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  • Ill Repute gets to polish its image

    Ill Repute gets to polish its image
    Ill Repute's reputation has just gotten a boost. The Oxnard-based punk band, which has played on and off for three decades, earned a devoted following with hard-driving tunes like "Clean Cut American Kid." But to find literature about the band, a...
  • Bitcoin is beyond understanding, but e-cigs might be worth a try

    Bitcoin is beyond understanding, but e-cigs might be worth a try
    I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news. I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig is. Pretend cigarettes? Virtual money? It's all too tech-centric for me. If you're also confused about the...
  • When schools and colleges lie about getting jobs for grads

    DEAR JOYCE: A 24-year-old friend went to a private vocational-technical school. The school advertises that it finds jobs for all of its graduates. My friend graduated four months ago, but he has yet to get hired and the school keeps making excuses. What...
  • What Adele Dazeem and John Travolta wrought after his Oscars flub

    What Adele Dazeem and John Travolta wrought after his Oscars flub
    It's been a few days since John Travolta's "Adele Dazeem" flub, but the Internet, celebrity news outlets and late-night television couldn't seem to get enough of it. On Tuesday, the actor finallly copped to the blunder. Of course, we're speaking of...
  • 'The Monuments Men' review: Reminder: Clooney isn't perfect

    'The Monuments Men' review: Reminder: Clooney isn't perfect
    ** (out of four) Boy, there's nothing as thrilling as searchers who arrive at their target and say, "Yep, there it is." That's all the excitement found in the dull "The Monuments Men," which suggests its interesting true story makes better fodder for...
  • Oscar Protest: Visual Effects Protestors Take to Streets

    Midday drizzle provided some relief from California's parching drought but it was the Golden State's withering visual effects industry in focus as visual effects artists took to the streets of Hollywood Sunday. It was the second consecutive year the...
  • Film Review: 'Son of God'

    With Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" and Ridley Scott's "Exodus" preparing to duke it out for Old Testament auteur supremacy, Hollywood's religious renaissance gets off to a none-too-spectacular start with a chewed-over New Testament appetizer called "Son of...
  • Review: 'The Last Days of California' by Mary Miller

    Review: 'The Last Days of California' by Mary Miller
    Some family road trips wind toward campsites or amusement parks or Grandma's house, but in Mary Miller's debut novel, "The Last Days of California," the Metcalfs — Mom, Dad, 15-year-old Jess (our narrator) and 17-year-old Elise — are en...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    For most viewers, Olympic figure skating can be a subjective and murky sport, the difference between medals and also-ran status found in small gradations not visible to the naked eye. But in Wednesday night’s prime-time short skate from Sochi,...
  • 'That Awkward Moment' Wins Over Social Media on Super Bowl Weekend

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and redict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • 'House of Cards' Searches on Google Turn Up Pirate Links as Top Results

    Netflix's "House of Cards" season 2 has already been pilfered by Internet pirates -- and Google searches for the buzzy political thriller currently surface links to illicit streaming websites, before a link to Netflix's own website. In a Google search...
  • Obama's mortifying embrace of checkbook diplomacy

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador? I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...