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April 2, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Having allowed fans to decide how much its latest album is worth, Radiohead is now allowing them to shape how its new single, "Nude," will sound. The British band, which let fans name their price for downloading "In Rainbows" last fall, is posting five component tracks, or "stems," from the single for purchase on iTunes. That will let them remix the stems, add beats, instruments or audio effects of their choosing. Fans then upload finished remixes to, where other Radiohead fans can listen and vote for a favorite.
April 27, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors fans are among the most boisterous in the NBA, and they weren't holding back when it came to the brouhaha involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Shortly after the Clippers walked onto the court for warmups before Game 4 of their first-round series at Oracle Arena on Sunday, a fan chanted, “KKK-Clippers!”, alluding to the racist remarks purportedly made by Sterling during a recent conversation with a female friend. Full coverage: The Donald Sterling controversy A voice that sounds like Sterling's can be heard in an audio recording released by TMZ telling his friend that he was upset she posted a picture on her Instagram account of herself next to Lakers legend Magic Johnson because he didn't want her to be associated with black people.
June 7, 2012 | CHRIS ERSKINE
Beered up but suddenly benign, disappointed Kings fans poured out of Staples Center on Wednesday night. "Why couldn't we win it here?" rang out across L.A. Live after the Kings' loss. "We're still up 3-1," assured Dan Sine. "We have to win one, they have to win three," mathematician Debbie Eskenazi explained. And so it goes, this improbable season is frozen for at least a few more days. "I'm not worried, I'm disappointed," said Tommy Nast, summing up the feelings of most fans as they spilled out of Staples Center, still a little shell-shocked.
April 27, 2014 | By Gale Holland, Louis Sahagun and Howard Blume
As the Clippers faced off against the Golden State Warriors in an NBA playoff game Sunday, basketball fans and bystanders across Los Angeles grappled with the racist rant attributed to team owner Donald Sterling and shared their thoughts. At 1739 Public House in Los Feliz, bartender Curtis Swanson said Sterling had been known as a racist and slumlord for 35 years. He doubted anything substantial would come of the controversy because "he's got more money than the people yelling at him.” “I grew up in the Deep South and old money is always racist money,” Swanson, 38, said.
April 17, 1989 | Scott Ostler
It was a chilling moment, in the dawn of a new age. It was midway through the second period of the Kings' Saturday night mega-win at the GW (Gretzky Wayne) Forum. Responding to a note flashed on the message board, the frenzied, frothing Forum fans broke into a chant. "Luck-y butt! Luck-y butt!" Not Shakespeare, perhaps, but any chant is a welcome replacement for America's most shopworn chant, the one referring to the opposing team or star player inhaling by creating a vacuum with its (or his)
This is life that should exist on the other side of the moon with no chance of ever being seen down here. Forget the United Way campaign. Support NASA and a one-way space shuttle capable of jettisoning the get-a-life-challenged people here, who willingly spent $15 a day to be demeaned and disappointed at the Isuzu Celebrity Golf Championship.
August 9, 2011 | By David Wharton
It usually begins the same way, with one or two fans who stand up and holler at everyone around them. They want to start the wave. If Greg Holland is sitting nearby, he refuses to budge. "Man," he says out loud, "sure would be nice if we were paying attention to the game. " The longtime Texas Rangers fan has a problem with jumping up and down for no reason. "The wave," he insists, "has nothing to do with baseball. " At any other major league stadium, his voice might be lost in the din, but a curious rift has developed among the crowds at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.
April 9, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
The Ultimate Warrior, who died suddenly Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 54, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last Saturday and appeared on "Monday Night Raw" two nights later. After receiving a huge ovation from the fans, Warrior (born James Hellwig, but he legally changed his name to Warrior several years ago) talked about death in a speech that now seems a bit eerie. You can watch it above, and a transcript is below: “No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man's heart one day beats its final beat.
February 18, 2012
PHOTOS: Whitney Houston 's funeral - (goes after 3rd graf)   FULL COVERAGE: Whitney Houston's death - (goes after 6th graf)   ALSO: Houston funeral: Who's performing and speaking? Outside Whitney Houston's funeral: 'We're hurting too' Whitney Houston's mother says, 'Rest, my baby girl, in peace'
December 21, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Author Lee Child created a killer character with Jack Reacher. A brutal ex-military officer with a thirst for justice, he's a force - a massive force. Six-foot-five, 220-250 lbs., with a 50-inch chest is specified on Child's website . For months, fans of the books - 17 so far - have been anticipating the film "Jack Reacher," which opens this weekend, with comments such as: "hope it flops. " They are not looking forward to seeing Tom Cruise, not known for his bulk, portray the hero of Child's novels.
April 27, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
OAKLAND -- Clippers fans entering the Oracle Arena in Oakland before their team's playoff game Sunday against the Golden State Warriors denounced the racial remarks attributed to Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling and called for a public apology. Some L.A. fans said they did not wear their Clippers gear for fear of inciting animosity. One woman in a Clippers jersey carried a sign denouncing Sterling. A Warriors fan in blue and gold shouted to a Clippers' fan in red: “You guys need a new owner!
April 27, 2014 | By Homero Aridjis
The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana. " I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the evening paper I had just bought, exclaiming "Dammit, today my master died," referring to William Faulkner. Faulkner famously detested intrusions in his private life, and the funeral in his native Oxford, Miss., was sparsely attended by several dozen family members, his publishers and a few writers.
April 25, 2014
Jim Buss says he will resign in three or four years [April 20] if the Lakers are not back on top because that will mean he has failed. Dude, you have already failed both the team and its fans by your evident lack of leadership, so why must we wait so long for you to ultimately depart? How about in three or four months you turn over the team reins to someone more competent than you! Why should we twist in the wind for the obvious to become even more obvious? Goodbye and good riddance, Jim, we won't miss you at all. Roy Reel Culver City :: Jim Buss said if the Lakers aren't contending for an NBA title in three or four years he will step aside and let someone else run the team and make player personnel decisions.
April 25, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Time Warner Cable is starting to get more aggressive about wooing customers of rival pay-TV services to change providers if they want to see Dodger games. "Switch today and never miss a game," says a recent advertisement from the cable company, which is handling distribution for the Dodger-owned channel SportsNet LA. If watching the Dodgers is not enough of an enticement, Time Warner Cable is also offering a $300 Visa Reward Card. Until recently, Time Warner Cable steered clear of advertisements trying to convince people to switch to its service.
April 23, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
During the regular season, the Clippers haven't had much success against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, having lost their last five consecutive games at Oracle Arena. Now the Clippers will be back in Oakland on Thursday for Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series knowing they need to win at least one of the two games there -- Game 4 is Sunday -- to get home-court advantage back. The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1. “It's going to be exciting,” the Clippers' Blake Griffin said.
April 23, 2014 | Chris Erskine
On scratchy radios they listen to Vin Scully for a mere three innings, salvaging what they can of this aberrant young season, brimming with equal amounts promise and poison. "Come on," insists frustrated Dodgers fan Gary Mandell. "We are talking about a legendary announcer…. It's like taking the brushes away from Rembrandt. " There is the sense that maybe we shouldn't make a fuss at all, that the worst thing to do to this Dodgers front office right now is nothing. What if you blacked out 70% of your TV market in a cable standoff, and no one cared?
April 20, 2014
Re "Literary master of magical realism," Obituary, April 18 A dogeared paperback edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Love in the Time of Cholera" has traveled with me on countless adventure trips and rests within easy reach of my watercolors. I have traveled the world and drifted into my best creativity accompanied by the inestimable Marquez. When things get the better of me, or I feel the need of an interesting companion, I simply open "Cholera" or "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and slip into worlds only Marquez could imagine and only he could explain.
November 8, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
A Lakers fan attacked a pair of Utah Jazz fans with a can of pepper spray after the game Wednesday night, according to Janelle Stecklein of the Salt Lake Tribune . At some point during the Lakers' 95-86 loss to the Jazz, two Lakers fans were thrown out of the game after a confrontation developed from "trash talking" with a pair of Jazz fans. Outside of the arena, the ejected fans later found their same adversaries and the argument continued. "At that point, one of the Lakers fans pulled out a pepper spray fogger and let loose with it," according to the Tribune.
April 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols didn't hit his 500th home run in front of a hometown crowd, but at least he was able to hit it to an Angels fan. Tom Sherrill, a 29-year-old Air Force staff sergeant from Pomona who is in town for computer training, retrieved the ball Pujols hit for his milestone homer into the left-center field seats in Nationals Park and presented it to the Angels slugger after the game. "I've been an Angels fan for 20 years, and I had no intentions other than to give the ball to Albert," Sherrill said.
April 22, 2014 | Tina Susman and Alana Semuels
The cheers were louder, the runners more determined, the tears of joy and relief at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday more heartfelt than ever. And yes, the security was tighter. But on a brilliant spring day, the city brought to grief by terrorist bombings one year earlier sprinted back in the resolute style of the runners who tore through quiet suburbs and charming town squares to the finish line, where the roars grew deafening as Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the marathon since 1983.
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