May 25, 1995 |
Percy Adlon loves sending his favorite muse, the ample Marianne Sagebrecht, on personal journeys into quirk-dom. The cheeky German filmmaker pushed her through the Berlin subway on a quest for love in "Sugarbaby" (1985), and he dropped her in the Mojave Desert for a soul search in "Bagdad Cafe" (1988).
July 22, 1999 |
The closest thing Naples Island has to a restaurant row is 2nd Street between Ravenna Drive and the Long Beach Marina. On this two-block stretch you'll find all sorts of places--a clubby steak house, an American grill belonging to Sonny Bono's oldest daughter . . . and Anneliese's Bavarian Inn, which locals claim serves the best German food in the Southland. That may be open to debate, but it's certainly true that Anneliese's homey dishes are always plentiful and delicious.
May 21, 1993 |
It's Sunday night and we're relaxing with coffee after a good dinner at Tra di Noi restaurant in Malibu. The room, all wood, smells like a mountain cabin. The lighting is subtle, like gaslight. Large, garish California landscape paintings aside, there's a European atmosphere and sensibility at Tra di Noi. The night has grown cool; waiters are pulling the windows shut, folding the umbrellas on the patio. The dinner crowd is dwindling. Somebody puts polka music on the sound system.
November 20, 2013 |
The very best piece of writing I've encountered on Twitter comes from a feed called NeinQuarterly . Here it is: “At Starbucks I order under the name Godot. Then leave.” That's an almost perfect use of Twitter as a platform: Aphoristic, and yet hinting at a depth of knowledge underneath. It's a joke, but one you have to know something to get. The same is true of much of what appears at NeinQuarterly, which bills itself as a “Compendium of Utopian Negation,” but is really more a labor of love.
November 29, 1992 |
"Wild birds are not in the protection of anyone." --Oliver Wendell Holmes The debate over the federal Endangered Species Act, up for reauthorization early next year, is on. Already the question is being defined as a Hobson's choice between progress or the status quo, jobs or the environment, people or wildlife. Framed in this way, endangered species protection seems a luxury that, in hard economic times, we simply can't afford.
April 29, 1992 |
One year ago this week, the San Diego Folk Heritage intensified its local folk-arts advocacy by convening the likes of Utah Phillips, Spider John Koerner, and Ramblin' Jack Elliot for its first-annual "Folk Festival." Although that very successful event leaned heavily on traditional folk, installment No. 2 promises an even more varied menu, in keeping with this year's theme--"A Celebration of America's Multicultural Traditions." The festival opens at 7 p.m.
September 1, 2001 |
POP/ROCK Caucus Spotlights Latino Shortfall The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has invited several Latin music labels to San Antonio on Sept. 8 to draw attention to the payment gap between Latin musicians and their industry peers. "They've been making big bucks at the tejano and Latin artists' expense," said Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas), who will lead the hearing. "We are going to hold them accountable."
May 22, 2001 |
People don't whistle much anymore. It used to be so American, so evocative of our rugged individualism and independence, of a certain jaunty happy-go-luckiness. A fella whistled while he worked, whistled a happy tune, then wet his whistle with a cold one, and whistled at the girls going by. Jiminy Cricket whistled, and the Seven Dwarfs, and Gene Kelly and Santa Claus and Woodrow Wilson and Charles Lindbergh and Albert Einstein.
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June 18, 1989 |
There will be few Father's Day weekends as memorable for Gary and Tony Aliengena as the one they spent on this small North Atlantic island nation. The father-son team from San Juan Capistrano, piloting around the world in an attempt to establish Tony as the youngest aviator ever to circumnavigate the globe, spent Saturday on the ground, fishing, after 12 days in the air crossing the United States, Canada and Greenland on the way to Europe. After a nine-hour flight Friday across the North Atlantic, the 11-year-old aviator was determined to try his luck fishing, and he announced his intentions to do so at breakfast.
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December 31, 1992
If 1992 is remembered for any one thing in the South Bay, it will be the battering the aerospace industry took as the economy soured. But it was also a time of hope and renewal for many. And, of course, there were the things that made us laugh and forget for a moment about the bad times. To review the year in the South Bay, we present the following quiz in the spirit of the season. The correct answer is noted after each question.