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December 20, 2009
Editorial cartoonists are mostly pro-peace and pro-joy, even if our tidings are sometimes delivered in less than glad packaging. Nate Beeler shone the light -- a whole string of it -- on the knotty healthcare debacle. Mike Lester's government snoops put the "bug" in "humbug." And I couldn't let the season of pax pass without a jab at the Afghanistan troop buildup. Scorn, snide contempt, ridicule and cynicism -- now those are gifts that keep on giving! -- Joel Pett Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader of Kentucky.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Michael Miller
As records pressed in 1969 go, it's an obscure one - far from "Abbey Road" or "Let It Bleed. " But however many copies remain of it, two found their way recently into a quiet room in UC Irvine's music department. With one of the discs on the turntable, the needle touched down and crackled before a soaring baritone rang from the speakers. Seconds later, a full chorus joined, its harmonies vivid beneath the surface gravel. With the record sleeves spread out in front of them, James Dunning and Rita Major listened closely and sometimes smiled and nodded in recognition.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1993
'Tis the season to be jolly, but the only jolly person I've come across is a Santa Claus-and he gets paid for it. SEAMAN JACOBS Beverly Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Before Quentin Tarantino, Martin McDonagh and all the other sadistic bad boys of film and theater, there was the 17th century dramatist John Ford testing his audience's tolerance for perverse blood sport. In his most popular play, " 'Tis Pity She's a Whore," now at Freud Playhouse through Saturday in an international touring production by the acclaimed London-based company Cheek by Jowl, Ford does his best to out-Jacobean the Jacobean playwrights he was weaned on. Revenge isn't just the main dish - it's the theme of his entire buffet.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2011
SUNDAY 'Tis the season for the sixth-season finale of the serial-killer drama "Dexter," followed by the freshman-season finale of "Homeland. " Claire Danes and Damian Lewis star in the latter series, a conspiracy thriller for our post-Sept. 11 world. (Showtime, 9 and 10 p.m.) Romance of the nerds: The two-part special "Geek Love" spotlights Sci-Fi Speed Dating, a matchmaking service designed especially for the costume-clad Comic-Con crowd. So what time should my mom and I pick you up?
NEWS
September 12, 1997 | JEANNINE STEIN
Tis the season to bear your tummies, as the thermometer teases us daily with triple digits. Whether it's keeping cool or simply celebrating our midsections, women are emancipating their midriffs in tiny tank tops, tied-up T-shirts and halters that expose a full equator of skin. From Santa Monica to Melrose, Venice to Pasadena, from teenagers to women of a certain age, the bisected style works. Sexy, but not too provocative. Hot, yet cool.
NEWS
March 12, 1985 | JACK SMITH
Trying to define the word love , I said the other day, could be more fun than Trivial Pursuit. Now Auriel Douglas, who happens to be writing a book on love, sends evidence that the word has been a trial for English lexicographers since dictionaries came into being. Ms. Douglas has been researching her book at the UCLA Research Library, that great and vastly underappreciated treasury of ours.
TRAVEL
June 23, 1991
What a great issue of Traveling in Style (June 2). On behalf of the Adventurers Travel Club, I wish to express our appreciation not only for the truly excellent writing, but for the philosophy of travel expressed in each of the articles. Adventurers is a group for single travelers and the opening statement in our informational letter reads: "If you avoid the conventional bus tour and cruise ship--if you are a traveler who thrives on the adventure of visiting distant lands--then Adventurers is for you."
TRAVEL
May 17, 1992
I just took out, to reread, the March 17, 1991, Traveling in Style magazine. My two favorite articles were "Macho Palace" by Pete Hamill (I could feel the boxing arena atmosphere around me) and "Rhapsody in Deco" by Joseph Giovannini. The background of those buildings that just melt together in the skyline now have individual meaning and I can pick out the Chrysler Building every time I see that New York skyline. So thank you. I felt I had to tell you that a section of the Times (which I don't get very often)
NEWS
October 9, 2012
Autumn is a grand time to be a gearhead. By fall, most of next year's vehicles are in dealerships and we can finally compare and contrast them for ourselves. No more idle speculation about how much oomph the new Audi will have. No more flame wars in the blogosphere about whether Chevy or Ford makes the most capable pickup.  We invited a quartet of auto experts to discuss some of the new (and imminent) SUVs, crossovers and trucks that have critics raving and drivers craving.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2011
SUNDAY 'Tis the season for the sixth-season finale of the serial-killer drama "Dexter," followed by the freshman-season finale of "Homeland. " Claire Danes and Damian Lewis star in the latter series, a conspiracy thriller for our post-Sept. 11 world. (Showtime, 9 and 10 p.m.) Romance of the nerds: The two-part special "Geek Love" spotlights Sci-Fi Speed Dating, a matchmaking service designed especially for the costume-clad Comic-Con crowd. So what time should my mom and I pick you up?
OPINION
December 20, 2009
Editorial cartoonists are mostly pro-peace and pro-joy, even if our tidings are sometimes delivered in less than glad packaging. Nate Beeler shone the light -- a whole string of it -- on the knotty healthcare debacle. Mike Lester's government snoops put the "bug" in "humbug." And I couldn't let the season of pax pass without a jab at the Afghanistan troop buildup. Scorn, snide contempt, ridicule and cynicism -- now those are gifts that keep on giving! -- Joel Pett Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader of Kentucky.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
On the face of it, "T.I.'s Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go" seems like the ultimate PR move. Arrested last year on federal weapons charges, rap artist T.I. (born Clifford Harris) reduced his sentence from a possible 30 years to an expected one year by agreeing to house arrest and logging 1,000 hours of community service. Much of that service was working with high-risk kids, which is, conveniently, also the theme of "Road to Redemption."
BUSINESS
December 8, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is getting back into the Christmas spirit. Two years ago, the discount chain substituted the word "holiday" for Christmas references and encouraged store greeters to do the same, in line with other retailers' removal of "Christmas" from advertising and stores. Now, after criticism from religious groups, Wal-Mart is getting back in the spirit. For the first time, the Bentonville, Ark.-based merchant is bringing Santas into its 3,407 stores.
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