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  • Supreme Court should give this affirmative action case a pass

    Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies. This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...
  • High School Football: Seven in final prep game

    High School Football: Seven in final prep game
    For seven local football players, Thursday marks the end of their high school playing days. The players are a mix of teammates and rivals, but in the 55th edition of the Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game, the seven...
  • Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

    Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]
    The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs ("More jobs than workers," July 1) does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these...
  • Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]

    Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]
    Would you trust a surgeon who learned a few tricks in medical school, then spent the first couple of years in the operating room experimenting while he figured out which techniques worked? Of course you wouldn't. But, unfortunately, that's the same...
  • 'Gone with the Wind' exhibit

     'Gone with the Wind' exhibit
    Austin, Texas, is loaded with pleasures ranging from live music to bat-watching, and you can now add one more attraction that will run through Jan. 4. Starting Sept. 9, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin will be celebrating the...
  • Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

    Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
    When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
  • BAFTA/LA Student Awards Go to Annie Silverstein's 'Skunk'

    Annie Silverstein was a double winner at the 11th annual BAFTA/LA Student Film Awards, taking home both the audience award and the jury prize Thursday night. Silverstein, from the University of Texas at Austin, won with the narrative "Skunk," a subtle...
  • Novelist Trio to Develop TV Projects with TPG-Backed Slingshot Global Media

    In a deal that reflects several trends in TV production, three rising novelists have inked a first-look development pact with Slingshot Global Media, the banner backed by private equity giant TPG. Scribes Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman and Philipp Meyer...
  • Let confusion reign

    Let confusion reign
    Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art, said unpacking more than 100 selected artworks to showcase at the museum's Avant-Garde Collection was like experiencing the joy of a favorite holiday. "It's exactly like Christmas," he...
  • Top 3 health tips: Little instant boosts

    Top 3 health tips: Little instant boosts
    There are a number of minor moves that offer major benefits for your mind and body. Prevention magazine, published by Rodale of Emmaus, offers these three instant health boosts: GIGGLE 1 A good laugh can be good for your heart. One recent study from...
  • Compton Unified policy on rifles draws criticism but isn't unusual

    At a quiet July school board meeting, Compton school police chief William Wu matter-of-factly explained that his officers would need AR-15 semiautomatic rifles to adequately protect students and staff from a heavily armed shooter if such a nightmare...