October 15, 1988 |
Your favorite comics, movies and soon-to-be favorite spy cap off a weekend that undoubtedly will be dominated by Dodger delirium. Tonight at 9 on ABC, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin and Robin Williams headline "An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote," a comedy and music special that encourages viewers to vote next month. On Sunday, Jerry Lewis hosts "America Picks the All-Time Favorite Movies" (8 p.m.
May 18, 1996 |
The persistently fascinating culture clashes endemic to British life in India surface once again in "The Peacock Spring." Adapted from Rumer Godden's novel, the story is a compelling look at the manner in which the two societies were still firmly interwoven in the late 1950s, a decade after Indian independence.
February 4, 2005 |
In "The Wedding Date," Dermot Mulroney plays an escort hired by an insecure New Yorker to squire her to her sister's wedding and act as if he's in love. Debra Messing plays the free-spending john, so it follows that Nick is no ordinary hooker-- he's a hooker with a degree in comparative literature from Brown. Had Chekhov written "The Wedding Date," an Ivy League semiotician introduced in the first act would have certainly deconstructed something in the third. (The movie's basic premise, perhaps?
December 8, 1987 |
The Oct. 19 stock market crash will shrivel the year-end bonuses paid to investment bankers but isn't likely to hurt executive income in other businesses, compensation experts say. Since most bonuses are tied to performance and profitability, which generally have been improving this year, the vast majority of recipients will get at least the same amount they did in 1986, interviews with a number of business consultants suggest.
July 21, 1996 |
Jim Barber is not that familiar with ocean swimming. After all, his hometown, Indianapolis, isn't exactly on the beach. But Barber had little trouble winning the 10-mile event Saturday at the Seal Beach Open Water Swim Championships. Barber and 22 other swimmers started at the Huntington Beach Pier, where he was the first to enter the 64-degree water. He took an immediate lead and continued to build on it.