June 2, 1985
Tia Gindick's recent article on the illustrious historian, Frank Freidel, was a welcome departure from the usual lighter vein that pervades your section ("Frank Freidel Makes History a Good Read," May 15). It illustrates that we have a serious side to our community, and comes as an enlightenment to readers such as myself, who had never previously heard of Freidel, but now am reading his works. Let's have more penetrating articles about our foremost academicians. EDWIN H. BLUM Beverly Hills
March 24, 1991
In regards to "A Rebel's Verse," isn't it ironic that James Douglas Morrison was torn to shreds by the academic literary critics of his time and is now being resurrected by the very same as the poet god of the century? Morrison embodied those attributes so aptly expressed in Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "The Poet." For many, Morrison was foremost a poet, secondarily a rock star long (very long) before this most recent proclamation from the higher places. SUSAN FULLER Placentia
August 11, 2002
Many of the desserts made by the pastry chefs profiled in "Sweet Success" (by David Lansing, July 21) are analogous to the "new" rock bands flooding MTV. Grand marnier souffles and strawberry tarts have been around since the '60s. The only real innovator in the article seems to be Kimberly Boyce, and even her ingredients and techniques were staples at Chez Panisse ages ago or are based on ancient French products. Yeah, I know--everything old is new again, but Lansing shouldn't have made this stuff sound like the second coming.
July 12, 2011 |
The WNBA season was barely three weeks old, and already two of the league's biggest stars were out because of injuries. Sparks forward Candace Parker, the 2008 league most valuable player, had torn the meniscus in her right knee. Seattle Storm center Lauren Jackson, the reigning MVP, required surgery on her left hip. Parker won't be back for another month or so, and Jackson will be out even longer. Tough luck? No, more like the continuation of a trend. Players, coaches and trainers say injuries consistently plague the league, and they believe they know why: an off-season that really isn't one. Nearly three-quarters of the league's players also compete abroad, supplementing their relatively modest WNBA incomes with what typically are much larger payments from foreign teams that also might pick up their living expenses and shower them with gifts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2009 |
Students filed into Chris Cox's dim classroom at Daniel Webster Middle School in Los Angeles' Sawtelle neighborhood, took their seats and immediately began working on a language arts warmup exercise. While Cox took roll, the eighth-graders silently worked. When they went over the answers, students raised their hands and waited to be called on. Down the corridor, seventh-graders streamed into Brent Walmsley's classroom and took over. Some sat on table tops; others wandered around the room, pausing to grab foamy handfuls of hand sanitizer that sloshed on the floor.
November 7, 2012 |
So, what's it worth to lace up those sneakers and break a sweat for about 30 minutes a day? About 3.5 extra years of life, on average - and about 4.2 additional years for those willing to step up the intensity or put in closer to an hour a day of brisk walking or its equivalent, according to a new study. Even for the severely obese - those with a body mass index above 35 - exercising for about 2.5 hours a week at moderate intensity or for 75 minutes at vigorous levels puts average life expectancy a notch above that of a normal-weight person who is sedentary, the research shows.