June 18, 2013 |
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 )
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.
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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.
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.
July 3, 2013 |
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.