October 15, 1999 |
There is a lot in a name at the opera these days. The company still known as L.A. Opera at the beginning of the season, and once known as Los Angeles Music Center Opera, is now officially Los Angeles Opera. And its latest production, for which the company uses the English title "The Capulets and the Montagues" (the opera is known in Italian as "I Capuleti e i Montecchi"), is a Romeo and Juliet, but it is not the "Romeo and Juliet."
March 12, 1989 |
"A 'Gulliver's Travels' across life forms," told as "a series of vivid and provocative descriptions of alternative experiments in living among algae, bacteria, birds, fish, reptiles and mammals."
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June 7, 2002 |
As a young FBI agent in the mid-1970s, James Botting spent 18 months looking for Emily Harris and her fugitive band of Symbionese Liberation Army terrorists. Roaming the country, he kept her wanted poster in his briefcase and her face--bright, blue-eyed, imperious--ever present in his mind. Twenty-five years later, when it no longer mattered, he found her. By that time, Botting had left the FBI and become head of security for MGM Studios in Santa Monica.
September 25, 1994 |
I chase history. I've been running after it for 30 years, half my life. I've chased it into rare-book shops, manuscript dealerships, antique stores, estate sales, rummage sales. Chased it across the ocean to Europe. Chased down more than 6,000 books, paintings, films, toys, pamphlets, letters and slave documents, all of it to tell the story of 300 years of the African-American experience. It torments me and terrifies me and leaves me trembling with joy. It also makes me wonder: Why me?
January 6, 2002 |
GIANTS IN THE EARTH: The California Redwoods, Edited by Peter Johnstone, Heyday Books: 384 pp., $18 paper "The big tree," as the California redwood is sometimes called, can be inspiring for some, unsettling to others, even terrifying to a few. "Magical" is how biologist Verna R. Johnston describes a redwood grove at dawn; a "dismal forest prison" is how explorer L.K.
February 9, 2009 |
From a purely biomechanical point of view, the design of the human penis has its pros and cons. Thanks to clever hydraulics and some very stretchy material, the organ is capable of eyebrow-raising changes in size and shape. But indestructible it is not. "It's too bad men aren't issued an owner's manual for their penis. They don't realize it's possible to injure it during sex," says Dr. Drogo Montague, director of the center for genitourinary reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
April 18, 2000 |
The Bullfrogs roller hockey team will not play this summer because its league, Roller Hockey International, will not operate this summer, club President Rob Montague said Monday. "We're ready and willing to play, but it's the same old thing," Montague said. "[Roller Hockey International] waited too long to get going and we can't get other owners involved in making a decision as to whether to play."
May 12, 2011 |
On a recent afternoon in the sun-filled kitchen at the back of Gjelina restaurant in Venice, chef Travis Lett mans an oven in which he's baking several loaves of golden-crusted bread. "I'm looking for good color, nice 'ears,'" Lett says, referring to the edge on top of the bread where it has split. He's dialing in the final details for his latest project, Gjelina Take Away (or GTA), a next-door annex that has Lett baking breads, jarring pickles and curing meats for what he envisions as a neighborhood deli selling "everyday stuff" — pizza, antipasti, sandwiches — set to open this month.