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January 30, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
? Every January, or at least since the Sundance Film Festival officially took its present shape in 1985, the world here has been blanketed in young angst and frigid weather, what with all that emerging talent plowing through the snowy star-flecked terrain of Park City with their first films in tow. It has proven to be an excellent combination, as it happens, producing such classic coming-of-age films as "Winter's Bone," "Precious," "An Education," "A...
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OPINION
March 26, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
Almost exactly 20 years ago, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead wrote a controversial essay for the Atlantic titled "Dan Quayle Was Right. " In case you forgot (or never knew), let me fill you in on what Quayle was right about. There once was a popular sitcom called "Murphy Brown. " The title character, played by Candice Bergen, was a news anchor. The show had its moments, but it was also insufferably pleased with itself and its liberalism. At least until the arrival of the Aaron Sorkin oeuvre ("The West Wing," "The Newsroom")
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AUTOS
January 15, 2003 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is not a local production anymore. It provides the domestic brands as well as the "implants" -- import car brands that have become permanent U.S. fixtures -- with an annual chance to flex their muscles. This year the unspoken theme of the show is that you can have it all. Name your niche and there's a vehicle -- either already here or on the way -- to fill it.
NEWS
July 6, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
On most airplanes, coach and comfort usually part ways, so sleep-seekers are always on the lookout for the perfect travel pillow. The pillows come in all shapes and sizes, but here's one with a long, vertical design that's a bit different from the others -- and it's on sale, too. The deal: The EZ Sleep Travel Pillow measures 21-by-12-by-2 inches when inflated and can be used on train, bus or plane seats. It attaches to the armrest and forms a kind of inflatable curtain between you and your seat mate.
NEWS
October 1, 2011 | By Judi Dash, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Such a simple concept, such a boon for beleaguered travelers Handle “it” is two adjustable 8-foot straps and a heavy-duty plastic handle that work together so you can carry big boxes or bundles at the airport, to the train or car without juggling the load in your arms. The straps, which can be used parallel or perpendicular to each other around a bundle, extend to hold packages of varying shapes and sizes. Depending on the bundle, they may even hold a bunch of boxes or other items taut enough to check in as is at the airport.
TRAVEL
December 19, 2010 | By Jay Jones
THE BEST WAY TO CLEVELAND From LAX, nonstop service to Cleveland is offered on Continental. Connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, Southewest, Delta and American. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $458. WHAT TO DO "A Christmas Story" House, 3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland; (216) 298-4919, achristmasstoryhouse.com . Open Thursday through Sunday year-round. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 7 to 12. The ticket price includes a visit to the museum.
NEWS
July 6, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
On most airplanes, coach and comfort usually part ways, so sleep-seekers are always on the lookout for the perfect travel pillow. The pillows come in all shapes and sizes, but here's one with a long, vertical design that's a bit different from the others -- and it's on sale, too. The deal: The EZ Sleep Travel Pillow measures 21-by-12-by-2 inches when inflated and can be used on train, bus or plane seats. It attaches to the armrest and forms a kind of inflatable curtain between you and your seat mate.
NEWS
June 27, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
McCarran Airport in Las Vegas opens its newly expanded Terminal 3 today (Wednesday), a 14-gate addition that took six years. By the end of the summer, “T3” will house nearly two dozen international and domestic air carriers . . . . Heading to Tahoe? To catch the busy live-music scene, check out www.TahoeHighNotes.com , which covers free events and ticketed performances in north Lake Tahoe . Up Friday, surf guitar legend Dick Dale, at the Crystal Bay Club . . . .  Squaw Valley hosts free outdoor movie nights every Thursday in July and August.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Skype and video iChat are great, but traditional video conferencing tools are so two-dimensional. Just imagine if you could talk to a friend or colleague in holographic 3-D. Well, you may soon be able to. Researchers at Queen's University have created a life-sized, 3-D video conferencing pod that allows users to see the person they are talking to in 360-degree holographic-like clarity. They call it the TeleHuman. But before images of Princess Leia telling Obi-Wan Kenobi that he is her only hope start dancing in your head, know that the 3-D holographic image only works if you have what looks like a giant cylindrical floor lamp made of acrylic that can display the life-sized 3-D holographic image in your home or office.
OPINION
March 26, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
Almost exactly 20 years ago, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead wrote a controversial essay for the Atlantic titled "Dan Quayle Was Right. " In case you forgot (or never knew), let me fill you in on what Quayle was right about. There once was a popular sitcom called "Murphy Brown. " The title character, played by Candice Bergen, was a news anchor. The show had its moments, but it was also insufferably pleased with itself and its liberalism. At least until the arrival of the Aaron Sorkin oeuvre ("The West Wing," "The Newsroom")
NEWS
June 27, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
McCarran Airport in Las Vegas opens its newly expanded Terminal 3 today (Wednesday), a 14-gate addition that took six years. By the end of the summer, “T3” will house nearly two dozen international and domestic air carriers . . . . Heading to Tahoe? To catch the busy live-music scene, check out www.TahoeHighNotes.com , which covers free events and ticketed performances in north Lake Tahoe . Up Friday, surf guitar legend Dick Dale, at the Crystal Bay Club . . . .  Squaw Valley hosts free outdoor movie nights every Thursday in July and August.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Skype and video iChat are great, but traditional video conferencing tools are so two-dimensional. Just imagine if you could talk to a friend or colleague in holographic 3-D. Well, you may soon be able to. Researchers at Queen's University have created a life-sized, 3-D video conferencing pod that allows users to see the person they are talking to in 360-degree holographic-like clarity. They call it the TeleHuman. But before images of Princess Leia telling Obi-Wan Kenobi that he is her only hope start dancing in your head, know that the 3-D holographic image only works if you have what looks like a giant cylindrical floor lamp made of acrylic that can display the life-sized 3-D holographic image in your home or office.
NEWS
October 1, 2011 | By Judi Dash, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Such a simple concept, such a boon for beleaguered travelers Handle “it” is two adjustable 8-foot straps and a heavy-duty plastic handle that work together so you can carry big boxes or bundles at the airport, to the train or car without juggling the load in your arms. The straps, which can be used parallel or perpendicular to each other around a bundle, extend to hold packages of varying shapes and sizes. Depending on the bundle, they may even hold a bunch of boxes or other items taut enough to check in as is at the airport.
NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
The modern American TV family comes in all shapes and sizes — and species. Some hail from vampire kingdoms. Some from biker gangs. Some from traditional families. Others must cope with an alcoholic patriarch or a barely lucid grandmother who parades around in her bra and colorful stretch pants. The really unlucky are unaware that a sibling has a habit of killing people. With the Emmy race in full swing, six actors gathered for an Envelope Round Table last week to discuss the elastic definition of "family" on television — or at least they tried to when panelist and funny woman Cloris Leachman wasn't interjecting.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
? Every January, or at least since the Sundance Film Festival officially took its present shape in 1985, the world here has been blanketed in young angst and frigid weather, what with all that emerging talent plowing through the snowy star-flecked terrain of Park City with their first films in tow. It has proven to be an excellent combination, as it happens, producing such classic coming-of-age films as "Winter's Bone," "Precious," "An Education," "A...
TRAVEL
December 19, 2010 | By Jay Jones
THE BEST WAY TO CLEVELAND From LAX, nonstop service to Cleveland is offered on Continental. Connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, Southewest, Delta and American. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $458. WHAT TO DO "A Christmas Story" House, 3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland; (216) 298-4919, achristmasstoryhouse.com . Open Thursday through Sunday year-round. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 7 to 12. The ticket price includes a visit to the museum.
NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
The modern American TV family comes in all shapes and sizes — and species. Some hail from vampire kingdoms. Some from biker gangs. Some from traditional families. Others must cope with an alcoholic patriarch or a barely lucid grandmother who parades around in her bra and colorful stretch pants. The really unlucky are unaware that a sibling has a habit of killing people. With the Emmy race in full swing, six actors gathered for an Envelope Round Table last week to discuss the elastic definition of "family" on television — or at least they tried to when panelist and funny woman Cloris Leachman wasn't interjecting.
SPORTS
July 9, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
It has always been Natalie Kaaiawahia's particular and extraordinary talent that she is able to send objects of varying shapes and sizes hurling away from herself, rapidly and with great force. For a time, she focused her energies on the shotput and the discus--events she was so good at as a teen-ager that Art Venegas, the throwing coach at UCLA, still remembers her as "one of the all-time greats in the world for her age." These days, it is mostly softballs that Kaaiawahia, 22, throws.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2010 | Susan King, Los Angeles Times
As Prospero said in Shakespeare's "The Tempest": "We are such stuff as dreams are made on" – and its a message deeply embedded in movies. Movie dreams (and nightmares) have long entranced, delighted, confused and scared us, the latest being Christopher Nolan's summer hit "Inception," which has baffled and memerized critics and audiences since it's release last Friday. Leonardo DiCaprio heads the cast as a Dom Cobb, a thief with a particular skill – he enters the dreams of others in order to obtain information.
MAGAZINE
June 27, 2004 | Susan Heeger
In a kitchen window, where most people set violets or unripe tomatoes, Barbara Joe Hoshizaki has a row of jars, each containing a misty, creeping plant. Jungle green, they spread like clouds behind the glass, fogging it with transpiration. Ferns as short as grass blades; ferns with parsley-shaped fronds; doll-size, enchanting ferns. Even Hoshizaki, a botanist who has studied ferns for more than 50 years, is enchanted. "Ah, miniatures," she exclaims. "So much small, fine detail.
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