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  • Tavis Smiley Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Tavis Smiley has what could be deemed the perfect talkshow host name -- upbeat and amiable -- but growing up, he was often the butt of belittling schoolyard jokes. "When I was a kid, I hated my name," says the Midwesterner whose childhood pipedream was...
  • 'The Other Woman': Progress or predicament for female-driven film?

    [On Monday mornings, Movies Now will be looking at some aspect of the No. 1 movie over the weekend. This week: What "The Other Woman" says about female-driven movies.] Over the weekend, a trio of women finally dethroned a muscular superhero from his...
  • Judging neighborhoods (and myself)

    Judging neighborhoods (and myself)
    It was to be my small, lofted Shangri-La. My Fortress of Urban Solitude. After weeks of scouring the hellish depths of Craigslist's real estate section and nearly every apartment-hunting website known to man, I'd finally unearthed my dream bachelor pad. I...
  • The myth of the wild

    The pristine natural world has been gone for a long time; get used to it. Nearly all of the earthworms in New England and the upper Midwest were inadvertently imported from Europe. The American earthworms were wiped out by the last Ice Age. That's why...
  • White House Correspondents Weekend: Stars to Share Spotlight With Silicon Valley

    An eclectic list of stars like Julianna Margulies, Brad Paisley, Jessica Simpson and Lupita Nyong'o and a hefty dose of "Scandal" and "House of Cards" cast members will descend on Washington this weekend for the annual White House Correspondents Assn....
  • 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'......
  • From Ray Rice to Donald Sterling, TMZ keeps getting very big sports stories

    From Ray Rice to Donald Sterling, TMZ keeps getting very big sports stories
    With Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in the news and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling all over it this week, I have to revisit this post I wrote on TMZ in February, when the Rice-allegedly-knocks-his-then-fiancee-unconscious story...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'We're the Millers'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'We're the Millers'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 4 - 10, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Real History of Science Fiction A new...
  • After European tour, AACC Symphony Orchestra hits high note on home turf

    After European tour, AACC Symphony Orchestra hits high note on home turf
    The Anne Arundel Community College Symphony Orchestra continues to surpass audience expectations under music director and conductor Anna Binneweg, now in her eighth season at the college. Having performed six concerts in its first European tour in...
  • 'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36

    'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36
    Marsha Mehran, author of the international bestselling novel "Pomegranate Soup," was found dead in her home in Ireland on Wednesday. Officials say there is nothing suspicious about the death of the 36-year-old; toxicology reports are pending. Mehran was...
  • Want to prepare kids for the future? Teach them to code.

    Want to prepare kids for the future? Teach them to code.
    We are experiencing a technology revolution, a new world in which coding is no longer for the anti-social, nerdy white males but for the cool kids. Figures like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have created a culture that embraces technical innovation and...