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  • Is fired N.Y. Times editor Jill Abramson the new Lilly Ledbetter?

    Is Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times, who was unceremoniously dumped from her job Wednesday, the professional-class equivalent of equal pay heroine Lilly Ledbetter?
  • Twelve L.A. indie labels you should know: a primer

    A consensus seems to be growing that Los Angeles is in the midst of a renaissance for independent music. In a recent Sunday feature, we set out to discover just how it is that while the major labels continue to...

    Fashion News: Vera Wang designs Kim Kardashian's wedding gown

    Vera Wang is designing Kim Kardashian's wedding gown. Meanwhile, Rihanna wore a bikini costume and feathered headdress in a Barbados festival. And the designer behind many of Lady Gaga's looks is launching his own line.

    BBC plans to cut 2,000 jobs

    The BBC announced Thursday that 2,000 jobs, including 300 senior management staff, will be axed as part of the company’s aim to cut the annual budget by over $1 billion dollars over the next six years.

    Rodger McFarlane dies at 54; gay-rights activist established first AIDS hotline

    Rodger McFarlane, a pioneering gay-rights activist who set up the first AIDS hotline in 1981, before the disease even had a name, and later ran influential AIDS service groups, has died. He was 54. McFarlane, who was based in Denver, committed suicide...