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April 3, 2010
'Good Luck Charlie' Where: Disney When: 8:30 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-G (suitable for all ages)
March 13, 2014 | Meghan Daum
Remember "the Princeton Mom," who made a pariah of herself last year when she exhorted marriage-minded college women not to graduate without securing future husbands along with their diplomas? She's back in the media gestalt. She's back in the way that people often come back after they make such splashes, with a book that didn't need to be written, though you can't really blame them for writing it (when you're an Internet scourge, you might as well take a publisher's money and run). Susan Patton is her name, and the book, "Marry Smart," is essentially a 200-plus page version of a letter, printed in the Princeton student newspaper, that started it all . In it, Patton inveighed against female students who were too busy thinking about their studies and their careers to look for future husbands among their classmates: "You will never again have this concentration of men who are worthy of you," she wrote.
April 7, 2010
'The Buddha' Where: KCET When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-G (suitable for all ages)
February 23, 2014 | By Lew Sichelman
House-hunters can find homes on their own. So can renters who are not quite ready to take the leap into homeownership. But do you really want to go it alone? Why not let an agent do the legwork for you? Hiring an agent to help with your search for a rental apartment may be a big-city phenomenon, especially in places like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. But real estate agents everywhere can help renters find suitable accommodations just as they help buyers find houses. And perhaps more importantly, they can make the search much easier.
January 18, 2010
'Big Time Rush' Where: Nickelodeon When: 8:30 tonight Rating: TV-G (suitable for all ages)
August 4, 2010
'Wonders of the Solar System' Where: Science Channel When: 9 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-G (suitable for all ages)
April 18, 1994
In response to Joan Van Tassel's Counterpunch, " 'V' Chip Solution a Cop-Out" (April 11): There is a technology available that allows you to control not only the type of explicit content you see and hear but also the amount (intensity). This patented technology is called VideoFreedom, and it offers home viewers and the industry a technology-based solution to the single-source, multiple-viewer dilemma of conventional entertainment. Information is coded into four categories: (1)
May 26, 1990
I am an old man. All my life I've been an avid reader, and I can state I have never read a more fatuous, more insensate newspaper article than Rosenberg's. If anything, it only furthered my belief that the death sentence is just and suitable. HAIG HAYDOSTIAN Northridge
April 1, 1990
After watching "America's Funniest Home Videos," I am appalled at the sort of pitiful footage that passes for humor these days. A bride who faints three times . . . children falling down . . . people hurting their pets. These things aren't suitable for an audience to laugh about, and I don't believe one should win $10,000 for that sort of video. Tami Hattis, Redlands
February 4, 2006
MARK SWED'S excellent music reviews are knowledgeable and imaginatively written. In his review of the Tokyo String Quartet and Sabine Meyer ["Quartet Settles Into Meyer's Shadow," Jan. 27], however, he strayed too far into fashion commentary. After complimenting Meyer's superb playing but criticizing her work as a part of an ensemble, he went on to characterize her outfit as "larva-like" and her appearance as "primordial." Those insulting adjectives were out of place (particularly since her black dress was, in my opinion, unobtrusive, suitable and elegant)
December 14, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The line between the real and the surreal is a thin one for James Franco. The actor's persona has become such a carefully cultivated hall of post-postmodern mirrors that it can often be hard to tell what's true and what's a put-on. So naturally, when online award spots started appearing, promoting Franco for his role as a "gangster mystic" in Harmony Korine's outrageous indie hit "Spring Breakers," it was hard to know what to make of it. In fact, one ad plays on this confusion. "Are you being serious?"
November 26, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
Steeped in star-crossed tragedy, mordant humor and paranormal activity - in other words, an Irish play to its core - Marina Carr's contemporary take on the story of Medea, “By the Bog of Cats,” elicits suitably haunting performances from Theatre Banshee. Not merely the mythological avenger of romantic betrayal, Medea's present-day incarnation, Hester Swain (Kacey Camp), has evolved into a more complex victim of socioeconomic oppression, though her parenting practices still leave something to be desired.
October 20, 2013
Bike to the top Rent your bike at either South Maui Bicycles, 1993 S. Kihei Road, No. 5, Kihei, (808) 874-0068, or Crater Cycles, 358 Papa Place, Suite F1, Kahului, (808) 893-2020. And be sure to rent a convertible so you can easily transport it. Train a lot! Biking up Haleakala is not a ride you can just do, unless you're a triathlete or experienced cyclist. Try Dawson Saddle (near Azusa), which will get you up to 7,900 feet, and Mt. Baldy, a steep 4,600-foot climb. Bring more food and water than you think you'll need, plus cold-weather and rain gear.
August 28, 2013 | By Jack Leonard
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a last-ditch bid to stop the release of a serial rapist to Los Angeles County, clearing the way for Christopher Hubbart to be freed once suitable housing has been found. The justices rejected without comment Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey's request for a new hearing on whether Hubbart, 62, should be released in Santa Clara County, where he committed his most recent crimes, rather than Los Angeles. Hubbart, who has spent nearly two decades in a state mental hospital, admitted sexually assaulting more than three dozen women throughout California between 1971 and 1982, according to the district attorney's office.
August 16, 2013 | By James Marcus
Back in 2000, when John Updike assembled "The Best American Short Stories of the Century," he included "Death of a Favorite," by J.F. Powers. Interviewing Updike at the time, I mentioned how pleased I was to see Powers in the collection. "He was once, you might know, a fixture at the New Yorker," Updike replied. "Now Powers is almost totally forgotten, but I thought he deserved a place. " He did, he does. Yet James Farl Powers has always been a hard sell for the American reading public, despite a cadre of distinguished fans (Robert Lowell, Evelyn Waugh, Katherine Anne Porter)
February 20, 2013 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
NASA scientists have discovered a faraway planet that's smaller than Mercury - far tinier than they expected they could find when they launched the Kepler space telescope nearly four years ago. The hot, rocky world orbits a sun-like star that's about 210 light-years from Earth. Astronomers are excited about it because it's smaller than any planet in our solar system, said astrophysicist Thomas Barclay of NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. "This is the smallest exoplanet that's ever been found," said Barclay, lead author of a report on the discovery published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Three have been fired and 10 have quit. Nine have been promoted. Two have killed suspects while on duty. And one stands accused of falsifying evidence in a murder case. For most of the 44 Los Angeles Police Department officers labeled "problem officers" in the landmark 1991 Christopher Commission report, the past four years have been tumultuous. The commission said its intention was to illustrate, not define, what it called "the problem of excessive force in the LAPD."
If you're old enough to have midriff bulge, the fashion stories emanating from television can be a major turnoff. There's no denying the spandex-and-denim set dominates the tube's style waves, from "Melrose Place" to MTV. But a few stylish, mature role models--for whom black leather motorcycle jackets are not the be-all and end-all--do exist.
February 14, 2013
U.S. secretaries of the Interior have seldom been renowned for being … well, renowned. Typically affable former members of Congress who reliably see things according to the president's point of view, they are nearly always Western conservationists, though their agreement on the extent to which natural resources should be exploited can wary widely. Sally Jewell, President Obama's recent nominee for the post, fits that description pretty well, while bringing some additional attributes that suit the president's agenda beautifully.
November 14, 2012 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
Stacy Peralta was fighting off bronchitis inside Santa Barbara's fabled Skate One complex - a kind of Willy Wonka world for skateboard manufacturing that he and former business partner George Powell established in 1978 to distribute their groundbreaking Powell-Peralta line. While the factory hummed with the day-to-day business of cranking out hundreds of candy-colored urethane wheels and pressing plywood into signature decks for Kilian Martin, Tony Hawk and more top riders, Peralta ripped into a box containing DVDs of his latest documentary, "Bones Brigade: An Autobiography.
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