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Partway through W.R. Burnett's 1956 noir "It's Always Four O'Clock," one of the central characters, a pianist named Royal Mauch, gives a disquisition about jazz. "It's the only live art in the world today," he tells the novel's narrator, Stan Pawley. "[...
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Idol TrackerThere may be fewer contestants to contend with at this juncture in the competition, but back in the top four's chill room, which contains not much more than a couple of comfy couches, a Coke machine and makeup chairs, it's as if a tornado came through....
Culture MonsterIn 1962, Andy Warhol used a stamp technique to reproduce 210 bottles of Coca-Cola on canvas as they might appear in a big supermarket cooler, 30 bottles across and seven rows high. Some were pictured full, others empty and still......
Money & CompanyHere's your watching-the-detectives Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- When the going gets tough, the tough drink sugar water. Coca-Cola Co. says its quarterly income jumped 16% as sales of its soft drinks and juices rose......
Brand XEditorâs note: Welcome to the launch of X Questions, a long-form Q&A series on Los Angelesâ most fascinating rising stars. Come back every Monday to see whom we talk to next. The recession may have taken some of the shine off our Golden State ove...
An hour before dawn in the camp of last resort. Dozens of men and a few women are asleep in the beds of pickup trucks, in the back seats of cars or on flattened cardboard boxes in the dirt behind the Toro Loco market. The air is cool, but the terrible sun...
An arctic evening in Minnesota: Tracy Bridges shivered near her apartment window, weary of snowstorms and slender paychecks. She was 27, making $23,000 dealing blackjack at an Indian casino in Duluth, and couldn't shake thoughts of those dealers who had...
Deborah Anderson had heard the urban legends about the contraceptive effectiveness of Coca-Cola products for years. So she and her colleagues decided to put the soft drink to the test. In the lab, that is. For discovering that, yes indeed, Coke was a...
Special to The TimesWhat is it about artificial sweeteners? As never before, they pervade the American diet -- in pink, yellow and blue packets on diner counters, in sugar-free cookies and diet juices, in sodas and smoothies and low-calorie yogurt and boxes of powder for...
Times Staff WriterPictures of products danced in his head. There was an Apple iPod, then a black Aeron chair. A coffeepot by Capresso and a washing machine by Dyson. Christian Dior followed by Versace, Oakley, Honda, Evian and Louis Vuitton. Each icon of commercial...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Brain, Eyewear, Hitachi Ltd.
Special to The TimesNir Etz-Hadar leaned over the deck rail, looking down on a wharf overrun with hemp bags, crates of Coca-Cola, oil barrels and Brazilians as I approached the riverboat Sao Francisco. He grimaced and waved. "Expect the worst," he called out. I did. A week...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJAIME HILL GIVES A SHORT, amused laugh as he recalls the first time he met Ana Guadalupe Martinez in 1979. He was a prisoner of the guerrillas, locked in a closet-sized cell while the rebels negotiated his release for a ransom that would top $3 million....
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