August 15, 1994 |
Twenty-five years after Woodstock, the festival's most evocative image remains a young couple photographed while huddled tenderly in a blanket. The emerging symbol of Woodstock '94 is a starker one: the Mud People. Eager to assert their individuality in an ocean of anonymous concert-goers, about 200 fans early in the weekend began frolicking in cold, gooey mud.
June 14, 2013 |
"Being a writer and a Texan," Larry McMurtry wrote in the late 1960s, "is an amusing fate. " What he was addressing was the shift, in the years after World War II, "from the land to the cities" and what he saw as "the dying of … the rural, pastoral way of life. " How was one to write about a place where the old myths (the cowboy, the ranch, the open plain) lingered, even as they were superseded by the new? The solution, McMurtry decided, was to zero in on this new Texas, to write about, and from, the cities, to leave the past in its place.
April 20, 1998 |
Numerous pundits have explored the contributions and shortcomings of baby boomers and even Gen-Xers. But the real movers and shakers of tomorrow, according to author Don Tapscott, are members of the Net Generation.
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May 19, 2000 |
Working with older clients is certainly nothing new to computer expert Jacob Zacuto. He was, after all, a mere 10th-grader when he launched his own Internet network consulting company. But nothing prepared Zacuto for what he found when he signed on to help create a Web site for doctors and hospitals. The brain behind this dot-com is 85 years old.
April 28, 1993 |
Their names are Oblivious Child, Agnostic w/o a Cause, Will Work for Pay, and Spent the 60s on a Slip and Slide. Their favorite topics include "Home Sweet Shoebox," "The Revolting Yuppie Excess I Witnessed Today" and that perennial favorite, "Wage Slave, Slacker, or What?" For nearly a year now, they've been ragging on baby boomers and commiserating over their own putative impoverishment. They come from all over the country. Most of them have never met.
April 27, 1986
Does anyone really care if the Rolling Stones tour again? Yes: their agents, managers, record company execs and all the leeches who want jackets saying, "Stones-Summer Tour, '86--Oldies, Not Moldies"--and several generations of fans. JIM AND HILDA BARRETT Seal Beach
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October 10, 2012
Services will be held Oct. 17 for former state lieutenant governor and lawmaker Mervyn M. Dymally. Dymally, who blazed trails for generations of African American officeholders, died Sunday at 86. A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Holy Cross Mortuary, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City. The funeral will begin at the same location at 12:30 p.m.
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May 26, 1985 |
A dying boy who dreamed of joining the U.S. Army became an honorary colonel during a ceremony at the Presidio. Robert Wheeler Jr., 9, whose family includes five generations of Army combat veterans, was flown by helicopter Friday to the Army Presidio airstrip and driven to Presidio headquarters in a police car with screaming sirens. The boy, who suffers from a brain tumor doctors say is terminal, was honored by a procession of officers who loaded him with honorary insignia.
April 11, 1985 |
The nation's median age has topped 31, with the middle-aged and the very old becoming the fastest growing segments of society, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. The nation's median age was estimated at 31.2 years as of last July 1, meaning that half of all Americans were older than that and half younger. "The median age has increased each year since 1971, when it was 27.9 years.