January 28, 2010
USC tonight AT OREGON STATE When: 5:30. Where: Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore. On the air: Radio: 710. Records: USC 12-7 overall, 4-3 in Pacific 10 Conference; Oregon State 8-11, 2-5. Update: The Trojans will be trying for their first road win outside of Los Angeles -- they defeated UCLA by 21 points at Pauley Pavilion earlier this month. While USC is coming off a 26-point win over Washington and is in a five-way tie for second in conference play, Oregon State is reeling from three consecutive losses and is tied for last with Oregon.
February 10, 2010
'Faces of America With Henry Louis Gates Jr.' Where: KCET When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
March 6, 2012 |
This is really a cold case. Nearly 150 years after the Civil War ironclad the Monitor sank, an effort was launched Tuesday to identify the remains of two of its sailors. Officials in Washington unveiled forensic reconstructions of the faces of the two crew members, whose skeletal remains were discovered inside the Union warship's gun turret after it was raised from the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast in 2002. "Our hope is that someone seeing the sculptures may recognize the face as an ancestor," Mary H. Manhein, director of Louisiana State University's Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services lab, said at the Navy Memorial in Washington.
November 3, 2009 |
One year before the 2010 election, Gavin Newsom's abrupt withdrawal from the governor's race leaves the campaign without a candidate conveying the message most aligned with California's zeitgeist of the moment: a call for sweeping reform. With Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown the lone (if still formally undeclared) Democratic candidate, and a Republican field of former EBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman, ex-Rep. Tom Campbell and Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, the race now presents two fundamental, thematic choices: Brown and Campbell argue, in slightly different ways, that fixing California is a matter of making government work better; Whitman and Poizner essentially contend that fixing California means getting government out of the way. At a time when Californians have record-low regard for state government, none of the four has mounted a challenge to the status quo as strongly as did Newsom.
December 28, 2012 |
Which folks will enliven your flat screen in 2013? Try the heroine of ABC's crime drama "Zero Hour," for starters. Or the comic who promises to go "Inside Amy Schumer. " Or the new footman on the PBS costume smash "Downton Abbey. " For all the details, please see the complete Faces to Watch section , which includes who to look for in film, video games, TV, theater, jazz, pop, classical music, comedy, architecture, dance and art. ALSO: Britney Spears reportedly dumped from 'X Factor' Appreciation: From 'Odd Couple' to 'Quincy,' the unique Jack Klugman Dan Stevens explains 'Downton Abbey' exit Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT
April 15, 1995
I want to address Scott Collins' review of Will & Company's "Faces of America" ("DeLeon's 'Faces' Skims Ethnic Surface," Calendar, April 1). I saw this remarkable piece of work at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in which Fran DeLeon, in a one-woman show, portrayed nine characters with beautiful clarity and intuitiveness. DeLeon captured the essence of each character, staying true to playwright Colin Cox's pithy script in weaving the common thread through the vignettes: that the many races and cultures that make up our America are so diverse and not understood by one another; that each culture has a need to express its traditions and lifestyles and that this expression is often persecuted rather than honored.