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  • Christmas surprise: Oil companies oppose an oil tax -- with falsehoods

    Christmas surprise: Oil companies oppose an oil tax -- with falsehoods
    The oil industry believes that a state oil severance tax in California would be "bad tax policy" and threaten the state's economy. It thinks my arguments in favor of the tax, which were laid out a couple of weeks ago, are "misleading."  We know the...
  • A new year can be rich in rituals

    A new year can be rich in rituals
    Maybe you'll be standing on your front porch banging pots and pans. Maybe you'll be singing a chorus of "Auld Lang Syne" in the company of your auldest friends. Maybe you'll be sitting by yourself taking quiet stock and making a few hopeful resolutions....
  • New mobile game app: 'Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards'

    New mobile game app: 'Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards'
    "Duck Dynasty" just got more dynastic. A&E's wildly popular reality series has spawned its own mobile game app called "Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards." Now available in the App Store, the game enables fans to occupy the "redneck" universe of the...
  • Jewel on the upper Mississippi River

     Jewel on the upper Mississippi River
    DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
  • Carol Burnett: TV legend shines in November

    Carol Burnett: TV legend shines in November
    You'll be so glad to have more time together with television legend Carol Burnett in November. Keep in mind: Burnett visits "The Queen Latifah Show" on Monday, and the host will salute Burnett as an inspiration. The episode of the nationally...
  • Student's dry-ice science experiment explodes; school evacuated

    Student's dry-ice science experiment explodes; school evacuated
    A science experiment went awry Wednesday when it set off two dry-ice explosions at a Mar Vista middle school, prompting an evacuation and causing a student and an LAPD bomb technician to suffer minor injuries. A student had brought a couple of pieces of...
  • Your L.A. literary week: David Sedaris, Roy Choi, Vermin returns

    Your L.A. literary week: David Sedaris, Roy Choi, Vermin returns
    Sometimes a week goes by and the Los Angeles literary landscape is as barren and desolate as the Salton Sea. This is not one of those weeks. Tonight: Vermin on the Mount returns. The punk rock reading series takes its name from its original location,...
  • Making his mark as Twain

    Making his mark as Twain
    Although Mark Twain's literary voice has implanted itself in the American consciousness, there's no known recording of him speaking. Nevertheless, the "Huckleberry Finn" author came on the phone Monday afternoon to rave about his upcoming gig in Laguna...
  • L.A. theater openings, Nov. 17-24: 'The Lion King' returns

    L.A. theater openings, Nov. 17-24: 'The Lion King' returns
    "The Lion King" roars back into the Pantages, the musical "In the Heights" lands in Boyle Heights, and the Grinch is up to his old tricks at San Diego's Old Globe. A Family Affair Staged reading of an adaptation of Alexander Ostrovsky’s classic...
  • TV picks for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24: 'Doctor Who,' 'Betas'

    TV picks for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24: 'Doctor Who,' 'Betas'
    It's "Doctor Who" anniversary week, so tune to BBC America for a lot of new programming including the 50th anniversary movie on Saturday. Here's a look at what's coming on TV for the week of Nov. 18-24. Monday, Nov. 18 Doctor Who Takeover 8 a.m. Monday,...
  • 'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare

    'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare
    The weekend highlights include a global celebration, awards, several TV legends, big guest stars and a series-altering plot twist. The highlights by day: Sunday 1. ABC presents the American Music Awards at 8 p.m., and the telecast should bring in...
  • TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS

    TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Sarah Lancaster can't see Christmas for...