October 1, 2001 |
It's the end of the world as we know it, especially in New York City, where what is being called "end-of-the-world sex" or "terror sex" has become a means for some to cope with terrifying feelings of fear, vulnerability and sadness.
June 9, 2011
The LA WineFest takes the laudable impulse toward drinking lots of wine and tries to wring some education out of it. Geared toward consumers looking to broaden their palates, the fest will showcase a variety of wines, artisanal beers and spirits alongside panels and discussions to help demystify the culture of good booze. Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., L.A. Sat.-Sun., various times. $75 per day. http://www.lawinefest.com
May 25, 1994 |
For all of you whose impulse marriage was followed quickly by an impulse dissolution, here is today's social brain-scratcher: What do you do with all the loot? If people bring gifts to your hey-honey, let's-get-married wedding ceremony, or if they send presents soon thereafter, what happens when the union ends unhappily ever after? Etiquette guru Judith Martin (also known as the author and syndicated columnist Miss Manners) says, basically, once you're married, the stuff is yours.
April 25, 1993
"Fighting Words" was a thrilling story of the triumph of free speech. The story also presents one of those occasional cases where the ACLU justifies its existence. Now, if only it would defend the right to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment, our protection against the tyrannical impulse so clearly revealed by the University of Wisconsin would be assured. ROBERT M. BECKETT Fountain Valley
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
If only the children who watched with such delight that cavalcade of weapons could have felt, even briefly, what their peers in Iraq had felt at the approach of the same machines. If only those parents who'd pointed skyward in wonder and glee had had the impulse, instead, to hit the ground in terror and cower in despair. DIANA SHAW Los Angeles
July 8, 1990
If "rap's most important message may not be in the music or words at all, but in the establishment of rappers as role models," and even if "what's often overlooked in the criticism of the song is that the narrator doesn't follow through on the impulse," any group that even has the impulse to "kick the woman in the stomach and kill the baby" is sick, deviant and totally pathetic! Role models? To whom? And to what mentality? To what kind of society are we speaking? The fact of the matter is quite simple, really.