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  • Review: 'Confessions' by Kanae Minato

    Review: 'Confessions' by Kanae Minato
    As you're reading what had promised to be a garden-variety crime novel, it's thrilling when it gradually dawns on you that what you're holding in your hands is far deeper and larger, though no less entertaining, than what you expected. And when that...
  • A View From History

    A View From History
    As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons. Today'...
  • Puig, Cano, Pujols to play in Japan All-Star series

    Puig, Cano, Pujols to play in Japan All-Star series
    All-Stars Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Yasiel Puig and Albert Pujols lead the Major League roster that will travel to Japan in November for a five-game series against Samurai Japan, the country's National Team, in All-Star Series 2014. Texas Rangers...
  • Wanna kill zombies? Knott's Halloween Haunt supplies guns and ammo

    Wanna kill zombies? Knott's Halloween Haunt supplies guns and ammo
    An interactive zombie-killing experience at Knott's Halloween Haunt will arm visitors with simulated military-style rifles and send them on a mission to save the world from an undead apocalypse.   The new Special Ops: Infected zombie apocalypse...
  • Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park

    Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue's...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Doraemon' Cartoon Trumps Tepid 'Transformers 4′

    TOKYO - "Transformers: Age of Extinction" entered the Japanese BO at number three for the weekend of August 9-10 with $4.75 million on 302,992 admissions and 760 screens. The three-day total for the fourth entry in the "Transformers" series, including...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Golf pro Shigeki Maruyama asks $16.5 million for Bel-Air compound

    Professional golfer Shigeki Maruyama has chipped the asking price on his modern compound in Bel-Air to $16.5 million, down from $18.495 million. The property, which enjoys panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific and the Stone Canyon...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Heart International To Visit FOCUS Center For Autism

    FOCUS Center for Autism has a new friend in Heart International of Fukuoka, Japan. On Friday, Aug. 15, FOCUS Center for Autism will host Heart International during the final day of their Summer Social Skills Immersion Program. Founder Chihome Irie and her...
  • Five L.A. spots nominated for America's best new restaurants

    Five L.A. spots nominated for America's best new restaurants
    Bon Appetit has come out with its annual list of nominees for the best new restaurants in the country. This year, five Los Angeles restaurants made the cut.  It's actually a food court, but the ever-evolving Grand Central Market, with its growing number...
  • Japan protests Russian military drills on disputed islands

    Japan's Foreign Ministry lodged a "strong protest" Wednesday over Russian military exercises on two islands seized by the Soviet Union after World War II and claimed by both countries. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the war games on Etorofu...