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Indie Focus: 'Where's our female Holden Caulfield?'

published about 7 hours ago
Subscribe to the newsletter Hello! I'm Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. This past week we had an Indie Focus Screening Series event with "Diary of a Teenage Girl," followed by a Q&A with director and writer Marielle Heller and performers Bel Powley...

Essential Arts: Brazen bronze, thumbs down on a freeway and an art heist solved

published about 7 hours ago
I'm Kelly Scott, arts and culture editor of the Los Angeles Times, and our reporters and critics were all over these stories last week: Enter your email and click "Subscribe" to sign up.   Unprecedented bronze The J. Paul Getty Museum's "Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World"...

The big spenders behind the 2016 presidential candidates

published about 7 hours ago
Hundreds of millions of dollars flowing to the 2016 presidential candidates go to "super PACs," the political groups that can raise unlimited sums as long as they don't coordinate directly with campaigns. The groups were required to report the names of donors and other information to federal election...

Ronda Rousey needs 34 seconds to knock out Bethe Correia at UFC 190

published about 8 hours ago
Ronda Rousey flipped her script but kept the timing the same Saturday night.

Do children learn best with minimal teaching? Sugata Mitra thinks so

published about 8 hours ago
Do children learn best with minimal teaching? Sugata Mitra thinks so
At the School in the Cloud, volunteer ‘grannies’ use Skype to help some of the world’s poorest children teach themselves. Could mainstream education learn from them?Every week Lorraine Schneiter, a former Open University tutor, sits down in front of her computer, opens up Skype, and calls a group of children in India. And then they chat.What about? “It depends on them. I have some suggestions up my sleeve but I always try to wait and see what they want to ... more


The innovators: the personal rape alarm with a fast track to the police

published about 6 hours ago
The innovators: the personal rape alarm with a fast track to the police
Personal Guardian device fixes to clothing and alerts police to exact location of attack via monitoring station When a woman was raped in the apartment ... more

Do children learn best with minimal teaching? Sugata Mitra thinks so

published about 8 hours ago
Do children learn best with minimal teaching? Sugata Mitra thinks so
At the School in the Cloud, volunteer ‘grannies’ use Skype to help some of the world’s poorest children teach themselves. Could mainstream education learn from ... more

Science of stress: how neuroscience can help teachers switch off this summer

published about 8 hours ago
Science of stress: how neuroscience can help teachers switch off this summer
Don’t let worries about the upcoming school year ruin your break. Instead, take the time off to develop a positive mindset by setting yourself achievable ... more

Hostages lost: How families carry on their work

published about 8 hours ago
Hostages lost: How families carry on their work
The families of the American hostages killed by ISIS are continuing their work through foundations.         

Loved ones lost: Families of Foley, Mueller helpless

published about 8 hours ago
Loved ones lost: Families of Foley, Mueller helpless
The family of James Foley, a journalist held hostage by ISIS, paint a picture of two years of agony.         

Football: Practice begins for Southern Section teams

published about 2 hours ago
As Southern Section football teams begin official practice on Monday, early signs indicate that the 2015 prep season will look a lot like 2014. Blame ... more

Can a homeowner pay an assessment under protest?

published about 2 hours ago
Question: I have tried to make payments under protest to my homeowner association, but my board will not allow it. It said that paying an ... more

Virtual used-car dealers gain traction

published about 2 hours ago
A move from transit-rich New York to car-crazy Los Angeles prompted Manuela White to spend more than $17,000 on a used Toyota Corolla sight unseen ... more

Paradise losing: Many Hawaii species are on the road to extinction

published about 2 hours ago
Each year I await with dread the federal government's catalog of endangered and threatened species in the Hawaiian Islands, where I was raised and where ... more

My Dinner With Longevity Expert Dan Buettner (No Kale Required)

published 1 day ago
My Dinner With Longevity Expert Dan Buettner (No Kale Required)
The “Blue Zones Solution” author, an expert on the diets of people who live to age 100, prepares a meal for a reporter who lives ... more
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Perdue and the Race to End Antibiotic Use in Chickens

published 1 day ago
Perdue and the Race to End Antibiotic Use in Chickens
More than half of the chicken it sells can be labeled “no antibiotics ever,” a first for a major poultry company.
NYT > Food   

A Good Appetite: Smoky, Juicy Mussels and Clams Pop on the Grill

published 1 day ago
Shellfish deserve a turn during grilling season, and the leftover juice is a delicious bonus when soaked up with grilled bread. (Article plus video.)
NYT > Food   

Wine School: Your Next Lesson: White Bordeaux

published 2 days ago
Wine School: Your Next Lesson: White Bordeaux
Historically passed over for its red sibling, white Bordeaux deserves recognition for its own beauty and complexity.
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Wine School: Assyrtiko, Now an American Treat

published 2 days ago
Wine School: Assyrtiko, Now an American Treat
The Greek wine, a relatively recent international arrival, has the creaminess and minerality that make it worth the search.
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Gaza Resort Offers Oasis in War-Torn Land

published about 12 hours ago
Gaza Resort Offers Oasis in War-Torn Land
A luxurious new tourist resort has opened in the Gaza Strip.

Where to get fabulous seafood to pair with Andalusia's fabulous sherries

published about 22 hours ago
I knew it would be fascinating to visit bodegas and taste the different wine styles in the Sherry Triangle. But I had no idea I ... more

Savoring the good life in Spain's Sherry Triangle

published about 22 hours ago
Lunch at 3. Dinner at 10:30 or 11. It took me just a day to slide into the rhythms of Andalusia in southern Spain and ... more

A guide to the sherry bodegas of Spain

published about 22 hours ago
The oldest sherry bodegas of Spain are national treasures, or should be: vast cathedrals dedicated to thousands of casks of sherries aged by their unique ... more