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  • Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational

    Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational
    A Russian convoy carrying aid for civilians trapped in separatist-controlled Luhansk in eastern Ukraine diverted from its agreed route to the Ukrainian border Thursday, drawing warnings from Kiev that it will be blocked "with all the forces available"...
  • Can the swastika be rehabilitated? In a word, no

    The Atlantic has an article about a fashion designer who wants to take the stigma out of the swastika. I’m tempted to limit my comment on that idea to a sarcastic “Good luck with that.” But the proposed rehabilitation of the swastika --...
  • The Crowd: At smoker, a good man isn't hard to find

    The Crowd: At smoker, a good man isn't hard to find
    It was "guys' night out" last Friday night on the Newport bayfront. The 20th annual Men's Smoker and Lobster Clambake took over the lawn at the Balboa Bay Club. There were 120 men ranging in age from recently graduated to recently retired, who donned...
  • Are we ready for another Revolution?

    The woman was pointing to my book on the American Revolution. She was inquiring if I believed people were fed up with the way the country was being run and ready for a repeat of 1776. I wasn't totally surprised by her question. I've heard the subject...
  • Controvertido líder de Iglesia Católica irlandesa renuncia en medio de escándalo por abusos

    DUBLÍN (Reuters) - El líder de la Iglesia católica irlandesa, cuya carrera se ha visto afectada por un escándalo sobre abusos sexuales a menores en el clero, anunció el viernes que presentó su renuncia, lo que confirma un plan para jubilarse a los 75...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 17 - 23, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Too Cute! Pint Sized Litters of puppies...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 11-15, 2014)

    The Expendables 3 (Lionsgate) In the moviegoer's hierarchy of needs, a PG-13 "Expendables" is about as essential as a Joel Schumacher remake of "Tokyo Story." Or, to put it in terms more appropriate to its target audience: You need "The Expendables 3"...
  • 'The Trip to Italy': Michael Winterbottom on Italy, Food and Steve Coogan

    Michael Winterbottom's 2011 film "The Trip" starred Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as two chums roadtripping through the United Kingdom, ostensibly writing restaurant reviews for the Observer newspaper. It wasn't a documentary, since the two characters didn'...
  • 35 people found trapped in shipping container at British port; 1 dead

    35 people found trapped in shipping container at British port; 1 dead
    British police reported finding 35 people trapped inside a shipping container at a port near London on Saturday, including a man who was pronounced dead at the scene. The others, believed to be from South Asia, were taken to a hospital for treatment....
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, the thinking man's alpha wolf

    Benedict Cumberbatch, the thinking man's alpha wolf
    During his first trip to Comic-Con in July, Benedict Cumberbatch stopped to chat about his many brainy characters, from the detective he plays on the BBC's "Sherlock" and the World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, whom he portrays in the upcoming movie...
  • Arlene Dahl and Marc Rosen prove celebrity marriage can be long-lasting

    "Liz, you do your column with minor mistakes, so your readers will respond!" said my friend, the late Nora Ephron. She liked to josh with me about making corrections, saying, "You're the only one who does this!" So we were ahead of "social media" all...