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  • Poaching elephants

    Poaching elephants
    In May, a bull elephant was killed and its tusks hacked off in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park. In most of Africa, this would have been an unremarkable event: An estimated 96 elephants a day are the victims of poachers. But this particular...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. In this unique vocabulary test "you get 100 letter sequences, some of which are......
  • What Our Kids Like: Music

     
    How do you prevent "Wheels on the Bus" from getting stuck in your head? A great strategy is to not even listen to it in the first place, but being a parent sometimes means making sacrifices ??? even to kids'......
  • Longer commutes translate into less political involvement

    Longer commutes translate into less political involvement
    An NPR report Tuesday might help explain why voter turnout among Democrats in Broward is often less than it should be based on the number of registered voters in both parties. Basically, the report said, longer commutes translate into less political...
  • Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies

    When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words: "What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
  • Yusef Lateef dies at 93; Grammy winner blended jazz, world music

    Yusef Lateef, a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator who brought the sounds of world music to jazz and became one of the first jazz musicians to convert to the teachings of Islam, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Wrong Woman'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Wrong Woman'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SPECIALS WWE Tribute to the Troops...
  • Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam's 'Dinner Party' breaks ice

    Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam's 'Dinner Party' breaks ice
    Public radio hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam of American Public Media's "Dinner Party Download" have made names for themselves by cheekily telling listeners how to "win" their weekend events. On a recent Friday night, the two hosted their...
  • Lawsuits filed over mural project intended to shame Baltimore landlords

    Lawsuits filed over mural project intended to shame Baltimore landlords
    A Baltimore woman who has gained national attention for a project intended to publicly shame those who own vacant houses in the city now faces two lawsuits from one of those owners. Brian Spern, an attorney representing the two business trusts that...
  • Korean War POW finally laid to rest

    Korean War POW finally laid to rest
    Sixty-three years after his capture during the Korean War, Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt was laid to rest Saturday in an Inglewood cemetery with full military honors in the presence of his widow. Clara Gantt, 94, said she was happy that she had lived...