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July 24, 2011 | By Etelka Lehoczky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Turn of Mind A Novel Alice LaPlante Atlantic Monthly Press: 308 pp., $24 Alzheimer's disease doesn't seem like a great subject for a page-turner. Affecting 10% of us over 65 and 50% older than 85, it inspires dread in the culture. And yet a page-turner is exactly what Alice LaPlante has crafted with "Turn of Mind," a novel told from the point of view of a woman with dementia. LaPlante manages to take hold of the aforementioned dread and modulate it, creating a startling range and texture of fear.
April 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Jennifer Lawrence and her beau Nicholas Hoult are out and about, capturing the attention of photographers in London with their cuteness.  Except the Oscar-winning actress doesn't think being hounded by shutterbugs is oh-so-adorable. The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star gave the finger to a legion of paparazzi following her and her costar as they finished up a date in London. The usually goofy 23-year-old was photographed flipping the bird and wearing a supremely disgruntled expression while sitting in the back of a pink cab Thursday, E!
April 18, 2012
Panel: Food Writing: American Potluck When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Ronald Tutor Campus Center on the USC Campus Who: Panelists are Gustavo Arellano, Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Jennifer 8. Lee, moderated by Jonathan Gold. Information: http://events.latime.scom/festivalofbooks/
April 17, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
If "Watermark" does nothing else, it will make you question society's contradictory view of water use. The clear liquid is as essential to human life as it is threatened, yet we don't seem to be able to do what it takes to make sure it stays available enough to keep us alive. As co-directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, "Watermark" is a kind of companion piece to the pair's earlier "Manufactured Landscapes," which looked at how new industrial structures are transforming the face of the planet.
August 28, 2011 | By Leslie A. M. Smith
As soon as my cousin Jennifer arrived for her visit, I asked, "What do you want to do?" You see, I had no idea what we would do. Usually we picked fruit from our orchard. But the apples were still hard and green. She responded, "What are your mom and dad doing?" "Nothing," I said. "Parents are boring. " "What did you say?" asked my mom. "Nothing!" Jennifer and I said together. "We're just bored. " "I saw a tree with ripe fruit near the clearing. Why don't you go check it out?"
January 19, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Deep-freeze conditions that have held the Midwest in a weeklong grip lingered Saturday, with temperatures stuck in the single digits. By nightfall temperatures were expected to dip below zero again, but arctic air was moving eastward out of Nebraska, signaling a moderating trend, forecasters said. No relief was seen until midweek, however. In Chicago, the thermometer registered a nippy 5 degrees. Most of Wisconsin was in a range of 3 degrees to 9 degrees, while Michigan averaged 10 degrees.
December 3, 2004 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
A rich vein runs through the Gold Rush musical "Paint Your Wagon," and someday someone will fully mine it. Presented by Geffen Playhouse, a substantially rewritten version of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's show strikes close to pay dirt. More than the 1951 Broadway original and certainly more than the ludicrous 1969 film version, this new presentation homes in on what makes the story so special: the notion of '49ers so intent on finding gold that they at first overlook the true bounty.
The range of poor decisions that marks Jorge Albertella's drama "Insomnia" and director Martin Berkowitz' production of it at Actors' Playhouse in Long Beach is sadder than the tragic story Albertella tries to tell. Against all odds, what looks on paper to be a charged face-off between a torture victim in a South American dictatorship and his torturer ends up being amateurishly routine and ham-fisted.
May 15, 2013 | By Alison Block
Jennifer was one of my first patients as a new doctor, and she came to see me about an unintended pregnancy. A single mom to a rambunctious 5-year-old girl, Jennifer was struggling economically and battling depression. We talked about the options available to her: continuing the pregnancy and preparing to parent another child, offering the baby for adoption or having an abortion. She chose to continue with the pregnancy, and I worked with her over the following months as she struggled with the discomforts of pregnancy, excessive weight gain and the anxiety of having to raise two small children on her own. Seven months later, I delivered Jennifer's beautiful baby boy. Six weeks after that, I saw Jennifer, her new baby and her 5-year-old for a joint checkup.
April 29, 1987 | DON SHIRLEY
Suzanne Lummis was writing a play about three middle-class couples, but she didn't want it to be "just another play about relationships." Too many playwrights "expect me to wrack my heart over their teeny-tiny characters and their dinky problems," Lummis said. "I resist." She wanted her play to touch on a theme that was "larger than these people, that went beyond their living room." The theme she selected--the creation of the world and what humanity has accomplished since--certainly isn't dinky.
April 16, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar
A candlelight vigil is planned for Wednesday to honor Jennifer Bonilla,  a student from Dorsey High School who was among those killed in a bus crash in Northern California last week.  The vigil will begin at 5 p.m. at Dorsey High School, 3537 Farmdale Avenue in the Crenshaw area. WHO THEY WERE: Orland bus crash victims Jennifer, a 17-year-old senior, died last week in the crash that claimed 10 lives. Five of them, including Jennifer, were students on their way to a college tour of Humboldt State University.
April 16, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar
Wildflowers bloomed in a tiny garden - some red, purple and pink. Together, Jennifer Bonilla and Hailey Ordonez tended the patch in South Los Angeles, where the high schooler and the preschooler kept the flowers alive. Fourteen years separated the girls, but relatives noticed striking similarities - their coils of brown hair, their spunk. This week, not far from their garden, Hailey, 4, sat near burning candles, a crucifix and flowers as visitors looked at pictures of her aunt Jennifer.
April 14, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jennifer Aniston wasn't there to accept her MTV Movie Award for best kiss, but her "We're the Millers" costar Will Poulter did a fine job invoking her presence with a presumably fake text message from the actress who played his fake mom.  Aniston, Poulter and Emma Roberts won the best kiss award Sunday night for their awkward smooching scene in "Millers," which revolves around a fake family assembled by Jason Sudeikis' character to help him bring...
April 8, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jennifer Lawrence's brother Blaine and his then-wife-to-be cast the actress as a bridesmaid in his Kentucky wedding, and now the "Hunger Games" star is making the nuptials famous thanks to a new magazine cover.  Lawrence stands tall on the right side - bride's left - of the Martha Stewart Real Weddings special-issue cover shot , which centers on bride Carson Massler and includes the affair's 10 other bridesmaids.  PHOTOS: Jennifer...
April 6, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
First came Nicolas Ghesquière's critically acclaimed runway debut for Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week. Now it's on to Phase 2 of the luxury marketing machine: rolling out the collection on the red carpet, where it is seen by the world. In the weeks since the March 5 runway show, only a few stars have had a chance to wear the clothes, suggesting that Vuitton's strategy is to be more selective about whom it dresses. Rather than blanketing half of Hollywood, which is what Dior has done so effectively, Ghesquière and Vuitton seem to be going for friends and fashion independents, women who go their own way when it comes to what they wear, as much as you can say that about anyone who is dressing head to toe in a single designer.
April 4, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
J-Lo has beat Puff Daddy in the quest to buy Fuse.  SiTV Media, the parent of the Jennifer Lopez-backed English-language Latino cable network NUVOtv, has entered an agreement with the Madison Square Garden Co. to acquire its music television channel Fuse, the companies said on Friday. SiTV will pay $226 million for the channel, which is carried in 73 million homes in the United States, and MSG will take a stake in the combined company. Hip-hop mogul Sean Combs was said to have also bid for the network.
August 25, 1989 | RICHARD STAYTON
How would you react if a recently deceased sibling came back to life and materialized in your living room? After some modest discomfort, Jennifer's reaction to a ghost is, "How are you?" "I'm dead," responds her sister Celia. "How are you?" Talk about meeting cute! But that's the premise of "Celia's World" at Actors Alley. How to kill time with your unexpected visitor? Ask about the immortality of the soul and what the furniture looks like on the other side. Call ghostbusters.
Victor Davis, Canada's flamboyant Olympic gold-medal swimmer, died Monday from injuries incurred Saturday in an accident that Montreal police still are trying to unravel. Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. PST, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Doctors gave Davis little chance of surviving after suffering a severe skull fracture, brain and spinal damage and multiple bruises from being hit by a car.
April 2, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
What a difference a baby makes. Jennifer Love Hewitt appeared Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," scaling back her signature va-va voom look to ma-ma-mommy chic. The newly blond "Client List" star welcomed her daughter Autumn in November, just after tying the knot with her costar baby daddy-turned-fiance-turned-husband, Brian Hallisay. The bombshell appeared on "Ellen" sporting a new hairstyle to get her "momjo" back, according to People. But that wasn't the only aspect of character's call-girl look that was significantly altered.
March 22, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
When the offbeat BBC cooking show "Two Fat Ladies" was given a green light in 1996, costar Clarissa Dickson Wright did not have the highest hopes. "I found it very hard to believe," she later wrote, "and thought perhaps it might be a cult series with a moderate but good audience. We had no idea. " It quickly became an immense hit - on both sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S., where it made its debut in 1997, "Two Fat Ladies" helped grease Food Network's ascent to a cable TV powerhouse, earning top prime-time ratings that made Dickson Wright and co-host Jennifer Paterson bona fide, if improbable, celebrities.
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