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October 30, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
In the 1960s, California college campuses were hotbeds of civil rights and free speech activity, where student protests resulted in the nation's first ethnic studies programs at San Francisco State and UC Berkeley, among others. Ethnic studies became a sought-after major and a safe setting in which to examine the influence of the state's diverse population of Latinos, African Americans, whites and Asians, among others. In recent years, however, some of those programs have been cut back, particularly in the California State University system.
December 14, 2007 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
The Golden Globe nominations appear to reflect the continuing British invasion of American television, with at least 16 nominations involving the United Kingdom and its actors. Hugh Laurie was nominated for Fox's "House"; Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis and Samantha Morton for HBO's "Longford," and Ruth Wilson for PBS' "Jane Eyre." Jason Isaacs received a nod for "The State Within," as did James Nesbitt for "Jekyll," both of which were made in partnership between the BBC and BBC America.
WHAT IS IT? Two 10 3/4-inch-tall, identical pink glass vases with hand-painted flowers from Bristol, England. There are no makers' marks on them. WHAT'S ITS LEGEND? "These vases were received as a wedding gift by my grandparents, Jessie Davey and Thomas Brimley, in Salt Lake City in November 1888. The vases now belong to me, and I'm curious about them," says Ruth Wilson of Costa Mesa, who remembers seeing them on her grandparents' mantel when she was a child.
December 14, 2007 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
The iPod generation -- led by three young stars of the period film "Atonement" -- will be well represented among the nominees parading along the red carpet at the Golden Globes in January. Thursday's nominations include 12 performers in movies and television younger than 30.
July 8, 2012
UNDERRATED Debo Band: If you saw Jim Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers," you heard the mix of jazz, African and Latin music that defined vintage Ethiopian pop and bandleader Mulatu Astatke. Now this Boston-based band has picked up the same thread with an electrifying new album on Seattle's Sub Pop Records. Full of churning strings, driving horns and flashes of klezmer, Debo Band's eclectic sound should keep any summer barbecue cooking. Ruth Wilson on 'Luther': Though an incongruously rumpled (and cockney)
August 11, 1988 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
The Glendale School Board next week will consider establishing an orientation center for immigrant children entering the school system. The center would coordinate evaluation and registration of a growing number of students who speak limited English. It would be staffed with English-speaking teachers' aides who speak Vietnamese, Tagalog--the native language of the Philippines--Armenian, Korean or Spanish.
June 6, 2007 | Tom O'Neil
ABC America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") is Emmy's top ingenue. Past faves in new shows ("Brothers & Sisters") and old ("Desperate Housewives," "Boston Legal") plot a comeback. Other hopefuls: "Lost," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Men in Trees." "Path to 9/11" is major mini contender. NBC New Emmy gold-diggers: Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") and those "Heroes" and "Friday Night Lights" champs. The network triumphed last year with Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: SVU").
January 16, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
The third-season finale of "Homeland," Showtime's popular and controversial series about a troubled CIA agent played by Claire Danes, was one of the most debated episodes of last year, with the death of POW turned possible terrorist Nicholas Brody. When the series returns for its fourth season, it will have "a big reset," said Showtime's President of Entertainment David Nevins. "This is a show fundamentally about a field operative," said Nevins, noting that the show has not often shown Danes' character, Carrie Mathison, working as a spy. "The plan now of the new season is to show her on the ground in the capital of a foreign country, doing her job ... it's going to be different.
May 21, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Marion Cotillard wore a strapless Dior gown with eye-catching color blocks of blue, yellow, black and pink on a white background to the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "Blood Ties" on Monday. The dress was shown Saturday in Monaco as part of Dior's Cruise Collection 2014 - a fashion show attended by Cotillard, Jessica Biel and Ruth Wilson, among others.  [Hollywood Reporter] Cotillard's hair was done up in a 1960s style beehive by Robert Vetica. [E Online] Beyoncé invited photographers in to photograph her during a Mrs. Carter tour performance over the weekend, hoping the tight catsuit she was wearing would dispel pregnancy rumors.
September 3, 2013 | By Susan King
British actor Tom Hardy, best known as Batman's nemesis Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” wowed audiences Monday at the Venice International Film Festival in Steven Knight's taut “Locke,” which was shown out of competition. Critics praised the 35-year-old burly actor's one-man tour de force performance. Hardy is the only person who appears onscreen; his costars, including “The Lone Ranger”s' Ruth Wilson, are just voices he speaks to on the phone, a la Ryan Reynolds' 2010 film “Buried.”  '“Locke' is basically just Tom Hardy driving a car while making a bunch of phone calls, and yet this ingenuously executed study in cinematic minimalism has depth, beauty and poise,” writes Variety's Leslie Felperin, adding it was a “finely tuned showcase” for Hardy's "exceptional acting skills.” WATCH: Trailers from Venice Hardy plays Ivan Locke, a married man with two teenage sons whose personal and professional lives  collide one evening.
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