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  • Cambodian New Year parade resumes in Long Beach after 3-year hiatus

    Cambodian New Year parade resumes in Long Beach after 3-year hiatus
    Hundreds of marchers stood at the ready in Long Beach's Cambodia Town on Sunday morning, little girls twirling parasols and men and women in bright traditional dress, sitting in horse-drawn carriages. There was an air of anticipation as thousands of...
  • Congressmen at Ft. Hood hear stories of 'resilience and bravery'

    Congressmen at Ft. Hood hear stories of 'resilience and bravery'
    KILLEEN, Texas -- Two Texas congressmen, one of whom represents the Ft. Hood area, on Saturday met with survivors of this week's shooting on the base and later shared stories of heroism and sacrifice. "Wednesday's shooting brought the stress and...
  • Annette Bening will solo at Geffen Playhouse, but she won't be alone

     Annette Bening will solo at Geffen Playhouse, but she won't be alone
    Annette Bening will tell you about Sinatra's phrasings, the beauty and brutality of "The Iliad," homeless enchanters, acting classes, the knife edge between the hilarious and the tragic and those transcendent roles such as her adulterous real estate agent...
  • Bill Plaschke takes first place in column writing in APSE judging

    Bill Plaschke takes first place in column writing in APSE judging
    Bill Plaschke, a staple of The Times Sports section since joining the paper in 1987, has taken first place in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual contest for column writing among papers with circulations of more than 175,000. Plaschke, a...
  • Steve Cooley seeks investigation into San Diego County D.A.'s campaign

    Steve Cooley seeks investigation into San Diego County D.A.'s campaign
    SAN DIEGO -- Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has called for an additional criminal investigation into the case of alleged improper political donations to the campaign of San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis. In a letter this...
  • What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier

    What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier
    Lars von Trier is in many ways the central casting version of an international art house filmmaker. Or maybe a "Saturday Night Live" parody played straight. Often giving himself the role of the provocateur, Von Trier makes films that dare to examine the...
  • Lupita Nyong'o hoping to reach 'unseen' as new Lancome ambassador

    Lupita Nyong'o hoping to reach 'unseen' as new Lancome ambassador
    We'll definitely be seeing more of Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, but perhaps less on the big screen and more at the local beauty counter and in TV ads: The "12 Years a Slave" star has been named the latest LancĂ´me cosmetics "ambassadress." "I am truly...
  • Eisenhower Memorial design by Frank Gehry rejected by panel

    Eisenhower Memorial design by Frank Gehry rejected by panel
    Architect Frank Gehry's design for the long-in-the-works Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington was dealt a serious setback on Thursday when a federal commission voted to reject the controversial design. The National Capital Planning Commission...
  • Ft. Hood shooting: Gunman's 'unstable' mental condition scrutinized

    Ft. Hood shooting: Gunman's 'unstable' mental condition scrutinized
    KILLEEN, Texas — Officials investigating the Ft. Hood shooting that left four dead and 16 wounded Wednesday said they believed the gunman’s “unstable psychiatric and psychological condition” was the “fundamental underlying...
  • Some like it not: Grotesque 'Forever Marilyn' leaving Palm Springs

    Some like it not: Grotesque 'Forever Marilyn' leaving Palm Springs
    Good news out of Palm Springs this week: Work has begun on dismantling "Forever Marilyn," the grotesque colossus fabricated with typical ham-handedness by sculptor J. Seward Johnson, which has been marring an already vacant lot at a prominent downtown...
  • 'Last Remaining Seats' to show classic films in historic L.A. theaters

     'Last Remaining Seats' to show classic films in historic L.A. theaters
    Architecture fans can experience the opulent charm of downtown Los Angeles' historic movie palaces when the Los Angeles Conservancy's popular "Last Remaining Seats" film series kicks off June 11 with "The Lady Eve" at the Los Angeles Theatre. Tickets to...