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  • Box office: 'The Other Woman' on pace to unseat 'Captain America'

    Box office: 'The Other Woman' on pace to unseat 'Captain America'
    The revenge comedy "The Other Woman" is on its way to topping the box-office charts this weekend, the first film to surpass the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" since that film's release. Directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring...
  • 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......
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?

    When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?
    Via Erik Loomis comes this report of a university engaging, not to put too fine a point on it, in the world's oldest profession. The case involves Arizona State University, which on Tuesday posted a job for an assistant professor in the history of...
  • Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth

    Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth
    In the opening pages of Lisa Howorth's "Flying Shoes," it seems that we're heading into a crime novel. Mary Byrd Thornton is unloading the dishwasher, half-listening to NPR when she answers the phone. A detective is on the line with the news that the case...
  • 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'......
  • Best of the Web

     
    Winners of 71st annual Pictures of the Year International...
  • As Voter Purge 2.0 tour comes to town, congressman raises concerns

    As Voter Purge 2.0 tour comes to town, congressman raises concerns
    Secretary of State Ken Detzner is in Broward on Wednesday morning for the final stop on what he’s dubbed his “Project Integrity” tour. It’s the effort by the state’s top elections official to sell version 2.0 of the...
  • 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...
  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Premium Rush' on Starz

    Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Premium Rush' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 9 - 15, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES In the Flesh This three-part tale about...