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L.A. NOWThere have been several attempts in recent years to ban certain books at Orange County schools. The list includes "Twilight" and "Snow Falling on Cedar." Now, a Westminster school board member has raised concerns about a Maya Angelou book that......
A book club with a Hollywood sheen, the monthly literary luncheon known as Round Table West, took root in 1977 at a ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel and grew into the largest such gathering in the nation. Public relations executive Marylin Hudson was one...
++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion: $17.99) Percy Jackson and his army of demigods battle to stop the Lord of Time. || 4 || || 2. || Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (Delacorte: $27)...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMusic legends, sports figures and others paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotion, song-filled service at Staples Center. Jackson was praised as a music pioneer and a barrier-breaking cultural figure, who the Rev. Al Sharpton said paved...
Staff reporterMusic legends, sports figures, and civil rights leaders paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotional, song-filled service at Staples Center that was part polished entertainment, part revival meeting. Jackson was praised as a music pioneer...
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World renowned and celebrated artist, author and architectural designer Synthia SAINT JAMES is also a popular keynote speaker and presenter. With a client base that includes corporations, schools, universities, museums, non-profit organizations and...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES -- An emotional 2 hour public memorial service for Michael Jackson ended Tuesday with a simple but heartbreaking goodbye from his daughter. Michael's daughter, 11-year-old Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, stood at the microphone, choking back...
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Film CriticHair -- short, long, curly, straight -- if it happens to be on a woman's head, those tresses come with issues; roots buried deep in the complicated corner of the brain where self-esteem lives. If it is "black" hair -- as in ethnic -- there are many...
Joe R. Hicks is a social critic, commentator and vice president of Community Advocate Inc. He formerly directed the activities of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission and Southern Christian LeadLURKING BEHIND the question of "Should Tookie die?" being pondered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are the troubling attempts by some of Stanley Tookie Williams' supporters to present the Crips' purported co-founder as a role model for inner-city youth....
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Hours after Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was indicted on charges of theft, perjury and misuse of office, she headed to the industrial-chic offices of her lead defense attorney, where dozens of reporters and photographers had gathered. Instead of...
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Zap2It.comABC is bringing Oprah Winfrey to primetime during May sweeps, scheduling a special that looks back at the daytime TV titan's "Legends Ball" last year. The hour-long special, appropriately titled "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," will feature footage from...
Special to The TimesWE think we know Damon Runyon, and we might think we're pretty jaded about him, but a fat new anthology, " 'Guys and Dolls' and Other Writings" (Penguin: 636 pp., $18 paper), introduced by Pete Hamill and edited and annotated by Cornell professor Daniel...
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