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ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2013
"The Walking Dead" is off to a sprinting start in its return to prime time. The midseason return of AMC's zombie apocalypse drama scored the largest audience in series history, delivering 12.3 million viewers in the 9 p.m. Sunday premiere of the latter half of its third season. The previous record was 10.9 million from the third season launch Oct. 14. The episode's 18-49 audience of 6.8 million viewers outdistanced several popular network series, including "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men" and "NCIS.
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OPINION
February 7, 2013
Re "House leader seeks to reframe GOP agenda," and "GOP eases stance on immigration," Feb. 6 If the average American family has access to good infrastructure and affordable medical care, education and housing, their lives will improve dramatically. If House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is serious about helping, he will stop his implacable opposition to Obamacare and infrastructure improvements and end Republicans' efforts to gut Medicare and Social Security to fund tax breaks.
OPINION
February 2, 2013
Re "To some, he's a martyr in fight to open research on Web to all," Business, Jan. 30 Many of my academic colleagues sneer at Wikipedia articles - understandably based on readily available online information - for their factual errors and lack of appropriate citations. At the same time, they continue to support a model of scholarly publishing that prices online access to their work at $20 or more per article for those without university affiliations. Hopefully, the legal persecution and suicide of Aaron Swartz, who faced prison time for downloading and then distributing academic journal articles, will change some minds in fields such as mine (anthropology)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2013
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died the same day a new documentary about his life and legacy opened in New York. "Koch," which will open in Southern California theaters beginning March 1, offers evidence that the combative mayor had mellowed little in his later years. Filmmaker Neil Barsky conducted extensive interviews with Koch in his Manhattan apartment in 2010 and early 2011, where the former mayor, who ruled New York from 1978 to 1989, spoke of his controversial time in office, offering no restrictions on subject matter or time.
OPINION
January 31, 2013
Re "Shake, rattle and warn," Jan. 29 An earthquake alert system is only half the equation. The other half is being prepared for the aftermath. When the Big One hits, basic supplies and utilities will be scarce. Drive past all the apartments and condos that you see and ask yourself how many of those people are actually prepared. Trent Sanders La CaƱada Flintridge ALSO: Letters: Too 'friendly' on Facebook Letters: Unlicensed and on the road Letters: A lot to like about Sacramento
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2013
Mother's Day has come early at CBS: Its veteran comedy "How I Met Your Mother" will return next season - the final one for the series. The entire gang is set to return for the show's swan song. And patient viewers of the long-running comedy will finally learn the identity of the enigmatic mother in the title. CBS and 20th Century Fox TV made the news official Wednesday after much speculation about the show's fate. The series, from Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, premiered on CBS in September 2005 and is averaging about 10 million viewers per episode this season.
OPINION
January 26, 2013
Re "Gunning for good sense," Opinion, Jan. 22 In ancient Greece, philosophers who misused logic and rhetoric to propose indefensible arguments were called sophists. Today, sophistry is the weapon anti-gun-control pundits use because they have no real arguments. Jonah Goldberg writes that 40 years ago a government drug regulator denied approval to all drugs, thus keeping helpful medications off the market along with harmful ones. Therefore, Goldberg goes on, we shouldn't act to reduce gun violence because such action would cause harm to the vast majority of people who are nonviolent.
OPINION
January 26, 2013
Re "Healthcare reform's fail-safe," Editorial, Jan. 20 The Times' editorial on the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, underestimates the impact of the board's ability to make indiscriminate cuts to Medicare. Physicians are already dealing with a broken Medicare payment formula, which has led to a destabilizing cycle of scheduled cuts, short-term patches and payment rates that have fallen well below the rate of inflation. It is widely agreed that Congress must eliminate this problem; the last thing we need is another arbitrary system that relies solely on payment cuts, rather than improved care delivery, to rein in costs.
SPORTS
January 26, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
PORTLAND, Ore. - Whenever Chris Paul returns from a bruised right kneecap can't be soon enough for the Clippers. In the meantime, it has been up to All-Star Blake Griffin and super-sub Jamal Crawford to be the closer with Paul sitting out his sixth game because of a bruised right kneecap. The Clippers put the ball in Crawford's hands, but he was unable to deliver, missing a 19-foot jumper that sent the Clippers to a tough 101-100 defeat against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night at the Rose Garden.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2013
Hollywood's most celebrated fake feud reached its epic climax Thursday when Matt Damon took over "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for the night. It was an hour of entertaining revenge for the Oscar-winning star, who's been "bumped" from Kimmel's show hundreds of times over the years. With his nemesis bound and gagged in a chair, Damon had free rein over the entire broadcast, which he kindly renamed "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks. " It all began with a monologue in which Damon ruthlessly taunted Kimmel and proved himself an adept stand-up performer.
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