March 7, 2004 |
English writer W. Somerset Maugham published a 1949 essay in which he pondered whether Dostoevski or El Greco was the greater artistic genius. He reluctantly came down on the side of El Greco after deciding that 16th century Spain was a more fertile environment for the flowering of inspiration than czarist Russia.
June 10, 2007
FEW articles have disturbed me more than "Chemistry, Caustic but Binding" (June 3). Linda Pugach was stalked by her husband-to-be, denied the help and protection to which she was entitled, then attacked and disfigured for life. I don't know which is more horrifying: the crime committed against her, or that she is so delusional that she married the man who victimized her. Dan Klores' filmed portrait of this pair as a "happily married couple" is deeply offensive for its air of apathy. ADRIENNE SILSBEE Santa Monica
January 10, 1991 |
Comedian Jay Leno was meant to be a treat for employees at a hospital preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary. But some Gundersen Clinic physicians say that the cost of his planned Feb. 2 appearance is too high and that the money should be donated instead to a community cause. The comedian is said to draw $60,000 to $80,000 per appearance, but the clinic's marketing director, Mark Thompson, said: "We got him for considerably less."
July 26, 1989 |
Steve Rubell, who revolutionized New York night life with the Studio 54 disco in the 1970s and with the Palladium in the 1980s, died today at a Manhattan hospital. He was 45. Rubell, who went to prison with his partner, Ian Schrager, for tax fraud, died at Beth Israel Medical Center from complications resulting from hepatitis and septic shock, a form of shock that spreads through the bloodstream, said Dan Klores, a spokesman for the family.
October 25, 1999 |
Howard Stern, who bragged of his marital fidelity while entertaining scores of strippers and porn stars on his radio show, has split with his wife of 21 years. Stern and wife Alison, whose romance was the basis of his film "Private Parts," are parting as friends, said Dan Klores, a spokesman for the couple. "Following mediation, both Alison and Howard, who care for each other very much, have amicably separated," Klores said Friday.
September 3, 2004
Basketball sitcom: Fiery college basketball coach Bob Knight has given his blessing to a proposed sitcom that CBS and Paramount are developing about his life. He would serve as a consultant. Baseball doc: Spike TV has commissioned a 90-minute documentary for next year from producer Dan Klores. "Viva Baseball" will be a history of Latinos in baseball.