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August 10, 2003
In the name of art and morality, art lovers should boycott the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's exhibit "Old Masters, Impressionists and Moderns," because a major part consists of stolen property -- Impressionist paintings seized from two Russian collectors after the Revolution by the Communists ("She Works the System," by David Holley, July 27). No American museum should traffic in purloined property. Would LACMA show and profit from paintings seized from private owners, and never returned, by Saddam Hussein or Hitler?
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BUSINESS
October 28, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
Medical experts realized long ago that there's no point in guessing how low Dr. Mehmet Oz will sink in pushing patent cures, fad diets and unproven health "miracles" on his Oprah-produced TV show. But his appearance this weekend in an NFL promotional campaign looks like some sort of a milestone. The 30-second spot , which we viewed during Sunday's Denver-Washington game, is part of the league's "Together We Make Football" ad campaign, which aims to show how marvelously the sport is integrated into our daily lives.
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NEWS
April 9, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Season three of "Shameless" may have come to an end Sunday, but fans won't miss star Emmy Rossum for long -- not even by a little. She can be seen next in the film "You're Not You" opposite Hilary Swank, and she can be heard on her newly released album "Sentimental Journey. " Rossum is an actress, singer and retro-glam fashionista. She's consistently chic, isn't afraid to mix her prints and acts as her own stylist. She tends to choose silhouettes that bring to mind the golden screen queens of the 1920s and 1950s.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
If there's one thing to be admired about Icona Pop -- and there are actually many! -- it's the utter shamelessness with which this Swedish electro duo puts its point across. Few pop acts, for instance, have ever captured the brat-tacular glee of being young as effectively as Icona Pop does in its monster stadium-rave hit " I Love It ," in which Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt dismiss some old dude with thrilling disdain: "You're from the '70s, but I'm a '90s bitch. " So Pop & Hiss can't really claim to be surprised by how openly the video for the group's latest single, "All Night," doubles as a commercial for Absolut -- specifically for the Swedish vodka maker's new Absolut Tune, a grim-sounding combination of vodka and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1999
I was disgusted to read the Aug. 15 letter from Assemblyman Ken Maddox (R-Garden Grove). Maddox described a bill he is sponsoring that is named after a murdered officer and would penalize counterfeiters using computer equipment. Officer Don Burt was shot to death in 1996 after he discovered counterfeit checks during a traffic stop. What angers me is Maddox's shameless use of a slain officer's name on a bill that has nothing to do with helping to protect the courageous officers on the streets as he claims it will.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1989
An Oscar should be awarded to the state-controlled Chinese TV station for its "imaginative" editing of the Beijing massacre. I am sure that a regime shameless enough to murder its own people will have the nerve to accept the prize. SAI TSANG Alhambra
OPINION
October 26, 2009
Re "A sad state of affairs," Column One, Oct. 22 Sorry, Mr. Harpootlian, but I don't see a turnaround for South Carolina's reputation anytime soon. With its rich history and seemingly ingrained penchant for shameless shenanigans, I'm afraid the negative die is forever cast. Ramona Salinas Saenz Alhambra
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1987
David Aaron's concern about the Iran-contra players' "shameless tactics" before the congressional investigating committee ("Shameless Witnesses Disarm Truth," Editorial Pages, July 28) is well-founded. But, the real problem lies in the fact that these men could emerge as powers in our government at all. Under Reagan, the "us against them" syndrome has been elevated to a near religion. A strongly felt need to react against those who put their dislike of us into action by taking Americans hostage, and the longer-standing (and also unspeakable)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2001
Upon being sentenced to 20 years to life for murder ("Pediatrician Gets 20 Years to Life for Killing Pregnant Lover," March 9), Kevin Anderson says, "This has been a terrible, terrible tragedy for everyone involved." His wife claims that she too is a victim and supports her husband. The self-absorption and callousness in both these statements is mind-boggling. Anderson strangled to death Dr. Deepti Gupta, who was carrying his child, doused her body in gasoline and then pushed her over a cliff to try to hide his actions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1985
Consumers, disconsolate over the sellout of the California Legislature to the Seagram's lobby, can take heart. Gov. George Deukmejian is committed to the marketplace, to competition, and there is every reason for him to veto this shameless concession to special-interest money. "This bill makes competition a crime," Assemblyman Don Sebastiani (R-Sonoma), who knows something himself about the wine marketplace, said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
As Socrates so sagely suggested when he stopped by the set of "Fast & Furious 6" - "Yo, know thyself... " Dom and crew certainly took the words to heart. For all the excess in the latest installment of the adrenaline-injected street-racing action franchise, its humble, low-budget 2001 beginnings are still visible today in the rear-view mirror of Dom's super souped-up 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger. Buildings topple, bridges crumble and speed limits are shamelessly broken as "Fast & Furious 6" roars through the streets of London.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2013 | By David Lazarus
It's well known that the Chinese characters for "crisis" translate as "danger" and "opportunity. " McDonald's has decided there's no danger in exploiting the horrific Cleveland kidnapping as a marketing opportunity. The fast-food heavyweight says it's reaching out to Charles Ramsey, who has gained worldwide fame as one of the rescuers of the three women held for a decade in a Cleveland home. Ramsey said in a TV interview that he was munching on some Mickey D's when the action unfolded Monday.
NEWS
April 9, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Season three of "Shameless" may have come to an end Sunday, but fans won't miss star Emmy Rossum for long -- not even by a little. She can be seen next in the film "You're Not You" opposite Hilary Swank, and she can be heard on her newly released album "Sentimental Journey. " Rossum is an actress, singer and retro-glam fashionista. She's consistently chic, isn't afraid to mix her prints and acts as her own stylist. She tends to choose silhouettes that bring to mind the golden screen queens of the 1920s and 1950s.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. It's a big day in TV renewal land with the news that five cable series are getting new seasons, in addition to the renewal of CBS ' entire daytime lineup. The five series that are continuing on are Showtime's "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication"; BBC America 's "Ripper Street" and Cinemax's "Banshee. " The trio of Showtime series have already been on the air for a season or more ("Californication" is airing its sixth season)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Last year this Cuban American MC installed himself as the commander of a worldwide dance-rap scene with "Planet Pit," which spawned a series of club-ready hits featuring the likes of Marc Anthony ("Rain Over Me"), Chris Brown ("International Love") and Ne-Yo (the Hot 100-topping "Give Me Everything"). Having evidently found leadership to his liking, Pitbull is now seeking a second term. "Don't stop the party!" he barks not long into his new album, and the rest of "Global Warming" gives you little opportunity to consider other options.
SPORTS
October 3, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Call it the Vlade Divac Rule. Or the Derek Fisher Fine. The NBA announced it would fine players who flop too often, levying penalties of up to $30,000 and possible suspensions. "Flops have no place in our game - they either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call," NBA executive Stu Jackson said in a statement Tuesday. Already an old bunch, the Lakers don't try to take many charges on the court. They claim to hate floppers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2011
'Episodes' Where: Showtime When: 9:30 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-MA-L (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17 with an advisory for coarse language) 'Shameless' Where: Showtime When: 10 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-MA-LSV (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17 with advisories for coarse language, sex and violence)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2008
I very much enjoyed Scott Timberg's piece on "Shameless Pleasures," [July 27] as well as the entire Calendar and Arts & Music sections on the same theme. Though both of those sections are devoted to the topic "Shameless Pleasures," it's interesting to note that many of the contributors chose to characterize them as "guilty" pleasures. Students of the human condition, anthropologists and classicists have long noted and distinguished what has been termed "shame culture" and "guilt culture," a distinction articulated particularly well by E.R. Dodds in his opening chapter of "The Greeks and the Irrational."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2012 | Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Any day now the announcement that "Jaws the Musical" is heading to Broadway will appear in my inbox, ringing the death knell for the commercially desperate American theater. But until that apocalyptic moment, let's savor the revue-style ingenuity of "Silence! The Musical," a singing sendup of that pulpy yet polished 1991 blockbuster "The Silence of the Lambs," winner of a disproportionate number of Academy Awards for a movie in which body parts are there for the filleting. A cult hit in New York, the show opened Saturday at the Hayworth Theatre in a production that preserves its New York International Fringe Festival roots.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
For most of us, the assorted bric-a-brac of an old relationship is something to put in a box on a back shelf somewhere, eventually to find its way to the garbage bin. For filmmaker Ira Sachs, the reminders of an old flame became the basis for his new film, "Keep the Lights On. " The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is playing in L.A., depicts with disarming emotional and sexual intimacy the 10-year arc of a couple who become...
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