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February 6, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"Above the Fold," the title of former New York Times reporter Bernard Weinraub's stacked new morality play about 21st century journalism now at the Pasadena Playhouse, reveals the author's background as an ink-stained dinosaur. For tablet-reading news junkies under 40, the expression refers to the placement on the front page of a broadsheet newspaper that attracts the most eyeballs and therefore wields the most influence. The very appealing Taraji P. Henson, best known for her role in the CBS crime drama "Person of Interest," stars as Jane, an ambitious reporter at a prestige New York newspaper who's tired of writing lifestyle pieces about trendy Harlem restaurants.
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SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Minnesota state representative Pat Garofalo has some questions to answer Monday after he sent out a tweet Sunday night that many people took as racist. The tweet:     Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime - Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014 Many people on Twitter perceived Garofalo's tweet as a shot at African Americans, since the majority of players in the NBA are black.
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NEWS
February 16, 1990
Regarding "Why Marry Outside of the Fold?" (Jan. 23): The article reads like something dated 1890 instead of 1990. Are there still people who stereotype males and females in those roles? Does any individual aware of the economic and social conditions in our world today feel that Jewish women sit around hoping for a passive, successful but unsexy Jewish man to make her life complete? And as for that man who was quoted as saying he "would never marry a Jewish woman to avoid giving a Jewish mother to his children," on behalf of the Jewish women of America, I would like to thank him--he's one to avoid.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"Above the Fold," the title of former New York Times reporter Bernard Weinraub's stacked new morality play about 21st century journalism now at the Pasadena Playhouse, reveals the author's background as an ink-stained dinosaur. For tablet-reading news junkies under 40, the expression refers to the placement on the front page of a broadsheet newspaper that attracts the most eyeballs and therefore wields the most influence. The very appealing Taraji P. Henson, best known for her role in the CBS crime drama "Person of Interest," stars as Jane, an ambitious reporter at a prestige New York newspaper who's tired of writing lifestyle pieces about trendy Harlem restaurants.
SPORTS
April 28, 2002
"If there's one more lockout or one more strike, they might as well fold up the games because no one is coming back." George Brett, Hall of Fame player with the Kansas City Royals, on baseball's problems.
OPINION
May 27, 2008
Re "With Davids, 'Idol' still Goliath," May 22 It appears that the transformation of The Times from a respected newspaper to a daily version of People magazine is almost complete. Not only is the report of who won "American Idol" considered news, it is considered news that is worthy of front-page exposure. I guess the only surprise is that this "news" was below the fold. Michael Byrne Oxnard
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1997
Tom Plate's article, "China, Taiwan: No Force or Taunts" (Commentary, Sept. 16), contains several incorrect or unfair assertions. Plate suggests that Taiwan should stop its "game-playing" and "return to the fold." This reasoning has two very serious flaws. The idea of a Taiwan governed by the PRC as being a "return to the fold" is ludicrous. The people on Taiwan have never been governed by the PRC. If anything, Taiwan's democratic reforms have been a return of the government of the Republic of China to the fold of the people.
SPORTS
May 25, 2002
In the article in which Commissioner Bud Selig suggests that six to eight major league teams may fold as long as the current economic arrangement remains, Selig complains that he can no longer see the continuation of funding loans because the sources are "drying up." Is the commissioner so blind to the fact that in today's America, we often hold out a helping hand to those who need it (at least for a while). When the helping hand is no longer able, those teams should fold up their tents.
NEWS
November 13, 2003 | Kevin Bronson
From out of the Fold Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Trail of Dead are coming back to the Fold -- in a manner of speaking. A two-disc album featuring tracks by bands who have played on promoter Scott Sterling's bills at the Derby and the Silverlake Lounge, "The Fold Compilation," was released Tuesday. A record-release bash is scheduled Nov. 21 at the Derby. "I had thought of doing a compilation for years," Sterling says, "but Chris Jerde had the patience to go through all the rigmarole to get the songs."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1988
Deane C. Kensok's letter (June 13) against increasing the minimum wage is the perfect illustration of the ignorance which persists on this issue. Kensok feels that by lowering the minimum wage you would create more jobs. Let's drop the minimum wage to, let's say a penny an hour--we would have full employment by his thinking. If this was the case there would be full employment in all of the underdeveloped countries. In the Philippines for example the minimum wage is about $25 a week and the employers complain that it's too high, just like they do here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
Negotiations over transferring ownership of LA/Ontario International Airport have collapsed for a second time, setting the stage for a court battle that could determine whether Inland Empire officials can take over the struggling facility operated by the city of Los Angeles. Attorneys involved in the dispute said Wednesday that talks between Los Angeles and Ontario representatives broke off Jan. 31 - the last day of a 58-day postponement in a pending lawsuit brought by the city of Ontario.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2014 | By Robert W. Welkos
As a reporter covering Hollywood for the New York Times, Bernard Weinraub was amused whenever producers or studio executives were unable to remember the names of the screenwriters of their latest films. "They would actually say, 'I'm not sure,' or 'A couple of people.' Very few of them actually knew who wrote the movie," Weinraub said. "It always cracked me up. It's such a collaborative process. Obviously, that never happens in the theater. " So when Weinraub retired from journalism in 2005 and began a second career as a playwright, he thought he would wield more clout than Hollywood screenwriters.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here's who they picked: Taraji P. Henson | Actress She may not be a household name, but Taraji P. Henson has notched quite a few milestones in her young career. Nominated for both an Oscar ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") and an Emmy (Lifetime's "Taken From Me"), Henson has garnered attention for her portrayal of detective Joss Carter on the CBS crime drama "Person of Interest.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The Pasadena Playhouse announced Thursday that Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) will star in the world premiere of “Above the Fold.” Written by former New York Times correspondent Bernard Weinraub, "Above the Fold" is set in a journalism world in transition, amid a shift from print to digital storytelling. Jane, the character to be played by Henson, is an African American newspaper reporter covering three white fraternity boys accused of raping an African American woman at a Southern university.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Ninety-eight British publishers closed their doors in the year ending August 2013. The cause? E-books and online discounts. Closures were up 42% over the previous year, according to the Guardian. The companies that folded included the 26-year-old healthcare publisher Panos London, and Evans Brothers, which published popular children's book author Enid Blyton for 30 years. During 2012, e-book sales in Britain rose by 134% to more than $346 million. While print sales still dominate the bottom line in Britain with more than $4.6 billion in sales, that total was a 1% drop from the year before.
HEALTH
October 11, 2013 | Roy Wallack, Gear
The folding bike is riding the cycling commuter wave, and the clever engineering is making it quicker than ever to carry on a subway or in a car trunk. Now found in some regular bike shops as well as specialty urban-transportation stores, better designs are helping the bikes shrug off a nerdy-professor stereotype of being ugly, tiny-wheeled, poor-riding machines. Breakthrough models come with chainless belt drives, electric engines and even recumbent formats. Most sport 20-inch wheels to make the bikes compact when folded, with elegant frames that hinge and lock at mid-frame.
NEWS
February 15, 2002 | Jeannine Stein
Dear Fashion Police: I don't know what to do with my woolen tops. If I hang them up, they get those pointy shoulder thingies, even if the hanger is padded or shaped. If I fold them, they get a crease in bizarre places, even if I'm careful and fold them the way I see them done in stores. What to do? Also, I don't have any moths yet, but do you have any suggestions for eliminating them if they do show up? --WOOL YOU HELP ME? Dear Wool: First things first. You should never hang stretchy knits of any kind since gravity ultimately takes its toll, resulting in misshapen clothes.
MAGAZINE
November 24, 1985
As I searched through the Oct. 6 Sunday Times I discovered something new called Los Angeles Times Magazine. I was looking for Home. I was very disappointed that it wasn't there. Putting the magazine aside, I browsed through other sections. I didn't get around to looking at the new magazine until after dinner. Believe me, I was no longer disappointed that Home has been discontinued. The new magazine is so fresh and entertaining and intellectual, I am now wondering why it took so long for it to be born.
SPORTS
September 30, 2013 | SAM FARMER
Seattle, Denver, Kansas City and New England remained unblemished. The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable. Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis and promoted third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer to starter. Now, they've won consecutive games and just knocked off the best team in the AFC North. Pittsburgh is winless? Yes, the Steelers lost in London to Minnesota, 34-27.
SPORTS
June 25, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Doc Rivers is considered one of the best coaches in the NBA, and now he'll be coaching the Clippers. It just took a while to make that happen. Almost two weeks of haggling, negotiating and wrangling were required for the Clippers to finally pry Rivers away from the Boston Celtics, for the price of a first-round draft pick in 2015 that will not be lottery-protected. And it took several more hours for Rivers and his representatives to finalize the deal Tuesday with Clippers owner Donald Sterling before the NBA was able to approve it. There were details and language in the contract that needed to be cleared up before Rivers agreed to a three-year, $21-million deal - the same number of years and dollar figure that were left on his Boston contract.
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