June 20, 2013 |
BEIJING - After nearly two decades in Beijing, David Wolf knew it was time for a change when his 11-year-old son, Aaron, somberly asked him, "Dad, when you were growing up, did you ever have PE outdoors?" Wolf had grown up in smog-choked Los Angeles in the 1970s, but even that wasn't nearly as bad as Beijing today. His son, like many young students in the city, has been kept inside for months, with the luckier children getting the chance to exercise under huge air-filtered domes that their international schools have built.
March 19, 2005 |
The intensity of the action and themes in the next "Star Wars" film probably will earn it a PG-13 rating, George Lucas says. The first five "Star Wars" movies were rated PG. Lucas offered theater owners a preview of his final "Star Wars" chapter at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas this week. Opening May 19, "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" spells out the last dark steps the once good-hearted young Anakin Skywalker takes to become the villain Darth Vader.
June 3, 2005 |
While moviegoers are flocking by the millions to see him brandishing a light saber as Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," Ewan McGregor is singing and dancing in a London revival of the classic Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls." In his first stage musical, McGregor heads the cast as Sky Masterson, the gambling playboy who wins the heart of a missionary.
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January 11, 1996 |
An unstable star several times brighter than the sun is sending out blasts of laser light that would put Darth Vader to shame, according to astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope. The energetic star, Eta Carinae, appears to be bursting out in periodic eruptions that spew gaseous jets into space. Or at least that's one interpretation of the data.
August 2, 2005 |
It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history. A light-saber used by Mark Hamill when he played Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" sold for $200,600 Friday in an auction of movie props and costumes, said Joseph Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which held the auction.
January 1, 1998
* Why did the gum cross the road? It was stuck to the chicken's foot. (Allison Stinson, 11, Huntington Beach, Mesa View School) * What kind of phone does a turtle use? A shellular phone. (Alexandra Maize, 5, Beverly Hills, Hawthorne School) * Why do hummingbirds hum? Because they forgot the words. (Gianni Villalobos, 8, La Puente, Fair Grove Academy) * Why can't tennis players get married? Because love means nothing to them.
August 30, 2012
MUSIC If you've ever walked down the halls of the office humming Darth Vader's theme from "Star Wars" (also known as "The Imperial March"), you have John Williams to thank. The composer has also written memorable themes for "JFK," "Jaws" and practically every film from Steven Spielberg's directing catalog. The movies Williams chooses to draw from during this annual performance at the Bowl won't be screened in their entirety, but with Williams' aural cues, odds are they'll be playing in your head regardless.