CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1987
As a teacher, I was very surprised to read that Marjorie Eisenberg showed "Nightmare on Elm Street" to her second-grade class (Oct. 3). Even if she didn't know it was rated R for violence, the title itself would have indicated that, at the very least, it had no educational content. She chose to waste 96 instructional minutes in order to move boxes. In addition, teachers are never supposed to leave children in a classroom without adult supervision. What if there had been an earthquake, accident or other emergency?
October 31, 2002
Egad! What chaos hast thou wrought! Where to begin? "Three Day Forecast." You seem to be fascinated with large headlines. But when it comes to finding out what the event actually is and where one could find it, the print is so small it would take a magnifying glass to read. That comment holds for most of the edition. Most of the page is taken up with the huge headline or pictures, or both. What happened to Radio Highlights? There are still a few of us who listen to the radio as well as TV and it's nice to know if there is something special on. Your daytime TV listings may start at 1:00 p.m., but most of us are awake a lot earlier than that and would like to know what's on TV in the morning.
June 19, 2013 |
"Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany, a freshly minted best actress prize winner , joined us for a live chat to talk about her role as Sarah Manning and half a dozen other clones on the acclaimed new BBC America sci-fi series. The buzzed-about show has a loyal fan base from around the world, and Maslany was kind enough to say hello ( or "hola," depending on the nationality ) to many who had joined the conversation, while also discussing the joy and nightmare of playing so many parts on the series.
October 4, 2009 |
The Japanese cult auteur Takashi Miike, whose movies are typically seen by Western audiences at film festivals and on DVD, keeps up the speed-demon pace of an old-fashioned grind-house director. He has cranked out nearly 80 films since 1991, and his output is mind-boggling not just for its sheer volume but also for its improbable variety. He ranges freely from horror ("One Missed Call") to crime ("Dead or Alive") to comedy ("Shangri-La"). He has made a superhero kids' adventure ("Zebraman")
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1995
Surely this is a nightmare. It can't be that I'm reading the front-page news correctly ("State Justices Uphold Tough Homeless Law," April 25). It says on the front page that the California Supreme Court has now criminalized homelessness! Anyone who dares to sleep on public property in the city of Santa Ana, the Orange County seat of government, will be sent to jail. But Orange County is bankrupt. The jails and the jailers are being cut back because we're broke and can't pay for these "luxuries."
July 17, 2005
Teresa Barbarino's account of baggage screening at the LAX International Terminal ["Waiting and Then Fuming at the Airport," Letters, July 3] is just one of many horror stories. Seventeen months ago, my wife and I arrived at the terminal four hours before departure time. The baggage screening was a nightmare. We made it to the departure gate with 10 minutes to spare. On the return trip home, we got to the Nice, France, airport two hours before departure. We got to the gate 80 minutes ahead of our departure time.
HOME & GARDEN
October 28, 2004
RE "Yes, That Is an Airstream in My Living Room" [Oct. 21]: I cannot imagine the anxiety writer Melissa Stephan had as they hammered away in her home. I often wonder during these types of makeover shows what happens if the residents really hate the changes. Laurie Wilcox Palm Desert
December 1, 2002 |
The title: "28 Days Later" The tagline: "The nightmare begins here. The days are numbered." Where it's charting: Currently No. 2 at the U.K. box office; opened at No. 1. The story line: Animal activists accidentally unleash a highly contagious virus onto an unsuspecting British populace during a raid on a primate research lab. The virus, code-named "Rage," spreads across England, turning people into angry, murderous (but well-dressed) zombies known as "The Infected."