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  • Congress: The joke's on us

    Congress: The joke's on us
    In 1942, the popular detective fiction writer Rex Stout published a book about Congress featuring "the silliest, stupidest and most dangerous statements that have ever been made by men laying claim to being leaders of the American people." The book's...
  • With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

    With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
    The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It’s a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it’s also a time when  more...
  • UC Berkeley explosion: Generators hauled in to restore power

    UC Berkeley explosion: Generators hauled in to restore power
    Campus officials at UC Berkeley have brought in temporary generators to restore power to key buildings following an outage and explosion earlier this week. The explosion -- which prompted an evacuation -- rocked the campus at 6:30 p.m. Monday, about two...
  • German Currents: Festival of German Film opens Friday at Egyptian

    German Currents: Festival of German Film opens Friday at Egyptian
    German Currents: Festival of German Films kicks off its seventh edition Friday and continues through Oct.  7 at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Presented by the Goethe Institut Los Angeles and Cinematheque, the festival shines...
  • Letters: Obamacare and public opinion

    Re "'This is the line in the sand,' House Republicans say," Sept. 19 Paraphrasing Mark Twain, there are lies, damned lies and statistics. The Republicans are distorting the facts on public support for Obamacare. The September Pew Research poll shows...
  • Letters: Teaching is all about hard work

    Re "LAUSD's priority problem," Column, Sept. 18 Thanks to Steve Lopez for his column. Education officials need to get back to the basics. As a former teacher, I'm convinced that teaching would be so much easier if the ivory tower bureaucrats would...
  • Egyptian Theatre gets Looney with 'Chuck Jones 101'

    Egyptian Theatre gets Looney with 'Chuck Jones 101'
    Linda Jones considered herself "incredibly lucky" to have had a father like Chuck Jones, the Oscar-winning animation director of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies fame. "He was probably the best father anybody could have," said Linda Jones,...
  • Yosemite fire caused by humans; marijuana growing suspected

    Yosemite fire caused by humans; marijuana growing suspected
    Despite stubborn heat and wind over the Labor Day weekend, firefighters battling the Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Park tightened their grip around the historic blaze and turned their focus to what caused it. The fire started in the...
  • Pot-growing operation may have sparked Rim fire, local chief says

    Pot-growing operation may have sparked Rim fire, local chief says
    Despite stubborn heat and wind over the Labor Day weekend, firefighters battling the Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Park tightened their grip around the historic blaze and turned their focus to what caused it. The fire started in the Stanislaus...
  • 'The Good Lord Bird' is a twisted take on an abolitionist's story

    'The Good Lord Bird' is a twisted take on an abolitionist's story
    John Brown, the white abolitionist who sought to free black slaves with the barrel of a gun, is a recurring character in American literature. He's one of the ghosts that haunt Marilynne Robinson's "Gilead," and he's the messianic, brooding prophet at...
  • Nevada's pioneer spirit shines through in Genoa

     Nevada's pioneer spirit shines through in Genoa
    Electric street lights arrived in Genoa, Nev., the state's oldest permanent settlement, around 1920, thanks to local women who organized a fundraising "candy dance." This summer the town's historic main drag is once again illuminated by replicas of the...