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.
February 19, 2010 |
More often than not, people live lives of quiet desperation in jobs they hate. But not Bob Newhart. No sooner had he become an accountant than he knew he had to get out. "I just made the decision that I was going to try comedy, and if didn't work, then I knew it didn't work," he says. "Then I would go back and do whatever. But at least I wouldn't torture myself the rest of my life, wondering whatever would have happened. . . ." He didn't make the transformation overnight.
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.
December 20, 2009 |
Some days are better than others. And then there was Bob Baffert's day at Hollywood Park. The Hall of Fame trainer, known for his coiffed white hair and clever banter, not only won Saturday's $750,000 CashCall Futurity with a horse that has to be considered a serious Kentucky Derby contender, but he won three other races. And all with 2-year-olds. It was the first time Baffert has ever won four races in one day at Hollywood Park. And you have to go back to his days a lifetime ago as a quarter horse trainer when he won four races with 2-year-olds.
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.