August 4, 2011
ART Dwayne Booth, the political cartoonist also known as Mr. Fish, is a ubiquitous presence in such venerable publications as Harper's, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic and many others, but is most frequently seen at Truthdig. In conjunction with the launch of his new book of cartoons and essays, "Go Fish: How to Win Contempt and Influence People," the Robert Berman Gallery will mount an exhibition of Mr. Fish's original drawings, prints and paintings, which also appear in the book. For the Saturday opening reception, he will be on hand to sign copies and discuss his work with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2011 |
Angelenos have long complained about the noise of helicopters hovering over Southern California neighborhoods — and one politician is hoping he can finally ensure some peace and quiet. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Valley Village) introduced legislation Thursday targeting noise from low-flying helicopters above Los Angeles County's residential neighborhoods. Berman's Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act would require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish rules on flight paths and minimum altitudes for helicopter operations in those areas within a year of the bill's being signed into law. Exemptions would be allowed for emergency responders and the military.
May 26, 2011 |
A top House Democrat sees raw opportunism in Republican outrage over President Obama’s blueprint for a Middle East peace agreement. Rep. Howard Berman of California, the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, singled out Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, though he said Republicans more broadly are using the dust-up to try to make inroads into a Jewish community that typically votes Democratic. “The Republicans, in their never-ending quest to try and persuade Jews to shift their voting, have jumped on this to try to exacerbate that split,’’ Berman said in a Thursday morning interview.
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December 31, 2010
Roy Neuberger, a co-founder of money manager Neuberger Berman who traded stocks until he was 101 and was a collector of such American artists as Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper, has died. He was 107. He died of natural causes Friday at his New York City home, said his son James A. Neuberger. "He got to Wall Street in 1929, a few months before the crash. He was 25," his son said. "He worked every day until he was 99. " Neuberger bought about a thousand works of art over the years.
August 15, 2010 |
Brooke Berman makes a left off Sunset Boulevard onto Larrabee and begins to recount, warmly, a home she once occupied in West Hollywood. "This was one of the best apartments I've had in L.A.," she says as we approach a place a few blocks from Book Soup, her tone suggesting a period of extended bliss. "I lived here for two months. " She pauses. "But it was a really awesome two months. " That doesn't sound like much time. But it constitutes a veritable long-term lease for Berman, a playwright, screenwriter and sort of urban Bedouin who has spent most of the last two decades hopscotching through neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles.
August 11, 2010 |
Iran, reacting to the cutoff of U.S. aid to the Lebanese military, told Lebanese officials Tuesday that it would make up the potential $100-million loss. The promise came one day after disclosures that Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Valley Village), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations, decided to freeze the money because of concerns that the U.S. aid might be buying arms that could be turned against Israel.
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January 31, 2010 |
Bayard F. Berman, a lead attorney on the Los Angeles school desegregation lawsuit that led to three years of busing and an exodus of whites from the city's public schools, died Jan. 20 at the Veterans Affairs hospital in West Los Angeles. He was 88. The cause was a gallbladder infection, said his daughter, Abigail. An entertainment lawyer known for his prowess as a litigator, Berman was approached by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California in the late 1960s to handle the biggest lawsuit it had ever taken on. Known as the Crawford case, it was filed as a class action in 1963 by the ACLU and the National Assn.
December 19, 2009 |
To say the topic of screenwriter Sabina Berman's latest movie is bleak would be an understatement. So would labeling the decision to film in Mexico's deadliest city a "challenge." The film, "Backyard" ("El Traspatio") is a fictionalized account of the unsolved rapes and murders of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez, the violent Mexican border town that faces El Paso. Berman, a writer most known for comedies, had to be convinced the project made sense; she was sold after years of research and talking to survivors and some of the thousands of women who work in the vast network of multinational maquiladora assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border that served as the pool for victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2009 |
Matt Berman believes that barbershops can change the world. He'll take off his shirt to prove his passion -- by showing off his barbershop tattoo, which covers his entire back. Last month, the 46-year-old former marketing executive said goodbye to a successful corporate career and opened a 10-chair shop downtown, at the corner of 5th and Spring streets. "I always wanted to be a barber, ever since I was a kid," Berman told me. "I always loved to cut hair, but I never shared that with people.
December 12, 2009 |
Hoping to find an elusive hit or two to revive the beleaguered peacock network, NBC Universal said Friday that it had renewed its deal with the high-powered television production firm BermanBraun. The three-year contract extension means that the company, launched in 2007 by former top network executives Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun, will allow NBC Universal to buy any of its TV projects before the firm pitches them to a competing network. NBC pays the firm's overhead, but the two companies declined to provide specifics about the deal.