Patt Morrison for June 7, 2012

Labor Activists Hold Rally
Voters in San Diego and San Jose overwhelmingly passed two propositions on Tuesday that seek to remedy municipal budget gaps by cutting current worker pensions. By taking aim at not only future workers but current workers pensions plans, the June 5 props are even more austere than Governor Jerry Brown’s 12-point pension plan, which California Democrats did not support.

Natasha Trethewey named US Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey has been named the 19th U.S. poet laureate. The 46-year-old professor at Emory University in Atlanta is the nation's first poet laureate to hail from the South since the first U.
Augusten Burroughs book called "This is How"
After six memoirs, Burroughs’ next offering, “This Is How,” veers in the direction of a self-help text (without losing Burroughs’ voice, of course).
Los Angeles Kings v Pittsburgh Penguins

The LA Kings court Los Angeles’ large Latino population

The Los Angeles Kings’ historic run to the Stanley Cup Final has thrust them front and center upon the Southern California sports stage. Baseball, basketball, American football, and soccer all enjoy vibrant Latino fan bases in Southern California.
Still from the film "Snow White and the Huntsman."

Little people speak out against fake dwarves in film

In Universal Pictures’ new film “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Snow White’s small dwarf friends are played not by little people, but by average-sized actors, including “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” actor Bob Hoskins and “Deadwood”’s Ian McShane, digitally altered to appear shorter.
We Can All Do Better
Bill Bradley has spent his 68 years on Earth enjoying a remarkably unique perspective: A Basketball Hall of Famer, NBA World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, Rhodes Scholar, a former three-term U.
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