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January 14, 2008
As a senior, I appreciate articles such as the latest research on food and medicine for our age group ("Food Pyramid for Seniors Updated," Dec. 31). However, in this article, you did not list any websites. Instead, you wrote: "Because older Americans are typically not as Web-savvy as younger people . . ." That's patronizing. While the younger people are downloading entertainment, we old folks are using Google and Wikipedia for info. Patti Laursen Eagle Rock
April 3, 2014 | By Robert Abele
With a title like "Hot Guys With Guns," actor turned writer-director Doug Spearman's niche comedy-mystery aimed at pop culture-savvy gays makes plain its intentions - titillation, tension and titters - and for the undiscerning, it's likely to deliver. After a chicly designed credit sequence that appealingly spoofs James Bond openings, we settle on caustically friendly exes Danny (a likable Marc Anthony Samuel), a sweet-faced out-of-work actor taking private eye classes, and Patrick/Pip (Brian McArdle)
June 18, 1995
When Willie Brown leaves the Assembly it will mean that 1/80th of the membership has left and taken with him 99.99% of the political savvy contained in that body. WILLIAM V. FERRARO Seal Beach
March 27, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - There were 10 minutes remaining in what would have been the maddest March moment of all. UCLA trailed top-seeded Florida by just one point. The streaking, upstart Bruins had the veteran Gators reeling, gasping, wondering. Steve Alford's kids were on the verge of stunning their way through South Regional semifinals and on to previously unimaginable greatness. "We really felt like were on the verge of taking the lead," said Norman Powell. "The energy was shifting.
March 13, 2002
It seems to me that "The Face of Botox Economics," Neal Gabler's March 10 Opinion piece, applies as well to the Bush administration in that what our president says he's doing seems to count for far more than what he actually does. But, of course, the architects of both the administration's strategy and that of the Enron Corp. are one and the same--savvy public relations folks capitalizing on the old magician's sleight of hand, drawing attention to misdirecting words while underhanded deeds go unremarked.
July 24, 1988
Kudos to CBS for retaining "West 57th," arguably its finest news magazine. From its inception I have found it to be not only informative, but also entertaining. Executive producer Andrew Lack says the production has developed its own growing audience; one in which I would similarly describe myself as "loyal, young and well-educated." Indeed the savvy professionalism of each of the "West 57th" correspondents is certainly a bright spot of what has otherwise prevailed in the beleaguered world of broadcast news.
October 4, 1999
Re: "She Believes in E-Quality" (Sept. 20), Gillian Bonner is a fine example of working women in the '90s. Perhaps she considers herself a high-tech bimbo. It's amazing that this article appears on the front page of a section that promotes literacy for children. By the way, thank you for listing that porno Web site address. How disturbing that many young (and not so young) women find it necessary to expose their bodies to gain recognition in the business world. Bonner seems to be very proud to have all those investors introduce themselves, thus boosting her business.
June 12, 2003
Re "A Political Career Turns a New Page," June 10: Just when Bill Clinton's sexual peccadilloes have receded from the 24-hour news stations, Hillary Clinton resurrects them with her "Living History." She tells us she believed her husband was an innocent victim of the right wing until he told her differently. This, in spite of his history and evidence to the contrary. If in fact she did buy his story, she's much too gullible to be trusted with the security of our country at the negotiating table with savvy world leaders.
June 30, 1999 | Times Wire Services
CBS has signed up veteran business journalist Marshall Loeb as a daily columnist, luring him away from the post of editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. It was the latest coup for up-and-coming Web sites that have been recruiting prominent members of the journalistic community. This month, Lou Dobbs resigned as CNN's top business news executive to work at a Web site focusing on outer space, and former Newsweek Business Editor Mark Vamos is moving to
July 23, 1989 | JOY HOROWITZ, Joy Horowitz's last story for this magazine was "Dr. Amnio."
REMEMBERING HER DAYS AS A young girl--"No one would have accused me of being a happy child"--Leslie Abramson has an enduring memory of her favorite means of escape. After school, at the corner luncheonette, she'd buy button candies and chocolate marshmallow twists (two for a nickel) and spend hours at the comic-book racks, reading. Mad magazine was good for a giggle. But it was the spooky stuff, the horror comics like "Tales From the Crypt," that she really loved. And hated, too.
March 21, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season, and Ryan Kelly might not be either. For Kelly, that would be a good thing. It would mean he's still in the NBA. A late second-round pick out of Duke in last year's draft, the 6-foot-11 power forward wasn't even assured of making the Lakers' roster. The rookie didn't have a full preseason to prove himself because he was still recovering from surgery to repair a screw that was first inserted in his right foot to stabilize a broken bone in March 2012.
March 11, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The biggest act scheduled to perform this week at the annual South by Southwest music festival is also one of the biggest acts in the world. On March 13, Lady Gaga will take to the outdoor stage behind Stubb's for a concert sponsored by Doritos, which is temporarily renaming the barbecue joint #BoldStage (after its line of flavored tortilla chips) and requiring would-be showgoers to complete one of several so-called bold missions to get inside. Yet Lady Gaga won't be the only A-list artist - nor Doritos the only blue-chip brand - at SXSW, set to run March 11 through March 16 in Austin, Texas.
March 10, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Fugitive secrets-leaker Edward Snowden made a rare video appearance Monday at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, condemning mass government surveillance and urging members of the tech-savvy audience to take action against it. Speaking from Russia, where he was granted asylum, the former National Security Agency contractor said "absolutely, yes" he would leak secret government information again. Snowden has been charged with espionage for releasing a trove of intelligence-gathering secrets.
February 17, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
USC is out to create a new breed of entrepreneur - one that can turn social causes into money makers. The university is launching a master's degree program, starting with the upcoming fall semester, to teach traditional business skills to students interested in issues of social significance. The goal is to build hybrid nonprofits or socially active businesses that are better able to sustain themselves and their missions. “The idea is to merge the consciousness and the thought process of entrepreneurs to solve societal issues,” said James G. Ellis, dean of the USC Marshall School of Business.
February 4, 2014 | By Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - He loves sushi, AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades. He could be killed at any moment but vows to marry "a beautiful, righteous Muslim girl" as soon as he finds one. He proclaims a "love for justice" but defends beheadings, battlefield executions and sectarian killing. He scorns democracy and extols a fundamentalist interpretation of sharia, or Islamic law. Welcome to the virtual world of Chechclearr, the Internet handle of a self-described Islamic militant who says he is fighting as an Islamist rebel in Syria but also has time to post a copious amount of pictures and comments on the Internet.
November 28, 2013 | By Maeve Reston
In Oregon, a state envied for its high tech, sign-ups under the new federal healthcare law have been anything but. About 400 newly hired workers in Salem are processing paper applications by the thousands for health insurance under President Obama's law. They review each 19-page application, calculate eligibility for tax subsidies, and then mail back a packet of each consumer's options - which the customers must mail back to complete the sign-up process....
"People come to our film expecting some kind of true crime story but that's not what we were attempting to do," said 30-year-old filmmaker Joe Berlinger of the award-winning documentary "Brother's Keeper."
November 15, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
NEW YORK - She knew they were waiting to hear from her - Channing Tatum's millions of fans. It had been more than an hour since LaQuishe Wright had posted a photo of the actor on his Twitter account, dressed in a suit "Headed to the Zeigfield. " Now she and Tatum had arrived at the "White House Down" premiere, and Wright needed to give his followers another update. So as he began walking down the red carpet, posing for photographs and greeting reporters, she stayed close by. Glued to her iPhone, she was barely noticeable among the melee, a diminutive 38-year-old in an airy halter dress flanked by hulking bodyguards, publicists, studio handlers.
October 23, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
SAN FRANCISCO - If you own a MacBook laptop or a Mac desktop computer, then Apple's decision to make OS X Mavericks available as a free download may have you itching to upgrade. What's not to like about free, right? And there are certainly some nice goodies that would make this a worthwhile update. There's a fresh, new look along with potentially longer battery life. And along with new features such as iBooks, some stalwarts like Safari, Maps and Calendar all get some snazzy improvements.
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