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Will Michael Sam be the NFL’s first gay player?

Will Michael Sam be the NFL’s first gay player?

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers celebrates with fans after the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. Missouri won 48-17. ; Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri and a N.F.L. draft prospect, has come out as […]

Will Michael Sam be the NFL’s first gay player?

Will Michael Sam be the NFL’s first gay player?

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers celebrates with fans after the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. Missouri won 48-17. ; Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri and a N.F.L. draft prospect, has come out as […]

Will Michael Sam be the NFL’s first gay player?

Will Michael Sam be the NFL’s first gay player?

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers celebrates with fans after the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. Missouri won 48-17. ; Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri and a N.F.L. draft prospect, has come out as […]

Will Michael Sam be the NFL’s first gay player?

Will Michael Sam be the NFL’s first gay player?

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers celebrates with fans after the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. Missouri won 48-17. ; Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri and a N.F.L. draft prospect, has come out as […]

From slasher movies to slavery: Creating the look of ’12 Years a Slave’

From slasher movies to slavery: Creating the look of ’12 Years a Slave’

A production still from Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave.”; Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures With nine Oscar nominations, “12 Years a Slave” is looking to top a fruitful awards season with the much coveted Best Picture award next month.  “12 Years a Slave” tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate […]

From slasher movies to slavery: Creating the look of ’12 Years a Slave’

From slasher movies to slavery: Creating the look of ’12 Years a Slave’

A production still from Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave.”; Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures With nine Oscar nominations, “12 Years a Slave” is looking to top a fruitful awards season with the much coveted Best Picture award next month.  “12 Years a Slave” tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate […]

From slasher movies to slavery: Creating the look of ’12 Years a Slave’

From slasher movies to slavery: Creating the look of ’12 Years a Slave’

A production still from Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave.”; Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures With nine Oscar nominations, “12 Years a Slave” is looking to top a fruitful awards season with the much coveted Best Picture award next month.  “12 Years a Slave” tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate […]

Filmweek: The Monuments Men, The Lego Movie, A Field in England and more

Filmweek: The Monuments Men, The Lego Movie, A Field in England and more

Actors Bob Balaban, George Clooney, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon pose at a photo call for Sony Picture’s “The Monuments Men” at the Four Seasons Hotel on January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Larry and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review […]

Oscar-nominated designer on crafting the grifter’s world in ‘American Hustle’

Oscar-nominated designer on crafting the grifter’s world in ‘American Hustle’

Production Designer Judy Becker attends the 17th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards For Excellence In Production Design at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 2, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” has received critical acclaim, garnering a number of Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. The […]

Irvine will subpoena contractors in probe of OC Great Park waste and abuse

Irvine will subpoena contractors in probe of OC Great Park waste and abuse

The view of the former El Toro Marine Corp. Air Station from the Irvine Great Park balloon ride. A dozen years after Orange County voters first approved a plan to turn an old military base into a massive park on par with San Diego’s Balboa or New York’s Central, only a fraction of Irvine’s Great […]