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  • Sally Hawkins is the belle of the ball at the Toronto Film Festival

     
    She's hardly a household name in America, but Sally Hawkins is a major rising star in British film and theater circles, perhaps best known for her 2008 Golden Globe winning performance in Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky." Now she's a big hit......
  • Weekly remarks: Sen. Mike Johanns on taxes, President Obama on auto bailout

     
    Weekly remarks by Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska, as prepared by the Republican National Committee: Hello, I’m Senator Mike Johanns from the great state of Nebraska. I begin with a very sincere question for our President. Isn’t it time, Mr.......
  • Magic Johnson and his next move: NBA ownership?

     
    A former colleague of ours, Scott Howard-Cooper, had an interesting article on nba.com about Magic Johnson possibly joining a new ownership group for the Detroit Pistons. Owner Bill Davidson passed away at age 86 in March and the family is expected to...
  • "Transformers" takes over L.A. streets

     
    The Autobots and Decepticons are back in town. Director and executive producer Michael Bay has begun filming the third installment in the "Transformers" franchise in Los Angeles, where the production economy has been buffeted by the loss of such big......
  • Wayward alligator is collared by Michigan police

     
    TRENTON, Mich. -- Police in a Detroit suburb have picked up an unusual suspect: a 3-foot-long alligator. Deputy Chief James Nardone said officers nabbed the reptile Tuesday as it strolled along a street. He said Wednesday that the alligator is......
  • 'Top Chef': How you know someone is going down

     
    When a couple in a movie remarks, “We’ve never been so happy,” you know with nearly absolute certainty that in the very next minute something like a flaming meteor will smash through their roof and blow them to smithereens. There......
  • Philip Glass and Opera Pacific founder David DiChiera win $25,000 opera award

     
    The National Endowment for the Arts' $25,000 NEA Opera Honors lifetime achievement awards for 2010 will go to composer Philip Glass, soprano Martina Arroyo, opera executive David DiChiera and music director Eve Queler. Ceremonies will be Oct. 22 at the......
  • Lakers release 2010 summer-league roster

     
    I'll have more later from Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter, both of whom talked to reporters after a summer-league practice. For now, here is the Lakers' summer-league roster, which was released Friday. #4 Derrick Caracter, forward/center, 6 feet 9,...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers are on the ball when it comes to social media

     
    --The Times' David Wharton details how the Lakers are dominating social media too. --ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky talk free agency in their latest podcast. --The Detroit Free Press' Mark Snyder highlights what former Michigan forward...
  • Hard ciders: the sweet taste of fall

    Hard ciders: the sweet taste of fall
    This is the season when food and wine articles in the national media suggest that the advent of colder weather calls for seasonal dishes (daubes, pork roasts, apple desserts) and richer, heftier wines (Zinfandel, Barolo, Port) to stave off winter's chill....
  • A world of invention in Greenfield

    A world of invention in Greenfield
    Riding around in a sturdy Model T, you might first see Greenfield Village as some sort of historical accident. Down the road from Henry Ford's humble birthplace is the boyhood home of Orville and Wilbur Wright. The bicycle shop where the brothers...