August 17, 2010 |
A Dodge ad featuring a chimpanzee has been altered after animal-rights activists protested the inclusion of the animal. Here is more text about it. And here is even more text. Text, text, text goes here. Here is a dramatic retelling of this story:
December 13, 1990
I read with interest and dismay the interview with Mortimer J. Adler on the "Great Books" list revision ("A Curmudgeon Stands His Ground," Dec. 3). The crux of the matter, it seems to me, is not the inclusion of books in lists, but the inclusion of culture, thought, and quality of character in people. Adler is represented in your interview as an insufferable, arrogant, bigoted pedant. If people become like him after a lifetime of reading the classics, I say let us do away with the classics.
September 16, 1990
Traditions, theological or philosophical, can enrich the lives of people. They can also be a stranglehold. For some people, even though the traditions may be ancient, they are experienced with an immediacy that empowers the believer. For others, they become reflex habits that seldom engage the higher self. So it would seem with the outcasts of Catholicism called Dignity. Comprised of men and women who seem to embrace Roman Catholic dogma save for its stand on homosexuality, they seek fellowship in the church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1990
In conjunction with the letters you will receive in response to my commentary on male-bashing, would you please note that I am a member of Priests for Equality and a signer of the Call to Action, two movements which urge a married priesthood and the full inclusion of women in the Roman Catholic ministry. The struggle for gender equality is always two-sided. PATRICK M. ARNOLD, S.J. San Diego
March 11, 2009 |
Qualcomm Inc., the world's largest maker of chips for mobile phones, said South Korea was looking into the lawfulness of some of its business practices. The Korea Fair Trade Commission issued a report looking at the inclusion of multimedia features in its chips and rebates and discounts for customers, the San Diego company said. Qualcomm said its actions were lawful.
HOME & GARDEN
June 23, 2005
FIRST the Food section wrote about low temperature fish cookery ["Where Cool Is Hot," April 27], a story I would retitle "An Invitation to Hepatitis A." Now, on June 9 in Home, the L.A. Times invites readers to eat raw flowers ["A Veritable Floral Feast"]. I could retitle that: "Lunch With a Light Dusting of Ecozone Pyrethrum." Do intelligent people debate the inclusion of these pieces in the paper, or is it a matter of scrambling to fill the "hole"? Antonio San Marco Los Angeles
March 29, 1998
The San Francisco school board's decision to include authors who reflect the ethnic diversity of its population makes sense to me (March 21). However, I am also willing to wager that 50%-plus of that population is female. How dare they leave the inclusion of female authors to the chance that "as the curriculum becomes more contemporary, it becomes more filled with women"! Have they looked at the authors on the bestseller list lately? JO'ANN DeQUATTRO Los Angeles
April 4, 1993
Regarding "Back Before Punk Wore Flannel," by Jonathan Gold (March 7): "The awful Lovers of Today" is actually the song "Lovers of Today" by the wonderful group the Only Ones. Perhaps Gold isn't so keen on the track because the Only Ones actually knew how to write songs and arrange them and play their instruments. The Only Ones were heads and shoulders above their "D.I.Y." competition in so many ways, and their inclusion is valid. PETER HOLSAPPLE North Hollywood Holsapple is a member of the Continental Drifters and co-founded the dB's, who once opened for the Only Ones in New York.