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  • Putin defends Russian record on gays, adds: 'leave children in peace'

    Putin defends Russian record on gays, adds: 'leave children in peace'
    MOSCOW -- In the run-up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, President Vladimir Putin on Friday again insisted that there is no discrimination against gays in Russia -- but then urged gays to "please leave children in peace." Putin defended Russia's...
  • Are people violent by nature? Probably.

     Are people violent by nature? Probably.
    Do genes make us do it? The idea that human behavior is driven by genes makes many people uncomfortable, and nowhere is the dispute more bitter than when discussing the biological underpinnings of violence. The war of ideas over violence and human...
  • Paul Williams house in Brentwood should be landmarked, panel says

    Paul Williams house in Brentwood should be landmarked, panel says
    The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission has voted unanimously to designate a Brentwood house designed by famed architect Paul Revere Williams as a historic-cultural monument. Among those who testified in favor of preserving the house at 7 Oakmont...
  • Holiday Season Calendar

     Holiday Season Calendar
    General Holiday Events Queen Mary Chill Returning for its second year, Chill turns the landmark dome at Queen Mary Port into a giant igloo containing larger-than-life ice sculptures. Adding to the arctic aura are a skating rink, ice tubing...
  • Sundance 2014: At ground zero for U.S. film, a Persian wave

    Sundance 2014: At ground zero for U.S. film, a Persian wave
    The teenage girl Sepideh only wants to look at the stars. A student of astronomy and worshipful devotee of Albert Einstein, she dreams of joining the young men who trek out nightly in the desert south of Tehran to gaze at constellations. But such...
  • Adam Sternbergh on the gleeful dystopia of 'Shovel Ready'

    Adam Sternbergh on the gleeful dystopia of 'Shovel Ready'
    Who knew that what was on the mind of Adam Sternbergh, the acute and witty observer of pop culture, was an assassin-for-hire in a forsaken New York? In his first novel, “Shovel Ready,” Sternbergh envisions a New York that’s largely...
  • L.A. Art Show amps its international representation

    L.A. Art Show amps its international representation
    A yellow forklift zigzags across a loading dock at Los Angeles' downtown convention center while workmen unload wooden crates from a dozen container trucks packed to the hilt with art treasures. One truck carries oil paintings and prints from galleries in...
  • 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...
  • Oregon allows mothers to take placentas home from hospital

    Oregon allows mothers to take placentas home from hospital
    PORTLAND, Ore. — New mothers will now be able to leave Oregon hospitals with two bundles of joy — one in a car seat, the other in a cooler. The first, of course, is the baby. The second, thanks to one of the more curious laws that went...
  • China's President Xi Jinping leads a Communist charm offensive

    China's President Xi Jinping leads a Communist charm offensive
    BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has a new year’s resolution for the Communist Party: Be more charming. In a nation where senior leaders have long seemed distant and remote, revealing few personal details, interacting minimally with...
  • Gay activists may be barred from carrying rainbow flag in Tet parade

    Gay activists may be barred from carrying rainbow flag in Tet parade
    Gay activists who fought to be included in a long-running lunar new year’s parade in Little Saigon said their participation is now in doubt because it appears the event’s code of conduct would prevent them for carrying a rainbow flag, an...