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  • NEA grant will help artists remain in gentrifying downtown L.A.

    NEA grant will help artists remain in gentrifying downtown L.A.
    L.A.’s Department of Cultural Affairs received a $75,000 grant this week from the National Endowment for the Arts to offset the effect of gentrification in the city’s downtown arts district just west of the Los Angeles River. Concerned that...
  • Paula Deen isn't off the hook for her food or behavior

    Paula Deen isn't off the hook for her food or behavior
    It’s true that a federal judge on Tuesday tossed out the racial discrimination claims against Paula Deen in a lawsuit brought by a former restaurant employee. Does this mean that Deen has been unfairly maligned as a racist and that she will...
  • David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'

    David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'
    For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience. The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
  • Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago

    Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago
    The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Richard Klein...
  • Ariel Castro suicide: 90-minute autopsy finds death by asphyxiation

    Ariel Castro suicide: 90-minute autopsy finds death by asphyxiation
    Ariel Castro, who kidnapped and tortured three women over a decade in Cleveland, committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell, according to the coroner. Franklin County coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak said Wednesday she had conducted a 90-minute autopsy and...
  • 'N-word' -- however you say it -- is vile, and a N.Y. jury agrees

    'N-word' -- however you say it -- is vile, and a N.Y. jury agrees
    After George Zimmerman’s acquittal on the charge of murdering Trayvon Martin, CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Rachel Jeantel, Martin’s friend, about something she had said on the witness stand. Jeantel had testified that Martin had told her...
  • On 'Big Brother,' it's all relative

    On 'Big Brother,' it's all relative
    "Big Brother" houseguest GinaMarie Zimmerman had a clear goal after being cast for the latest edition of the CBS reality show, which isolates several contestants from the outside world for an entire summer. Asked what she would do if the series made her...
  • Television tastemakers

    Television tastemakers
    When it comes to Hollywood's hold on everyday fashion, movies frequently steal most of the credit -- two-hour immersions where one comes up coveting Alicia Silverstone's knee-highs in "Clueless" or Jennifer Beals' off-the-shoulder sweat shirt in...
  • ‘47 Ronin’: Stan Sakai on feudal Japan, the power of comics to educate

     
    Stan Sakai has been telling tales of Japanese culture and traditions, albeit in an anthropomorphic way, for decades through his […]...
  • Paula Deen on 'Today': 'I is what I is, and I'm not changing'

    Paula Deen on 'Today': 'I is what I is, and I'm not changing'
    Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen appeared on “Today” Wednesday morning, defending herself vehemently against charges of racism and explaining her past use of the N-word. In a tearful yet defiant interview with Matt Lauer, Deen began by...
  • Herzog & de Meuron chosen to design Hong Kong's M+ art museum

    Herzog & de Meuron chosen to design Hong Kong's M+ art museum
    Hong Kong's M+, the long-awaited art museum to be built in the city's West Kowloon Cultural District, officially has an architecture team. The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has been selected to design the museum, along with the London-Hong Kong firm TFP...