June 24, 2010 |
Glenn Close's introduction to short filmmaking involved a Sony Handycam and a spontaneous one-day shoot. "I can't believe my little film is now being shown at film festivals," she laughs on the phone from her home in Maine. Close's 18-minute film, "Pax," is one of the featured presentations at the 16th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest running through Monday. Out of 3,000 worldwide entries, 314 short films are being shown packaged into 52 "themed" programs. Close's film, which she co-directed and narrates, is part of a lineup of animal-themed shorts titled "Animal Attraction" running on Saturday afternoon.
July 31, 2008 |
Like other mutual fund companies in the "socially responsible" investing niche, Pax World Management Corp. of Portsmouth, N.H., is bound to follow strict ethical codes in how it picks securities. Turns out its fund shareholders could have benefited from one more criterion: truth in advertising. Pax World agreed Wednesday to pay $500,000 to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into whether its funds misled investors by violating basic principles of socially responsible investing, such as steering clear of alcohol and gambling companies.
April 5, 2003
Tim Rutten's commentary on the Bush-Rumsfeld war plan sounds right on ("Connecting the Dots of Rumsfeld's Theories," April 2). The real driving force behind our war in Iraq is not the removal of a tyrant, the pursuit of oil, the fear of weapons of mass destruction or the spread of democracy. Rather, it is a first step in the desire of this administration to aggressively spread American influence and control throughout the world. Recognizing the danger inherent in using power to establish control (Pax Americana would be no more peaceful than was Pax Romana)
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May 2, 1999
Steve Allen has a 1st Amendment right to express his opinion, but in this case, he is just flat out wrong! (Valley Perspective Interview, April 25.) In the "Golden Age of Comedy," not only were there no dirty words, but Andy, Opie and Aunt Bea lived in the only town in the South with no black people. Game shows were fabrications, rigged by the sponsors, to attract a following, a fact brought to light only by a more recent film and PBS documentary. Allen advocates supporting "the good."
April 26, 2002 |
A disgruntled cyber-hacker with a serious appetite for destruction sets his sights on ultimate revenge tonight in the almost comically dramatic TV movie "Terminal Error" (8 p.m., PAX). Timothy Busfield ("thirtysomething") plays bad guy Elliott Nesher by, essentially, channeling Microsoft's Bill Gates, complete with a sweaty mop of hair, dweebish eyeglasses and omnipresent smirk.
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July 28, 1985
A fool and her money are soon parted. The sooner the better as far as "freezenik" Joan B. Kroc is concerned. Granted it will take some time to deplete Mrs. Kroc's $500 million; meanwhile she will serve Soviet disinformationists well. In less than three weeks, Mrs. Kroc will beat her breast in guilt as she attends "commemorative services" in Hiroshima while daughter Linda Smith leads the well-meaning but ignorant Mothers Embracing Nuclear Disarmament in Balboa Park. On that same day and three days later, I will pray silently (I guess I can do this as long as I'm not in school)