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Many of the characters in Mohsin Hamid's novels are cultural nomads, hopscotching between the Islamic world and the Western capitalist world, the spiritual and the material, Urdu and English, the undernourished countryside and the teeming mega-city. It'...
Tags: Literature, Mira Nair, Islam, Poetry, Religion and Belief
Sugar addicts and libertarians rejoice! A judge put the kibosh on New York City’s ban of super-sized sugary drinks sold in restaurants, which was to go into effect Tuesday. But don’t go too wild on the 16-ounce sodas. Most sugary drinks...
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UFC women’s bantamweight title: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche Rousey was an Olympic judo bronze medalist before entering into MMA. She has used her armbar to submit every professional opponent in the first round. Carmouche is a strong...
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- CBS This Morning Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland...
L.A. NOWLancaster drug den bust: A 70-year-old Lancaster woman and her adult son were arrested on drug-related charges Wednesday after a search warrant of their home turned up a cache of narcotics and assorted prescription drugs, authorities said. A teenage...
WASHINGTON – Potential Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush compared the banter about his political aspirations to "crack" and also declined Sunday to say whether hiring an illegal immigrant should be an automatic disqualification for public...
Fatal drug overdoses have increased for the 11th consecutive year in the United States, new data show. According to a research letter published Tuesday from the National Center for Health Statistics, 38,329 people died of drug overdoses in the United...
Long before they sat down to write books, Charles Falco and George Rowe sold drugs and used them, raising hell as poor white guys in the desert small towns and exurban fringes of Southern California. They roamed with "tweakers" (meth addicts) and...
Tags: Prisons, Prosecution, Child Abuse, Abusive Behavior, Witnesses
Former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration Robert Bonner wrote in his Feb. 1 Blowback article, "There is still no such scientific study establishing that marijuana is effective as a medicine." Nonsense. Over the last several years, the state...
Novelist, journalist, sometime bad boy and frequent literary provocateur Will Self is hard to miss in England. He's 6-feet-5, for starters; what's more, he's terrifically prolific, publishing literary works of fiction and nonfiction almost every year. His...
Tags: James Joyce, Literature, Scientology, NPR, Arts and Culture
L.A. NOWLos Angeles County investigators plan to pursue a felony manslaughter charge against the son of Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton for his alleged involvement in a Malibu woman's fatal heroin overdose last year....
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