September 1, 2012
Re "Survey offers dire picture of state's two-year colleges," Aug. 29 No longer can those fresh out of high school easily step into middle-class jobs. Today, high school is not enough. Additional education and better job skills are necessary for anything beyond low-wage work. The hundreds of thousands of students on those community college waiting lists know this. The future of middle class jobs is at stake. Private enterprise will not provide the education and skill training needed for these jobs.
September 22, 2012
If I ever do another dinner party marathon like that (and I seriously vow never to schedule so many dinners in one week), here's what I'll do differently: • Organize my shopping and decide on the menus ahead of time, not on the fly. • Compromise - maybe we don't need to drive all the way across town to get that one elusive ingredient (but try telling that to my husband). • Start cooking early and pace myself. • Make the desserts before my fellow cook spreads his stuff out on every surface.
August 18, 2012 |
So how many people knew, when they sat in the theater or in front of their television sets to watch Charlton Heston in 1973's “Soylent Green,” that it was inspired by a novel by Harry Harrison? Harrison, who died this week at the age of 87 , was many things in his distinguishedsci-fi career - editor, illustrator, writer - and he was also a bit of the prophet because of his 1966 dystopian tale “Make Room! Make Room!” For me, the vision he created in that book - and its celluloid offspring “Soylent Green” (though Harrison, notes one early report of his death , thought the film only occasionally "bore a faint resemblance to the book")
October 17, 2013 |
Looks like Drake and Future have decided to play nice. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Drake had booted Future from his upcoming arena trek over disparaging remarks the Atlanta rapper made about Drake's latest album during an interview with Billboard. But the two rapper-singers have since buried the hatchet and on Thursday, Future announced that he would indeed appear on Drake's 39-city tour. "I am set to continue as planned with Drake and Miguel on the Would You Like a Tour?
February 26, 2014
Re "Farmers caught up in food safety net," Feb. 24 In the future we all might be eating Soylent Green. Remember that movie about the overstressed, overcrowded planet with scarce food supplies and strange regulations not based on common sense but on economic control? The food safety advocates and federal regulators whose efforts to protect the public may end up shutting down organic farms should take an organic gardening class. Grow some food and cook it, preferably without latex gloves on. Anne Geisler Encinitas ALSO: Letters: Dual water meters could be costly Letters: Closed libraries are a civic disgrace Letters: A Holocaust survivor's uplifting story
November 20, 2011 |
The Future of Us A Novel Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler Razorbill: 359 pp., $18.99, ages 14 and up With the exception of the psychically inclined, most people would prefer to let their futures remain unknown, fearing that what they discover might influence their current choices and, as a result, alter what was otherwise meant to be. In the inventive new young adult novel, "The Future of Us," two Pennsylvania teenagers aren't...
March 28, 2012 |
PHOENIX - Andre Ethier said Wednesday morning that it was too early to say how the Dodgers' sale could affect his future. Ethier is under contract this year for $10.95 million. He will be eligible for free agency at the end of the season. He said he wasn't sure if he was any more optimistic about remaining a Dodger beyond this season. “It's way too early to even play those games in your mind right now,” he said. “It's a proven group, a lot of proven winners and people who want to win, but we still don't know what their goals are going to be coming in. It's that whole thing of don't look too far ahead, just be focused on right now. If we do our job, then everything will work out.” But Ethier sounded as if he would be open to discussing a contract extension during the season.
October 15, 2013 |
Music industry rule No. 101: Never tick off the headliner inviting you on the road. According to reports, Drake has dropped Future from his upcoming arena trek, a move that could turn into a $1.5-million feud between the two artists. The reason? Disparaging remarks the singsongy Atlanta rapper made about Drake's latest album during an interview with Billboard, according to the New York Post . In a conversation earlier this month to preview his forthcoming album, “Honest,” Future shared his thoughts on Drake's latest chart-topper, “Nothing Was the Same,” with Billboard associate editor Erika Ramierz.
February 27, 2014 |
Volvo will use next week's Geneva Motor Show to debut the last in a trio of stunning concept cars that point to the brand's design direction in the very near future. The Swedish-by-heritage, Chinese-by-ownership automaker announced Thursday that it will unveil the two-door Concept Estate station wagon on March 4. It follows in the footsteps of the Concept Coupe that debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2013, and the Concept XC Coupe that Volvo displayed at January's Detroit Auto Show.
July 13, 2013 |
Pop & Hiss finds it unlikely that we'll hear a better R&B slow jam this year than " Body Party ," the sleek space-soul ballad in which Ciara tells her real-life boyfriend Future that her body is his party -- and "nobody's invited but you. " Produced with drowsy sensuality by Mike Will Made It (who also helmed Miley Cyrus' " We Can't Stop "), "Body Party" currently sits at No. 3 on Billboard's R&B chart, which is precisely two slots below where the song deserves to be. But Ciara, she's no spoilsport, so Friday night she and Future both turned up to do "Body Party" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.