June 25, 2010 |
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.
January 21, 1993 |
Airlines launched a new round of competitive fare cutting Wednesday in a bid to bolster slumping passenger volume. America West Airlines announced it would offer discounts of up to 30% on travel to most of the cities it serves. The non-refundable fares, available until Feb. 17, require a 14-day advance purchase and a Saturday night stay, the airline said. America West said it offered the new fares because its other promotions were scheduled to end this week.
August 30, 1990 |
Three fans of a British rock band performing on the late night television show "Into the Night" rushed the stage during Wednesday's taping, prompting a security guard to draw his gun, a spokesman said. Michael Levine, spokesman for host Rick Dees, said the entire episode was captured by video cameras and shown on the show which was broadcast Wednesday night on ABC. Members of The Mission/U.K., described as a "gothic rock" band with a youthful following, were performing during the 5:30 p.m.
December 8, 1988
A revival of the Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production of Verdi's "Falstaff," with Pilar Lorengar, Marilyn Horne and Thomas Stewart, opens the San Francisco Opera 1989 fall season Sept. 8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1994 |
A lineup of 14 different reggae bands is scheduled to appear this weekend at Oxnard's first Reggae Jam on the Coast at College Park. Popular acts including the San Diego-based band Big Mountain, the Jamaican ensemble Toots and the Maytals, and Nigerian guitarist King Sunny Ade are scheduled to perform. Concert producer Michael Levine said he picked the Oxnard site after attending this year's Strawberry Festival.
HOME & GARDEN
March 10, 2005 |
Love it or leave it: If it's cheesy, it will look cheesy. You have to live with it in your home, so you have to love it. Buying something just because it's a good deal is a mistake. Fabric fix: The more fabric in a room, the richer it looks. A throw on a couch, extra material in curtains or nice fabric in drapes gives a feeling of opulence. Make it count: Plopping down a lot of things simply clutters and cheapens a room. Instead, invest in one significant piece that takes over the room.
March 29, 1998
Erika Schnicke, project coordinator: "Heart of Yoga," by T.K. Desikachar (Inner Traditions). "Peace, power and clarity are what yoga teaches and what ancient societies used to keep their communities well. Yoga may be an ancient practice, but Desikachar shows how this wisdom is vitally applicable in our world." **** Alison Martino, television producer: "Foods That Heal," by Maureen Salaman (MKS).