November 22, 2003 |
How's this for a music business turnabout? Two guys, one credited with writing a pop ballad for Celine Dion and the other with penning the cartoon theme song for "Inspector Gadget," could take over stewardship of the master recordings of Neil Young, Prince, Led Zeppelin and R.E.M. Edgar Bronfman Jr., the Seagram Co. heir, billionaire TV mogul Haim Saban and their investment team could close a deal to purchase Time Warner Inc.'s vast global music operations this weekend.
March 6, 1988 |
To Palestine or Israel or . . . the United States. The United States counts for more than any other third nation in this protracted struggle, not just because of American Jews who have become Israelis but also because of Palestinians and Israelis who have become Americans. "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem. . . ." We need not insist on how nationality is gained or lost or changed or doubled. People who began there are now living here, and vice versa.
January 18, 2014 |
The most surprising thing about "Her," the new Spike Jonze movie, is not that it dares to suggest an otherwise sane person might fall in love with the operating system that runs his computer and his smartphone. Or that middle-aged men look good in high-waisted pants. Or that it will be possible someday soon to ride a subway from downtown Los Angeles to the beach. It is something simpler: that the near future is more interesting, culturally and architecturally, than the recent past.
December 30, 2013 |
Beyoncé's stealth midnight release - a self-titled collection of new music and videos - may have arrived in near silence earlier this month, but it now rules the charts and The Times' Consensus Top Albums of 2013. The list, which stretches to a dozen albums this year because of voting ties, pools the Top 10 lists from pop music critic Randall Roberts and seven other pop music staff writers, assigning 10 points for a No. 1 album, 9 points for a No. 2, 8 points for No. 3 and so on. Beyoncé's "visual album" was named album of the year by two Times writers - August Brown and Gerrick Kennedy - and picked up additional points with its fifth place finish on Times pop music editor Lorraine Ali's list.
July 28, 2007 |
I don't know what sort of interventions and therapies have been tried to arrest the downward spiral of Lindsay Lohan. But whoever cares for her could do worse than to sit that child down in front of an episode of "The Two Coreys," A&E's new unreal reality show about fellow former child stars Corey Feldman and Corey Haim and where they are now. Lindsay -- look hard! This could be your future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2002 |
Haim Saban and Richard C. Blum, both wealthy businessmen and generous campaign contributors to Democrats, won the endorsement of a key committee Wednesday in their quest to become University of California regents. The Senate Rules Committee, which considers nominations for those posts, approved their appointments by 4-0 votes, clearing the way for Gov. Gray Davis' picks to face a full vote in the Senate, where confirmation is expected.
March 11, 1994 |
Under a glass dome in Haim Saban's office sits a gold-plated Power Rangers toy figure--a symbol of how fortunes can be mined from just one TV show. Saban is the producer of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," the mega-hit children's TV show that has spawned the hottest-selling toy in the country and thrust Saban's small, Burbank-based production company to the forefront of independent Hollywood producers.
May 25, 2003 |
Since Sept. 11, it has often seemed as if the whole world is in the grips of an Israeli-style madness, a kind of mental illness in which not just a person but a whole national entity boldly flings itself into the one series of actions that most goes against its long-range interests.