September 4, 2012 |
Alicia Keys is offering fans plenty of options with her latest single, “Girl on Fire,” by simultaneously releasing three versions of the song. Her "choose your favorite version" approach for the single -- the title track to her forthcoming album, due out Nov. 27 -- comes in the form of the original and a two-part suite: an “Inferno” remix featuring Nicki Minaj and a stripped-down “Blue Light” version. Keys' strength has largely been her ballads, especially the sweeping, dramatic numbers where she gives her powerful vocals the space to run amok over anthemic hooks.
February 12, 2013 |
In the latest chapter of an almost operatic family tragedy, the brother of murder-suicide suspect Josh Powell has died in Minneapolis after apparently throwing himself from a seven-story parking structure. A spokesman at the University of Minnesota, where Michael Powell was a graduate student, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the death occurred off campus and said the Minneapolis Police Department was investigating. Powell, 30, had been engaged in a legal battle with the parents of his missing sister-in-law, Susan Cox Powell, over the proceeds of as much as $3.5 million in life insurance paid out after Josh Powell killed himself and the couple's two young boys in February 2012.
May 23, 2012 |
More than 360 firefighters on Wednesday battled to contain a Nevada wildfire that has burned through nearly 3,500 acres near the border with California, officials said. The blaze, known as the Topaz Ranch Estates fire, started about 2 p.m. on Tuesday and quickly spread through the rural Topaz Lake area, about 60 miles south of Reno. Fed by cheat grass, sagebrush, pinyon pine and juniper, the fire is roughly north of Nevada Highway 208 and three miles east of U.S. 395. Two homes and 17 outbuildings have already been destroyed and more than 120 homes are considered in possible jeopardy from the fire, which officials said was behaving erratically because of gusting winds.
February 14, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- Did the rulers of the ancient city of Teotihuacan dedicate their largest pyramid to the god of fire, the so-called old god with a signature beard and fire atop his head? Mexican archaeologists announced this week that a figure of the god, called Huehueteotl, was found in a covered pit at the apex of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, a popular archaeological site north of Mexico City. Excavations are ongoing, but the discovery suggests that a long-disappeared temple at the top of the pyramid was used to perform ritual offerings to the fire god, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said in a statement Monday.
February 28, 2011
'American Experience: Triangle Fire' Where: KOCE When: 9 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-14 (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14)
November 21, 2012
Re "Sheriff's officials swapped bloody photos," Nov. 17 Assuming these two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies actually did exchange bloody photos accompanied by texted jokes, is there any conceivable reason why they both shouldn't immediately lose their jobs? I don't care whether or not they broke the official rule on bragging about brutality. These deputies have betrayed the public trust and revealed a phenomenal lack of judgment. There are plenty of capable men and women out there who could do the job well without having to beat someone up and make a joke out of it. Bart Braverman Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Valet violations Letters: Romney's gifts keep on giving Letters: No peace, but plenty of blame in the Mideast
December 23, 2011
Love Goes to Buildings on Fire Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever Will Hermes Faber and Faber: 369 pp., $30
December 31, 2012 |
The Chicago Bears announced on Monday that they have fired Coach Lovie Smith. And the Buffalo Bills have fired Coach Chan Gailey. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears have sent out consent forms to teams requesting permission to interview head-coaching candidates. The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday when Minnesota beat Green Bay. The Bills beat the Jets in their finale, 28-9, but finished last in the AFC East at 6-10. Buffalo has yet to announce whether it plans to keep General Manager Buddy Nix, whose acquisition of several high-priced defensive players did not achieve the team's desired results.
July 9, 2010
'The Girl Who Played With Fire' MPAA rating: R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language Running time: 2 hours, 9 minutes, Swedish with English subtitles Playing: ArcLight, Hollywood; Landmark, West L.A.
May 15, 2012 |
The Angels fired hitting coach Mickey Hatcher on Tuesday night in the wake of the team's disappointing performance at the plate through the first month and a half of the season. Hatcher will be replaced by Jim Eppard, the hitting coach from the Angels' triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City. The move was made after the Angels' 4-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. The Angels lost to the A's, 5-0, on Monday. “We think the absolute world of Mickey as a person and thank him for all of his contributions to this organization,” Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement.