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The best way to prevent another Manchester attack: Empower women in developing nations.

To the editor: Once again, our world is shocked by senseless acts of violence toward innocents with the sole intention of instilling fear. In identifying ways to reduce the number of terrorists and inhibit their activities, mainstream thought seems to be more arms and munitions. (“The Manchester...

Author Denis Johnson talks about literature's reckoning with the chaos of the universe

Denis Johnson, the beloved, award-winning author best known for his seminal collection “Jesus’ Son” died Wednesday at age 67. Three years ago, Johnson gave a rare interview, corresponding with The Times to mark the publication of his 10th novel. The following article originally published Oct. 30,...

Military leaders buy equipment, then get hired buy the manufacturer. What could go wrong?

To the editor: The op-ed article on military procurement failed to mention that there is a high-ranking officer in charge of each of these expensive programs and that they often retire from the military to go work for the same contractors from which they were buying their products and services....

Call it the 'Obama Freeway' — this driver will still say 'the 134'

To the editor: Freeways don’t need names. We know their numbers. And just in case it were a good idea, we have heroes to emulate. (“Obama Freeway in L.A. looks like it's going to happen, despite the Obamajam jokes,” May 16) President Obama, his legacy likely to be dismal, may go down the same path...

How involved would LaVar Ball actually be if the Lakers drafted Lonzo?

Steve Alford didn’t hesitate when asked about Lonzo Ball’s enthusiastic and controversial father, LaVar. Was LaVar Ball around the team much? “Zero,” Alford said. Was he ever at practice? “Never at practice,” Alford said. “Never at practice; never called me.” Did he ever try to meddle in your...

Dr. Beach selects 2017's 10 best beaches in the U.S. One is in California

Beach expert Dr. Beach selected Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Fla., as America’s best beach in 2017. Only one California site made it into the top 10: Coronado Beach in San Diego. Every year, Dr. Beach, a.k.a. Stephen P. Leatherman, professor and director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida...

Mark Ballas on why 'Jersey Boys' was his destiny: 'I had seen the show 12 times when I auditioned'

For 18 seasons, Mark Ballas was arguably one of the most innovative dancers and choreographers on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” The two-time champion and nine-time finalist on the competition series even earned an Emmy nomination for his work in 2011. But now Ballas, a graduate of the Italia...

He's got one hell of a motorcycle collection — and one hell of a life story to go with it

When his son was left blind and a quadriplegic by a riding accident, Tom White might have turned against motorcycles. Instead, he built one of the country's best collections - until cancer struck.

In e-sports, it's the bosses who are rallying for a union

The owners of professional video game teams are in the unusual position of pushing for the establishment of a players union.

Dirty rooms and unfriendly employees are the biggest turnoffs for hotel guests

An unreliable wireless Internet connection can be frustrating for hotel guests, but a filthy room is the biggest peeve among travelers. Second only to dirty rooms among the most hated hotel experiences are unfriendly employees, according to a survey of more than 1,000 hotel guests by Qualtrics,...

Prepare for the return of 'Orphan Black,' 'Insecure' and more summer TV favorites with this recap

Plenty of new shows may try to ensnare you this summer, but several returning series — some in their farewell seasons — also want to pull you back in. Here are five shows we’re looking forward to either seeing how the story continues or comes to an end. "Orphan Black," BBC America Returns: June...

How to cool an increasingly hot city

Los Angeles street services crews have begun slathering a new light gray coating on some boring old black asphalt streets. They’re not just changing the color scheme. The city is testing whether so-called cool pavements can lower the temperature in the surrounding area and help counter the effects...

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