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If the '40s origins of film noir were a reaction to the rose-colored America of World War II, then how should we view our ongoing mini-era of Noir Oblique? "Mulholland Dr.," "The Man Who Wasn't There" and now "Novocaine"--from first-time director ("Arizona Dream" writer) David Atkins--are films that don't just take a dark view of the soul, they suggest a template-shifting unreliability. All things considered, it's a tough thing to blame on the Taliban.
May 17, 1995
UCLA law professor Peter Arenella and Loyola University law professor Laurie Levenson offer their take on the Simpson trial. Joining them is Santa Monica defense lawyer Paul Mones, who will rotate with other experts as the case moves forward. Today's topic: Prosecutor Rock Harmon starts his direct examination of California Department of Justice criminalist Gary Sims.
May 19, 2007 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
A New York jury ordered the Roman Catholic Church on Friday to pay a man and a woman a combined $11.4 million for the sexual abuse they suffered as teenagers at the hands of a Long Island church youth minister. The jury found the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the parish negligent in hiring practices and in allowing the abuse -- much of which took place in the parish church -- from 1999 to 2002.
June 10, 1998
I found Mai Pham's descriptions of Hue food dazzling ("A Cuisine of Heaven and Earth," June 3). I felt like I was there. Thanks for the tour. PAUL MONES Portland, Ore. I enjoyed the article on Hue. I was there backpacking three (or four) years ago, and the cuisine was a large part of the joy I experienced there. I'm a fairly competent cook, and I may try at least one of Mai Pham's recipes. KEVIN O'BRIEN Hollywood I was fortunate to take a vacation to Vietnam and Cambodia during the winter of 1997, largely inspired by my love of the food from those countries.
July 12, 2012 | By Maria L. LaGanga, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The Santa Clara County district attorney said Wednesday that he would not refile a misdemeanor assault charge against William Lynch, the San Francisco man acquitted of three other charges stemming from a 2010 attack on the priest he said had molested him. "We have heard the jury," Dist. Atty. Jeff Rosen said in a statement. "We believe it is unlikely that a new jury would render a substantially different decision. " Lynch was acquitted of felony assault and felony elder abuse on July 5, despite admitting that he had attacked Father Jerold Lindner.
"Fathers and Sons" (Beverly Center Cineplex) has nothing to do with Ivan Turgenev's great 19th-Century Russian novel, and more's the pity. Instead, this well-meaning, lugubrious tale of generational Angst and turmoil, focuses on a modern father and son, Max and Ed Fish. Set mostly in Asbury Park on the Jersey shoreline, Bruce Springsteen territory, it's written and directed by Paul Mones, the young filmmaker who made 1988's art-vs.-prejudice gang fable "The Beat."
June 14, 2012 | By Kim Christensen and Jason Felch
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the unprecedented public release of more than 1,200 confidential files that detail sexual abuse of Boy Scouts by their troop leaders and others within scouting over a 20-year span beginning in 1965. The documents, also known as the “Ineligible Volunteer” or “perversion” files, are a subset of records that have been kept under lock and key by the Boys Scouts of America since the 1920s. The 20,000 pages ordered unsealed Thursday had been introduced as evidence in a landmark Oregon lawsuit in 2010.
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