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  • Grim recovery effort along Japan's coast

    Grim recovery effort along Japan's coast
    -- A smashed white pickup wedged beneath another vehicle was marked "Day 13, 3:15 p.m." in Japanese characters. The numbers indicated the day of the month and time two bodies had been found inside the truck. A team of eight soldiers struggled to remove...
  • Book review: 'Nashville Chrome' by Rick Bass

    Book review: 'Nashville Chrome' by Rick Bass
    "Nashville Chrome" is Rick Bass' 25th book — at this stage in the game, there's no such thing as a fresh start …and thank goodness. Pieces of the writer's previous work — landscapes, "pewter skies," endangered species (human and animal),...
  • Kanye West shapes the message his way

    Kanye West shapes the message his way
    Early this fall, before any kind of promotional push for Kanye West's new album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," had begun in earnest, the Grammy-winning rapper-producer took to his widely read Twitter account to vent. Even for a creative firebrand...
  • Book review: 'Decoded' by Jay-Z

    Book review: 'Decoded' by Jay-Z
    Jay-Z is a great American artist — and he'd be the first to tell you so. "Decoded" is an elegantly designed, incisively written bid for cultural legitimacy by a man whose XXL ego is underscored by an equally outsized inferiority complex (as big egos...
  • Japan nuclear plant workers' dedication to common good a national trait

    Japan nuclear plant workers' dedication to common good a national trait
    In Japan they call them the "Faceless 50." They are the workers at the ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant who stayed to fight the fires and keep the reactors from melting down. Watching news reports of the 50 risking everything for the common good, the...
  • Review: New Shamu show at SeaWorld San Diego debuts without trainers in the water

    Review: New Shamu show at SeaWorld San Diego debuts without trainers in the water
    For the first time in more than four decades, a new Shamu show premiered Saturday at SeaWorld San Diego without animal trainers performing stunts in the water with the marine park's iconic killer whales. Photos: "One Ocean" killer whale show at Sea World...
  • SeaWorld to replace Shamu show in 2011

    SeaWorld to replace Shamu show in 2011
    SeaWorld marine parks will launch a new killer-whale show in spring 2011 as it attempts to move beyond the death of an animal trainer that forced a complete reworking of the current Shamu show. The as-yet-unnamed Shamu show, according to the Orlando...
  • Blogroll: Funland amusement & theme park blog

    Blogroll: Funland amusement & theme park blog
    The Los Angeles Times Funland blog covers news, trends, issues and changes at major amusement and theme parks as well as the latest information on new rides, attractions, shows, parades and Halloween events. Funland categories: Theme Parks |...
  • California theme parks deck the halls for Christmas 2010

    California theme parks deck the halls for Christmas 2010
    As the calendar closes in on Thanksgiving, California theme parks are already setting the table for the Christmas season. Holiday fun in the form of Halloween, Christmas and New Year's helps fill the parks during the off-season once the spring break...
  • 2011 preview: Southern California theme parks prepare for a summer of new rides and shows

    2011 preview: Southern California theme parks prepare for a summer of new rides and shows
    There's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at the Disneyland resort as construction crews, excavators and towering cranes work on several new theme-park rides set to debut this summer and beyond. The tandem Anaheim theme parks haven't...
  • Bel-Air estate was a nature sanctuary – amid mansions

    Bel-Air estate was a nature sanctuary – amid mansions
    Imagine it is Labor Day 1924. You've just finished dinner on the porch, the kids are playing next door and the radio just tuned in: "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Today's story is about bestselling author Gene Stratton-Porter. At this very moment...