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July 5, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
Is it just me, or is the shorts situation getting out of hand? Shorts of all styles are a Southern California staple, and they're not usually a challenging look to pull off. But lately, they've inexplicably become the incredible shrinking bottoms, and upper thighs all over Los Angeles are having a cringe-worthy moment in the sun.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In this age of try-anything television, it's difficult to understand why Lifetime chose to cram the Terry McMillan novel "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" into a single made-for-TV movie. Rich with plot and pathos that address difficult issues, including addiction and sexual abuse, the story could easily have sustained an abbreviated miniseries or two-part "special event. " As a movie, however, it just wastes the considerable talents of its cast by force-feeding the audience a hard-to-swallow meal that is by turns bitter and treacly.
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SPORTS
April 18, 2012 | By Mark Medina
One criteria follows Metta World Peace everywhere he goes. He wants to remain goofy. It's why he legally changed his name from Ron Artest. It's why he hosted a comedy tour this summer that featured fans asking him vulgar questions. It's why World Peace likes to kiss his biceps and blow kisses in the air after making a big play. So when he was approached to make a cameo appearance in the new movie "Think Like a Man," World Peace had one request. He had to wear short shorts.  "I won't do the movie if I can't wear this outfit," World Peace recalled saying.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Talk about some on-screen minimalism. In a bid to “explore the limits of filmmaking,” IBM  has created a movie that takes a character and reduces him to his essence - literally. “A Boy and His Atom,” a new stop-motion short from engineers at the technology firm, shows what seem to be a series of white dots that form the image of a boy bouncing a ball, jumping on a trampoline and otherwise wiling the day away. Except these aren't dots at all: they're atoms, and IBM has manipulated these particles such that they give the impression of action and (slight)
NEWS
June 15, 2001 | BOOTH MOORE
Wilt Chamberlain has single-game scores that still send sportscasters' toupees aflutter, but get a load of those short shorts! More than nostalgia, pre-1990 NBA uniforms are fashion comic relief. Thank the basketball gods that Michael Jordan came along. Never mind the stats; the Chicago Bull's most lasting legacy should be the forgiving inseam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1986 | PAMELA MORELAND, Times Staff Writer
Waving signs that said "Our Body, Our Choice--Shorts" and "Shorts--The Choice of a Hot Generation," between 60 and 75 Parkman Junior High School students refused to attend classes Friday until they are given the right to wear shorts to school. The students, supported by a handful of parents, spent all day in front of the Woodland Hills school chanting slogans and shouting their demands. Three students were suspended from classes for leading the demonstration.
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May 22, 1992 | MAUREEN SAJBEL
Don't call them hot pants, you'll be showing your age. Short shorts are in fashion again, after almost a 20-year hiatus. But this time they don't answer to the old name. There isn't an official new name, either. But some people call them mini-shorts. They are filling up the racks of Guess, the Gap and other junior and contemporary stores. But they have a definite place in the pricey boutiques, where the labels include Franco Moschino, Rifat Ozbek, Azzedine Alaia and Gianni Versace.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2002 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A local surf wear company is about to find out just how far guys will go to indulge their passion for vintage retro-wear. Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp., the Irvine company that caught fire 30 years ago with its corduroy shorts for young men, is increasing production and distribution of the shorts for a new generation. Even company executives concede it's a longshot. At a time when shorts have grown longer and baggier, the 1970s-style Op shorts are short and snug.
SPORTS
December 31, 2007 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
The hype was definitely there. The Lakers simply weren't. They spent the first two months of the season collecting quality victories, one after another, but they aren't of the caliber of the Boston Celtics, no matter how much the Lakers, their fans and the NBA might wish otherwise. The Lakers scored the first basket and never led again on the way to a one-sided 110-91 loss to the Celtics on Sunday at Staples Center.
OPINION
July 24, 2011 | By Diana Wagman
Every summer when the temperature goes up, people start stripping down. At the risk of sounding like a prude, I find it unseemly. Toddlers look cute in just a pair of shorts. Middle-aged men do not. Most women don't look good in shorts, period. Yes, there are starlets strutting down Sunset Boulevard beautiful in little short-shorts, but they're the exception. I don't see them at my local grocery store leaning over the frozen food case. What I see reaching for the ice cream is just way too much.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
How many directors does it take to screw in a star-studded piece of aggressive stupidity and call it a movie? An even dozen, and there is no punch line. Comic payoffs are MIA in the bad-taste extravaganza "Movie 43," a monumental missed opportunity of a comedy anthology that opened Friday, understandably without screening first for press. The one-joke shorts include a few successful sight gags, chief among them Dennis Quaid in boy-band hair and a hoodie. He plays a has-been filmmaker whose desperate pitch to a put-upon studio exec (Greg Kinnear)
SPORTS
January 25, 2013
Now that the Hornets nickname is going to be retired at the end of the NBA season -- ladies and gentlemen, your New Orleans Pelicans! -- it's time to figure out what team should change its name next and what that new moniker should be. Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss the matter. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Barry Stavro, Los Angeles Times David Stern is ready to give whoever buys the Sacramento Kings a get-out-of-jail-free card and bless their move to Seattle.
NEWS
September 30, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Isabel Marant, master of Paris-meets-L.A. boho chic, showed her spring-summer 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Friday. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Hawaiian with a dash of rodeo queen (or Las Vegas-era Elvis, perhaps). Tiered lace mini dresses and peasant blouses. Flippy mini-skirts and studded vests in washed red-and-blue bandanna paisleys. Jeans, short shorts, sarong skirts and one-piece bathing suits in floral lei or hibiscus prints.
SPORTS
April 18, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
OAKLAND -- The Lakers hold a 56-48 halftime lead Wednesday over the Golden State Warriors, pelting them with a steady barrage of Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol at Oracle Arena. Bynum had 23 points on nine-for-11 shooting in the first half of what could be the Lakers' last game without the injured Kobe Bryant. Bryant worked out before the game and appears ready to return Friday against San Antonio. He has missed seven games because of a sore left shin. Gasol had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists in the first half as the Lakers (39-23)
SPORTS
April 18, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan and Mark Medina
OAKLAND -- Kobe Bryant missed a seventh consecutive game because of a sore left shin but moved closer to returning after completing running and jumping exercises without feeling pain. If Bryant does not feel discomfort Thursday, he could return Friday against San Antonio. "There's a chance," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "I'll probably be on the floor next game," Bryant added to ESPN's Ric Bucher. Several hours before Wednesday's game against Golden State, Bryant took dozens of shots and underwent a workout that included some full-speed running.
SPORTS
April 18, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
  OAKLAND -- Andrew Bynum had 31 points on precise 12-for-14 shooting as the Lakers beat the undermanned Golden State Warriors, 99-87, Wednesday at Oracle Arena. Pau Gasol had his fifth career triple-double, amassing 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Lakers beat the Warriors for the 25th time in their last 28 meetings. Metta World Peace had 18 points and nine assists in what was likely the Lakers' last game without Kobe Bryant. PHOTOS: Lakers vs. Warriors Bryant sat out a seventh consecutive game with a sore left shin but underwent a thorough workout Wednesday, taking dozens of shots and successfully completing running and jumping exercises without pain.
NEWS
April 18, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The Lakers appear patient about Kobe Bryant's recovery from a sore left shin so that he's  healthy for the playoffs. Meanwhile, it has prompted Coach Mike Brown to start Devin Ebanks, who has spent most of the season out of the rotation, at shooting guard. "Hopefully when Kobe comes back," Ebanks said, "Coach will still have me in the rotation to play. " That's unlikely to happen. Brown said Ebanks might still see playing time, but  added that "there's not a ton of minutes there to play Kobe and Ebanks.
NEWS
April 18, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili was one of the Spurs' greatest steals.  They selected him with the 57th overall pick in the 1999 draft. He went on to become a two-time All-Star and a three-time NBA champion. Ginobili currently averages 12.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists for a team that's at the top of the Western Conference standings. We caught up with him before the Spurs thumped the Lakers, 112-91, on Tuesday evening.
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