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  • Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction

    Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction
    [<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
  • Shining a light on the insanity of the drug war

    It's the biggest movie of the summer. Not the biggest budget, or the biggest box office, but the most important. I'm talking about the new documentary "How to Make Money Selling Drugs," which will be released in theaters and on-demand June 26. Written...
  • Who's a racist?

    On MSNBC's Ed Schultz program Friday night, the former chief of staff for Colin Powell, retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, said, of the Republican Party, "My party is full of racists ... and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants...
  • 'Blacklist' star Harry Lennix isn't afraid of hard work

    'Blacklist' star Harry Lennix isn't afraid of hard work
    Ever since he was earning acclaim as a young theater actor in Chicago, Harry Lennix has never rested on his laurels. His strong work ethic has served the South Side native well over a career in which he's succeeded in theater, movies and on the small...
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight: HBO film examines the 1971 Supreme Court decision that made Muhammad Ali The Greatest once mor

     
    Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella headline HBO's fascinating new film¬†Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,¬†which weaves scripted drama of the Supreme Court justices at work with pithy archival footage of Ali to display — through the prism of...
  • Rosa Parks gets a 'forever' stamp for her 100th birthday

    Rosa Parks gets a 'forever' stamp for her 100th birthday
    If you're going to make "forever" stamps, it's hard to go wrong by invoking Rosa Parks' long-lasting legacy. On Monday, the United States Postal Service began to issue their new Parks stamps -- called forever stamps because their rates never change -- to...
  • Weekend preview: Laughs, cigars and khorovats

    Weekend preview: Laughs, cigars and khorovats
    About a year ago, actor-author-producer Paul Reiser decided to return to standup comedy. He hadn’t really done the whole comedy-club tour thing in about 20 years. “People said, ‘Hey, it’s like riding a bike … ’...
  • Susan O'Halloran, storyteller with purpose

    Susan O'Halloran, storyteller with purpose
    Susan O'Halloran writes about searching as a child for "models of whiteness to be proud of." She was an Irish-Catholic kid growing up in the '50s and '60s on Chicago's vehemently segregated Southwest Side. She recalls her neighbors and relatives...
  • Review: 'Salinger' by David Shields and Shane Salerno

    Review: 'Salinger' by David Shields and Shane Salerno
    Talismans of high school life come and go but one has remained steadfast for generations: that slim ruby red paperback known as J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.” First published in 1951, the coming-of-age novel sells about a...
  • Is e-reading reading? Are you not reading this?

    Is e-reading reading? Are you not reading this?
    In a Slate story that's making the rounds, Andrew Piper contends that reading digitally is distinctly different from reading the printed word. The headline declares, in fact, "Out of touch: e-reading isn't reading." The online response is exasperated,...
  • California's poet laureate likes to turn the tables

    California's poet laureate likes to turn the tables
    When the poet laureate of California is invited to receptions and his hosts ask if there's anything special he'd like to eat, Juan Felipe Herrera likes to give an irreverent answer: "How about some cilantro?" Cilantro, an herb used in making guacamole...
  • Mexico's 'Popo' volcano spews ash, molten rock

    MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials are preparing evacuation routes and shelters for tens of thousands of people who live in the shadow of Popocatepetl, a giant volcano 40 miles southeast of Mexico City. "Popo," as the volcano is known, has displayed a...