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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1993
Balancing a budget is like protecting your virtue. You have to learn to say "no"! MICHAEL LEVINE Los Angeles
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2000
Amy Wallace's tragic cover piece on former media whiz Paul Wasserman left me with a sincere sigh ("The Double Life of a Beloved Insider," Dec. 17). The truth is that the tricky interplay between a publicist and a client suggests strongly that you must forge for yourself an identity before you can give it up. MICHAEL LEVINE Levine Communications Office Los Angeles
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2000
Amy Wallace's tragic cover piece on former media whiz Paul Wasserman left me with a sincere sigh ("The Double Life of a Beloved Insider," Dec. 17). The truth is that the tricky interplay between a publicist and a client suggests strongly that you must forge for yourself an identity before you can give it up. MICHAEL LEVINE Levine Communications Office Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1996
Mayor [Richard] Riordan may have reasons for not responding to Michael Levine's Statue of Responsibility business proposal (Taking Up the Torch, Oct. 8), but he will be remiss if he passes up this opportunity to comment favorably upon and support the concept that "liberty comes with responsibility." For too long, people have confused the concepts of liberty and rights. That our Constitution provides us incredible liberties does not mean we are automatically due everything by rights.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1985
From reading your article on teen magazines, it seems the key to success for them in today's market is to take the grotesque and glamorize it; making the abnormal not only the normal but in fact the preferred. How times have changed! MICHAEL LEVINE Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1996
Mayor [Richard] Riordan may have reasons for not responding to Michael Levine's Statue of Responsibility business proposal (Taking Up the Torch, Oct. 8), but he will be remiss if he passes up this opportunity to comment favorably upon and support the concept that "liberty comes with responsibility." For too long, people have confused the concepts of liberty and rights. That our Constitution provides us incredible liberties does not mean we are automatically due everything by rights.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1985 | WILLIAM WILSON
As if everybody weren't already sufficiently unnerved by both art and reality, Leonard Koscianski hypes the jitters with truly scary paintings. Their theme is primal violence lurking just under the placid surface of suburban life. We see modest neighborhoods in the feverish colors of summer nights, undisturbed by the fact that a monstrous fish is pouncing on a dragonfly the size of an eagle. Birds fly in formation away from a burning field as if they were warplanes that had ignited the blaze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1996 | NONA YATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Levine is upset. He sees abandonment of personal responsibility as a very real threat to society. And he thinks that now is the time to spark a "prairie fire" of dialogue about the problem. So Levine has proposed that a Statue of Responsibility, akin to that more well-known statue in New York Harbor, be built on the West Coast to remind people that with liberty comes responsibility.
NEWS
March 14, 1990 | KATHERINE STEPHEN, Stephen, a Washington-based free-lancer, writes often for View.
For 25 years, Michael Levine, a former star undercover agent for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, avoided recognition because his life depended on it. The wrong use of a slang term or a flicker of a tense eyebrow would have been enough to blow his cover and get him killed on a Harlem street or in the tropical heat of Panama, where he operated in disguise to bring drug criminals to justice. But now, Levine, 50, is seeking exposure.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1999 | ANGELA PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No More Neon: Monty's Steakhouse, the Westwood fixture set atop the Westwood Center building at 1100 Glendon Ave., has closed. Arden Realty Inc. purchased the building in early '98 with plans to renovate it completely from the outside in. Monty's had been entrenched in the penthouse since 1969 (the structure dates from '65). During its reign, its neon sign became a landmark and its dark interior saw lots of interesting events, including Snoop Doggy Dogg's acquittal party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1996 | NONA YATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Levine is upset. He sees abandonment of personal responsibility as a very real threat to society. And he thinks that now is the time to spark a "prairie fire" of dialogue about the problem. So Levine has proposed that a Statue of Responsibility, akin to that more well-known statue in New York Harbor, be built on the West Coast to remind people that with liberty comes responsibility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1993
Balancing a budget is like protecting your virtue. You have to learn to say "no"! MICHAEL LEVINE Los Angeles
NEWS
March 14, 1990 | KATHERINE STEPHEN, Stephen, a Washington-based free-lancer, writes often for View.
For 25 years, Michael Levine, a former star undercover agent for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, avoided recognition because his life depended on it. The wrong use of a slang term or a flicker of a tense eyebrow would have been enough to blow his cover and get him killed on a Harlem street or in the tropical heat of Panama, where he operated in disguise to bring drug criminals to justice. But now, Levine, 50, is seeking exposure.
BOOKS
January 3, 1988 | Mara Braverman
"The Socratic Method" is like law school: They both start off interesting, then quickly bog down into a morass of pages one has no choice but to slog through in order to get to the prize at the end. The prize here is finding out how Rebecca Shepard manages to become the first tenured female professor at the fictional McKinley Law School. Most of McKinley's faculty want to maintain their all-male club.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1985
From reading your article on teen magazines, it seems the key to success for them in today's market is to take the grotesque and glamorize it; making the abnormal not only the normal but in fact the preferred. How times have changed! MICHAEL LEVINE Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1985 | WILLIAM WILSON
As if everybody weren't already sufficiently unnerved by both art and reality, Leonard Koscianski hypes the jitters with truly scary paintings. Their theme is primal violence lurking just under the placid surface of suburban life. We see modest neighborhoods in the feverish colors of summer nights, undisturbed by the fact that a monstrous fish is pouncing on a dragonfly the size of an eagle. Birds fly in formation away from a burning field as if they were warplanes that had ignited the blaze.
BOOKS
January 3, 1988 | Mara Braverman
"The Socratic Method" is like law school: They both start off interesting, then quickly bog down into a morass of pages one has no choice but to slog through in order to get to the prize at the end. The prize here is finding out how Rebecca Shepard manages to become the first tenured female professor at the fictional McKinley Law School. Most of McKinley's faculty want to maintain their all-male club.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2010 | Betsy Sharkey, Times film critic
At times the way in which life imitates art becomes surreal, and so it is with "Restrepo. " This intimate and visceral new documentary chronicling a single U.S. platoon on deployment in Afghanistan arrives in a week when the news has been dominated by Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, our top soldier there, being relieved of command after comments critical of the Obama administration surfaced in Rolling Stone. McChrystal took charge of the region in June 2008 just as the Battle Company platoon the film follows was finishing its tour.
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