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August 16, 2012 | By John Horn
The New York Film Festival announced the rest of its movie slate, adding works from directors Noah Baumbach, Brian De Palma, Roger Michell, Michael Haneke and Sally Potter. The festival, which opens Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 14, previously revealed that it would open with premieres of Ang Lee's “Life of Pi” and close with Robert Zemeckis' “Flight,” with David Chase's “Not Fade Away” debuting in the middle of the festival. The main slate of the 50th edition of the festival will include 32 features.
April 18, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As Steven Spielberg continues to take his time pondering his follow-up to 2012's "Lincoln," the director has added another movie project to his plate, the religious drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara," according to a Variety report. Spielberg plans to produce and may direct "Edgardo Mortara," which would be a co-production between DreamWorks and the Weinstein Co., but it will not be his next project, the report says . Based on David Kertzer's nonfiction book, the film will tell the true story of an Italian Jewish boy who in 1858 was taken from his parents by authorities in the Papal States and raised as a Catholic; he later became an Augustinian priest.  Tony Kushner, who wrote the screenplays for Spielberg's previous historical dramas "Lincoln" and "Munich," is in the early stages of adapting the book.  BEST MOVIES OF 2013: Turan  |  Sharkey  |  Olsen News of the project once again raises the question of when Spielberg will get back behind the camera, and for which film.
December 4, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM - Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, who served as ambassador to the U.S. from 2002 to 2006, has been dropped from nationalist party Yisrael Beiteinu's slate of candidates for the upcoming election, Israeli media reported Tuesday. The surprise move could leave the Israeli diplomat without his Knesset seat, which he won in 2009. The decision to drop Ayalon was apparently made by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who as head of the party determines its candidate list for the Jan. 22 election.
April 8, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Oxygen Media on Tuesday unveiled its 2014 programming slate in New York, which will include seven new reality series aimed at modern young women.  The new lineup will include two competition series. In "Nail'd It," hosted by Adrienne Bailon, top nail designers will vie against each other for a $100,000 prize, while "Street Art Throwdown" will feature up-and-coming street artists aspiring to be the next Banksy. In "Fix My Choir," struggling choirs will receive mentoring from Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny's Child, and Deitrick Haddon, star of the network's "Preachers of L.A. "  From executive producer T.I., "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" will follow a number of female hip-hop artists looking to break out to mainstream success.
October 22, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
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.
July 1, 1996 | DANIEL AKST
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.
February 5, 2005 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
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 | Tim Rutten
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.
April 29, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
March 26, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
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.
March 15, 2014 | By David Zahniser
Nearly a decade ago, Enrique Ramirez welcomed the opening of a light-rail station in Little Tokyo, just a quick walk from his Mexican seafood restaurant. The Metro Gold Line station delivered a steady stream of customers to Senor Fish, especially on weekends. But now, with the region's rail system expanding again, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pushing him out. On Saturday, Senor Fish abandoned its location at the corner of 1st and Alameda streets. And later this year, Metro is set to demolish the property's two brick buildings, which are located across the street from the Japanese American National Museum and have played an important role in the cultural life of the neighborhood for decades.
March 11, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
CBS has set its summer slate, with return dates for "Big Brother" and Stephen King's "Under the Dome" announced -- among others -- and a slight delay for the Halle Berry-Steven Spielberg limited-run series "Extant. " The end of June kicks off the rollout. "Big Brother" will return Wednesday, June 25. New legal drama "Reckless" will make its debut a few days later, on Sunday, June 29, finished off by the third season premiere of "Unforgettable. " Then, on Monday, June 30,  it's time to gear up for people trapped in a bubble, with the return of “Under the Dome.
March 10, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - Cross examination was scheduled to begin Monday morning for the U.S. Army captain who has accused her former commander of sexually assaulting her. But late Sunday, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair's defense attorneys renewed their claims of Army command interference in his sexual assault prosecution and asked the military judge to reconsider his refusal to drop the charges. In a motion filed in response to 14 pages of emails that military prosecutors provided over the weekend, defense lawyers referred to an email by a senior Army legal officer expressing concern that the accuser lied on the stand at a preliminary hearing in January.
February 25, 2014 | By Richard Verrier and Saba Hamedy
A social media campaign to pay tribute to Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died in Georgia last week, has gone viral, drawing an outpouring of support from crew members around the world. Sarah Jones , 27, was struck and killed by a freight train Thursday during filming of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" in Savannah. Seven other crew members also were injured in the incident. To honor Jones, her friends and family have launched a "Slates for Sarah" social media campaign, prompting crew members to post comments and pictures of Sarah's name written on film slates on Facebook and Twitter.
February 24, 2014 | By David Ng
New dramas by award-winning New York playwrights Adam Rapp, Theresa Rebeck and Rajiv Joseph will be part of the 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival, scheduled for April 25 to 27 at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. This year's festival will feature three fully staged productions plus four readings of new plays. The staged productions will include Rapp's new play, "The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois," about a reclusive, troubled man; the previously announced "Rest," by Samuel Hunter, whose play "The Whale" was produced last year at South Coast Repertory; and "Five Mile Lake" by Rachel Bonds.
January 8, 2014 | By Meg James
Continuing to carve out a niche with original programming, online video service Hulu has stepped up its output of in-house productions and co-productions. On Wednesday, the service unveiled its slate of original shows for 2014, which includes four programs new to Hulu and six returning projects. Hulu's popular teen drama, "East Los High," which revolves around a fictional group of high school students in East Los Angeles, is scheduled to return this summer for Season 2.  FULL COVERAGE: Winter TV preview Hulu said it has ordered 12 new episodes of the English-language series, which features an all-Latino cast and explores such real-life issues as teen pregnancy.
September 3, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Cody Fajardo may not need a reality television show to make a memorable first impression. The senior quarterback from Anaheim Servite High could help engineer a season-opening upset at 7 tonight when the Friars play Long Beach Poly at Long Beach Veterans Stadium in the first big game of the local high school football season. A victory over the Jackrabbits, two-time defending Southern Section Pac-5 Division champions and The Times' top-ranked team in the Southland, would go a long way toward helping Fajardo go down in Friars' lore.
May 28, 1988
If my Democratic Party doesn't win this election, it is lacking in all directions. Never has there been so much "ammunition" to hurl at an opponent--or so many reasons to seek a clean slate for this country! JACKIE SAMENOW Los Angeles
December 30, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Some critics are calling 2013 the best movie year in a decade. And although critical darlings don't always produce profits, it will also be the highest-grossing year on record - barely. After a shaky spring and a summer of high-profile hits and misses, the box office is projected to reach $10.9 billion this year, up slightly from last year's record of $10.8 billion. That's partly the result of a fourth-quarter surge of awards contenders that are also popular with moviegoers, among them the space saga "Gravity," the antebellum drama "12 Years a Slave" and the disco-era romp "American Hustle.
December 10, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
A long-ago shelved album that Johnny Cash recorded in the early 1980s while still at Columbia Records will be released on March 25 after being rediscovered by his son, John Carter Cash. The only child of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash came across the tapes while organizing their archives in Hendersonville, Tenn. The album includes a dozen songs, including duets with Cash and his wife and with longtime friend Waylon Jennings. The record is titled “Out Among the Stars.” "When my parents passed away, it became necessary to go through this material," John Carter Cash said in a statement.
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