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The subsets of filmgoers likely to fall for the wonderful"Searching for Sugar Man"include the following: People who like music. People who watch movies. Also: People who appreciate a good mystery. People who respond to stories about second chances....
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A lovely film about a Detroit singer-songwriter robbed of musical fame but rewarded with a second chance decades later, at age 70, "Searching for Sugar Man" tells a story of serendipity and just deserts. If it were fiction, it'd be improbable fiction. But...
A travel website ranks Indianapolis as one of the top cities in the world for biking. The Circle City finds itself among some lofty company, including Amsterdam, Netherlands; Bogota, Columbia; Cape Town, South Africa; and Montreal, Quebec, according to...
Early on in the derivative but fairly absorbing blur titled "Safe House,"set in Cape Town, South Africa, Denzel Washington's Tobin Frost, a spy in from the cold, is brought to a Central Intelligence Agency safe house so that he can be asked a few...
World NowSouth Africa's President Zuma sues over painting depicting him unzipped: A painting by a white Cape Town artist, Brett Murray, depicting South African President Jacob Zuma as Soviet leader Lenin -- but with his genitals exposed -- has caused a storm of...
World NowSouth Africa, gays, lesbians, human rights, violence: A South African court is sending four men to prison for 18 years for killing a lesbian, the Associated Press reports....
World NowA typical South African rape - captured on cell phone video: South African radio and social media lit up with outrage after a cell phone video showed the gang rape of a 17 year old girl by a group of adolescents. They offered her 25 cents to keep silent...
L.A. Times Tech BlogGoogle said on Tuesday that it is giving $2.5 million in the form of two equal grants to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Desmond Tutu Peace Center to preserve, and get online, thousands of pages of historical documents relating to South Africa's...
OutpostsWith the year ending, it is worth looking back at memorable posts of 2010. Each day this week through Friday, Outposts will recount some of the records broken, the achievements reached, the notable passings and the downright unusual during 2010......
L.A. UnleashedJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When it comes to grabbing fruit off trees, baboons don't monkey around. Now their speed at gobbling up quickly ripening fruit has led to a discovery of what is believed to be a new type of......
OutpostsThousand Oaks teen sailor Abby Sunderland remains in Cape Town, South Africa, where some much-needed repairs on her boat, Wild Eyes, are nearing completion. The autopilot system that failed on the 40-foot-vessel has been replaced and installed in a new......
L.A. NOWSearchers are trying to find teen sailor Abby Sunderland, a 16-year-old from Thousand Oaks who sailed into a storm in the Southern Indian Ocean and lost contact with her family. Sunderland apparently signaled emergency beacon locating devices on...
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