June 28, 1987
Last week we asked our readers to tell us what aspect of the increasingly nasty world of arts and entertainment bugged them the most. They responded. In some cases, quite nastily. To publish a box of coping strategies alongside your series of articles about the Neo-Nasty age in which we live, presupposes that your readership is comprised of victims and not perpetrators. The "them versus me" mind-set can only serve to perpetuate the fractured sense of community that the articles pointed out is at the root of the current social evil.
June 28, 1987
Last week we asked our readers to tell us what aspect of the increasingly nasty world of arts and entertainment bugged them the most. They responded. In some cases, quite nastily. As a member of the Baby Boom generation, I feel no nostalgia for the '60s and '70s. Decades that gave us riots, sexual promiscuity and drug addition hold no allure for me. The '80s have been a return to the appreciation of elegance, style and glamour, as well as a rediscovery of fundamental cultural values.
February 2, 1988
Scattered showers are expected over Orange County and the rest of the Southland today as a low-pressure system of subtropical moisture moves inland from the Pacific. Forecasters say the chance of rain is 60% today, with about one-fourth of an inch expected. Light rain could also continue into Wednesday and Thursday, with high temperatures of about 60 expected, according to Patricia Cooper, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times.
December 11, 2008
In keeping with Shakespeare's observation that "he that filches from me my good name ... makes me poor indeed," someone suing for libel ordinarily seeks financial compensation from the person or publication that injured his or her reputation. But archaic laws in several states also allow libel to be prosecuted as a criminal offense, and a Colorado man accused of defaming his ex-girlfriend online now faces the possibility of 18 months in prison. The prosecution of J.P.
December 25, 1985
The Boston Celtics are saying bah-humbug to the league Grinch responsible for scheduling the Celtics to play the New York Knicks in New York on Christmas Day. Kevin McHale pulled a fast one on his 2-year-old daughter and told her that Santa visits Boston first, then the rest of the world Dec. 25. "It's a disaster. We told Kristyn that Santa is coming tonight (Monday), since the team is leaving the night before (Christmas)."
January 7, 1996
William Broyles Jr., your reviewer of "Reporting World War II" (Nov. 12), has an enthusiasm for the wartime reporting which, as a veteran of Patton's Army, I do not share. Only Paul Fussell's "Wartime" and a very few other books capture the true, hideous, dehumanizing nature of World War II. Yes, we read the beloved Ernie Pyle, Bill Mauldin and John Steinbeck, but as Steinbeck later admitted, they held back and were censored in their reporting. Most of the writings your reviewer alludes to were all approved of and censored by wartime censors.
August 19, 2006
COME on, guys, since when does mean-spirited nastiness need to be part of a book review? Jonathan Shapiro goes beyond the call of an unbiased reviewer in his review of Tommy Chong's new memoir of his prison time as a result of selling a bong ["Chong in the Joint, Out of Joint," Aug. 12]. Chong, a comedian, was imprisoned at taxpayer expense in an era when millions of Americans are suffering from lack of healthcare, poor education and spiraling debt. The possibility that his incarceration was a result of a Republican conservative Christian campaign is certainly a reasonable hypothesis and not necessarily untrue, as Shapiro states.
December 29, 1997
Is it a cold or is it the flu?
April 13, 1991 |
Add another ugly chapter to the "Nasty Boys" lore, one involving -- who else? -- quick-tempered Rob Dibble. Dibble's 95-m.p.h fastball behind Eric Yelding's back Thursday night touched off a bench-clearing brawl between the Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros, and brought threats of further hostilities between teams that spent 1990 rumbling. "That's that Nasty Boys stuff, supposedly," Houston's Ken Caminiti sneered. "They think they can do anything they want.