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  • Arcade Fire scores second No. 1 album with 'Reflektor'

    Arcade Fire scores second No. 1 album with 'Reflektor'
    Arcade Fire burned through the competition on its way to the top of the Billboard 200 this week. The Canadian group bowed at No. 1 on the album chart Wednesday with "Reflektor," which sold 140,000 copies in its first week in stores, according to Nielsen...
  • M.I.A. says Super Bowl middle finger was 'godly'

    M.I.A. says Super Bowl middle finger was 'godly'
    When M.I.A. flipped the bird during her Super Bowl performance last year alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj, there was the typical water cooler outrage, which led the news cycle for a few days before some other pop star grabbed our attention. But the...
  • Clifford Nass dies at 55; sociologist warned against multitasking

    When Clifford Nass moved to a Stanford University freshman residence hall as a "dorm dad" in 2007, he wasn't quite prepared for college life in the 21st century. Even as a professor who for decades had studied the interaction of humans and computers, he...
  • In Venezuela, a presidential decree brings Christmas early

    In Venezuela, a presidential decree brings Christmas early
    The Christmas season has officially started in Venezuela, thanks to President Nicolas Maduro, who recently declared it so. Maduro made the announcement at a Socialist Christmas fair in the city of Caracas. According to National Public Radio, the...
  • 'Thor: The Dark World' more thudding than thunderous, critics say

    The titular hammer-wielding superhero returns in "Thor: The Dark World," this time to stop a race of dark elves from plunging the universe into blackness. But, despite all creation hanging in the balance, film critics are somewhat unmoved by the god of...
  • TOP 5 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN ON A CASTING CALL FOR STAR WARS EPISODE VII

    TOP 5 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN ON A CASTING CALL FOR STAR WARS EPISODE VII
    Now that it has been confirmed that the open casting call Disney is holding in Chicago next week is – in fact – for Star Wars Episode VII, the vibe in the local acting community is gonna get crazier than a nest full of gundarks. I know of...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'A Country Christmas Story'

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'A Country Christmas Story'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Graham Norton Show Elton John, Judi...
  • Col. Kurtz meets Outward Bound

     Col. Kurtz meets Outward Bound
    His was the last face I saw, the final voice I heard before I stepped backward off the 100-foot cliff. Even now, nearly two decades later, I can envision his weathered features and wispy white hair, and I can recall much of what he said. My fear, he...
  • 'PBS NewsHour' - on the brink of marginalization, extinction?

    'PBS NewsHour' - on the brink of marginalization, extinction?
    “PBS NewsHour,” once one of the nation’s most influential broadcasts, is on the brink of marginalization — if not extinction. And for those of us who believe TV needs at least one noncommercial, nightly, national newscast in...
  • Malala's book banned in private schools in Pakistan

    Malala's book banned in private schools in Pakistan
    Malala Yousafzai has become an international celebrity. In her book "I Am Malala," the Pakistani teen who survived being shot in the head by a member of the Taliban tells her story. Growing up in her father's school, she was a staunch advocate and...
  • A modern feminist takes her husband's name

    As a kid, I played with toy dinosaurs and dolls alike. At 13, I insisted that a female rabbi perform my bat mitzvah ceremony. I didn't shave my legs during high school and much of college, in protest against sexist and generally pain-in-the-rear beauty...