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It is a safe bet that few women ever wanted to mother Clint Eastwood. The steely, narrowed eyes. The rugged jawline. The thin-lipped sneer. This is the face of a man to save the homestead from marauding Indians, to stare down an outlaw in a saloon. But not to cuddle. Now, take Paul McCartney--he of the doe eyes, chipmunk cheeks and teddy bear chin. Ten thousand teeny-boppers can't be wrong. The man is adorable.
April 26, 2014 | By James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest - the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Here is what we found at Loyola Marymount: The Seaver School of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount is not for the faint of academic heart. But it's where a fair share of Loyola Marymount athletes - 27 of 395 to be exact - focus their studies.
December 23, 1988 | NEIL FEINEMAN
If the men in your life are into outdoor sports, Christmas gift-giving just got easier. Until recently, says Douglas Brooks, author of "Going Solo: The Art of Personal Training" (Power Books, 1988), exercise fashion was limited to uniforms. But "uniforms don't flatter or make anyone feel special." And most people don't feel good about working out until they look good. For that reason, he continues, men involved in outdoor sports are now eager to make a fashion statement.
April 24, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Heather Graham - she of Rollergirl fame - is the latest actress to call out Hollywood on its sexism. "Girls" wunderkind Lena Dunham and Oscar winner Cate Blanchett have also made statements on the topic of sexism recently, with the former addressing it in a SXSW panel and the latter bringing it up during her Oscars acceptance speech in March. The "Boogie Nights" star made her fiery statements during a recent Q&A with Esquire magazine that surveyed the actress' characters as of late - roles that cast her as the perennial "sexy mother" in films such as "The Hangover" trilogy (she was in the first and third installments)
They vowed to focus on the music, not the impending silence. So on Sunday night, the men of the Ellis-Orpheus Choir lifted their voices for the last time in a final concert before a packed crowd at Riviera United Methodist Church in Torrance. The 112-year-old chorus, L.A.'s oldest men's choir, is disbanding because it has been unable to attract new members to replace those who have died or lost their voices to age, said choir director Randall Schwalbe.
April 9, 2012
Julie Adams' Leading Men "Creature From the Black Lagoon" Adams was pursued by the amphibious Gill-Man in the 1954 sci-fi favorite. "Bend of the River" Adams appeared with screen legend Jimmy Stewart in this 1952 western. "Tickle Me" Adams plays a rancher who hires rodeo star Elvis Presley in this 1965 musical-comedy.
December 5, 2009
'Men of a Certain Age' Where: TNT When: 10 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-MA-L (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17 with an advisory for coarse language)
February 7, 2013
Re "New plan for birth-control coverage," Feb. 2 If men want to make it difficult for women to prevent pregnancy, it's only fair that they make it difficult for men to cause it. One could hope the men of Roman Catholic or Republican persuasion would strive for equality and insist that Viagra and similar medications be treated the same as they want contraceptives treated - that is, not covered by insurance. Tom Egan Costa Mesa ALSO: Letters: Keep on dancing Letters: Jail isn't for the mentally ill Letters: The GOP's sudden conversion
September 3, 2013
Re "New look at male depression," Aug. 29 Thank you for publishing this article on the front page. It is a story that has been undervalued, not just in the media but by medical research in general. As a psychologist, I find it sad that even within the community of physicians and mental health professionals, we often fail to recognize or treat men in ways that would identify and engage them in a therapeutic process. Our definitions of mental health or dysfunction have tended to reflect a gender-blind perspective that denies innate differences.
April 16, 2012
Men Who Would Be Gatsby Besides Alan Ladd, several actors have played Jay Gatsby on film. Warner Baxter The popular actor played Jay Gatsby in this 1926 silent version. No copies are known to exist. Robert Redford There was a lot of ballyhoo over this lavish 1974 production with the superstar, but reviews were mixed to negative. Leonardo DiCaprio The Oscar nominee is the latest incarnation in Baz Luhrmann's version set for a Christmas release.
April 23, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
A consultant hired by Los Angeles County to develop a long term plan for the county's aging jail facilities laid out options for a roughly $2-billion proposed overhaul of the county's jail system in a report released Wednesday. Concerned about deteriorating facilities and poor living conditions for inmates with mental health issues, county supervisors want the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles torn down and replaced. Officials are also contemplating creating a new 1,600-bed women's jail at the now-vacant Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, to replace the overcrowded women's jail in Lynwood.
April 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
Even as the United States continues its historic move toward fairness and equity for gay people, antiquated anti-sodomy laws remain on the books in a dozen states. Theoretically, these laws were rendered unenforceable by the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling in Lawrence vs. Texas, but apparently not everyone has received that message. In the Lawrence case, the court declared that state laws banning consensual same-sex relations were unconstitutional. Yet somehow, between 2011 and 2014, 12 men were arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana under the state's remaining anti-sodomy laws.
April 23, 2014 | By Kate Mather
Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary to arrest two men, one of whom prosecutors said was sentenced to a year in jail before the bad evidence was discovered. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, face two felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and altering evidence, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Wednesday. Martinez was charged with two additional felony counts of perjury and one count of filing a false report.
April 21, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
“Mad Men” is almost always more successful when it approaches Important Social Issues obliquely rather than head-on. Last year's “The Flood” was widely panned for its awkward and heavy-handed depiction of Martin Luther's King's assassination and its aftermath. In contrast, “A Day's Work” may be the smartest, most sensitive this show has ever been on the subject of race, mostly because on the surface it's not about race at all, but rather an almost farcical chain of events set off by a bouquet of flowers.
April 16, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Hugh Jackman's clawed hero Wolverine has the unenviable task of traveling back in time to try to save the world in Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and the final trailer finds him following in the grand movie tradition of assembling his team. His first recruit in the film, which unites the casts of the original "X-Men" trilogy with the 1960s-set prequel "X-Men: First Class," is none other than a young Professor Xavier (James McAvoy). As the trailer makes clear, the telepathic professor and his school for mutants have both seen better days.
April 16, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK - Why is James Franco, the world's most famous perpetual student, making his Broadway debut in a revival of that panting war horse "Of Mice and Men," a favorite of high school English teachers and Turner Classic Movies addicts? It's a strange choice for this multi-hyphenated star, who has conducted his career like a postmodern experiment designed to reveal - who knows? - the pointless distinction between high and low culture or maybe the susceptibility of the arts and academia to the whorish charms of celebrity.
September 6, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Jesmyn Ward's heart-wrenching new memoir, "Men We Reaped," is a brilliant book about beauty and death. The beauty is in the bodies and the voices of the young men she grew up with in the towns of coastal Mississippi, where a kind of de facto segregation persists. There is C.J. Martin, one of her many cousins. "He was small and lean, angled all over with muscle," writes Ward. "His face was shaped like a triangle, and the only things that were dark about him were his eyes, which were so deep in color they were a surprise.
January 31, 1993
I was truly moved by "Boys to Men" (by Camille Peri, Dec. 20) on the Omega Boys Club. Jack Jacqua and Joe Marshall have put together a program that addresses a problem apparent to many. We should all pay attention as the nuclear family continues to disintegrate. DIANA LAMB Rowland Height s
April 15, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber
Two men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Tuesday evening after a shooting along a palm-tree-lined road in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, officials said. Police arrived in the 4000 block of Palmyra Road about 6 p.m. and cordoned off the area as they searched for two 25-year-old men who had fled the scene after the shooting, said Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department. Both victims, neither identified, were taken to a hospital, but there was no immediate information on their conditions.
April 14, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
If “Mad Men” is a story of the '60s told from the perspective of those who “lost” the decade, then it's perfectly apt that the key line in the premiere of the show's final season comes from Richard Nixon, the man who championed the silent majority. In the closing minutes of “Time Zones,” Don shines his shoes as the new president delivers his inaugural address on television. One line from the speech stirs Don to attention: "We have found ourselves rich in goods but ragged in spirit.” Sound like anyone you know?
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