September 25, 2011 |
Luminarium A Novel Alex Shakar Soho Press: 432 pp., $25 In all the clutter of the Internet - that endless library, endless strip mall, endless portal for self-diagnosis, pornography or opportunities for stalking your ex - isn't it possible that somewhere the secret to bliss exists? There it is, the directions for freedom from the self and its torments. You might stumble on it after 16 clicks through ad farms, deserted Myspace pages and circa 2000 blogs.
July 1, 2002
Can you be nostalgic over something that itself was nostalgic? Find out at 8 tonight when A&E's "TVography" teams Danica McKellar and Fred Savage to reminisce about "The Wonder Years," their wonderfully wistful series that ran from 1983-93.
January 3, 2002
Since I have never had much success in keeping New Year's resolutions, I resolved not to make any for 2002. But by resolving not to make any resolutions I have already broken my New Year resolution. Shucks. V. Fred Rayser Yucca Valley
November 16, 1990 |
Less than 48 hours after his abduction from the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Fred, the sidekick cockatoo of the 1970s television series "Baretta," was found walking in the middle of a road near the park, police said. The feathered star was rescued about 8 a.m. Thursday by two television cable employees, one a fan of the former cop show, as they were driving to an assignment. After nibbling on a sandwich from the lunch box of one of his rescuers, Fred was safely returned to the park.
August 10, 1989 |
On the dance floor at benefits, Fred and Millie O'Green usually capture the limelight, gliding and smiling through their fox-trots and sambas. While he was chairman and CEO for eight years of Litton Industries, they cut a sassy swath on the social circuit, hosting corporate tables at myriad affairs; it hasn't stopped with his retirement a year ago.
November 24, 2002 |
Since there have been indoor malls, there have been mall-walkers. The Westside Walkers, a volunteer organization sponsored by UCLA Healthcare 50 Plus, OASIS L.A and the Westside Pavilion, meet two mornings a week to stretch their legs on the cool, clean and level marble at the Westside Pavilion. Tinny pop music echoes hollowly as these intrepid perambulators pass the still-closed stores. But for these mall crawlers, the only conspicuous consumption is excess calories.