September 12, 2010 |
I was all prepared to hate Seymour Chwast's graphic novel of Dante's "Divine Comedy. " Even though we're talking about Chwast here — colleague of Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel's, cofounder of Push Pin Studios, premiere American illustrator and designer of all things, whether magazine covers, typefaces or postage stamps — I couldn't help it. You're going to turn the great 13th century masterpiece of Catholic theology, Italian history and...
December 22, 2008 |
Something wicked this way comes. Fortunately, the rough beast slouching toward Los Feliz doesn't signal the end of times. It's just Lucifers Pizza, a devilish spicy-pizza restaurant opened by a 27-year-old Kiwi named Adam Borich. Located on Hillhurst's Drakkar Noir-scented restaurant row, Lucifers cops the kind of Dark Lord-in-a-smoking-jacket vibe that many Santa Monica-based Goth clubs only dream about.
April 22, 2007 |
DURING the Rwandan genocide, the level of participation by ordinary, normally peaceful citizens was greater than the world had ever seen. I spent time there as a reporter in the mid-1990s, just after the slaughter of 800,000 members of the Tutsi minority, largely by their Hutu neighbors. I tried to imagine how I would have acted if I had been born a Hutu in Rwanda and had grown up in a culture that put a high value on pleasing authority, demonizing Tutsis and planning their extermination.
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October 16, 2000 |
It's an old story. The angel Lucifer is a bad boy, and gets kicked out of heaven by the boss. He settles on Earth and establishes his version of paradise, but it's pretty raunchy and evil. He's devious and lecherous and, well, devilish. But then he decides he's bored with it all, and files a lawsuit for forgiveness and a chance to return to heaven.
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July 12, 2000 |
A 1995 fire that destroyed the Sunday school building of South Shore American Baptist Church in Dana Point was deliberately set by a man who called himself a missionary of Lucifer, federal authorities said Tuesday. Jay Scott Ballinger, 38, of Yorktown, Ind., pleaded guilty in federal court in Indianapolis on Tuesday to setting the Dana Point and 25 other church fires across the nation during a five-year spree that ended last year.
November 24, 1999 |
In Arnold Schwarzenegger's new loud, goofy, roller-coaster ride of a movie, Satan shows himself to be such an incompetent boob that, if these truly are the last days, we at least know the devil isn't to blame. In "End of Days," Lucifer travels to Manhattan in search of his chosen bride but has a hard time finding her. (Neither he nor his minions think to check the phone book.) Then when he finally lays hands on her, he lets Schwarzenegger come and take her away. The problem may be that he's spreading himself too thin.