October 3, 1992 |
Delighted, are you, that filmmaker Michael Mann has given new life to "The Last of the Mohicans," James Fenimore Cooper's early-American literary masterpiece? Before all you Cooperites absolutely insist that everyone who saw the movie go revel in the artistry of the book, don't forget what another equally famous U.S. writer had to say about that pioneer of the great American novel.
April 27, 1992 |
Change of Seasons: Twentieth Century Fox has postponed the release of the film "The Last of the Mohicans" from this summer until the fall, saying it wants to put the movie in the best position for consideration for Academy Awards nominations. Directed by Michael Mann (of TV's "Miami Vice"), the film stars Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe in an adventure/romance set against the war between England and France and their American Indian allies.
November 14, 2001
In "Myth of the Whale" (Oct. 31), you omitted the etymology of the ship's name in Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick," the Pequod. Melville derived the ship's name from the Indian tribe, the Pequods or Pequots (there are several variant spellings). The Puritans massacred the Pequots in 1636 and subsequently drove them into slavery, exile and almost to extinction. The Puritan commander who was responsible for the slaughter at Mystic, Conn., was Capt. John Mason, a direct ancestor of mine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1989
A 17-year-old boy was arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder Thursday afternoon in connection with Wednesday's shooting attack at a school bus in Carson, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said the youth was arrested in the lobby of the Compton Superior Court. They did not say why the youth was at the courthouse, however.