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  • SunRail won't save me time, but it will save my sanity

    SunRail won't save me time, but it will save my sanity
    I now know the truth. SunRail might save my sanity, but it will not save me time. I put it to the test Friday and started running the clock when I pulled out of the driveway in DeBary. It took 10 minutes to get to the station. Out of fairness I...
  • From Ray Rice to Donald Sterling, TMZ keeps getting very big sports stories

    From Ray Rice to Donald Sterling, TMZ keeps getting very big sports stories
    With Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in the news and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling all over it this week, I have to revisit this post I wrote on TMZ in February, when the Rice-allegedly-knocks-his-then-fiancee-unconscious story...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'We're the Millers'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'We're the Millers'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 4 - 10, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Real History of Science Fiction A new...
  • L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form

    L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form
    It could be argued, maybe not by snooty art historians but certainly by congenitally low-brow connoisseurs of kitsch, that to be famous in America, truly iconic, one's likeness must be painted on black velvet. Step into a cramped, dimly lit storefront...
  • Republican misdirection on tax investigations

    Happy Tax Day, when just getting the forms filled out and mailed is cause for celebration. One person not celebrating is former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner. She was a regular green-eyeshade employee carrying out thankless tasks until,...
  • Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

    Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San...
  • Review: 'Sleep Donation' by Karen Russell

    Review: 'Sleep Donation' by Karen Russell
    Sleep is so essential a human function that it constantly crops up in conversation, songs and idioms. "I'm So Tired," John Lennon crooned. "I'm dog-tired," the expression goes. In some way or another, it's always on our minds. "No one should sleep on...
  • Review: 'In Paradise' by Peter Matthiessen

    Review: 'In Paradise' by Peter Matthiessen
    In the quest for identity, we often reach backward in time, toward our ancestral roots, in the hope that they will help us gain a footing in the present. We romanticize rootedness and are nostalgic for a past we may know nothing about because we believe...
  • The right side of history [Commentary]

    The right side of history [Commentary]
    When you read about this nation's past, it is quite obvious what the phrase "right side of history" means. We know, for example, that abolitionists, women's rights organizers and civil rights activists were on the right side of history. And quite often we...
  • WLRN's Trivia Night at Riverside Market

    WLRN's Trivia Night at Riverside Market
    Did you know the first Florida flag had a motto when the state joined the union in 1845? It was: "Let us alone." This is the type of question you can expect at A Night of South Florida Trivia tonight at the Riverside Market and Café in Fort Lauderdale,...
  • Crazy in Colorado, or are male philosophy profs really sexist pigs?

    Crazy in Colorado, or are male philosophy profs really sexist pigs?
    They're the Buridan's Ass bandits! The feminist police who patrol academia for signs of "rape culture" must have run out of fraternity houses to pick on, so they've decided to go after -- philosophy professors. Yes, you read that right. You might think...