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Show TrackerPBS' "Independent Lens" looks at Black History Month with documentaries that take a varied -- and critical -- view of the observance....
Show TrackerFor four seasons now, “Mad Men” has pulled off a remarkably adroit feat: telling a story about the 1960s while resisting most, if not quite all, the pop-culture clichés associated with this much mythologized decade. In its long-awaited fifth...
SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
Los Angeles TimesAs national security advisor and then secretary of State to President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice never displayed any doubt or admitted any errors in the White House decisions that led to war in Iraq. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD:...
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Culture MonsterIn July 2008, artist Mark Tribe's Port Huron Project -- a multi-year effort involving staged re-creations of historic protest speeches of the Vietnam era at their original locations -- came to Los Angeles with a re-enactment of farm labor leader......
L.A. NOWMystery writers can be a dark lot. "When I was growing up, I was always interested in those books, âWomen Who Kill,' " Megan Abbott, author of "Bury Me Deep," intoned as her audience laughed. She chuckled. "Strange kid." Across......
Tommy Jacquette, who channeled a simmering rage to become one of South L.A.'s most important social activists, died this week of complications from cancer, his daughter said. He was 65. Jacquette died Monday at his home in Watts, not far from where the...
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Virginia Carroll Character actress and leading lady Virginia Carroll, 95, a movie character actress and B-western leading lady who appeared opposite cowboy stars such as Don "Red" Barry and Tex Ritter, died of natural causes July 23 in a Santa Barbara...
COLUM MCCANN's new novel, "Zoli," will be published Tuesday by Random House.ON NEW YEAR'S day, the European Union swelled by another 28 million people. The inclusion of Romania and Bulgaria in the European fold is cause for celebration in the streets of Bucharest and the courtyards of Sofia. For two of Europe's poorer countries,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJuly 6, 2008 The story was already written: Vividly rendered on those young faces -- excited, angry, naive, fearful, idealistic. But it was only the first leg of their journey. That's what first struck Eric Etheridge when he first laid eyes on a trove of...
Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...
Times Art CriticEarly Saturday evening, Providence, R.I.-based artist Mark Tribe orchestrated a reenactment of a 1971 speech by Chicano labor activist César Chávez protesting the Vietnam War. On the South Lawn of Exposition Park, midway between the Natural History Museum...
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