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  • The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!

    The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!
    It’s a sad day in France when the unmarried president spends the night with a woman who is not his girlfriend and sparks a national furor. Last week — as you have undoubtedly heard — a salacious news story broke in the French press:...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Season 13 kicks off with humor and talent

    'American Idol' recap: Season 13 kicks off with humor and talent
    "Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...
  • Could a Viral Video Give 'Devil's Due' a Box Office Boost?

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in...
  • Hired last week, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo leaves Terps for NFL

    Hired last week, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo leaves Terps for NFL
    Maryland offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo – whose hiring was announced by the school six days ago – is leaving to accept a job with the New England Patriots, the NFL team announced Wednesday. The Terps will begin a search immediately to...
  • More recordings played at NATO 3 trial

    More recordings played at NATO 3 trial
    Lawyers for the so-called NATO 3 got their first crack at cross-examining the first of two undercover Chicago police officers Thursday after Cook County prosecutors finished playing more than 50 undercover recordings that form the backbone of their case....
  • Readers' guesses on Google Mystery Barge: TARDIS? Holodeck? Ark?

    Readers' guesses on Google Mystery Barge: TARDIS? Holodeck? Ark?
    On Monday I wrote about my amateur sleuthing attempts to uncover the truth behind the Google Mystery Barge. (Spoiler alert: I failed. But did find some interesting clues.) But one of the fun things about this story is pondering just what the heck Google...
  • Sriracha, despite its legal woes, is a cultural icon that bites

    Sriracha, despite its legal woes, is a cultural icon that bites
    Hot sauce is so hot right now. For the last few months, thanks to a daily Google alert for “Sriracha,” I’ve been treated to all manner of news about the fiery sweet-and-sour chili sauce that has become one of L.A.’s most...
  • Rand Paul, angry over plagiarism charges, wants to sword fight

    One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move. Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...
  • Rand Paul attacks media over plagiarism accusations

    Rand Paul attacks media over plagiarism accusations
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul shifted his tone from apology to condemnation Wednesday as he continued to face fallout from alleged plagiarism in numerous speeches and articles. Last week, the Kentucky Republican chalked up accusations that he had...
  • Mailbag: Critic's review missed careful crafting

    Re: "The first 3,999 miles are the best," Coastline Pilot, Nov. 1. Far from being a "fizzled finale," the last line of "4000 Miles" provides perfect resolution. Because the audience has been caught up in the plot, we don't realize that what we've been...
  • Around Town: Library can help tap those online sources

    Mark Totten, the head reference librarian and manager of the La Cañada Flintridge branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, mentioned in passing that the library’s collection of Civil War books gets a lot of use during Civil War homework...