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ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2001 | Nicolai Ouroussoff
For years, art institutions, corporate patrons and now even government bureaucrats have been mining architecture's growing list of international celebrities, bent on producing the kind of flamboyant icon that can up their cultural status. Architects call this the "Bilbao effect," a reference to the growing hype that has surrounded the profession's stars since the opening of Frank O. Gehry's celebrated Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, in 1997. Not even the terrorist attacks of Sept.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2001 | Howard Rosenberg
We usually think of top 10 lists as honoring a year's best individual programs. That applies only partially to the elite of 2001, when the most electrifying TV moments came from a transcendent catastrophe (guess which one) and bodies of work that made you grateful that Philo Farnsworth created something called a television image in 1927. The list: Sept. 11.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2001 | Michael Phillips
In this holiday time of America Striking Back, and Responding to Terror in the midst of Shopping, the revival of "Flower Drum Song" turned out to be just the thing for many L.A. theatergoers. Continuing through Jan. 13, it's an anti-terror good time, something old (a 1958 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical) and something new (the book by David Henry Hwang), with many things borrowed and practically none of it blue.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2001 | PAUL BROWNFIELD and CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS
Some people are still arguing over when, exactly, the '60s ended. Altamont in December 1969? Kent State in May 1970? But if you ask the same question about the 1990s, the answer quickly becomes clear: Never mind millennial fireworks. In fact, never mind 2000. The '90s ended on Sept. 11, 2001.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2001
Sept. 11 wasn't the only event to shape the arts and entertainment world in 2001. But it had far-reaching reverberations, beyond delayed season premieres, dark stages, thwarted logistics and fluctuating movie schedules. For many, it provided a test of will: the will to create, the will to perform, the will to interpret, the will to keep on.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2001
Wednesday THE WASH Comedy Lions Gate With: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Wallace. The idea: Capers, cons and a kidnapping liven up the workday at the car wash. Writer-director: DJ Pooh. So?: Dre-Snoop chemistry is a plus. Friday AUDITION Thriller American Cinematheque With: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina. The idea: A widower conducts bogus film auditions to meet a woman, and gets more than he bargained for. Writer: Takishi Miike, based on the book by Ryu Murakami. Director: Miike. So?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2001 | LORENZA MUNOZ, Lorenza Munoz is a Times staff writer
Whether it's apes, ogres, dinosaurs, tomb raiders, robots or Parisian courtesans, there are plenty of unusual characters to go around in this summer's packed movie season. Arriving amid labor uncertainty and industry layoffs and following last year's sluggish performance and a rash of theater-chan bankruptcies, this summer is critical for Hollywood. The good news is that the studios seem prepared with a slew of films offering diversity in subjects, locations and casts.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2001 | BONNIE HARRIS
If the crowds aren't descending on Disney's new park in full force yet, maybe they will this spring, when overall pleasure travel is expected to increase by more than 2% over last year, according to a survey by the Travel Industry Assn. of America. More than 147.4 million trips will be taken in March, April and May--86% of them for leisure purposes, the organization's officials said.
NEWS
January 24, 2001 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As auto makers arm themselves for a fierce battle to simply maintain market share in a year of tumbling sales, Hyundai Motor Co. of South Korea has been handed the equivalent of a small nuclear weapon for its arsenal: Consumer Reports magazine has rated Hyundai's compact Elantra sedan as one of the best small cars in the United States. The rating underscores how once-reviled South Korean auto makers are overcoming American buyers' concerns about product quality. U.S.
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