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  • Social media with a message

    ATLANTA 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes
    Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country. For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jae Sinnett says his new jazz CD will be his last

    Jae Sinnett says his new jazz CD will be his last
    Jae Sinnett, the 58-year-old drummer, composer and radio personality from Chesapeake, recently released his new CD "Subject to Change," his 12th full-length jazz recording. As usual, he is joined on the record by his Jae Sinnett Trio: bassist Terry...
  • NPR veteran Ben Roe to be executive director of Heifetz Institute

    NPR veteran Ben Roe to be executive director of Heifetz Institute
    The Heifetz International Music Institute, a summer training program founded by violinist and Ellicott City resident Daniel Heifetz, has named public radio veteran Benjamin K. Roe executive director. The 18-year-old institute, which was based for a time...