February 13, 2014 |
Ron Jude's "Lick Creek Line" is an essay in the less common sense of the term: an attempt, or effort. It doesn't build an argument or deliver much in the way of information to do so, but instead issues impressions, propositions toward a loose understanding of its ostensible subject, a fur-trapper in rural Idaho. The constellations of color photographs accumulate a kind of emotional heft, though more so in book form, as originally conceived, than on the wall, as at Gallery Luisotti, where the project is too abbreviated to grab hold.
January 17, 2014 |
In one of Andrew Moore's inexhaustible photographs of Cuba, at Couturier, we face a courtyard lined with rows of silver chairs, their filigreed backs like a slightly chaotic jewelry display, a shiny jumble of upended pendants. At the far side of the courtyard is a building that proposes architecture as an act of whimsical montage, a dynamic piecing together of old and new, function, decoration and metaphor. The outdoor space operates as a theater, which is also how most of Moore's photographs feel, like naturalist stages where life is played out with heightened color and concentrated emotion.
January 17, 1993
The James T. Yenckel column on handling travel problems was invaluable ("How to Complain in a Way That Gets Results," Dec. 27). I'd like to relate an experience that may be of interest. During our first tour of Italy a few years ago, my sister and I found ourselves in a hotel room that was not acceptable. So we snapped pictures of the shower that we couldn't reach or use, inadequate towels, scanty carpeting, etc. Upon our return to Los Angeles, we submitted the data to American Express and without further ado, we received a fair return on our expenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1997 |
What do plumbing trucks have in common with milk cartons? Helping find missing children, at least some of them. A few months ago, Norm Wigginton and Rebecca Gold of Wigginton's Plumbing in Sylmar put three blown-up pictures of missing children on the sides of three of their business trucks so the photographs could be seen in the Southern California neighborhoods the trucks serve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1985 |
In an emotional pretrial hearing Monday, murder suspect David Allen Lucas came face to face with a Seattle woman who identified him as the man who abducted her and who she believes slashed her throat June 9. Jody Santiago, 30, the only woman to survive one of the four attacks with which Lucas is charged, told the court she is sure beyond any doubt that Lucas is the man who abducted her as she walked from an El Cajon nightclub.
February 16, 1986 |
It's only fitting that the woman who indexed and catalogued Life magazine's photographs for over 35 years has a vivid memory of the day she decided to spend her life looking at pictures. "One fall day when I was in the second grade, my teacher, Miss Clark, was showing us pictures associated with autumn--like pumpkins, turkeys and football games," recalled Doris O'Neil, director of Vintage Prints for Time Inc. and former head of the Life Picture Collection.
August 6, 1995 |
The big question for Julia Roberts' career is when is she going to realize that it's OK to smile again. Though it wasn't technically her debut, Roberts and her trademark radiance first came to serious public attention with "Mystic Pizza" in 1988. While her co-stars Lili Taylor and Annabeth Gish made strong impressions, it was Roberts and that killer smile that Hollywood remembered. For the next couple of years that smile was unstoppable.
February 6, 2013 |
So the Postal Service is pulling the plug on Saturday mail delivery . And all across America, millions of folks are saying: “Who cares? I've got email and Twitter and Facebook; I pay my bills online.” Sorry, guys, count me out. My reaction is -- well, let a great 20th century American philosopher say it for me. Here's Janis Joplin's “ Piece Of My Heart ”: “Take another little piece of my heart now, baby! Oh, oh, break it! Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah.” I can't help it. I love mail.