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  • Letters: In defense of circus elephants

    Re "Of elephants and bullhooks," Editorial, Oct. 22 Every year since 1922, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has performed for circus fans in Los Angeles. Elephants have always been an integral part of Ringling Bros., providing an up-close way for...
  • L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants
    The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
  • L.A. a bullhook-free city for elephants -- in 3 years

    L.A. a bullhook-free city for elephants -- in 3 years
    The Los Angeles City Council smartly — and unanimously — passed a ban Wednesday on the use of bullhooks to manage elephants in performances and exhibitions in the city. Not only does the ban prohibit the sharp-edged fire-poker-like device that...
  • Letters: Elephant cruelty must be stopped

    Re "L.A. backs a bullhook ban," Oct. 24 Though I am thrilled that the bullhook will be banned in Los Angeles, the City Council's action still does not address the cruelty that these animals will endure. Yes, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will...
  • AFM: e2b Capital to Help Filmmakers Package Pics, Juggle Financiers

    Packaging an indie film can feel sometimes like a three-ring circus, so it's fitting that one of the industry's great showmen Cassian Elwes has teamed with Robert Ogden Barnum (no relation to the famed ringleader) to form e2b Capital, which helps...
  • No animals for Glendale circus

    No animals for Glendale circus
    There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale next week after city officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, partially because a camel...
  • Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.

    Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.
    Time was, fall was about fresh beginnings: a new TV season, new dramas at theaters, college bands touring campuses. Now, all that stuff happens year-round, without a clean start or finish. It can be dizzying, but this is a good thing. Nostalgic tribute...
  • Halloween TV programming 2013

     
    As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are...
  • How A Customer Became A Sucker And Then Got Mad

    "There's one born every minute." That's what they say about the pushovers and poor saps who fall for bait-and-switch deals. It's what they say about folks who believe they're being treated fairly by strangers who promise them amazing offers. American...
  • Circus barred from bringing animals to Glendale; camel escape lingers

    There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale this week. City officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, in part because a camel escaped...
  • Is 'Marvel Universe Live!' the Comic Book Company's 'Cirque du Marvel'?

    Marvel fans already are calling the company's upcoming touring show "Marvel Universe Live!" "Cirque du Marvel." And that's not necessarily a bad thing. Marvel used New York Comic Con to unveil the first look at its ambitious new traveling show that...
  • Burlesque Starr, 80, still shines

    Burlesque Starr, 80, still shines
    Penny Starr called and I was pleased to hear from her, because she was one of the best interviews I ever had. She was a septuagenarian striptease artist, so how could she not have been? Right away I need to correct myself. Starr is not a striptease...