October 22, 2009 |
It's been a strange season and you only know the half of it. Biggest half-year surprise Miami. The Hurricanes, basically in witness protection since losing the 2002 season's national title game to Ohio State, began the season unranked but cracked the Associated Press top 10 after opening wins against Florida State and Georgia Tech. Miami then rebounded from an ugly loss at Virginia Tech to beat Oklahoma and holds down No. 10 in the Bowl Championships Series standings.
March 26, 2013 |
Is the audience for the CW, a network known for shows about teenage vampires and trendy high school students, getting a little long in the tooth? This season, the median age of its audience is nearly 42. That looks like trouble. The female-friendly, 7-year-old network targets the 18- to 34-year-old demographic. But CW's executives aren't running away from middle age. They are trying to attract a more diverse audience. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times "I thought we had become too niche," said CW President Mark Pedowitz, who took the reins at the network in 2011.
July 1, 1996 |
I embarked upon this week's assignment, a review of Slate, with a certain amount of relish, since nothing could please me more than the chance to make fun of Microsoft's vaunted foray into serious journalism via the World Wide Web.
HOME & GARDEN
April 29, 2011 |
A home once owned by actor Bela Lugosi, known for his early portrayals of Count Dracula on stage and screen, has come on the market in the Hollywood Hills at $2,367,000. Called Castle La Paloma, the imposing red-brick 1926 Tudor features slate tile foyers, interior arches, vaulted beamed ceilings, copper gutters and a slate roof. Its 5,000 square feet of living space include an oversized living room, a library, a breakfast room, a butler's pantry, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a service wing.
February 5, 2005 |
A Shiite Muslim-dominated political slate with links to Iran and to Iraq's leading ayatollah has amassed what appears to be a commanding lead in Iraq's landmark parliamentary election, according to partial results released Friday. With votes now tabulated from more than one-third of the polling stations in Sunday's election, more than 2.2 million Iraqis cast ballots for the United Iraqi Alliance, a ticket whose top candidate is a cleric long based in neighboring Iran.
June 2, 2010 |
These days our civic conversation is dominated by declarations rather than argument, by assertion as opposed to evidence. It is, for example, routinely asserted in some quarters that religion and its values are everywhere under siege and that believers are continually discriminated against in public life. In fact, we are, as a people, more God-besotted than at any time in our recent history. America is the only country in the developed world in which a large majority continues to profess belief in a supreme being; slightly more than half our people are formally affiliated with a church, which also is anomalous among advanced nations.