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February 24, 1991
The guardians of the "Doomsday Clock" say they are keeping a close watch on the Gulf War. Since 1947, the CLOCK HAS TRACKED THE WORLD'S FLIRTATION WITH NUCLEAR WAR. The clock, whose image appears on the cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, hangs on the wall of the magazine's offices on the University of Chicago campus. The hands of the clock were last moved a year ago, after the end of the Cold War.
October 25, 1997 | JOHN DART
In the first court decision that declares a driver's license applicant can refuse to give the Department of Motor Vehicles a Social Security number for religious reasons, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled the DMV must accommodate five men who contend the numbers are the "mark of the beast" in the biblical Book of Revelation.
One of two men arrested on suspicion of a yearlong bank robbery spree left behind a bizarre document that provides insight into the thinking process of two men who apparently believed that they were being hounded by a Luciferian conspiracy bent on destroying them and, ultimately, the United States. The 300-page document written by James A. McGrath, 48, also justifies bank robbery as a method of fighting back against the evil forces.
In the first court decision to declare that a driver's license applicant can refuse to give the Department of Motor Vehicles a Social Security number for religious reasons, a Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled that the DMV must accommodate five men who contend that the numbers are the "mark of the beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation.
December 24, 1988
Having had the pleasure and opportunity to watch the Alternative Repertory Theatre grow and develop over the past 2 years, I feel compelled to reply to Sylvie Drake's review of their latest production, "End of the World." ("Kopit's 'End of the World' Strikes Out in Santa Ana," Dec. 6). I have enjoyed the professionalism and regard to detail exhibited by this gutsy and talented group. With no prior knowledge of Kopit's play, I found this production thoughtful and provocative.
June 22, 2012
'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' MPAA rating: R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes Playing: In general release
April 29, 2012 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood's usual last-minute heroics don't factor in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. " In writer-director Lorene Scafaria's opening scene, a space mission to prevent a 70-mile-wide asteroid from hitting Earth fails spectacularly, giving everyone on the planet just three weeks to live. With the clock ticking, Dodge (Steve Carell) and Penny (Keira Knightley) try to figure out how to do just that. Romance and the apocalypse don't seem like obvious movie partners, which is precisely why Scafaria (who wrote "Nick and Norah's Infinite Play List")
November 29, 2009 | By Joy Press
Googled The End of the World as We Know It Ken Auletta Penguin Press: 400 pp., $27.95 " Google" has become as common a word as any in the modern vocabulary. We google phone numbers instead of picking up a phone book; we google for dirt on potential dates and celebrities; we google ourselves, to see what trace we've left in the digital ether. Google has become synonymous with user-friendly efficiency, via its search engine and its many free and easy-to-use offshoots.
When we first heard the roll call, we thought for sure someone had already booked the talent for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame dinner. Where else could you find U2, Talking Heads, R.E.M., Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, Neneh Cherry, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith, k.d. lang and Jane Siberry and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds all on the same package? That's the superstar congregation you'll hear in Wim Wenders' upcoming film, "Until the End of the World," due this November from Warner Bros.
December 20, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Rumors about violence after the deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, coupled with doomsday predictions associated with the Mayan calendar, have led officials to close more than 30 schools in Michigan two days early for the holidays. In a posting on the Lapeer school district website, Supt. Matt Wandrie said the false rumors of possible violence, coupled with the end-of-time furor surrounding the completion of the current Mayan calendar cycle, led the district to cancel Thursday and Friday's classes, along with sports events and other extracurricular activities.
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