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December 22, 2012
Re "Senators say Bin Laden film is off base," Dec. 20 The trailers for "Zero Dark Thirty" tell us we will see the "real" story of Osama bin Laden's killing and that the film is "based on firsthand accounts of actual events. " Audiences are led to believe that what they are seeing did take place and is not cinematic license. I fully agree with the three senators: Clarification is in order on torture and Bin Laden's death. Lloyd Fradkin Newhall ALSO: Letters: Action on guns can't wait Letters: Which path on immigration?
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SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Phoenix Suns were in town and handed the Lakers much more to ponder beyond another surprisingly rare and easy victory. The Suns couldn't control Chris Kaman, lost Sunday's game by a 115-99 score and offered the perfect time to explore some big-picture questions involving their past employees. What will the Lakers do with Coach Mike D'Antoni? BOX SCORE: Lakers 115, Suns 99 What will happen with Steve Nash, who won two NBA most-valuable-player awards in Phoenix under D'Antoni?
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NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
Though most of the early coverage of the collapse of the Twinkie Empire focused on the immediate story of the role of the workers' union in bringing about the bankruptcy of Hostess, it now seems there may have been more to the situation. My colleague Michael Hiltzik dug through the corporation's bankruptcy filings and in a Business section analysis Sunday argued that the collapse of the snack food empire was more the result of long-term incompetency by management. “Let's get a few things clear," he wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By John Horn
MEXICO CITY - A lot of people think they know what the real story of the movie "Noah" should be. They are likely some of the same people who think they know what the real story of the man Noah is. Darren Aronofsky, the director of the new movie about the man and the great flood, is ready to rain on what he believes is their misinformed parade. "Noah has been turned into a nursery school story," said the director and co-writer of "Noah," which had its world premiere in Mexico City on Monday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
Never underestimate the power of a pop star with more than 16 million Twitter followers. Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus tweeted a selfie with big implications for a Los Angeles actress and moviemaker. In the photo, Cyrus pulls her Chanel sweatshirt up to reveal her breasts, bare but for two strategically placed red stars proclaiming “Merry Christmas.” "THANK YOU NY for being one of the few states to @freethenipple ,” Cyrus tweeted. Later, she added, “It's not about getting your [breasts]
OPINION
April 22, 2009 | TIM RUTTEN
In politics, as in comedy, timing is everything, which is why it's so interesting that the ersatz national security controversy in which Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) suddenly finds herself enmeshed has boiled over -- three years after the fact.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
Bitcoin fanciers should count themselves lucky that the entire world press has become obsessed with the cabaret over whether a 64-year-old Temple City software engineer is the Satoshi Nakamoto, the fabled mysterious/pseudonymous inventor/inventors of bitcoins.  That's because the pursuit of the corporeal Mr. Nakamoto has distracted everyone's attention from the real problems with bitcoins, which erupted last month with the collapse of...
SPORTS
February 15, 2004 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
If the second meeting between Read The Footnotes and Second Of June is anything like the first, the Florida Derby on March 13 will be a classic. Two of the best 3-year-olds in the country put on quite a show in Saturday's $250,000 Fountain Of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park with Read The Footnotes, the 2-1 second choice, prevailing by a neck. Inactive since winning the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct on Nov.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, This article has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
As a leading authority on the Beatles, researcher and author Mark Lewisohn is well aware that there have been far too many books written about the Fab Four. "In general terms and in biographical terms, I think the Beatles have been underserved by books," he said. Yet Lewisohn, 55, just contributed one more to the fray: the 944-page monster "Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1" (Crown Archetype, $40). So what's left to say after the hundreds of books, documentaries and fictionalized biographical dramas about the Beatles?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1993 | GEORGE RAMOS
Mike Hernandez was starting to relax a few hours after the verdicts in the Rodney G. King federal civil rights trial were announced Saturday morning. With the Pico-Union portion of his district quiet, the city councilman wasn't his usually fidgety self as he waited to help inaugurate the Little League season in Lincoln Heights. When he spoke, Hernandez turned to face the youngsters who made up the ranks of the Cubs, Braves, White Sox, Dodgers, Red Sox, Blue Jays and the A's.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
Bitcoin fanciers should count themselves lucky that the entire world press has become obsessed with the cabaret over whether a 64-year-old Temple City software engineer is the Satoshi Nakamoto, the fabled mysterious/pseudonymous inventor/inventors of bitcoins.  That's because the pursuit of the corporeal Mr. Nakamoto has distracted everyone's attention from the real problems with bitcoins, which erupted last month with the collapse of...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Jorge Luis Borges' “The Library of Babel” is one of my favorite stories. Published in 1941, it describes a library that houses every book that has ever been written and every book that has never been written: an edifice of possibilities, “composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries.” How can this not inspire us … and also terrify us, which was part of Borges' point? In such a library, after all, the majority of books would be meaningless, nonsense conglomerations of "all the possible combinations" of letters and syllables, “tale[s]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
Never underestimate the power of a pop star with more than 16 million Twitter followers. Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus tweeted a selfie with big implications for a Los Angeles actress and moviemaker. In the photo, Cyrus pulls her Chanel sweatshirt up to reveal her breasts, bare but for two strategically placed red stars proclaiming “Merry Christmas.” "THANK YOU NY for being one of the few states to @freethenipple ,” Cyrus tweeted. Later, she added, “It's not about getting your [breasts]
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, This article has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
As a leading authority on the Beatles, researcher and author Mark Lewisohn is well aware that there have been far too many books written about the Fab Four. "In general terms and in biographical terms, I think the Beatles have been underserved by books," he said. Yet Lewisohn, 55, just contributed one more to the fray: the 944-page monster "Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1" (Crown Archetype, $40). So what's left to say after the hundreds of books, documentaries and fictionalized biographical dramas about the Beatles?
NEWS
October 3, 2013 | By Jon Healey
Readers have been asking why The Times' editorial board has been so critical of House Republicans for trying to defund or delay key provisions of the 2010 healthcare law without faulting President Obama for supposedly granting Congress and hundreds of big businesses and politically connected unions waivers and exemptions from the law. That's because, with one notable exception, the exemptions aren't what they're cracked up to be. Here's an...
SPORTS
March 27, 2013 | By Gary Klein
La Salle, located in Philadelphia, advanced to the Sweet 16 with a roster heavy with Philadelphia products. Guards Tyreek Duren, Ramon Galloway, Tyrone Garland and forward Jerrell Wright all hail from the City of Brotherly Love. The Explorers rode their talent to NCAA tournament victories over Kansas State and Mississippi and into Thursday's West Regional semifinal against Wichita State. Galloway grew up in Philadelphia, attended high school in Florida and played at South Carolina before transferring to La Salle before the 2011-12 season.
SPORTS
October 21, 1991 | STEVE SPRINGER
In the recent TV movie, "Babe Ruth," Ty Cobb, as played by Pete Rose, tells the Babe, "Everybody hated me." And he had the scars to prove it. According to the stories Cobb told his ghostwriter, Al Stump, Cobb's life would have made a better movie than the one on Ruth. He sounded like a cross between Dirty Harry and Chuck Norris. In supplying material for "My Life in Baseball," Cobb, in 1961, wrote: "I carried in Detroit and on the road (a weapon) of good caliber and (it) came in handy at times.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2011 | By Paul Brownfield, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Twenty Thirty The Real Story of What Happens to America Albert Brooks St. Martin's Press: 375 pp., $25.99 Though written by filmmaker-comedian Albert Brooks, the events of his near-futuristic novel "Twenty Thirty: The Real Story of What Happens to America" are pretty dire: Los Angeles gets hit by a cataclysmic earthquake, and the country's credit is so bad that the president of the United States is forced to cut a deal whereby the...
SCIENCE
January 23, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
Let's be clear: That Harvard scientist you heard about is NOT seeking an "adventurous woman" to give birth to a "cloned cave baby. " But that was the juicy story making its way around Web on Tuesday . The blowup began when the German magazine Der Spiegel published an interview with Harvard synthetic biologist George Church, who is well-known for his genome sequencing effort, the Personal Genome Project, and for all sorts of other unusual and...
OPINION
December 22, 2012
Re "Senators say Bin Laden film is off base," Dec. 20 The trailers for "Zero Dark Thirty" tell us we will see the "real" story of Osama bin Laden's killing and that the film is "based on firsthand accounts of actual events. " Audiences are led to believe that what they are seeing did take place and is not cinematic license. I fully agree with the three senators: Clarification is in order on torture and Bin Laden's death. Lloyd Fradkin Newhall ALSO: Letters: Action on guns can't wait Letters: Which path on immigration?
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