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November 11, 1987 | RICHARD EDER, Times Book Critic
Reuben by John Edgar Wideman. (Henry Holt: $16.95; 215 pages.) Reuben is shriveled and kind, a dwarfish man who lives in a broken-down trailer in a black neighborhood in Pittsburgh and helps the residents with their legal problems. Wally is young and successful, a former basketball star who travels around the country recruiting black players for his university. They are the poles of John Edgar Wideman's "Reuben."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court on Tuesday unanimously overturned a Norwalk man's first-degree murder convictions for killing his estranged wife and an off-duty Los Angeles sheriff's deputy, ruling that detectives failed to properly advise him of his legal rights before he confessed. Reuben Kenneth Lujan was sentenced to life without parole for killing his estranged wife, Monica, 26, and her friend, Deputy Gilbert Madrigal, 45, by smashing their heads with a concrete block.
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March 1, 2012 | By Nick Owchar, Tribune Newspapers
How's your back feeling? Sore? If you want a deep-tissue massage, forget the spa. What you need is a good bite from a werewolf. As one discovers, in Anne Rice's novel "The Wolf Gift," the shift from human to wolf and back again is like a really sexy shiatsu session: "He felt it … in the millions of hair follicles covering his body. And there was the sharp contraction in his stomach, not painful.... He staggered into the bedroom and fell across the bed. Deep orgasmic spasms ran through the muscles of his thighs and calves, through his back, his arms.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Like many of those who've seen the new batch of “Smurfs” movies, Paul Reubens has an ambivalent relationship with the property's insistently perky theme song. “My experience for a few months was I couldn't get the song out of my mind. It's like an earworm,” Reubens said in an interview. There's only one difference -- Reubens stars in the movies. In “The Smurfs 2,” which opened last weekend in the U.S. and many countries around the world, the man long known as Pee-wee Herman reprises his voice role as Jokey Smurf, the punch-line-dispensing blue thing from the candy-colored land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991
Armed robbers escaped with about $5,800 in cash and jewelry early Thursday after forcing their way into a Reuben's restaurant in Northridge, Los Angeles police said. The thieves ordered about 10 employees and patrons to lie face down on the floor before robbing them and stealing the contents of the restaurant's safe, said Lt. Joseph Eddy. No one was injured, Eddy said.
NEWS
July 20, 1997 | Peter Rainer
Directed by Jennifer Warren and scripted by Bill Phillips, the film works up a woodsy Romeo and Juliet-style atmosphere. Earlene Pomerleau (Martha Plimpton) lives with her family next door to the rowdy Beans, a clan of shaggy varmints and ne'er-do-wells including patriarch Reuben (Rutger Hauer, pictured) and his mate, Roberta (Kelly Lynch, pictured), and Beal (Patrick McGaw), who likes to chop wood with his shirt off (KCET Friday at 11 p.m.).
NEWS
September 30, 1987 | Marylouise Oates
For 50 years, America sat in the dark, listening to romantic lines from Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid, John Garfield, James Cagney and Cary Grant. But the words that turned on the country frequently came from a skinny-legged former fighter by the name of Julius Epstein. "Julie" got his due Monday night, as the Writers Guild Foundation honored him with dinner.
NEWS
April 12, 1990 | JOSEPH N. BELL
If you look closely at the sidewalk in front of Reuben's restaurant across from the new airport terminal, you will see--faintly engraved in the concrete--"Fred, '71." The scratching was made in another life by a man very much in the public eye in the city of Irvine over the past year: Pastor Fred Plumer of Irvine's United Church of Christ. Inscribing his name in front of a favorite Newport Beach watering hole is history of which Fred Plumer is neither proud nor ashamed.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1999
Thick, juicy and filling, the reuben is balm to the ravenously hungry. This irresistible assembly of meat, cheese and sauerkraut, packed between slices of rye bread and then grilled, is a true indulgence. * Victor's: The big reubens served here make Victor's a destination for many. There's Victor's reuben with corned beef or pastrami, and there's Victor's super-reuben with corned beef and pastrami.
SPORTS
November 23, 1993
Anaheim, So. Football / Running back Droughns, the county's regular-season rushing leader with 1,663 yards, further separated himself from the pack Friday by gaining 361 yards and scoring four touchdowns in 26 carries in a 34-32 victory over El Monte Arroyo. It was the second-best rushing performance in county history, behind Dana Hills' Jim Gleed, who rushed for 418 in 1979 against Laguna Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times
People have an intrinsic right to know their ancestry - at least Reuben Pannor thought so. A Los Angeles social worker and trailblazer for the open-adoption movement, Pannor co-wrote "The Adoption Triangle," a 1978 book that served as the movement's bellwether. His work paved the way for a paradigm shift in adoption culture. Before his published argument, the idea that a birth parent would maintain any contact with a child given up for adoption was almost unheard of. Experts feared that including an active role for birth parents would inevitably damage the bond between adoptive parents and child.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2012 | By Nick Owchar, Tribune Newspapers
How's your back feeling? Sore? If you want a deep-tissue massage, forget the spa. What you need is a good bite from a werewolf. As one discovers, in Anne Rice's novel "The Wolf Gift," the shift from human to wolf and back again is like a really sexy shiatsu session: "He felt it … in the millions of hair follicles covering his body. And there was the sharp contraction in his stomach, not painful.... He staggered into the bedroom and fell across the bed. Deep orgasmic spasms ran through the muscles of his thighs and calves, through his back, his arms.
FOOD
October 14, 2011 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Rock 'n' roll is to the Kibitz Room at Canter's what onions are to chopped liver. The two have been closely aligned since the little bar opened just off the beloved Fairfax Avenue deli's annex dining room in 1961. Only now, instead of a bunch of hippies and musicians like Frank Zappa and Jim Morrison hanging out there for the cheap booze and meaty sandwiches, you'll find a bunch of hipsters and indie rock musicians hanging out there for the cheap booze and meaty sandwiches. So things have changed, but not that much.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Once upon a time, in a fair and distant land known as Los Angeles, comedian Paul Reubens debuted a stage show called "The Pee-wee Herman Show. " It aired as an HBO special in 1981 and led to "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," which was director Tim Burton's breakout film, and soon Reubens was starring in "Pee-wee's Playhouse," a successful children's show that ran on CBS for five years. Then, in 1991, Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult theater and the show was shut down permanently.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2010 | By Chris Lee >>>
For anyone old enough to have come into pop cultural consciousness in the mid-'80s, Pee-wee Herman casts a long shadow -- albeit, an almost transcendently nerdy shadow, one most often recalled dancing atop a bar to the Champs' jaunty instrumental "Tequila" in his 1985 breakthrough movie "Pee-wee's Big Adventure." The impish man-child with an outsized laugh and an undersized grey suit became an improbable icon, graduating from guest appearances on "Late Night With David Letterman" and cameos in Cheech & Chong movies to his Saturday morning children's show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2008 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Gloria Reuben raised more than a few eyebrows in 2000 when she went from the front lines of NBC's acclaimed "ER" to the back line of Tina Turner's rock 'n' roll tour. Now she's starting the new year by stepping forward into her past. Reuben, who won accolades for her groundbreaking portrayal of Jeanie Boulet, a physician's assistant grappling with an HIV diagnosis, returns to the role Thursday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1990 | From Times and Wire Service Reports
Reuben Sturman, described in a 1986 presidential report as the world's largest distributor of pornography, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison and fined $2.46 million for tax evasion. Sturman, 65, who has a 5,610-square-foot Tudor-style house in Van Nuys and owns another residence in the Cleveland area, was convicted Nov. 17 in U.S. District Court of failing to report $2.7 million in income from 1978 to 1982. U.S.
FOOD
January 26, 2000 | DONNA DEANE
Looking for Super Bowl serving ideas? These turkey Reuben sandwiches are easy enough to whip up during halftime. The traditional Reuben is piled high with corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut and slathered with Russian dressing. Our version is made with lean turkey pastrami, low-fat Swiss cheese and a Russian dressing made with low-fat mayonnaise. Accompany the sandwiches with big wedges of dill pickles and raw vegetables such as celery and carrot sticks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2007 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
Pity the Reuben E. Lee. The boat was intended as an ingenue: comely for its intended two-decade lifespan, relegated to the dumpster once it creaked and groaned with age. That hasn't eased the ache of Southern Californians who had long mooned over Newport Beach's kitschy smokestack riverboat, which cheated its certain annihilation for 20 extra years. Last week, workers began to dismantle its beige veneer -- the Reuben E. Lee had run out of tricks.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2007 | Shawn Hubler, Times Staff Writer
THE line at the autograph table snaked out of the Burbank Marriott ballroom, the longest by far at the Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show. They could have had Batman. They could have had the cast of "Married ... With Children." But the cavalcade -- hundreds of fans wielding photos, magazines, DVDs, dolls, lunch boxes, photo collages, first-born children -- was there for only one man. OK, two men. OK, one man and one pre-adolescent pop culture icon.
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