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May 10, 2012 | By Carla Hall
Mitt Romney's lackluster apology for reportedly bullying a fellow high school student (who many classmates believed was gay)  reminds me of what  Arnold Schwarzenegger said when he was running for governor in 2003 and the Los Angeles Times wrote stories detailing accusations that he touched women in a sexual manner without their consent.  “Yes, I have behaved badly sometimes,” he said before a crowd of supporters at a campaign rally. “Yes, it is true that I was on rowdy movie sets, and I have done things that were not right, which I thought then was playful.
March 4, 2014 | By John Horn
Was it ultimately a race about race? The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year's greatest achievement in film, and "12 Years a Slave" had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film's artistry, the undercurrent of many "12 Years a Slave" conversations hinged on race and how Hollywood has for decades given short shrift to one of the most inglorious chapters in the nation's history. The film's distributor anchored its awards campaign around the line "It's time," easily interpreted as an attempt to exhort members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences into voting for the movie because it was the right thing to do. FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2014  |  Complete list of winners The film's director, British filmmaker Steve McQueen, said repeatedly during the long awards season that Hollywood appeared more comfortable making Holocaust movies than slavery stories.
February 6, 2005
THANK you for Jeff Greenwald's article ["12 Tips for Bridging the Cultural Divide," Jan. 23]. It is the best article I have read about how to be a thoughtful, gracious and culturally sensitive traveler. I wish it were required reading for everyone applying for a passport. Jane Rumph Pasadena
January 30, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple has applied for a patent that describes a method the Cupertino company could use to improve the accuracy of the touchscreen on its iPad and iPhone devices. The patent, which was published Thursday, is called " Gesture and Touch Input Detection Through Force Sensing . " The system described in the patent would incorporate the use of forces sensors that could be located within the frame of the iPad, commonly referred to as the bezel. The bezel's force sensors would be capable of detecting how much pressures users put on the touchscreen of their device with their fingers.
February 2, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Chris Culliver, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback who made headlines with anti-gay remarks, will take sensitivity training and education classes after the Super Bowl. Culliver will eventually become a volunteer with the Trevor Project, which provides crisis and suicide intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. “He's so passionate about youth and people being comfortable with who they are and accepted by all,” Culliver's public relations representative, Theodore Palmer, told the Associated Press.
October 4, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Despite criticism from Latino groups that he lacks sensitivity and immigration experience, St. Louis, Mo., County Executive Gene McNary appeared Tuesday to be headed for confirmation as commissioner of the troubled Immigration and Naturalization Service. Testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination, McNary, 54, cited his 2 1/2 years as a public defender when asked by Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.
July 1, 1997 | CHEO HODARI COKER
Maxwell, the sultriest and most talented of the new generation of soul singers, earned a professional last name after a scorching set at the Greek Theatre on Sunday that left the sold-out crowd screaming his name. He should henceforth be referred to as Maxwell Slim--as in Iceberg. Not that the Brooklyn native, with his sharp suits, soulful coos and good looks, necessarily needs to be compared to the legendary mack-daddy.
April 4, 1993
I am chief instructor of aikido, a martial art, at the Aikikai of the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. I would like to respond to "Waiting Game Is Newest Weapon" by Paul Dean that appeared in your March 10 View. First, Dean quotes Gordon Liddy, who is a former FBI agent, but also a former criminal who willfully chose to break the law in the passion of either financial or political lust. I take sharp issue with quoting such a source. Second, any of us, be we military or in law enforcement, know that tragedy is always the direct result of tactical error.
December 24, 1995
I am referring to your article of Dec. 15, "Mounting Garbage Causing a Stink," regarding the comments made by Sandi Sterling. Does Ms. Sterling think that we who live in the--ugh--flats of the Valley liked the smell any better than she who lives in the lofty hills of Encino? At least we flatlanders have the grace, sensitivity, understanding and empathy for the reasons of the delay; and we did not complain. LORI DINKIN Valley Village Re: Sandi Sterling's complaint about the delays in trash pickup, and her comment that trash has no place in her neighborhood: "This is the Beverly Hills of the Valley," she said.
January 12, 1992
Pristin writes more on the degradation of wolves than of women, yet women make up half the population. It is true that women do not collectively protest Hollywood's treatment of them. This is because women are so used to seeing only beautiful and all-sexual women that they believe these portrayals are natural and acceptable. Writer David Freeman says, "There's nothing worse than polite art." He's wrong. There is nothing worse than being a victim of sexism, racism, gay bashing, etc. My vote goes for viewing PC as sensitivity.
December 6, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
K-pop star Choi Seung-hyun (a.k.a. T.O.P.) is convincing as a sensitive kid who becomes a trained assassin in "Commitment," a spy drama with a romantic heart. Boilerplate shootouts and conflagrations get the better of the movie's second half, but for the most part, first-time director Park Hong-soo strikes the right balance between take-no-prisoners espionage and teenage angst. Set in 2011, screenwriter Kim Soo-young's story spins, somewhat clunkily, around a vaguely defined network of warring sleeper cells from the North operating in Seoul; detectives helpfully point out Kim Jong-il's declining health and the factions' power plays.
September 11, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel that probably includes sensitive information about Americans, according to the latest top-secret document leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The 2009 document, a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart, says the U.S. government regularly hands over intercepted communications that have not first been reviewed by U.S. analysts and therefore may contain phone calls and emails of American citizens.
September 10, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian and Shashank Bengali
WASHINGTON - It may be possible for the United Nations to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons, but the complex operation probably would require years to complete and would be extraordinarily difficult while much of the country is consumed by civil war. As the White House and its allies moved closer Tuesday to seeking U.N. support for a Russian proposal to collect and destroy Syrian President Bashar Assad's vast arsenals of toxic weapons, veteran...
August 14, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Expect a kinder, gentler Missouri State Fair from here on out. This week, the Missouri State Fair Commission ordered that officials and contractors hired by the state's rodeo association -- which would include cowboys and clowns -- complete sensitivity training before they are allowed to perform at the state fair again. What could prompt such a thing? The jeers of a clown. In a provocative bit of satire that went viral, a rodeo clown in Sedalia put a broomstick up his pants, donned a Barack Obama mask and asked the crowd whether it wanted to see a bull run over the president.
August 7, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
CBS executives and publicists huddled in the back of the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton with anticipation. The network, one of more than a dozen participating over a two-week period, was hosting a marathon day previewing its new fall shows at the Television Critics Assn. press tour, a semi-annual gathering of more than 200 TV journalists and bloggers from around the country. Network honchos were naturally hoping their slate of comedies and dramas would get a positive response from the room.
August 1, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The mayor of Lancaster said this week that sensitivity training is needed after a city commisioner made public comments that the mayor said were offensive to Jews and homosexuals. Mayor R. Rex Parris said that Stan Muhammad of the city's Neighborhood Vitalization Commission made the statements at a July 20 rally and that "it was not a city event, he was not representing the city" when he said them. A video posted to YouTube of Muhammad's comments show the commissioner speaking into a hand-held microphone at a lectern using a derogatory word for homosexuals.
June 13, 2013 | By Randee Dawn
When Ato Essandoh was offered the role of an African American doctor in Civil War-era New York City for BBC America's "Copper," he almost did a double-take. "My first thing was I had to look it up," he says. "Lots of people didn't really think there could have been an African American doctor in existence back then. " There were a handful, and Essandoh was reassured that his Dr. Freeman character was based in reality and not some kind of magical modern thinking imposed on a less-culturally sensitive past.
June 12, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"I can do things other people can't," the man says with becoming modesty, and can he ever. Cauterize deep wounds with a single glance, leap tall buildings in a single bound, things like that. Those rumors you've been hearing are true: Superman is back in town. But "Man of Steel" is not your father's Superman (there's no kryptonite in sight), or your grandfather's for that matter. It features brooding, buff British actor Henry Cavill as a muscular yet sensitive type (think Jack Kerouac spending way too much time in the gym)
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