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February 5, 2010
'ABC World News With Diane Sawyer' Where: ABC When: 6:30 p.m. weekdays Rating: Not rated
April 24, 2014 | By David Ng
Artist Marina Abramovic and theater director Diane Paulus are among Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. The annual list, which covers fields as diverse as arts, politics, science and sports, was released on Thursday and also included artist-filmmaker Steve McQueen and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Abramovic, the Serbian-born performance artist, has been presenting her often-bizarre live installations since the early '70s. She has become a fixture of the New York arts scene and had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010.
December 18, 1987 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
In "September" (selected the aters) Woody Allen traps us in a summer house as autumn closes in, leads us into golden interiors that echo with jazz piano and the ghosts of love and regret. It's an invisible autumn. We never see a single tree, a piece of lake or sky. Inside, in rooms built on a New York sound stage, the collective suppressed passion beats and wails like the unseen elements.
March 27, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Forget the tree that fell in the forest with no one around to hear it. What if someone took more than 100,000 photographs over decades of shooting and absolutely no one was around to see them? And what if they turned out to be really, really good? That in a nutshell is the stranger-than-fiction tale behind the gripping documentary "Finding Vivian Maier," a film that asks a pair of equally involving questions: Exactly who was this hidden master and how did her work and her life finally come to light?
August 21, 1994
Mike Nichols, whose work I have always admired, attended the Private Waldschule Kaliski, a Jewish school in Berlin, with me in the mid-1930s. I am 69. If Mike is only 62, he would have been 3 years old then. Precocious genius he may be, but the school didn't take anyone under 6. Come on Mike, tell Diane ("The PrimeTime of Ms. Diane Sawyer," Aug. 7) how old you really are. She won't stop loving you. FRED BAUMAN Riverside
Imagine a day in the life of Little Annie Fanny, the nymphomaniac pixie of the old Playboy cartoon strip. And her sister. In "Steeltown," at the Actors' Gang in Hollywood, playwright-director Michael Sargent indulges his apparent obsession with the peculiar universe of the porn film. He seems as fond of the cheerfully absurd behavior of the characters who dwell in this world as he is of the pathologies keeping them there. "Steeltown," however, is no "Boogie Nights."
October 15, 1987 | United Press International
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will make her first trip to Dallas on Sunday for a private visit with her newlywed son Mark, and his wife, Diane. Thatcher is expected to be accompanied by her husband, Denis.
January 10, 1992
The piece by "Diane" on "The Invisible Woman" (Nov. 10) disturbed me. At first I thought maybe something similar could happen to me at some point. But the more I thought about Diane and her story, the more I realized that she brought most of her troubles on herself. There were only two events in her story that she was unable to prevent: her mother's death and her father developing Alzheimer's disease. As far as being unemployed, she voluntarily quit two jobs. Diane claimed that some of us are "dancing on the same tightrope over the same abyss into which I have fallen."
May 30, 2013
In Sarah Polley's unconventional documentary, "Stories We Tell," "truth" is a relative term when family secrets are involved. The Canadian actress-writer-director's quest is resolving her parentage. Did she have another father, as childhood teasing suggested, in addition to the beloved Michael Polley, who raised her and thought her his own? Her mother, Diane, died when Polley was 11. Had she lived, perhaps Polley would have had the answer long ago and the film left uncontemplated. In Diane's absence, everyone has opinions - family members, her mother's friends and lovers.
December 5, 2013 | Meghan Daum
It was a reality show all its own. Last Thursday, 30-year-old Elan Gale, a hirsute hipster and television producer whose credits include several seasons of "The Bachelor" franchise, sent a series of tweets to his roughly 35,000 Twitter followers. Explaining that he was on a delayed flight trying to make it home for Thanksgiving dinner, he described the shockingly rude antics of a fellow passenger named Diane. Over a four-hour period, Gale tweeted a blow-by-blow of a feud that apparently played out through an exchange of handwritten notes, which Gale snapped photos of and posted on his Twitter feed.
February 16, 2014 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Designer debuts and anniversaries, quirky themes and collaborations - this runway season had it all. Here's the rundown on a few of the newsworthy shows at New York Fashion Week. Marc by Marc Jacobs Just like that, Marc by Marc Jacobs is cool again. For their debut season, Brit "It" girl designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier showed a brash, Riot Grrrl/punk/ninja-themed collection that put Jacobs' flailing secondary line back on the map. In recent years, Marc by Marc had devolved into a watered-down, fashion-irrelevant department store brand.
February 9, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK --  Diane von Furstenberg, the grande dame of American style, celebrated the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress Sunday afternoon with a runway show at Spring Studios overlooking the dramatic Manhattan cityscape. For a soundtrack, the band St. Vincent performed live. The starry crowd included Bella Thorne, looking very "American Hustle" in a brown suede wrap dress, AnnaSophia Robb, Olivia Palermo, Coco Rocha and many others.  The first look in the show was a wrap dress, in a gorgeous gold "love knot" jacquard.
February 5, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Valerie and Diane Blackler were inseparable, even when death came. Neighbors said the identical twin sisters enjoyed walks around their Long Beach neighborhood. They were antique collectors, and they loved Disneyland. They were both nurses and carpooled to work. But on Saturday, the 58-year-old women were found dead inside their two-story home in Naples, one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods. Long Beach police officers discovered the bodies about 5:50 p.m. in the 100 block of Syracuse Walk as they were checking on the well-being of the women.
January 16, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Dian Fossey, a naturalist who chronicled her life among the gorillas of Rwanda in the book "Gorillas in the Mist," was honored Thursday with a Google Doodle.  Her work with what she called "the greatest of the great apes" helped to recast the 400-pound gorillas as gentle giants desperately in need of protection from poachers.  In the doodle you'll notice a close up of a gorilla's nose. Fossey used gorilla's individual "noseprints" to help identify them.  PHOTOS: Fascinating animal discoveries of 2013 Fossey was 6 feet tall, a San Francisco native and a chain smoker.
January 10, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Diane von Furstenberg's wrap-dress army is a force to be reckoned with in the 20,000-square-foot gallery of the historic May Co. department store building in Los Angeles, where her “Journey of a Dress” exhibition opens Saturday with 200 vintage and contemporary interpretations of the iconic design. There they are, 200 mannequins strong, standing in formation and ready to conquer the world. And conquer the world is exactly what this dress did. The show, which was put together for the 40th anniversary of Von Furstenberg's brand, celebrates her singular contribution to fashion history: the wrap dress, which is on par with the T-shirt and blue jeans when it comes to its cultural impact.
January 3, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Later this month, Angelenos will have an opportunity to hear fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and W magazine editor Stefano Tonchi rap about the wrap dress. That's rap as in "having a conversation" -- as opposed to the spitting of rhymes (though one can always hope for a little off-the-cuff musical improvisation, no?). This particular conversation, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Costume Council, is scheduled to take place at LACMA's Bing Theater on Jan. 13, and is being presented in conjunction with "Journey of a Dress,"  an exhibition celebrating the iconic wrap dress' 40th anniversary that will be on view from Jan. 11 through April 1 at the Wilshire May Co. building adjacent to LACMA.
July 22, 1998 | MIKE DOWNEY
It was a hot little story while it lasted. Some people thought it was sweet. Others thought it was sick. But it sure had America talking. (Hey, America has to talk about something.) "Mike" was a teenager, an honor student and a virgin. "Diane," ditto. They decided to make love. Smart, stupid, whatever, they were not the first kids to make this decision and they won't be the last. With one big exception: They decided to do it on the Internet. Live. In front of millions of strangers.
November 2, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
His name was Green Eyes. But five or six black men with light eyes go by that name on L.A.'s skid row. So he was known as the Green Eyes who sold lighters and cigarettes, a quarter each. Her name was Terry, but she also liked to be called Tracy. She wore her dishwater blond hair in bangs and a high ponytail like in "Grease" or "American Graffiti. " They were 51 years old, both of them. Terry had lived many years with a man named Blaine on the streets near the "Hippie Kitchen.
December 23, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - Contests for seats on the state tax board are typically low-profile affairs, but a battle between two lawmakers for one of the posts is shaping up as an ugly fight. Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point) and state Sen. Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) both say their business and finance backgrounds are the basis for their campaigns for the Board of Equalization, a five-member panel that collects a third of the state's tax revenue. But the race, to be decided in next year's election, has increasingly focused on the legal troubles of Dan Harkey, the assemblywoman's husband, and the digs between the candidates are getting personal.
December 19, 2013 | By David Ng
Theatre Communications Group, the national organization that promotes nonprofit theater, has named Diane Rodriguez to the position of board chair. Rodriguez currently works as an associate producer and director of new play production at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. Rodriguez is succeeding Phillip Himberg, producing artistic director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, as TCG board chair. Other new board appointments include "Stick Fly" playwright Lydia Diamond as co-vice president alongside Robert Hupp, producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
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