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January 9, 2012 | By Paul West
One day ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Newt Gingrich announced that he has received the coveted endorsement of Alaska's Palin -- not Sarah, the former governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, though. At a Rotary Club lunch at the Nashua Country Club, Gingrich said he has the backing of Todd Palin, better known as the First Dude. Palin's wife, who teased a presidential candidacy for months, has yet to make an endorsement of her own. Gingrich, once seen as the last, best chance for conservatives to stop Mitt Romney from running away with the GOP nomination, has been sinking steadily in the polls.
March 26, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Sarah Palin's upcoming cable series about the great outdoors officially has a theme song.  Sportsman Channel, which debuts "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" next week, enlisted the rock outfit Madison Rising for the tune. The group, self-described as "America's Most Patriotic Band," is probably best known for its unconventional rendering of "The Star Spangled Banner. " In keeping with the show's subject matter, the theme song's lyrics contain references to nature, flags, glory, dogs, horses, trucks and guns.
October 7, 2012 | By Ann Whitford Paul
Sarah, once my daughter, is now Finn, a member of the transgender community. Those are hard words to write. I want to love the man my daughter has become, but floundering in the torrent of her change and my resistance to it, I fear I'll never make it across my river of anger and sorrow. I think about Sarah growing up, how she always acted with courage and fortitude. In junior high she studied Russian because it was "a challenge. " In high school she proved she wasn't too small to play water polo goalie.
March 21, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt. The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider," in which he plays rock singer Gregg Allman. Two trains had already crossed the bridge that day, and the crew was told no more were scheduled, hairstylist Joyce Gilliard recalled. Then a train came barreling toward them. "We all ran for our lives," Gilliard said.
January 17, 2010
SERIES Human Target: Adapted from a DC Comics book and graphic novel, this new action series follows a private security guard (Mark Valley) who saves his clients' lives even when it means turning himself into a target. Assisting him are his business partner (Chi McBride) and a hired gun (Jackie Earle Haley) (8 p.m. Fox). Cold Case: After a private investigator's remains are found buried in the cement foundation of a demolished building, Lilly (Kathryn Morris)
February 4, 2010 | By Ned Parker
In jail, Sarah had imagined herself sitting on Oprah's stage. The talk show host would listen sympathetically to the Iraqi widow's story. The audience would applaud as she told how she had made hardened militants cry while she helped grill them for the U.S. military. They would know, despite the rumors, that she had never betrayed the Americans. Now that she was free, Sarah concentrated on a letter: "In the name of God, Dear Oprah, peace be upon you," she typed. "I'm sure you're going to be a little surprised because a lady from Iraq is writing to you, a woman from America.
October 28, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
After Krista Rickards' daughter Sarah suffered a severe concussion on a high school volleyball court in September 2010, the teenager returned to school in a matter of days. Sarah looked just fine. But she quickly became a regular at the school nurse's office, complaining of dizziness and severe headaches triggered by the noise and chaos of the halls and lunchroom, by overhead projections used in classrooms, and by long days and nights of books and homework. The nurse in her New Jersey high school would let her lie down for a while but eventually dispatched Sarah back to classes.
June 14, 2011 | By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times
Sarah cries less now. The tears lurk just beneath the surface and anything can prick the memories. It can be a word that tugs her back, a word that leads to another word and all kinds of memories. But she cries less. When the minibus passes the jail where she was held for nearly two months, she tries not to look out the window. She bows her head and prays for friends who are still inside. It was there she often sat alone and thought to herself, "If I ever get out of here, the first thing I will do is finish my degree.
January 29, 2014 | By Alice Short
Sue Monk Kidd writes that her first encounter with Sarah and Angelina Grimké came during an exhibition of Judy Chicago's artwork "The Dinner Party" in 2007. The sisters are included in a list of 999 important women in history and mythology, their names inscribed on the "Heritage Floor" of the installation. Kidd, author of "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Mermaid Chair," writes that she was startled to discover the sisters were from Charleston, S.C., her home at the time. The Grimkés, she learned, were abolitionists and "among the earliest major American feminist thinkers.
June 20, 2013 | By Robert Abele
"Rushlights" is a ludicrously florid indie noir about a guy, a girl and an inheritance con that rarely plays like anything more than an extended re-enactment one might find on a basic cable true-crime show. Starting with a flirtatious exchange between handsome schemer Billy (Josh Henderson) and Sarah (Haley Webb), a waitress with a drug problem, director/co-writer Antoni Stutz sends the pair to a tiny Texas town where Sarah fools a lawyer (Aidan Quinn) into believing she's the heir to a recently killed local businessman's gothic estate.
March 13, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sarah Jessica Parker has welcomed a reporter to her townhouse in New York City's West Village for an interview and a peek inside, and SJP fans with enough fortitude to withstand the interview's rapid-fire pace are welcome to sneak a peek. She's shared the home with husband Matthew Broderick for about 13 years, with son James Wilkie and twin daughters Loretta and Tabitha joining them in 2002 and 2009, respectively. The joint has a homey but sophisticated feel, punctuated by shelves full of books, a piano, the actress' collection of globes and a pingpong table smack in the middle of everything.
March 8, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
Sarah Palin has smartly forsaken a career in politics for a career in political entertainment. Unburdened by the rules that keep serious politicians tethered to serious messages, her task was to toss red meat to a ravenously appreciative conservative crowd Saturday at the closing session of the American Conservative Union's annual CPAC conference. By my count, her speech got more standing ovations than the one delivered Friday by CPAC favorite Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who won the CPAC presidential straw poll.
March 8, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
At least 500 film industry workers gathered in West Hollywood on Friday night to pay tribute to Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old assistant camerawoman killed on a film set last month in Georgia. Hundreds of union members walked along Sunset Boulevard from the Directors Guild of America building to a parking lot behind the headquarters of the International Cinematographers Guild, where they held candles, and watched videos of Jones' life on two large video screens. Several wore T-shirts with the messages: "We're all Sarah Jones" and "Never Forget.
March 5, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is scheduled to show off her new shoe collection in L.A. on Thursday. The fashion-savvy Parker teamed with Manolo Blahnik Chief Executive Officer George Malkemus to develop the much-anticipated SJP collection, which launched exclusively at Nordstrom on Friday. It includes 25 made-in-Italy shoe styles ($195-$485), three handbags ($245-$375) and one trench coat ($495), as writer Ingrid Schmidt explained in a Q&A with Parker on All the Rage on Tuesday.
March 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
The final shoe has yet to drop for "Sex and the City's" Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, according to the franchise's star, Sarah Jessica Parker. But that doesn't necessarily mean a third "Sex and the City" film based on the HBO comedy is already being cobbled together. In an appearance Wednesday appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the 48-year-old actress confronted the notion of another iteration of the sartorially charged series about the sexual exploits and relationships of four well-heeled New York women.
March 4, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
Why has Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and Crimea? What does this mean for American interests and my 401(k)? Does President Obama have any good options? Is the Cold War coming back? And who is Putin wearing? Like many Americans, these questions filled my head Monday after my Oscars hangover lifted. I turned on the television to see what the pundits had to offer. Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and failed 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, was on Fox News, explaining the world to Sean Hannity . Putin's aggression, it soon became clear, came about not because he wants to maintain Russia's Black Sea naval base in Crimea and not because his is set on maintaining Ukraine's multifaceted dependence on Russia . It came about because he is a manly man and President Obama is not. Oliver North told Hannity that Obama can't draw red lines because he uses “a pink crayon.” And while you think I was joking about what Putin is wearing, I merely took my cue from Palin, who blamed Putin's aggression on bad fashion choices by the president.
January 27, 1995 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Robert Koehler writes frequently about theater for The Times
Sharon Burke's new comedy, "Flipside," at the Lionstar Theatre, submits for our consideration one Sarah, a housewife working way too hard. But the old adage "Work hard, play hard" is turned on its ear in this case. In "Flipside," it's "Work hard, dream hard." And the dreams end up being more real than Sarah's partly mundane, partly stressful workday. In the end, Burke also works way too hard to pack as many nutty dreams as possible into what is really a slender package.
March 10, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
CBS began this season with the female homicide detectives of the short-lived "Angel Street." Now ABC is completing it with the female rookies of "Sirens," a watchable yet undistinctive drama series about three fresh-from-the-academy policewomen, premiering at 10 tonight on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42. The first episode is low on intensity but . . . pleasant.
March 4, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Carrie Bradshaw, “Sex and the City's” shoe-loving character played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is often credited for familiarizing the masses with luxury footwear labels Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. Now the 48-year-old Parker, whose head-to-heels style off-screen rivals that of her most famous character, has launched a signature shoe line in partnership with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus. Parker's namesake SJP Collection debuted Friday and consists of 25 made-in-Italy shoe styles ($195-$485)
March 3, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
The Oscars' annual "In Memoriam" tribute included images of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Walker and James Gandolfini, as well as Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died Feb. 20 in Georgia after being struck by a train during preproduction of "Midnight Rider," a biopic of musician Gregg Allman. Jones' name and photo briefly appeared in an onscreen banner just after Bette Midler finished singing "Wind Beneath My Wings," a performance that accompanied the four-minute montage of photos of notable movie industry figures who died in 2013 and early 2014.
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