October 5, 2007 |
Herbert Muschamp's writing, like the buildings he favored, reflected a tug of war between reason and desire. During the first few years of his tenure as architecture critic for the New York Times, reason mostly held the upper hand. After taking over from Paul Goldberger in 1992, Muschamp, who died Tuesday night of lung cancer at 59, produced well-behaved, well-argued essays on the U.S.
January 30, 2009 |
Determined to make the rags-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" as authentic as possible, director Danny Boyle reworked his film's first act, casting Hindi-speaking children from Mumbai's slums in two lead roles. Now his choice to put the impoverished 7-year-olds into the film has sparked a growing controversy that is threatening to overtake the movie's global goodwill.
March 20, 2005 |
Playwright John Patrick Shanley says he was "incredibly weary of the standard bios in programs." So in his biography in the programs for his "Doubt," at the Pasadena Playhouse and in New York, Shanley recounts his less-than-illustrious academic career and then invites theatergoers to send their reactions to his play to an e-mail address he provides. Some of the e-mails may have made a difference in "Doubt."
October 20, 1998 |
Concerned by public criticisms of President Clinton over the Monica S. Lewinsky affair, military authorities are threatening officers and enlisted personnel with punishment if they utter "contemptuous words" about their commander in chief. In recent days, Clinton has been denounced in a newspaper column by a Marine major and blasted in a letter to the editor by an Army colonel.
January 23, 2004 |
A newspaper executive severely criticized police for searching the home and office of a reporter who wrote about a Syrian-born Canadian suspected of links to the Al Qaeda terrorist network. The search involving Ottawa Citizen reporter Juliet O'Neill "smacks of a police-state mentality," said Gordon Fisher, president of news and information for CanWest Global Communications Corp., which owns the newspaper. Police Sgt.
May 19, 2005 |
Question: How do you choose which concerts you'll review? Hilburn: Selecting which acts to review is one of the most frustrating challenges facing the pop music department because there are far more shows around town each week than we have space to cover. Ultimately, you aim for some kind of balance between devoting that space to great acts and hugely popular ones, new bands and old ones, rock and country, hip-hop and jazz, world music and Latin music, and so on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2003 |
In two new political ads set to begin airing today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) denounces the recall campaign as a danger to the state's well-being and urges Californians to vote against it. Although Feinstein criticizes the recall campaign as unfair to the current governor, no images of Gray Davis are shown and he is never mentioned by name. He is simply "the governor."
December 11, 1996 |
Accusing music giant MCA of reneging on a promise that it would not distribute offensive material, a trio of rap critics Tuesday expressed displeasure with the recent release of albums containing violent and profane lyrics. Former education secretary William J.
March 14, 1986 |
Choreographer Donald Byrd answered the negative criticism he received recently in the New York press by presenting the half-exhilarating, half-flat artistic manifesto "A Formal Response" on the "Explorations III" series Wednesday at the Japan America Theatre. The work that inspired the criticism, " . . . Concerning Vices, Circumstances, and Situations," has not been performed locally.