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 |
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.
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
October 15, 1987 |
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."
July 22, 1998 |
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.