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October 8, 1987 |
If lobsters had post offices, photos of scuba divers Stephen Alford and Stephen Speregen would be prominently positioned on the wall. Toiling under the balmy, moonlit sky early Wednesday at a spot off the Malibu shoreline they preferred not to disclose, Speregen captured a 10 3/4-pound monster and Alford grabbed seven lobsters--the legal daily limit--weighing a total of 38 pounds.
May 6, 1993 |
Minutes before the curtain rose on "Angels in America" on Broadway Tuesday night, playwright Tony Kushner was trying to explain the meaning of the Yiddish word kinnehora . He had just used it to describe how he felt as swarms of excited well-wishers greeted him as he stood in front of the mobbed Walter Kerr Theater, a blue Tiffany box in his hand.
October 29, 2009 |
Andrew Bynum heard a lot of things Tuesday. Here's your championship ring. Happy birthday. Great game. There was one thing he didn't hear at all: How's your knee? The Lakers' center averaged 20.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in exhibition play this fall, though not everybody was sold, understandably, based on his mundane playoff performance last season while being slowed by a sore right knee. Then came his effort Tuesday against the Clippers, 26 points and 13 rebounds in the season opener, most of it against veteran center Chris Kaman . If one game made a season, he'd be an All-Star.
May 21, 2003 |
PULL open the door at Grace, and plunge in. There's the girl sitting at the bar in an undershirt and tattoo, wearing a wool watch cap despite the warm evening, cell phone microphone dangling near her ear, more social armor than actual tool. Two female bankers from out of town are excitedly waiting for a table, thrilled they've snagged the hot-right-now address.
July 5, 2012 |
When I was with a group of parents earlier this week, watching our kids play in a 14-and-under baseball tournament, I asked them how many of the boys - aged 13 and 14--had gone to see the R-rated movie “Ted.” The answer: Just about all of 'em. But here's what I found really surprising: Nearly all of them went with their mothers. Put simply: Despite its rampant drug use, crude sexual banter and profanity-fueled humor, “Ted” has become a family movie. I have to admit that I wasn't exactly shocked.
October 16, 2009 |
Night-life entrepreneurs routinely fixate on the details of their new clubs -- the lighting, the furniture, the vibe. But for the team behind new West Hollywood nightspot Voyeur, the details became something of an obsession. Take, for example, the uniforms worn by the club's cocktail waitresses. "We thought it would be cool to have them all dressed like Natalie Portman from the movie 'Closer,' " said David Koral, a partner behind Voyeur. Dressed, meaning mostly undressed. Not that bare skin would be anything new at the Voyeur space, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd.
March 14, 1985 |
A comic who regularly emcees at the Laff Stop greets audiences with "Welcome to the Laff Stop, Orange County's favorite all-comedy nightclub." He pauses before adding, "Orange County's only all-comedy nightclub." The club's status may be a laughing matter now, but the recession of the early '80s made even the business of being funny pretty grim, and the club hasn't yet recaptured its early success.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1992
In all fairness to the cast and crew of "Christmas on Broadway," reviewer Todd Everett failed to mention several things about the evening he attended the show: First, Mr. Everett attended the gala premiere on Saturday evening, which was a charity benefit for AIDS Care of Ventura. The evening included a preshow champagne reception, opening night acknowledgments and a 35-minute intermission, including a fashion show. Minus the opening night bells and whistles, the actual show came in as scheduled at two hours and 22 minutes, not the marathon 3 1/2 hours Mr. Everett claims.