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  • Admitting our own quirks may lead us to accept others

    On her regular visit to her neighborhood Starbucks one morning, the manager greeted Tina Levine with a message that couldn't help but hurt. "He shared with me that customers complained about me being in the store," Levine said. "I couldn't recall what...
  • Speaking up for the low-profile commencement speaker

    High-profile college commencement speakers are under siege this year. One faced a protest for being an alleged imperialist exploiter of Third World nations. Another was accused of sanctioning torture. A third was criticized for his role in breaking up...
  • Malibu to crack down on short-term rentals via Airbnb, other websites

     Malibu to crack down on short-term rentals via Airbnb, other websites
    Tiled steps lead up a sloped lawn to a three-bedroom Midcentury Modern house near the end of a cul-de-sac in Malibu's upper Broad Beach area. Although modest by Malibu standards, the dwelling on Cottontail Lane has for the last two years provided a...
  • Spike Lee on 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' and Hollywood's Diversity Problem

    Spike Lee's latest horror film, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," is about a couple of bloodsuckers, but don't call them vampires. "This is not a vampire story," Lee says from his production offices in Brooklyn. "Vampires can't go out in the day in the Fort...
  • '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy

    '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy
    Channing Tatum simply couldn't come up with enough curse words fast enough, so Jonah Hill stepped into the vulgarity breach. The actors were improvising a scene about improvisation last October, as the "21 Jump Street" veterans were graduating from...
  • Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee

    Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee
    The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up. Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...
  • Review: 'The Second Amendment' by Michael Waldman

    Review: 'The Second Amendment' by Michael Waldman
    In the 1980s, New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that everyone is entitled to his own opinions but not to his own facts. More recently, philosopher-comic Stephen Colbert rejected such a confining, narrow view: "Who's Britannica to tell...
  • 'Ivory Tower' takes a disturbing look at the college-industrial complex

    'Ivory Tower' takes a disturbing look at the college-industrial complex
    Everyone these days is fretting about the high cost of college. On Monday, President Barack Obama said he would extend a program that caps student loan monthly payments by linking them to a percentage of income. On Tuesday, he talked about college...
  • Public Fiction is collectively in Hammer Museum's 'Made in L.A.'

    Public Fiction is collectively in Hammer Museum's 'Made in L.A.'
    The room is small and spare, with stark white walls, a 1960s office desk and gray carpeting so new the sour scent of freshly applied glue permeates the air. A leafy palm tree sprouts from one corner. Soon this quiet, nondescript room — part of the...
  • Gun control supporters march in Brooklyn

    Nearly 1,000 people marched two miles across the Brooklyn Bridge to New York's City Hall on Saturday to rally against gun violence. Once the marchers reached City Hall, they heard speeches by Shannon Watts, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense...
  • Mississippi, home to federal government's official stash of marijuana

    Mississippi, home to federal government's official stash of marijuana
    Walk along the narrow, brightly lit beige hallway, along the washed-out linoleum floor, around the corner to the imposing steel vault. As a scientist swings open the door, a familiar, overpowering scent wafts out. Inside, marijuana buds are packed...