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  • Check It Out: Classic films worth checking out

    The holidays are the perfect time to watch memorable films. Where to start? Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times, wrote a book called "Not to be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film." The Newport Beach Public Library currently carries 41 of these films and they are all worth checking out, along with his book. Here are some of Turan's picks that I consider to be among my favorites as well. And no, James Cameron's "Titanic" is not there.
  • Vicente Leñero dies at 81; writer stirred controversy in Mexico

    Mexican novelist, playwright and screenwriter Vicente Leñero, whose popular works stirred up controversy in government and religious circles, died Wednesday at his home in Mexico City. He was 81. His death was announced by the National Council for...

    Please feel free to like Taylor Swift

    Please feel free to like Taylor Swift
    “Saturday Night Live” nailed it this weekend with “Swiftamine,” a fake commercial for medicine that adults take when discovering they like Taylor Swift induces vertigo. “I took my daughters to a Taylor Swift concert. I did...

    'Guardians' to rule the galaxy. Time Warner Cable has Dodger blues.

    'Guardians' to rule the galaxy. Time Warner Cable has Dodger blues.
    After the coffee. Before cleaning out my desk.  The Skinny: This is my last Morning Fix. It's been my pleasure to bring you the headlines with a mix of humor thrown in for the last five years. I want to thank all my loyal readers and the fine copy desk...

    Round-Up: Gaza video game, Ferguson's architecture, L.A. art hotbed

    Round-Up: Gaza video game, Ferguson's architecture, L.A. art hotbed
    Ancient cave murals in India getting some needed cleanings, the architecture of America in a time of strife, a video game inspired by Gaza, dating advice from Ovid and L.A., L.A., L.A. — it seems everyone wants a piece of us. This, along with a...