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April 1, 2010
If you are looking for a cinematic way to celebrate Easter Sunday, why not catch a big-screen presentation of 1927's silent "The King of Kings"? H.B. Warner plays the title role, but the real star is director Cecil B. DeMille, the king of biblical epics. Picked as the best film about Jesus in a Time magazine poll, "The King of Kings" is notable for its early Technicolor resurrection scene. As the ads said, "Supreme in Theme, Gigantic in Execution." Live musical accompaniment by the Cabeza de Vaca Arcestra.
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OPINION
April 28, 2014 | By Bruce Ackerman
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assured his followers. But was he right? The arc of American history, at least, has a different shape. During the 19th century, a high point for justice was reached after the Civil War, with Reconstruction Republicans guaranteeing equal protection and voting rights for blacks in the 14th and 15th amendments. But these brave words did not prevent a tragic retreat, from the Gilded Age beginning in the 1880s through the Roaring '20s.
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NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Sandra Hernandez
You knew it was just a matter of time before young undocumented immigrants began delivering cantaloupes to Rep. Steve King's Washington office. And on Thursday, three young students did just that -- while also asking to meet with him. And who can blame them after the Iowa Republican made odd and insulting claims about young immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children, suggesting that many of those so-called Dreamers are involved in...
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
He has the beard of a hockey player residing in the first round of the playoffs, not one of a man living for months in the mountains. Kings forward Jeff Carter offered a take on the attitude - and, well, altitude - of a now-compelling playoff series between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference quarterfinals. "Yeah, we're halfway there. Halfway up the mountain," Carter said Sunday afternoon at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo. Game 6 is Monday night at Staples Center with the Sharks holding a three-games-to-two series lead.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2010 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
A King of Infinite Space A Novel Tyler Dilts AmazonEncore: 262 pp., $14.95 paper Tyler Dilts doesn't waste any time establishing the intentions of his debut mystery, "A King of Infinite Space. " First, there's that title, drawn from "Hamlet": "O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams. " Then, there's his narrator, a Long Beach police detective named Danny Beckett, as steeped in the absurdities of existence as the playwright for whom, presumably, he is named.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2009 | Geoff Boucher and Maria Elena Fernandez
In the end, they brought Michael Jackson to the one place where his life always made sense -- beneath a spotlight and in front of his adoring fans. The superstar, in a gleaming gold coffin, was celebrated in a Staples Center memorial service that was beamed around the world and, like the icon himself, strove mightily to be all things to all people.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2009 | Laura Collins-Hughes, Collins-Hughes is a writer and editor in New York.
The kernel of Betsy Carter's third novel, "The Puzzle King," is a powerful bit of family lore that takes up no more than a paragraph of her 2002 memoir, "Nothing to Fall Back On": the story of the time, in 1936, that her mother's German-born American aunt, Flora, traveled back to her native country to get dozens of her relatives out. The gift she brought for the American consul was a copy of that year's hottest book in the States, "Gone With the...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2012
'American Masters: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night' Where: KOCE When: 9 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
OPINION
May 22, 2008
Re "Troubled dream," Opinion, May 18 Those who insist that only an African American should sculpt the bust of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. forget what the great civil rights leader said about the importance of being judged by "the content of (one's) character." I'm a white American, born 12 years after a sniper's bullet cut down King in Memphis, but I suspect that if King heard the suggestion that a Chinese artist was incapable of portraying an African American, he'd roll over in his grave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2009 | Booth Moore, FASHION CRITIC
Wearing one glove, Michael Jackson reached into the pop culture zeitgeist and influenced an entire generation, giving pieces as simple as military badges and a fedora an imprint that, for a time, was as powerful as his music. At the height of his career in the mid-1980s, he was a fresh representation of how a male pop singer could look, with his perfectly chiseled face, long curls, white T-shirt, black pegged pants, white ankle socks and black loafers.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SAN JOSE - At 21, Matt Nieto still looks very much like a college student talking about coming home for Christmas or spring break. But while Nieto happens to be employed by a successful hockey team, he still opts for comfort when he comes home to Long Beach. Where does he go first? "In-N-Out," Nieto said, smiling, answering without hesitation. "Every time I go home, the first place I go is In-N-Out. " You can take the kid out of Southern California, but you can't quite take all of Southern California out of the kid. Never mind that they have plenty of those burger spots in Northern California and San Jose.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | Lisa Dillman
Justin Williams reached back and delivered some of his Game 7 playoff magic for the Kings in Game 4. For the Kings, it might as well have been Game 7. Justin Time. Or should that be Just In Time? With the Kings facing playoff elimination against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, Williams, who had been without a point in the first three games, scored twice in the Kings' 6-3 victory over the Sharks in Game 4 at Staples Center. San Jose leads the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series, three games to one. Game 5 will be on Saturday in San Jose.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Whether you think of it as HP Pavilion, the Shark Tank, its current corporate name, SAP Center, or "the cage" as Kings Coach Darryl Sutter colorfully offered, one thing is evident: The cage has become just that for the Kings in the playoffs, living quarters getting a little tight and the team possessing a championship pedigree unable to get out of town with a win. San Jose has recorded five straight victories at home in the playoffs against the...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a revival of "Of Mice and Men" -- is back with a second season of his delightful Irish-made, Hulu-hosted series, "Moone Boy. " Written with Nick Vincent Murphy, it is a memory piece -- the year as we...
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
It might be considered an overdue nod in some quarters, but Kings center Anze Kopitar's defensive abilities were recognized on Thursday morning when the NHL announced he is a finalist for the Selke Trophy. The other finalists are Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, a former winner, and the Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, a finalist for the third straight season. Bergeron, like Toews, also won the Selke previously. Bergeron won it in 2012. This is the first time Kopitar -- or any Kings player, for that matter -- has garnered a Selke nomination.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
The band is getting back together. Well, at least two-thirds of it. Based on line rushes at Thursday's morning skate at Staples Center, it appears as though Kings captain Dustin Brown and center Anze Kopitar will be reunited for Game 4 against the Sharks on Tuesday night. They were a fixture, along with winger Justin Williams, during the Kings' run to the Stanley Cup in 2012, and a frequent partnership during many of their years with the Kings. There is a slight wrinkle, however, as Marian Gaborik was with them on Thursday morning.
MAGAZINE
May 2, 1993
There are worthwhile things to be said both for and against President Clinton, and such an article would be welcome. However, a list of unsubstantiated insults, as penned by King, is bigotry in action. The Times should be more responsible than to publish this kind of invective. FEROL H. GOOD Laguna Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2012
Cirque du Soleil's tribute to the king of pop, " Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," fuses visuals, dance and music to immerse audiences in the late pop star's creative inspirations. The show presents a fantasy-tinged take on the source of the performer's creativity as well as his love of music, dance, fairy tale and nature. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4 p.m. Sun. $50-$175. staplescenter.com
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Their big guys played big, the leaders led by fearless example, and the Kings, on the brink of going home for the summer, got the result they so urgently needed, a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday at Staples Center that extended their season by at least one more game. "We're alive," said winger Marian Gaborik, who played a huge part in resuscitating them by scoring their first and fifth goals. Justin Williams scored twice in a three-goal spree in the second period, and rookie Tyler Toffoli chipped in with the kind of skillful goal the Kings need from him in the short- and long-term future.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Inkoo Kang
For all the dangers football poses to its players, the sport still represents hope to thousands of young men. Judd Ehrlich's persuasive but slight documentary "We Could Be King" movingly argues for the necessity of high-school athletics, especially in low-income communities, where pigskin is a key tool educators have in encouraging would-be dropouts to stay in school. After the Philadelphia school board closes 37 schools and merges Martin Luther King High with its Germantown rivals, heroic Ed Dunn oversees the union of the two football teams.
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