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  • The Los Angeles Times endorses Obama

    It is inherent in the American character to aspire to greatness, so it can be disorienting when the nation stumbles or loses confidence in bedrock principles or institutions. That's where the United States is as it prepares to select a new president: We...
  • 'Back Back Back' at the Old Globe

    'Back Back Back' at the Old Globe
    SAN DIEGO -- Stepping up to the plate and hitting one out of the park is the consummate American fantasy. Our entire system is built on such a dream -- from schnook to big cheese with one swing of the bat. This obsession with home runs, and the...
  • At UCLA, shifting racial terrain

    It's kind of hard to talk about affirmative action in college admissions when you have a black man from the Ivy League leading in the home stretch of the race for the nation's presidency. How much more proof of equal opportunity do we need? ------------...
  • Better Half

    It turns out she’s just a real girl. Or woman. Always has been. But the times they are a-changin’, and no matter what happens in November, she won’t be the same—-or maybe she will. Michelle Obama, 44, still has the same friends she has had all her life,...
  • Mainstream media not jumping on the political rumor bandwagon

    Call me quaint and old-fashioned, but I give most of the mainstream media a hearty pat on the back for refusing to spread the inflammatory and thoroughly unsubstantiated rumor that Michelle Obama once railed against "whitey" from a pulpit. Fervent e-...
  • Chester French, those Harvard grads with street cred

    Chester French, those Harvard grads with street cred
    Before we can get into any substantive discussion of why the Los Angeles-based power pop duo Chester French should be taken seriously as one of the fastest rising "It" bands of the moment, the group's members would like to dispel certain Ivy League...
  • For Hall and Oates, a new appreciation

    For Hall and Oates, a new appreciation
    Daryl Hall and John Oates, the Hugo Boss-clad kingpins of Reagan-era pop, seemed destined for the casino-circuit dotage most pop stars eventually face -- their new music largely ignored, their fan base fading to nothingness. But then, around 2005,...
  • Liars and cheats

    Liars and cheats
    In 1988, Princeton University accepted an orphan with an eye-catching résumé. Seventeen-year-old Alexi Santana hadn't been to school but had picked up his education while working in Utah as a cattle herder, a construction worker and a racehorse exerciser....
  • 'Sunshine' producers option 'Election' author's novel

    'Sunshine' producers option 'Election' author's novel
    March 20, 2008 The deal Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa ("Little Miss Sunshine" and "Election") option "The Wishbones" by Tom Perrotta, his poignant 1997 comic novel about the romantic problems of a wedding musician. The players Berger and Yerxa...
  • As downtown revives, so do congregations

    The congregation at New City Church of Los Angeles -- downtown's newest house of worship -- is a microcosm of the burgeoning downtown itself. The parishioners, who gathered for a recent service improvised in an Italian restaurant near Walt Disney Concert...
  • Michelle Obama in spotlight's glare

    Michelle Obama in spotlight's glare
    It is one of Barack Obama's most reliable laugh lines. At the close of his stump speech, he often says, "I am reminded by every day of my life -- if not by events, then by my wife -- that I am not a perfect man." These days, after catching grief for...