October 16, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before dreading another argument with my bank. The Skinny: My bank thinks my account has been compromised. I think I know what happened but finding someone to explain it to is making me feel like Kafka. Most annoying. Today's headlines include a list of the highest paid TV stars and creative differences over a movie about Noah's Ark. Also a profile of 20th Century Fox Television toppers Gary Newman and Dana Walden. Daily Dose: The controversy over the name Redskins shows no signs of slowing down and some reporters won't even use the name anymore.
October 16, 2013 |
Making a big studio movie when you're the strong-willed independent sort can run you into a lot of sand traps. Filmmakers in that position think studio execs are a bunch of philistines and marketing-minded meddlers, while the execs thinks a director is a stubborn, out-of-touch mule who's never had to sell a ticket in his life. (Both may be slightly right.) Darren Aronofsky and Paramount appear to be enacting that time-honored saga anew. A Hollywood Reporter story says that the director is skirmishing with Paramount over "Noah," the new Russell Crowe-starring biblical epic set for March.
September 3, 2005
Re "Adam, Eve and T. Rex," Column One, Aug. 27 Now that young-Earth theoreticians have established that Noah's menagerie included dinosaurs, the real magnitude of Noah's accomplishments in waste management and disposal become apparent. Come to think of it, his food processing, storage and distribution procedures, before refrigeration, would also be edifying. Too bad he didn't preserve his innovative technologies for the future benefit of mankind. FRED HOEPTNER La Crescenta The so-called creationism (faith)
January 19, 2003 |
Scientists are seriously challenging a fascinating proposal that Noah's epic story -- setting sail with an ark jam-full of animal couples -- was based on an actual catastrophic flood that suddenly filled the Black Sea 7,500 years ago, forcing people to flee. In a detailed new look at the rocks, sediment, currents and seashells in and around the Black Sea, an international research team pooh-poohs the Noah flood idea, arguing that all the geologic, hydrologic and biologic signs are wrong.
September 2, 2008 |
One year ago, a tall, dark, tousle-haired boy named Noah walked into my fifth-grade classroom. He was accompanied by his mother and by a burly man with a shaved head. This was Leo, age 29, and he would be at Noah's side for the next 10 months. Noah needed a "shadow" because he was operating with a handicap. Three weeks into his life, he had suffered a traumatic brain injury that had, in effect, rerouted some of the cerebral wiring. After 20 years of teaching, I've had my share of students with special needs.
August 21, 1988
When I read Josh Greenfeld's "A Child Called Noah" and "A Place for Noah," I remember feeling sorry for his wife. "How horrible," I thought, "not only to have to bear the pain of raising an autistic child but also to have to live with a husband as self-indulgent and self-pitying as Greenfeld." However, after reading "Her Story," I see that Kometani shares her husband's mentality, and I see the insidiousness of disguising one's hatred as art, as both Greenfeld and Kometani have done.