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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
HOME & GARDEN
August 30, 2013 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.