July 19, 2009 |
You want to know what it was, don't you? Perhaps, like Glover, you too make mistakes. Perhaps you feel unjustly punished, worthless in the eyes of the world. You like this Glover already, before you've even opened the book -- precisely because he has made a mistake. And you don't even know what it was. You open the novel ready to forgive, proving your largesse. That is what humans do; they forgive. What a great person you are.
November 17, 1987 |
"Cross My Heart" (citywide) is about a pair of star-crossed daters. In it, Martin Short and Annette O'Toole play David and Kathy, two young Angelenos who live close to the bone but want to gild it. They want to give each other the right third-date image: cool, controlled, casually sexy. They keep talking about getting their lives together, and the movie's main joke is that they haven't. They're faking. He's just lost his job; she's a single mother with a 7-year old daughter.
March 21, 1992 |
A press release announcing Laguna Playhouse's production of "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday" quickly made the connection between Michael Brady's squishy play and "Ghost," that teary movie melodrama that was such a hit in 1990.
September 14, 2013 |
LONGMONT, Colo. - David and Lisa Sangelo loved the view from the deck of their home perched on a hillside: the sweetly churning St. Vrain River, green, rolling hillsides, rustic homes, a lightly traveled highway connecting them to civilization. But this week their bucolic landscape began to turn on them. At 2 a.m. Thursday, sirens wailed and a booming voice came over emergency system speakers that are scattered throughout the valley. “Impending flood,” it warned. “Seek higher ground immediately.” The phone rang with a robo-call telling residents to seek safety.
April 23, 1989 |
Any Southern California kid who's ventured onto the ocean by boat or Boogie board will love reading about David, an eighth-grader who inherits a 22-foot sloop from his uncle. Gary Paulsen's The Voyage of the Frog (Orchard Books: $12.95; 143 pp., ages 11-13) is a hair-raising adventure that gives new meaning to a day sail. It's about survival and a boy's coming-of-age, similar to Paulsen's Newbery Honor Books "Dogsong" (1985) and "Hatchet" (1987). The first clue of things to come is in Neil Waldman's dramatic jacket painting that shows a sailboat struggling in heavy seas under ominous gray skies.
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March 7, 1988 |
On Jan. 7, Karen and Larry Duncan dropped off their 6-month-old twins, Amanda and David, at the Canyon Country home of Vickie Maas. Maas had been baby-sitting for the twins for only four days, ever since Karen Duncan's maternity leave had ended. The couple had just settled down to breakfast at Patsy's Cafe in Van Nuys when the controller of the company where they both worked ran in, telling them that Maas had called and said one of the babies had stopped breathing.
September 15, 1989 |
David and Doe have gathered the scattered remains of a far-flung flock to their home near Madison, Wis. It's a stormy weekend in 1979 and the low rumble of thunder echoes through Kathleen Tolan's "A Weekend Near Madison" at the Powerhouse Theater. "Madison" is bound by nostalgia to its roots in the late '60s. Its characters are testimony to failed dreams and compromise, and ache with being thirtysomething. Poor kids.
March 5, 2010 |
With his office swirling in scandal and senior staffers walking out on him, New York Gov. David A. Paterson was tossed a life belt late Thursday night by some of the state's most prominent black political and civic leaders, who said he should remain in office. The Rev. Al Sharpton, who last weekend led black leaders in a meeting that ended with a statement of support for Paterson, gathered the same group late Thursday at a Harlem restaurant for what was deemed an "emergency meeting" to decide if they should stand by the state's first black governor.
January 20, 2010 |
A New York Supreme Court judge on Tuesday upheld the indictment of a longtime CBS News producer charged with trying to extort late-night host David Letterman, rejecting the defense's effort to dismiss the case. Attorneys for Robert Joel Halderman, who is accused of demanding $2 million in exchange for a screenplay treatment he wrote about affairs Letterman had with female staffers, had sought to get the court to drop the charge of attempted grand larceny in the first degree. Defense attorney Gerald Shargel argued that Halderman's actions did not meet the state's definition of extortion because he had a right to sell his story idea.