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30 Free Things to Do in L.A. Any Time

Mark David Christenson, left, and Ryan Hitchcock perform at the Clubhouse in improv team Street Lightning.<p>Kate Lane<p><b>29. Take in Some Indie Improv</b><p>The …

California

This Snake Can’t Shed His Skin

On her way to work one morning, down the path along the lake, a tenderhearted woman saw a rich, coldhearted, frozen snake.<p>His tangerine skin was all caked with makeup and his bald spot was frosted with the dew.<p>“Poor thing,” she cried, “I’ll take you in, and I’ll take care of you.”<p>“Take me in, oh …

Donald Trump

11 gadgets and apps to speed up your morning routine

Get out the door faster.<p>We could all—early birds and night owls, single folks and families—use a little more time in the mornings. So harness the power of tech to carve out those minutes and get out the door on schedule. From gadgets that whip up breakfast in seconds to apps that wake you at …

Smart Homes

There’s so much more about Trump to investigate than just Russia

Tax evasion, fraud, misuse of charitable funds...<p>Donald Trump is facing tough questions this week over his campaign’s ties to Russia — and obstruction of justice for allegedly trying to intervene — but when it comes to investigating Trump, Russia is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>We were reminded …

Donald Trump is unfit to be president. Here are 230 reasons why.

To view the interactive version of this list, visit this page on another platform, like your phone's mobile browser or your computer's browser.<p>1. …

22 Sexist Things President Donald Trump Has Said About Women

President Donald Trump's sexist remarks about women span decades. He's dismissed even the worst of them as "locker room talk," but the fact remains …

Who Said It: Pepé Le Pew or Donald Trump?

He grabs pussies. He kisses females without concern for the revulsion and horror they feel for him. Does he ever experience rejection? He does not. “Most men would get discouraged,” he says, referring to those he comes on to<i>.</i> “Fortunately for her, I am not most men.”<p>He is Pepé Le Pew. Does he …

What Sort of Man Is Donald Trump?

On Sunday, the <i>Times</i> ran a front-page story about Donald Trump’s older brother, Freddy, a heavy drinker who died an early death, back in 1981, at the age of forty-three. Freddy was a free spirit who quit the family real-estate business to become a pilot; Donald was more ambitious, attending Wharton …

Donald Trump

Trump’s latest interview shows he’s not really the president

He’s holding the office but not doing the job.<p>President Donald Trump’s first non-Fox television interview in a long time, conducted with CNBC’s Joe Kernen from Davos, Switzerland, is in many respects weirdly devoid of substance. And much of the substance that’s there consists of misstatements of …

Trump Booed At Davos For Criticizing 'Fake' Media

The president dismissed reports that he ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller as “fake news.”<p>Davos Economic Forum attendees booed President Donald Trump at an appearance on Friday in which he criticized the media as “fake.”<p>Trump told world political and business leaders at the annual …

The Republicans’ Fake Investigations

A generation ago, Republicans sought to protect President Richard Nixon by urging the Senate Watergate committee to look at supposed wrongdoing by Democrats in previous elections. The committee chairman, Sam Ervin, a Democrat, said that would be “as foolish as the man who went bear hunting and …

Donald Trump

2017: The Year in Charts

A look at the numbers behind some of the year’s top stories.

Trump’s Lies vs. Obama’s

President Trump has told more falsehoods in 10 months than Obama told in eight years

Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check

Watch how quickly it all falls apart.<p>Hours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:<p>How likely is that scenario?<p>“I used to write cons & heists for a living,” John …

Ferocious wildfires ravage Southern California, evacuating communities and destroying homes

<i>Follow Thursday’s updates here:</i> Raging wildfires tear through Southern California as officials warn of increasing danger<p>OJAI, Calif. — The flames came from all sides, tearing across cliffs and roaring down mountains, burning through homes and engulfing cars. Entire communities were evacuated, …

Trump Sells Tax Plan With False Claims

WASHINGTON — At a Wednesday afternoon rally in Missouri, President Trump played up what he called the “biggest tax cuts in history” and boasted about economic growth “in a nonbraggadocious way.”<p>“In fact, they’re going to say Trump is the opposite of an exaggerator,” he said of his rosy projections, …

Jerry Brown’s China Ace Card

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p><i>Today’s introduction comes from Keith Bradsher, our senior writer for Asia economics and business.</i><p>China’s push to become a major player in electric cars is already shaking up the global auto industry. California’s governor is …

Alec Baldwin Becomes 'Professor Of Trumpology' In Iowa Trump Roast

The actor also struck a serious tone with a call to action for Democrats.<p>Alec Baldwin couldn’t resist mocking President Donald Trump at an Iowa Democratic Party fundraiser on Monday night.<p>The actor, who regularly portrays Trump to hilarious effect on “Saturday Night Live,” repeatedly zinged the …

This Protein in Your Brain Could Be at The Heart of Creating Memories

The little molecules that help with learning.<p>A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of …

Neuroscience

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

Books

Shep Smith Breaks From Fox News Coverage, Tears ‘Uranium One’ Scandal To Shreds

Since the segment, Uranium One has been mentioned over 40 times on various Fox News shows.<p>Fox News anchor Shep Smith broke from his network’s hyperventilating coverage of the “Uranium One” pseudoscandal to debunk allegations of wrongdoings by Hillary Clinton.<p>Smith, never one to blindly toe the …

Trump’s Crazy Choices for the Courts

Many have argued that President Trump’s biggest success has been Justice Neil Gorsuch’s ascension to the Supreme Court. While it was a major victory, Mr. Trump’s troubling nominations to the lower courts may be his most lasting legacy.<p>Every president selects judges whose legal, social and political …

Trump Nominee: It's 'Insane' Civilians Can Buy Assault Rifles

A senator cut off the former U.S. Air Force colonel before he could say more.<p>While President Donald Trump doesn’t think guns are to blame for the problem of recurrent mass shootings in the United States, his nominee for assistant secretary of defense for health affairs believes it is “insane” that …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $17 million a year.<p>In his …

Creative Writing

Boys aren’t learning how to handle rejection, with dangerous consequences

Unfortunately, there’s never a shortage of examples of men displaying their inability to accept a woman telling them “no” and move on.<p>These range from the creepy: the man who won’t stop playing the piano in the park until his girlfriend of four months takes him back, to the deadly: the Texas man …

A Democrat called for Trump’s impeachment in a TV ad, and the president took the bait

Tom Steyer called for Trump’s impeachment — and did so during “Fox & Friends,” Trump’s favorite show<p>Sometimes President Donald Trump just takes the bait far too easily.<p>On Friday morning, progressive activist and hedge fund manager aired an ad calling for Trump's impeachment. The ad aired during …

'Trump Is Treason!': Protester Throws Russian Flags At President

A liberal activist infiltrated a press area outside a Senate GOP lunch.<p>A protester threw a handful of small Russian flags at President Donald Trump on Tuesday as the president arrived at the Capitol to discuss tax reform with Republican senators over their weekly policy lunch.<p>“Trump is treason!” …

To Serve Is to Slobber

No one besides Donald Trump was going to ask Rex Tillerson to the prom. No one else was going to pin a corsage on Jeff Sessions, pick up Steven Mnuchin in a chauffeured limo, give a box of Godiva chocolates to Betsy DeVos.<p>A more conventional, responsible, admirable president would have looked right …

The Republican’s Guide to Presidential Etiquette

Republicans used to care a whole lot about how a president comported himself. Here is what they now condone.

Ivanka Trump Gets Schooled After Trying To Make A Point About Education

Her op-ed on technology in K-12 didn't go over very well.<p>Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump and a White House adviser, wrote an op-ed for the New York Post about introducing tech education as early as kindergarten.<p>She said tech in education was part of her “White House portfolio,” a …