From a competition for enterprising, young bakers to a trip back in time to China courtesy of a lost art form, here are the 13 best things to do in Los Angeles this week.fri 7/12ACTIVISM/POLITICSTake a StandFrom the safe vantage point of history, many people today brag about what they would have done to stop the Holocaust or prevent the systematic incarceration of more than 100,000 peaceful Japanese-American citizens in U.S. internment camps during World War II. Guess what? Now is another great time to stand up for human beings in need. As your government continues to separate immigrant children from their parents and cruelly confine them in literal cages, conscientious folks around the nation are gathering for Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. Sponsored by Code Pink and CHIRLA, the L.A. edition occurs fittingly enough outside Metropolitan Detention Center, the grim, forbidding, Death Star–like fortress of human misery operated by the Federal Bureau of … [Read more...] about 13 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week
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Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 7:30 AM EDT Jun 22, 2019 The starting price of a 2019 Cadillac Escalade is more than $75,000. A 2019 Ford Fiesta starts at $14,260. Neither price necessarily reflects what a new buyer might pay after accounting for options and extras, but even the top trim Fiesta ST, starting at $21,340, is a fraction of the Escalade’s sticker. It’s not surprising the Cadillac costs so much more. It’s a luxury SUV after all — 12-way power adjustable front seats! — and isn’t meant to compete with the Fiesta in any direct way. What’s telling, however, is that the Fiesta is one of the casualties of the shift by automakers and consumers away from passenger cars. It’s being eliminated from Ford’s North American lineup (along with most of the Dearborn automaker’s cars), and with it, another option for entry-level buyers. More: A man who can build a car by hand leads Ford into future; … [Read more...] about Where are the affordable, entry-level cars?
The big #MeToo news today actually isn’t. There might have been some wrongdoing here, especially on the part of Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, but as much as the Hollywood Reporter (THR) would like you to believe different, there is no victim. In fact, based on the reporting, I would argue that in the form of actress Charlotte Kirk, we have a #MeToo heroine on our hands, someone who turned the infamous casting couch on its head and walked away with a career.According to THR, in September of 2013, Kirk — who was just 21 — was introduced to Tsujihara by director Brett Ratner and his then-partner, Australian billionaire James Packer. Kirk, by her own account, confirms she had a “romantic relationship” with Packer that started in 2012. She does not, though, confirm any kind of relationship with Tsujihara, who is 54 and very married. She also denies that Packer, Ratner, or Tsujihara were ever inappropriate towards her. “I emphatically deny … [Read more...] about Nolte: Charlotte Kirk Is a #MeToo Heroine in the Warner Bros. Text Scandal
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew Gilbert Globe Staff December 24, 2018 Holidaze-watching I hereby gift to you a whole mess of TV marathons for Christmas. It’s the heart of the holiday season, and you may need a retreat of sorts if you’re having palpitations about buying, wrapping, and rapping with loved ones. There are many old, soothing shows that will be there for you, for hours at a time, when you can no longer face all the joy.Joy can be trying. Advertisement Plenty has been said, by me and a ton of other TV critics — not to mention TV viewers — about Quality TV and Peak TV and so on and so forth. The short version: There are an awful lot of good new shows out there on cable, network, and streaming TV, if you know where to find them. You could easily spend the entire holiday week bingeing fine series — Amazon’s “Homecoming,” … [Read more...] about The marathons: They’re going, and going, and going . . .