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November 6, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Often witty, sometimes righteous, and occasionally furious, the blog Jezebel has been a high-profile platform for a new generation of feminists since 2007. Part of the Gawker media blog empire, Jezebel put feminist critiques of our still-very-critique-able culture smack into the center of the mainstream. Now it has moved into print, with "The Book of Jezebel. " The book's editor and website's founding editor Anna Holmes, who did her time working at glossy, non-feminist magazines before beginning Jezebel, will be at Barnes & Noble at the Grove on Wednesday night with current editor Jessica Coen and contributors Jill Soloway, Ann Friedman and Amanda Hess to talk about the book.
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April 18, 2014 | By Charlotte Allen, guest blogger, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
You can't say anything these days without getting into trouble with the feminist thought police. For example, here's Kirsten Dunst, giving an interview to the U.K. Harper's Bazaar as part of a promotion blitz for her new film, "The Two Faces of January," slated for U.S release later this year: " 'I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued…. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking -- it's a valuable thing my mum created.
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September 30, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Some homecoming queens will cherish that memory forever. Others are finding that it's just a symbol of their unpopularity, yet another opportunity to be bullied.  In West Branch, Mich., the student body of Ogemaw Heights High School nominated 16-year-old Whitney Kropp to the homecoming court - as a gag. "I thought I wasn't worthy," Whitney  told The Detroit News , and it turns out she wasn't. "I was this big old joke. " Other students pointed at her in the hallway and laughed, she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
"What do journalists, CEOs and senior citizens have in common?" an editor for website BuzzFeed tweeted the other day. "They are the only groups of people left who care about reading things in print. " So goes the digital punch line in 2013. Conventional media wisdom maintains that print is headed remorselessly toward extinction, with many old-school publications continuing to struggle and, most recently, the legendary weekly magazine New York announcing that its print edition would soon go bimonthly.
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August 2, 2009 | Jeannine Stein
Kim Kardashian has practically made a living off her curvaceous figure. But the E! network celeb was looking a little less shapely in Complex magazine in April, her body reduced about a dress size, her legs smoothed to near-perfection. How did readers know? Complex accidentally posted a pre-Photoshopped image of Kardashian on its website -- before her thighs, arms and waist had been digitally sculpted. In a matter of hours the photo was gone.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1987
Is the current state of Rock Criticism so pathetic that Craig Lee has to misquote the Sex Pistols in order to bash Gene Loves Jezebel (Record Rack, Nov. 15)? The idea of two anorexic identical twins wearing Stevie Nicks' throwaways is more than enough reason to trash this devil-worshipping band. Johnny Rotten sang (shouted) "I don't know what I want, but I know how to get it." This lyric is very much different from Gene Loves Jezebel's "I know what I want, and I know how to get it."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1987 | CRAIG LEE
* * 1/2GENE LOVES JEZEBEL. "The House of Dolls." The fashion band of the moment, Gene Loves Jezebel has combined its pseudo-mystical post-punk beginnings, a tad of the ol' glam rock, a guitar sound partially copped from U2 and a solid backbeat to create a bridge between New Romanticism and New Metal.
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September 18, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Movie legend Bette Davis is being remembered on a new U.S. postage stamp. The 42-cent commemorative stamp, being released today in Boston, features a portrait of Davis as she appeared in the 1950 film "All About Eve." Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for that performance, one of 10 times in the running. She won twice, for "Dangerous" and "Jezebel."
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October 18, 1985 | LANIE JONES and DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writers
At Jezebel's nightclub in Anaheim, Thursday night was supposed to be ladies' night, and Dawn Rees, 19, one of the regulars, was counting on getting in free. But doorman Terry Koepke had bad news for her and for all Jezebel's female customers Thursday. Jezebel's, along with a dozen other establishments and companies in Orange County, had been sued for allegedly discriminating against men because of its ladies' nights.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
"What do journalists, CEOs and senior citizens have in common?" an editor for website BuzzFeed tweeted the other day. "They are the only groups of people left who care about reading things in print. " So goes the digital punch line in 2013. Conventional media wisdom maintains that print is headed remorselessly toward extinction, with many old-school publications continuing to struggle and, most recently, the legendary weekly magazine New York announcing that its print edition would soon go bimonthly.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Often witty, sometimes righteous, and occasionally furious, the blog Jezebel has been a high-profile platform for a new generation of feminists since 2007. Part of the Gawker media blog empire, Jezebel put feminist critiques of our still-very-critique-able culture smack into the center of the mainstream. Now it has moved into print, with "The Book of Jezebel. " The book's editor and website's founding editor Anna Holmes, who did her time working at glossy, non-feminist magazines before beginning Jezebel, will be at Barnes & Noble at the Grove on Wednesday night with current editor Jessica Coen and contributors Jill Soloway, Ann Friedman and Amanda Hess to talk about the book.
NATIONAL
September 30, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Some homecoming queens will cherish that memory forever. Others are finding that it's just a symbol of their unpopularity, yet another opportunity to be bullied.  In West Branch, Mich., the student body of Ogemaw Heights High School nominated 16-year-old Whitney Kropp to the homecoming court - as a gag. "I thought I wasn't worthy," Whitney  told The Detroit News , and it turns out she wasn't. "I was this big old joke. " Other students pointed at her in the hallway and laughed, she said.
IMAGE
August 2, 2009 | Jeannine Stein
Kim Kardashian has practically made a living off her curvaceous figure. But the E! network celeb was looking a little less shapely in Complex magazine in April, her body reduced about a dress size, her legs smoothed to near-perfection. How did readers know? Complex accidentally posted a pre-Photoshopped image of Kardashian on its website -- before her thighs, arms and waist had been digitally sculpted. In a matter of hours the photo was gone.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Movie legend Bette Davis is being remembered on a new U.S. postage stamp. The 42-cent commemorative stamp, being released today in Boston, features a portrait of Davis as she appeared in the 1950 film "All About Eve." Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for that performance, one of 10 times in the running. She won twice, for "Dangerous" and "Jezebel."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2008 | Greg Braxton
Fox's "The Return of Jezebel James" will in fact not return. The network has canceled the low-rated comedy from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino after two airings. The series, which starred Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose as sisters, had its final broadcast Friday and will be replaced by repeats of "Bones." -- Greg Braxton
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Anita O'Day, who shot to fame as a singer with drummer Gene Krupa's swing band in the early 1940s and became one of the most distinctive voices in the history of jazz, died Thursday. She was 87. O'Day died of cardiac arrest in a convalescent hospital in West Los Angeles, according to her manager, Robbie Cavalina. She was recovering from pneumonia and had been in declining health with Alzheimer's disease.
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June 23, 1988 | JACK JONES, From staff and wire reports
A parrot named Jezebel is back on the ground and so is Earl Mallet, who was trying to retrieve his errant bird from atop a 90-foot eucalyptus tree in Altadena when he got stuck for more than four hours and had to be rescued himself. Jezebel (who happens to be a boy parrot) took off for the trees when a back yard trash barrel on which he was perched toppled early Tuesday afternoon.
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April 18, 2014 | By Charlotte Allen, guest blogger, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
You can't say anything these days without getting into trouble with the feminist thought police. For example, here's Kirsten Dunst, giving an interview to the U.K. Harper's Bazaar as part of a promotion blitz for her new film, "The Two Faces of January," slated for U.S release later this year: " 'I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued…. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking -- it's a valuable thing my mum created.
MAGAZINE
May 7, 2006 | David K. Israel
Celebrities have been giving their babies strange and fanciful names since before Moon Unit Zappa was born. Famous offspring include Daisy Boo, Speck Wildhorse, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and Fifi Trixibelle. These days, the biblical--from Adam to Zion--is in vogue, an example being Moses, son of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Makes you wonder what names some other folks would have been saddled with if their parents had been reading the testaments before the stork arrived.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Janet Shaw, a blond actress who appeared in about 60 films during the 1930s and 1940s, including a special role in "Jezebel," has died in her native Nebraska town. She was 82. Shaw, formally Ellen Martha Clancy Stuart, who began her acting career under the name Ellen Clancy, died Oct. 15 in Beatrice, Neb., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She moved to Los Angeles with her parents when she was a teenager and spent most of her life here, returning to Beatrice in 1994.
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