March 20, 1989 |
As the jumbo jet from Cairo descended through the smog toward Los Angeles International Airport, architect Charles Moore looked down on the smudgy urban sprawl of Los Angeles with mixed feelings. Delight and despair battled in his mind as the memory of past pleasures were clouded by the prospect of future disasters.
July 14, 1991 |
They seem so far away now, those days of the civil-rights movement, when what needed to be done seemed so clear, and the enemy, like the police dogs of Birmingham, Ala., and their handlers (above) seemed so well-defined. Charles Moore was a free-lance photographer for Life magazine at the time, and his vivid photographs bring back those days with an immediacy that is a shock to the system. An exceptionally fine record of a heroic episode.
January 29, 2013 |
Snowmobiler Caleb Moore remains in critical condition in a Colorado hospital after his snowmobile crash Thursday at the Winter X Games in Aspen. The 25-year-old was performing a flip when he landed short and went over the handlebars. The snowmobile rolled over him. He walked off the course and went to the hospital, where he developed bleeding around his heart. On Sunday, members of his family said he had a secondary complication involving his brain, but did not give details.
March 16, 1986
Sam Hall Kaplan's March 2 column on Charles Moore's lecture at UCLA was a remarkable catalogue of misinformation. It begins by getting the name of the school wrong; the lecture was at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. It refers to Charles Moore as "late of UCLA." This will surprise many of his students and colleagues; Charles Moore continues to hold the position of adjunct professor at UCLA, and will teach two important courses here in spring. It tendentiously asserts that Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier never attended architecture school.
January 30, 2013 |
The snowmobile accident that has left Winter X Games competitor Caleb Moore near death in a Colorado hospital renews questions about the lines of risk that sport should cross. Moore, 25, remained in critical condition Tuesday in Grand Junction, Colo., after having failed to convert a flip off a 70-foot ramp with his 450-pound snowmobile in Aspen on Thursday. After completing five tricks, including a midair full-body stretch from the handlebars and a flip around his seat, Moore flew over the handlebars headfirst into the snow after the front skis of his snowmobile dug into a landing ramp.
April 8, 2013 |
Margaret Thatcher signed a contract for an authorized biography more than 16 years ago. For reasons that will soon become clear, she granted writer Charles Moore an exclusive series of interviews and access to her papers on the condition that the book would be published only after her death. On Monday, just hours after the former prime minister's death, the Penguin imprint Allen Lane announced that it would publish the first volume of Moore's authorized biography of Thatcher “immediately following her funeral.” “Charles Moore's biography of Margaret Thatcher immediately supersedes all earlier books written about her,” Stuart Profitt, one of the publishing directors of Allen Lane, said in a statement . “Having worked closely with Lady Thatcher on both volumes of her autobiography, and read all the other main books about her, I was astonished at how much Moore says which has never been public before… It gives unparalleled insight into her early life and formation, especially through her extensive correspondence with her sister, which Moore is the first author to draw on.” The British book trade publication the Bookseller says the first volume of the two-volume work will be called “Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume One: Not for Turning.” It will recount Thatcher's life up to the victory in the 1982 Falklands War. Moore is currently at work on the second volume, “Herself Alone.” Thatcher published...