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May 30, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
A video making the rounds on the Internet shows a squid-topped dish. Soy sauce is poured on the squid and it begins flinging its tentacles. It even looks like it might be making a run for it at one point. It can be disturbing when your dinner moves around. Now Discovery Networks has an explainer (video above), telling why the squid -- which is indeed dead -- moves and whether the animal is feeling any pain. Both the video and the explainer are decidedly unappetizing, yet a little fascinating too.  Some of those who had seen the video, as the site notes, were disgusted by the apparent cruelty.
April 26, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Washington Wizards big man Nene has been suspended for one game by the NBA after grabbing, shoving and threatening to strike Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler in Game 3 of their playoff series on Friday night. In a closely contested, back-and-forth game that Chicago eventually won, 100-97, the 6-foot-11 Brazilian was ejected with 8 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter after he took exception to Butler bumping into him and incited a brief scuffle. The two players jostled after the bump, coming toe to toe and forehead to forehead before Nene grabbed Butler around the neck.
August 16, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
The gig: Michael Dubin, 35, is chief executive and co-founder of Dollar Shave Club, a subscription service that delivers razors and laughs. When Dubin released a YouTube video in March 2012 introducing his company, where members can get razors starting at $1 a month (plus $2 in shipping) delivered to their door, he had no idea the replenishable razor blades were going to be such a big hit. The goofy video went viral, orders poured in (12,000 in the first two days) and the company's website, DollarShaveClub, crashed in the first hour.
April 25, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
A woman was videotaped over Easter weekend removing a large stuffed yellow duck from the grave of an Ohio child. Now, Frieda Kay Shade, 54, has been charged with theft. Ontario, Ohio, police set up a surveillance camera near the grave site of Hayden Cole Sheridan, nicknamed Tank, in July 2012 because the child's parents said items left there were continually disappearing, Detective Jon Sigler told the Los Angeles Times. It took two years, but now Scott and Jaclyn Sheridan believe they've caught a thief.
November 28, 2012 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - Zhu Ruifeng fancies himself a Chinese version of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a citizen journalist who is plying his trade online. In 2006, he started the People's Supervision website, which breaks stories about official corruption in China. He has had a couple of scoops - one about the widespread use of expired vaccines and others about crooked party apparatchiks - but nothing that's gotten the reaction of a sexually explicit 36-second video released last week. The video shows a paunchy Communist Party official in flagrante delicto with an 18-year-old woman in Chongqing.
May 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Richard Winton
Caleb McGillvary, also known as Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker of “Smash, smash, SUH-MASH!” fame, was arrested in Philadelphia on a New Jersey warrant in a slaying case, authorities said. McGillvary, 24, was arrested without incident at a Greyhound Bus stop about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Union County, New Jersey, named the animated, couch-crashing drifter as a suspect in the death of New Jersey attorney Joseph Galfy. Galfy was found dead Monday inside his home on Starlite Drive when officers made a welfare check, Union County prosecutors spokesman John Holl said.
July 16, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Don't call it a trend just yet, but it seems the movie industry is taking a liking to Instagram's new video feature. Last month, Facebook introduced 15-second video recording for Instagram as a response to rival Twitter's Vine service, which allows videos of up to six seconds. There may only be a nine-second difference, but those few extra moments are starting to make movie magic. This week, the Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs biopic, titled "Jobs," was the first to roll out a movie trailer using the Instagram tool.
May 17, 2011
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November 20, 2011 | By Jen Leo, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Did you shoot video of last summer's trip to Africa? A better question might be, did your trip mate shoot better video? WeVideo allows collaborative video editing in Cloud. Name: WeVideo, What it does: No need to bring your laptop on your next trip just for the video editing software. WeVideo supports the cutting and pasting of film in Cloud, so you can use your closest Internet cafe or hotel business center. What's hot: Several people can upload video from the same trip into one collaborative project.
September 2, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A handcuffed woman was ejected from a moving Los Angeles Police Department patrol car, in a dramatic incident that left her seriously injured and raised questions about the involved officers' version of how the fall occurred. In the early morning hours on March 17, after a night out in Koreatown, 28-year-old Kim Nguyen and two friends were waiting in a restaurant parking lot for a sober friend to pick them up, Nguyen said in an interview with The Times. A pair of LAPD officers drove by in a marked patrol car, stopped, and approached Nguyen, she said.
April 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Avril Lavigne has answered critics who've labeled her new "Hello Kitty" video as racist. It appears Ms. Lavigne begs to disagree. "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video…," she tweeted Wednesday, "…specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan. The tune, co-written with hubby Chad Kroger of Nickelback, is heavy on references to Japan's " kawaii " culture, which encompasses all things cute.
April 24, 2014 | By Nabih Bulos
AMMAN, Jordan -- Video has surfaced that appears to show antitank guided missiles in the hands of a rebel faction operating in southern Syria, the latest indication that sophisticated U.S. weaponry is making its way to antigovernment fighters in Syria. The video, posted April 13 on YouTube, seems to depict a fighter from a group called the Omari Brigades firing a BGM-71 TOW missile at what appears to be a bunkered Syrian army tank. Although other videos circulating on the Internet have shown rebel groups in northern Syria firing TOW missiles, this marks the first time the U.S.-made weapon has appeared publicly in the arsenal of insurgents in southern Syria, a key front close to the Jordanian border.
April 23, 2014 | By August Brown
Over the last year, Lord Huron has quietly become one of the breakout stories of L.A. indie music. Like their kindred spirits Local Natives, the experimental folk project has road-dogged its way to selling out two nights at the Fonda Theatre earlier this year. Ben Schneider and his bandmates have cultivated a bit of Old West mystery along the way, and Lord Huron's new video for "Ends of the Earth" elaborates on that with a gorgeously animated new clip.  Director Kevin Donelan spins a silhouetted tale of an outlaw's lost love on the railroads.
April 23, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After conquering the desert with star-studded sets at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the last two weekends, Pharrell Williams' iron-clad grip on the pop conversation continues with his latest video, “Marilyn Monroe.” The video, which debuted Wednesday, doesn't boast much of a plot. It does, however, offer plenty of gorgeous women, flashy choreographed vignettes and lots of shots of his beloved, oversize hat. There's even an appearance by Kelly Osbourne. Here are five things we learned from watching: PHOTOS: Faces of Coachella 2014 1. He loves all kinds of women, OK. Pharrell faced some pretty harsh, and woefully unfair, criticism when he released the cover art to his album “Girl,” which featured him and three women all clad in robes and sunglasses.
April 23, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
After spending 2013 ensconced in Brooklyn, the MTV Video Music Awards return to Southern California this year, landing Aug. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood. It will mark the first awards show at the arena since it reopened earlier this year after a $100-million makeover by Madison Square Garden Co. "Every year we ask the question, 'How do we do it differently?'" MTV President Stephen Friedman told The Times. "We had never done it at the Forum. When we heard it was being overhauled and really elevated in terms of quality and sound and look, this year we felt like the Forum would be a perfect place to do it. " The VMA ceremony has been held in a variety of locations over the years, last year at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, and previously at Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
April 23, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Two weeks after federal officials criticized its aggressive use of force, the Albuquerque Police Department tried but failed to retrieve video from the on-body camera of an officer who two days ago shot to death a woman suspected of stealing a car. Police Chief Gorden Eden Jr. told reporters at a televised briefing Wednesday that the department has faced similar issues with the small body-mounted cameras and that this officer's device has been...
May 3, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Poor Kate Upton. Can't a bikini-clad bombshell dance the "cat daddy" in peace?  The answer would appear to be no, judging by this week's controversy over a steamy shoot with fashion photographer Terry Richardson that had Upton taking a break from posing to show off her cat daddy skills. In a video posted  Monday to Richardson's blog Terry's Diary, Upton, on a break between shots, performs the cat daddy, a dance move made popular by the group the Rej3ctz and Chris Brown.
October 28, 2013 | By The Times staff
Is this video of a helcopter ride on Kauai's Na Pali coast worthy of inclusion in a Los Angeles Times Travel video collection? Catharine Hamm, the Travel editor who shot this, thinks readers have vacation videos that are head and hands above this one. So we're asking Times Travel readers to share their vacation videos. This is, after all, a movie town. If your video is chosen, it will be screened at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 at the L.A. Convention Center.
April 23, 2014 | By Joe Flint
HBO has cut a deal to sell reruns of many of its hit shows to Inc.'s Prime Instant Video platform. Among the programs  that will be made available on Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service are "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," "The Wire," "Girls" and "Veep. " The agreement also covers HBO's miniseries including "Band of Brothers" and original movies such as "Game Change. " As part of the pact, HBO's online streaming service HBO Go will also be available on Amazon's new Fire TV settop box the end of the year.
April 22, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
If you think asteroid impacts are just the stuff of action movies, think again.  Since the year 2000, a powerful array of microphones has detected 26 nuclear-sized explosions in the Earth's atmosphere-- each the result of a space rock slamming into our planet. You can see where and when these impacts occurred, as well as how strong they were, in the video above. The new video was released by the B612 Foundation, a nonprofit that hopes to send a privately funded infrared telescope into space by 2018 to locate as many potentially dangerous asteroids as possible.  Most of us remain blissfully unaware of the pummeling the Earth gets on a regular basis because the force released by most asteroid impacts is absorbed entirely by our atmosphere and rarely causes much damage at ground level.
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