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ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2007 | Christopher Hawthorne, Times Staff Writer
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2005 | Don Shirley
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."
NEWS
October 20, 1998 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
WORLD
January 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
May 19, 2005 | Robert Hilburn
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 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
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.
NATIONAL
January 31, 2004
President Carter, a practicing Christian, assailed a top Georgia education official's bid to strip the word "evolution" from textbooks in some state schools. Kathy Cox, Georgia's school superintendent, has been criticized for suggesting that science books used in the state's middle and high schools carry the term "biological changes over time" instead of "evolution." In a rare public criticism of an elected official, Carter accused Cox of trying to censor and distort students' education.
NEWS
June 1, 1997 | Associated Press
A museum advertisement featuring an electric chair is drawing complaints from death penalty opponents who say it trivializes capital punishment. The ad is for an exhibit on tabloid journalism at the Freedom Forum's Newseum, a $50-million news media museum that opened in April in Arlington, Va. The caption for the ad states, in bold letters: "Think a Museum About News Is A Bore? You're In For A Big Shock." Critics said the ad shows poor judgment.
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