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March 14, 2014 | By Jay Jones
NASCAR was so, well, last week. Now, it's off-road vehicles that will dominate the racing scene near Las Vegas. Fifty-seven souped-up “trophy trucks” will participate in Saturday's Mint 400 along a course through the Mojave Desert near the sleepy town of Jean (a town you see as you're driving along Interstate 15), about a half-hour drive from the Las Vegas Strip. The big trucks will begin kicking up dust as the featured race gets the green flag at 1 p.m. Saturday.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Before he loved anything else, Jean-Luc Godard loved genre: He famously dedicated his first feature film, "Breathless," to Monogram Pictures, one of the monarchs of Poverty Row B-picture production. But as "Breathless" demonstrated, Godard never did anything straight up. He did genre his own playful way, and never more so than in 1965's "Alphaville," a film that was part science fiction, part hard-boiled adventure, and all Godard. Playing for a week at the Nuart in West Los Angeles in a sharp new digital restoration, "Alphaville" is more than quintessential Godard.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1997
The inevitable death and taxes are OK, as long as they come in that order. JEAN CROSS Laguna Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The Cannes Film Festival can certainly welcome, and boost, movies that aim to be Academy Awards players - the festival has premiered at least one best picture nominee in four of the last five years, including "Nebraska" in 2013. But as it made clear when it announced this year's official selection Thursday, Cannes also operates independently from the awards machinery of its late-summer and early-fall counterparts, emphasizing such things as returning directors and dues-paying. As festival director Thierry Fremaux announced this year's selections at a Paris news conference, the returnees were much in evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1997 | NORINE DRESSER
In colorful details, Jean, a member of one of the Plains Native American tribes, described her daughter's wedding to a folklorist conducting research for her next book. As agreed, the folklorist wrote up the interview and mailed it back to Jean to check for accuracy. For convenience, the folklorist had enclosed a self-addressed stamped envelope to facilitate return of the information.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2012 | By Scott Martelle
We Only Know So Much A Novel Elizabeth Crane Harper Perennial: 280 pp., $14.99 paper Dysfunctional small-town families are the low-hanging fruit of American literature. You just reach out and grab a ready cast of familiar figures, give them a few meaningful quirks, then let them wrestle with the dour commonalities of modern life, from romance-less marriages to dead-end jobs to dreams that dissipate far short of a near horizon. They are books of a type, and Elizabeth Crane has delivered one here with her debut novel, "We Only Know So Much," about an extended family living in a small Midwestern town.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1987 | DON SHIRLEY
Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be satisfied, said Jesus. But other hungers are not as easily satiated, said Eugene Ionesco. A man who's always ravenous for something new, for something better, will consume his own innards, his very identity. And end up in hell. That's what happens to Jean, the restless spirit who travels through Ionesco's "Hunger and Thirst."
NEWS
March 28, 1985 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
When a friend told Jean and Joseph Krause that a grand ballroom was up for sale on the top floor of a downtown Long Beach high-rise, they decided almost on a whim to take a look. At the time, the Krauses were happily ensconced in their home in the secluded Mount Washington section of Los Angeles. Joseph, 62, commuted to work each day at Cal State Long Beach, where he is an art history professor. Jean worked out of their home as a free-lance advertising design artist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2009 | GEORGE SKELTON
Jean called the other day from her desert condo near Palm Springs. She'd been notified that the state was cutting back again on aid for the disabled and she was worried. Yep, I said, and the cut most likely will be even sharper than she was figuring. Jean isn't her real name. She didn't want it used. "I still have friends in L.A. who don't know I live this way," she said. "I'd be embarrassed if they knew. Guess it's just pride. Nobody wants to admit they're down and out." She suffers from fibromyalgia, a disease of the connective tissues.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2008 | Carina Chocano, Times Movie Critic
The perfect frothy fantasy for the obscene wealth gap era, "Priceless" (Hors de Prix) stars a gorgeous, cellophane-thin Audrey Tautou as Irene, a dedicated gold digger who finds herself accidentally mixed up with a penniless bartender. Irene's rather arduous profession involves nabbing, milking and holding onto very rich (and usually very old) men for as long as she can. Jean (Gad Elmaleh) is a sad-eyed service serf with the dejected air of a Fellini hero, whom she mistakes for a patron, an error that puts her right back in the poorhouse.
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
In a regular season when so much has gone right for the Ducks, Teemu Selanne closed it perfectly Sunday by tugging a fellow Anaheim legend onto the ice for a final skate and embrace in front of an adoring sellout crowd. The Ducks (54-20-8) produced their NHL-best 26th comeback victory with a 3-2 overtime triumph over the Colorado Avalanche at Honda Center. Afterward, Selanne, 43, found his friend and former Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who's expected to join him in retirement at season's end. “Teemu's such a class act and he's known for a while that this possibly could be my last game,” Giguere said after his 33-save night for the Central Division champions.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By David Wharton
Alpine skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy has resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee just weeks after finishing his work as the chief coordinator for the Sochi Games. In a statement released by the IOC on Friday, officials the 70-year-old Killy had informed them of his plans some months ago. "Jean-Claude was a great ambassador of the Olympic ideals and I thank him for his many years of excellent service to the Olympic Movement,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Jay Jones
NASCAR was so, well, last week. Now, it's off-road vehicles that will dominate the racing scene near Las Vegas. Fifty-seven souped-up “trophy trucks” will participate in Saturday's Mint 400 along a course through the Mojave Desert near the sleepy town of Jean (a town you see as you're driving along Interstate 15), about a half-hour drive from the Las Vegas Strip. The big trucks will begin kicking up dust as the featured race gets the green flag at 1 p.m. Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Susan King
Director Roger Michell and writer Hanif Kureishi were on a worldwide promotional tour for "Venus," the 2006 film that earned Peter O'Toole his last Oscar nomination, when the two collaborators' seemingly nonstop travel schedule hatched the concept for a new film. "We had lots of airplane flights and came up with this idea of a couple going to Paris for 48 hours as a very easy and beautiful structure," Michell said. He and Kureishi decided to take their own 48-hour trip to Paris to outline the characters and the plot.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Wendy Smith
It's almost impossible to put down Jean Hanff Korelitz's riveting new novel for the first 200 pages as it dismantles the comfortable existence of a couples therapist over the course of a few nightmarish weeks. We first meet Grace Reinhart Sachs ensconced in her office, being interviewed by a Vogue writer about her forthcoming book, "You Should Have Known. " This book-within-a-book argues that women get themselves into bad marriages by failing to see the clear signs that were there from the beginning about their spouses' failings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
Why has Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and Crimea? What does this mean for American interests and my 401(k)? Does President Obama have any good options? Is the Cold War coming back? And who is Putin wearing? Like many Americans, these questions filled my head Monday after my Oscars hangover lifted. I turned on the television to see what the pundits had to offer. Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and failed 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, was on Fox News, explaining the world to Sean Hannity . Putin's aggression, it soon became clear, came about not because he wants to maintain Russia's Black Sea naval base in Crimea and not because his is set on maintaining Ukraine's multifaceted dependence on Russia . It came about because he is a manly man and President Obama is not. Oliver North told Hannity that Obama can't draw red lines because he uses “a pink crayon.” And while you think I was joking about what Putin is wearing, I merely took my cue from Palin, who blamed Putin's aggression on bad fashion choices by the president.
NEWS
March 3, 1987 | United Press International
Former Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa told a court Monday "I am not a cannibal." It was the first time since hearings began in November that the eating of human flesh during the deposed emperor's 13-year reign was discussed in his trial on charges of murder, torture, embezzlement of state funds and cannibalism. Bokassa was overthrown as emperor of his self-proclaimed Central African Empire in a 1979 French-backed coup led by David Dacko.
BOOKS
March 10, 2002 | Reviews are provided to Book Review by Publishers Weekly, where they first appeared. olice2002, Publishers Weekly.
DO YOUR EARS HANG LOW? By Caroline Jayne Church Scholastic/Chicken House: 32 pp., $15.95 Caroline Jayne Church ("Hungry Hen") pictures two long-eared pups' playful romp in this reprise of a ridiculously catchy rhyme. Beginning with the title line, "Do your ears hang low?," a brown hound strolls up a hill alone. In the next spread, "Do they wobble to and fro?," a gray-spotted dog approaches from the other direction.
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS --  Jean Paul Gaultier likes himself a Hollywood-worthy production all right. And that's exactly what he gave guests at his fall 2014 fashion show on Saturday night. The venue was the sleek-and-modern 1972 Oscar Niemeyer-designed French Communist Party Headquarters. The glowing green dome in front beckoned us inside to board Gaultier's latest wild ride, a cosmic tour of...Johnny Rotten's London? If the two themes seem like they are out of orbit, it's because they were.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The fab threesome of U.S. freeskiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper landed on the cover of a limited-edition Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal box after sweeping the slopestyle medals. Now that a French trio of ski cross racers - gold-medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis, silver-medalist Arnaud Bovolenta and bronze-medalist Jonathan Midol - have swept, what does that mean for their commercial futures in France? Probably very little. Instead, the skiers will be happy if it brings their sport more recognition.
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