December 14, 2005
I enjoy reading articles by Russ Parsons. Not only does he write interesting stories, he frequently stimulates the palate with his words. In one sentence, describing the taste of Olympia oysters ["Return of the Native," Dec. 7], he captures the essence of this delicacy: "The first thing that hits you is the brine, like taking a sip of the ocean on a cold day." Exactly! MICHAEL GODFREY Ontario
September 25, 2009 |
Two armed robbers stole a painting by Belgian artist Rene Magritte from a small museum in Brussels on Thursday, police said. Brussels police spokesman Johan Berckmans said the men escaped by car with the 1948 "Olympia" oil painting. The nude portrait of the surrealist's wife, Georgette, is valued at $1.1 million. The painting hung at Magritte's former house, which has been turned into a small museum. Entry is by appointment only. It is separate from a larger Magritte museum that opened this year.
March 30, 1997
Cool, informative interview with Sleater-Kinney ("An All-Grrrl Band at Heart," by Richard Cromelin, March 16). But I've noticed in any article that mentions riot grrrl in The Times, the feeling is that the movement happened in '91, peaked in '93 and doesn't really exist anymore. Um, there were nine riot grrrl conventions last year. Three are already planned for this year (San Francisco, Olympia and Boston). Southern California is a center of grrrl music, including my band, Lucid Nation.
August 16, 1999
I was roaring with delight at Roy Rivenburg's Off-Kilter column on getting a made-up word in the dictionary ("A Little Wordplay for the Record," Aug. 6), and I throw my full support, meaningless as it is, behind "redundundant." I often make up words to shorten a sentence or "succinctify" it. I find "smallen" and "superfluocity" serve me well and would die a wildly happy woman should these words make it into a newspaper let alone a dictionary. J.R. ROGERS Olympia, Wash.
March 22, 2003
In " 'Palestine Is Everything' to the Arabs" (March 17), the timeline begins with the Palestinian uprising in September 2000. Why? A month and a half earlier was the historic turning point: the July 2000 Camp David Middle East peace summit, where Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat showed the true goal of the people he represents by refusing even to negotiate on the most generous offer ever presented for peaceful Palestinian statehood (aside...
April 12, 2000 |
Joe DiMaggio's brother says the Yankee Clipper would be honored to have his name on the playground where they romped as children. DiMaggio's lawyer says using the DiMaggio name at the San Francisco park is reprehensible. Now, after much dithering, city officials said they will rename the 2 1/2-acre North Beach Playground after Joltin' Joe, spend $5.8 million to renovate it and deal with the legal problems if and when they arise. The announcement will come today.