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October 7, 2001 | NEAL GABLER, Neal Gabler, a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg, is author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Everyone seems to recognize that the war launched against the United States on Sept. 11 is something new. Unlike past conflicts, there is no identifiable enemy army, no state to bombard or invade, no territory to conquer, no clear objective the attainment of which would allow us to force surrender and declare victory. In truth, we have no idea what our enemy hopes to accomplish.
August 15, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Germany'sEuropa-Park plans to open an elaborately themed wooden roller coaster in March 2012 that celebrates the Norse mythology of legendary heroes and supernatural creatures. > Photos: Concept art of Europa-Park's new wooden coaster Dubbed Wodan, the theme park's first wooden roller coaster will top out at 115 feet and reach speeds of 60 mph while navigating hairpin turns and airtime hills over a 3,500-foot-long track in the Icelandic area of the park. The new coaster, Europa-Park's 11th, will cross the tracks of the Atlantica SuperSplash water ride and the Blue Fire steel coaster.
Peace and quiet and time for reflection often elude us in our volatile urban environ ment. Artists, however, manage to remove themselves from the fray and contemplate the world. Out of that musing may come various artistic expressions, from angry, tumultuous commentaries on personal and social problems to introspective and metaphorical visions that take viewers away from the hubbub and cause them to pause in thought.
March 4, 1991 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Two decades or so later, folkie-with-attitude Loudon Wainwright III still evidences a split personality--half traditionally sensitive and embittered singer/songwriter, half hammy King of the Novelty Song. Either persona by itself would have been enough to warrant a trip to McCabe's on Saturday, where the cult figure kicked off a two-night stand.
April 30, 1997 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI
It might have been open-mike night at the Grateful Dead Coffeehouse, complete with tentatively strummed guitar, earnestly tremulous voice and visions of down-and-out Americana. But this was the House of Blues, and the guitar, voice and visions belonged to Robert Hunter, erstwhile lyricist of the Dead and chief architect of its earthy mythos.
April 8, 2000 | ZACHARY KARABELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Zachary Karabell is a contributing writer to Book Review
If you had asked the man on the street in 1900 about the future of religion, he would have said its days were numbered. One of the more surprising developments of the 20th century is that, far from receding from public life, religion has entered it in new and challenging ways. Nietzsche famously announced that God was dead, but in the Western world, millions would disagree.
May 26, 1995 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for The Times.
Painters create worlds. Sometimes they're awfully familiar. Hardly an adult living in the noxious '90s would have trouble recognizing the feelings at the heart of Lucinda Luvaas' most recent series of 30 paintings, "Familiar Voices." On view as part of a 15-year, 70-piece retrospective of her work of the same name at Mythos Gallery, they combine text with colorful, vibrant, zany images to humorously address the slights and insults people thoughtlessly throw at one another.
April 30, 2013 | By John Horn
Lily James, who plays  Lady Rose MacClare in "Downton Abbey," will take the lead role once rumored for Emma Watson in "Cinderella," the Walt Disney Co., announced Tuesday. The 24-year-old English actress, whose film credits include "Wrath of the Titans" and "Broken," is taking over the part from the "Harry Potter" veteran Watson, who was penciled in to star but left the project earlier this year. Other actresses rumored to be in contention for the starrring part included S aoirse Ronan ("Atonement")
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