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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
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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.
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NEWS
June 11, 1989
Re "Fountainhead of a New Fury": Why was there so little mention of Ayn Rand's philosophical work? Why was there no mention of the Ayn Rand Society, a branch of the American Philosophical Assn. (an organization of university philosophers, with similar branches for Plato, Aristotle, David Hume and others)? Or of the Ayn Rand Institute, right here in Marina del Rey, which conducts a yearly essay contest on "The Fountainhead" for high school juniors and seniors, and which sponsors academic work in philosophy?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
In the British dance-off rom-com "Cuban Fury," Nick Frost plays a man who was a champion salsa dancer as a young boy who gave it up. Now an adult office drone, when a new boss arrives from America in the form of Rashida Jones, he is smitten. When he learns she is herself a salsa enthusiast, he is inspired to once again lace up his dancing shoes. The film marks the first starring film role for Frost outside his collaborations with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg on the films "Sean of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," "Paul" and last summer's "The World's End. " One night Frost sent producer Nira Park a half-drunk email outlining the idea for a romantic comedy with salsa dancing and the next thing he knew, they were making it. "I've always liked dancing.
NEWS
March 29, 1996
Irving Cummings Jr., 78, writer and producer who created the television series "Fury" about a black stallion. Cummings produced 139 episodes of the popular late-1950s show, which starred Peter Graves along with the horse. The son of motion picture actor and director Irving Cummings Sr., the younger Cummings wrote such films as "Yesterday's Heroes" and "Deadline for Murder."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2008 | Charles McNulty, Times Theater Critic
The first section of William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury" is such a notorious brain twister that any attempt at straightforward dramatization would be almost as foolhardy as trying to resurrect the Old South. Told from the point of view of Benjy, the Compsons' mentally challenged adult son, the narrative hopscotches with such retrospective insouciance that Faulkner was tempted to color-code passages to clarify shifts in time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999
Hell hath no fury like a woman suborned. JEROLD DRUCKER Tarzana
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1999
It looks like the century is going out in a blaze of fury. RUTH KING Banning
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1985
Prior to reading your cogent editorial I confess I had become almost rabid in my fury at the media for what I considered overkill of the President's current physical problem. The net effect of your editorial was to dispel my fury and impel me to applaud your sage overview. WILLIAM DOZIER Beverly Hills
TRAVEL
November 15, 1998
For those of us who've experienced "road rage" on the highway, having recently flown from JFK to LAX, let me offer some equivalent terms you can use when flying the friendly skies. How about "plane panic" or "flight fury?" When you come aboard and you're a "senior," the cabin crew, standing in first class, offer you a weak smile and no help as they watch you drag your carry-on bag down the aisle toward your seat in the rear. Flight fury! Those who board first grab the bin space and stow huge carry-on luggage that should have been checked.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
Don't let the cheesy title deter you. "Cuban Fury" is a thoroughly engaging crowd-pleaser - sweet, quite amusing and even a tad inspiring. British funnyman Nick Frost ("Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz") makes for an especially root-worthy hero as Bruce Garrett, an earnest lathe salesman who reconnects with an old love: salsa dancing. Bruce may come off to friends and co-workers like a bit of a schlub; he's a self-described 2 on the 1-to-10 scale. But beneath that pudgy exterior lies the heart of a champion salsa dancer, which in fact he was as a kid until a humiliating incident dubbed "Sequingate" caused Bruce to burn his dancing shoes (literally)
NEWS
October 24, 2013 | By Luke O'Neil, guest blogger
Now that we all live inside hermetically-sealed political feedback bubbles when it comes to receiving and reacting to news, it's never been easier to form an opinion on a given story. That's particularly true of the type of Rorschach-test-like stories for which our opinions are already predestined -- one reader's black-ink-blot socialist plot to undermine national security is another's evidence of encroaching totalitarianism run amuck. The crazy part is, both things can be true at the same time, depending on whom you ask.  Occasionally a story comes along, however, like the news about former UC Davis police officer John Pike, a.k.a.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Farewell, fringe! Brad Pitt has finally cut off his long hair! The actor was photographed Tuesday rocking a shorter 'do while filming "Fury," a World War II Nazi Germany drama written and directed by David Ayer that costars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Jon Bernthal. While neither Pitt's entire mane nor scalp was visible, the buzz-cut sides peeked out from under a white baseball cap he was wearing on set in the British countryside, according to Just Jared. PHOTOS: Scene at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 Pitt, 49, had still been rocking the long locks ( and their customary bun and ponytail )
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2013 | By Jessica Garrison and Kim Christensen
A major toxic waste dump near a Central Valley hamlet is poised to expand, and a troubled battery recycler in Vernon has been cleared to reopen according to key decisions Tuesday that sparked fury in nearby low-income communities. At the center of both decisions is a little-known California agency, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, which has repeatedly cited both facilities for violations of hazardous waste regulations. In the Central Valley, the agency took steps toward approving expansion of Chemical Waste Management's nearly full toxic waste dump in Kettleman City by 5 million cubic yards, a 50% increase.
NEWS
June 5, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Certainly it can hard to be “the other woman” in a political sex scandal. But who knew that it's also no picnic being “the other woman's” woman? That's the situation Jill Kelley has found herself in. But Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., socialite who sparked the investigation into ex-CIA Director David H. Petraeus' extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, which prompted his resignation, is not taking her situation lying down. She's suing the FBI and the Pentagon for violating her privacy.
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May 3, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
There are times when it's best to let the riffs, tangled leads and headbanging speak for themselves. Slayer co-founder Jeff Hanneman, who died Thursday, was by all accounts a silent, reserved presence in real life, but when he stepped onstage to play guitar, his musical voice was monstrous. His distorted onslaught continues to inspire fans of extreme music across borders and generations. Entire heavy metal subgenres including speed metal, black metal and doom metal wouldn't exist without his band's influence.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2003
"The Simpsons" is almost certainly the most subversive show in the history of television ("The real first family," Feb. 16), and the way in which the mainstream media have celebrated it brought to my mind a passage from James Agee's introduction to "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," in which he implores the reader not to view his work as "art": "Every fury on earth has been absorbed in time, as art, or as religion, or as authority in one form or another.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
This post has been updated. See below for details.  The riff that San Francisco rock band Thee Oh Sees presented at 3:50 p.m. at the closing moments of their rolling, frantic set, was still running through my head half an hour later, even though half a dozen rhythms from varying locales on the pitch of Coachella had entered it since. That's one tough damn riff, from a new song called "Dead Energy," bass-heavy, smooth-groove house beats 50 yards away in the Sahara tent. The band played a forceful bunch of songs -- at least judging by the four final ones that I saw -- that drove the tightly focused, crowd-surfing fans to adrenaline levels unimaginable the morning earlier.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Colorado farmers are in udder disbelief. The state's legislators are considering a new law that would ban farmers from taking away natural fly swatters from their dairy cows. Some want to ban dairy operations from carrying out a process called docking -- cutting cattle tails for sanitary reasons. Critics call it animal cruelty. Farmers say it produces more sanitary milk by keeping the tail from dragging in mud and manure. Not only that, but many farmers complain that the practice is rare in their state, so what's the big deal?
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