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  • Carl Kasell to retire from NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'

    Carl Kasell to retire from NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'
    Carl Kasell, sober-voiced radio newsman-turned-comic foil, will retire from his role as official judge and scorekeeper of the hit NPR comedy-quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!,” Kasell and NPR announced Tuesday. Kasell, a...
  • Spoiler alert: 'House of Cards' upends rules of viewer etiquette

    Spoiler alert: 'House of Cards' upends rules of viewer etiquette
    Since screening the Season 2 premiere of “House of Cards” almost two weeks ago, I have been dying to talk about a showstopper of a moment in it. But even though Netflix made all 13 episodes of the second season available to the public Friday,...
  • Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]

    Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]
    President Obama is dividing America into two nations — one rich, the other increasingly poor, and both more likely to elect Democrats. Americans growing richer support his policies, and those growing poorer are increasingly dependent on Democratic...
  • KCRW buying Santa Barbara classical station KDB

    KCRW buying Santa Barbara classical station KDB
    Santa Barbara's radio airwaves are about to get a little more eclectic.  Public radio station KCRW-FM (89.9), the Santa Monica-based NPR-affiliate, is acquiring Santa Barbara's oldest radio station, classical broadcaster KDB-FM (93.7), for about $1...
  • TV Picks: 'Portlandia,' Australian mysteries, 'Legit'

    TV Picks: 'Portlandia,' Australian mysteries, 'Legit'
    "Portlandia" (IFC, Thursdays). The sketch-comedy expression of the best-friendship of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein begins its fourth season this week. Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney and currently of Wild Flag, has long since...
  • Prince William's smashingly bad idea

    Prince William's smashingly bad idea
    You’d think someone whose very life and livelihood are all about history would be a little more mindful of it – even the bad bits. Of all people, Prince William, the heir presumptive to the British throne, should know something about the...
  • Review: 'The Roving Party' by Rohan Wilson

    Review: 'The Roving Party' by Rohan Wilson
    The European discovery of Tasmania, that vast island about 150 miles off the coast of southern Australia, came relatively late. Abel Tasman, captain of a Dutch crew, who discovered the island, named it Van Diemen's Land for his patron, Anthony van Diemen....
  • Ray Rice and how TMZ counters the great American hype machine

    Ray Rice and how TMZ counters the great American hype machine
    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Five years ago, I knew exactly how I felt about the tabloid website TMZ. It sometimes paid for news, and that put it outside the realm of trustworthy journalism. End of story. But last week, with...
  • More jazz at WDCB

    More jazz at WDCB
    WDCB-FM 90.9 continues to expand its jazz programming under station manager Dan Bindert. “JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater,” distributed by National Public Radio, will air at 7 p.m. Mondays starting next week. The first show will feature...
  • Parenting: No fun, but lots of joy

    Parenting: No fun, but lots of joy
    Not long ago, my daughter got sick in the middle of the night. She called my name and I went running, only to find that she'd begun to vomit while still under the covers in her bed. I absolutely hated the disgusting cleanup process. But after I'd...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: '42' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: '42' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 9 - 15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here.   --------------------...