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As the Congress Turns: In presidential probes, many So Cal reps play starring roles

With Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, committees are stepping up investigations and oversight of Trump administration practices and policies. Here’s a look at the Southern California reps in position to play the biggest roles in those hearings: Adam Schiff, D-Burbank Role: Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, leading congressional Democrats’ investigation of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his 2016 campaign. Trump has tried accusing Schiff of ethics violations, ...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Justice, Congress, California, White House, Russia, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Commerce, House, Va, Treasury


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


A pleasure to burn: Why do people like spicy foods?

Humans are the only animals known to willingly eat foods that cause irritation, discomfort, and even pain.Theories for why range from thrill-seeking behavior to an evolutionary adaptation for seeking foods that reduce pathogens.Taste results from an interplay of genes, culture, memory, and personality, a complex design that scientists are only now beginning to understand. None If a Martian anthropologist found its way to a Clifton Chili Club Chili Eating Contest, it would discover one the univer...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Europe, Earth, Bacteria, Nature, Birds, Innovation, Evolution, University of Pennsylvania, Sherman, University Of Southern California, Evolutionary Psychology, Microbes, Biomechanics, Padron


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


The white women who flipped: the price of changing your conservative views

In Mississippi, being a conservative white woman is embraced and those who turn from those beliefs risk abuse, rejection or public humiliation“I love you,” Chera Sherman’s mother told her before driving away in her Jeep Cherokee, leaving her daughter, then 19, bawling fat tears in front of her boyfriend’s home in Laurel, Mississippi.It was 1994, and Sherman had made the life-altering mistake of falling in love with Jerry Breland, a lanky, black 19-year-old she’d met through a friend back when sh...
Tags: Mississippi, Republicans, Race, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Sherman, Laurel Mississippi, Kmart Continue, Chera Sherman, Jerry Breland


ATX Television Festival Adds ‘Good Trouble,’ ‘Dare Me,’ Arturo Castro to 2019 Lineup

The eighth annual ATX Television Festival has added Freeform’s “Good Trouble,” Comedy Central’s “Alternatino with Arturo Castro,” IFC’s “Sherman’s Showcase,” USA’s “Dare Me” and a special panel on casting to its lineup. “Good Trouble” will deliver an early look at the second season of “The Fosters” spinoff. This screening will be followed by a Q&A […]
Tags: Usa, News, Sherman, ATX Television Festival, Arturo Castro, Dare Me, Sherman's Showcase, Good Trouble


Drugs that cost as much as a house are on the way to treat rare and devastating diseases. The US is scrambling to figure out how to pay for them. (BIIB, NVS, ONCE)

New medications that treat disease at the genetic level, called gene therapies, are incredibly promising. They could also come with million-dollar price tags. With many more expected to become available in the coming years, experts say that the US health system isn't prepared.  New gene therapies could present a tremendous financial strain on private health insurers and government programs and inhibit access for patients, especially as products for more common conditions like hemophilia...
Tags: Europe, Massachusetts, US, America, Trends, Cigna, Fda, Sherman, Miller, Gene, Roche, Sovaldi, Individual, Cigna Corp, Biogen, Harvard Pilgrim


"What does a rat look like when he’s listening to himself being a rat in a room full of people who know he’s a rat..."?

I have another passage from Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities" (for those of you who've been reading along with me). This is  97% of the way through the book, the main character Sherman McCoy is listening as a tape he made is played in the judge's chambers. The point of view shifts, in the end of the first paragraph, from Sherman to the prosecutor (Kramer):In this sad moldering little room were seven other men, seven other organisms, hundreds of pounds of tissue and bone, breathing, pumping b...
Tags: Law, Yale, Rats, Sherman, Kramer, McCoy, Tom Wolfe, Sherman McCoy, Ann Althouse, the Bonfire project


"... as if the press were a rapacious beast, a tiger. I think they’d like to be thought of as bloodthirsty...."

I hope you're with me, 84% of the way into Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities." Here's a snippet from conversation at a party Sherman McCoy attends after his ignominious arrest. What's amusing for the reader is that the snooty arty guests, who wanted nothing to do with him at an earlier party, now find him quite fascinating. My selection begins with dialogue from a novelist — emptily named Nunnally Voyd:"I must tell you, I’ve thought about you more than once over the past few days. Welcome to ...
Tags: Writing, Law, Animals, Journalism, Metaphor, Homosexuality, Insects, Sherman, McCoy, Sartre, Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Sherman McCoy, Ann Althouse, Claude Lévi Strauss, Voyd


Sherlock Holmes in the Movies: Ranking 70 Feature-Length Films Starring the Iconic Detective [Part One]

(Months ago, writer Rob Hunter set out on a wild and dangerous case: he would watch and rank as many feature-length Sherlock Holmes movies as possible. This is part one of his investigation. Part two will run on Monday.) Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes may not have been the first fictional detective – that honor belongs to Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin from 1841’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” – but he’s quite possibly the most well-known and ubiquitous in pop culture. He’s a fascin...
Tags: England, London, Movies, Nbc, Christopher Lee, Edgar Allan Poe, Bbc, Features, World, Cbs, Watson, Sherlock-Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Houston, Ralph Fiennes, Jack


"... the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself..."

Time to roll out another passage from Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities," which some of you are reading along with me. Here's a little something from 66% of the way through the book, in a scene where our main character Sherman McCoy is revealing his impending arrest to his father:And in that moment Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later. For the first time he realized that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like hims...
Tags: Law, Fathers, Sherman, Tom Wolfe, Sherman McCoy, Ann Althouse, the Bonfire project


Richard Sherman believes Earl Thomas to decide between 49ers, Cowboys

Richard Sherman believes Earl Thomas to decide between 49ers, Cowboys originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Richard Sherman believes a reunion is possible with Earl Thomas with the 49ers, but not if the Dallas Cowboys come calling. The 49ers cornerback told The Athletic's Matt Barrows and the Sacramento Bee's Chris Biderman that the free-agent safety would choose the Cowboys if the offers are equal. Still, Sherman believes his former Seattle Seahawks teammate would be a perfect f...
Tags: News, Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman, Sherman, Sacramento Bee, Earl Thomas, Matt Barrows, Chris Biderman


"People who are all the time crossing back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, from this side of the law to the other side, from this side to the other side."

For the new installment of the "Bonfire" project — where we're reading passages from Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities" — I offer this, from Kindle Location 4,662:“But you don’t live in that jungle, Sherman, and you never have. You know what’s in that jungle? People who are all the time crossing back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, from this side of the law to the other side, from this side to the other side. You don’t know what that’s like. You had a good upbringing. Laws weren’t ...
Tags: Law, Sherman, Maria, Tom Wolfe, Ann Althouse, the Bonfire project


Walker-Process Antitrust Case is Back Before the Federal Circuit

by Dennis Crouch The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has exclusive appellate jurisdiction over any “appeal from a final decision of a district court of the United States . . . in any civil action arising under . . . any Act of Congress relating to patents.”  28 U.S.C. § 1295(a)(1).  “Arising under” jurisdiction clearly include patent cases, but it also includes a “special and small category” of cases that don’t directly arise under the Patent Act, but involve patents decisions a...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Sherman, Patent, Fed, Newman, Fifth Circuit, PTO, Clayton, Patent Office, Minton, Gunn, Federal Circuit, 5th Circuit


95-Year-Old WWII Veteran Gets Surprise Visit From An 'Old Friend': A Sherman Tank

The last time Clarence Smoyer rode in a Sherman tank, he was a 21-year-old corporal in the U.S. Army.
Tags: News, Sherman, Sherman Tank, Clarence Smoyer


"... interpretation! — a frisky wild animal..."

Some of you are reading Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities" along with me. In the "Bonfire" project, here on the blog, I select a few consecutive sentences as I go along and offer them up for discussion. Please concentrate on the text. It's fine to bring in the context of the book, but give a spoiler alert if you're going beyond the chapter under discussion.So let me give you this, from Kindle Location 1624:Do you tell the police that Mrs. Arthur Ruskin of Fifth Avenue and Mr. Sherman McCoy of...
Tags: Law, Metaphor, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Bronx, Sherman, Maria, Judy, McCoy, Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Park Avenue, Vanities, Sherman McCoy, Ann Althouse, the Bonfire project


The VA Paid $13K In 3 Months For A Top Official’s Cross-Country Commute

Darin Selnick, the architect of the Trump administration’s controversial new policies on private health care for veterans, traveled to Washington from his home in California twice a month at taxpayer expense. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs paid $13,000 over a three-month period for a senior official’s biweekly commute to Washington from his home in California, according to expense reports obtained by ProPublica. The official, Darin Selnick, is a senior adviser to VA Secretary Robert...
Tags: Apple, Florida, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Arkansas, House, Fema, Va, Epa, Charles, Sherman, Scott Pruitt, Trump


"It was that deep worry that lives in the base of the skull of every resident of Park Avenue south of Ninety-sixth Street—a black youth, tall, rangy, wearing white sneakers."

From Kindle location 320 in Tom Wolfe's "The Bonfire of the Vanities," this is the second entry in The "Bonfire" Project, where we talk about one short passage of continuous text:All at once Sherman was aware of a figure approaching him on the sidewalk, in the wet black shadows of the town houses and the trees. Even from fifty feet away, in the darkness, he could tell. It was that deep worry that lives in the base of the skull of every resident of Park Avenue south of Ninety-sixth Street—a black...
Tags: Law, Dogs, Sherman, Marshall, Yellow, McCoy, Tom Wolfe, Park Avenue, Thurgood Marshall, Vanities, Sherman McCoy, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Cowardice, reference to the Gatsby project, the Bonfire project


Valley congressman backs Green New Deal a week after release, and push by local activists

A week after the release in Washington of the Green New Deal – a policy package framework aimed at cutting carbon emissions across the economy – Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced Thursday that he planned to support the legislation. “Pleased to join so many of my Democratic colleagues to co-sponsor the #GreenNewDeal. Global climate change is real, and it’s time to address the issue in a serious way,” wrote the representative in a Thursday tweet. His decision followed the urging of some...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Sherman, Sierra Club, Brad Sherman, Valley, San Fernando Valley, Sen Ed Markey D Mass, Brad Sherman D Sherman Oaks, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


teach yourself

Michael Starghill. Earlier this week, a photographer showed up at my house to photograph me for a project with an organization I’m really proud to be a part of (more on that soon). This talented photographer’s name is Michael Starghill, and he arrived with an assistant, Sherman McCain (also a really amazing photographer in his own right). As they began setting up, I asked them a...
Tags: Photography, America, Sherman, Michael, Julia Child, Vera Wang, Michael Starghill, How To Make Light, Sherman McCain, Ernestine Shepherd


West LA’s Apple Pan has new owners who promise they won’t change a thing

The family that has owned the Apple Pan restaurant on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles since 1947 has sold the busiiness to music mogul Irving Azoff and his wife Shelli. (Google Street View) LOS ANGELES — The Apple Pan restaurant, a West Los Angeles fixture since 1947, has changed ownership after three generations in the same family. Previous owner Sunny Sherman confirmed to LAist that the restaurant at 10801 Pico Blvd., near Westwood Boulevard, has been sold to longtime Eagles manager Irvin...
Tags: Business, La, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, House, Michelin, Ellen, Local News, Yelp, Sherman, Southern California, Eagles, Irving Azoff


AMC Announces New and Returning Series for 2019

AMC announces new and returning series for 2019 Though AMC might be ending both Into the Badlands and The Son this year, there are a host of new shows premiering and returning to round out its own schedule, as well as its affiliates BBC America and IFC. On AMC proper, the horror series The Terror will return for an all-new cast and story for its second season. The whimsical Lodge 49 is also slated to return for another round. They’ll be joined by Jason Segal’s new series Dispatches from Else...
Tags: TV, London, Movies, Amc, Doctor Who, America, Bbc, Ifc, TV News, BAFTA, Sherman, Matt Berry, ComingSoon, TV Premiere Dates, Jason Segal, The Terror


Where to find the best cocktails in the San Fernando Valley

I recently read a book called “Imbibe!” by cocktail and spirits writer David Wondrich, a polymath with many advanced degrees in many disciplines, an insatiable curiosity and, far as I can tell, the liver of an ox. In the course of researching this deeply in-depth history of the cocktail, he apparently tasted every one of them, many times. The book is a history of not just the cocktail, but also the punch bowl, juleps, fizzes, sours, toddies, slings and innumerable libations that have long been f...
Tags: New York, Navy, Toronto, Tel Aviv, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Moscow, Manhattan, Harry Potter, Sherman, Raymond Chandler, Martini, Morton


House Democrats, Newly Empowered, Turn Their Investigations on Veterans Affairs

The new Democratic leadership of a House committee will investigate the influence exerted by three members of President Trump’s beach club on veterans policy.
Tags: News, Veterans, House, Propublica, Sherman, Trump, Robert, Shulkin, Fla, Wilkie, David J, Veterans Affairs Department, Moskowitz, Donald J, Takano, Mar-a-Lago (Palm Beach


Constituents, activists urge Valley congressman to support newly released ‘Green New Deal’

Just hours after U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman’s congressional colleagues released the framework for a Green New Deal in Washington, around 50 Valley residents and community leaders delivered a letter to his Sherman Oaks district office Thursday morning to urge his support of the massive policy package framework. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., sets ambitious goals to cut carbon emissions across the economy in a decade, from electricity...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Environment, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United States, House, Local News, DOE, Sherman, Los Angeles City Council, Sierra Nevada, Brad Sherman, James Comey


What's Manny Machado waiting for? More money? Or the Yankees?

Manny Machado's free-agent saga has dragged on seemingly forever, and certain White Sox fans who once desperately wanted him in black pinstripes now get agitated by every tweet that mentions his name. Well, there's still no Machado decision, but there is another Machado update, this one a 1-2 punch from the New York Post's Joel Sherman and MLB Network's Jon Heyman. First, Sherman took a look at whether Machado - or the other mega free agent the baseball world is waiting on, B...
Tags: New York Post, News, Yankees, Sherman, Chicago White Sox, White Sox, Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, Machado, MLB Network, Jon Heyman, Joel Sherman


The Loudest Voice in the Room First Look Reveals Russell Crowe As Roger Ailes

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Loudest Voice in the Room first look reveals Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes Following the Showtime TCA panel, Blumhouse shared a first look photo of Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes in the upcoming limited series The Loudest Voice in the Room. Check out the full photo below of Crowe’s mind-blowing transformation! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAl...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Nbc, Showtime, TV News, Russell Crowe, Fox News, Republican Party, Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Sherman, Naomi Watts, Jason Blum, Simon Mcburney, Golden Globe


After years of unrelenting privacy scandals, Facebook hires 3 of its fiercest critics (FB)

Facebook confirmed it has hired 3 of its fiercest critics after two years growing privacy scandals. The company said in a statement to Business Insider that it believes it is "important to bring in new perspectives to the privacy team" and "the new hires we are making will challenge us to build better approaches to privacy in the future." Robyn Greene, an attorney for Open Technology Institute, and Nathan White from Access Now will work out of Facebook's DC office, while Nate Cardozo, an atto...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Washington Dc, John, Dc, Jeff Bezos, Sherman, White, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greene, Cardoza, Mercury News, Nate Cardozo, Robyn Greene, Open Technology Institute, Menlo Park California


Dick Van Dyke’s cameo is as sweet as a spoonful of sugar: BRIAN VINER reviews Mary Poppins Returns

Enter fiction’s ultimate super-nanny, Mary Poppins, floating down from the ‘luvverly London sky’, of which more later, clutching her umbrella and carpet bag Mary Poppins Returns (U) Rating: Verdict: Not so supercalifragilistic    Walt Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins won no fewer than five Academy Awards, not to mention the hearts of tens of millions who saw it then and in all the decades since. When Julie Andrews stepped up to receive her Best Actress award from Sidney Poitier, the...
Tags: London, California, Religion, Disney, Brooklyn, Paddington, Meryl Streep, Rob Marshall, Buckingham Palace, Volkswagen, Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters, Jack, Miranda, Richard, Adolf Hitler


News Analysis: A Growing Chorus of Republican Critics for Trump’s Foreign Policy

More than two years into his administration, the disconnect between President Trump and the Republican establishment on foreign policy has rarely been as stark.
Tags: News, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, Republican Party, Republican, Sherman, HOF, Trump, Amy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Klobuchar, Mattis, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, International Trade and World Market, United States International Relations