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  • March Madness: Watch As Coin Flips Decide The 2011 Men's Basketball Championship

    March Madness: Watch As Coin Flips Decide The 2011 Men's Basketball Championship
    It's March Madness time again, and that means college basketball fans everywhere have begun filling out their brackets. With first-round play beginning tomorrow, people are looking for any method to pick the big bracket-busting upsets.
  • Gay veterans tackle "don't ask, don't tell"

    At age 20, Mark LaFontaine found himself in the western Pacific as a seaman apprentice aboard the Coast Guard cutter Basswood. And then his shipmates figured out he was gay. LaFontaine said he was discharged after a months-long journey through the...

    Zhang Yimou remakes the Coen brothers' 'Blood Simple'

    Zhang Yimou remakes the Coen brothers' 'Blood Simple'
    In the autumn of 2008, China's best-known filmmaker, Zhang Yimou, found himself at a career crossroads. The multiple Oscar nominee had spent the previous two years away from movies, orchestrating the opening and closing ceremonies for Beijing's Olympics,...

    The consequences of letting it rip in 1974

    The consequences of letting it rip in 1974
    So there's my name, on Page 1 of "Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980," the Getty's massive overview catalog for its monumental effort to get Southern California modern art into the heretofore New York-centric history of American modernism....

    Book review: 'How to Read the Air' by Dinaw Mengestu

    Book review: 'How to Read the Air' by Dinaw Mengestu
    Dinaw Mengestu's "How to Read the Air" opens audaciously — the unnamed narrator writes of his parents with impossible intimacy. He knows what his mother thinks as she stands before a mirror a year before he is born, what she hears in the middle of...