CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1996
Forget Billy and Bobby's tax cuts, I propose a 100% tax cut. Can I be president now too? BRIAN KORB Santa Monica
December 10, 2010 |
A single spontaneous moment pops up in the otherwise obsessively well-ordered ensemble drama "The Company Men," written and directed by "ER" and "West Wing" alum John Wells. It's a quick shot in a hotel room tryst of Maria Bello bopping back into frame with a wolfish grin on her face as her character ? a corporate layoff specialist ? bids farewell to her lover, a high-flying but soul-corroded executive played by Tommy Lee Jones. The actors in this tale of recessionary morals, ethics and consequences are all very good: Ben Affleck as Bobby, the central figure, struggling with a grim job market and plummeting self-esteem; Rosemarie DeWitt, terrific in "Rachel Getting Married" and on "Mad Men," as the nurse married to Bobby; and Kevin Costner as Jack Dolan, Bobby's brother-in-law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1989 |
If there ever was a child I would take, no questions asked, it would be Bobby. If someone knocked on my door and asked, "Would you give Bobby a home?" I wouldn't hesitate to say, "Yes, when can I have him?" That's a fantasy; it's not going to happen. I haven't seen Bobby for two years. He was a neighbor kid in a San Diego apartment complex we both left two years ago, me for Seattle and him for North Carolina. But I still think about him. I think about him because he was an abused child.
April 8, 2013 |
Even as I enjoyed Crown City Theatre's tuneful, compactly staged revival of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical “Company," my mommy radar was on high alert: Who's watching the kids? Several characters allude to having them. These kids evidently do their own homework and go to bed early, leaving their parents free to drink, get high and shed a queasy light on the institution of marriage. What about soccer practice? Director Albert Alarr situates his interpretation of this 1970 Tony Award magnet in the present, incorporating video games, smartphones, emails and Facebook posts.
September 23, 1998 |
It was a whirlwind adventure for Bobby and Shannon Kimbrell. The couple fell in love with a house, made an offer in five days and moved in a month later. Now, home is a a four-bedroom house in Garden Grove. "We're just sitting here in awe over the whole thing," Shannon said. Shannon, 39, who works at the U.S.
June 6, 1998 |
I went to the Ambassador Hotel 30 years ago to make a victory-party picture of Sen. Robert Kennedy as he won the California presidential primary. I was a Times reporter, but on that evening I went on my own time, despite an upset stomach from too many tacos and onion rings, toting my personal camera. To me, Bobby represented what was left of the Camelot era of American politics, and I wanted him to win. I wanted a picture of him for my wall--something that said a new era was aborning.