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  • After tragedy, Porochista Khakpour develops fanciful fiction

    After tragedy, Porochista Khakpour develops fanciful fiction
    The author Porochista Khakpour's earliest memory is of being terrified by anti-aircraft missiles dropping near her Tehran home during the Iran-Iraq f War. Her shell-shocked family relocated to Los Angeles in the 1980s — and she had barely...
  • New Baltimore Police Commissioner Batts seeks fresh start

    New Baltimore Police Commissioner Batts seeks fresh start
    Baltimore's next police commissioner is walking through a west-side neighborhood with some of the community's most engaged residents, but that's not enough for Anthony W. Batts. He wants to talk to a teacher sipping coffee on her porch. He jogs across...
  • Baltimore police review board called irrelevant, ineffective

    Baltimore police review board called irrelevant, ineffective
    In a mostly empty ninth-floor conference room on a recent Thursday evening, the civilian panel charged with investigating police misconduct in Baltimore met for its monthly meeting. There are supposed to be nine members, but four chairs were empty...
  • Artist Hasan Elahi meticulously documents life after FBI investigation

    Artist Hasan Elahi meticulously documents life after FBI investigation
    A rumpled pile of sheets. A Bloody Mary on an airline tray. Bags of mustard greens from a Korean grocery store. Gas station pumps, battered street signs, a steamed crab. These are among the everyday images encountered by artist and University of...
  • Liquor stores are the tinder for today's 'quiet riots'

    I am in total agreement with writer Julius Colon's letter about the problem of nonconforming liquor stores in Baltimore ("Park Heights wants fewer liquor stores," June 26). His warning about the proliferation of liquor stores in his community and the...
  • Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations

    Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations
    New Jersey's largest police department will be placed under federal oversight for repeatedly violating residents' civil rights, using excessive force and failing to discipline officers for a wide range of misconduct, the Justice Department announced...
  • L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more

    L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more
    You can check out any time you like but you can never leave in Jean-Paul Sartre’s "No Exit," what's past is prologue in Neil LaBute’s "In a Dark Dark House," and you can always depend on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Plus,...
  • 1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187

     1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187
      It's no coincidence that we're observing the 20th anniversaries of the last time the World Cup was played in the United States and of the passage of Proposition 187, the initiative enacted by California voters to withhold public services to anyone...
  • Spike Lee, Cast Talk 25th Anniversary of 'Do the Right Thing' in Brooklyn

    On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, gaggles of film fans, black historians and political activists -- not to mention Fort Greene locals -- convened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater for closing night of the BAMCinemafest and a...
  • Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office

    Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office
    In an exchange during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, prosecutor Marcia Clark insisted to Judge Lance Ito that there were no legal precedents to the matter they were discussing. "So if my Pepperdine law clerks found some …" Ito interrupted. "Did...
  • Retired L.A. County judge admonished again for comments made to lawyers

    A recently retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who once ordered an attorney to leave the courtroom and go across the street to a law library to research an issue has been publicly admonished by a state panel for the second time in his career....
  • Donald Sterling, Jay Z find that private space is open to scandal

    Celebrities once landed in hot water when they ventured out into the world, escaping their families or handlers. Hugh Grant was arrested on a side street near Sunset Boulevard, Mel Gibson  after a night of drinking in Malibu. Institutions often revealed...