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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 24, 2014 | By Matt Wilhalme
Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts' hard shot to Miami Heat superstar LeBron James' throat during Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs did not go unnoticed by the NBA. The league on Thursday fined McRoberts $20,000 and upgraded the original call from a personal foul to a flagrant 2, according to the Associated Press. McRoberts hit James in the throat with his forearm as the power forward drove to the basket with 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter as Miami led Charlotte, 97-94.
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January 14, 2009
  Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 8 to 10 1 quart of oysters in their liquor 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon mace 10 cloves 10 peppercorns 10 allspice berries 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1. In a medium saucepan, cook the oysters in their liquor over high heat until plump, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2. Strain and reserve the oysters, keeping the liquor in the pan. 3. Stir the vinegar, salt, mace, cloves, peppercorns, allspice berries and cayenne into the liquor and bring to a boil over high heat.
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April 24, 2014 | By Robert Abele
A resourcefully stylish indie sci-fi entry from Britain, "The Machine" drapes sleek visuals over an artificial intelligence tale set in a top-secret British government facility where robots are being developed to fight a cold war with China. Empathic computer genius Vincent (Toby Stephens) has more on his mind, however, than creating a weapon-strength, self-aware being for his military boss (Denis Lawson). Vincent imagines a revolutionary future in which the brain-damaged (be they wounded soldiers or his medically afflicted daughter)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
What was Publishers Weekly thinking? The trade journal has named author E.L. James the Publishing Person of the Year. An interview with James is forthcoming in its Monday issue. James, of course, is the author of the mega-selling erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed. " But she's not just the hottest thing to hit bestseller lists since Harry Potter -- she's an author who initially hit bestseller lists while working entirely outside of traditional publishing channels.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - They came alone, in pairs or with their children. Some wore costumes, most did not. But nearly all of the 200 fans waiting patiently in a long line inside the San Diego Convention Center late Thursday afternoon were in search of one thing: a moment with their favorite new author E.L. James, the 49-year-old West London woman who penned the literary sensation "Fifty Shades of Grey. " James, a mother of two teenage boys, was at Comic-Con International to sign copies of her racy romance trilogy, which has sold more than 20 million copies in the United States.
SPORTS
August 27, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
The personality transplant continues. The Chargers--a team that has added bad boys Jim McMahon and Burt Grossman in the past nine days--cut eight players Saturday on their way down from 80 to 72. They must reach a roster limit of 60 Tuesday. One of the waived players was running back Lionel (Little Train) James, perhaps the team's most popular player both among teammates and within the community. Another was kicker Vince Abbott, perhaps the team's nicest guy.
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January 4, 1986 | Associated Press
In 1958, a man named Thomas Bodkin wrote the Times of London to lament the seeming demise of his good name. Why, he wondered, did no one christen new sons Thomas any more? But Thomas's time would come. By 1974 it had edged into the list of Britain's 10 most fashionable names, and a decade later it was in second place, preceded only by that hardy perennial, James.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
After one particularly arduous but rewarding rehearsal for last year's new Broadway musical "Sweet Smell of Success," the show's second-billed actor, Brian d'Arcy James, remarked to a small group of his colleagues: "Revivals are for cowards." "That became our rallying cry," recalled the show's star, John Lithgow.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2002 | Philip Brandes; Daryl H. Miller
Are people better off knowing things they can't do anything about--especially in relation to their spouse's loyalty? That dilemma takes on unexpected urgency for a contemporary couple in Max Mayer's "James and the Handless Maiden" at the Gascon Center Theatre. Intense, committed performances drive this inaugural production by the promising LA Stage & Film theater company, although some scripting lapses remain intractable.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
In California, Kobe is king. But in the favorite-athlete game of thrones, Bryant is a puny ruler. Best Tickets laid out the most popular athletes by state, based on Google search data, and found that LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the most searched in fully half of the 50 states. There's a steep drop-off to No. 2: Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos quarterback was most searched in seven states.  Third is a tie between the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Defense attorneys for James E. Holmes, charged in the shooting rampage in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and dozens wounded, will appeal a court order requiring him to undergo a second evaluation of his sanity. His lawyers gave notice that they would appeal in a Tuesday court filing in the case before Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. The filing was released Wednesday . Holmes underwent a mandatory sanity evaluation last year, but Samour ruled that it was inadequate and ordered a second round of testing.
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April 21, 2014 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
[ This story has been corrected. See bottom of post for details .] National Poetry Month is almost over, but we'd be remiss to overlook “Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems” by James Baldwin (Beacon: 94 pp., $16 paper), which collects all 25 poems the essayist and novelist published before his death in 1987 at age 63. If you didn't know Baldwin was a poet, you're not alone - although it makes sense because his prose was always visionary and poetic, built on a torrent, a flow of words.
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April 16, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK - Why is James Franco, the world's most famous perpetual student, making his Broadway debut in a revival of that panting war horse "Of Mice and Men," a favorite of high school English teachers and Turner Classic Movies addicts? It's a strange choice for this multi-hyphenated star, who has conducted his career like a postmodern experiment designed to reveal - who knows? - the pointless distinction between high and low culture or maybe the susceptibility of the arts and academia to the whorish charms of celebrity.
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April 16, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - This Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time. "Scrubs'" Zach Braff just made his debut in Susan Stroman's staging of Woody Allen's comedy-musical "Bullets Over Broadway. " Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams is trying out her singing talents - and a British accent - as Sally Bowles in the Roundabout's sort-of revival of "Cabaret. " But nothing epitomizes this influx more than the trio of Broadway rookies bringing a burst of star power - and their fan followings on social media - to Tony-winner Anna D. Shapiro's staging of the John Steinbeck classic "Of Mice and Men" about Depression-era migrant workers in California.  PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The show, which hasn't been seen on Broadway in four decades, opens Wednesday at the Longacre Theatre with James Franco (1.9 million Twitter followers)
BUSINESS
April 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
James Van Der Beek of “Dawson's Creek” fame has sold a house in Valley Village for $1,155,250. The 3,017-square-foot house, built in 1936, features a great room with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, a bonus room and an open kitchen with bar seating. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. French doors off the master suite overlook a swimming pool at the rear of the one-story home. Van Der Beek, 37, was on "Don't Trust the B-- in Apartment 23" (2012-13) and stars in new series “Friends With Better Lives.” Striking contemporary in Beverly Crest He paid $1.26 million for the house in 2005 and had been leasing it out for nearly $5,000 a month, according to the MLS. The property was listed at $1.155 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2011 | By Susan Straight, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Silver Sparrow A Novel Tayari Jones Algonquin Books: 341 pp., $19.95 Tayari Jones has taken Atlanta for her literary terroir, and like many of our finest novelists, she gives readers a sense of place in a deeply observed way. But more than that, Jones has created in her main characters tour guides of that region: honest, hurt, observant and compelling young women whose voices cannot be ignored. "Silver Sparrow," her third novel, is an astonishing leap forward.
OPINION
September 10, 1995
California: No Assembly required! JAMES F. FOSTER Long Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Peta Murgatroyd and her "Dancing With the Stars" partner James Maslow "Let It Go" all the way to a perfect score Monday. The dance pro and the Big Time Rush star performed in the lift-filled contemporary style to the Oscar-winning "Frozen" song, clinching Season 18's first perfect score from the judges as well as guest judge and former champion Donny Osmond. Former champ Murgatroyd, 27, was costumed as a plaited Queen Elsa and Maslow, 23, was a supportive tree trunk to the shimmering nymph.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA pitcher James Kaprielian has been selected to the U.S. collegiate national team, which will compete internationally this summer. Kaprielian, a sophomore, is 5-3 with a 2.20 earned-run average this season. He has 61 strikeouts in 61 1/3 innings. He had two saves and a 1.55 ERA in 34 relief appearances last season, helping the Bruins win the national championship. ALSO: Yasiel Puig's incredible journey from Cuba to U.S. Manny Pacquiao's mom was, um, intense during fight [Video]
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