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The shutdown fight is about winning and losing, not what's best for this country

The shutdown fight is about winning and losing, not what's best for this country
  • The shutdown fight is about winning and losing, not what's best for this country FWC: The shutdown fight is about winning and losing, not what’s best for this country

    To the editor: After watching President Trump’s prime-time address to the nation on the alleged border crisis, as well as Wednesday’s very personal admonishments by both congressional Democratic and Republican leaders following another unsuccessful meeting with the president, one thing is clear:…

  • The ambitious storytelling of ‘Widows’ and ‘The Favourite’ takes genre tropes to new places FWC: The ambitious storytelling of ‘Widows’ and ‘The Favourite’ takes genre tropes to new places

    Last year, Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” refreshed the haunted-house genre with its Oscar-winning story about the terror wrought by a mansion full of well-disguised racists. In 2018, filmmakers deployed alien invasion and demonic possession tropes to frame family dramas “A Quiet Place” and “Hereditary,”…

  • NBA midseason awards: There are some new faces among the winners FWC: NBA midseason awards: There are some new faces among the winners

    You can learn a lot about a person working in the NBA by asking them how they feel about the midway point in the season. The optimists, the ones who are watching winning basketball free of locker-room drama, can’t believe how time has been flying. For them, it was just yesterday that we first saw…

  • Rancho Christian is hosting one-day basketball tournament on Saturday FWC: Rancho Christian is hosting one-day basketball tournament on Saturday

    United Teachers Los Angeles has postponed its planned strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District until Monday, clearing the way for City Section teams to play sports contests on Friday and Saturday. The strike had been set to start on Thursday. Fairfax is hosting a one-day basketball tournament on Saturday that would not have been played. The Fairfax schedule:…

  • Dwayne Johnson disputes veracity of “generation snowflake” comments FWC: Dwayne Johnson disputes veracity of “generation snowflake” comments

    Earlier today UK tabloid The Daily Star published comments attributed to Dwayne Johnson in which the actor expressed his disdain for the current generation of “snowflakes.” “If you are not agreeing with them, then they are offended — and that is not what so many great men and women fought for,” Johnson was quoted as saying. “People can be who…

  • Rare red-flanked bluetail has bird-lovers flocking to L.A. for a glimpse FWC: Rare red-flanked bluetail has bird-lovers flocking to L.A. for a glimpse

    Hundreds of hard-core birders and twitchers from across the nation have been flocking to South Los Angeles this week, hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare bird that wandered in from Siberia and inexplicably chose to hunker down within a hedge just south of the 10 Freeway. The foreign visitor — or…

  • A superfood station, the future of fitness and more in L.A. wellness news FWC: A superfood station, the future of fitness and more in L.A. wellness news

    Superfood delivery company Daily Harvest — which delivers coconut chia puddings, mushroom and miso soups and more to your front door — is going the pop-up route. The upcoming Refueling Station by Daily Harvest is being designed as “a place to go when you need to take care off yourself the way you…

  • LAUSD teachers' strike all but certain as union rejects district's latest offer FWC: LAUSD teachers’ strike all but certain as union rejects district’s latest offer

    Negotiations between the teachers union and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended Friday with no deal in sight. All signs point to the first walkout in 30 years in the nation’s second-largest school system. Union President Alex Caputo-Pearl said that unless district officials send over…

  • Heavy rain and mudslides are possible as L.A. heads into a week of storms FWC: Heavy rain and mudslides are possible as L.A. heads into a week of storms

    Southern California could see seven straight days of rain as the region gets hit with five storms that could last through Thursday. Authorities warned that mudslides are possible, both in the storms that will continue through Saturday morning and the sequel — expected to arrive Sunday night and…

  • Home of the Week: Bold Brentwood contemporary puts forth an original face FWC: Home of the Week: Bold Brentwood contemporary puts forth an original face

    On a tree-lined street in Brentwood, this newly built residence bucks traditional style trends for an atypical design that offers a wide variety of features. From the outside, two contrasting wings — one cylindrical, one box-like — give the contemporary-style home its abstract appearance. The house…

  • These ideas for ending the shutdown are totally impractical but fun to read FWC: These ideas for ending the shutdown are totally impractical but fun to read

    Activists and politicians are fond of the saying, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” So too, perhaps, are humorists who read newspapers. Among the few hundred letters we’ve received over the last several weeks on the partial federal government shutdown is a handful from writers who offer tongue-in-cheek…

  • Dwayne Johnson says interview criticizing millennials ‘never happened’ FWC: Dwayne Johnson says interview criticizing millennials ‘never happened’

    The Rock wants to set the record straight: That “generation snowflake” interview “never happened.” Dwayne Johnson took to social media Friday in response to a story that claimed the “Rampage” actor called out millennials as a generation that is “looking for a reason to be offended.” The U.K.’s …