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June 3, 1996
To all media: Enough. O.J. Simpson wasn't sentenced, but why has the public been sentenced to see and read everything he does? BILL STEIN Arroyo Grande
April 18, 2014 | By Darcey Steinke
When his mother begins getting serious about her new boyfriend, 15-year-old Miles Adler-Hart does what any good citizen of L.A. would do: He hires a private detective. "Casebook," the sixth novel by Mona Simpson, focuses on divorce and its aftermath through the eyes of Miles, who himself is a budding expert in espionage. The book opens with him at 9 lying in wait under his parents' bed gazing up at the box springs' "gray dust towers, in globular, fantastic formations. " He hopes to find out if he'll be allowed to watch the TV show "Survivor," but he learns much more than he bargained for. His father admits his attraction to other women, and his mother reveals that she is deeply unhappy.
January 20, 2012 | By Nathaniel Popper
Will JPMorgan Chase & Co. play its part in makingO.J. Simpson's house into a "Meat Is Murder" museum? That is the question the animal rights group PETA is asking in what must be the most bizarre letter received by the bank Thursday. PETA wrote a letter directly to JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon asking if the bank would donate Simpson's former home in Florida to the group for use as a museum. "Our museum will contain exhibits that give visitors a sense of the terror that animals used for food experience.
April 10, 2014 | By Mona Simpson
The first person besides my mother who believed in me was a man whose last name I never knew. He was my boss, the manager of Swenson's Ice Cream shop. Six foot five, in high topped converse, Ron was 28 and carless in Los Angeles. We knew little about him, except that he made the ice cream store his life. He set about to improve everything, including us. He insisted we tie our hair back tight against the head(so unflattering!). He made us practice scooping until our ice cream balls weighed exactly 3 ounces.
October 19, 1995
In the article (Oct. 13) detailing how "widespread public disdain" surprises O.J. Simpson, Joe Hicks, executive director of the Los Angeles Multicultural Collaborative, expresses his own bewilderment that "no matter what a jury says, the whole issue of perception of innocent until proven guilty (has been) thrown out the window." This is both hypocritical and disingenuous. If the jurors could be encouraged by Johnnie Cochran to ignore their inherent responsibility to assess the evidence and instead render a verdict that would "send a message," then why should the public at large be held to any more of an obligation to suddenly embrace this man just because of the verdict?
December 11, 1996
I hope as many people who avidly follow the intricacies of the O.J. Simpson circus read Robert Scheer's Dec. 3 Column Left ("Has Simpson the Man Ever Existed?") and realize they too are part of the culture that insists on making this so much a part of daily life. It may be that very few decent books will ever be published again; conversations will inevitably end up on did he or didn't he. And that the horror of two viciously slaughtered human beings will recede even further as people discuss O.J., O.J., O.J. Enough!
April 11, 1999
O.J. Simpson's planned ads pitching lawyers ["Simpson Featured in Lawyer-Referral Ads," Advertising & Marketing, March 18] are as credible as Jack the Ripper pitching Band-Aids. ED DELPH Castro Valley
November 15, 1987
Simpson's in the Strand is one of my favorite London restaurants. I have been there on more than one occasion, and never have I ever experienced or observed anything that even remotely resembles one or more of the three categories which comprise the adverse comments made by Lasley and Harryman in pursuit of their critique of Simpson's in "The Best of Traditional British Fare," Oct. 18. You may be sure that the next time I go to London I fully intend...
June 26, 1994
How bitterly ironic that only in Greek mythology and Tinseltown could a Trojan suffer such a tragedy. QUIN ORLICK Costa Mesa
July 17, 1994
Thanks a lot to KCOP-TV Channel 13 for being the only local station that does not interrupt normal programming to broadcast every last detail of the O.J. Simpson saga. Do we really need to see the exact same broadcast on all seven stations? What kind of public service is that? We need choices. Richard McQuillin, Torrance
April 3, 2014 | By Margaret Wappler
Mimi Pond is the cartoonist that time almost forgot. Her credits should've sealed her in the pantheon of coolness forever: She wrote "The Simpsons'" first episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," as well as episodes of the children's TV show-cum-surrealist theater project "Pee-wee's Playhouse. " In 1982, her cult-classic book, "The Valley Girls' Guide to Life," taught wannabe Vals how to dress in a, like, totally tubular style. She wrote and illustrated four other humorous books on fashion, including 1985's "Shoes Never Lie," which tapped the stiletto obsession long before "Sex and the City," as well as comics for many publications, including this newspaper.
March 12, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Playing in this summer's World Cup will undoubtedly be an honor for Barcelona's feared foursome of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. But then a lot of players can say they've done that. How many can say they've been "Simpsonized" though? As part of a partnership between 20th Century Fox and FC Barcelona, the four players will have their likenesses reproduced, "The Simpsons"-style, in their red-and-blue striped Barca uniforms on a broad line of team merchandise. Six other players Barcelona players will eventually be added, part of a program to mark the 25th anniversary of the animated TV show.
March 5, 2014 | By Jenny Deam
DENVER - Citing individual freedom, an evolving definition of family and fairness, and a “big tent” vision for their party, about 20 prominent Western Republicans have thrown their support behind same-sex marriage. The move comes as the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver prepares to decide the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah. Arguments are expected in those cases next month. In a legal brief filed Tuesday, the 20 Republicans urged the court to reject gay-marriage bans as discriminatory.
February 4, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest target of those jokes. As far as politicians go, anyway. For celebrities, it was O.J. Simpson. Those findings were reported Tuesday in a study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. Yes, those people sifted through 43,892 jokes told by Leno on "The Tonight Show" between May 25, 1992, and Jan. 24, 2014, and tallied them up. President Clinton, who was elected roughly six months into Leno's tenure on "The Tonight Show," is the all-time top joke target, with 4,607 jokes.
January 31, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Sunday is the big game and everybody is getting in on the action, even the Simpsons. "I'm so excited to be contractually obligated to introduce America's favorite family," says an animated Zooey Deschanel in a new online clip that features creator Matt Groening's beloved creations. In the clip, the Simpsons pay a visit to Fox Sports in Times Square and sing a little Super Bowl jingle in which Homer laments that beer during the big event costs $18. Homer also manages to insult the Fox network; we can't say how, you'll have to watch and find out for yourself.
January 10, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Bart Simpson and Baby Milo are playmates -- kind of -- in a new collection of apparel and accessories that melds the cartoonish vibe of Japanese cult brand A Bathing Ape (aka BAPE) with 20th Century Fox  Television's first family of animation, "The Simpsons. " The collection, which can be seen on BAPE's website, includes key chains, baby bibs and snapback ball caps depicting BAPE's Baby Milo mascot peeking out from behind Bart Simpson, beer mugs, throw pillows and T-shirts featuring the whole Simpson clan piled on the family couch or crowding around a doughnut (again with Milo in the mix)
February 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
O.J. Simpson, serving a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, had a problem many people had earlier this month: How to throw the best Super Bowl party. According to the New York Post, Simpson held a Super Bowl party in his cell on the day of the big game because he had the one thing that any good Super Bowl party requires: A TV. "If you have the money, you can buy a TV at the inmate store and put it in your cell," Simpson's friend, Norman Pardo, told the Post.
January 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Santa didn't bring Jessica Simpson everything she wanted for Christmas this last holiday. Case in point: She still really wants to get married. With luck, it'll happen in the year 2014. "We need to get married," Simpson said Tuesday on " Good Morning America ," referring to herself and fiance Eric Johnson. They've been engaged since November 2010, but haven't really found the time to tie the knot, what with having a couple of babies and all.  "I already feel like we're like an old married couple already," Simpson said.
January 5, 2014 | Staff and wire reports
Webb Simpson wanted to give his caddie something good to see on television. He delivered a five-under-par 68 that gave Simpson a three-way tie for the lead with Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth going into the final round of the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, Hawaii. Simpson said he played with a heavy heart Sunday upon learning that the newborn son of his caddie, Paul Tesori , was in intensive care. He said that players and caddies are sending along their best to Tesori, and that Simpson rarely went a hole without thinking about him. But he played some good golf on a beautiful day, getting into the mix of a wild tournament.
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