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Charging "Django Unchained" actress with lewd conduct smacks of payback

published about 9 hours ago
Charging "Django Unchained" actress with lewd conduct smacks of payback
How disturbing that actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend, the chef Brian James Lucas, have been charged with lewd conduct for that incident last month in Studio City. You remember that whole ridiculous exchange, of course. Someone called the cops to report that they were having sex in...

Man dies after being ejected from vehicle on 134 Freeway

published about 9 hours ago
Man dies after being ejected from vehicle on 134 Freeway
An 18-year-old man died Tuesday after his vehicle rolled and he was ejected on the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock, fire officials said.

Kansas City station suggests dead body more interesting than Royals

published about 9 hours ago
Kansas City station suggests dead body more interesting than Royals
A Kansas City news station apologized Tuesday night after it suggested in a message posted to Twitter that a dead body may be more entertaining than the Royals getting blown out in Game 1 of the World Series.

Giants hammer Royals, 7-1, in World Series opener

published about 10 hours ago
Giants hammer Royals, 7-1, in World Series opener
The Kansas City Royals would not be here without James Shields. They bet big on him, in one of the most criticized trades in recent memory, and they won. No pitcher in the major leagues started more games this season, and the Royals got into the playoffs, for the first time in 29 years.

L.A. County OKs contract to design new touch-screen voting system

published about 10 hours ago
L.A. County OKs contract to design new touch-screen voting system
Los Angeles County is moving to overhaul the way millions of residents vote by replacing the antiquated, ink-based balloting system with modern touch-screen machines.


Venue holds contest for free same-sex wedding

published about 2 hours ago
Venue holds contest for free same-sex wedding
Same-sex marriage only became legal in Arizona Friday, but the Wrigley Mansion is already offering up a free ceremony to one lucky same-sex couple.         

My week without the internet

published about 4 hours ago
My week without the internet
From studying to socialising, it's almost impossible for students to unplug for long periods of time Read more from our blogging students series here Continue ... more

The Learning Network: Do You Believe That Everything Happens for a Reason?

published about 5 hours ago
The Learning Network: Do You Believe That Everything Happens for a Reason?
Do you look back at your life and think that the important things that have happened to you, both good and bad, happened for some ... more

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Hoverboard? Still in the Future

published about 5 hours ago
Who are trying to create hoverboards?

The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E-Sports in South Korea

published about 6 hours ago
The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E-Sports in South Korea
Here are the first five paragraphs of the Oct. 19 article “For South Korea, E-Sports Is National Pastime.” Can you choose the best word for ... more

Kate and Jack Spade collaborate on Gap Kids collection

published about 2 hours ago
Kate and Jack Spade collaborate on Gap Kids collection
Gap Kids has a cute, cute, cute collection of clothes for kids done in collaboration with Kate Spade and Jack Spade.

Digital Domain to create more holograms of Teresa Teng

published about 2 hours ago
Digital Domain to create more holograms of Teresa Teng
Digital Domain is bringing more dead celebrities back to life.

UC leaders consider limiting out-of-state enrollment

published about 2 hours ago
UC leaders consider limiting out-of-state enrollment
The University of California is beginning to have second thoughts about its highly successful effort to bring more out-of-state students onto its campuses.

Mary Landrieu, Republicans gear up for two-part Louisiana Senate fight

published about 2 hours ago
Mary Landrieu, Republicans gear up for two-part Louisiana Senate fight
Ask Cajun food caterer Greg Latiolais how he plans to vote in Louisiana's too-close-to-call Senate race and his answer leads to another question: Which time?

L.A. area sees surge in location shoots for TV shows

published about 2 hours ago
L.A. area sees surge in location shoots for TV shows
TV production continued to steal the show in the third quarter, as location shoots for television shows surged in the Los Angeles area.

New Zagat Guide Has a Few Surprises

published about 10 hours ago
Benjamin Steak House and Sea Fire Grill received high scores in the 2015 Zagat Guide to New York City restaurants, released on Wednesday.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: (Only) Two Rules for a Good Diet

published about 16 hours ago
A powerful personal food policy doesn’t have to rely on corporate benevolence or the government getting things right — thank goodness.

Off the Menu: Vic’s Is the Latest From Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer

published about 20 hours ago
Off the Menu: Vic’s Is the Latest From Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer
The husband-and-wife team has redone Five Points, turning it into a new restaurant with a name that pays homage to their Vix Cafe.

Massimo Bottura Adds His Touch to Risotto

published about 20 hours ago
Massimo Bottura Adds His Touch to Risotto
When Massimo Bottura is in the kitchen, the Italian dishes aren’t quite what Grandma used to make.

Restaurant Review: Blenheim in the West Village

published about 22 hours ago
Restaurant Review: Blenheim in the West Village
A tremendous amount of thought and effort has gone into the food, drinks and design at the chef Ryan Tate’s farm-to-table restaurant, Blenheim.

T Magazine: The Late, Great Paul Cret

published about 16 hours ago
T Magazine: The Late, Great Paul Cret
Remembering the American architect responsible for, among other things, the Federal Reserve headquarters, Detroit Institute of Arts and University of Texas campus in Austin.

T Magazine: Design Secrets of eBay’s Tastemaker in Chief

published about 17 hours ago
T Magazine: Design Secrets of eBay’s Tastemaker in Chief
Michael Moskowitz, the site’s chief curator and editorial director, gives T a tour of his curiosity-filled SoHo loft — and a list of his favorite ... more

Currents: Deals: Discounts from Sferra, Lapuan Kankurit, and O Lighting

published about 18 hours ago
Currents: Deals: Discounts from Sferra, Lapuan Kankurit, and O Lighting
Deals on Fine Linens, Textiles And Lamps

Currents: Open: Lapicida’s First American Showroom Opens in New York

published Fri, Oct 17 2014 15:22 GMT
Currents: Open: Lapicida’s First American Showroom Opens in New York
The British company that sells natural stone has opened it’s showroom at the Decoration and Design Building on East 59th Street.

The National Design Awards Win the Prize for Nonconformity

published Thu, Oct 16 2014 15:51 GMT
The National Design Awards Win the Prize for Nonconformity
There was plenty of high-tech eye candy, but the main activity before dinner was still checking out everyone else’s clothes.

Photographer-author dives into the beauty and the tragedy of the world's oceans

published about 18 hours ago
"The Last Fisherman: Witness to the Endangered Oceans"

Australia cruise means a lot of time at sea but with some great stops

published about 19 hours ago
Australia cruise means a lot of time at sea but with some great stops
If you love days as sea and have plenty of time and money, the Boomerang Voyage from Cruise Specialists should float your boat. This is ... more

Bites: Restaurant Report: Kachka in Portland, Ore.

published about 19 hours ago
Bites: Restaurant Report: Kachka in Portland, Ore.
Vodka stars at this spot, where the menu includes more than 50 brands of the spirit, as well as a selection of small plates meant ... more

Check In: Hotel Review: Zero George Street in Charleston, S.C.

published about 19 hours ago
Check In: Hotel Review: Zero George Street in Charleston, S.C.
The overall tone is opulent Old South, but the details are modern luxe at this boutique hotel that opened early last year.

Heads Up: Former Churches Blessed With New Lives in Pittsburgh

published about 19 hours ago
Heads Up: Former Churches Blessed With New Lives in Pittsburgh
In places where the faithful once gathered you can now see a concert, take a class and sip a microbrew.