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Jacket CopyBefore the era of the 24-hour news cycle and weekly televised debates, the predominant and most creative outlet for presidential candidates to communicate their vision was the campaign poster. With "Presidential Campaign Posters" (Quirk Books, $40), the...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesPaul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
The musical "Once" and Stephen Karam's play "Sons of the Prophet" took the top honors at the Lucille Lortel Awards in New York on Sunday. The awards recognize excellence in off-Broadway productions and are presented by the League of Off-Broadway...
Culture MonsterIt's Broadway Week on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" next week, and the five nights of musical numbers from Broadway shows are scheduled to kick off with Nick Jonas doing a song from the musical comedy "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.".....
Pop & HissA list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Dave Matthews Band, Sept. 8 (Fri.); Big Time Rush, July 19 (Sat.); the Beach Boys, June 3 (Mon.) Gibson Amphitheatre KDAY Krush Groove with....
Opinion L.A.Nothing gets my cynic juices flowing quite like hearing people call on the Internet to fix the political system. Former Vice President Al Gore and online entrepreneur Sean Parker gave an overflow crowd at the South by Southwest trade show......
The only thing really surprising about the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it didn't happen sooner. The United States has a long history of friction over policies that enable an elite to thrive at the expense of ordinary people. The earliest tensions...
Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a character actor best known for playing authority figures in television and films, including "The Godfather: Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 90. Spradlin died of natural causes at his cattle ranch in San...
Show TrackerNow-former Fox News personality Glenn Beck closed "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday night with what amounted to an hour-long monologue -- technically 42 minutes, minus commercials, by his own estimate. (There were clips, and he exchanged a few words with....
Pop & HissSinger and composer Gabriel Kahane taps L.A. filmmaker Lewis Klahr for "L.A." music video. Gabriel Kahane's sophomore album, "Where Are the Arms," will be released Sept. 13....
All The RageCan’t read my p-p-p poker face, as Gaga would say. For good reason, there’s a very long and storied tradition of poker-playing in the White House — this game’s the ultimate presidential favorite, hands down. Barack Obama is known...
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