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April 5, 1988 | Associated Press
Police swooped down on bars in Manila's notorious Ermita district Monday night and hauled away dancing girls, bartenders and scores of foreign patrons. It was the second raid on the city's red-light district in a week as part of a drive by Manila Police Chief Alfredo Lim to clean up what was once the capital's most fashionable neighborhood. Police refused to say how many clubs have been raided or how many people have been taken into custody because the operation is continuing.
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May 4, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Funny and handsome, Will Arnett is willing to cop to procuring the odd pedicure. Also to embracing his makeup use at work, and teaching his and wife Amy Poehler's two sons about the importance of a little style. Aside from our usual boy-craziness, there's a reason the Ministry cares about this actor's aesthetic philosophies: Arnett, along with Jason Bateman and former NBC honcho Ben Silverman, has produced a new documentary about male identity and body image. "Mansome," directed by Morgan Spurlock (watch the trailer below)
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1993 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Looking at art has, historically, often meant looking at rape, pillage, prostitution and other unsavory practices glorified in paint. Such atrocities, when reduced to two dimensions and distanced by time, usually end up providing visual experiences more than visceral ones. The option of detached observation slams shut in the face of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz's environmental tableaux.
WORLD
March 6, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Sima enters the small storefront in Kamathipura, Mumbai's red-light district, and hands over some money she had hidden in her bra, then adjusts her fake Prada T-shirt. It was a national holiday the day before and business was good, so she's deposited two days of earnings, about $66. Along the wall, other women sit on cheap plastic chairs, chatting, in a bank with an unusual mandate: It serves only prostitutes. "My dream is to save a lot, go back to my village, build a house," says Sima, 25. "Well, maybe someday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1996 | WILLIAM J. BENNETT, William J. Bennett is a codirector of Empower America and a fellow at the Heritage Foundation
A few months ago, Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and I began a campaign to focus public scrutiny on certain daytime television talk shows and their sponsors. The objects of our criticism are not close calls. They are shows that typically cross way over the line. We have described their content as cultural rot.
WORLD
March 6, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Sima enters the small storefront in Kamathipura, Mumbai's red-light district, and hands over some money she had hidden in her bra, then adjusts her fake Prada T-shirt. It was a national holiday the day before and business was good, so she's deposited two days of earnings, about $66. Along the wall, other women sit on cheap plastic chairs, chatting, in a bank with an unusual mandate: It serves only prostitutes. "My dream is to save a lot, go back to my village, build a house," says Sima, 25. "Well, maybe someday.
WORLD
January 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Amsterdam's infamous Yab Yum brothel must shut its doors, a city court ruled. Yab Yum went to court last month after the city decided to withdraw its license based on a law that allows it to close companies that could be involved in criminal activities. Yab Yum said before the ruling that allegations it was in the hands of the Hells Angels biker gang were "absolutely wrong." In December, the city of Amsterdam announced plans to clean up its red-light district.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1987
The trouble with Valenti's rating board, Mr. Mathews, is not that they have given an X to "Angel Heart," but that they have failed to give the same X to countless other films that slid past with an R . If it's pornography that interests you, I suggest a film red-light district. (We'll find this society there soon enough as it is.) CHRISTINE HOLCROFT Brentwood
TRAVEL
December 17, 2000 | SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Visitors to Amsterdam love to stroll along pretty canals and explore renowned museums of art. But the city has another, almost equally popular attraction: its Red Light District, which is near the central train station, in one of Amsterdam's most historic sections. There, at all hours, tourists can wander past clubs, sex shops and windows where prostitutes in leather corsets and thong bikinis hope to attract the attention of paying clients.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1989 | SUVAN GEER
The bars in Tijuana's red light district are the vibrant haunts depicted in Raul Guerrero's newest series of paintings. These are not pretty pictures, nor are they moralist tracts. Instead Guerrero treats the sad and often sordid scenes with the same detached complicity that marked Toulouse-Lautrec's depictions of Paris nightclubs. Each painting is a dark, Fauve colored, affecting drama of steeply tilting planes and rudimentary drawing where artifice takes on a life of its own.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2008 | STEVE LOPEZ
Midafternoon on a workday, and what am I doing? Surfing the Internet for hookers. But it's not what it sounds like, I swear. The Eliot Spitzer scandal back East made me wonder how a lonely politician might get into trouble here in the land of milk and honey. So I'm with the vice squad at a downtown Los Angeles police station, tracking suspicious ads on Craigslist and other websites. Yes, Craigslist, which offers much more these days than used sofas and 1997 Subarus.
WORLD
January 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Amsterdam's infamous Yab Yum brothel must shut its doors, a city court ruled. Yab Yum went to court last month after the city decided to withdraw its license based on a law that allows it to close companies that could be involved in criminal activities. Yab Yum said before the ruling that allegations it was in the hands of the Hells Angels biker gang were "absolutely wrong." In December, the city of Amsterdam announced plans to clean up its red-light district.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2007 | Patrick Day, Times Staff Writer
THEY get a lot of attention, but massive multi-user online realities (MMOR) remain a bit of a niche -- a kind of higher-end playground for tech geeks who aren't interested in slaying dragons on Internet-based games such as "World of Warcraft." On Linden Labs' much-touted Second Life, for example, users can invest in real estate, start a virtual business or just run around like a crazy person.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2005 | John Clark, Special to The Times
If ever a filmmaker deserved to be in her own movie, it would be Zana Briski. During the seven years it took to make her documentary, "Born Into Brothels," she spent more than three of them living in a Calcutta brothel, taught the children of prostitutes the rudiments of photography, and even helped place some of these children in schools. She crossed the line between reporter and participant, albeit reluctantly. She didn't even particularly like the place.
NEWS
May 11, 2004 | Scott Doggett
Hanging from a tent or used as headlights, these portable illuminators help retain night vision when most others don't. Note: Light longevity was determined using alkaline batteries.
NEWS
November 11, 2001 | ERIN TEXEIRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The women have come to try on $1,000 stilettos and sip potent fruity cocktails, pinky fingers extended. They've come to rub shoulders-and maybe more--with scrumptious, abundant single men. They have come, despite the tension and fear shrouding America's most glamorous city, for a taste of the fabulous life. They want to live "Sex and the City." At least for a few hours. From a bus. With a tour guide.
NEWS
May 27, 1987 | From Reuters
A Senegalese woman, said to be a prostitute and identified as an AIDS carrier, was turned back at the West German border, the first foreigner to be refused entry since new AIDS guidelines were introduced in West Germany, Interior Ministry sources said Tuesday. The 22-year-old woman, who had lived illegally for six months in West Germany, was stopped when trying to re-enter the country from Switzerland on May 9, they said.
NEWS
December 4, 1993 | Associated Press
A homeless former weightlifting champion who punched German President Richard von Weizsaecker in the face told police he wanted a day in court to talk about the president's links with the Nazis. Von Weizsaecker, 73, suffered a cut lip and a bruised nose after being punched Thursday night outside the Thalia theater in Hamburg. He was dazed but stayed for the performance. Bodyguards apprehended the attacker, who appeared deranged, police said. He was identified Friday as Gunther Horst Roersch, 48.
TRAVEL
December 17, 2000 | SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Visitors to Amsterdam love to stroll along pretty canals and explore renowned museums of art. But the city has another, almost equally popular attraction: its Red Light District, which is near the central train station, in one of Amsterdam's most historic sections. There, at all hours, tourists can wander past clubs, sex shops and windows where prostitutes in leather corsets and thong bikinis hope to attract the attention of paying clients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1999 | MIKE BOWLER, BALTIMORE SUN
The Dumas Brothel closed in 1982 after more than a century of service to the men of Butte. Now it's back as a tourist attraction--and the center of a storm over the place in history of the world's oldest profession. On historic East Mercury Street in the heart of downtown, the Dumas is a regular stop on the Butte Chamber of Commerce-approved trolley tour of city landmarks. Visitors can be guided through the building for $3.
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