August 6, 2010 |
" Cairo Time" stars Patricia Clarkson in a lovely and languid flirtation with a foreign land, an exotic man and the possibility that, long after the future seems set in stone, it might not be quite so predictable after all. Canadian writer-director Ruba Nadda's new film feeds off the cool beauty of Clarkson and the dry heat of Alexander Siddig as strangers thrown together by circumstance. Also in play are the romantic notions that so often accompany travel, primarily those daydreams of chucking the life you have for the life you imagine you might have if only, if only, if only ... . Clarkson is Juliette, a sophisticate headed to Cairo for a vacation with her husband, Mark (Tom McCamus)
January 9, 2000
I was going through life As free as a lark, In the world of acting I was making my mark. In Second City, And then on T.V., Not thinking once About the big "C". I saved up my money, An apartment I bought. My wealth was my own, Or so I thought. I can't even tell you How often you cry. When the dreaded "C" Starts draining you dry. Friends try to console, And tell you they care. But deep down you feel That this is unfair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2009 |
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has declined to release any records of communications between his office and a longtime associate who has been employed by corporations that do millions of dollars of business with the county and a rail project that Ridley-Thomas helps oversee. Ridley-Thomas similarly rejected Times requests for any e-mails, memos and letters involving the companies that hired the associate, Cynthia McClain-Hill, earlier this year. The Times has reported that federal authorities have questioned people about Ridley-Thomas' ties to McClain-Hill and her employment with a joint venture managed by Flatiron Construction, which is building the $862-million, taxpayer-funded Expo Line light rail train.
June 7, 1991 |
Playwright Emily Mann's "Still Life" is a still play. The Obie Award-winning script calls for a lot of talking, a few slide presentations and very little physical action. And the play's three characters rarely move from their seats during the 100-minute show. But the San Diego Repertory Theatre's current production of "Still Life" is a powerful affair, full of passion and viability. "Still Life" springs from interviews Mann conducted with three people dramatically affected by the Vietnam War.
September 26, 1986
The Seattle Mariners passed the million mark in attendance, marking the first time in history that all 14 American League teams have drawn a million or more fans.
August 13, 1987 |
Alessandro Andrei of Italy set a world record in the shotput with a throw of 75 feet 2 inches Wednesday at an international track and field meet. Andrei, who was the Olympic gold medalist in the shotput in 1984, broke the previous mark of 74-3 1/2, set by Udo Beyer of East Germany in East Berlin on Aug. 20, 1986. Andrei first broke Beyer's mark with a throw of 74-6 1/2, then followed with another record-breaking throw of 74-11 before cracking the 75-foot barrier on his final throw.
March 2, 1985 |
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announced Friday that he and his wife, Mila, are expecting their fourth child early in September. Their other children are Caroline, 10; Benedict, 8, and Mark, 5.
October 20, 1998
Your perfectly and poignantly wrought "Their Pet Cause" (Sept. 13) reflects the L.A. Times at its affirmative best. Does this mark a possible return of the recently retired Sunday Profile? DAVID LEWIS Piedmont