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  • Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history

    Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history
    Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts. Both incidents unfolded on...
  • Doug Donovan

    Doug Donovan
    Doug Donovan is a member of the investigative team at The Baltimore Sun, where his work has led to state and federal public corruption investigations into City Hall. The Newark, Del.-native began his career as editor-in-chief of the University of Delaware...
  • First Look: Szechuan Impression, for another long line

    First Look: Szechuan Impression, for another long line
    If you have been following the Chinese-restaurant scene in the San Gabriel Valley in the last few years, you probably know about Chengdu Taste, the restaurant that showed California the world of Sichuan cuisine that lay beyond mapo tofu and twice-cooked...
  • The diaper taboo and the challenge of dignified dependence

    The diaper taboo and the challenge of dignified dependence
    Where can a larger person who wears diapers be changed in a dignified, safe manner in a public bathroom? It's a profound barrier — a kind of final frontier in the disability rights movement. One will search long and hard to find a public place...
  • Shakespeare dissed by Ira Glass

     Shakespeare dissed by Ira Glass
    If you are not an avid listener to National Public Radio, you may not know Ira Glass. He is the host of the Chicago-based NPR program "This American Life," a weekly hourlong anthology of true-life stories. Generally regarded as one of America's top...
  • #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message

    #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message
    In the newfound arena of social media as activism, few hashtags have generated as much buzz as "IfTheyGunnedMeDown," which has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Still, the trending hashtag was several hours old before Alexis...
  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

    LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants
    At the low-slung bungalow west of downtown, a youngster screams from a vaccination and a nurse records the height and weight of an older boy. Academic counselors stand by, because it is here that many children who recently crossed the southern border...
  • On non-readers

    On non-readers
    One of our universities recently made a survey of the reading habits of the American public; it decided that forty-eight percent of all Americans read, during a year, no book at all. I picture to myself that reader — non-reader, rather; one man...
  • Nickel Creek is back together and back on the road

    Nickel Creek is back together and back on the road
    It is not often that you see a band celebrate its 25th anniversary before any of the musicians reach their 40th birthdays. But then, the acoustic trio Nickel Creek is not your ordinary band. Sean Watkins was 12 years old and Chris Thile was 8 when...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'At Middleton' on Starz

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'At Middleton' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 3 - 9, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Cold Justice The season finale Kelly Siegler...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Getting a charge out of changing cars... and times

    It was zero-dark-hundred, a typical La Cañada Saturday morning. I was lost in the fifth edit of the Great American Novel when I happened to glance toward Gould Avenue. Three strange vehicles silently pulled up to the curb. Was this a sign of the...