No merit to trade rumors for Bears WR Alshon Jeffery
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that there's no merit to trade rumors involving Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery. Find out why franchise players don't get traded.
Goff taking first-team reps, 'ready to go' if called upon
The Jared Goff watch is in full bloom in Los Angeles. The rookie quarterback took first-team reps in the Rams' final practice of the bye week Wednesday. Is L.A. ready to switch QBs?
Seahawks cut veteran running back C.J. Spiller
C.J. Spiller's stint in Seattle didn't last long.The Seahawks released the veteran running back Wednesday after less than a month with the club.
Cam won't stop running: That will forever be my edge
After the bye week, Cam Newton was more than willing to open up about his concussion experience. Newton also said he has no plans to ditch running to protect himself from future hits to the head.
C.J. Anderson to miss a few weeks, possibly more
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson is expected to miss at least a few weeks with a bone bruise, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.
Josh McCown medically cleared, practices fully
Josh McCown is on track to return from a collarbone injury that took him out the past five weeks. The Cleveland Browns' quarterback was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
LeSean McCoy didn't practice for Bills; Dareus returns
LeSean McCoy's sore hamstring will keep him off the practice field Wednesday, but Marcell Dareus is back at practice and coach Rex Ryan is hopeful he will play against the Patriots on Sunday.
Josh Norman, Jordan Reed practicing for Redskins
Josh Norman and Jordan Reed remain in concussion protocol, but both players practiced for the Redskins on Wednesday. Will they play against the Bengals on Sunday?
Golden Tate: Benching 'lit a fire under my tail'
Golden Tate was benched by the Lions in Week 4, even if coach Jim Caldwell won't come out in say it. He's been on fire ever since, saying the benching pushed him to 'dig deep a little bit.'
Blake Bortles: Jaguars 'have to be better' all around
The Jaguars are off to another disappointing start, this time in a year they were a favorite pick by many to win the AFC South. Blake Bortles thinks Jacksonville has the right guys but they need to execute better.
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Forever a Showman, It’s Never a Dull Evening With Elvis Costello
How many times can Elvis Costello wring emotion out of “Allison”? I have never heard him mail that one in and Tuesday night was a new apex.
‘Supergirl’ Recap 2×03: Welcome, Madam President (Oh, Those Words Are So Fun to Type)
You say stunt casting, I say brilliant: Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman, is on Supergirl as a female president (modeled on one Hillary Clinton, I might add.)
Pussy Riot Releases Vagina-Themed Song, France to Open 15 New Museums
'Straight Outta Vagina' is a response to Donald Trump.
‘The Flash’ Recap 3×04: Meet the New Rogues
"The New Rogues" is also all about identity -- finding it, keeping it and holding on to it with frost-tipped fingertips.
When Lady Gaga Plays a Dive Bar, Is It Really for Her Fans?
Creating the ultimate "you had to be there moment" with your band is just good business.
A Quick Word From: Dracula, Asking Whatever Happened to His ‘Transylvania Twist’
I suppose what bothers me most about the Monster Mash is that I am specifically mentioned in the lyrics complaining about the Monster Mash.
The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are a Disgrace to Music
Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for the class of 2017. And you know what? Rock ’n roll deserves better.
‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Recap 4×05: Jailhouse Rock
“Lockup” isn’t the most plot-driven episode this season. Some might even say “Lockup” is referring to the show’s momentum. Zing.
Stop the Presses: Old, Tired ‘The Front Page’ Limps Back to Broadway
Broadway's 'The Front Page', with John Goodman and Nathan Lane, is directed with forced energy that makes it feel phony as a wooden nickel.
These Six Objects Epitomize the History of New York City
Sam Roberts, the author of A History of New York in 101 Objects, narrows his list even further
Verizon Acquires Jason Kilar's Vessel
Kilar will help with the transition through the end of the year and is then expected to leave the company he co-founded.read more
'The Incredibles 2' Moves Up to Summer 2018; 'Toy Story 4' Pushed to 2019
The two Pixar films are swapping release dates.read more
THR Critics' Conversation: Sundance TV's 'Rectify' Kicks Off Final Season, Greatness Intact
The fourth and final season of Sundance TV's 'Rectify' kicks off Wednesday and THR's TV critics discuss the show's slow-burning, under-seen brilliance. read more
'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Sets TV Return With Amazon Anthology
The untitled contemporary series hails from The Weinstein Co. and landed at the streaming service with an eight-episode straight-to-series order.read more
'Waco' Miniseries Starring Taylor Kitsch Lands at Spike TV
The 'Friday Night Lights' grad will play cult leader David Koresh while Michael Shannon will play lead FBI negotiator Gary Noesner in The Weinstein Co. limited series.read more
'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Production Resumes With Kim Kardashian West Following Paris Robbery
Production was halted for weeks after Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.read more
Why High-Concept TV Shows Are Suddenly All the Rage (Again)
Thanks to the proliferation of binge-watching, heavily serialized high-concept TV shows are hot again in Hollywood.read more
Box Office: Can Ron Howard's 'Inferno' Crack the Code?
The third installment in the series — with Tom Hanks returning in the role of ace symbologist Robert Langdon — opens a decade after the film adaptation of Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' transformed into a global box-office sensation.read more
TV Ratings: World Series Is Off to a Strong Start
The Indians best the Cubs 6-0, but viewers remain more interested than recent years.read more
Critic's Notebook: Are Fox's 'Lethal Weapon' and 'The Exorcist' Helped or Hurt by Recognizable Titles?
It's not enough to be an OK buddy cop show or an OK demonic possession show when you're called 'Lethal Weapon' or 'The Exorcist.'read more
Remains of the Day: You Can Now Use Alexa on Amazon Fire Tablets
Amazon is bringing their virtual assistant Alexa to their tablets with a new software update this week. It can do all the normal actions of Alexa, not counting the always-listening microphone of the Echo. That and more in today’s news.Read more...
Hand Gestures You Should Avoid While Traveling
One of the best things about traveling is learning a bit about other cultures, but learning about other cultures comes with the risk of faux pas. Avoid these hand gestures while you travel, just to not offend your hosts. Some of them may be familiar, but others are pretty unique.Read more...
A Better Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop
Sharpening a photo digitally can be a helpful way to bring out the textures in a soft image, but sharpening too much can create an annoying ‘ghost’ effect around hard lines. Here’s a better way to do it in Photoshop without overemphasizing the hard edges.Read more...
I'm Dusty Welch, Video Game Developer, and This Is How I Work
Dusty Welch is a gamer. He’s the COO of Respawn Entertainment, the independent game development studio behind Titanfall. But he got his start creating another popular franchise that you’ve likely heard of: Call of Duty.Read more...
Download Ramit Sethi's Free Ebook Guide to Getting a Raise
Asking for a raise is difficult for most people, and despite how many tips we offer, it’s still hard to do. Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Reach put together a free guide that prepares you to make the big ask and boost your salary.Read more...
Spot Ghosts with a Raspberry Pi-Powered Ghost Camera
Ghosts are annoying, so if you want to catch them this holiday season, DIYer TeCoEd has a guide for making a ghost hunting camera using a Raspberry Pi. Read more...
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Pocket's New Explore Tab Makes It Easier to Find New Articles
Pocket’s one of the best bookmarking services, but if you don’t have a ton of stuff saved in it already, it’s a little tough to find new articles to read. Now, the site has a new Explore tab that should make that a little easier.Read more...
Turkey Trot Throwdown, Week 4: Boost Your Strength
Sick of running yet? We hope you’re not, but either way, here’s a new challenge for you. We’re going to do a mini strength workout that is not tied to running. You can even work out indoors if you haven’t adjusted to the chilly weather yet.Read more...
The Calendar Service in macOS Server Is a Surprisingly Robust Alternative to Commercial Apps
At $20, macOS Server is one of those unsung bit of software that most of us have absolutely no use for, but has a slew of neat little features. Over at Macworld, they dig into the Calendar function, which is easy to set up and use, then keeps your data as private as possible.Read more...
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Paul Beatty Is First American to Win Man Booker Prize
Paul Beatty won the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his scathing satire “The Sellout,” about one man’s attempt to reinstitute slavery in modern-day Los Angeles. He is the first American to win the award.
Shirley Jackson's 'Lottery' Gets Graphic
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Burn Survivor Katie Piper Works to Help Others Heal
A model scarred in an acid attack founded a charity to advance intensive rehab, peer support, accessible information and state-of-the-art care.
Xi Jinping's Trump Moment
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Welcome Carolyn Feinstein
We’re thrilled to welcome Carolyn Feinstein to Dropbox as our Chief Marketing Officer.
Introducing our new CTO, Aditya Agarwal
We’re excited to share that Aditya Agarwal, our current VP of Engineering, will be taking on the role of CTO. In this new position, Aditya will lead our innovation efforts while continuing to manage our world-class product engineering team. Arash Ferdowsi, our co-founder who’s served as CTO to date,...
Keep your team on the same page using Dropbox Paper
Our users often tell us how collaborating on a team helps them get work done—from finishing projects faster to discovering new ideas. But keeping teams in sync can be tricky, especially when you’re working with people in different offices and job functions. That’s where Dropbox Paper can help—it’s a...
5 new Dropbox iOS features to help you work on the go
Working from your phone or tablet can make a big difference in your productivity, but sometimes it’s still hard to match the efficiency of working at your desk. We want to change that. So today, we’re releasing a new Dropbox iOS app—and it has five new mobile productivity features that make working ...
MacOS Sierra: How to ensure smooth syncing with Dropbox
Today, Apple released macOS Sierra. Upgrading to this operating system may impact the way Dropbox interacts with your file system, so here are a few simple steps you can take to keep things running smoothly.
5 ways to make design review painless with Dropbox
Whether you do web, print, or any other kind of design, you know how time consuming reviews can be. Sharing layouts and integrating feedback while keeping everything on schedule takes time away from creative projects on your plate. Here are five ways Dropbox can speed up the process.
How Dropbox can turn you into a project management pro
Learn how Dropbox can help you juggle feedback, streamline teamwork, and bypass roadblocks—all in the name of being a great project manager.
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Resetting passwords to keep your files safe
Since our original post, there have been many reports about the exposure of 68 million Dropbox credentials from 2012. The list of email addresses with hashed and salted passwords is real, however we have no indication that Dropbox user accounts have been improperly accessed. We’re very sorry this ha...
Vanessa Wittman to step down as CFO and Ajay Vashee to take the reins
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Study Links Disasters to Dementia
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3 in 4 Teens Think E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco: Survey
But devices deliver as much, if not more, nicotine than cigarettes, smoking experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: E-Cigarettes, Smoking
Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel
Education, practical help urged by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Breastfeeding
Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain
MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study
Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Marijuana
Birthing Pool Not the Place to Deliver, New Guidelines Say
Immersion may help during early labor, but poses risks during delivery, ob-gyns advise Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Childbirth
Women Reaching Equality in Dubious Habit: Drinking
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Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart
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Hillary Clinton to hold election night party under real glass ceiling
Clinton has spoken about breaking through the glass ceiling all campaign long, so it's no wonder why she choose a giant glass convention center for election night.
Clinton jokes about taking fashion inspiration from Death Row Records
Hillary Clinton finally spoke out about her fashion inspiration: Death Row Records.
Dems sue GOP over Trump's 'rigged' complaints
The Democratic National Committee is suing the Republican National Committee for aiding GOP nominee Donald Trump as he argues that the presidential election is "rigged," claiming that Trump's argument is designed to suppress the vote in minority communities.
Donald Trump returns to punchline status
America's late night comedians have done a great job at returning Donald Trump to a role he excels in: a walking punchline, writes Dean Obeidallah.
To improve diversity, go outside Silicon Valley
Leslie Miley says improving diversity must happen outside of the Silicon Valley bubble.
Did the White House not see big Obamacare premium hike coming?
The official numbers out this week on how much more Obamacare premiums for many will cost this coming year stunned people from coast to coast.
CNN Poll of Polls: Clinton lead holds steady
Hillary Clinton's lead in the national horserace has held steady despite some flashes of tightening in state polls over the last week, according to CNN's most recent Poll of Polls.
Trump's path to 270 runs through ... Maine?
Donald Trump's campaign raised eyebrows with its announcement of a Friday rally in Lisbon, Maine -- his fourth trip to the state since June.
Palantir CEO: I've messed up a lot, but I haven't discriminated
At WSJ.D, Palantir CEO Alex Karp said he's made a lot of mistakes, but discriminatory hiring isn't one of them.
Donald Trump to Dana Bash: That's 'a very rude question'
With less than two weeks until the 2016 presidential election, CNN's Dana Bash asked Donald Trump about where, and how, he's spending his final days as a candidate.
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Amid Trump's lewd talk, Pussy Riot releases 'Straight Outta Vagina'
The Russian female punk rock group Pussy Riot is offering an alternative to Donald Trump's recently unearthed vulgar comments about women.
Stephen Colbert is ready for the worst in promo for his election night special
Stephen Colbert is ready for anything after election night.
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Disney is bringing back 'Muppet Babies'
The Muppet Babies are returning to TV for more make-believe adventures.
Justin Timberlake not in trouble for voting selfie
It turns out the selfie Justin Timberlake took is "Not a Bad Thing."
Kim Kardashian resumes filming 'KUWTK' after Paris robbery
Filming on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" has resumed, three weeks after an armed robbery of Kim Kardashian that put the show on hold.
Ciara and Russell Wilson expecting first child together
Ciara and Russell Wilson wasted no time starting a family.
Director almost kills Tom Hanks on set
Director Ron Howard tells Conan how he nearly killed Tom Hanks while filming an underwater scene in the film "Inferno."
Will Ferrell's George 'Dubya' Bush slams Donald Trump: He's a 'disgraced pumpkin'
Will Ferrell's George "Dubya" Bush is back, and he's taking on Donald Trump and Billy Bush.
Lady Gaga's glorious 'Carpool Karaoke'
She may have only recently gotten her driver's license, but Lady Gaga is more than comfortable in a car.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Announce North American Tour
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will embark on a 19-date North American tour in support of their stunning new LP 'Skeleton Tree' this May.
Kings of Leon on Making New Number One LP: 'We Were Scared S--tless'
Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill discusses the band's first LP in three years and the members' penchant for "brutal honesty."
Review: David Bowie's 'Lazarus' Cast Album Features Final Three Songs
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Review: David Crosby's 'Lighthouse' Is His Finest Since the Seventies
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Inside Kim Gordon's Latest Post–Sonic Youth Experiment
Kim Gordon and Bill Nace discuss the history of their free-form avant-rock duo Body/Head and how their new live LP came together.
ABBA Plan 'Previously Unimagined' Virtual Reality Experience
ABBA have teamed with Simon Fuller for a digital experience that would employ "previously unimagined" technology, including virtual reality.
A$AP Mob Plot New LP 'Cozy Tapes Vol 1: Friends' for Halloween
A$AP Mob will release their long-awaited second LP, 'Cozy Tapes Vol 1: Friends,' in late October.
Neil Young Preps New Album 'Peace Trail'
Neil Young will release a new album, 'Peace Trail,' featuring primarily acoustic songs this December.
Prince, Rolling Stones Top Record Store Day Black Friday Lineup
Prince, the Rolling Stones, Jack White, 'Star Wars,' 'South Park' and more are prepping exclusive vinyl releases for Record Store Day Black Friday.
Hear Jeezy, Lil Wayne Team for Swaggering 'Bout That'
Jeezy has tapped Lil Wayne for a swaggering new track "Bout That," set to appear on his upcoming LP, 'Trap or Die 3.'
Elon Musk makes cryptic comments about Tesla competing with Uber
Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested Wednesday that he can create a car-sharing network that’s so good, customers will abandon Uber and other ride-sharing companies in droves to adopt it. During an earnings call Wednesday, Musk was asked to explain whether his proposed car sharing network, dubbed the Tesl...
Apple reportedly launching TV guide tomorrow without Netflix's support
Apple plans on unveiling its own version of a TV guide tomorrow during its Mac hardware event in Cupertino, California, according to Recode. The software will live on top of the Apple TV streaming box, as well as an app on iOS devices, to let users easily search and find shows and movies across a wi...
Black Mirror’s ‘Playtest’ episode was almost even more of a mindwarp
Black Mirror’s latest season has no shortage of downer moments. In its second episode, “Playtest,” the show veers away from its typically cynical view of technology, however, and falls straight into a horror rabbit hole. It turns out it could have been much worse. “Playtest” provides a look at what...
You'll be able to transform your Surface Pro into a miniature Surface Studio
Microsoft's most fascinating announcement today was the introduction of its Surface Dial accessory. It's a Bluetooth-powered puck that can sit on your desk or attach to the new Surface Studio display to provide contextual radial menus that you can interact with. It feels like a new form of input alo...
How to use Google Trends to win any argument
Yesterday morning, Twitter user @Kuwaddo made a cheeky realization: By Google Trends’ count, the search term “memes” is now more popular than “Jesus.” We’ve reached peak internet in the year 2016. WE DID IT PEOPLE.WE FUCKING DID IT.HOLY SHIT. pic.twitter.com/RgfAM2H9W2— Quad (@Kuwaddo) October 25...
Verizon is buying Jason Kilar's video startup Vessel and shutting it down
Verizon said Wednesday it is buying the technology behind Vessel, the short-form video firm started by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. The telecom giant is acquiring Vessel’s product and technology, but plans to shut down the Vessel service. Kilar won’t be joining Verizon long-term, but his co-founder...
Microsoft is shrinking its Surface Book gap
Microsoft's new Surface Book might look a lot like the old one, but there's one subtle change that the company didn't highlight at all at its event today. Comparing both last year's model and the new Surface Book, it's clear that Microsoft has managed to shrink the gap when the hinge is closed. It's...
The Google Cast app is now called 'Google Home'
Google is gearing up for the release of Google Home in early November by updating the Google Cast app with a new design and a new name: "Google Home." This marks, somewhat confusingly, the third name for Google’s companion application for controlling Google-branded connected devices, following the o...
Sony announces officially licensed pro-gaming PS4 controllers
PlayStation 4 gamers looking at Xbox One Elite controllers with envy may not have much longer to wait for a professional PS4 controller of their own. Sony announced today that Razer and Nacon will be each be releasing a pro gaming-focused controller for the PlayStation 4 later this year. (And unlike...
Tesla sets a new record for revenue and deliveries, and scores a surprise profit
Tesla’s quarterly earnings report is out, and things are looking good for the upstart electric car company. Tesla claims to have set new records for vehicle production, deliveries, and revenue, while also posting a surprise net profit of $21 million in the third quarter of 2016. It’s Tesla’s first p...
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The BBC's Katy Watson reports on former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte, who stepped down to face corruption allegations and then disappeared.
West Ham v Chelsea: Slaven Bilic criticises 'unacceptable' fan behaviour in EFL Cup tie
West Ham say they will issue life bans to any supporters involved in the crowd disturbances during their EFL Cup win over Chelsea.
Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region
Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending people into the streets.
Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City
Manchester United reach the EFL Cup quarter-finals as they beat holders and local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Injuries at Venezuela protests against President Maduro
Many people are hurt as anti-government protests are organised in cities across Venezuela.
Calais 'Jungle' children with nowhere to sleep
Hundreds of migrants remain at the Calais "Jungle" camp, including some 200 minors without beds.
There is a sense of anger in Charleville-Mezieres - a new host town for some of the migrants from the dismantled Jungle camp in Calais, writes the BBC's Kevin Connolly in northern France.
US election: What Trump interviews with biographer tell us
More than five hours of previously unreleased interviews with Donald Trump have been released to the New York Times. What do the tapes tell us?
Coke revenues continue to lose their fizz
Coca-Cola's global revenues slide 7% to $10.6bn in the three months to September as consumers keep the lid on carbonated drinks.
'Will always be people trying to cross'
BBC News filmed in a hidden migrant camp an hour's drive away from Calais.
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Intelligence Czar Says Data Suggest 'Nonstate Actor' Behind Cyberattack
National Intelligence Director James Clapper said it appeared that a “nonstate actor” was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix.
Florida Once Again a Focus in 2016 Campaign
The struggle for the White House and the Capitol took center stage this week in one familiar battleground—Florida—as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept across the state.
GOP Congressional Campaign Ads Pitch Candidates as a Check on Clinton White House
Groups backing Republican House and Senate candidates are running new campaign ads urging voters to elect them as a check on a potential Democratic White House, a shift in tone that acknowledges Hillary Clinton’s strength in the polls.
Clinton's Free-College Plan Draws Scrutiny
Some policy experts say Hillary Clinton’s free-state-college plan would deliver hundreds of billions of additional dollars to schools without a clear strategy to ensure they spend it wisely and keep costs in check.
NRA Spends Big on Ads for Donald Trump
Donald Trump, who has seen Republican support for his candidacy deteriorate, has found a stalwart in one conservative institution: the National Rifle Association, which spent more than $26.8 million on ads promoting Mr. Trump.
Clinton Confidants Privately Questioned Handling of Email Controversy
Newly released emails show deep divisions within Hillary Clinton’s political circle about the handling of the controversy over her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, with some upset that the arrangement wasn't publicly disclosed far earlier.
Diversifying Florida District Poses Challenge for GOP
Democratic Party’s battle to retake the House of Representatives runs through districts like one in suburban Florida, where a woman with an immigrant story and a background in national security is trying to end the 23-year tenure of an incumbent Republican.
Senate Fight Hinges on Tight Races
The battle for control of the Senate enters its final two weeks with the focus on states where races remain tight enough for undecided voters to make a difference.
Billionaires' Spending on 2016 Election Reaches $88 Million
Two dozen billionaires have spent $88 million on the 2016 presidential campaign, bankrolling an election in which both major-party nominees have railed against the influence of money in politics.
See Latest State and National Poll Averages
See RealClearPolitics averages of latest polls of where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand among voters.
Los Angeles Times - Arts & Entertainment
Samantha Bee announces interview with her first male president: Barack Obama
There’s no question that “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee has set her show apart from the boys club that is the other late-night and political satire shows currently on air, and the show stayed true to form in its announcement that Bee will be interviewing President Obama in an upcoming episode. ......
Emojis join Van Gogh and Picasso at Museum of Modern Art
Nearly two decades ago, Shigetaka Kurita was given the task of designing simple pictographs that could replace Japanese words for the growing number of cellphone users communicating with text messages. Kurita, who was working for the Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo at the time, came up with...
Kanye West takes his fans at the Forum on an experimental trip
Kanye West was both the center of attention and a hidden, shadowy figure as he hovered above his adoring audience during the first of five sold-out shows at the Forum. Performing hits like “Famous” and “Jesus Walks” on a much-hyped floating stage (i.e., a moving platform suspended above his audience...
Newlyweds Russell Wilson and Ciara are expecting a baby
Newlywed Ciara is pregnant, Russell Wilson announced on the evening of his wife's 31st birthday as he shared a photo of the two of them looking cuddly, happy and serene. "The Greatest Blessing of All. Forever Grateful. #BabyWilsonOnTheWay," the Seattle Seahawks quarterback wrote Tuesday. "On this......
With Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star smashed, what other stars have been sullied?
It’s been a rough year for Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star. The star, awarded to the reality television star in 2007 for his work producing the Miss Universe pageants and on “The Apprentice,” has been defaced multiple times since Trump announced his presidential campaign in June 2015. Individuals....
'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner will make his return to TV on Amazon
Just over a year after “Mad Men” wrapped its run, its creator Matthew Weiner is set to return to TV with a series for Amazon. The project received a straight-to-series order and will consist of eight episodes, The Times has confirmed. Details were scarce on the new project. but unlike “Mad Men’s”......
What to listen to now: D.R.A.M., Colbie Caillat, NxWorries and Weyes Blood
A weekly roundup of required listening from the Times music team. D.R.A.M. “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” (Atlantic / Empire) As if those two big smiling faces on the cover of “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” — one human, one floppy golden poodle mix — weren’t enough to draw you in. D.R.A.M. — first known for “Cha Cha,”.....
'I don't do crime:' Rapper Coolio pleads guilty to bringing loaded gun to LAX and gets probation
Rap artist Coolio pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony firearm charge after bringing a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag to Los Angeles International Airport. Coolio, whose legal name is Artis Leon Ivey, had been charged with a felony count of possessing a firearm by a felon with two prior convicti...
'FolkScene's' Roz Larman: 'If Roz liked it, it was folk'
Talent churn is a given in the tumultuous world of radio, which made Roz and Howard Larman’s weekly “FolkScene” program in Southern California an exception to the rule as it rolled on decade after decade. So when the show went off the air for a time in the early 2000s because of a contract dispute.....
Lady Gaga gets behind the wheel with James Corden for 'Carpool Karaoke'
Lady Gaga has a lot of traits that would make her right at home in the midst of a massive Los Angeles traffic jam. She has a propensity for profanity, a love of laying on the horn and a barely functional understanding of how a motor vehicle works. But perhaps most importantly, she knows that if...
Easy BBQ Chicken in the Oven
Grilling might not be for everyone. But delicious, tender BBQ chicken legs certainly should be. If you don’t have a grill or the weather is keeping you inside, this easy technique for making barbecue chicken in the oven is all you need. Continue reading "Easy BBQ Chicken in the Oven" »
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
This slow cooker taco soup with ground beef is one of my favorite recipes to make in the slow cooker, especially in the fall and winter months. The soup is so hearty and flavorful, and the beef gets so tender over the long hours of cooking. Let it cook all day and it just gets better. Continue re...
Eggplant Caponata Pasta
Caponata is a sweet-and-sour eggplant relish and one of Sicily’s most famous dishes. It’s typically spooned onto crusty bread as an appetizer, but caponata also makes a wonderful pasta sauce. Continue reading "Eggplant Caponata Pasta" »
Pickled shrimp is one of those party dishes that has everyone rushing into the kitchen to see how you made it. In fact, you didn’t do very much at all, which is what makes pickled shrimp such a great choice for cocktail parties and holiday gatherings. The shrimp look so amazing packed into a jar. Yo...
Pumpkin Bars with Streusel Topping
The first glimpse of an orange pumpkin means it’s officially fall. In Seattle, we hit 95 degrees one day, and then the next, it was sweatshirt weather! And I am all for sweatshirt weather. Let’s just keep this train rolling, shall we? These pumpkin bars have a cheesecake-like filling and a crunchy s...
Turmeric Cauliflower Curry
Many years ago, I ran a vegetarian restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana. One of our Indian friends and customers gave me this recipe, which I’ve revised over the years. (Thank you, Santosh, wherever you are!) This is a nice curry for a weeknight since it doesn’t involve too much heavy lifting. There a...
Paleo Chicken Adobo
Do you know the Filipino dish Chicken Adobo? I can’t even say the words without my mouth watering. This one-pot recipe calls for simmering chicken in a tangy, vinegar-based sauce, which I’ve riffed to make gluten-free and Paleo. It’s a very tasty spin on your typical weeknight chicken dinner that ev...
Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili
This recipe is brought to you in partnership with Stubb’s Cookin’ Sauces. This slow cooker chicken chili recipe is for those days when you would really like to just throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot, wave a magic wand, and have dinner ready exactly on time. That would be nice, right?! There’s no...
Autumn Tabbouleh with Cauliflower, Carrots, and Golden Beets
Tabbouleh is a Lebanese dish that’s traditionally made with lots of chopped parsley and mint, bulgur wheat, and often, ripe tomatoes. It’s simple to make and one of my summer favorites. As we head into colder months, I wanted to translate this summer classic into a side dish for fall meals, featurin...
Apple Coffee Cake
Almost every Sunday morning growing up, my father would make a huge apple coffee cake for us after church. We would hungrily watch him pour the batter into the pyrex baking dish, insert apple slices, and sprinkle with streusel topping. Oh the magic of baking to young eyes! A half hour later the coff...