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The Fabulous ForumCongratulations to 15-year-old Vanessa Lam of Bellflower, who won the women's title at the Junior Grand Prix figure skating event held this weekend in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Competing in a field of 32, the sophomore honors student at Downey High......
Gold DerbyMovies from 65 nations will compete for best foreign film at the Oscars, including entries from Ethiopia and Greenland, which are new to the race. The rundown just issued by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be whittled down to a...
Frederick Jelinek, an electrical engineering professor who was a pioneer in creating the technology that allows computers to interpret human speech and translate languages, died Sept. 14 of a heart attack in his office at Johns Hopkins University in...
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The Fabulous ForumSecond-seeded and 2008 Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal played aggressive, exuberant tennis Wednesday afternoon. His guttural grunts, his cries of "Vamos" accompanied by chest-thumping that seemed to make the seats rattle, and most of all his groundstrokes...
Culture Monster-- Paying tribute: KCRW (89.9 FM) will host a tribute to the late Ernest Fleischmann, the former leader of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. (KCRW) -- Setting the stage: NT Live's second season of broadcasts to......
We've all been there. It's the classic postprandial Thanksgiving moment, practically hallowed by time and tradition: You have pushed away your plate. You're just past the point of contentment, and your stomach, stretched to its limit, has just begun to...
You know those destinations you feel obligated to visit but don't really want to? Travel section readers do. We asked them to tell us about some of the places they were certain weren't right for them, and here's what they said. Sometimes, the...
"Los Angeles is maybe my favorite place on Earth," says Italian photographer Luisa Lambri. "Everything I like and I need to work with happens to be there." The artist is enthralled by the region's dazzling natural light but is especially fond of its...
The Fabulous ForumIn beating third-seeded Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career, Tomas Berdych accomplished something much bigger: He made it to the Wimbledon men's final for the first time. Djokovic seemed to lose his will after dropping a well-played......
Jacket CopyFor summer 2010, we've created the L.A. Times list of 60 books for 92 days. All of these are new titles being released during the next three months -- they're a plethora of great summer reads. At Jacket Copy, we're......
Culture MonsterLincoln Center Festival, for this yearâs most ambitious offering, instructed us to arrive at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan by 9:45 a.m. to catch the 10 oâclock ferry to Governors Island, and the dock was already crowded at......
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