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  • Obama administration has shown a blatant disregard for the truth

    Professor Charles Lipson rather daintily remarks that there is a growing perception that "the White House maintains an arms-length relationship with the truth" ("Downward spiral of Obama's presidency," June 17). I wouldn't be so kind. An active follower...
  • Let Dad fire up the grill for a rib feast everyone will love this Father's Day

    Let Dad fire up the grill for a rib feast everyone will love this Father's Day
    It's funny how we seem to know automatically the history and dates of some holidays. Thanksgiving, Presidents Day and the Fourth of July have obvious historical significance. Christmas, Hanukkah, Passover and Easter, are, of course, linked to religious...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBCA

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBCA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 22 - 28, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Assets Returning with new episodes,...
  • Oprah Winfrey's MLK Drama 'Selma' Set for Christmas

    Setting up a major awards season push, Paramount Pictures and Pathe have set the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. drama "Selma" for a limited release in the U.S. on Christmas. The film will open wide on Jan. 9. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film is being...
  • Weekend preview: James Browned meatballs on Las Olas

    Weekend preview: James Browned meatballs on Las Olas
    Popular South Florida DJ Adam Foster went into Fork & Balls several days ago to test out the new sound system that will be his responsibility as entertainment director for the much-anticipated Las Olas restaurant, set to open Friday. He chose the first...
  • Politicians use cars to connect to masses

    Politicians use cars to connect to masses
    CHICAGO — They ride the streets in pickups and cars old enough to suggest a welder or a store clerk is behind the wheel. Cameras follow and, if the drivers have their way, so will votes. Vehicular stagecraft is on the road again as office- seekers...
  • As Tony Awards host, Hugh Jackman follows yonder star

    As Tony Awards host, Hugh Jackman follows yonder star
    Hugh Jackman leaned back in a Radio City Musical Hall chair at a Tony Awards rehearsal session Thursday and contemplated the question that has been on everyone's mind — including his — since he was asked to step in for longtime host Neil...
  • U.S. should learn from history and stay out of Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted recently as saying that President Barack Obama maintains the right to strike ISIS targets in Iraq at any time. As an old Marine who served during the Vietnam War (but not “in” Vietnam),  I find that...
  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • Kanye West no fan of wordy novels

    "SOMETIMES people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. ... I am a proud non-reader of books," said tycoon Kanye West. He's the man who tried to wrest Taylor Swift's MTV Video Award out of her winning hands. He also finally...
  • Unlikely civil rights hero

    Unlikely civil rights hero
    All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal. The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
  • Half way is still only half way

    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...