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September 18, 1998
Just think, if enough of us had voted for an honest politician like Bob Dole, we would have a truthful president and a 15% tax cut. MARTY WEISS Valencia
April 25, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a revival of "Of Mice and Men" -- is back with a second season of his delightful Irish-made, Hulu-hosted series, "Moone Boy. " Written with Nick Vincent Murphy, it is a memory piece -- the year as we...
April 1, 2005
Your tongue-in-cheek editorials aside, it is an oddity for me to agree with any Times editorial, but "Paging Bob Hertzberg" (editorial, March 30) was right on the mark. Too bad we, the voting public, weren't. Oh, Bob! I'm so sorry! But now that I've learned my lesson, can I claim a hanging chad and vote again? Susan Shain Los Angeles
April 25, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Earl Morrall was the NFL's answer to a brilliant Broadway understudy. He left his mark on NFL history by stepping in for two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks - Johnny Unitas in Baltimore and Bob Griese in Miami - and turning in a string of masterful performances to keep his teams on track. "All Earl ever did was win games for me, whether it was as a starter or coming off the bench," said legendary Miami coach Don Shula, whose 1972 Dolphins finished with an unblemished 17-0 record - the only perfect season in the NFL's modern era - thanks in large part to Morrall.
October 27, 1985
I enjoyed Elizabeth Venant's article on Ursula Le Guin ("Californians in Le Guin's New World," Oct. 20), but had to smile over her description of "a sturdy woman with a boyish bob." In 1931, I had a boyish bob, and so did my sister, Selma, after I cut off her golden curls to match my own short straight hair. But now, when my two sons, and even my husband, frequently wear their hair longer than my own still-short bob, I wonder what a "boyish bob" means to people growing up in the '60s and '70s.
August 19, 1991
Too many neighborhoods are anonymous rows of houses. People drive in and out of the garages and perhaps wave at a familiar face in a passing car, but that's the extent of their "community." My neighborhood might have been just that but for the efforts of one older resident, Bob. Rain or shine, Bob walked the long block and placed everyone's newspapers, usually thrown in the middle of the street, right at their front doors--no more padding down the drive in slippers and bathrobe hoping not to be seen.
August 30, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Remember when engines were measured in cubic inches? Remember when cars had chrome kissers that looked like psycho sharks? And when you flashed your headlights, the gum-popping carhop would come take your order - grudgingly, as if she had better things to do? I do. Or did I just dream all that? Well, this dream sequence lives on at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, near Warner Bros. How to describe this buzzy, retro scene? It goes back forever, or a few years before. On a recent Friday night, Beach Boy Brian Wilson shows up to take in the weekly car show, full of the little deuce coupes he used to write about.
December 7, 2012 | By Todd Martens
OutKast's Big Boi has worked with a bevy of impressive names across many genres throughout his career. Beyond his OutKast partner Andre 3000, Big Boi's solo work features pairings with stars big and small, including Jamie Foxx and Janelle Monáe, and his upcoming album will host appearances from name rappers such as Ludacris and indie acts such as Phantogram.  But in early 2013, Big Boi and friend-collaborator B.o.B. will add an entirely new medium to the resume. The two are set to have pivotal roles in the upcoming Electronic Arts shooter "Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel," the third title in the "Army of Two" franchise.
August 3, 1996 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
A rampage of personal egotism, Robert Patrick's "Hello, Bob," now at the Lionstar Theater, reaches unprecedented levels of boorishness under the ambitious but limited direction of Brett Scott and Kate McBride. Twenty years ago, his play "Kennedy's Children" became an international success. "Hello, Bob" chronicles the changes in Patrick's life after his newfound celebrity.
August 12, 1987 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
Nothing quite prepares you for the first 10 or so minutes of "Rita, Sue and Bob, Too!" (Cineplex, Beverly Center), set in Britain's depressed industrial north. Rita and Sue, 16-year-old schoolgirls, best chums and virgins both, are invited to drive the long way home with the 30-ish Bob (George Costigan), whose kids they've been baby-sitting. It's "love" on the mist-encircled moors, but it has nothing whatever to do with Heathcliff--or love, for that matter.
April 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kaley Cuoco Sweeting has a new haircut, and this time around, the cutting process really happened.  The "Big Bang Theory" star posted cut-in-progress pics to Instagram on Wednesday, which she said was her first day of hiatus from shooting the sitcom. "Here we go!," she captioned a shot showing stylist Christine Symonds with shears poised at the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood.  "We did it @clsymonds! Now let's get some color shall we?," she continued .  Then came a shot of the final product, a choppy blond bob with dramatic lowlights.
April 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
There's a substantial difference of opinion between the man who runs Golden Boy Promotions and the former world-champion boxer the Los Angeles-based company is named after. A day after Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said he wanted to re-start business with his former promoter and rival, Top Rank promotions Chairman Bob Arum, Golden Boy's Chief Executive Richard Schaefer said he doesn't. In a lengthy telephone conversation with The Times on Tuesday, De La Hoya said, “If anyone with Golden Boy has any differences with Bob, it's on them.
April 22, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions hasn't worked on a fight of substance with his former promoter and on-again, off-again rival, Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions, in five years. But De La Hoya, declaring himself “back and better than ever” as the president of Golden Boy, told The Times on Tuesday that he recently engaged Arum in conversation about ending boxing's cold war that has blocked several attractive fights from happening. One fight that De La Hoya says he's interested in pursuing is a super-bout between Arum's star fighter, Manny Pacquiao, and Golden Boy's top star, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
April 21, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Considering Mitchell Gold's and Bob Williams' affinity for traditional-modern hybrid designs -- a Scandinavian-style Windsor chair from their spring collection features Tibetan fur cushions -- their new location in Beverly Hills, not far from modern showrooms in West Hollywood, and around the corner from Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn, seems well situated. Gold said the new Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom is about three times the size of the former studio on Third Street in Los Angeles . "We are expanding our retail stores throughout the country," he said.
April 20, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
When Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was at his best as a boxer, it would have been impossible to foresee Nelson Mandela or Bob Dylan doing him any favors. With his fearsome, drop-dead glare, precisely cut goatee and glistening, shaved head, Carter was violent and swaggering, a white racist's caricature of a dangerous black man. Talking to sportswriter Milton Gross for a 1964 story in the Saturday Evening Post, Carter made a widely publicized joking remark about killing cops in Harlem.
April 15, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The Coen brothers' 1996 comedy-noir masterpiece "Fargo" wasn't so much a movie as it was a cultural event - you remember where you were when you first saw it. That endless yet claustrophobic snow scape, the anxious narcissism of William H. Macy's scheming car salesman, the glory of Frances McDormand's pregnant police chief Marge. It blew out the wall between hilarity and horror to prove that both dwell in the same landscape. It showed that senseless violence was simply one more item on the spectrum of human behavior, alongside love and honor and courage.
April 28, 2002
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January 17, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
When the boss does it, he's a savvy businessman and gets a bonus. When Joe Average Computer Guy does it, he gets a pink slip. Apparently, what's good for the tech goose isn't OK for the computer gander. I'm talking about job outsourcing, of course. The Times' Alana Semuels reported Thursday on the strange case of “Bob,” a computer software developer at an unnamed U.S. company who “unbeknownst to his bosses, hired a Chinese developer to do his job, allowing him to take home impeccable performance reviews while actually spending the day watching cat videos and shopping on EBay.” Bob's very clever scheme was uncovered when officials noticed the company's computer network was being accessed daily by someone in from Shenyang, China, using Bob's account.
April 14, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Golden Boy Promotions Chief Executive Richard Schaefer, who said he returned from a spring-break vacation with his family Monday, said he doesn't believe rival promoter Bob Arum truly wants to make a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout for the fall. Pacquiao won a unanimous-decision victory over Timothy Bradley on Saturday to capture the World Boxing Organization welterweight belt, and Pacquiao promoter Arum urged Mayweather's camp to join him at the negotiating table after Mayweather's likely May 3 victory over Marcos Maidana.
April 12, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Bob Dylan's mercurial words on religion and spirituality have been examined for decades. Scholars, cultural critics and theologians have speculated with their pens, parsing the songwriter's syllables as if they were grains of sand. Entire books have focused on his spiritual explorations, beginning with his Jewish roots, his sometime embrace of evangelical Christianity and beyond. For all the words, though, few have argued its point more thoroughly - and with fewer academic buzzwords - than Brothers & Sisters, a choir of Los Angeles session singers who in 1969 gathered at Sound Recorders Studios in Hollywood under the direction of Lou Adler to record an album of the most uplifting and spiritually inclined works in Dylan's early canon.
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