April 3, 1999
Re "A Web of Thoughts" (March 25): Tell me that I'm not paranoid! Tell me that the artist Allan McCollum didn't create "The Registration of an Artwork," and that the Museum of Modern Art didn't exhibit the 480 "surrogates," and that critics all over the world didn't babble on over its insight and deep meaning, and that Christopher Knight didn't gush over the exhibit's transference to the Internet, and that all of these people didn't go to all of...
November 9, 1998 |
All the reasons for banishing TV: too much violence and sex, battles over the remote control, the glazed looks on the children's faces. . . . These never entered into our "decision" to keep television out of our home. Simply, we never had a TV, never bought one and resisted efforts by friends and family to give us one. A history: Before we met, my husband and I traveled a good deal, and large possessions were a burden. Neither of us owned much furniture or many appliances, including TV sets.
August 19, 1998 |
You are old, father William the young man said and your hair has grown very white and yet you incessantly stand on your head-- Do you think, at your age, it is right? --Lewis Carroll Whaddaya think? Whaddaya think? --Larry King on CNN Monday night * Whew! What you just heard was a collective sigh of relief following months of agonizing root canal.
October 8, 1997 |
Jay Mariotti in the Chicago Sun-Times on the breakup of the Bulls after this season and the roles of owner Jerry Reinsdorf and General Manager Jerry Krause: "Like evil, selfish Scrooges at Christmas, they are eager to break up a dynasty and shut down one of the world's finer entertainment treasures so they can pursue that most farcical of ambitions: trying to win an NBA title of their own.
April 5, 1997
Perhaps the best recurring feature in the L.A. Times is the weekly Trojan viewpoint letter. Rarely, if ever, does it address a substantive issue. More often than not, the Trojan scribes are reduced to griping about coverage or taking pot shots at UCLA. Last week's offering was that "Trojans take losses like men." Well, after last year's 48-41 overtime loss to UCLA, Trojan tailback LaVale Woods apparently took the loss like a Bruin. He cried his eyes out in the locker room after the game [Times, Nov. 24]
August 12, 1996 |
He is a part-time chef who likes to create gourmet dishes and just look what Mark Brooks cooked up. . . . May we present the PGA Championship? The 35-year-old Texan, who won his first major golf title Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club, couldn't have ordered a better way to do it--a birdie on the 72nd hole to catch Kenny Perry and another birdie on the first playoff hole to beat him. The typically reserved Brooks had his usual hard time expressing his feelings.
March 27, 1996 |
The road to glamour Vanity Fair-style came after successfully passing the police barricade on Robertson Boulevard. It was here that privileged guest was separated from ordinary, inconvenienced motorist.
August 13, 1995 |
convention doll n. a hard-to-find doll produced in small quantities for a yearly convention of Barbie doll collectors. department store special n . a doll manufactured for and sold exclusively by one chain. doll newbie n. An owner who believes a doll dates from 1966 because of the marking on its rear. The figure actually refers to when the patent was issued. loose adj . out of the box. "The only Barbies you see at garage sales are loose and nude."