November 17, 2002
Regarding the article about so few political movies being made ("Propelled by politics," Nov. 10), nowhere does the story mention "Bowling for Columbine," which is the most political film (and making money, Hollywood!) today, and it's an independent to boot. How could you leave it out completely? Hank Rosenfeld Santa Monica
November 5, 1991
I have been an admirer of your column for some time. The Oct. 17 one in The Times about the Thomas-Hill controversy is deserving of a literary award. It expresses my sentiments completely--especially your last paragraph. MIMI BIRNKRANT, Newport Beach
October 23, 1994
In her excellent article on the North Frisian island of Fohr ("Island Playground in the North Sea," Sept. 11), Eva G. Fremont translates the term Wattenmeer as cotton sea . There is in German the word Watte , meaning cotton , but it is not related to Wattenmeer or Watt , a derivative of the low German and Old High German wat , which means "a place in the sea low enough to wade through." ELISABETH HAGGBLADE Fresno By the second paragraph of Eva G. Fremont's article on the German island of Fohr, I wanted to scream.
October 28, 2013 |
It's pretty much expected that everyone knows everything about you in today's privacy-free world. But it's still freaky to see how easily a business can crawl into your life. Elaine Miller, 61, recently was expecting a package from UPS. She called the company and asked whether she could find out a rough time frame for the delivery in case her signature was required. A rep said the package would arrive at Miller's Mar Vista home at some point between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. - not the most customer-friendly arrangement.
May 5, 2012 |
There are frequent fliers, and then there are people like Steven Rothstein and Jacques Vroom. Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited first-class travel for life on American Airlines. It was almost like owning a fleet of private jets. Passes in hand, Rothstein and Vroom flew for business. They flew for pleasure. They flew just because they liked being on planes. They bypassed long lines, booked backup itineraries in case the weather turned, and never worried about cancellation fees.
June 29, 2009 |
Darren Dreifort plans to be there this week when he is inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Body willing, of course. His attendance at Friday's enshrinement in Lubbock, Texas, Dreifort notes without hint of irony or pathos, depends on "whether I can walk, or how well I'm getting around." He's recovering from surgery. This probably will come as no surprise to anyone who closely followed the star-crossed professional career of the former Dodgers right-hander.