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
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.
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.
January 20, 2012 |
There's a certain shaggy, 1970s-era charm to "Loosies," a crime-with-a-side-of-romance (or perhaps it's the other way around) trifle written by and starring Peter Facinelli (the "Twilight" pictures, TV's "Nurse Jackie") as an essentially decent Manhattan pickpocket "working" to pay off his late father's enormous debt. This nicely acted, atmospheric gambol, directed with a light, occasionally random touch by Michael Corrente ("Outside Providence," "Brooklyn Rules") puts Facinelli's sexy, charismatic Bobby at the center of a handful of raggedy story strands that engage even if they never fully coalesce.
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.