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  • Top-two primary system is shaking up California elections

    Top-two primary system is shaking up California elections
    When Rep. Gary Miller this week became the latest California congressman to throw in the towel, the Rancho Cucamonga Republican in effect delivered his district into Democrats' hands. While Miller's is the only one of the five open House seats in...
  • Found! Scientific proof that RomComs can save your relationship.

    Found! Scientific proof that RomComs can save your relationship.
    Lately, some of my colleagues have bemoaned the lack of romance in popular culture and the decline of the beloved romantic comedy, which miraculously managed to capture the essence of love, loss and happily-ever-after in less than two hours. “...
  • So, Gloria Steinem, can women sleep their way to the top?

    So, Gloria Steinem, can women sleep their way to the top?
    Earlier this week, Gloria Steinem headlined the first annual Makers conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, a spin-off of the PBS documentary series "Makers," about the women who "make" America. Jennifer Aniston interviewed Steinem before a crowd of powerful...
  • Extend assisted suicide to children? Belgium says yes; so should we.

    Extend assisted suicide to children? Belgium says yes; so should we.
    The Belgian government this week approved new measures allowing the euthanasia of terminally ill children, a decision that on first reading would make most of us gasp. It is a distressing concept, and the idea of helping a child die sounds incredibly...
  • 'The Whipping Man' at the Pico Playhouse

    'The Whipping Man' at the Pico Playhouse
    Matthew Lopez's “The Whipping Man,” presented by the West Coast Jewish Theatre at the Pico Playhouse, is an unusual yet well-crafted drama written with the no-holds-barred emotionalism of vintageWillian Inge or Arthur Miller. The play begins...
  • Gustavo Dudamel gets to the heart of Tchaikovsky's appeal

    Gustavo Dudamel gets to the heart of Tchaikovsky's appeal
    We cannot escape Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. On Thursday, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with help from the Símon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, begin an 11-day TchaikovskyFest at Walt Disney Concert Hall that will include the...
  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
  • Leonard Knight dies at 82; visionary artist of Salvation Mountain

    Leonard Knight dies at 82; visionary artist of Salvation Mountain
    His aging truck was wheezing and the hot-air balloon in the trailer was ragged and non-functional. So Leonard Knight, self-described "little hobo bird," pulled into a barren patch of desert in the Imperial Valley and decided that he had found the...
  • All I want for Valentine's Day is for Hollywood to bring back RomComs

    All I want for Valentine's Day is for Hollywood to bring back RomComs
    Is romance dead? That’s the question my colleague Chris Erskine posed in his Middle Ages column last week after noticing a decline in RomComs and love songs. “Imagine a life without romance. Well, that’s exactly what we’ve come...
  • Letters: On Stephen Glass, a losing argument

    Re "When lawyers go bad," Opinion, Feb. 11 Yale law student Jane Chong needs to go back to class if she thinks that disgraced former journalist Stephen Glass should be granted a law license in California because current unethical members of the bar...
  • Lovers in the twilight time

    Lovers in the twilight time
    If you think you have all the time in the world to love, by all means bring home roses once a year. Jerri Kane and Raymond Sternberg lack that luxury. They celebrate their happiness each month. Last April 8th was the day they moved in together. In the...