Opinion

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"Richard III": Classic with a modern lesson

Enjoying Shakespeare under the stars at Topanga Canyon's Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is de rigeur during summertime for Angeleno theatergoers.

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"Names of Love" juggles froth, sex, history, politics

Watching the first few minutes unfold, one might be lulled into the belief that the next hour and a half will be spent consuming light filmic fare.

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Film traces historic period of immigrant rights struggle

The film begins with immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano recalling the day immigration officials raided her home in 2002.

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Jackass's Ryan Dunn: a bad role model

Once I heard the circumstances of Ryan Dunn's death, I was not only paying attention - I was concerned.

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Song and struggle: “There is Power in a Union”

"There is Power in a Union" is typical Hill - set to a religious tune, mocking religion, and urging workers to organize in the Big Union.

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Will The Voice replace American Idol?

Watch out American Idol, there's a new singing show in TV town, and it's called The Voice.

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Miss USA geeks out over evolution

Alyssa Campanella, 21, the new Miss USA, called herself a "huge science geek" and said that evolution should be taught in schools.

 

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Food deficits, deadlier than budget deficits

Living on a farm makes me think long and deep about food deficits here at home and around the world, deficits far more menacing than budget deficits.

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Cuba See: L.A. film fest highlights Havana and more

The Los Angeles Film Festival is currently taking place, and this year's multitude of movies includes: "International Spotlight: Cuba."

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