September 20, 2009 |
It was a sultry summer afternoon on the wooded campus of Sarah Lawrence College, where Julianna Margulies got her start onstage as an undergraduate in the late 1980s, and the actress was reminiscing about what she used to hear from casting directors. "They would always say, 'Well, you'll never do TV,' " she recalled. "I was either too Jewish-looking, too European-looking, too Greek-looking. Ethnic. But yet I wasn't ethnic, so no one knew what to do with me. . . . I just thought, 'OK, so I won't do that.
October 15, 2012 |
Authorities have announced the arrest of a man suspected of the Oct. 8 kidnapping and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Cody, Wyo. Few details were available Sunday. “The suspect and vehicle (white Toyota 4Runner) involved in the child abduction case in Cody has been captured,” the Wyoming Highway Patrol said on its Facebook page . “Thank you for all of your assistance and information!” An FBI news release said that the man had been arrested in Belgrade, Mont., and that further details would be released at a Monday morning news conference at Cody City Hall.
July 26, 2011 |
A 63-year-old Southern California man, suffering from a painful hernia, apparently stuck a butter knife into his abdomen in an attempt to remove it. In an admirable display of conscientiousness, the Associated Press reports , the Glendale resident also took the cigarette he was smoking and pressed it to the open wound. "I don't know if he was cauterizing it," one officer told AP. The man showed no outward signs of pain, according to police. His wife called 911. The officer said that he'd seen self-mutilation, "but not a maneuver like this.
December 21, 2009
The Man in the Wooden Hat A Novel Jane Gardam Europa Editions: 230 pp., $15 paper
December 18, 2010
Titanic Thompson The Man Who Bet on Everything Kevin Cook W.W. Norton: 248 pp., $24.95
December 4, 2012 |
New York police were questioning a man Tuesday in connection with the death of a subway rider who witnesses said was pushed onto the tracks and crushed by an oncoming train after an apparent altercation on the platform. The identity of the man was not released, but police said late in the evening that he had implicated himself in the attack. No charges were expected to be filed before Wednesday. Part of the incident Monday was caught on camera, and both the video and photographs of the alleged pusher were circulated across the city.
December 2, 2009 |
In Joel and Ethan Coen's new 1960s-set film, "A Serious Man," Michael Stuhlbarg's Larry Gopnik is a modern-day Job, an earnest, upstanding individual utterly baffled by the mounting series of woes that fate sends his way. Out of nowhere, his wife, Judith (Sari Lennick), wants a divorce. His disturbed brother, Arthur (Richard Kind), has a ruinous encounter with the police. Accidents and attorney's fees abound, even as a brewing bribery scandal threatens to undermine his chances of securing tenure in the college physics department where he teaches.
September 27, 2009
The trailer for 'A Serious Man': A surreal collage of hacking phlegm, non-sequitor dialogue and the percussive heartbeat of the main character's head bouncing off a wall, this intense and intensely funny tease for the Coen brothers' new film has us excited for Friday. Who knows what the film's about, but the prospect of the brothers turning their eye on "Barton Fink" country is a seriously good thing. 'Creepshow' (1982): As we get ready for October's arrival, we'd be remiss if we didn't recommend one of our favorite collections of on-screen scary stories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 |
An off-duty paramedic and police had to create makeshift tourniquets to stop the bleeding after a man sawed his arms in a Home Depot. Police were dispatched to the West Covina store about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday after customers saw the man grab a handsaw and begin cutting into his arm, police said. "He just began sawing away," West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times, saying the man had calmly grabbed the handsaws. "He was pretty much intent on doing what he did," Lopez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 |
Police said they were planning to continue their investigation Thursday of a grisly incident in which a man sawed his arms at a busy Home Depot in West Covina. The name of the man was not immediately known because he had no identification and was passed out by the time officers had stopped massive bleeding from both of his arms, which were cut to the bone, the West Covina Police Department said. "He just began sawing away," Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times, saying that the man had calmly grabbed the handsaws.