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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1995
Former aerospace worker John Woods started at the bottom when he decided to become an artist. The bottom of MacArthur Park Lake, that is. When Los Angeles officials partially drained the landmark lake in 1973 and then pumped it dry five years later for park remodeling projects, Woods emptied its muddy bed of nearly a century's worth of history.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2011
John Wood Award-winning British actor John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced. Best known for his theater work in London and on Broadway, Wood was nominated for two more Tonys, as Guildenstern in Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," which opened on Broadway in 1967, and as the title character in "Sherlock Holmes," a long-running revival of the 1899 drama that came to Broadway in 1974.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1994
Two people were wounded in unrelated shootings only moments apart Wednesday afternoon, police said. A Chevron gas station clerk was shot in the chest during a robbery attempt at Trask and Magnolia avenues at 5:39 p.m., said Lt. John Woods. Mario Castaneda, 26, was wounded as he struggled with the gunman, who was arrested by police after employees and a bystander detained him, Woods said. Castaneda was listed in stable condition at UCI Medical Center in Orange.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2010
The Venice Film Festival on Friday honored Hong Kong director John Woo, one of the few Asian filmmakers to enjoy box office success in Hollywood as well as at home. Woo was awarded a lifetime achievement Golden Lion at the world's oldest film festival on the same day it showcased his latest movie, "Reign of Assassins," which he co-directed with Su Chao-Pin and also produced. Woo, 64, has directed more than 26 films in nearly 30 years, beginning his career in Hong Kong in the 1970s before moving to Hollywood in the 1990s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1992
Two men from Los Angeles who allegedly held up a convenience store at knifepoint early Sunday were arrested about 10 minutes later, police said. Lt. John Woods said two men entered the Circle K store at 13518 Harbor Blvd. at 3:23 a.m. They asked to buy beer, but the clerk refused because it was after hours for sale of alcoholic beverages, Woods said. One of the men then drew a knife and held it against the clerk's back, Woods said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2011
John Wood Award-winning British actor John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced. Best known for his theater work in London and on Broadway, Wood was nominated for two more Tonys, as Guildenstern in Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," which opened on Broadway in 1967, and as the title character in "Sherlock Holmes," a long-running revival of the 1899 drama that came to Broadway in 1974.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2010
The Venice Film Festival on Friday honored Hong Kong director John Woo, one of the few Asian filmmakers to enjoy box office success in Hollywood as well as at home. Woo was awarded a lifetime achievement Golden Lion at the world's oldest film festival on the same day it showcased his latest movie, "Reign of Assassins," which he co-directed with Su Chao-Pin and also produced. Woo, 64, has directed more than 26 films in nearly 30 years, beginning his career in Hong Kong in the 1970s before moving to Hollywood in the 1990s.
SPORTS
July 9, 1989 | Alan Drooz
Several sports will have a different scheduling look next season in the West Coast Athletic Conference, and the WCAC could move to the forefront of collegiate soccer in the 1990s as a result of recent league meetings. The biggest immediate news was a change in basketball and baseball scheduling--the WCAC will go back to playing conference basketball games on Thursdays and Saturdays, and baseball teams will again play home-and-home three-game series.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Jazz is my life," says pianist John Wood. It seems like it. Wood--now a 43-year-old father of two--has been leading his own bands since the tender age of 16. At a mere 17, the mainstream-based pianist made the first of 10 albums on his own L.A.P. label.
BOOKS
August 14, 2005 | Merle Rubin, Merle Rubin is a contributing writer to Book Review.
IN the years when Germany was besieged by inflation, depression and social unrest, Thomas Mann -- whose active role in defending the beleaguered Weimar Republic would earn him a place on the Nazis' enemies list -- began work on a project that would fill his imagination with images, ideas, sounds and personages from the distant past: his four-novel masterpiece, "Joseph and His Brothers."
BOOKS
October 7, 2001 | RICHARD ZIMLE, Richard Zimler is the author of "The Angelic Darkness" and "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon."
Has a woman who committed an atrocity in the service of the Third Reich any right to expect understanding from an old lover who hears of the crime's circumstances years later? And if we as readers come to see how a tragic flaw in her character led her to choose evil, can we permit ourselves to feel what was previously unthinkable: sympathy?
BOOKS
January 30, 2000 | JONATHAN LEVI
The little East German town of Altenburg makes an unlikely Peyton Place. When we first come upon it, in Ingo Schulze's "Simple Stories," Altenburg is in the limbo of the spring of 1990. The Berlin Wall has fallen, but the unification of Germany has yet to take place. The first entrepreneurs, like Harry Nelson, have come to town "looking for real estate, and especially for construction sites along the town's access roads. It was all about gas stations."
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July 25, 1999 | HARRIET MILLS, Harriet Mills is professor emeritus of Chinese language and literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the daughter of W. Plumer Mills, a member of Nanking's foreign community at the time of Japan's 1937 invasion of China, who suggested the creation of the safety zone
More than 60 years after the worst single city massacre in human history, the Rape of Nanking continues to be a dark chapter in world history. At a time when the international community wrestles over the issues of war crimes and reparations, the deaths of more than 300,000 people in this Chinese city at the hands of the invading Japanese army have provided a shameful example of how not to address crimes against humanity.
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March 1, 1998 | FREDERIC MORTON, Frederic Morton is the author of "A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889" and "The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait."
Imagine for a moment that Saul Bellow and Herman Wouk had been born in the second half of the 19th century as brothers in a close-knit German family; that throughout their long, productive and prominent careers they had copiously corresponded; that Saul (prose poet of conflicted subjectivity) and Herman (purveyor of a solidly crafted if shallower realism) had both let their affection, vying and percipience flow through their pens at each other; that the exchange reflected not only their
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March 1, 1998 | JOYCE CAROL OATES, Joyce Carol Oates, professor of humanities at Princeton University, is the author most recently of the novel "Man Crazy" (Dutton) and an expanded version of "On Boxing" (Ecco Press)
In a fully civilized society, professional boxing would not exist. That it so profitably flourishes in the United States, where purses for highly publicized if unexceptional fights routinely involve millions of dollars, is a testament to both the flawed nature of our society and our dark fascination with this cruelest of sports. These two very different books, both in the way of memoirs by men long involved with boxing, may help to illuminate some of this fascination with what Mike Tyson has eloquently called "the hurt business."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1995 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Wood is a 44-year-old on a mission. His goal? Nothing less than the rescue of American popular music. * Poke around his living room and you'll find plenty of evidence of his obsession. A pile of bumper stickers urges "Back To 2 Track," Woods' call to arms against record industry dependence on multitrack recording. There's a reel-to-reel tape of him playing piano at his Studio Masters Concert Space in Los Angeles.
BOOKS
April 22, 1990 | RICHARD EDER
"A hurricane--a swarm of birds high in the night, a white swarm rushing ever closer, cresting suddenly into a monstrous wave that lunged for the ship. The hurricane--screaming and weeping in the dark below deck and the sour stench of vomit, a dog gone mad in the pitching seas and ripping at a sailor's tendons, spume closing over the torn flesh." With these lines, whose energy is almost equal to what they describe, Christoph Ransmayr begins his powerful allegory of rise, fall and change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1995
Former aerospace worker John Woods started at the bottom when he decided to become an artist. The bottom of MacArthur Park Lake, that is. When Los Angeles officials partially drained the landmark lake in 1973 and then pumped it dry five years later for park remodeling projects, Woods emptied its muddy bed of nearly a century's worth of history.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1995 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Wood is a 44-year-old on a mission. His goal? Nothing less than the rescue of American popular music. * Poke around his living room and you'll find plenty of evidence of his obsession. A pile of bumper stickers urges "Back To 2 Track," Woods' call to arms against record industry dependence on multitrack recording. There's a reel-to-reel tape of him playing piano at his Studio Masters Concert Space in Los Angeles.
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