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  • Meghan Daum: When nude selfies get hacked, is celeb to blame?

    Amid roiling political unrest overseas, the American pop culture scene is facing its own crisis. Over Labor Day weekend, hackers uploaded hundreds of nude photos of female celebrities onto the Internet, many of them selfies and all of them stolen from private data storage accounts. Though it's not entirely clear how the security breach happened, it appears that the hackers were able to access photos stored on the women's cellphones, many of the images long ago deleted but hovering somewhere in that amorphous cloud.
  • Meghan Daum: Robin Williams as alien felt like home

    As sitcoms of its era went, "Mork & Mindy" was neither the best nor the worst. It may, however, have been among the sneakiest in its social commentary. A "Happy Days" spinoff that ran from 1978 to 1982, its premise was that Mork, an alien from the...

    A Word, Please: We literally can't stop changes in usage

    Recently, Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum wrote about the word "literally." It's not OK, she argued, that the Oxford English Dictionary expanded the definition of "literally" to include "informal, used for emphasis while not being literally true."...

    A Word, Please: Argument may be literally on shaky ground

    A Word, Please: Argument may be literally on shaky ground
    Recently, Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum wrote about the word “literally.” It’s not OK, she argued, that the Oxford English Dictionary expanded the definition of “literally” to include “informal, used for...

    Op-Ed, explained

    TO SOME READERS, the Op-Ed page is a bit mysterious. I'll be at a cocktail party, or in the bleachers at a Little League game, and the guy next to me will begin asking questions about just what it is we're trying to do, and how we get it done. Who are...