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October 28, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Commission has completed its work and forwarded to the mayor three capable candidates to succeed William J. Bratton as chief of police. The matter now rests with Antonio Villaraigosa, who must decide what he wants in a chief. This is a moment of great consequence: The mayor will not likely make another appointment with more serious ramifications for the city or his legacy. Bratton's tenure offers many indicators of what qualities are important for a chief's success -- as well as a few where improvement is in order.
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SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
It might be considered an overdue nod in some quarters, but Kings center Anze Kopitar's defensive abilities were recognized on Thursday morning when the NHL announced he is a finalist for the Selke Trophy. The other finalists are Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, a former winner, and the Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, a finalist for the third straight season. Bergeron, like Toews, also won the Selke previously. Bergeron won it in 2012. This is the first time Kopitar -- or any Kings player, for that matter -- has garnered a Selke nomination.
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NEWS
August 15, 2012 | by Carolyn Kellogg
The Thurber Prize for American Humor announced its three 2012 finalists Wednesday. Surprisingly, a book that's a riff off a television show made the top three. That book is "Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America," which expands the humor of the TV show "Parks and Recreation. " Although the book's cover indicates that it was written (and run through spell-check) by Leslie Knope, the character played by Amy Poehler, its actual author is Nate Di Meo. Di Meo is also the producer and host of the podcast The Memory Palace , which was recently added to Jesse Thorn's offerings at MaximumFun.org.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Translating a book is arduous and notoriously low-paid work. It's a labor of love for most. With a few blockbuster exceptions (think Gabriel García Márquez or Haruki Murakami) publishers don't make much, if any money from the translated titles they offer. That's one reason why just 3% of the books published in the U.S. are works of translation. Finding works from certain countries is all but impossible, as one British blogger discovered in 2012 during a project to read literature from 196 countries -- there are many countries and languages, in fact, whose greatest works have never been translated into English.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
One of the literary world's favorite fiction prizes, the PEN/Faulkner award , announced its 2013 finalists Wednesday. In its 33rd year, the contenders come from publishers large and small. The finalists are Amelia Gray for "Threats," published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux; "Kind One" by Laird Hunt and T. Geronimo Johnson's "Hold It 'Til It Hurts," both published by Coffee House Press; "Watergate" by Thomas Mallon, published by Pantheon; and Benjamin Alire Sáenz for "Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club," published by Cinco Puntos Press.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Translating a book is arduous and notoriously low-paid work. It's a labor of love for most. With a few blockbuster exceptions (think Gabriel García Márquez or Haruki Murakami) publishers don't make much, if any money from the translated titles they offer. That's one reason why just 3% of the books published in the U.S. are works of translation. Finding works from certain countries is all but impossible, as one British blogger discovered in 2012 during a project to read literature from 196 countries -- there are many countries and languages, in fact, whose greatest works have never been translated into English.
NEWS
August 22, 2012 | by Carolyn Kellogg
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced the finalists for its 2012 awards Wednesday. The prizes, which are awarded in fiction and nonfiction in conjunction with the Dayton Peace Prize, are given annually to work that "uses the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. " Six finalists have been named in fiction and five in nonfiction. Michael Ondaatje, author of the Booker Prize-winning novel "The English Patient," which was adapted into the Oscar-winning film, is among the 2012 fiction finalists for his novel "The Cat's Table.
SPORTS
February 15, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The Basketball Hall of Fame's finalists for the 2013 class have strong California connections with two-thirds of Golden State's Run TMC -- Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond -- joining Oakland native and former Laker Gary Payton as well as former Long Beach State and Fresno State coach Jerry Tarkanian among the 12 still under consideration. The announcement of the finalists is a prelude to the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Houston. The inductees will be announced at the Final Four in April.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Elizabeth Gilbert's novel “The Signature of All Things” is a finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize for the best book on a medical topic, along with five nonfiction books, including Oliver Sacks' “Hallucinations.” The $50,000 prize recognizes books with “a central theme that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness.” The other finalists are: “Wounded: The Long Journey Home from the Great War,” by Emily Mayhew, which...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2011
Two finalists for the T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry have withdrawn, saying they objected to investment company Aurum Funds sponsoring the United Kingdom award. The Poetry Book Society, which runs the annual award for a collection of poetry, lost funding from Arts Council England as part of government spending cuts. "I fully understand why the Poetry Book Society has looked elsewhere for funding," said Australian John Kinsella, who was shortlisted for his work "Armour. " But as "an anticapitalist in full-on form," he said, he had to withdraw on ethical grounds.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 On Sunday, the CIF will announce which teams are selected for the Southern California regional basketball playoffs. When the seedings come out, it's going to produce quite a debate, because lots of Open Division teams from the Southern Section are expected to be seeded higher than section champions. What's clear is that all 16 teams selected for the Southern Section Open Division playoffs appear likely to make the state playoffs, and most are going to be put back in the divisions they were in prior to being placed in the Open Division.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Elizabeth Gilbert's novel “The Signature of All Things” is a finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize for the best book on a medical topic, along with five nonfiction books, including Oliver Sacks' “Hallucinations.” The $50,000 prize recognizes books with “a central theme that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness.” The other finalists are: “Wounded: The Long Journey Home from the Great War,” by Emily Mayhew, which...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
What do cats, feces and pies have in common? Well, besides the fact that many can be found in a typical American and British home, they're also in the titles honored by the Bookseller for being the strangest book titles of the year. The British trade publication has awarded the Diagram Prize since 1978, recognizing such titles as “Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice,” (the first winner), and “Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way”  (the 2010 champion)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
This week, “American Idol” continued its bid to win back viewers' hearts with yet another jolt to its format. Billed as "Rush Week," the high-stakes round started the season's live shows, and was the first time finalists would sing for America's vote. In recent years this part of the competition would feature contestants vying for a spot during a semifinals round in Las Vegas. Instead, Rush Week will slice more than a third of the finalists in just a week. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times The tension was immediate Tuesday night as the round also doubled as an elimination with the top 15 women whittled down to 10 -- in front of a live audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The finalists for the 34th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday morning: 50 books in 10 categories are in the running to win the L.A. Times Book Prizes, to be awarded in April. Two authors will receive special recognition: John Green with the Innovators Award and Susan Straight with the Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. Bestselling young adult novelist John Green will be presented with the Innovators Award for his dynamic use of online media to entertain and engage.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The board of the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2013 awards Monday. There are five finalists each in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The NBCC announced the recipients of three additional awards. The John Leonard Prize for First book, awarded for the first time, goes to Antony Marra for his novel "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. " The winner of the 2013 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing goes to critic Katherine A. Powers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The American Society of Magazine Editors on Monday announced the finalists for its 2013 awards . The National Magazine Awards -- known as the Ellies for the Alexander Calder "Elephant" that winners receive -- will be presented at a luncheon in New York on May 2. Many of the usual suspects appear on the finalists list: GQ and the New Yorker are perennial favorites, and National Geographic, with a total of seven, received the most nominations....
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
It might be a little early in the year to hear the phrase “…and the winners are…” But those words rung throughout BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Saturday -- a happy day for a handful of fimmakers. Film Independent, which produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, held a brunch at which it announced the three winners of its Spirit Awards filmmaker grants. For “creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films” amid challenging circumstances with limited resources, Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston received a $25,000 unrestricted grant for the Piaget Producers Award.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2013 | By David Ng
Steve McQueen has been garnering critical praise and various accolades for his movie "12 Years a Slave," including a Golden Globe nomination on Thursday for best director. This week it was announced that the video artist-turned-filmmaker is up for another honor: the Hugo Boss Prize, a visual arts award that is co-organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. Handed out every two years, the Hugo Boss Prize recognizes significant achievement in contemporary art and comes with a $100,000 award, plus a solo show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
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