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  • 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...
  • Beware the rush to help people die

     Beware the rush to help people die
    The Medical Society of New Jersey, the state's largest physicians group, opposed a recently tabled bill for physician-assisted suicide. But it is pushing an alternative that may be just as bad: the Practitioner's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Elvis Mitchell Replaces David Ansen as Film Independent Curator

    David Ansen has stepped down as artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Elvis Mitchell will assume his role in the newly created post of Film Independent Curator. Mitchell will be responsible for programming the festival, which recently...
  • I'm stressed out, but so is everyone else

    My jaw has been hurting lately. The pain is occasional and there's no physical explanation for it. Still, it arrives at the most unexpected -- and inconvenient -- times. I'm listening to the car radio when it begins its familiar tap dance. Traffic is...
  • 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...
  • Love of storytelling hooked David Roe on a radio career

    By Marcella Kreiter "When I was a kid, every (town) had live radio, and every station did news and public service," marveled David Roe, who broke into the business in the 1970s. The WBBM-AM, Chicago, news anchor started out spinning records at a tiny...
  • 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...