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ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
"Revolution" is not a word you hear used seriously in America nowadays, possibly because of all the promised revolutions that failed or possibly because it has become co-opted, commercialized and devalued ("a revolution in hair care," that sort of thing). It was not so long ago, however, by geological time, that it evoked something more tangible: a real and imminent change in the way the world was run and who ran it in a time when the country seemed poised on the edge of several sorts of civil war and the culture was perpetually convulsive.
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SPORTS
March 30, 2012
When: 8. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 1330 and 1220. Records: Galaxy 1-1, Revolution 1-2. Record vs. New England (2011): 1-0-1. Update: The Galaxy, whose far-flung players didn't come together as a team until just days before the season opener, used its two-week break to try to develop some much-needed chemistry on the training pitch, but it also may have lost captain and playmaker Landon Donovan, who will probably miss the game with tightness in his left quad.
OPINION
September 13, 2009 | Robin Wright and Robert Litwak, Robin Wright, author of "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East," has covered Iran since 1973. Robert Litwak is the former director for nonproliferation at the National Security Council. Both are at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Three decades of assumptions about Iran -- including the premises behind Washington's recent outreach to Tehran -- have been transformed by its stunning uprising. It's time for a policy rethink. The Obama administration's offer to engage was the right idea. But the theocracy's brutal crackdown on the opposition since the June 12 presidential election, followed by the purge of senior politicians in show trials and an alarming increase in general executions, marks a turning point for Iran's revolution.
BOOKS
August 31, 1986 | Tom Carson, Carson writes about music and popular culture for the Village Voice, LA Weekly, and other publications. and
Ever since the Beatles made rock music safe for the middle class, there hasn't exactly been a dearth of books on the subject. A few are still landmarks--in the States, Robert Christgau's smart and nervy "Any Old Way You Choose It" and Greil Marcus' passionate "Mystery Train," for two. But otherwise, during rock's countercultural heyday, its possibilities seemed so limitless that even the most serious attempts at analysis made wild claims for both...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2009 | Randy Lewis
Miranda Lambert is chatting happily about her forthcoming album, "Revolution," due out Tuesday, while seated in a booth in a deserted hotel restaurant in Pomona a few hours before a performance at the L.A. County Fair. At one point, she starts hemming and hawing about her abilities as a singer -- even though she's one of the Country Music Assn.'s nominees for best female vocalist for its upcoming awards -- sputtering out with halting pride something about the confidence she thinks is evident on the new record.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2009 | Tim Rutten
When an author with Christopher Caldwell's impeccable conservative credentials glosses Edmund Burke in his book's title, it's a safe bet that he's engaged a question whose implications he believes are absolutely fundamental. Burke's great masterpiece of political criticism -- "Reflections on the Revolution in France" -- is, after all, both the foundational text of contemporary conservatism and a continuing inspiration to classical liberals. Caldwell's closely argued thesis in "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West" is that the massive migration of Muslim immigrants into Western Europe now represents as much of a consequential break with Europe's cultural traditions as the utopian rationalism of revolutionary France did for Burke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2013 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles headquarters of the Socialist Workers Party is a storefront next to a taqueria on Western Avenue. The concrete patch behind it is ringed by concertina wire. On Saturday afternoon, a man unloaded Air Jordans onto the hood of his Buick Regal around the corner and hawked them to passers-by. Inside the office, Norton Sandler - the party's mayoral candidate - sat at a card table, flanked by two of his supporters. His wife, Barbara, busied herself in the back. The bare room was lined with racks of books from the party's publishing arm, Pathfinder Press, whose roots go back to 1930.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
In the late 1960s, Judy Juanita was a college undergraduate in the Bay Area and editor of a Black Panther Party newspaper. Now her new novel, "Virgin Soul" (Viking, $26.95), recounts the story of Geniece, an undergraduate who joins the Panthers. But "Virgin Soul" is not thinly veiled memoir. "This young woman and I are two different people," Juanita says. Unlike many books written by former radicals, "Virgin Soul" isn't aiming to settle old scores. Instead, Juanita - a poet, playwright and academic based in Oakland - has penned a witty and deeply engaging coming-of-age story about ideas and the passions generated by revolution and romantic love.
WORLD
May 27, 2012 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Egypt's presidential candidates were busy Saturday polishing sound bites and stretching the facts a bit as they re-marketed themselves as guardians of the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak and led to the nation's first free election for a leader in history. The campaigns of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik sought to broaden their appeal before their runoff election next month. Neither man is regarded as epitomizing the spirit of the revolution - Shafik was prime minister during the deadly crackdowns on protesters days before Mubarak fell last year - but politics is often about image readjustment.
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