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  • In Theory: Does TV glorify sex for teens?

    Q. The Parents Television Council has released a report in which it claims prime-time TV shows sexualize the young girls portrayed in them. The report is based on a content analysis of the most popular television shows for viewers aged 12-17 in the 2009-...
  • In Theory: Can Americans reconcile with Islam?

    Q. A leading Islamic cleric has begun a tour of America urging American Muslims to help shape the religion’s relationship with the USA. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says Muslims should depoliticize their faith and that they should aim to make Islam be...
  • Local housing market better than most

    Glendale and Burbank are among the best-performing cities in a slumping regional real estate market, according to figures released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office. Some 49,000 residential properties in Glendale are worth nearly $22.9...
  • In Theory: Are a doctor's religious values important?

    A study in the Journal of Medical Ethics found that doctors, independent of specialty, who described themselves as non-religious, were "more likely than others to report having given continuous deep sedation until death, having taken decisions they...
  • In Theory: Protesting without flames

    A pastor whose plan to hold a Koran burning at his church Saturday has drawn the ire of Muslims and non-Muslims around the world. Up until he decided to cancel the event late last week, the Rev. Terry Jones had rejected the pleas of military officials and...
  • In Theory: Can Islam and democracy coexist?

    Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as...
  • A Word, Please: It's time to have a word or two

    A Word, Please: It's time to have a word or two
    Where I work, one of the most common questions editors ask each other is whether some term — say soymilk or healthcare — should be written as one word or two. And the responses we get and give might surprise you. Though occasionally one of...
  • In Theory: Should we be allowed to choose to die?

    Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • Living like Superman

    Living like Superman
    Superheroes have always intrigued Scott Cranford, who spent much of his boyhood drawing them, nearly certain he’d grow up to join their ranks. Born in Burbank, Cranford lived in Connecticut from age 4 until he was a senior in high school, when he...
  • Tropico Perspective: It's time to reclaim our values

    We have lived with 9/11 for 10 years today. I was in Florida on a business trip, scheduled to fly out that afternoon for Los Angeles when I woke in time to watch the second plane hit the World Trade Center Tower. From that moment on, our nation changed....
  • Burbank campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee fined by ethics agency

    Already facing criminal charges in a separate case, campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was fined Thursday by the state’s ethics watchdog agency for failing to properly report $76,000 in spending by the unsuccessful Assembly campaign of Stuart Waldman...