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March 27, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Flipboard, the personalized-magazine app, released a new feature Tuesday evening that lets users create and curate their own magazines based on content they find on the app and around the Internet. The app, which now has more than 50 million total users, is popular for its ability to create custom magazines for individual user based on their social networks and the publications they follow. But now, users on Flipboard will also be able to build and maintain their own magazines. The company is calling the new feature its biggest addition since the app itself launched on the iPad in 2010.
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April 25, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now that didn't take long. A little over a week after Los Angeles Magazine broke the story of Yasiel Puig's harrowing escape from Cuba to become the Dodgers' star outfielder, the rights to the Jesse Katz article have been sold to Hollywood. And good luck casting that part. Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment made the purchase. Ratner is the director who gave Marvel possibly its worst movie, “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Purchase of the story was broken by The Hollywood Reporter , which, it should be noted, is owned by executives of Guggenheim Partners, which just happen to own the Dodgers.
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BUSINESS
February 27, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton, This post has been updated. See below for details.
Federal regulators are investigating whether onetime junk-bond czar Michael Milken violated his lifetime ban from the securities industry, according to a published report. Milken is allowed to manage his own wealth but is barred from running money for others under the terms of a 1980s settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the article in Fortune magazine. Here's what's happening, according to the magazine's article : The SEC is analyzing whether Milken ran afoul of the ban by effectively providing investment advice through Guggenheim Partners, the investment colossus that spearheaded last year's blockbuster purchase of the Dodgers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- For years, Gray Davis has told a favorite story about Jerry Brown and his carpet. When Brown was governor in the 1970s, he refused to patch a hole in the carpet of his Capitol office, hoping that his display of frugality would be emulated across state government. Davis, who was Brown's chief of staff before becoming governor himself, got a chance to retell the story in the new issue of Time magazine. He wrote a short article about Brown , one of the publication's 100 most influential people.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2012 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Left limping by years of declining print sales, the magazine industry is hoping a new plan for tablet users will give it legs to leap into digital profits. Five of the largest magazine publishers —Time Inc., Condé Nast, Hearst Corp., News Corp. and Meredith Corp. — jointly released a tablet computer application Wednesday that offers owners of Android-based tablets unlimited access to 32 of the nation's most popular glossy titles for $14.99 a month. Publishers compare the new plan to the all-access model that Netflix Inc. gives to movie subscribers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2013 | By Bob Pool
The search for a Los Angeles woman who 53 years ago was a Sports Illustrated cover girl has ended sadly for a collector of autographs from cover subjects. Model Dolores Greer, 81, died last month on the same day that cover autograph collector Scott Smith was being interviewed by The Times for a story that was published Tuesday. Greer's obituary appeared in Sunday's Times. The saga of Smith's search for the model who illustrated the magazine's Oct. 17, 1960, cover story on the “new look in sports clothes” has spanned more than three decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Crawdaddy magazine founder Paul Williams, often credited for helping establish the field of rock music criticism in the mid-1960s, died Wednesday at age 64 from complications related to a 1995 bicycle accident. Williams' wife, musician Cindy Lee Berryhill, confirmed her husband's death in a post on Facebook, telling followers, “It was a gentle and peaceful passing. " Williams, according to a note on his official website, "suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle accident, leading to early onset of dementia, and a steady decline to the point where he now requires full-time care.
WORLD
March 6, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- The first Hebrew-language issue of Playboy magazine started selling in Israel on Wednesday, featuring Israeli model Natalie Dadon on the cover and an interview with Minister of Home Front Defense Avi Dichter, formerly head of Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service. Publisher Daniel Pomerantz, a U.S.-born business attorney and recent immigrant to Israel, explained in The Times of Israel his move to bring Playboy on aliyah -- immigration to Israel -- along with him. Pomerantz sees Playboy's magic in its contradictions -- much like Israel, he wrote.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
Time magazine covers are no stranger to controversy. But did the latest one on Chris Christie go too far?  After the Republican New Jersey governor and potential 2016 presidential contender coasted to reelection on Tuesday, the magazine put out a cover featuring his silhouette with the headline “The Elephant in the Room.” There's a triple entendre there: The elephant is something obvious but  ignored. The elephant is the GOP symbol. And the elephant is also extra large and extra heavy.
WORLD
April 17, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's leading newsmagazine says one of its investigative reporters has been threatened with kidnapping and possible death by government officials in the coastal state of Veracruz. Proceso magazine, in a statement posted on its website, said journalist Jorge Carrasco was in Veracruz this week reporting on the killing of another Proceso reporter there when he learned of the threats. (link in Spanish) “We have received information over the presumed intention of officials and former officials of the Veracruz state government to attack the physical integrity of the journalist,” the magazine said.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO -- On the publication day of a second magazine article detailing Yasiel Puig's dangerous escape from Cuba, the main subject of the story was smiling. “I feel normal,” Puig said in Spanish. “I'm focused on baseball and giving the best of myself to the team and, hopefully, everything turns out well on the field. Those things that are happening aren't affecting me.” Asked how he could remain focused in light of recent revelations about his past, Puig was about to start answering, only for a Dodgers staffer to prevent him from doing so. The next inquiry was also shut down by Roman Barinas, the Dodgers' manager of international scouting.
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April 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO - In a statement issued by his agent Wednesday, Yasiel Puig said he won't be saying anything about the recent Los Angeles Magazine article detailing his escape from Cuba. “I'm aware of the recent articles and new accounts. I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject. I'm represented on this matter, and I'm only focused on being a productive teammate and helping the Dodgers win games.” Adam Katz, Puig's agent, released the statement.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yasiel Puig remained silent Tuesday about the Los Angeles Magazine article that told a story of his escape from Cuba and the death threats he purportedly received last year from human traffickers under control of a major Mexican drug cartel. Manager Don Mattingly said he has spoken to Puig to check on his mental state. Asked how Puig seemed, Mattingly replied, “Fine.” Mattingly said he hadn't read the article but had heard about it. He said he wasn't worried about the team's safety.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is typically reticent to discuss any topic with the media, but the one subject he has always made completely off-limits was how he escaped from Cuba. And apparently with excellent reason. An exclusive story in Los Angeles Magazine details his complex odyssey, a stunning tale of human trafficking, smugglers, a drug cartel, a staged kidnapping, betrayal, revenge and even alleged death threats. The monthly magazine said the lengthy investigative report took contributing writer Jesse Katz five months to piece together.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors. There were rumors Puig was smuggled out of Cuba by members of a Mexican drug cartel. There were rumors he still owed the smugglers money, and that his life could be in jeopardy. There was talk about Puig being essentially owned by a Miami businessman with a criminal record who hired those smugglers in exchange for 20% of the ballplayer's future earnings.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Quinn Emmett is a Los Angeles-based actor and a screenwriter. But he has also, perhaps surprisingly, found himself as the editor and publisher of the Fog Horn , a new digital literary magazine. Publishing four short stories a month, the Fog Horn is available as an app for the iPad or iPhone, and has made a point of showcasing emerging writers - and paying them for their work. “Our name, the Fog Horn,” Emmett writes on the magazine's website, “is drawn from one of [Ray]
NEWS
June 28, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Southern Living is getting into the hotel business. Sort of. The Time Inc. magazine that highlights culture and travel in the South has selected independent hotels that exemplify the best of Southern hospitality to form the Southern Living Hotel Collection. The magazine said in an announcement that "hotels in the collection are vetted according to the same criteria editors use to determine editorial coverage. " The invitation-only group starts with 15 hotels, including the restored former plantation Monmouth Historic Inn in Natchez, Miss., the 4,200-acre Blackberry Farm estate in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, and the 21-room Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston, S.C. The list features high-end resorts and hotels, many with historic pedigrees.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
It's an unlikely pairing: Cosmopolitan, the magazine known for its frank sex advice and sultry photo spreads, will debut a line of products for J.C. Penney, the struggling retailer often associated with dowdiness. Cosmo announced Thursday that it has launched a collection of lingerie, sleepwear, shoes and handbags - all imbued with a “fun, fearless female” vibe - exclusively at J.C. Penney. The products are available at more than 600 stores nationwide and online. The styles were created by Cosmo's editorial team in tandem with design teams from J.C. Penney.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Derek Jeter is a captain of the New York Yankees and, by definition, a leader of that team. He has helped the Yankees win five World Series championships and has done nothing off the field to sully his image or that of the team. The players love him. Fans adore him. All qualities of a great leader ... of a sports team. But Fortune magazine may have taken Jeter-worship to a ridiculous new level by naming the Yankees shortstop the 11th greatest leader in the world. Not just the sports world, mind you, but the entire planet.
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
When I saw the first tweet about this, I truly thought it was a hoax. But no, it seems wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. is launching a lifestyle magazine. Wine-searcher.com has the story and describes the mag as aimed at "high net-worth individuals and corporate leaders. " In other words, Robb Report territory. And what will his new magazine be called? It's not hard to guess: “100 Points by Robert Parker.” Oh, no. Oh, yes. John Stimpfig reports that The Wine Advocate has signed a deal with publishers Hubert Burda Media to publish the new international lifestyle magazine quarterly.
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