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January 19, 2007
Re "Definitions of whiteness amid the Delta blues," Current, Jan. 14 I am a transplant from the Mississippi Gulf Coast who has lived in L.A. for 13 years. It's pretty typical for folks in L.A. to misunderstand and casually badmouth Mississippi, so it was refreshing to read Gregory Rodriguez's piece. It was informative, nonjudgmental and eye-opening. Indeed, Mississippi has a sad, horrific past regarding civil rights and race relations, but at some point we must look to the future and try to learn from those terrible moments in history.
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NEWS
June 23, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
Paula Deen's brand is at a crossroads. Will customers keep buying all those spices, cookie mixes, cookware and kitchenware, Smithfield hams and diabetes medication from the celebuchef who was fired by Food Network after admitting she used the N-word and told racially charged jokes? "I think we'll know in the next week or so, when we see if her endorsement deals start to fall through," said author Allen Salkin, who is just putting the finishing touches on a fall book, "From Scratch: Inside the Food Nework," and who has interviewed Deen extensively.
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NEWS
June 23, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
Paula Deen's brand is at a crossroads. Will customers keep buying all those spices, cookie mixes, cookware and kitchenware, Smithfield hams and diabetes medication from the celebuchef who was fired by Food Network after admitting she used the N-word and told racially charged jokes? "I think we'll know in the next week or so, when we see if her endorsement deals start to fall through," said author Allen Salkin, who is just putting the finishing touches on a fall book, "From Scratch: Inside the Food Nework," and who has interviewed Deen extensively.
SPORTS
March 21, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
SALT LAKE CITY - What a sight it was seeing Gonzaga star center Kelly Olynyk consoling a distraught opponent who fell just short of pulling off one of the great upsets in NCAA tournament history. Southern guard Derick Beltran was bent over at half court at EnergySolutions Arena when Olynyk passed by to give him a great-effort pat. Gonzaga needed every lifeboat dropped Thursday to survive upstart Southern, 64-58, and avoid becoming the first top-seeded team to lose to a No. 16. PHOTOS: 2013 NCAA tournament No. 1's record against 16 going into this tournament was 112-0.
MAGAZINE
January 17, 1993 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Crafts from the South had been somewhat unknown in these parts--until recently, when movie publicist Beverly Walker opened Carolina Arts and Crafts, a retail store/gallery on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles specializing in crafts from the Southeastern United States. Objects hail from the mountainous regions of the Virginias, Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia and that now-famous Southern state, Arkansas.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1998 | RANDY LEWIS
Front-line country stars such as Jackson don't shoot for the moon anymore. They tend to keep things comfortably familiar for their legions of fans--and accountants. So although this long, tall Georgia native's eighth album is no giant leap for country music-kind, it is a small step forward for the Chattahoochee man. The progress comes in themes that reach a bit deeper than the what-you-hear-is-what-you-get charm that's been the hallmark of his career.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
When you think of "oldies" acts, you don't usually think of bands that have had recent Top 10 and even No. 1 chart hits, as both Chicago and the Beach Boys have. Yet on their first tour together since 1975, the two veteran groups are both clearly dealing as nostalgia merchants for old fans who want to have fun fun fun till their banker takes the Beemer away. The tour kicked off Saturday at the Pacific Amphitheatre (followed by a scheduled date Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl), where individual hour-plus sets by both acts were followed by a half-hour dual set that opened with the song they recorded together back in '74, "Wishing You Were Here."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2002 | JOHN CLARK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Southern Comfort," a documentary that won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival two years ago, opens on Robert, a craggy-looking middle-aged man with a pipe in his mouth, sitting behind the wheel of his pickup truck. He lives in a trailer in rural Alabama. We are introduced to his sons and friends, to their girlfriends, to his girlfriend. Then the bottom falls out: Robert is dying of ovarian cancer, and all but one of these people is transsexual.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
The singing vegetarian wanted nothing to do with the backwoods ducks. When Morrissey was scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show last month along with the cast of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the '80s cult rocker issued an ultimatum: Boot the "animal serial killers," as he described the Southern family that made its fortune selling duck-hunting paraphernalia, from the guest list or he would walk. When showtime came, Kimmel's choice was clear. Rednecks 1, Rocker 0. "They have guns," joked the ABC talk-show host in explaining his rationale for standing by the ducky ones.
SPORTS
September 27, 2009 | Mike Hiserman
It almost seemed as if Bobby Bowden could feel it coming. Florida, he said last week, was already flush with too many college football powers -- the "Big Three" being his Florida State program, along with Florida and Miami. "You don't want them to come up here and join you," he said of South Florida, before the Seminoles played the Bulls on Saturday. "We've got too much company the way it is." Too bad, Bobby. South Florida, with its 17-7 victory, made room for one more.
FOOD
April 8, 2009 | S. IRENE VIRBILA, RESTAURANT CRITIC
After a few bites of curry, the tall, curly-haired guy reaches for his water glass frantically. He'd heard about Jitlada from chef friends and he can't believe he waited so long to come, I hear him say, as he takes another long swig of water. Minutes later, his posse of three jumps up and heads outside to cool down from all that searing chile heat. That's when I recognize him: the former fromager -- cheese guy -- at Comme Ca, standing in the glare of the shabby Hollywood strip mall.
OPINION
January 19, 2007
Re "Definitions of whiteness amid the Delta blues," Current, Jan. 14 I am a transplant from the Mississippi Gulf Coast who has lived in L.A. for 13 years. It's pretty typical for folks in L.A. to misunderstand and casually badmouth Mississippi, so it was refreshing to read Gregory Rodriguez's piece. It was informative, nonjudgmental and eye-opening. Indeed, Mississippi has a sad, horrific past regarding civil rights and race relations, but at some point we must look to the future and try to learn from those terrible moments in history.
FOOD
April 19, 2006 | S. Irene Virbila, Times Staff Writer
HOLLYWOOD, if you haven't noticed, is heating up to the boiling point. Citizen Smith is just the newest come-hither restaurant-lounge to open its doors there recently, after Memphis (with a southern theme), Geisha House (Japanese), L'Scorpion (Mexican), Bella Cucina (Italian) and Tokio (Japanese again). In this neighborhood, when the rest of the city is long asleep, the night is still alive, and Citizen Smith stays open until 4 a.m.
FOOD
March 15, 2006 | S. Irene Virbila, Times Staff Writer
IN the midst of Hollywood Boulevard's rampant commercial district sits a grand Queen Anne Victorian, the last of the residential buildings from the era before there even was a Hollywood per se. In its 103 years, the two-story cottage has seen a lot and could probably tell some tales. From 1911 to 1926, the Janes' House, as it was known, was used as a schoolhouse for the offspring of movie stars and moguls, including Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Cecil B. DeMille's little ones.
AUTOS
June 15, 2005 | DAN NEIL
SURELY my favorite part of any product presentation of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is hearing German engineers pronounce "Tuscaloosa," as in Alabama, where in 1997 Mercedes started building its first sport-utility vehicle: Too-ska-loo-sah. In their mouths, Tuscaloosa sounds like such a dreamy, enchanted realm, and not the sweltering, book-banning land of tainted catfish it is. After eight years on the market, nearly 300,000 unit sales in the U.S.
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