CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1996 |
A group of engineering professors at UCLA are building the future, but you'll strain to see it. Kris Pister assembles dust-size hinges, gears and motors into bug-like robots. Bill Kaiser has combined a computer processor and a radio transmitter on a single silicon chip, making the Dick Tracy wristwatch a real possibility. Ching Ming Ho envisions thousands of tiny microflaps on airplane wings, subtly adjusting their positions thousands of times a second to cut drag and steer aircraft more sharply.
March 11, 1989
The March 3 Video Review column refers to Warren Beatty's coming film about "Batman." Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson are starring in "Batman." Warren Beatty is "Dick Tracy." GUY APOLLO Los Angeles
March 24, 1991
Picture Sheila Benson--Dances With Wolves Peter Rainer--Dances With Wolves Kevin Thomas--Dances With Wolves Michael Wilmington--Dances With Wolves Director Benson--Kevin Costner, Dances With Wolves Rainer--Kevin Costner Thomas--Kevin Costner Wilmington--Kevin Costner Actor Benson--Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune Rainer--Robert De Niro, Awakenings Rainer--Robert De Niro, Awakenings Thomas--Jeremy Irons Wilmington--Jeremy Irons Supporting Actor Benson--Bruce Davison, Longtime Companion
July 29, 1990
With all of the hoopla over "Dick Tracy" I am amazed that no Calendar writers seem to recall that in the '60s, when a generation took to the streets to legally protest an immoral war, the comic-strip Dick Tracy turned his crime-fighting skills against protesters, who were labeled "vile hippies and Communist agitators" in the strip. Lest we forget, comic strips, besides their place in our childhood memories, have been a political weapon of great influence and have often been misguided and misappropriated.