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  • Broward's Trailblazers launch black oral history project

    Broward's Trailblazers launch  black oral history project
    They came to bring the dead to life. About 30 black seniors gathered Friday at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center to start an estimated two-year project to tell the history and achievements of Broward County blacks and black...
  • 'L.A. Noir' by John Buntin

    'L.A. Noir' by John Buntin
    More than any other modern American city, Los Angeles' history is inextricably intertwined with that of its police force. John Buntin's "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City" makes an important and wonderfully enjoyable...
  • Our unending fascination with secrecy

    Our unending fascination with secrecy
    Fears of conspiracies and mysterious cabals are nothing new -- that's what Arthur Goldwag illustrates in "Cults, Conspiracies and Secret Societies" (Vintage Books: $16 paper). The book is part compendium/part commentary on the numerous organizations and...
  • Job stress and unemployment take a toll on spouses, children

    Job stress and unemployment take a toll on spouses, children
    They say money can't buy happiness. But financial strain can certainly help undo a relationship and family. Seventy percent of Americans said they had so much debt it contributed to distress in their home lives. (Source: 2004 book "The Two-Income Trap)...
  • The Queen Victoria cruise ship a queen, all the same

    The Queen Victoria cruise ship a queen, all the same
    Aboard The Queen Victoria "Welcome to my office," Capt. Paul Wright said as he opened the security door to the bridge of the Queen Victoria. Through the expanse of windows, the ocean seemed endless, glimmering in the sun. It was, as it turned out, the...
  • Taking the Kids -- Grown ups have as much fun aboard the Disney Magic as the kids

    Taking the Kids -- Grown ups have as much fun aboard the Disney Magic as the kids
    Shaken or stirred? Aboard the Disney Magic, as we're sailing in the Mediterranean, veteran bartender Arul Swarmy discusses which martinis should be shaken (vodka) or stirred (gin). Of course, we have a mini-martini in front of us. Welcome to Mixology...
  • They're living with cancer and little else

    They're living with cancer and little else
    So you think you've got it bad? Here's a story that will put things in perspective for you, no matter how grim your job prospects or how invisible your shrinking retirement fund. The other day, at their invitation, I met Kerry Himmel, an unemployed truck...
  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' by Seth Grahame-Smith

    Fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennet is known for her sharp tongue -- and her sharp dagger. That's what it takes to capture Darcy's heart in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the surprising literary hybrid by Los Angeles author and screenwriter Seth...
  • Find Global Peace Film Festival events and panels

    Street Fair The 2nd Annual Global Peace Street Fair will take place Sept. 20 on New Broad Street in Baldwin Park, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Admission is free. The fair includes the International Pet Parade for Peace at 11 a.m., with Scooby Doo as grand marshall....
  • L.A. County may spend money to try to save money on welfare

    L.A. County may spend money to try to save money on welfare
    With the cost of helping Los Angeles County's welfare recipients expected to hit $1 billion by the end of this fiscal year, county officials are pushing a plan to shift the burden of some of the most hard-core unemployed to the federal government. If they...
  • South Koreans do the 'right' thing

    South Koreans do the 'right' thing
    Lee Young-soo sees a social revolution happening before his eyes: South Korea's fundamental shift to the right, a move that has many here fretting about a looming collision. It's not politics they're talking about, but walking in public. As he hurries...