June 20, 2013
Join actress Laura Dern and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp for a live video discussion of the actress' late, great HBO series, "Enlightened," today at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time. "What if Lucy [Ricardo] became Norma Rae?" That's the question Dern posed when pitching "Enlightened" to HBO. In the series, which Dern created with Mike White, she starred as Amy, a naive, deeply flawed woman who undergoes a spiritual awakening and becomes hellbent on bringing down corporate overlords.
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March 23, 2001
Is there anyone in the city of Los Angeles who is not running for mayor? ROBERT OLSEN Yucaipa
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September 2, 1986
Your informative article on the Commonwealth nations (Times, Aug. 9) suggested to me that perhaps now is the time for the United States to join the club. As a former colony, we are eligible. Since 31 members are republics, membership should be consistent with our republican tradition. We would benefit through increased influence in the Third World and closer ties with Canada, our largest trading partner, as well as with Britain and Australia. As a result, we might reduce our unfavorable balance of trade and win more votes in the United Nations as well as promote peace.
June 16, 2010 |
The Pacific 10 Conference's Plan B appears set. Utah is expected to announce it will become the league's 12th member during a noon PDT news conference Thursday at Rice-Eccles Stadium on campus. Utah received an official invitation to join the conference Wednesday. Colorado announced last week it would become the conference's 11th member starting in the fall of 2012. Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott was hoping to build the league up to 16 teams by adding Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State — that was Plan A. But those plans were scuttled this week when Texas, the leader of the group, decided to stay put in the Big 12. Utah then became Scott's prime target as a 12th member, which would put the conference at the threshold of being large enough to meet the NCAA requirement for holding a lucrative football championship game.
June 12, 2013
Join actress Holly Hunter and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp today at noon PDT for a live video chat about Hunter's work on the Sundance Channel 's miniseries "Top of the Lake. " We're assuming you're at least passingly familiar with Holly Hunter's Oscar-winning turn in Jane Campion's 1993 masterpiece of moody atmosphere "The Piano. " And you might well have imagined that Hunter would never again come across a character as singular as that film's mute Scotswoman, though, yes, subsequently she worked with David Cronenberg on "Crash" and was pretty fantastic as Helen Parr/Elastigirl in "The Incredibles.
May 30, 2013
Join actor Aden Young and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp at 4 p.m. PDT Thursday for a live video chat about Young's work on "Rectify," the Sundance Channel's acclaimed new television series. Young plays Daniel Holden, who returns to his small Georgia hometown after spending 19 years in prison for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Daniel's conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence, but the community -- and members of his own family -- remain divided over his guilt.