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The UCLA Center for the Study of Women will be presenting a symposium on the "Cultural Politics of Seeds" on May 17, as part of the Life (Un)Ltd project which explores the impact of recent developments in biotechnology and biosciences on feminist studies....
BEIJING -- One scene of the new documentary “Chimeras” shows the young Chinese artist Liu Gang wandering with his camera around a town in China that's been built to resemble an English village. Liu is in Thames Town, a development outside...
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The classic Maya civilization, which flourished in Central America for more than 600 years, has been celebrated for its vast city states adorned with monumental pyramids and for its technological feats such as the development of an elaborate written...
The Grammy Museum is partnering with E Street Band member Steve Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation to promote the use of pop music in junior high and high school classrooms across the country starting this fall. “Rock and Roll:...
Even with its prized dynasty -- the Kardashians -- procreating enough to supply E! with programming for years to come, the network continues to beef up its slate: It will add six new series and 10 specials in the coming months, with subjects ranging...
In the late 1960s, Judy Juanita was a college undergraduate in the Bay Area and editor of a Black Panther Party newspaper. Now her new novel, "Virgin Soul" (Viking, $26.95), recounts the story of Geniece, an undergraduate who joins the Panthers. But...
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For 15 days the lobbying was fierce by groups hoping to win a piece of the $1 million being given away by an organization looking for ways to make Los Angeles a better place by 2050. Each of the 279 public service groups angling for the 10 $100,000...
The surprise box office success of the uplifting Jackie Robinson biographical film "42" suggests that audiences are ready for a PG-13-rated movie filled with coarse, racially charged language. It also raises questions about whether children should see it,...
The Jackie Robinson biopic "42," which opened in theaters nationwide Friday, presents an opportune moment for adults to have meaningful conversations with their kids about the history of racism in the United States. But with that opportunity comes an...
Tackle real problems By Austin Beutner Only 21% of registered voters cast a ballot in the recent primary elections. And convenience didn't seem to be the issue, since only about a third of those who were sent vote-by-mail ballots bothered to fill in...
Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star,...
In her new book, “Lean In,” Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg advises women to do just that. The message is her “sort of feminist manifesto”: Take a seat at the table, speak up, and don’t worry about pleasing everyone. If...
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