CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2005
I have one simple request for Michael McGough on his article "What the Bible really says about gays" (Opinion, July 18) and student Justin Cannon, who is trying to justify homosexuality using the Bible. Give us one, just one, Bible verse that encourages homosexuality. P.S. You'd better pack a huge lunch! Matt Stankus Temecula
April 29, 2005 |
Sleight-of-hand magic, say practitioners, depends on diverting the audience's attention. While a magician steers onlookers' eyes in one direction, he or she performs an act of concealment or revelation somewhere else. Tauba Auerbach's work has a marvelous, magical quality about it, but not puff-of-smoke, wave-of-wand, sleight-of-hand magic. Instead, it enacts a more profound perceptual trick, art's oldest ace in the hole: awakening us to the amazements of the ordinary and familiar.
October 22, 2004 |
If there's one stereotype "P.S." dispels right off the bat, it's the notion of today's twentysomethings as career-obsessed strivers. Young F. Scott Feinstadt (Topher Grace) thinks he might like to enroll in Columbia's graduate master of fine arts program. And why not? His undergraduate experience at the Rhode Island School of Design was nothing but "good people, good times." So he fills out an application, writes a check and forgets to include slides of his work in the package.
August 29, 2004 |
The White House has issued a stern warning to administration officials attending the Republican National Convention in New York: Don't misbehave at the all-night parties or accept freebies. Lest they forget, the White House printed rules on creme-colored, wallet-size laminated cards and gave them to hundreds of administration officials before they left. Not sure if you can accept a seat at a corporate skybox? How about the free blue box from Tiffany & Co.?
August 11, 2004 |
America's Olympic jocks are being instructed in how to behave on the world stage. They're being asked by some high-profile past Olympians not to horse around on the medals podium and not to drape themselves in the American flag or make it into a turban or a toga -- as medalists have in the past. They're being urged to turn the other cheek if they're heckled, to walk away from a jeering crowd. There is a reason for all this concern.
July 13, 2004 |
Sony Corp. plans to demonstrate the third version of its hugely popular PlayStation game machine in Los Angeles next year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The announcement at a Tokyo new conference puts added pressure on the two other major manufacturers of video game hardware -- Microsoft Corp. and Nintendo Co. -- to also have their updated desktop machines ready for the May 2005 trade show. Sony executives declined to discuss when PS3 consoles would go on sale.
June 15, 2004 |
The U.S. video game arm of Sony Corp. said that sales of its PlayStation 2 had more than doubled in North America since it cut the price of the video game console a month ago. Sony Computer Entertainment America reduced the prices of the stand-alone PlayStation 2, formerly $179.99, and the PlayStation 2 Combo Pack, formerly $199.99, to $149 at last month's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Year-over-year sales were up 26%, Sony said.
February 27, 2004 |
On the last day of testimony in the Martha Stewart trial, when her defense put on just one witness, questioned him for 20 minutes and then called it a wrap, you could tell some wished they were elsewhere. In the overflow room, eyes were glazing, heads sagging, inordinate bathroom runs were being made and there was much doodling in the margins of notebooks.
January 18, 2004 |
When Richard Marks laid eyes on a PlayStation 2, his first thought was: "Wouldn't it be cool to add a camera?" Nearly six years later, the device Marks imagined is one of Sony Corp.'s bestselling products: the $50 EyeToy, a tiny camera that enables video game players to control the action by jumping around and waving their arms while their images appear on-screen.
January 9, 2004 |
Now they're asking for real trouble. Take away the knitting needles and the scissors, fine. That I can live with. You don't run with scissors, you don't fly with scissors either. Over at the TSA, the Transportation Safety Administration, the joke was that TSA stands for "taking scissors away." I was also all right with them spiriting away the metal knives and handing out plastic ones.