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Coast-to-coast Super Tuesday contests poised to move Biden and Trump closer to November rematch – The Associated Press

Four new astronauts head to the International Space Station for a 6-month stay – The Associated Press

Supreme Court ballot ruling darkens critics’ hopes for a judicial curb on Trump – The Washington Post

Voters in 15 states head to the polls on Super Tuesday – The Washington Post

Forty-Three Mexican Students Went Missing. What Really Happened to Them? – The New Yorker

The Sterile Spectacle of “Dune: Part Two” – The New Yorker

The Supreme Court Just Erased Part of the Constitution – The new York Tines

Nikki Haley’s Unspoken Disadvantage in the G.O.P. – The New York Times

Monster blizzard shatters California ‘snow drought’ with up to 10 feet of new snow –  The Los Angeles Times

Brit Turner, drummer for Blackberry Smoke, dies at 57 after brain cancer battle –  The Los Angeles Times

Trump faces resistance from a significant minority of voters – CNN

While the primaries underscored Trump’s grip on the GOP, they have also demonstrated a vulnerability – CNN

Jean-Jacques Milteau – Key to The Highway (ENG review)

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Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia’s Republican primary and gets her first 2024 victory – The Associated Press

Texas wildfire burns more than one million acres – The Associated Press

Latest 2024 election news: Haley wins a primary, but Trump poised for Super Tuesday romp – The Washington Post

Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration – The Washington Post

Joe Biden’s Last Campaign –  The New Yorker

Yet More Donald Trump Cases Head to the Supreme Court –  The New Yorker

Forced to Change: Tech Giants Bow to Global Onslaught of Rules –  The New York Times

How Democrats Can Win Anywhere and Everywhere – The New York Times

After years of rapid growth, California’s almond industry struggles amid low prices –  The Los Angeles Times

Hollywood crew members take center stage as IATSE negotiations kick off – The Los Angeles Times

Why ‘My Way’ won’t go away – CNN

How Biden can win the State of the Union –  CNN

Ernesto Cervini Turboprop – A Canadian Songbook – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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In Hawaii, coral is the foundation of life. What happened to it after the Lahaina wildfire? – The Associated Press

They are TV’s ghosts — networks that somehow survive with little reason to watch them anymore – The Associated Press

Inside Ukraine’s last stand in Avdiivka and its ‘road of death’ – The Washington Post

As Gaza crisis intensifies, U.S. conducts first airdrop of aid – The Washington Post

How the Village Voice Met Its – The New Yorker

Thinking About A.I. with Stanisław Lem –  The New Yorker

How Bad Can It Get for Hollywood? – The New York Times

A Master of Dance Was Captured in a Film That Was Little Seen for Decades. Until Now. –   The New York Times

Powerful California blizzard shuts roads to Tahoe, Mammoth; 190-mph winds reported – The Los Angeles Times

10 books to add to your reading list in March –  The Los Angeles Times

Hot on the trail of cherry blossoms — predicted peak times for 2024 – CNN

Sony World Photography Awards: The year’s best images unveiled – CNN

Kelly Green – Seems (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beat impeachment. Now he wants Super Tuesday revenge on his foes – The Associated Press

Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock’s voices –  The Associated Press

Desperation and death surround an aid delivery in northern Gaza – The Washington Post

An extreme blizzard is unfolding in the Sierra Nevada – The Washington Post

Catching the Fire Bug – The New Yorker

UNESCO’s Quest to Save the World’s Intangible Heritage –  The New Yorker

As Trump’s Criminal Trial Approaches, He May Be His Own Worst Enemy –  The New York Times

Iris Apfel, Eye-Catcher With a Kaleidoscopic Wardrobe, Dies at 102 – The new York Times

Orca slays great white shark in first observed solo kill, scientists say – CNN

What Oprah’s departure from WW means for the rest of usWhat Oprah’s departure from WW means for the rest of us – CNN

Richard Lewis, stand-up comic and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ star, dies at 76 –  The Los Angeles Times

Malted Milk – 1975 (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Lara Downes: Not Your Daddy’s ‘Rhapsody In Blue’ – Downbeat

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Texts show prosecutor’s ex-law partner gave info for effort to remove Fani Willis from election case -The Associated Press

Watergate figures indicted –  The Associated Press

Russian opposition leader’s body headed to cemetery as thousands follow – The Washington Post

Erik Wemple answers your questions on the media – The Washington Post

RuPaul Doesn’t See How That’s Any of Your Business – The New Yorker

How the Village Voice Met Its Moment – The New Yorker

Epic blizzard hitting Tahoe, Mammoth, Sierra Nevada ‘with a vengeance’ – The New York Times

Inside the Massive Repair Shops Where Subway Cars Go for a Makeover – The New York Times

New high-speed train from Vegas to SoCal will be a model for the nation — if it succeeds – The Los Angeles Times

Newsom’s office calls allegations about Panera Bread franchisee ‘absurd,’ says company is not exempt from law – The Los Angeles Times

Jamie Lee Curtis credits Richard Lewis with her sobriety: ‘Rest in laughter’ – CNN

Was this 19th century portrait painter also the first celebrity stylist? – CNN

Chris Rottmayer – Being (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Yuhan Su’s Liberation Suite – DownBeat

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The Supreme Court will decide whether Trump is immune from federal prosecution. Here’s what’s next –  The Associated Press

Michigan’s largest Arab American cities reject Biden over his handling of Israel-Hamas war – The Associated Press

Biden and Trump visits to Texas offer a tale of two border cities –  The Washington Post

Gaza Health Ministry says death toll exceeds 30,000 – The Washington Post

A Professor Claimed to Be Native American. Did She Know She Wasn’t? – The New Yorker

The Weirdest Night in Pop – The New Yorker

What It’s Like to Be a Sociopath – The New York Times

An Illinois judge ordered that Donald Trump be removed from the state’s primary ballot. – The New York Times

California effort to crack down on legacy and donor admissions could hit USC, Stanford  – The Los Angeles Times

Democratic Party chair Rusty Hicks assailed as outsider in bid for North Coast Assembly seat – The Los Angeles Times

Meta accused of ‘massive, illegal’ data processing by European consumer groups – CNN

Gerald Cannon: Conjuring Spirits –  DownBeat

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Cargo vessel partially submerged off Yemen after being hit by Houthi attack – The Associated Press

US Army is slashing thousands of posts in major revamp to prepare for future wars – The Associated Press

Biden prevails in Michigan amid ‘uncommitted’ protest vote – The Washington Post

I’m begging you not to Google for airline customer service numbers – The Washington Post

“Dune” and the Delicate Art of Making Fictional Languages – The New Yorker

The Increasing Attacks on Kamala Harris –  The New Yorker

Nikki Haley has said she intends to stay in the Republican race at least through Super Tuesday on March 5. – The New York Times

How the Media Industry Keeps Losing the Future – The New York Times

Nearing 80, she can no longer afford to own Arcadia’s Book Rack — or live in California – The Los Angeles Times

Experts urge California to avoid pitfalls in water deals in the delta – The Los Angeles Times

Walt Disney World has raised ticket prices – CNN

The world’s largest cinema chain, aiming to pull out of a slump, is tweaking the way we watch movies – CNN

Moppa Elliott – Acceleration due to Gravity (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Blindfold Test: Charles McPherson – DownBeat

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From birth to death, Black Americans fare worse in measures of health compared to their white counterparts – The Associated Press

Emmett Till images have multigenerational impact on artists – The Associated Press

The economy is roaring. Immigration is a key reason. – The Washington Post

Biden convenes congressional leaders as federal shutdown deadline nears – The Washington Post

What a Major Solar Storm Could Do to Our Planet – The New Yorker

Can You Really Want an Oscar Too Much? – The New Yorker

Spring’s most classic look requires just a few elements. – The New Yorker

What to Watch in Today’s Michigan Primaries – The New Yorker

Immigration rises to top of voters’ minds ahead of Super Tuesday, polls find – The Los Angeles Times

Want to romanticize your life? Try these 11 L.A. activities for quality solo time – The Los Angeles Times

Johnson holds the fate of a nation’s democracy in his hands – CNN

Biden addresses Israel-Hamas ceasefire negotiations – CNN

Ross Pederson & Individualism – DownBeat

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Off to Michigan, Haley is staying in the race despite Trump’s easy primary win in South Carolin –  The Associated Press

Concerned parents are beginning to see progress on their push for healthier electric school buses – The Associated Press

He builds lifelike replicas of D.C. landmarks — brick by Lego brick – The Washington Post

Deal to dodge government shutdown appears to stall amid GOP policy demands – The Washington Post

Inside North Korea’s Forced-Labor Program – The New Yorker

What a Major Solar Storm Could Do to Our Planet – TheNew Yorker

Supreme Court to Hear Free Speech Challenges to Social Media Laws – The New York Times

Should You Consider Buying Your Childhood Home? – The new York Times

This activist investor is behind Disney’s boardroom drama, but he faces long odds –  The Los Angeles Times

L.A. Affairs: He turned our romantic getaway into a stress test. Did I pass? – The Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Aniston in a silver gown plus more fashion highlights from the SAG Awards red carpet – CNN

Google halts AI tool’s ability to produce images of people after backlash – CNN

Moppa Elliott – Advancing On A Wild Pitch – Disasters Vol II –  Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Celebrity owl Flaco dies a year after becoming beloved by New York City for zoo escape – The Associated Press

A deep-sea robot discovered dozens of new species – The Washington Post

Even with new chefs, the Tabard Inn’s history outshines its food – The Washington Post

My Family’s Daily Struggle to Find Food in Gaza –  The New Yorker

The Crazy Collapse of the House G.O.P.’s Impeachment Case Against Biden – The New Yorker

Nikki Haley’s High-Stakes Gamble on Her Home State –  The New York Times

Danielle Brooks Has an Oscar Nomination. So Why Is She in Mourning? – The New York Times

Hollywood musicians reach tentative deal with major studios in ‘watershed moment for artists’ –  The Los Angeles Times

A postcard from home: Greg Yee’s L.A. The Los Angeles Times

Why isn’t the Supreme Court moving faster on Trump’s immunity challenge? – CNN

A road winding through two states is the most popular National Park Service site – CNN

DAGGERBOARD – ESCAPEMENT (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Rotem Sivan Dreams Out Loud – DownBeat

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Some Republicans are voicing doubt over Alabama IVF ruling. Democrats see an opportunity – The Associated Press

With Ukraine aid stuck in Congress, Chuck Schumer makes a surprise trip to meet Zelenskyy – The Associated Press

AT&T says massive cell outage caused by technical error, not cyberattack – The Washington Post

The sun just launched three huge solar flares in 24 hours. Here’s what it means. – The Washington Post

Nikki Haley Lost the South Carolina Primary Back When She Was Still Governor – The New Yorker

From House Arrest to the Oscars Circuit – The New Yorker

Alabama I.V.F. Ruling Opens New Front in Election-Year Abortion Battles – The New York Times

Jimmy Carter’s Long Goodbye – The New York Times

A scholar’s Native American heritage was questioned. Who gets to decide her identity? – The Los Angeles Times

The battle brewing over California workers’ unique right to sue their bosses – The Los Angeles Times

While eyes are on Trump, Supreme Court conservatives prepare to rewrite the rulebook – CNN

Steven Spielberg, Bradley Cooper and dozens of filmmakers acquire historic Los Angeles movie theater – CNN

Lynne Arriale Trio – Being Human (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio-Paris-Move

Keyon Harrold: Real Life – DownBeat

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New York AG says she’ll seize Donald Trump’s property if he can’t pay $454 million civil fraud debt – The Associated Press

Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program weeks after panel blowout on a flight over Oregon – The Associated Press

Leaked files from Chinese firm show vast international hacking effort – The Washington Post

California mansions on the brink after atmospheric rivers – The Washington Post

Did the Year 2020 Change Us Forever? – The New Yorker

“Freedom on My Mind”: A Symphony of Voices for Civil Rights – The New Yorker

Abortion Shield Laws Pit U.S. States Against One Another – The New York Times

Biden Allies in Michigan Are Worried About Protest Votes Over Gaza – The New York Times

How we made tacos a Black thing in L.A.  The Los Angeles Times

Jason Reitman and a group of directors have bought Westwood’s iconic Village Theater –  The Los Angeles Times

‘The Space Race’ brings an out-of-this-world perspective to Black History Month – CNN

We could be getting so much more out of Black History Month. Here’s how – CNN

Delgres – Promis le Ciel (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Larry Goldings: The Variety of Fun – DownBeat

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Malcolm X shot and killed at age 39 – The Associated Press

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s divorce is finalized, officially ending their marriage – The Associated Press

Shock, anger, confusion grip Alabama after court ruling on embryos – The Washington Post

How (and why) to peacefully coexist with squirrels – The Washington Post

Sarah Isgur’s Majority Report – The New Yorker

Cindy Sherman’s Grotesque Digital Creations – The New Yorker

Supreme Court turns down challenge to N.Y. rent control with implications for California – The New York Times

What to Know About This Crazily Crowded Broadway Spring Season – The New York Times

After heavy storms, Death Valley is now open to kayakers: The return of ghostly Lake Manly –  The Los Angeles Times

A slime museum is coming to L.A. — and it’s bringing the healing power of play  – The Los Angeles Times

The Beatles’ ‘Fab Four’ members each have a separate biopic in the works – CNN

‘True Detective: Night Country’ reveals whodunit in a finale more about the why and how – CNN

Willy Rodriguez – Seeing Sounds (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move





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Nikki Haley is sharpening contrasts with Donald Trump in the South Carolina primary’s closing day – The Associated Press

Welcome to the ‘Hotel California’ case: The trial over handwritten lyrics to an Eagles classic – The Associated Press

Skipping your dog’s walk is a bigger deal than you think – The Washington Post

Live updates: Trump, Haley eye South Carolina showdown on Saturday – The Washington Post

Two Comic Playwrights Find Dark Humor in Russian Aggression – The New Yorker

How Noah Kahan Went from Vermont to TikTok to the Grammys –  The New Yorker

Capital One to Acquire Discover, Creating a Consumer Lending Colossus – The New York Times

Wall Street Is Already Placing Bets on the Biden-Trump Rematch –  The New Yorker

How freeing rivers can help California ease flood risks and revive ecosystems – The Los Angeles Times

Commentary: Sunset Sound is one of the last great L.A. recording studios. To lose it would be a disaster. – The Los Angeles Times

Old hair, new fashion: A report from London Fashion Week –  CNN

Biden draws in $42 million in January amid a fresh round of Democratic handwringing – CNN

Grace Kelly – At The Movie (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio

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Some video game actors are letting AI clone their voices. They just don’t want it to replace them – The Associated Press

Flowers, chocolates and flash mobs: Valentine’s Day celebrations around the world– The Associated Press

Iran, wary of wider war, urges its proxies to avoid provoking U.S. – The Washington Post

Biden administration weighs slowing the shift to electric vehicles – The Washington Post

Matt Gaetz’s Chaos Agenda – The New Yorker

The Bartender and the Lost Literary Masterpiece – The New Yorker

Anti-Trump Burnout: The Resistance Says It’s Exhausted – The New York Times

South Carolina’s Republican primary is Saturday. Here’s what to know. – The New York Times

New storm to bring more rain across L.A. County Monday – The Los Angeles Times

Who (or what) killed the scientists? Issa López explains the ‘True Detective: Night Country’ finale –  The Los Angeles Times

Michael J. Fox gets standing ovation for surprise BAFTAs appearance – CNN

Kate McKinnon reprises Weird Barbie role for another hilarious Oscars spot with Jimmy Kimmel – CNN

The design of most electric cars is lacking. – Bayou Blue Radio

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Emmett Till images have multigenerational impact on artists – The Associated Press

Review: ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ doesn’t stir – The Associated Press

A.J. Finn had a spectacular rise and fall. Now he has a new novel. – The Washington Post

What to know about the plan to move the Capitals, Wizards to Virginia – The Washington Post

Our Favorite Bookstores in New York City – The New Yorker

“Feud: Capote vs. the Swans” Is a Simulacrum of a Scandal – The New Yorker

OpenAI Unveils A.I. That Instantly Generates Eye-Popping Videos – The New York Times

Paul McCartney and his stolen bass come together after more than 50 years: ‘Grateful’ – The Los Angeles Times

L.A. is a place where romance can flourish. Just ask Pharrell Williams and Louis Vuitton – The Los Angeles Times

Dakota Johnson is not watching her movie ‘Madame Web’ as a form of ‘self care’ – CNN

Inside Kamala Harris’ quiet effort to break through the Biden campaign’s information bubble – CNN

Jean-Paul Raffit & Paamath – Mburu (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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A $355 million penalty and business ban: Takeaways from Trump’s New York civil fraud verdict – The Associated Press

What to stream this weekend: ‘Young Sheldon,’ Amy Schumer, ‘Oppenheimer’ and lots and lots of JLo – The Associated Press

10 of the most promising movies on tap this spring – The Washington Post

How Americans define a middle-class lifestyle — and why they can’t reach it – The Washington Post

The Death of Alexey Navalny, Putin’s Most Formidable Opponent – The New Yorker

Our Favorite Bookstores in New York City – The New Yorker

Blaxit: Tired of Racism, Black Americans Try Life in Africa – The new York Times

Biden Administration Is Said to Slow Early Stage of Shift to Electric Cars – The New York Times

Another storm is expected to hit Presidents Day weekend. How much rain could we get?  – The Los Angeles Times

12 vibrant spots where jazz still reigns in L.A. – The Los Angeles Times

The 2024 Met Gala theme has been announced — along with four superstar co-chairs – CNN

Jane Fonda offers Jennifer Lopez some astrological advice in ‘This Is Me… Now’ – CNN

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra – Tidal Currents: East Meets West (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Jonah Tolchin’s Spiritual Blues – DownBeat

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Verdict in Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial expected Friday, capping busy week of court action – The Associated Press

Russia’s prison service says that imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny has died – The Associated Press

Former FBI informant charged with lying about Biden business – The Washington Post

Fani Willis accuses defense of lying in fiery testimony at Georgia hearing –  The Washington Post

The Haunted Juror – The New Yorker

“ ’Round Midnight,” Revisited: A Feast of Music and Acting – The New Yorker

Trial Will Test Trump’s Limits of Reaping Political Gain From Legal Woes –  The New York Times

Donald Trump is moving to fully eradicate the G.O.P. establishment’s independence, and remake it in his own image. – The New York Times

Will moving to the middle on immigration deliver electoral success to Democrats in 2024? – The Los Angeles Times

Southern California home prices flat in January as rents decline –  The Los Angeles Times

‘The Sims 4’ adds a new skin feature to diversify representation in the game – CNN

Discovery of a 1940 shipwreck revisits an old mystery – CNN

Andy Watts – The Way Back From Here (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Yuhan Su’s Liberation Suite – DownBeat

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One killed and 21 are wounded in a shooting at Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade – The Associated Press

Democrats embrace tougher border enforcement, seeing Trump’s demolition of deal as a ‘gift’ – The Associated Press

Trump hearings set for today in N.Y., Georgia as trial schedule comes into focus – The Washington Post

Democrats look to Nebraska to shore up Biden’s blue wall – The Washington Post

The Ghost of Bush v. Gore Haunts the Supreme Court’s Colorado Case – The New Yorker

“Argylle” Is the I.P. Ouroboros That Hollywood Hath Wrought – The New Yorker

Investigators Seek Answers in Kansas City Super Bowl Celebration Shooting –  The New York Times

Trump Faces Pivotal Decision in Manhattan Criminal Case – The New York Times

These poets define what love and Latinidad mean to them  The Los Angeles Times

12 vibrant spots where jazz still reigns in L.A. – The Los Angeles Times

Special counsel urges Supreme Court to deny Trump’s request for delay in immunity case –  CNN

Usher, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé made Super Bowl a night to remember for Dolce & Gabbana – CNN

Gianluca Vigliar – Eclipse (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

All Hail, Memories of Max – DownBeat

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The House has impeached the Homeland Security secretary. Here’s what you should know and what’s next –  The Associated Press

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins New York race to succeed George Santos in Congress – The Associated Press

These 5 science-based tips can improve your relationship – The Washington Post

The anti-Valentine’s Day movement is gaining strength –  The Washington Post

The Tangled Fates of Fani Willis and Her Biggest Case –  The New Yorker

“Argylle” Is the I.P. Ouroboros That Hollywood Hath Wrought – The New Yorker

They Know Haley’s Chances, but They’re Voting for Her Anyway –  The New York Times

Why the Case Against Fani Willis Feels Familiar to Black Women – The New York Times

Disproportionate arrest levels for Black and Latino populations in suburban L.A. County – The Los Angeles Times

Column: Why we need “Rhapsody in Blue” more than ever as it turns 100 –  The Los Angeles Times

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, lands new podcast deal after parting ways with Spotify –  CNN

Leather masks and rear cleavage: Ludovic de Saint Sernin makes New York Fashion Week debut – CNN

Ulysses Owens Jr. and Generation Y – A New Beat (ENG review) –  Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Elektric Memories & More – DownBeat

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House speaker casts doubts on Ukraine and Israel aid package as senators grind toward final vote – The Associated Press

What to expect from the Northeast snowstorm and why you should stay home, according to authorities – The Associated Press

See which NATO countries spend less than 2% of their GDP on defense – The Washington Post

An essential part of a healthy life: Time with your friends – The Washington Post

What Do We Owe a Prison Informant? –  The New Yorker

A Fuller Picture of the Oscars’ Best Picture Race – The New Yorker

Haley’s Hard-Line Immigration Record Runs Counter to Trump’s Attacks –  The New York Times

‘Now Where Was I?’ Jon Stewart Is Back in His Old ‘Daily Show’ Seat – The New York Times

California Senate candidates grilled in second debate, asked if Biden and Trump are too old –  The Los Angeles Times

Why Bob Iger’s second act at Disney is looking brighter after a rough start – The Los Angeles Times

Trump’s new Supreme Court gambit is clearly a delay tactic – CNN

Dolly Parton wants fans to ‘forgive and forget’ Elle King’s Grand Ole Opry tribute – CNN

Garry Dial & Rich DeRosa – Keep Swingin’ (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Rio’s Carnival parade makes urgent plea to stop illegal mining in Indigenous lands – The Associated Press

Composer and pianist Eubie Blake dies at 96– The Associated Press

Trump’s NATO-bashing comments rile allies, rekindle European fears – The Washington Post

Nextdoor has gotten way out of hand – The Washington Post

The Art World Before and After Thelma Golden – The New Yorker

Tucker Carlson Promised an Unedited Putin. The Result Was Boring – The New Yorker

The Ethicist columnist is asked: My mother-in-law hasn’t saved for retirement. Are we on the hook? – The New York Times

It’s a Myth That Americans Don’t Understand the Economy – The New York Times

Voter guide to the 2024 California primary election – The Los Angels Times

Opinion: When my son stopped piano, I took over his lessons. Here’s how that went – The Los Angeles Times

They’ve spent eight years traveling the world with their kids. But there’s one thing they miss – CNN

David LaChapelle’s controversial high fashion hurricane, two decades on – CNN

Gustavo Cortiñas – Live in Chicago (ENG review) –  Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Here’s how to beat the hype and overcome loneliness on Valentine’s Day – The Associated Press

Toby Keith wrote all kinds of country songs. His legacy might be post-9/11 American anger – The Associated Press

Democrats’ worries grow over claims about Biden’s memory lapses – The Washington Post

How designers brought a historic home with ‘great bones’ up to date –  The Washington Post

Is the Media Prepared for an Extinction-Level Event? – The New Yorker

The Artist Holding Valuable Art Hostage to Protect Julian Assange –  The New Yorker

Democrats Can No Longer Stay Silent About Biden – The New York Times

To Save Museums, Treat Them Like Highways – The New York Times

Locked gates in historic L.A. neighborhood spark debate in City Council election – The Los Angeles Times

‘Nobody’s coming’ for L.A.’s doomed shelter dogs. This volunteer superstar is changing that –  The Los Angeles Times

Cyclists pass world’s largest mirrored building in surreal image. Skiers cast surreal shadows. The week in photos – CNN

The Year of the Dragon is upon us and there are some things you shouldn’t do – CNN

Myles Wright – Gamer (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Biden angrily pushes back at special counsel’s report that questioned his memory, handling of doc – The Associated Press

Takeaways from the Supreme Court arguments over whether Trump is ineligible to be president again – The Associated Press

The big problem with the hyped interview – The Washington Post

For British Vogue’s editor in chief, the March cover is a mic drop – The Washington Post

Greg Abbott’s Anti-Migrant Standoff at the Border – The New Yorker

The Supreme Court and the Risks of January 6, 2025 – The New Yorker

Parents Are Highly Involved in Their Adult Children’s Lives, and Fine With It – The New Times

On the World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Thrills and Space to Chill – The New York Times

This L.A. suburb buckles under extreme heat and record rain. ‘Something’s going on.’ – The Los Angeles Times

L.A. Times electoral endorsements for 2024 March primary – The Los Angeles Times

‘We’re all f —ing tied up in knots’: US officials confront limits of federal response to possible election threats – CNN

Biden says Israel’s Gaza response ‘has been over the top – CNN

The Afro Caribbean Jazz Collective – Fiesta At Caroga (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

South African Musician Tony Cedras Dies at 72 – DownBeat

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The Supreme Court hears landmark election case seeking to kick Trump off ballot over Capitol attack  – The Associated Press

Countdown begins for April’s total solar eclipse. What to know about watch parties and safe viewing  – The Associated Press

GOP leaders face unrest amid chaotic, bungled votes – The Washington Post

What to expect when Supreme Court weighs whether to disqualify Trump from office – The Washington Post

Will Plants Ever Fertilize Themselves? – The New Yorker

Sarah Isgur’s Majority Report – The New Yorker

Why is it OK for rich guys to steal my work? –  The Los Angeles Times

12 readers tell us about their favorite trees in L.A.  – The Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Congress has already disqualified Trump from the ballot – CNN

‘The Greatest Night in Pop’ makes a trip down memory lane for you and me – CNN

Andrew Binder – Conspiracy Deliracy (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Immediacy Meets Intensity at NYC Winter Jazzfest – DownBeat

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‘None of these candidates’ wins Nevada in a blowout defeat to Haley – The Associated Press

Coke hopes to excite younger drinkers with new raspberry-flavored Coca-Cola Spiced – The Associated Press

In stunning vote, House fails to impeach Mayorkas over border issues – The Washington Post

Hamas response to deal to free hostages calls for full withdrawal from Gaza – The Washington Post

A Safe Haven for Late Abortions – The New Yorker

The Second Death of Pablo Neruda – The New Yorker

Dysfunction Reigns in Congress as G.O.P. Defeats Multiply – The New York Times

The Royal Line of Succession – The New York Times

Death toll at 9 as storm destruction mounts in Southern California – The Los Angeles Times

Abcarian: In a righteous world, Trump couldn’t run. Does the Supreme Court live in that world? – The Los Angeles Times

The House speaker, already struggling to wield a thin majority, suffered a spectacular embarrassment Tuesday – CNN

Could royal health crisis mend split with Harry and Meghan? – CNN

Last Ark Out – Lift (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

From the Abyss to Minimalism – DownBeat

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Nevada will hold presidential primaries and caucuses, creating voter confusion but little suspense – The Associated press

Country singer-songwriter Toby Keith has died after battling stomach cancer – The Associated Press

Republicans fear they will be targets in Trump’s ‘retribution’ campaign – The Washington Post

Republican-Led House to Vote on Impeaching Mayorkas Over Border – The Washington Post

A Philosophy of Pleasure in “The Taste of Things” – The New Yorker

When Women Commit Violence – The New Yorker

A Democratic group in Michigan is urging a protest vote against President Biden in the primary over the Israel-Hamas war. – The New York Times

Republican-Led House to Vote on Impeaching Mayorkas Over Border – The New York Times

Death toll at 3 as California storm brings heavy rain, flooding, mudslides – The Los Angeles Times

Racist history lives on in millions of housing records. L.A. County is about to fix that – The Los Angeles Times

Nevada holds its presidential primaries — but Trump isn’t on the ballot – CNN

Ethan Iverson – Technically Acceptable (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Boeing flags potential delays after its supplier finds another problem with some 737 fuselages – The Associated Press

Fed on track to cut rates this year with inflation slowing and the economy healthy, Powell says – The Associated Press

Atmospheric river slams California with life-threatening flooding – The Washington Post

Grammy performances, ranked from best to worst – The Washington Post

A Teen’s Fatal Plunge Into the London Underworld – The New Yorker

The Immigration Battle in Washington, and the Real Crisis at the Border – The New Yorker

Best and Worst Moments From the 2024 Grammys – The New York Times

At Rally, Biden Promotes Promises Kept to Black and Hispanic Voters – The New York Times

‘Extremely dangerous situation’ unfolding in Hollywood Hills amid major mudslides, floodin – The Los Angeles Times

Monster storm forecast worsens for L.A., O.C.: The danger zones, the forecast, the warnings – The Los Angeles Times

Trump, his lawyers and opponents are braced for huge developments in legal battles – CNN

Senate’s proposed border deal could dramatically change immigration law – CNN

Scott Petito – Many Words (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Supreme Court to decide if Donald Trump is eligible to run in 2024 Election – The Associated Press

Energizing South Carolina’s Black voters is crucial to Biden as campaign looks ahead to swing states – The Associated Press

How one man’s advance planning brought Beatlemania to America – The Washington Post

I took the Margaritaville cruise. It’s like basic economy at sea. – The Washington Post

Lily Gladstone Is Holding the Door Open – The New Yorker

Where Will Virtual Reality Take Us? – The New Yorker

“Saturday Night Live” brought Nikki Haley into the mix. – The New York Times

President Biden won his first primary in South Carolina, where his 2020 victory began. – The New York Times

Thinking about romantic dining options in February? Our critic has 22 suggestions – The Los Angeles Times

James Dean made his last stop at this lonely gas station. Memories of him are fading – The Los Angeles Times

Nadia Washington – Hope Resurgence (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Slow & Steady Goes Beyond Jazz – DownBeat

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An Iranian-backed militia official downplays the US strikes in Iraq, hints at deescalation – The Associated Press

Target stops selling product dedicated to Civil Rights icons after TikTok video shows errors – The Associated Press

U.S. launches retaliatory strikes in Iraq and Syria, says more to come – The Washington Post

Northern Ireland gets its first Sinn Féin first minister in historic shift – The Washington Post

The Perverse Policies That Fuel Wildfires – The New Yorker

The Point of “Point Break” – The New Yorker

A City Built on Steel Tries to Reverse Its Decline – The New York Times

The Year Flaco the Owl Roamed Free – The New York Times

‘Prepare now’: California’s next storm may bring ‘life-threatening’ flooding – The Los Angeles Times

Column: Vandalism or street art? What the graffiti-tagged high-rises say about L.A. – The Los Angeles Times

Mark Zuckerberg made more than $28 billion this morning after Meta stock makes record surge – CNN

Carl Weathers, prolific actor famous for ‘Rocky’ and ‘The Mandalorian,’ dead at 76 – CNN

Danette McMahon – No More Excuses (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Sean Mason’s Southern Spirit of Celebration – DownBeat

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Haley insists she’s staying in the GOP race. Here’s how that could cause problems for Trump – The Associated Press

Groundhog Day Live Updates | Watch as Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction – The Associated Press

‘Loud budgeting’ viral trend makes it chic to be cheap – The Washington Post

3 social media safety settings to check  – The Washington Post

“Feud: Capote vs. the Swans” Is a Simulacrum of a Scandal – The New Yorker

“How to Have Sex”: A Sharp Drama with Blank Characters – The New Yorker

China and the U.S. Are Talking, but Their Détente Has Limits – The New York Times

The Home of Carter G. Woodson, the Man Behind Black History Month – The New York Times

The Grammys have reformed, but the Recording Academy faces scrutiny over lingering abuse claims – The Los Angeles Times

How much rain is coming to L.A. County over the next week? A lot – The Los Angeles Times

Haley attacks Trump’s morals, age and wealth as she looks to stave off home state loss – CNN

Elmo asked us all how we were doing. Jake Tapper decided to ask him too – CNN

Andrea Superstein – Oh Mother (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Herb Alpert Proves That Dreams Do Come True – DownBeat

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Republican lawsuits challenge mail ballot deadlines. Could they upend voting across the country? – The Associated Press

Explosion strikes near vessel in the Red Sea off Yemen as Houthi rebel attacks continue – The Associated Press

House votes to expand child tax credit, beef up corporate tax breaks – The Washington Post

She was reprimanded for teaching a book on race. Then she tried again. – The Washington Post

The Opera “Chornobyldorf” Channels Ukrainian Rage and Sorrow – The New Yorker

How “Co-regulation” Became the Parenting Buzzword of the Day – The New Yorker

Elmo asked how everyone is doing on X. Elmo was not expecting it to open a yawning chasm of despair. – The New York Times

Can This A.I.-Powered Search Engine Replace Google? It Has for Our Columnist.– The New York Times

The planet is dangerously close to this climate threshold. Here’s what 1.5°C really means – The Los Angeles Times

This social service hotline you’ve never heard of could help pinpoint California’s next big crisis – The Los Angeles Times

Deadly drone attack caught Iran by surprise, officials say – CNN

This company is driving some of the first Tesla Semi trucks. Here’s what they’re learning – CNN

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live From The Northwest, 1959 (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Johnathan Blake: Story Teller – DownBeat

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2024 Grammys Preview: Five big questions ahead of Sunday’s award show– The Associated Press

NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ series has become a gigantic pop culture phenomeno – The Associated Press

Republicans advance Mayorkas’s impeachment as Democrats decry process as a sham – The Washington Post

Judge orders Tesla to undo Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package – The Washington Post

How the Stanley Cup Went Viral – The New Yorker

Consider the Vulture – The New Yorker

The Women of ‘Feud: Capote vs. the Swans’ Are Birds of a Feather – The New York Times

Meta, TikTok and Other Tech Chiefs to Face Lawmakers on Child Safety Online – The New York Times

Democrats and Republicans find middle ground on California’s Prop. 1 to fund mental health care – The Los Angeles Times

A warm winter has left California’s snowpack in a dismal state. Will the new storms help? – The Los Angeles Times

Texas seized part of the US-Mexico border and blocked federal Border Patrol agents. Here’s what happened next – CNN

Top Biden super PAC set to make $250 million investment in fall ad campaign – CNN

Sanah Koudara – Duality (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move


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NASA’s retired Space Shuttle Endeavour moved to new home – The Associated Press

Documentary on ‘We Are the World’ goes deep inside recording session of starry 1985 charity single – The Associated Press

Biden faces treacherous political choices in answering deadly attack – The Washington Post

I was young and fit, and suddenly too exhausted to get out of bed – The Washington Post

Ukraine’s Democracy in Darkness – The New Yorker

Nine Regular People Tell Trump to Shut Up and Pay Up – The New Yorker

Biden Super PAC Plans a Historic $250 Million Ad Blitz – The New York Times

Focused Cuts and Fewer Layers: Tech Layoffs Enter a New Phase – The New York Times

As LAUSD enrollment plunges, only one school is overcrowded. Proposed fixes panic parents – The Los Angeles Times

Howdy Glenn, one of L.A.’s unsung Black country singers, finally gets his due from the Grammys – The Los Angeles Times

Retired conservative federal judge urges Supreme Court to disqualify Trump from office – CNN

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US ‘shall respond’ after drone strike by Iran-backed group kills 3 US troops in Jordan, Biden says – The Associated Press

Taking away Trump’s business empire would stand alone under New York fraud law – The Associated Press

Surging Red Sea violence could imperil a fragile Yemen – The Washington Post

After Trump’s $88 million judgments, new penalty could come soon – The Washington Post

How to Have a More Productive Year – The New Yorker

Details Emerge on U.N. Workers Accused of Aiding Hamas Raid – The New York Times

After Vowing to Retaliate, Biden Must Weigh Risk of Wider War – The New York Times

Woman who clung to car to save stolen dog: ‘I held on to the windshield wipers’ – The Los Angeles Times

Joni Mitchell will perform at the 66th Grammy Awards next week – The Los Angeles Times

Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets – Pan Africa (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Biden offers fresh assurances he would shut down border ‘right now’ if Congress sends him a deal – The Associated Press

A famed NYC museum is closing two Native American halls. Harvard and others have taken similar steps – The Associated Press

Haley taunts Trump. He takes the bait. Will she keep it up? –  The Washington Post

Black Americans aren’t enthusiastic about reparations yet. Here’s why. – The Washington Post

“Do I Have to Come Here Injured or Dead?” – The New Yorker

The Challenger Explosion – The New Yorker

Black Pastors Pressure Biden to Call for a Cease-Fire in Gaza – The New York Times

Carroll Promises to Do ‘Something Good’ With a Fortune Won From Trump – The New York Times

The 10 best movies we saw at Sundance – The Los Angeles Times

110 Freeway closures near downtown L.A. this weekend – The Los Angeles Times

The actual hidden truth on UFOs – CNN

Are Biden and Trump too old to run? – CNN

Markus Rutz – Storybook (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Donald Trump must pay an additional $83.3 million to E. Jean Carroll in defamation case, jury says – The Associated Press

No diploma? No problem! Navy again lowers requirements as it struggles to meet recruitment goals – The Associated Press

One of Klimt’s ‘most beautiful’ portraits rediscovered after almost 100 years – The Washington Post

Cross burning in South Carolina stirs debate over hate-crimes laws – The Washington Post

The Future of Academic Freedom – The New Yorker

The One-Woman Show That Stars Two Women – The New Yorker

“America can do better than Donald Trump and Joe Biden,” Nikki Haley said after the verdict was announced. – The New York Times

Could the closure of Oakland’s only In-N-Out help the city with its crime problem? – The Los Angeles Times

12 don’t-miss home tours for Midcentury Modern fans at Palm Springs’ Modernism Week – The Los Angeles Times

Why the US economy is doing so much better than the rest of the world – CNN

Even Jenna Ortega can’t save the icky ‘90s throwback ‘Miller’s Girl’ – CNN

Jesse Davis – Live at Smalls Jazz Club (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Resourceful Talent on Display at South Beach Jazz Festival – DownBeat

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The top UN court is set to issue a preliminary ruling in a case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza – The Associated Press

How To Tech: Why it’s important to turn on Apple’s new Stolen Device Protection – The Associated Press

U.N. court to deliver interim ruling in genocide case against Israel – The Washington Post

Haley presses on against Trump on the trail. Her fight is a lonely one. – The Washington Post

How to Eat a Tire in a Year – The New Yorker

The Meme-ification of American Politics – The New Yorker

Truman Capote Cashed In on His Friends’ Secrets. It Cost Him Everything. – The New York Times

White Columns Mixes Outsiders With Insiders – The New York Times

SAG-AFTRA defends Alec Baldwin after ‘Rust’ criminal charge: ‘An actor’s job is not to be a firearms or weapons expert’ – The Los Angeles Times

Taro iced coffee, ‘Turning Red’ and peach blossoms: Lunar New Year at Disneyland is here – The Los Angeles Times

Trump’s impatience is creating political risks for his campaign – CNN

Allan Harris – Live at Blue LLama (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Washington Ballet Celebrates Jazz’s Influence on Dance, Art – DownBeat

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In-N-Out to close first location in its 75-year history due to a wave of car break-ins and robberies – The Associated Press

Martin Luther King’s daughter recalls late brother as strong guardian of their father’s legacy – The Associated Press

My first Sundance: Stars recall tales of couch surfing, bidding wars – The Washington Post

A Sherlock Holmes birthday itinerary: Trains, tweed and the Wessex Cup – The Washington Post

Rules for the Ruling Class – The New Yorker

The Best Books We Read This Week – The New Yorker

The Looming Contest Between Two Presidents and Two Americas – The New York Times

College Is All About Curiosity. And That Requires Free Speech. – The New York Times

‘Thousand-year storm’ leaves San Diego reeling from punishing rainfall, floods –  The Los Angeles Times

The mind-blowing comedy of Jacqueline Novak explodes in debut special ‘Get on Your Knees’ – The Los Angeles Times

Local GOP officials are predicting the return of many Republicans who were repulsed by Trump’s conduct in 2020 – CNN

These three African photographers are celebrating the birthplace of coffee – CNN

Dave Liebman – Live At Smalls (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Blindfold Test: Emmet Cohen – DownBeat

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Christopher Nolan talks ‘Oppenheimer’ Oscar success –  The Associated Press

Apple begins selling the Macintosh – The Associated Press

How Trump crushed Haley’s momentum and came closer to clinching the nomination – The Washington Post

NYPD investigates alleged chemical attack on pro-Palestinian protesters –  The Washington Post

The Campaign Against D.E.I. – The New Yorker

Dickson Despommier Wants Our Cities to Be Like Forests – The New Yorker

Nikki Haley, set to head to South Carolina, projected optimism despite the challenges facing her campaign. – The New York Times

The Lascivious, Decades-Long History Behind That Calvin Klein  – The New York Times

Broken chargers, lax oversight: How California’s troubled EV charging stations threaten emission goals –  The Los Angeles Times

A Black actor was denied a wig for a major Broadway tour. She’s now suing for racial discrimination – The Los Angeles Times

Martin Scorsese and John Williams just made Oscars history – CNN

More flowers are ‘selfing,’ scientists say. That could spell trouble for other species – CNN

Lakecia Benjamin – Phoenix (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

The Evolution of Nicholas Payton – DownBeat

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Live updates: Oscar nominations set to be released –  The Associated Press

Norman Jewison, acclaimed director of ‘In the Heat of the Night’ and ‘Moonstruck,’ dead at 97 – The Associated Press

Christopher Reeve doc ‘Super/Man’ leaves Sundance audience sobbing – The Washington Post

Supreme Court clears way for border agents to remove Texas wire barrier – The Washington Post

Will the Race Against Trump End in New Hampshire? – The New Yorker

Americans Are Finally Starting to Feel Better About the Economy – The New Yorker

In San Diego, Furious Deluge Floods Homes and Freeways – The New York Times

Dexter Scott King, Younger Son of Martin Luther King Jr., Dies at 62 – The New York Times

Oscar nominations 2024: Final predictions for all 23 categories – The Los Angeles Times

Rain soaks L.A. but shocks San Diego as deluge leads to hundreds of rescues amid flooding – The Los Angeles Times

Nicole Kidman shares update on possible third season of ‘Big Little Lies’ – CNN

‘Monsieur Spade’ casts Clive Owen in a series that’s nearly the stuff dreams are made of – CNN

Viktoria Tolstoy – Stealing Moments – Bayou Blue Radio-Paris-Move

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On Jan. 22, 1973 – Supreme Court declares right to abortion with Roe v Wade –  The Associated Press

Hearing complaints over property taxes, some Georgia lawmakers look to limit rising values – The Associated Press

Biden expands abortion, contraception protections on Roe anniversary – The Washington Post

Was the notion of a competitive Republican primary just a mirage? – The Washington Post

Sofia Coppola’s Path to Filming Gilded Adolescence – The New Yorker

Book:The Twins Obsession – The New Yorker

Haley Gets a Trump Matchup, but Now Faces the Trump Machine – The New York Times

The Lost DeSantis Moment – The New York Times

Thousands of CSU faculty vow to ‘shut down’ campuses in first systemwide strike – The Los Angeles Times

A California rep (and ex-Bernie booster) tries to get New Hampshire voters to write in Biden – The Los Angeles Times

What E. Jean Carroll must show to prevail in the defamation trial against Trump – CNN

Biden campaign puts reproductive rights front and center as it plans to tie Trump to abortion bans – CNN

Hot Club of Los Angeles – Nova – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Nikki Haley questions Trump’s mental fitness after he appears to confuse her for Nancy PelosiThe Associated Press

Grammys 2024: From how to watch the music-filled show to who’s nominated, here’s what to know – The Associated Press

New Hampshire’s independents could drive Republican primary outcome – The Washington Post

A daughter’s pregnancy and a life-or-death decision – The Washington Post

The Woman Who Spent Five Hundred Days in a Cave – The New Yorker

Ava DuVernay Wants to Build a New System – The New Yorker

Leave The Poor Princess Alone – The New York Times

Overlooked No More: Beatrix Potter, Author of ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ – The New York Times

The family and friend of slain ‘Rust’ cinematographer respond to Alec Baldwin’s new indictment – The Los Angeles Times

Patt Morrison: The death — or not? — of L.A.’s shopping malls – The Los Angeles Times

Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band – Live Songs – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Why the back-to-back health announcements from King Charles III and Kate were so unusual – The Associated Press

Today in History: January 20, Franklin Roosevelt inaugurated on new, earlier date – The Associated Press

Biden advisers brainstorm best policy pitch to halt Trump’s rise – The Washington Post

Cartoon: Trump warns Supreme Court of ‘chaos and bedlam’ – The Washington Post

Portrait of the Artist as an Office Drone – The New Yorker

No One Painted Color Like Emily Mason – The New Yorker

For the Anti-Trump Wing of the G.O.P., It All Comes Down to Tuesday – The New York Times

The Legal Question at the Center of the Alec Baldwin Criminal Case – The New York Times

How IHeartComix’s super creativity took the event company from the L.A. music scene to Marvel – The Los Angeles Times

Malia Obama makes directorial debut with short film as part of Sundance Film Festival –  The Los Angels Times

Kirsten Edkins – Shapes and Soud (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Musicians 1st at Sam First – DownBeat

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East and West coasts prepare for new rounds of snow and ice as deadly storms pound US – The Associated Press

Japan hopes to join an elite club by landing on the moon – The Asociated Press

Houthis target U.S.-owned tanker in 3rd attack in as many days – The Washington Post

Need advice? Join columnist Carolyn Hax’s weekly chat (Jan. 19 | 12 p.m. ET) – The Washington Post

Is A.I. the Death of I.P.? – The New Yorker

The Expansive Musical Range of Ryuichi Sakamoto –  The New Yorker

Sleater-Kinney’s “Little Rope” was born out of tragedy, but feels curiously restrained. – The New York Times

Sleater-Kinney’s “Little Rope” was born out of tragedy, but feels curiously restrained. – The New York Times

America needs an immigration debate — just not the one we’re having – The Los Angeles Times

Will a post-strike Sundance see a deal surge? What insiders are saying about the indie film market – The Los Angeles Times

Takeaways from Haley town hall – CNN

This train goes nowhere. Now it’s a luxury attraction – CNN

Youn Sun Nah – Elles – Bayou Blue Radio – Paris-Move

Billy Mohler’s Open Vision – DownBeat

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Pakistan’s retaliatory airstrikes in Iran kill 9 and raise tensions between the neighbors – The Associated Press

Trump lashes out at judge after he threatens to boot Trump from courtroom – The Associated Press

U.S. Navy carries out new round of strikes against Houthis in Yemen – The Washington Post

Election 2024 latest news: Anti-Trump Republicans seek to stall his momentum in N.H. – The Washington Post

Chance the Cat -(fiction) – The New Yorker

E. Jean Carroll and the Trump Doom Loop – The New Yorker

Falling Domestic Fares and an A.I. Arms Race: What Travelers Can Expect in 2024  – The New York Times

How Coffee Farmers in Hawaii Fought Counterfeit Kona Beans – The New York Times

Interview: California’s newest senator, Laphonza Butler, on Trump, Gaza and her future – The Los Angeles Times

Column: The George Carlin auto-generated comedy special is everything wrong with AI right now – The Los Angeles Times

Trump’s appointees are poised to give conservatives another long-sought reversal – CNN

Pierce Brosnan pleads not guilty to walking in thermal areas at Yellowstone National Park – CNN

Max Beesley’s High Vibes – Zeus (ENG review) –  Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

A Bounty of Documentaries – DownBeat

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DeSantis and Haley have a one-week sprint ahead of the New Hampshire primary as Trump leads the way – The Associated Press

Trump sex abuse accuser E. Jean Carroll is set to testify in the defamation trial over his denials – The Associated Press

Solving the mystery of Clive Owen’s staying power – The Washington Post

Trump can win the rural vote. But can he win where it counts? – The Washington Post

The Anxious Precision of Jacqueline Novak’s Comedy – The New Yorker

An Economics Lesson from Tolstoy – The New Yorker

For Biden, Another Trump Nomination Presents Opportunity, and Great Risk – The New York Times

Nikki Haley is looking to New Hampshire with a focus on independents. – The New York Times

Immigration debate deeply divides California Democrats, poll finds –  The Los Angeles Times

Nikki Haley’s best — and perhaps last — chance to beat Trump is next week in New Hampshire – The Los Angeles Times

More than 60,000 in the Northwest without power after freezing rain –  CNN

These mind-bending mirrors have appeared in Qatar’s desert. Here’s why – CNN

Menagerie – The Shores Of Infinity (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Trump leads GOP rightward march and other takeaways from the Iowa caucuse – The Associated Press

Ex-President Donald Trump set to face jury over sex abuse and defamation claims – The Associated Press

Bernie Sanders to force vote on Israel’s human rights practices in Gaza – The Washington Post

Roads are treacherous in the region as District posts first inch of snow in two years – The Washington Post

A New Life – The New Yorker

“All of Us Strangers” Is a Romantic Fantasy About Filmmaking – The New Yorker

The Point, Our New Opinion Blog: Iowa Reactions, Trump, the Emmys – The New York Times

In Frigid Texas, Will the Power Grid Be Able to Keep the Heat On? – The New York Times

Column: Soaked in nostalgia, the best Emmys in years showed how much TV has changed – The Los Angeles Times

Elton John joins the EGOT ranks as Dodger Stadium farewell special wins Emmy – The Los Angeles Times

‘The Bear’ actor and real-life chef Matty Matheson cooks up wild Emmys acceptance speech –  CNN

Marius Van Den Brink – New York Knock (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Denmark will proclaim a new king as Queen Margrethe signs historic abdication – The Associated Press

US says Texas blocked border agents from entering park to try to save 3 migrants who drowned – The Associated Press

How Lloyd Austin’s medical mystery ignited a firestorm – The Washington Post

Tom Shales, Pulitzer-winning TV critic of fine-tuned wit, dies at 79 – The Washington Post

The Price of Netanyahu’s Ambition – The New Yorker

Dickson Despommier Wants Our Cities to Be Like Forests – The New Yorker

Leon Wildes, Immigration Lawyer Who Defended John Lennon, Dies at 90 – The New York Times

‘True Detective: Night Country’ – The New York Times

California bill paves way for psychedelic therapy after failure to legalize ‘magic mushrooms’ – The Los Angeles Times

A rising star at celebrity trials like O.J. Simpson’s. Then a quiet, mysterious death – The Los Angeles Times

Analysis $88 trillion in debt and a wave of elections. World leaders are hamstrung – CNN

Flights canceled across the US due to winter weather – CNN

Jun Lida – Evergreen (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

The Caroline House – Bed and Breakfast – Bayou Blue Radio

Jun Lida – Evergreen (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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Winter storm to bring snow, winds, ice and life-threatening chill to US, forecasters warn – The Associated Press

Donald Trump ordered to pay The New York Times and its reporters nearly $400,000 in legal fees – The Associated Press

In Yemen’s Houthis, U.S. and Britain face a ready, war-tested foe – The Washington Post

He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable. – The Washington Post

“True Detective: Night Country” Finds the Heart of Darkness – The New Yorker

Coming of Age at the Dawn of the Social Internet – The New Yorker

‘Succession’ Auctions Off ‘Ludicrously Capacious Bag’ and Other Props – The New York Times

Microsoft Tops Apple to Become Most Valuable Public Company – The New York Times

Opinion: How the International Court of Justice can hold Israel accountable in Gaza – The Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Majors dropped from Dennis Rodman movie following conviction – The Los Angeles Times

Huge network of ancient cities uncovered in the Amazon rainforest – CNN

For many Iowa voters, Trump’s legal troubles are a selling point – CNN

Jacob Manz – The Answer (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Fred Irby III: Hall of Fame for Jazz Education – DownBeat

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Houthi rebels say US-led strikes in Yemen killed 5 of their forces, raising Mideast tensions – The Associated Press

Worried about losing in 2024, Iowa’s Republican voters are less interested in talking about abortion – The Associated Press

Planet’s most abnormally cold air to surge into Lower 48 states – The Washington Post

Trump assails judge in courtroom speech as N.Y. fraud trial winds down – The Washington Post

Nikki Haley Seeks an Iowa Surge as the Last G.O.P. Moderate in the Race – The New Yorker

The Shareable Feast of Jeremy Allen White’s Calvin Klein Ad – The New Yorker

The Cultural Catastrophe of a Second Trump Term – The New York Times

Much of what you think about California grizzlies is wrong – The Los Angeles Times

Jo Koy grades himself on the Golden Globes, prepares for Kia Forum shows – The Los Angeles Times

In ‘True Detective: Night Country,’ Jodie Foster gets snowed in by side plots – CNN

Hertz is selling 20,000 electric vehicles to buy gasoline cars instead – CNN

Phil’s Roadhouse & Grill – Bayou Blue Radio

Tim Jackson: Lifetime Achievement for Presenting – DownBeat

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Over 50 countries go to the polls in 2024. The year will test even the most robust democracies – The Associated Press

Speaker Johnson is facing conservative pushback over the spending deal he struck with Democrats– The Associated Press

Haley, DeSantis bicker in fierce Iowa debate without Trump – The Washington Post

Chinese research vessels linked to country’s army map the Indian Ocean for submarine warfare – The Washington Post

Kate Zambreno Collects Herself – The New Yorker

Queen of Crime (Agatha Christie) – The New Yorker

With Christie Out, Haley Is Poised to Benefit in New Hampshire – The New York Times

Subway Delayed Again? Might Be Caused by a Brake Prank. – The New York Times

Forecast warned of ‘considerable’ avalanche danger ahead of Tahoe fatality – The Los Angeles Times

California’s biggest winter storm so far is on its way. Will it put a dent in the ‘snow drought’? – The Los Angeles Times

McDonald’s is bringing back a fan favorite after four years – CNN

Ashley Judd on the power of loving and letting go – CNN

Gerald Cannon – Live at Dizzy’s Club (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Winter Festivals, Conferences to Fuel Intense Week of Jazz in New York – DownBeat

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A one-on-one debate between Haley and DeSantis could help decide the Republican alternative to Trump – The Associated Press

Trump warns of ‘Pandora’s box’ of perpetual presidential prosecutions if charges against him stand – The Associated Press

Violent political threats surge as 2024 begins, haunting American democracy – The Washington Post

New Hampshire looms as Haley’s last chance to stop Trump – The Washington Post

The Playwright Has a Few More Changes – The New Yorker

Has School Become Optional? – The New Yorker

Tornadoes, Blizzards, Floods: Severe Storms Hit Vast Sections of U.S. – The New York Times

Aliens Have Never Been More Alluring – The New York Times

How will the Boeing 737 Max 9 problem affect air travel? – The Los Angeles Times

How one acclaimed poet’s long, private letter became a short, stunning novel – The Los Angeles Times

Francesco Crosara – Circular Motion (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio-Paris-Move

Blue Note Quintet to Tour in Support of Label’s 85th Year – DownBeat

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Central US walloped by blizzard conditions, closing highways, schools and government offices – The Associated Press

Trump to return to federal court as judges hear arguments on whether he is immune from prosecution – The Associated Press

Austin leaves intensive care amid growing scrutiny of Pentagon secrecy – The Washington Post

United finds loose bolts on Boeing jets grounded after blowout incident – The Washington Post

What Could Tip the Balance in the War in Ukraine? – The New Yorker

Did an Abortion Ban Cost a Young Texas Woman Her Life? – The New Yorker

Here’s a timeline of former President Trump’s pressure campaign to overturn the 2020 election. – The New York Times

Panel on Boeing Plane May Not Have Been Properly Attached, Agency Says – The New York Times

Questions about NASA’s Mars Sample Return mission put JPL jobs in jeopardy – The Los Angeles Times

The best looks from the 2024 Golden Globes – The Los Angeles Times

CNN Poll: Haley trims Trump’s lead to single digits in New Hampshire – CNN

Willem Dafoe honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame –  CNN

Andrea Sabatino feat. Vince Abbracciante – Melodico (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

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A chaotic Golden Globes night had a bit of everything: The silly, the serious, and Taylor Swift, tooThe Associated Press

Trump is promising to reduce inflation. His plans may reignite it. – The Washington Post

Where is the voice to unite a divided America? – The Washington Post

How Trump Captured Iowa’s Religious Right – The New Yorker

What Frantz Fanon and Ian Fleming Agreed On – The New Yorker

President Biden will make an appeal to Black voters during a campaign stop in Charleston, S.C. – THe Washington Post

Robots Learn, Chatbots Visualize: How 2024 Will Be A.I.’s ‘Leap Forward’ – The Washington Post

California mountain lion population is thousands fewer than previously estimated– The Los Angeles Times

Congressional leaders announce spending agreement key to averting shutdown – The Los Angeles Times


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Hundreds of convictions, but a major mystery is still unsolved 3 years after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot – The Associated Press

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, even in medical emergencies – The Associated Press

How the GOP’s rewriting of Jan. 6 paved the way for Trump’s comeback – The Washington Post

Three years later, beware dangerous revisionism of Jan. 6 – The Washington Post

The Legend of the Selmer Mark VI – The New Yorker

Joe Biden Makes Saving Democracy the Center of His Campaign – The New Yorker

Alaska Airlines Grounds Fleet of Boeing 737 Max 9 Jets After Midair ‘Incident’ – The New York Times

New Epstein documents reveal more details of sex-trafficking operation – The Los Angeles Times

David Soul, one half of TV’s ‘Starsky & Hutch,’ dies at 80 – The Los Angeles Times

Where to expect snow in the days ahead as back-to-back winter storms begin – CNN

Japan runway collision raises fresh questions about airplane evacuations – CNN

Andrea Sabatino feat. Vince Abbracciante – Melodico (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Michael Cuscuna: Lifetime Achievement in Recording – DownBeat

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Hundreds of convictions, but a major mystery is still unsolved 3 years after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot – The Associated Press

Glynis Johns, ‘Mary Poppins’ star who first sang Sondheim’s ‘Send in the Clowns,’ dies at 100 – The Associated Press

Lady Chatterley and Mickey Mouse enter the public domain and all you get is this column  – The Washington Post

Today’s Opinions: How Joe Biden wins the election  – The Washington Post

A Sleater-Kinney Album Mutated by Grief – The New Yorker

What We Lost When Twitter Became X – The Hew Yorker

And the 2023 Oscar Nominees Should Be … – The New York Times

The N.Y.P.D. Dance Team Walks the Beat and Feels It Too – The NEw York Times

How the Golden Globes became too big to fail – The Los Angeles Times

Queen Mary, once a sinking white elephant, shows signs of remarkable revival – The Los Angeles Times

Former Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn announces bid for Congress – CNN

Here’s what the Supreme Court faces as justices discuss Trump’s eligibility – CNN

Christopher Grab’s Reflections – Oneness (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Blindfold Test: Nduduzo Makhathini – DownBeat

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Dozens more Jeffrey Epstein documents are now public. Here’s what we know so far – The Associated Press

The Supreme Court is expected to determine whether Trump can keep running for president. Here’s why – The Associated Press

The resignation of Harvard’s president is a chance for schools to learn – The Washington Post

Man leaps over bench to attack Nevada judge during sentencing, video shows – The Washington Post

The California Town Owned by a New York Investment Firm – The New Yorker

What Do We Want from Comedy? – The New Yorker

The Jan. 6 Riot Inquiry So Far: Three Years, Hundreds of Prison Sentences – The New York Times

Denmark’s Next Queen Is a Progressive, Common-Born Former Australian – The New York Times

‘How are we going to defend ourselves?’ Inside the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection – The Los Angeles Times

Anti-Trump Republicans say Nikki Haley is their ‘only hope.’ But is her surge coming too late? – The Los Angeles Times

‘Feud’ trailer featuring Demi Moore glimpses the late Treat Williams in his final role – CNN

Netflix Cancels & Renews Another Rounds Of Great Shows – CNN

John Ellis (Quartet) – Carmen In Jazz (ENG review) – Bayou Blue Radio/Paris-Move

Pianist Les McCann, Soul-Jazz Standard-Bearer, Dies at 88 – DownBeat

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Biden will start the year at sites of national trauma to warn about dire stakes of the 2024 election – The Associated Press

AP explains how the Iowa caucuses work and the stakes for Republican presidential candidates – The Associated Press

Senior Hamas leader killed in Beirut blast, group says, raising specter of wider clash – The Washington Post

Texas doctors are not obligated to perform emergency abortions, court rules – The Washington Post

A Question of Legacy – The New Yorker

A Sense of Mystery and Wonder in a New “Color Purple” –  The New Yorker

How a Proxy Fight Over Campus Politics Brought Down Harvard’s President – The New York Times

“The Crown” speaks to furtive truths about the British monarchy, a critic writes. -The New York Times

Native tribes are getting a slice of their land back — under the condition that they preserve it  – The Los Angeles Times

As the big personality brother in ‘American Fiction,’ Sterling K. Brown has it covered – The Los Angeles Times

Why Trump’s GOP rivals don’t dare hit his greatest liability even as time runs out to take him down – CNN

Dave Chappelle walked off stage. Blame audience members who don’t follow rules – CNN

Editorial January 2024 – Bayou Blue Radio

Armstrong Center Offers New Understanding of ‘Pops’ – DownBeat