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
July 28, 1998 |
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.
August 10, 2010 |
Is it just me, or does it seem as if Leonardo DiCaprio's acting career has somehow lost its way in the seventh level of "Inception's" labyrinth? Or worse, is he locked into the nightmare limbo that the Christopher Nolan psychological thriller keeps alluding to? Questions such as these have been running through my mind lately, occasionally even disturbing my dreams, because his "Inception" character, Cobb, is just the latest iteration of what I've come to think of as "the DiCaprio type" — intelligently handsome but intensely tortured, like his possibly insane detective in "Shutter Island.
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.
June 9, 2002 |
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.