movie," now three generations get to be exposed to clothes that fit, respectful children and the bliss of ignorance. TROY KEEFE Woodland Hills
March 27, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
In a sign that the definition of prime office space is undergoing a dramatic shift, an old downtown Los Angeles office complex - once considered second rate - is now outperforming many of its newer, glitzier competitors. PacMutual Plaza, which dates to 1908, was one of the best addresses in Southern California until an unprecedented office building boom in the late 1980s and early 1990s brought a stately new crop of skyscrapers to town. For decades to follow, PacMutual - in the same block as the Biltmore hotel in Pershing Square - was a lower-cost alternative to such elite enclaves of corporate America as U.S. Bank Tower, Two California Plaza and the Gas Company Tower.
March 14, 2014 | By Henry Chu
BERLIN - The last time she checked, Katya Tasheva had the normal number of limbs and eyes. So she feels a nasty shock of non-recognition, she says, when German news reports warn of a coming invasion of people like her - Bulgarians - as if they were aliens from space. "It's all of a sudden like we're these three-eyed, five-legged people who are all going to steal stuff," said Tasheva, 27, a singer who has lived in Berlin for nine years. "Normally when I listen to these comments, I just laugh and switch the channel or turn the page….
March 5, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
If World Cup tuneups are designed to build confidence and improve team chemistry, then Ukraine's emotional 2-0 win over the U.S. on Wednesday in Larnaca, Cyprus, was a disaster for the Americans. But if the idea is to identify weaknesses and expose mistakes, then the match was a huge success. Because the U.S. did little right in a sloppy, confused effort that is all the more worrisome since it came less than 100 days from the start of this summer's tournament in Brazil. "It was difficult for a lot of players to get into a rhythm, to stand out," said U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann, who used the match as a final evaluation for the European-based players on the fringes of his World Cup roster.
March 4, 2014 | By Ralph Vartabedian
The Energy Department, dealing with twin setbacks in its long effort to deal with Cold War-era radioactive waste, said Tuesday it was stopping construction of a massive plant in South Carolina to handle surplus plutonium and proceeding with an investigation into a leak at a nuclear dump in New Mexico that exposed 13 workers to airborne plutonium. In releasing its fiscal 2015 budget, energy officials said they were stopping construction of the "mixed oxide fuel" plant at the Savannah River site in South Carolina.
February 25, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
For about three years, investment cognoscenti have been deviled by snarky comments on Twitter purporting to come from inside the elevator at Goldman Sachs, the investment banking firm that has long been a paragon of capitalism. The disdainful, pointed comments often portrayed the modern economic elite as wildly out of touch and full of contempt for the masses. Now, the New York Times has done the world a service by uncovering the author of the tweets, and it turns out the person doesn't even work at Goldman Sachs and never did. He even lives in Texas and not Manhattan.
February 22, 2014 | David Colker
For extraordinary acts of courage during the D-day invasion of World War II, Walter Ehlers received the nation's highest military award - the Medal of Honor. And it changed his life. "I didn't have a life before the medal," Ehlers said in a 2004 Washington Post interview. A self-described "farmer boy" who not only took out enemy gun nests single handedly during the D-day operation, but also drew fire to himself so other soldiers could withdraw, Ehlers was invited to every presidential inauguration from Eisenhower on. He spoke all over the world to student, military and other groups.
July 2, 1989
Concerning the recent historical events in China, Poland and the Soviet Union, it has become exquisitely evident that Marx and Lenin were wrong. Religion is not the opium of the masses. Democracy and freedom are the opium of the masses! Once exposed, the masses become addicted. DEMETRIOS N. KYRIACOU Burbank
February 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Bay Area officials say scores of commuters and other residents may have recently been exposed to measles after a UC Berkeley student who has the virus attended classes and took public transit. The student, who was not identified, took a Bay Area Rapid Transit train from his home in Contra Costa County to the college campus to attend class, officials said. "Measles is a serious, highly contagious disease," said Berkeley's health officer, Dr. Janet Berreman. "It spreads through the air, when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
February 6, 2014 | By David Horsey
The severe drought in California and much of the West is a reminder that civilized life is a paper-thin veneer that overlays the deep upheavals of nature. Humans carry on blithely, holding fast to the illusion that the natural world can be tamed and exploited with no unavoidable consequences. Then we get slammed by a hurricane, a flood, a tornado, a wildfire, a drought or a freezing polar vortex that lets us know how wrong we are.  Yet, after each disaster, we forget again -- which is the reason so few of us give any sustained attention to the climate change peril.
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