July 15, 2013 |
In the sweet, heartbreaking and highly accomplished "Only the Young," premiering Monday as part of the PBS documentary series "POV," twentysomething Cal Arts alumni Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims return to the Santa Clarita Valley to make a film about teenagers in a distressed place and time -- and the pockets of beauty and relief they find there. The trio of Kevin, Garrison and Skye are their intertwined subjects, skateboarding, punk-rock churchgoers in Black Flag and Minor Threat T-shirts.
January 19, 1992
The Stone-"JFK" bashing appearing in The Times is becoming excessive. The latest attack comes from Mathews. After acknowledging that "JFK" has some merits, he can't restrain himself from attacking it, saying, in effect, "Do not trust this movie." Mathews fails to recall that the movie--in at least two places--clearly asks the audience to do just that! Garrison, addressing his staff, says: "Let's speculate." Mr. X, meeting with Garrison, admonishes: "Find your own facts; make your own decision."
June 23, 1989 |
A court found K mart partially responsible for injuries suffered by a customer who shot himself in the toe while examining a rifle he wanted to buy for his 6-year-old son as a first-grade graduation gift. Palm Beach Circuit Judge Edward Garrison ruled that K mart was negligent in the June, 1987, accident because a clerk handed Richard Rubin, 29, the gun without checking to see that it was loaded. The judge awarded Rubin $10,419 on Thursday. He had sued for $200,000. The jury originally awarded Rubin $16,000, but Garrison found he was 35% negligent, reducing the corporation's liability to 65%.
June 25, 1989 |
A court found K mart partially responsible for injuries suffered by a customer who shot himself in the toe while examining a rifle he wanted to buy for his 6-year-old son. Palm Beach Circuit Judge Edward Garrison ruled last week that K mart was negligent in the June, 1987, accident because a clerk handed Richard Rubin the gun without checking to see if it was loaded. The judge awarded Rubin $10,419.
February 13, 1992 |
The paid defenders of Mike Tyson had argued from the start that their client was not a very nice man. They said he was lewd, uncouth and untamed. He had a reputation with women, which was well known. So the young woman who was accusing this man of raping her, if indeed she was as smart as she claimed, should have known better, the defenders said. She should not have agreed to a "date." Unless, of course, she had a reputation herself. Insert here a knowing wink.
January 3, 2009 |
In the heart of the Ethiopian community here, a group of friends gathered after work in an office to chew on dried khat leaves before going home to their wives and children. Sweet tea and sodas stood on a circular wooden table between green mounds of the plant, a mild narcotic grown in the Horn of Africa. As the sky grew darker the conversation became increasingly heated, flipping from religion to jobs to local politics. Suddenly, one of the men paused and turned in his chair.