June 14, 1990
Instead of trying to define "obscenity" for the NEA controversy, why don't we try to define what is "art." Perhaps we could borrow George Bernard Shaw's definition of what is "theater": "A place for the exaltation of the human spirit and a haven from gloom and despair." BEVERLY KRAMER Los Angeles
November 1, 2006 |
THE metal trim around the cabin, Infiniti informs us, is textured like that of washi, fine Japanese rice paper. The slats of the grille are meant to resemble the fierce edges of samurai swords, although the multiple blades are less suggestive of the Edo period than of the Schick Dynasty. And if you go to the Infiniti website, which extols the sculptural virtues of the 2007 G35 sedan, the first thing you'll see is a calligraphy brush, tumid with red paint, tracing a perfect curve.
April 20, 2005 |
As proof that all technology is political, consider the 2006 Infiniti M45 Sport, bristling with electronic safety aids that, taken together, amount to the first stirrings of the automotive Nanny State. Most notable is Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
April 1, 2004 |
Luxury carmaker Infiniti will begin offering lane-departure warning systems in vehicles later this year, the first use of such accident-avoidance technology in North American passenger cars, the Nissan Motor Co. division said. Employing a small camera, speed sensor and warning buzzer, the system is designed to alert drivers of unintentional movement out of a designated traffic lane.
May 9, 1995 |
Nissan's Infiniti division evidently thinks "money talks." The company on Monday unveiled a billboard covered with $30,000 in cash, a splashy promotion for its new I-30 luxury sedan. The billboard, on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, is plastered with $1, $5 and $100 bills custom-ordered from the Treasury Department and protected round-the-clock by two armed security guards. The $30,000 represents the price of the car, give or take a few hundred dollars.