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October 21, 2004
Re "The World Needs Skaters, Not Poser Girls," Opinion, Oct. 17: I'm inclined to applaud Melissa Larsen's intent to "build an army of rad little girls" instead of "posers" through her new position with SG magazine. The main reason such focused magazines exist, however, is to serve as vehicles for focused advertising. Corporately, a mass consumer society is pushed that doesn't foster truly independent, self-reliant individuals. One has to wonder, if the rad girl moniker works, whether rad girl lipstick and rad girl sports clothes can be far behind.
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HEALTH
January 17, 2014 | Barbara Odanaka
Scott Hostert has heard it all: You're too old. You're nuts. You don't want to live the rest of your life being fed through a tube, do you? Hostert scoffs, then smiles. Too old to ride a skateboard? Just watch me. With that, the 51-year-old Brea tax consultant steps on his board and plunges down a wall of concrete, piloting his personal time machine through a series of moves some skaters half his age won't try. Two hours later, Hostert is sweat-soaked and oh-so stoked. "Nothing compares to how young skating makes me feel," says Hostert, who rediscovered skateboarding after a 35-year break.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1986 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
Probably no movie in recent memory uses the words radical and dude as much as "Rad" (citywide). You seem to be hearing them every minute or so. But that doesn't mean it's a radical movie . . . dude. The whole thing reminds you more of an overanxious teacher or coach, taking a few slang words and repeating them endlessly in a doomed attempt to "relate." "Rad" is about BMX bicycle racing.
WORLD
May 18, 2010 | By Devorah Lauter, Special to the Los Angeles Times
A French court is expected to rule Tuesday on whether to release from prison a man convicted of assassinating former Iranian Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar in what some observers are calling a likely prisoner swap deal between the two countries. French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux signed an expulsion order Monday, according to media reports, that could lead to the release of Ali Vakili Rad, who has been serving a life sentence in connection with Bakhtiar's slaying in 1991 at his home in the Parisian suburb of Suresnes, where he had been living in exile since the Iranian revolution in 1979.
TRAVEL
June 28, 2009
I am still smiling. Paul Whitefield's story hit the nail on the head perfectly ["Yosemite Suited to a Model T," June 21]. We used to have a 1926 T and still have the "brass rad" 1915 T in the garage. His line about instant celebrity is so true. We are constantly smiling and waving all the time. Joanne Elves Calgary, Canada
MAGAZINE
May 18, 1986 | Herb Brin, publisher of the weekly Jewish newspaper Heritage, printed an "Open Letter to Rad Artukovic," from which this is excerpted, in February
Rad, your instincts as a son confront you with terrifying realities. You have no choice but to proclaim your father's innocence. But Andrija Artukovic was one of the savage killers of all time. With this, you'll never be able to make your peace. I grieve with you your conscience. But that's all I grieve, knowing that the Hitler puppet is back in Zagreb to face a court of justice for his crimes.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2008 | August Brown
Much of the best music to come from Los Angeles in 2008 was about obscuring, misdirecting and pressing forward in the dark. The five standout acts (and one bonus selection) below nod to local traditions -- punk ballistics, free jazz, feral psych and heat-wave hip-hop -- but are more interested in breaking them down and rebuilding them in difficult new ways. Expect to hear more from these groundbreaking Southern California artists in 2009. If your band writes songs under two minutes long, employs a stockroom worth of noisemaking gadgets and enjoys the tasty vegan snacks of Crops and Rawbers, you probably had a good 2008.
HOME & GARDEN
December 18, 2003 | Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
Dead men, Steve Martin once observed, don't wear plaid. Golfers, bagpipers and punk rockers do. And around this time of year, so do our living rooms, dining tables and beds. With designs both subtle and stark raving, plaid crisscrosses our consciousness, adding color and pattern, along with a seductive snuggly comfort, to our homes.
FOOD
July 11, 1996 | CHARLES PERRY
Rarely have people changed their minds about a plant as radically as they have about rhubarb. Having been appreciated for thousands of years in China, it was a prized item in international trade from the late Middle Ages right up until this century. It was considered absolutely essential . . . for medicine. In those days, people wanted only the root. Dried rhubarb root, pleasantly aromatic and proverbially bitter, is a laxative.
NEWS
November 9, 2000
The ad: RAD 2.0 Radio Controlled Robot is seen carrying a soda can and pawing through a pile of laundry on the floor. The ad, shown during Saturday morning cartoons, says this mechanical helper will do almost anything you want it to. The pitch: This toy, which stands more than 2 feet tall, can help with your chores. The scoop: RAD is barely functional, and it simply can't do the things the television ads imply, much less almost anything you'd want it to.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2010 | By Rachel Abramowitz
Actor-writer-director Jorma Taccone remembers with loving fondness the gear montage from almost every '80s action flick of his youth -- Rambo movies and "Die Hard" and the "entire canon" of Arnold Schwarzenegger. "It's people putting the big Bowie knife into the sheath, the shell belts over the chest, click-clacking the gun. It was a quintessential awesome moment. It has permeated the minds of people who grew up in that era. There are entire websites dedicated to the gear-up montage." Of course, Taccone has included several choice gear-up moments in his new film "MacGruber," based on the "Saturday Night Live" skits and starring Will Forte and Kristen Wiig.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2009 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Should a Tony Hawk-endorsed skateboard park be a neighbor to South Los Angeles' cultural landmark, the Watts Towers? In what could become a battle between athletics and aesthetics, the answer will be up to city officials, who figure to get an earful from advocates for the arts and backers of youth recreation, debating an immediate benefit for youngsters and a longer-range dream of a cultural district, anchored by the towers. FOR THE RECORD: Skateboard park proposal: An article in Wednesday's Calendar section about a proposal to build a skateboard park near the Watts Towers said that Wasserman Media Group was backing the proposal.
IMAGE
November 8, 2009 | Caroline Ryder
It's sunset on a Tuesday and members of L.A.'s biggest moped gang, the Latebirds, have gathered at Choke, a Silver Lake shop, for their weekly ride. They lean against their motorized steeds -- Tomos, Puchs, Motobecanes and Peugeots -- on the sidewalk, brooding, smoking and shooting the breeze, looking cooler than Bob Dylan and his Triumph Bonneville. They are artists, would-be novelists, bike messengers, stylists, a mortician and the intermittently employed; twenty- and thirtysomethings for whom riding and restoring vintage 1970s mopeds has become a lifestyle.
TRAVEL
June 28, 2009
I am still smiling. Paul Whitefield's story hit the nail on the head perfectly ["Yosemite Suited to a Model T," June 21]. We used to have a 1926 T and still have the "brass rad" 1915 T in the garage. His line about instant celebrity is so true. We are constantly smiling and waving all the time. Joanne Elves Calgary, Canada
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2009 | Josef Woodard
In the latest event in the 70th anniversary season of Monday Evening Concerts, a cultural rarity occurred: A challenging contemporary music program drew a sold-out house to Zipper Concert Hall, in contrast to the typically sparse audiences at the series' old haunt, the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Monday's head count said something about the growing interest in new music in L.A. as well as the growing reputation of the late...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2008 | August Brown
Much of the best music to come from Los Angeles in 2008 was about obscuring, misdirecting and pressing forward in the dark. The five standout acts (and one bonus selection) below nod to local traditions -- punk ballistics, free jazz, feral psych and heat-wave hip-hop -- but are more interested in breaking them down and rebuilding them in difficult new ways. Expect to hear more from these groundbreaking Southern California artists in 2009. If your band writes songs under two minutes long, employs a stockroom worth of noisemaking gadgets and enjoys the tasty vegan snacks of Crops and Rawbers, you probably had a good 2008.
SPORTS
June 22, 1991 | DAVE DISTEL
Surfers have this rad image of living, quite happily in fact, on their own little fringe of society. They have shaggy blond hair, deep tans, blistered feet and lips, and nose smeared with layers of ointment. They not only drive old vans, they live in them. You couldn't hire one, even in the rare instance that you might want to. The working word would be bum. This was an image ingrained in me since high school. The surfers went their own way, which was rarely to class.
NEWS
March 15, 1990 | JOHN MORELL, John Morell is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
What's attracting all these young dudes to the Anaheim Museum Children's Gallery? Museums can't be cool. Unless, of course, there's an exhibit explaining "Skateboard Mania." Called "sidewalk surfing" in the early '60s, skateboarding's popularity has soared over three decades to attract 20 million dry-land acrobats.
IMAGE
November 30, 2008 | Emili Vesilind, Vesilind is a freelance writer.
"L.A. Ink," the reality TV show that chronicles the life of a bustling tattoo shop and its crew of mostly female inkers, has made Kat Von D one of the highest-profile tattoo artists in the country. But the 26-year-old shop owner, whose body is covered in "too many tattoos to count," has also become an unlikely sex symbol -- a counterculture pinup to rival that other raven-haired Von-something, burlesque star Dita Von Teese.
HOME & GARDEN
July 12, 2007 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
FASHION designer Johnson Hartig's dresser is a tableau fit for an FBI profiler. The top of his antique highboy sports an incense holder rimmed with tiny skulls, a padlock and a Victorian glass case containing a taxidermy chipmunk. Nearby, on a Taschen book catalog, lie a black twill bow tie, a packet of Listerine breath strips and a pair of steel handcuffs. Hmmm. Suave and provocative, this casual collision of objects is pure Hartig.
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