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  • Q&A: Jamie Ford on 'Songs of Willow Frost'

    Q&A: Jamie Ford on 'Songs of Willow Frost'
    In his first novel, the surprise best-seller “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” (2009), Jamie Ford told the story of a Chinese-American boy and his romance with a Japanese-American girl while her people were interned during World War...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • Greg Schwem: Birthday wishes for the hard of hearing

    I have recently been made aware of how loud certain sounds can be, right down to the exact decibel. For example, I now know that normal speaking volume is between 60 and 70 decibels while whispers hover between 20 and 30 decibels. I know this because a...
  • Greg Schwem: The only word you need to remember is 'Apple'

    I recently purchased an iPad and, like most users, now spend every waking moment perusing the online App Store, randomly purchasing applications that I will use religiously for about 30 minutes, roughly the shelf life of an app before an upgrade becomes...
  • Pizza Hut manager fired after video shows him peeing in sink

    Pizza Hut manager fired after video shows him peeing in sink
    USA Today is reporting: The regional manager of six West Virgina-area Pizza Hut restaurants has been fired after a surveillance camera caught him urinating the sink of restaurant in Kermit, W.Va. The company said it was "embarassed" by the after-hours...
  • Amy Grace Loyd on 'Affairs of Others' and the writing process

    Amy Grace Loyd on 'Affairs of Others' and the writing process
    Like many people in the publishing world, Amy Grace Loyd always wanted to be a writer. But unlike most of her colleagues, Loyd has managed to make her ultimate goal — publishing her own fiction, rather than someone else’s — a reality....
  • VIDEO: SodaStream's banned, uncensored Super Bowl commercial with Scarlett Johansson

    VIDEO: SodaStream's banned, uncensored Super Bowl commercial with Scarlett Johansson
    Super Bowl commercials mean your product will be seen by millions of people during the big game. But for the second year in a row, SodaStream, makers of the at-home soda maker machines, has had its commercial rejected.  This year's commercial starring...
  • Lolo Jones faces familiar hurdles as Olympic bobsledder

    Lolo Jones faces familiar hurdles as Olympic bobsledder
    SOCHI, Russia -- Lolo Jones began to cry Monday while talking about how U.S. women’s bobsledders immediately had embraced her after what she described as having been thrown under the double-decker bus by her track and field teammates at the 2012...
  • KFC's cupholder-friendly Go Cups put to the test

    KFC's cupholder-friendly Go Cups put to the test
    There are many things we're not supposed to do while driving: texting, talking on a cellphone and eating top most lists. Headsets and multimedia systems with voice recognition help alleviate the dangers of texting and cellphones, and now fast-food...
  • Introverts in the workplace

    Introverts in the workplace
    The thought of networking parties makes us cringe. Instead of a Friday night on the town, we prefer curling up in a chair and reading a book or watching a film. In work meetings we rarely speak up, but when we do, it’s after we’ve thought...
  • Nomar Garciaparra joins Dodgers broadcasting crew

    Plans for the Dodgers’ new regional sports network, SportsNet LA, are still being formulated, but there is progress. Nomar Garciaparra has been hired as a new commentator by the Dodgers, according to a person familiar with the situation who...