June 24, 1990 |
It was a triumph of galactic proportions: Science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard had discarded the body that bound him to the physical universe and was off to the next phase of his spiritual exploration -- "on a planet a galaxy away." "Hip, hip, hurray!" thousands of Scientologists thundered inside the Hollywood Palladium, where they had just been told of this remarkable feat. "Hip, hip, hurray! Hip, hip, hurray!" they continued to chant, gazing at a large photograph of Hubbard, creator of their religion and author of the best-selling "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health."
December 30, 1994 |
Pre-hip is in. Pop culture prognosticators say hip is dead because it has gone mainstream--and therefore can't be hip. "It would be a mistake to declare the death of hip and say that nothing new is happening in America," says Marian Salzman, director of emerging media for Chiat/Day/Mojo Inc. Advertising. "What is dead is the posture of hip. The idea that something is truly avant-garde. What is cool today is to recognize the connection between what's going on right now and what went on in the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1999
Re "Smashing the Gen-X Stereotype," Sept. 3: Buried near the end of your story on the growing entrepreneurship of Gen-X was the most telling fact about its members' irrelevance to modern culture: their lack of politics. Members of Gen-X have made the massive miscalculation that their too-hip cynicism and aloofness from politics give them a kind of moral superiority. By being disengaged from politics, they are dis- empowered. Witness the artistic efforts of Gen-X in art, music, film, fashion, literature, you name it. Without a political point of view to inform one's art, what can one possibly have to say?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1989
Hip, hip, hooray for Kevin Phillips! ("Taxes Reformed, Taxes Resented," Opinion, April 9.) I hope future presidential candidates took time out to read his insightful column on the unfair tax reform of 1986. Living in Orange County, I have seen how the top 1-5% have chosen to spend their unjustified "windfall," crowding the streets with BMWs, Mercedes and limousines. At the same time the federal government is throwing money at the rich, it is quickly withdrawing funds from student loans and grants--making life miserable for students such as myself who don't have wealthy parents to fund our education.
December 4, 1988
As a longtime admirer of Judy Stabile's work, I was appalled that she was not mentioned in Calendar's article on Hal's restaurant. There are only four artists hanging at Hal's. Halliburton mentioned three of them by name, referring to them as the "local big boys," and completely ignored Stabile's work. Since Stabile's work is not just represented at Hal's, (true, it's hip), but in the private collections of such prominent collectors as Marcia Weissman, Elizabeth Keck, Dan Melnick, etc. (even more hip)
July 12, 2013 |
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was pulled from the game against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning for the second time in as many nights for precautionary measures because of an aggravated left hip. Scott Van Slyke took over in right field for Puig, who went 0 for 2. Puig didn't seem to run full speed on his two groundouts, and Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly replaced the 22-year-old rookie before his third at-bat. Mattingly said before the game that the team would be monitoring Puig's movement and range of motion.
November 30, 2008
I enjoyed Geoff Boucher's piece on Gary Calamar ["Music Man Who Sets the Mood," Nov. 23]. I especially love the music on "Cold Case," which often uses many very hip selections. I believe it was the very first episode that used Gene Pitney's "Town Without Pity," which I've always liked. I've been a gigging musician since 1960, and I backed Pitney for a weekend in Milwaukee in 1963. Gary E. Myers Downey
June 12, 2008
My thanks to S. Irene Virbila for her upbeat look at Palate Food + Wine in Glendale ["Patina Protege Sets Out on His Own and Scores One for the Eastside," First Look, June 5]. People have told me she was constitutionally unable to give a good review to a place that did not feature hip sushi creations or cost more than $75 per diner. But miracles abound; it seems like she just did. Thanks. Lee Moldaver Santa Barbara