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January 18, 1987 | DAVID HOCKNEY
From August through October, 1983, Hockney set himself the task of drawing a self-portrait virtually every day. All of the works on these pages are charcoal on paper. "They were drawn mostly early in the morning," he says. "I noticed if you did this they were always different: Not only did you have different expressions, you also had totally different moods and feelings, and that affects your mind. I realized that your mood is reflected in the way you draw the lines and marks.
September 20, 2001 | ARTHUR STAPLE, NEWSDAY
The seats were far from full and the play was as ragged as expected in an early preseason game. But sports returned to New York City on Wednesday night, as welcome a sight as any in the past 10 days of sadness. The New York Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 6-1, but the story was simply that two hockey teams and about 6,000 fans came out to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. It was the first event of any kind in the Garden since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.
June 29, 2004 | John Balzar, Times Staff Writer
For the 138,000 Americans in uniform and thousands of civilians under contract here, it was personal. Troops such as Rick Smith, a Phoenix homicide detective on reserve duty in the Marines, felt their chests tighten Monday as word of the early transfer of authority spread across bases and outposts. They looked across a hazy, sand-swept horizon. Americans shed blood here. And sweat and money. Now they gazed out ... to behold what? In Baghdad, the U.S.
April 10, 2003 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
President Bush bid farewell to the president of Slovakia and left the Oval Office. He walked over to a TV set near his private secretary's desk and watched the images: pieces of a statue of Saddam Hussein dragged through the streets of Baghdad by jubilant Iraqis. "They got it down," the president said. Aides and visitors described the president as upbeat after the scenes of rejoicing in the Iraqi capital. But for the most part, signs of delight in the White House slipped out only in snatches.
April 20, 2006 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
His music has to fit his mood, so when Ahmed Izzedine drives these days through Baghdad, where a road that was safe yesterday might spell death today, he wants music that demands volume. "I'm focusing on hard rock and metal now," said the 32-year-old musician and computer whiz with a taste for Linkin Park, Metallica and Def Leppard. "You put it on in the car and raise the volume way up and you don't care about the bombs or anything else."
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