May 10, 1992 |
How's this for a special effect? Not content with being one of Hollywood's largest prop- and set-design companies, Cinnabar recently transformed itself into a designer for another entertainment industry: shopping. Retail is "a natural crossover" says Jonathan Katz, the 42-year-old founder, CEO and president of Cinnabar, which in 11 years has grown from a garage operation to an $8.5 million-a-year business.
October 30, 1985 |
The troubled, perennially third-place "CBS Morning News" got its fifth executive producer in seven years Tuesday as CBS News said Johnathan Rodgers will succeed Jonathan Katz in that post on Monday. Katz, an ex-newspaperman, had held the job since March, 1984. Katz's ouster, rumored since May, came as no surprise.
April 4, 1996 |
How does Jonathan Katz know he's hot stuff in Hollywood? "HBO took out this full-page ad recently with stars of its shows and specials," says Katz, who had a stand-up special on the network last year. "I was the only one I'd never heard of." And no one is more bemused by this sudden success than the short and balding comic-writer who, at 49, is suddenly being coddled by networks and production companies alike. All this as a result of "Dr.
July 30, 1995 |
Recently, in Manhattan's Central Park, I overheard an interchange between a little girl and her mother that highlights the currently heated debate about whether gender roles are innate or learned, natural or invented. "I've had enough practice being a girl," the little one said. "Now I want to practice being a boy." I wondered what the mother would say. This was, after all, New York, and I expected her answer to reflect progressive views. But, no. The mother trotted out the conservative commonplaces, telling her daughter, "You were born a girl and will always be one. Girls are different from boys and behave in different ways.
November 30, 2003 |
Homosexuality is the most obvious and often-practiced erotic alternative to heterosexuality and the one, because it shades into friendship and rivalry, fealty and rebellion, that calls on an extraordinarily wide range of human sentiments and institutions. In the 20th century, it became a theme that haunted most of the best writers of fiction: D.H. Lawrence and Andre Gide, Jean Genet and Marcel Proust, Christopher Isherwood and Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf and Willa Cather.
June 11, 2004 |
A judge in Albany dismissed criminal charges against a small-town mayor for marrying gay couples, saying the state failed to show it had a legitimate interest in banning same-sex weddings. New Paltz Town Court Justice Jonathan Katz also ruled that prosecutors failed to prove that the law New Paltz Mayor Jason West was charged with violating was constitutional.