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September 29, 1991
Me da pena (y coraje) . It hurts and angers me. In Max Benavidez's "The Labyrinth of the North" (Sept. 15), Mexican artist Roberto Gil de Montes arrogantly and condescendingly proclaims: "I certainly have nothing against Chicanos. After all, we gave birth to them. They come from what we are. . . . When they did try to be like me, it seemed ridiculous. So how could I identify with them? They were trying to become what I already was." But in the next breath, he admits to ripping off Eastside graffiti motifs for his own work.
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February 5, 2014 | By David Ng
One of the defining collaborations of Philip Seymour Hoffman's career was his long association with New York's Labyrinth Theater Company, which he helped to found and where he served as an artistic director for many years. A new fundraising campaign, organized in part by actor Edward Norton, was launched earlier this week in Hoffman's memory that is intended to benefit the Labyrinth. The Crowdrise campaign has so far raised nearly $12,000 for the company. "All donations made here by admirers or friends will go to support the Labyrinth in celebration of Phil's great talent, his enormous contributions and his spirit," says the campaign.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
The staircase is narrow and creaky, with a bookshelf made from a 100-year-old harp case teetering on the precipice of collapse at the top of the landing. Overflowing with open books, pages wildly askew and dangling from uneven shelves, the bookcase looks as if it's escaped from a vintage cartoon. Rolls of yellowed, turn-of-the-century sheet music waft through the air, unfurling from a manual typewriter suspended from the ceiling. A black-clad young woman, with a prominent pierced dimple and a philosophy book under her arm, slips by on her way up. She has found the way into the Labyrinth at the Last Bookstore.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Music Critic
I predict a hot summer. And, thanks to ECM, which has just released the first international major label recording of Morton Feldman's Violin and Orchestra -- the most impressive, and startlingly least known, of all major American violin concertos -- we have a new aural sunscreen that is dry, clean, clear and with an SPF number in the stratosphere. A study in stillness and stirring, the score is a brilliant companion to a warm day. I've already used this mysteriously alluring labyrinth of strange sounds as a stimulating alert to dawn, as dazed transport during mid-day sun and as an evening's big event.
SCIENCE
June 18, 2013 | By Brad Balukjian
Cool things are found in caves: stalagmites, Christian Bale , Goonies and now a new species of assassin bug that snipes spiders, according to a new study . The labyrinth bug, named for its cave habitat ( and not the David Bowie movie ), was formally described last week in the journal Zootaxa. These spindly killers use their spiny front legs to seize small insects and other prey, and then pierce their catch with a sword-like snout in order to suck up its juices.   The new species ( Phasmatocoris labyrinthicus )
BUSINESS
June 13, 2008
'The insurance story was both useful and alarming. As a pocket guide to the labyrinth of corporate healthcare, it is the best of a sad lot. As an indictment of the American way of providing healthcare, it is devastating.' -- David Kase, Palos Verdes Estates, on Sunday's story about getting help for resolving complaints about unpaid health insurance claims and treatment denials
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Music Critic
I predict a hot summer. And, thanks to ECM, which has just released the first international major label recording of Morton Feldman's Violin and Orchestra -- the most impressive, and startlingly least known, of all major American violin concertos -- we have a new aural sunscreen that is dry, clean, clear and with an SPF number in the stratosphere. A study in stillness and stirring, the score is a brilliant companion to a warm day. I've already used this mysteriously alluring labyrinth of strange sounds as a stimulating alert to dawn, as dazed transport during mid-day sun and as an evening's big event.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 1998 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
In the latest attempt to give commercial dancers a showcase on local stages, Liz Imperio's Instincts Live Media Dance Company made its debut over the weekend at the L.A. Theatre Center in a program most notable for Imperio's slick stagecraft and the dancers' technical expertise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1998
Re "Octavio Paz, Mexico's Everyman," editorial, April 21: I first read "The Labyrinth of Solitude" when I was a student at Cal State Fullerton and chairman of MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan). This literary masterpiece changed my life forever. I'm very grateful for his love of Aztec civilization and its moral values, which still have meaning to the "Everyman in Mexico" and throughout the Southwest. Octavio Paz and his books of poetry and philosophy greatly influenced the beginning of the Chicano movement in the late '60s and '70s.
TRAVEL
June 9, 2002 | TOM WALDRON
I was hooked on this small hilltop town when I heard about the river jousting. Gazing down from the center of town, I was tracing the curves of a long-demolished Roman amphitheater. Then my digital companion, a CD audio tour guide I had picked up from the local tourist office, informed me that Roman Empire-era residents of the town packed the amphitheater not only for speeches and plays but also to watch floating jousting matches on the Eure River below.
SCIENCE
June 18, 2013 | By Brad Balukjian
Cool things are found in caves: stalagmites, Christian Bale , Goonies and now a new species of assassin bug that snipes spiders, according to a new study . The labyrinth bug, named for its cave habitat ( and not the David Bowie movie ), was formally described last week in the journal Zootaxa. These spindly killers use their spiny front legs to seize small insects and other prey, and then pierce their catch with a sword-like snout in order to suck up its juices.   The new species ( Phasmatocoris labyrinthicus )
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
The staircase is narrow and creaky, with a bookshelf made from a 100-year-old harp case teetering on the precipice of collapse at the top of the landing. Overflowing with open books, pages wildly askew and dangling from uneven shelves, the bookcase looks as if it's escaped from a vintage cartoon. Rolls of yellowed, turn-of-the-century sheet music waft through the air, unfurling from a manual typewriter suspended from the ceiling. A black-clad young woman, with a prominent pierced dimple and a philosophy book under her arm, slips by on her way up. She has found the way into the Labyrinth at the Last Bookstore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
I was drinking at King Eddy's, the skid row dive that's being made over into a hipster bar, when I overheard people say that a web of old bootlegger tunnels lay under downtown. A labyrinth, running from the old speakeasy beneath King Eddy's to Pershing Square and points beyond - even San Pedro? They had me at "tunnel. " I had to know more. The Los Angeles Department of Public Works didn't know about the tunnels. Map librarian Glen Creason of the Central Library told me that they were never mapped, for obvious reasons.
TRAVEL
November 13, 2011 | Ken Van Vechten
The story of Seattle's ascent out of the tidal flats of Puget Sound is a tad bawdy -- with tales of vice and 2,500 of the city's women whose registered occupation was "seamstress" -- but most of all it's about bad plumbing and engineering ingenuity. "You've just walked through a second-floor window," Tug, our tour guide, tells the group. It's July, and like all good tourists, we're partaking of Bill Speidel's Underground Tour of old Seattle. Tug was obviously delusional -- I know I had stepped through a doorway, from the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2011 | By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Gabriel Dieblas Roman took orders from cartel bosses in Mexico, hard men who ruled by fear, but he wouldn't approve a shipment without talking to a plucky, middle-aged woman from Compton. Guadalupe "Lupita" Villalobos ran a storefront botanica where Virgin of Guadalupe statuettes sat beside grinning Saint Death skeletons. She would threaten to turn neighbors into toads, and her clients believed she could divine the future by studying snail shells scattered on a tabletop. Roman, a client, called her one day for advice on an important matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Bargain land and wide-open spaces drew Alan Kimble Fahey to Acton. A modest ranch house on a desert lot offered the outpost he sought. But then Fahey wanted to expand. So he began to build. And build. And build. Fahey built a barn and moved in. He traded his motorcycle for a trailer and painted it to look like a rail car. He bartered other possessions for a dump-truck load of rocks and a 60-foot workers' lift. Then he sank 108 utility poles a dozen feet into the hard-packed Antelope Valley ground.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2010
FRIDAY 1886, a new cocktail den 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 4:30 p.m. to midnight (626) 441-3136 FRIDAY Pretty Lights, Gamatik and Kraddy Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. 8 p.m.; $28-$35 (213) 388-1400 SATURDAY Cinefamma Pajama Dance Party With DJ Dia and screenings of "Labyrinth" and "Return to Oz" The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave. 8 p.m.; $12 Cinefamily.org SATURDAY OK Go Club Nokia, 1111 S. Figueroa St. 9 p.m.; $22.50 Clubnokia.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2011
FRIDAY "NeverEnding Story" / "Labyrinth" drink-along Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St. 7 p.m. $10-$12 (213) 617-1033 SATURDAY Grand Theft Audio Live Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd. 8 p.m. $8. Grandtheftaudioradio.com SATURDAY David Lynch opening William Griffin Gallery, 2902 Nebraska Ave., Santa Monica 6-8 p.m. Griffinla.com SATURDAY First L.A. Spaghetti Western Festival El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd.
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