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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEvery culture has its central rite of passage--a pilgrimage, a quest, a time of testing. For Americans and their cultural fellow travelers, the defining experience is adolescent alienation. What better preparation, after all, for life in a society...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Family, Culture, New York, Los Angeles Times
Tribune staff reporterStill dealing with fallout from the Enron scandal, federal securities regulators took steps Wednesday to require additional disclosures about a company's financial condition and to limit executive stock sales. The Securities and Exchange Commission...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe stock market is on a hot streak, and technology issues are leading the charge. Of course, investors have heard that come-on before, and for the last 2 1/2 years it has been to their peril to believe that any rebound -- especially in tech -- would...
The Hartford CourantYou can kick carolers off your steps, bypass the Santa lap dance and toss Zuzu's petals into the trash. But if you celebrate the holidays at all, there's one thing you can't do, and that's skip the gifts. This year, though, you can walk on by the...
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With the introduction of Safari at the Macworld San Francisco trade show last week, Apple Computer Inc. boldly entered "the browser wars." Though currently a "beta," computer-speak for "unfinished test version," Safari is impressive software. Apple...
The Boston GlobeHarry Potter Nation has been celebrating since last week's big news: J.K. Rowling has finally turned in a massive manuscript of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the long-awaited fifth installment of the phenomenally successful children's...
SunSpot StaffIt's a story that's been told, retold, analyzed and done to death: the late 90's tech boom. Books and articles wistfully look back at when Napster Inc. ruled, stock options made millionaires out of 23-year-olds and tech stocks doubled the size of...
Although I've had only a short time to experiment with Apple Computer Inc.'s new online music service, one thing rapidly became clear: you don't need to be under CEO Steve Jobs' spell to see that this service trumps everything else out there, and is...
Associated PressNEW YORK - Think you've seen a lot of hype about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? Just wait until the book comes out. Billboards. Baseball parks. A countdown in Times Square. Scholastic Inc., the U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's mega-selling...
Times Staff WriterThough details of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" have been kept under the tightest of wraps, fans on Wednesday stumbled across an unexpected and tantalizing preview of J.K. Rowling's latest book on Amazon.com. The online retail giant...
Times Staff WriterWhen 15-year-old Emma Pettit flies off June 22 to summer camp in upstate New York, her suitcase will be loaded down with the usual shorts, sneakers and bathing suits -- plus 2.8 pounds of spanking new Harry Potter. Back home in Santa Monica, her...
Books Editor"The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive. The only person left outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flowerbed outside number four." --...
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