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September 21, 1998
The juggernaut the Democrats said they feared in the last election campaign was not the Republicans--it was the truth. ANDREA REDEKER Downey
April 24, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK -- “The Lego Movie” this winter reawakened many people to the colorful plastic bricks they hadn't thought about since childhood. But a raft of people inside and outside the Danish company have been clued in to its pleasures for years, as a new movie gleefully and sometimes astonishingly documents. The film, "Beyond the Brick," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival several days ago, is a playful if decidedly soft-lensed look at all things Lego. Directed by Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson and narrated by Jason Bateman, “Brick” looks at the subculture of Lego - or perhaps, given how dominant it appears to have become, the culture of Lego.
January 26, 1997
On Jan. 11, you ran an article titled "City Rooting Out Recycling Scavengers." It was all about the city's efforts to stop people from digging in the trash. A couple of years ago the city of Ventura, Harrison Industries and Gold Coast Recycling formed a private/public partnership. The merging of these unlike entities has formed a strange corporate beast. This juggernaut lives, smells and eats recycling. And we feed it. How you may ask? Simple: First the city encourages its citizens to help our endangered environment by separating our trash into conveniently supplied barrels, before Harrison removes it for us. Then, presto!
May 18, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Some years ago, I was on a book reviewing panel when someone in the audience asked what we, the panelists, thought of "The Bridges of Madison County," which was then a fixture on bestseller lists. We hemmed and hawed, tried to talk around the question, until our moderator acknowledged that, most likely, none of us had read the book. This led to a discussion of the difference between critics and readers. How, if the book was selling so widely, could we not have read it? What did that say about us?
November 22, 1997
Thank heaven for the vigilance of the CIF City Section in its relentless pursuit of rules violators like the athletic juggernaut L.A. Poly, which allowed a kid to play even though he should have lost his eligibility because he left school for a year to be with his sick grandfather. Don't bother with the glamour schools who always seem to come up with the quarterback or point guard, and always seem to find that they have in their district an in-law or cousin with whom the player can reside.
April 17, 1995
My-oh-my, things are heating up on the liberal regime's plantation. The conservative natives want more freedom and the lib massa bosses Charles Weis and Bob Larkin are against giving them any. The question arises: Why are progressive liberals like Weis and Larkin so blown away by the Judeo-Christian conservative juggernaut? Haven't they ever heard of the concept of majority rule? Hasn't the November election and its aftermath sunk into their febrile consciousness yet? They need to learn the reality check dance and get into step.
January 25, 1998
Tad Szulc's excellent piece on Pope John Paul II's visit to Cuba (Opinion, Jan. 18) contains a misstatement of historical fact about the origin of Manifest Destiny. The birth of the term was not, as Szulc stated, during the Spanish-American War of 1898, but in the 1840s. It reflected the widely held sentiment (some called it a national disease) that the Almighty had "manifestly destined" America to spread its ennobling republican institutions from Panama to the North Pole, and ocean to ocean.
January 2, 1996
I imagine a half-human, half-machine robot, perhaps stitched together by a futurist Newt Gingrich in some sterile, state-subsidized, private, for-profit R&D facility, a sort of Frankenstein for the brave new world, when I consider the author of "The Only Real Trend is Fast-Forward," FM-2030 (Commentary, Dec. 18). FM-2030 has apparently been programmed to feed back that accelerating movement in a certain direction is necessarily synonymous with meaningful progress. Mere accelerating movement in the guise of NAFTA, etc., of the technologcal/mega-corporate juggernaut along the elite-determined "shining path" to a supposedly glorious future, is only progress by technological/corporate standards, not necessarily human ones.
February 1, 2001
With ever-increasing budget surpluses projected and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan singing a new tune, the Beltway is building a consensus that a cut in taxes is inevitable. If a cut indeed happens, careful construction will determine whether it helps the economy. Some members of Congress already are arguing that President Bush's proposed $1.6-trillion tax cut is too timid.
April 15, 2007 | Susan King
The Life After: Just as Philip Seymour Hoffman did the year before with "Capote," Forest Whitaker dominated the recent awards season with his towering performance in "The Last King of Scotland," which comes out Tuesday on DVD. Whitaker received almost every major award, including the Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA, for playing the infamous Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. (Whitaker is the fourth African American performer to win a best actor Academy Award.
October 18, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers aren't just a roster of All-Stars trying to win a 17th NBA championship. They're an economic machine, with more money than ever pumping into, and out of, their franchise. Their $100-million payroll is the NBA's largest, they currently owe $30 million more in luxury taxes, and they're projected to pay $49 million next February for revenue-sharing dues from last season, according to NBA documents. Don't cry too much for the Lakers, though. The team makes up to $90 million in annual ticket sales and is starting the first year of a TV deal with Time Warner Cable that pays them $120 million more this season.
August 20, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
LOMPOC — On a hot summer day when temperatures are in the 90s in Los Angeles, a 120-mile drive north along the 101 Freeway past some of the most picturesque coastal scenery anywhere sends you to the Highway 1 exit and a path to this city of 43,000, where it's suddenly windy, overcast and cool. On the football field at Lompoc High wearing earbuds and listening to music is Lavon Coleman, 5 feet 11, 210 pounds, known as "The Beast" and "The Juggernaut. " He's the most recognizable Braves running back since the days of Napoleon "The Missile" Kaufman, who used to streak for touchdowns on the same field more than 20 years ago. "Strong as an ox," is how Coleman describes himself.
July 31, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels - from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" - and volumes of essays critics consider among the most elegant in the English language. He also brought shrewd intelligence to writing Broadway hits, Hollywood screenplays, television dramas and a trio of mysteries still in print after 50 years. When he wasn't writing, he was popping up in movies, playing himself in "Fellini's Roma," a sinister plotter in sci-fi thriller "Gattaca" and a U.S. senator in "Bob Roberts.
May 17, 2012 | Helene Elliott
The Kings had already disposed of the No. 1-seeded Vancouver Canucks when Coach Darryl Sutter flipped two of his left wings and turned a good team into a juggernaut that has trampled the best the Western Conference has to offer while moving within a victory of earning a berth in the Stanley Cup finals. Sutter's decision to put brawny rookie Dwight King with Jarret Stoll and Trevor Lewis on the third line and move the hard-to-motivate Dustin Penner alongside Mike Richards and Jeff Carter on the second line was a stroke of genius.
November 23, 2010
COMEDY New Material with Kevin Nealon As the hapless stoner and former City Councilman Doug Wilson on Showtime's "Weeds," Nealon can be counted on for laughs. In his weekly show at Laugh Factory Hollywood, he coaxes the humor out of the real-life affairs of his guest comedians, who really do have to be up for anything. Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. $20. . POP MUSIC Midnight Juggernauts / Diamond Rings The Australian synth-rockers Midnight Juggernauts have a Bowie-wide vision for their epic disco on "The Crystal Axis," their second album.
September 19, 2010 | Doyle McManus
The world sees China as an economic juggernaut. It's growing at a dizzying annual rate of 10% as the rest of the world struggles out of recession. Its big cities are jammed with new cars, new buildings and Prada, Gucci and Cartier boutiques — the real thing, not knockoffs. It just blew past Japan to become the world's second-largest economy. China has even offered to build a high-speed railway in California. The state's first long-distance railroad, in 1869, was wrought with American capital and Chinese labor; this time it could be Chinese capital and American labor.
February 15, 1998
You're absolutely right that all kinds of people are getting tired of Microsoft's attitude ["Microsoft's Hard-Line Stance in Suit May Misfire With Public," Jan. 5]. As a Windows 95 consumer, I too am getting tired of Microsoft. I'm getting tired of not having any other option in this "free" market. I'm also tired of Microsoft presenting the dominance of Windows 95 as if it came about by the free-market choices of the consumers. I'm tired of Microsoft defining itself as the unique source of "market" in America, as if whatever Microsoft does constitutes an actual result of free-market dynamics.
December 3, 1987 | MARJORIE MARKS, Marks is a Los Angeles free-lance writer.
December is the time for shopping and giving--a time when the spirit of giving is often stretched a bit, causing a strain on the budget after the first of the year. For some shoppers, that's OK. Certainly the desire to award family and friends with pricey presents is an honorable trait, but when the well-meaning shopping spree ends in bills that can't be paid or cash flow that stops flowing, it can be a disaster. Indeed, overspending is now being looked upon as an addiction.
March 4, 2010 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
Here are a few things to consider about Ellen DeGeneres: She became a stand-up comedian when that was rare for a woman. She has starred in three shows -- two prime-time comedies and a daytime talk show -- named after her. She voiced an animated character so popular that aquariums across the country have special Dory and Nemo exhibits. She is the first major female star not only to come out publicly (on " The Oprah Winfrey Show," which is as public as it gets) but also to then have her television character come out as well.
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