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November 17, 1985
The purity of the conclusion of Tom McSloy's review of Wilfred Mellers' "A Backdrop to Bob Dylan" (Book Review, Nov. 3) is overwhelming: "I think the book's a stinker. They had to pay me to read it." Hooray for an honest word! HANNAH SAMPSON Torrance
June 17, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Watch out, a British invasion is coming to L.A. nightlife. It's taking the form of a new club called Hooray Henry's, which is a British term referring to a poncy, upper-class twit. (For reference, YouTube Monty Python's "Twit Olympics. " ) However, the name is the only tongue-in-cheek thing about the new club, which strives for a classic, polished feel inspired by stately London hotels and townhouses. Hooray Henry's aims to be open by the end of July. It was created by nightlife connoisseurs the h.wood group -- the same team behind SHOREbar in Santa Monica and the decadent Bootsy Bellows nightclub in West Hollywood.
May 11, 1991
Speaking for cheerleaders everywhere, cheers for Mike Downey! TAMMI BUCKNER Long Beach
October 15, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I just don't get some sportswriters. What do they want? I pick up Sunday morning's newspaper expecting to read about our guys' hard-fought victory, only to find a disappointing tale about what the winners didn't accomplish. Where's the gushing? Where's the credit given to our local college football team while recognizing the young men's efforts to almost cover the point spread? I know there's no cheering allowed in the press box, but isn't The Times the hometown newspaper?
January 15, 1994
It was refreshing to read that thousands of youth all over America are saving sex for marriage. ("Youths at Baptist Convention Pledge Chastity Till Marriage," Jan. 8). In the '60s, the saying was "never trust anyone over 30." Perhaps teens today could say the same thing. So many adults in their lives, including authority figures, say the young can't control their sexual urges and must be medicated, fitted and rubberized. Perhaps these youngsters see through the "safe sex" message because sexually transmitted diseases are now epidemic in our country.
December 31, 1990
Hooray for Pierce Brosnan (whom we do not know personally) and for his movie, "Mr. Johnson" (which we haven't yet seen)! As members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, each for a quarter of a century, and as film-industry workers, each for half a century, we applaud Mr. Brosnan's cogent response (Dec. 3) to the wise guy's quote in Elaine Dutka's "Handicappers Set Early Line" article. All of us who claim to be filmmakers must support every attempt to make a worthwhile movie for the sake of decency and respect, at least.
May 17, 1993
Hooray for the gleaners! Hooray for The Times for writing about them! Hooray for good-old-fashioned American grass-roots resourcefulness! PAT BARLOG Granada Hills
November 14, 1992
Hooray! Tweedledum won! Or was that Tweedledee? In either case, Tweedledough lost. WES McKANE Fullerton
September 13, 1987
Hooray for Novak! His article was superb. It was clean, clear, right on the head. GABRIELLE SKUPIEN Azusa
April 13, 1990
A recent headline said " 'Junk Mail' Firms Fear Postage Hike Will Ruin Business." I say "Hooray!" I'm more than willing to pay an extra 5 cents on my letters for that. L.F. PEASE Irvine
July 19, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
I am writing this on the eve, or rather the very early morning, of the release of the Emmy nominations. It is 12:24 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and soon -- soon enough that many nominees will be awakened with the news -- the names of the finalists will be made public. I am writing this now, as a pre-announcement non-reaction, because it doesn't matter to me who is nominated for an Emmy or is not nominated for an Emmy. One can, to be sure, make sometimes interesting generalizations about the direction of the medium from who the voters are noticing this year, as when premium cable and then basic cable programs began to be nominated, presaging their growing importance in the big picture that is television.
May 10, 2012
EVENTS The Sunset Strip gets a little more strip-happy at Dita Von Teese's "Strip Strip Hooray," a variety of show burlesque, dancing and jovial erotica from the pop culture icon (and onetime Marilyn Manson amour). House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $35.
August 2, 2009
Re: "Ukuleles strike chord online," July 25: I really liked your article on the rise of popularity for ukuleles. My aunt would entertain us for hours strumming tunes on her ukuleles on balmy summer days. The instrument also gained popularity after Jason Castro sang and played the ukulele for Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on "American Idol" in 2008. Catherine Mims Yamaguchi La Mirada
February 20, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
The leader in the clubhouse was Phil Mickelson. The story of the day was 3,000 miles away. Mickelson shot an eight-under-par 63 at Riviera's Northern Trust Open on Thursday. Tiger Woods, at home in Florida, typed on his website. He's back. Eat your heart out, Michael Jordan. Your return was huge. His is gigantic. Less than an hour after Mickelson turned Riviera into Rancho Park from the red tees, the buzz began. Tiger, out since last June 16 when he won in a playoff on the 91st hole of the U.S.
January 29, 2009 | Richard Schickel, Schickel is the author, most recently, of "You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story."
The half-life of the atom and the persistence of the cockroach are probably the best examples we have of mindless immortality. But if you were to draw up a top 10 list" of things that nag at the geekier corners of consciousness, surely antique movie gossip would find a place on it.
November 3, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Escorted by TV icon Bob Barker and the youthful cast of "High School Musical," Santa Claus is coming to town after all this year, Hollywood leaders said Friday. A hastily organized Hollywood Santa Parade will replace the 79-year-old Hollywood Christmas Parade, which was canceled seven months ago for financial reasons by its former sponsor, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. This year's parade will begin at 5 p.m. Nov. 25.
March 4, 1987
Donald Regan's gone and Nancy did it! Regan once said women didn't understand "throw weight." Now we do. Hooray for our side! BETTY DARLING Pomona
September 13, 2007
RE "Cabinets: Think Redo, Not New" [Sept.6]: I refaced my cabinets about 20-plus years ago, and they are still fine. Now I've added a granite countertop, a process where a thin layer of granite is affixed to the old tile. No tearing the kitchen apart for me. Helen Rogaway via e-mail
August 13, 2007 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
Over at Showtime, there is good news and bad: "Weeds" is back, but it has brought "Californication" with it. Let us lead with the positive: "Weeds" is odder, darker and more suspenseful than ever. When we last saw suburban, pot-dealing and personal responsibility-challenged Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), she had several automatic weapons pointed at her head and a big box full of empty where the drugs should have been.
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