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December 27, 1986
It has occurred to me that we should be asking, what didn't Ronald Reagan know, and when didn't he know it? MRS. JAMES GARNER Los Angeles
November 10, 1990
In regards to Jim Murray's column of Oct. 28 ("A Guide to Olympic Diction"): Jim Murray has constantly professed to deplore prejudice, but he is the most prejudiced sportswriter I have ever known of. Jim obviously thinks it is perfectly acceptable to be prejudiced against one group of people, but just terrible to be prejudiced against another. R. JAMES, Los Angeles
July 30, 2010 | By Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A soldier's uneasy readjustment to civilian life is both ages-old reality and well-worn film subject. In this story of an Iraq veteran's return to Texas, debuting writer-director Ryan Piers Williams draws upon countless earlier dramas without adding anything fresh or memorable to the discussion. Shaped more for message than for convincing narrative impact, "The Dry Land" ends up feeling like a PSA to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder. As the war-stunned James, Ryan O'Nan carries an aura of psychic injury and displacement.
November 24, 1991
I have been trying for most of the past week to express in mere words both my deeply felt gratitude for your insightful and sensitively crafted story on James ("Remaking Mr. Jones," by Anne C. Roark, Oct. 6) and my admiration for Anne Roark's wonderful writing skill and the integrity she brought to her task. She was able to capture James--indeed, all of the "characters" in this saga--with both our human weaknesses and our hearts intact. For me, one of the best examples of her eloquence was her reference to James' wide grin as "revealing not only the gaping hole in his mouth but a hollow space in a soul hungry for attention."
October 30, 2013 | By David Lazarus
James receives lots of emails offering him big bucks for working from home. And, you may be surprised to learn, he suspects that they're not on the up and up. James asks: Where can he report bogus work-from-home pitches? First of all, not all such emails are scams. There actually are some legitimate work-from-home businesses out there. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions But the vast majority of such come-ons are nothing more than attempts to trick you into revealing personal information, such as your Social Security number.
December 4, 1985 | RICHARD EDER, Times Book Critic
Bloomsbury/Freud, the Letters of James and Alix Strachey 1924-1925. Edited by Perry Meisel and Walter Kendrick (Basic Books, $21.95) In terms of literary real estate, Bloomsbury remains a desirable neighborhood but, what with biographies, memoirs and letters, decidedly over-populated. When such things happen, people tend to settle on the fringes. The yearlong correspondence between James and Alix Strachey gives us a kind of Bloomsbury border area: a Holborn or Kings Cross.
When Jungmee Kim told her 7-year-old son, James, that he was going on "The Tonight Show," she asked him if he knew who Jay Leno was. "Oh, mom," he said. "He's the guy with all the gray hair. He kinda looks like President Clinton but he's funnier." James, a second-grader at Tustin Memorial Academy, and Oliver Sulek, 11, a fifth-grader at Deerfield Elementary School in Irvine, will demonstrate their respective inventions during an appearance on "The Tonight Show" this evening on NBC.
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