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  • Jesse Ball's slippery 'Silence Once Begun' built on false confession

    Jesse Ball's slippery 'Silence Once Begun' built on false confession
    Jesse Ball's "Silence Once Begun" resists the standard narrative tropes of contemporary novels. It pushes against them with antique, gentlemanly language, a conflicting set of stories that clearly reference "Rashomon," and a structure like a funnel that...
  • Saturday Highlights, Weekend Talk: 'Shaun White: Russia Calling'

    Saturday Highlights, Weekend Talk: 'Shaun White: Russia Calling'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES When Calls the Heart A mute...
  • Review: Hearts hang in the balance of 'Like Father, Like Son'

    Review: Hearts hang in the balance of 'Like Father, Like Son'
    "Like Father, Like Son" is a deceptively simple title for a film of considerable emotional complexity. Its children-switched-at-birth story sounds schematic, but what we see on screen is both meaningful and deeply moving. If you are familiar with the...
  • LAX handles record number of foreign travelers in 2013

    LAX handles record number of foreign travelers in 2013
    Bolstered by an improving economy, Los Angeles International Airport handled more than 17.8 million foreign travelers in 2013, a record for the West Coast gateway that struggled for years to recover that portion of its market. The previous peak for...
  • Critic's pick: 'Like Father, Like Son' hangs hearts in the balance

     Critic's pick: 'Like Father, Like Son' hangs hearts in the balance
    "Like Father, Like Son" is a deceptively simple title for a film of considerable emotional complexity. Its children-switched-at-birth story sounds schematic, but what we see on screen is both meaningful and moving. Those familiar with the work of...
  • Is the Pacific Ocean radioactive? You can help find out

    Is the Pacific Ocean radioactive? You can help find out
    As a marine chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who has been studying the effects of Japan’s Fukushima reactor leak since right after it happened, Ken Buesseler had long grown frustrated with the repeated scare stories he was seeing...
  • Japan defends dolphin kill as tradition; foreign envoys are critical

    Japan defends dolphin kill as tradition; foreign envoys are critical
    Despite criticism from conservationists and some prominent global figures, Japan carried out its annual capture and killing of bottlenose dolphin Tuesday after trapping about 250 of the engaging mammals in a small and infamous south-central cove....
  • L'Wren Scott talks details of Banana Republic collaboration

    L'Wren Scott talks details of Banana Republic collaboration
    L’Wren Scott counts First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Madonna among the fans of her sophisticated, sharply-tailored dresses.  And now the designer is rolling her aesthetic out to the masses with the limited-edition Banana...
  • Masahiro Tanaka could remain in Japan, president of his team says

    Masahiro Tanaka could remain in Japan, president of his team says
    Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka might not be made available to major league teams this winter, the president of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles told a Japanese sports newspaper. Because of new rules that will be implemented, the most the Golden Eagles...
  • Yes, men should pay for pregnancy coverage, and here's why

    Yes, men should pay for pregnancy coverage, and here's why
    Anti-Obamacare conservatives are chuckling over an exchange from the House's grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday morning, in which Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) challenged Sebelius to explain why men should have to...
  • No 'island' of tsunami debris floating toward U.S., NOAA says

    No 'island' of tsunami debris floating toward U.S., NOAA says
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been doing some serious myth-busting after news reports this week claimed a massive island of debris from the 2011 Japan tsunami was headed for the U.S. West Coast. One problem: There is no...