June 17, 2008 |
Early in “Young & Restless in China," an ambitious "Frontline" look at several young Chinese over a four-year span, we meet Wang Xiaolei, who has a neck tattoo and a passion for rap music. He wants to rap his way to the new prosperity being enjoyed by some -- although not all -- of his countrymen. His lyrics tell of his ambitions: "I'm a capitalist, never been on welfare I'm smart so we'll all get rich. Come with me man, make money, get you Hey, it's your call." "Young & Restless" follows Wang on his journey, popping in every year or so to gauge his progress.
April 15, 2008 |
As go the young, so go the futures of political parties. In the fierce and seemingly endless battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the enthusiastic involvement of an unprecedented number of young people -- roughly 14% of Democratic primary voters, up from 9% in 2004 -- presents the Democrats with an extraordinary opportunity to reshape U.S. politics in the coming years. It is theirs to seize or to squander.
March 28, 2008 |
TUESDAY was a typically busy day for Saul Williams. Seven dates into a monthlong North American tour in support of his new album, "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!," the writer-actor-musician was passing through the town he lives in for a sold-out concert that night at the Troubadour.
March 22, 2008
I have to add to your reviewer's passionate bravas for Judy Kaye in the touring production of "Sweeney Todd" now at the Ahmanson Theatre ["Tuneful Barbarism," by Charles McNulty, March 14]. She gives a performance that is really out of this world. I've seen many productions of "Sweeney," including the Broadway original, but I've never seen a Mrs. Lovett this complex. I cannot overstate how moved I was -- as was all of the upper mezzanine, including a restless bunch of high schoolers.
February 15, 2008 |
Amos Kollek said his difficult relationship with his famous father, Teddy Kollek, an important figure in Israeli history and long-time mayor of Jerusalem, was the inspiration for his film "Restless." After Thursday's premiere of the drama about the bitter estrangement of a father and his son at the Berlin Film Festival, the Israeli director said he felt cheated out of having a father even though it seemed everyone else envied him. "I had feelings of anger towards my father," the 60-year-old filmmaker said.
December 2, 2007 |
Bring on the boos. Cue the catcalls. Even the chants of "Mar-ty! Mar-ty!" are fair game. The San Diego Chargers welcome them all. That's because they aren't playing at home today but at Arrowhead Stadium, where Kansas City fans are even more frustrated with their Chiefs (4-7) than San Diegans are with their Chargers (6-5).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2007 |
Standing in the center of a vacated newspaper city room is like being in a haunted house, listening for voices and the clamor that accompany the presence of restless spirits. I can hear the clatter of typewriters that were old 50 years ago, the rattle of wire service machines that carried three competing organizations and the shouts of "Boy!" that called young editorial assistants to rewrite row.
September 30, 2007 |
George CLOONEY had been working since 5 a.m. and was due back on the set of Joel and Ethan Coen's "Burn After Reading" at 8 the next morning. It was approaching midnight and the Upper East Side restaurant was all but empty, as was the fantastic bottle of Italian Barolo he'd shared over dinner. But Clooney wasn't done yet. He was eager to talk about Sen. Barack Obama, whose presidential campaign he supports and with whom he talks regularly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2007 |
Michael Evans, a stage and screen actor best known to television audiences for his long-running role as Col. Douglas Austin on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless," has died. He was 87. Evans, who starred on Broadway with a young Audrey Hepburn in "Gigi," died Sept. 4 at a Woodland Hills assisted-living facility of complications related to age, said his son, Nick Evans.