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December 6, 1987 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER
When the curtain rises this afternoon at 5 on the Music Center Opera premiere of "Tristan und Isolde," Los Angeles will see Wagner's epochal, symbol-laden, ultra-romantic drama of agonizing life and ecstatic death for the first time since 1953. 1953!
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BUSINESS
April 2, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
News Corp., as expected, has hired former AOL chief Jonathan Miller to oversee its digital media businesses, including the MySpace social-networking website. Miller, who ran AOL from 2002 to 2006, will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch, the New York company said. Miller, 52, will oversee News Corp.'s stand-alone websites, as well as its stake in Hulu.com.
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BOOKS
January 3, 1999 | DANIEL KUNITZ, Daniel Kunitz is the managing editor of the Paris Review
Jonathan Miller is one of those outrageously talented people who make the rest of us seem lazy and incurious by comparison. Opera and theater director, essayist, television producer, filmmaker and lecturer in cognitive science and the history of medicine, he won early fame (both in his native England and on Broadway) as a comic actor in 1961 when, with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett, he created the satirical revue "Beyond the Fringe."
BUSINESS
March 28, 2009 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
Former America Online Chief Executive Jonathan Miller is expected to join News Corp. as head of global digital strategy, according to well-placed sources. Working with the heads of News Corp.'s business units to spur digital initiatives across the company, Miller would be filling a void soon to be left by President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Chernin, who is leaving in June. Miller is expected to report directly to Chairman Rupert Murdoch. Miller cannot join News Corp.
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February 28, 1991 | ROBYN LOEWENTHAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
How exactly are jokes like rented cars that we take out for a spin and return slightly nicked? And, what is it that we are supposed to "see" when we witness a theatrical spectacle? Dr. Jonathan Miller--mercurial British physician, director, actor, writer, satirist, TV host, researcher, raconteur and basic rumpled Renaissance guy--will address these questions and others in two lectures Monday at Cal Lutheran University.
BOOKS
February 25, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Pantheon's "Beginners Books" resemble a kind of updated version of the old Classics Comics. Jonathan Miller offers a competent but by no means extraordinary biography of Charles Darwin, focusing on the publication of "The Origin of the Species" in 1859. His later work, including the important "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" (1871), receives short shrift. Joseph Schwartz's volume on Einstein seems more superficial, possibly because the ideas involved are more abstruse.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 1995 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Everybody's doing it. Everybody's mucking about with "Pelleas et Melisande." Poor Debussy. Poor Maeterlinck. Poor Pelleas. Poor Melisande. Not long ago in Los Angeles, Peter Sellars transplanted this misty and mystical tale of thwarted love and exquisite longing from mythical Allemonde to modern Malibu. Now it is Jonathan Miller's turn at the Metropolitan Opera. The British director told an interviewer before the premiere that he "couldn't live with . . .
SPORTS
June 20, 1992
If Juan Samuel thinks that taking extra infield practice is "punishment," he should try watching himself play. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
SPORTS
March 13, 1993
At least Mr. Eisner didn't call them the Little Mermaids. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
SPORTS
September 7, 1991
The only thing that will wake up the Dodgers is if the Dodger Stadium organist picks up the tempo and plays a song from the last two decades. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
BUSINESS
August 1, 2008 | Jessica Guynn, Times Staff Writer
For 18 hours each week, Internet investor Jonathan Miller studies tai chi in New York with legendary master Ren Guang-Yi, whose devotees include Lou Reed, Bette Midler, Hugh Jackman and other celebrities. During the sessions, Miller's lanky frame flows through fluid, continuous movements, punctuated by quick bursts of energy. Three decades of Chinese martial arts have made his limbs so supple that he can do the splits at 51.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2004 | Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Like the man said: Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. And some have greatness thrust upon them. The words come from "Twelfth Night," but Shakespeare may as well have been reviewing a certain production of a different play, the one at Lincoln Center Theater with Christopher Plummer scaling a career-capping role of epic, fearsome dimensions.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2003 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
Wall Street, never long on patience, will be poring over AOL Time Warner Inc.'s second-quarter earnings Wednesday with a gimlet eye on the handiwork of Jonathan Miller. A year ago, the 46-year-old was brought on board as chief executive of the media giant's limping America Online division. A few months later, Miller announced a turnaround plan -- and skittish investors are looking for signs that AOL is attracting, not only losing, subscribers.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2002 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A month after taking over as chairman and chief executive of AOL Time Warner's troubled America Online subsidiary, Jonathan Miller seized the reins more firmly Thursday, shuffling executives and unveiling a "streamlined management structure" with all key departments reporting directly to him.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2002 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
AOL Time Warner Inc. is expected to name a new head of its struggling America Online division as early as today, turning to an outsider to stabilize and reinvigorate its most troubled unit, sources said. Jon Miller, formerly president of the information and services group of USA Interactive Inc., will be appointed chairman and chief executive of the division, which has been without a leader since the abrupt resignation last month of Robert W. Pittman amid a plummeting stock price.
BOOKS
January 3, 1999 | DANIEL KUNITZ, Daniel Kunitz is the managing editor of the Paris Review
Jonathan Miller is one of those outrageously talented people who make the rest of us seem lazy and incurious by comparison. Opera and theater director, essayist, television producer, filmmaker and lecturer in cognitive science and the history of medicine, he won early fame (both in his native England and on Broadway) as a comic actor in 1961 when, with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett, he created the satirical revue "Beyond the Fringe."
SPORTS
March 7, 1993
At least Mr. Eisner didn't call them the Little Mermaids. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
SPORTS
June 3, 1989
Considering the way Rogie Vachon has been handling his position as King general manager lately, I'm hoping Ted Koppel will invite him on "Nightline" to discuss why so few blacks play hockey. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 1995 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Everybody's doing it. Everybody's mucking about with "Pelleas et Melisande." Poor Debussy. Poor Maeterlinck. Poor Pelleas. Poor Melisande. Not long ago in Los Angeles, Peter Sellars transplanted this misty and mystical tale of thwarted love and exquisite longing from mythical Allemonde to modern Malibu. Now it is Jonathan Miller's turn at the Metropolitan Opera. The British director told an interviewer before the premiere that he "couldn't live with . . .
SPORTS
May 22, 1993
One positive aspect of the Lakers' and Clippers' elimination, football's off-season and the Dodgers' floundering is that The Times has devoted its writers to the Kings' road to the Stanley Cup. Your coverage since discovering that the Kings are an L.A. team has been great. Keep it up. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
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