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  • Mayor won't rehire L.A. cultural affairs head Olga Garay-English

    Mayor won't rehire L.A. cultural affairs head Olga Garay-English
    Olga Garay-English will step down Jan. 4 after 6 1/2 years as head of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday. Since taking office in July, Garcetti has had department heads reapply for their jobs. His...
  • White House urged to display Armenian Orphan Rug commemorating genocide

    White House urged to display Armenian Orphan Rug commemorating genocide
    WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....
  • Letters: Pointed criticism of Lakers continues

    Letters: Pointed criticism of Lakers continues
    Smush Parker was the Lakers' point guard the last time the Timberwolves beat them? I've got news for you. Smush would start for this year's edition too. And he'd look so good next to the rest of the turkeys they've got playing that Bill Plaschke would...
  • '12 Angry Men' are more than just mad at Pasadena Playhouse

    '12 Angry Men' are more than just mad at Pasadena Playhouse
    One of Barack Obama's most heartfelt moments as president and the vitriol of online bigots contributed to director Sheldon Epps' decision to put a new twist on "12 Angry Men" at the Pasadena Playhouse. Using casting as a bullhorn, he's turned the mid-...
  • On the global fashion stage L.A.'s cool factor is hot

    On the global fashion stage L.A.'s cool factor is hot
    What's the new black? You might say it's L.A. Jeremy Scott's appointment as creative director for Italian fashion brand Moschino is the latest development to highlight L.A.'s growing cool factor on the global fashion stage, its place as the next-...
  • On civil rights, a mix of backlash and progress

    On civil rights, a mix of backlash and progress
    Jasmyne Cannick didn't join the folks in West Hollywood celebrating the gay marriage victory handed down by the Supreme Court this week. She was too busy mourning the assault on minorities' voting rights the court unleashed the day before. Cannick...
  • Naming of Johnie's Coffee Shop as historic L.A. landmark hits snag

    Naming of Johnie's Coffee Shop as historic L.A. landmark hits snag
    Getting Johnie's Coffee Shop named a historic landmark in Los Angeles was supposed to be easy as pie. In April, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the Googie-style diner at the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue for the...
  • 'Concussion,' 'Afternoon Delight' examine women's midlife crises

    'Concussion,' 'Afternoon Delight' examine women's midlife crises
    "I hate this. I don't want this. I don't want it!" cries Abby, a mother who's just been hit on the head by her son's baseball in the opening scene of writer-director Stacie Passon's new film, "Concussion." Blood is gushing from the woman's temple, but it'...
  • Banksy show to take place in New York -- but where is Banksy now?

    Banksy show to take place in New York -- but where is Banksy now?
    As the month of October begins, street-art fans are buzzing with curiosity over signs that Banksy is in Los Angeles and on the loose. Enigmatic statements have been surfacing around the city. The posters – the most recent appeared at Beverly and...
  • Current events put the N-word — and U.S. history — on trial

    Current events put the N-word — and U.S. history — on trial
    Egypt roils with revolution, Edward Snowden has become the Scarlet Pimpernel of privacy and a new study reveals that, even though Americans are exercising more, we're still fat, which is really unfair. Yet for weeks we've been bombarded with minute-by-...
  • N-word war: Rush Limbaugh rips Rachel Jeantel, CNN, Piers Morgan

    N-word war: Rush Limbaugh rips Rachel Jeantel, CNN, Piers Morgan
    The summer of bigotry debate rolls on, with Rush Limbaugh now attacking Rachel Jeantel and CNN for her analysis of the N-word Monday night. The conservative radio host ripped Jeantel and CNN for her sit-down with network host Piers Morgan. Jeantel was a...