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  • 'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke

    'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke
    The executive producer of "Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!" knows the Chicago-based radio show's irreverent humor sometimes offends — and he has the letters from listeners to prove it. But when a joke from last week's broadcast prompted a letter...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Great Performances' on PBS

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Great Performances' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Carrie Diaries Carrie and Walt...
  • Review: Arcade Fire encounters hot band the Reflektors at Palladium

    Review: Arcade Fire encounters hot band the Reflektors at Palladium
    One of the great musical bummers of our time has been the wholesale narrowing of the phrase "dance music." In modern-day parlance, it's come to signify mostly the thump-based electronic beats created on computer and delivered by DJs in sweaty EDM clubs. ...
  • Jared Leto a 'revelation' in 'Dallas Buyer's Club.' But the role should've gone to a trans actor.

    Jared Leto a 'revelation' in 'Dallas Buyer's Club.' But the role should've gone to a trans actor.
    Jared Leto is getting kudos for playing a transgender person in “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” out Friday. But wouldn’t it have been better if the starring role had gone to an actual trans person? Trans people are portrayed in movies and...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Promised Land' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Promised Land' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   -------------------- SERIES Cupcake...
  • Start the Presses: Opinions and those who share them

    Start the Presses: Opinions and those who share them
    Earlier this month, the Burbank Leader and Glendale News-Press ran an editorial praising the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — aka "Obamacare" — and what we saw as being the positive local impacts of the federal law. Given that a...
  • The dangers of cat poop revisited

    The dangers of cat poop revisited
    A new study has been making the rounds in the media concerning the health dangers of parasites found in cat poop. Dr. Robert H. Yolken, director of developmental neurovirology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and research psychiatrist Dr. E. Fuller...
  • Experience London's Proms from the American side of the pond

    This post has been corrected. See below for details. The Proms in London is the biggest event in all musicdom. It is advertised as the world’s largest music festival, which it is. The first concert is Friday, and it runs nightly (with two programs...
  • Review: 'Dual With the Devil' by Paul Collins

    Review: 'Dual With the Devil' by Paul Collins
    History may be written by the victors, but Alexander Hamilton became a victor by writing history. He died at the hands of lifelong rival Aaron Burr in a famous duel, yet posterity has been kinder to Hamilton because of the power of his pen. -----------...
  • Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict

    Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict
    The Baltimore-based NAACP and the pastor of a city mega-church were among those calling Sunday for a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman after the Florida man was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Meanwhile,...
  • The ugly rehabilitation of George Zimmerman has begun

    The ugly rehabilitation of George Zimmerman has begun
    The rehabilitation of George Zimmerman has begun. Robert Zimmerman Jr., George Zimmerman’s older brother, has launched a one-man PR effort, showing up all over CNN, on NPR, even finding time for Breitbart, to extol his brother’s essential...