January 25, 1991 |
The parents of a 15-year-old girl have filed suit against Nintendo, claiming the video game caused an epileptic seizure. Laura Moceri of Mt. Clemons, Mich., was playing the Nintendo game Kid Icarus when she suffered a seizure, said the lawyer representing her and her father, Joseph. The suit filed in Macomb County Circuit Court seeks at least $10,000 in damages.
February 14, 2008
Sierra Pecheur has always loved bones, so it's fitting that the L.A. artist created an installation evoking famous and infamous collections of human remains. But "DIG: An Imagined Archeo-logism," a show of more than 350 ceramic works at Pasadena's Xiem Gallery, is meant to look more like an archaeological dig than a morbid curiosity. "My intention was to answer the questions: 'What do we want to leave behind? How do we want to be remembered?' " Pecheur says.
November 8, 2013 |
By the standards of “Scandal,” “Icarus” is a remarkably uneventful episode. Oh, sure, some mysterious brunet gets killed, Olivia confronts Fitz about Operation Remington and Olivia signs up to work with Josie Marcus, the single biggest threat to Fitz's reelection. But really, the most memorable revelation in this hour is that, before she subsisted on a diet of Cabernet and popcorn, young Olivia was a fan of Fruit Loops. Shocking indeed. That's not to say this wasn't a wholly enjoyable hour -- it was -- only that this episode was more about setting up all the crazy yet to come.
July 20, 2007 |
Brightness has never seemed as menacing as it does in "Sunshine," the nail-bitingly tense science-fiction thriller that emphasizes both the fearsome power of our friend the sun and how bereft we earthlings would be without its warming rays. "Sunshine" is the latest film from British director Danny Boyle, whose eclectic resume, including "Millions," "Trainspotting," and "28 Days Later," reveals a fierce disinclination to make the same film twice.
October 23, 2012 |
Beyond the fact that it is sensational, the Fountain Theatre's production of "In the Red and Brown Water" by Tarell Alvin McCraney is important for two reasons: It introduces Los Angeles audiences to a dramatic poet in the process of discovering his singular voice and it shows how magnificently one of L.A.'s better small theaters can serve bold new talent. The play, which is part of McCraney's "Brother/Sister" trilogy, brought the 32-year-old African American playwright a good deal of attention when the cycle was produced off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1998
Traditional elementary school art classes involved crayons, construction paper, glue and gloppy paint. Teachers called it "fuzzy bunnies," and that's what state legislators had in their gun sights when fiscal crisis hit in the early 1980s: They virtually eliminated arts education. In recent years, though, innovative arts programs have proven to be effective tools for teaching students the thinking skills essential to success in any academic discipline.