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  • Grammys preview: Sam Smith, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea lead L.A. Times' nominee picks

    Grammys preview: Sam Smith, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea lead L.A. Times' nominee picks
    Before the Grammy nominations are revealed Friday, members of the Los Angeles Times music staff were polled for their picks in the big four categories (album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist). There were predictions,...
  • Grammy Awards: BeyoncĂ©, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods

    Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods
    A year that gave us much exuberant pop music about being happy, shaking it off, keeping it fancy and/or letting go of problems — "the past is in the past," sings Idina Menzel in "Let It Go" — had little need for the starker realities either...
  • Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory

    Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory
    The day after it was announced that Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the slaying of Michael Brown, the president for a second time called for calm. His statement was measured, careful and responsible. He condemned violence...
  • Grammys 2015: First impressions on the first batch of nominations

    The first 20 artists nominated for Grammy Awards serve as a tiny sample of the volume to come. Part of a day’s worth of staggered announcements that will roll out through television and social media, "CBS This Morning" teased the new format by...
  • Kent Haruf dies at 71; novelist illuminated small-town life

    Kent Haruf, who found acclaim in midlife with a trilogy of sparely written novels, including the 1999 bestseller "Plainsong" that illuminated the rhythms and dramas of small-town life in America's High Plains, died Sunday in Salida, Colo. He was 71 and...
  • A gift guide for adventurous readers

    A gift guide for adventurous readers
    This year for the holidays, I'm looking at what we might call books for adventurous readers, although the truth is that all readers are adventurous. What is reading, after all, if not an adventure, a journey out of our own psyche and into that of...
  • 100 books for holiday gift-giving

    "Books are a uniquely portable magic," wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things. This holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself? We're suggesting 100 books for gift-giving in a variety of genres, tones and topics....
  • Asteroids, asteroids will rock you, Queen guitarist warns

    It’s never too early to worry about asteroids wiping out life on Earth. So say the folks who’ve been fretting for decades over just such a scenario -- among them, Queen guitarist-astrophysicist Brian May. They think it’s time all...
  • Pa. Playhouse relives heyday of radio

    Pa. Playhouse relives heyday of radio
    Travel back to Christmas Eve 1946 when radio was king. Pennsylvania Playhouse has been transformed into a 1940s-style radio station for "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," based on the beloved 1946 film produced and directed by Frank Capra....
  • Captain Comics: A universe of gifts for the comic-ally minded

    Need a gift for the Nerd or Nerdette in your family, but every store clerk tell you these aren't the droids you're looking for? Then shop like Captain Comics, using his handy-dandy Holiday Gift Guide! Let's begin with happy news: It's Batman's birthday!...
  • Parents @ Play: Staying connected with the family gift guide

    Here are some books, toy figures and tech aids that will connect the family during the holidays. "The Girl Who Saved Christmas" (by William Thomas Thach, illustrated byRichard Bernal) Imagine what Santa would do if all the world's children were bad...