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  • 'Inglourious Basterds,' 'Pulp Fiction' and Quentin Tarantino too at the Egyptian

    'Inglourious Basterds,' 'Pulp Fiction' and Quentin Tarantino too at the Egyptian
    Iconoclastic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, hot off earning Oscar nominations Tuesday for best director and original screenplay for "Inglourious Basterds," will discuss his career with Variety critic Todd McCarthy on Monday at the American Cinematheque's...
  • The best way to Rio de Janeiro

    If you go THE BEST WAY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM LAX: Direct service is offered on Delta, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on American, Continental, US Airways, United and Delta. Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $888. WHEN TO...
  • Utopia in Hollywood

    Utopia in Hollywood
    Remember Sir Thomas More in HBO's "The Tudors"? The good guy who had his head chopped off by Henry VIII for challenging the king's will? This scholar wrote a philosophical tale about an island called Utopia, far from England, where a fair and equitable...
  • GOP fundraiser's AmEx charges

    Here are some of the charges on Delmar Johnson's Republican Party of Florida AmEx card last year: $15,809 May 26: Aircraft for administrative travel at Baer Air in Merritt Island. $3,184.39 June 5: Meals at Del Frisco's in Orlando. $649 June 6:...
  • Lawmakers Urge Steps To Combat Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence shelters should be staffed around the clock, teen dating violence should be addressed in schools, and authorities need to better enforce restraining and protective orders by using GPS technology, a legislative task force recommended...
  • Teens spark Orlando's civil-rights era

    *This story first appeared in the Sentinel on Feb. 22, 2009 Whenever Janice Daniels wanted to go out, she would tell her mother she was going to the library. That's where Daniels said she was headed March 9, 1962. But instead of going to the library,...
  • Understanding Different Types of Homes

    Understanding Different Types of Homes
    There's a wide selection of homes out there -- which is one is right for you? Depending on how much maintenance you want to do, how much privacy you need, or if you want something custom built to suit your particular tastes, each home type has its own...
  • Word Play: Murky, paranoid worlds fit for the teen reader

    Word Play: Murky, paranoid worlds fit for the teen reader
    How can paranoia be so appealing? I was struck by this conundrum while experiencing a frisson of equal parts dread and pleasure on reading "Incarceron" (Dial: $17.99, ages 12 and up), a new young-adult novel by Catherine Fisher. A dark view of the...
  • L.A. County welfare agency refuses to release files on children's deaths

    Los Angeles County's embattled child welfare agency has clamped down on the release of information about 12 recent deaths among children who have passed through the child welfare system. The decision follows a series of articles in The Times last year...
  • Freddys Documentary Coming In April

    A documentary film about the 2008 Freddy Awards will be screened April 16 at Easton's State Theatre. "Most Valuable Players" follows dedicated theater kids as they present elaborate versions of Broadway musicals that culminate with the Freddy Awards, the...
  • New Rules Could Affect Coal Plants

    The Obama administration proposed new rules Thursday for how federal agencies should apply one of the nation's signature environmental laws, a move that could affect construction of new coal-fired power plants and other government-approved projects that...