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  • Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say

    Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear.
  • Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator

    Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator
    “Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side” has served as a pithy invitation to explore Manhattan’s avant-garde arts scene since 1972, when Lou Reed had a hit record intoning the refrain. But "take a tram ride up a Los Angeles hillside"...

    L.A. Times editor reflects on year in journalism

    A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj: As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to review the exceptional work you produced in 2013, and offer my heartfelt thanks for it. We started the year with two ambitious goals: to...

    L.A. County supervisors want to put cross back in county seal

    L.A. County supervisors want to put cross back in county seal
    Potentially reopening a contentious cultural battle, two Los Angeles County supervisors are proposing placing a cross in the county’s seal. In a motion filed Tuesday, Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Don Knabe called for adding a cross to the...

    A Mexican version of Coachella gives new meaning to 'roots rock'

     A Mexican version of Coachella gives new meaning to 'roots rock'
    Valeriano Gomez was standing on a festival stage cradling his black guitar as fans spread out before him, waiting for the count-off, the downstroke, the next electric blast. Gomez and his group wore matching woolen ponchos, dyed jet black, that made...