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January 26, 2012
ART As part of Pacific Standard Time's Performance and Public Art festival, Eleanor Antin's "Before the Revolution" explores Antin's imaginary character Eleanora Antinova, an African American ballerina trying to make it in a famous Russian ballet company. Performed by actors who manipulate Antin's original life-scale puppets, the production is directed by Antin and Robert Castro. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 2 and 7 p.m. Sun. Free. (310) 443-7000.
April 25, 2014 | By John Horn
SYDNEY, Australia - The video playing on the television inside Baz Luhrmann's bedroom was supposed to be much steamier. But where there should have been desirous bumping and prurient grinding, the couples were remarkably chaste, as if they had been ordered to abstain from all manner of randy moves. "Look at this," the filmmaker behind "Moulin Rouge!" and "The Great Gatsby" said from the foot of his bed. "You couldn't get any more sexless. " Working inside the creative compound he calls Iona in Sydney's arty Darlinghurst neighborhood, Luhrmann was sitting with a reporter, reviewing news clips from 1980s Australian ballroom dancing competitions, whose judges favored technique over passion.
June 13, 2012
The Good Food Revolution Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities Will Allen with Charles Wilson Gotham Books: 272 pp., $26
April 11, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Does it seem real enough to you now? The Dodgers begin their first genuine road trip of the season Friday night, opening a three-game series in Arizona -- everybody into the pool! -- and then head to San Francisco for three. About 70% of Los Angeles will see nothing on television. Not the return to the scene of the crime in Phoenix. Not against their rivals by the Bay. The pricey squabble between Time Warner Cable and the rest of the providers marches on, or doesn't, with no end in sight.
March 8, 2010
Cinematography "Avatar" Mauro Fiore In tribute to the film's groundbreaking visuals -- a combination of live-action and computer-generated images -- the award for cinematography went to Mauro Fiore for his work on director James Cameron's "Avatar." The film was shot using high-definition digital cameras and a system for creating 3-D effects invented specifically for the film. "I want to thank the academy for this unbelievable honor," said the 45-year-old Italian-born Fiore, who received his first Oscar nomination for "Avatar."
September 19, 2012
Say you want a "Revolution"? Enough viewers did on Monday to give NBC a much-needed burst of good news. An average of 11.6 million viewers tuned in to the premiere of "Revolution," NBC's sci-fi drama about a post-apocalyptic world that has mysteriously lost all battery and electric power. That number handed the network an easy victory in the 10 p.m. time slot. "Revolution" was the top-rated drama premiere on any network since the opening of the now-canceled "V" on ABC in 2009.
July 8, 2000
Not only is Robert Hilburn's Top 20 list based on an intellectual confusion, it's almost as if Hilburn is trying to make peace with what is actually being shoved down people's throats as music and his own personal nostalgic taste ("20 for 2000 1/2," July 1). It's about time that American music critics actually did some hard work and took a look outside of the States as to what's really going on in music revolution. It ain't here folks, its a cross-cultural mix. It's happening with world music, electronica, techno-rock, Latin music, etc. For every million people who are buying these Top 20 records in America, there are millions who are not. TANJU ARMAND New York
April 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Say you wanna "Revolution"? Well, that's too bad, because NBC's post-apocalyptic drama isn't catching too many breaks lately. Executive produced by J.J. Abrams of "Lost" and "Star Trek" fame, the show was bumped Monday night for a Brian Williams-anchored news special on the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The preemption came at a bad time for "Revolution," which is trying to boost its ratings as NBC executives weigh which shows to bring back this fall. The new schedules are to be announced to advertisers next month.
January 15, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
It seems the "Arab Spring," which toppled long-ruling autocrats only to expose simmering religious and sectarian conflicts in the region, did succeed in bringing renewal to one of the countries it swept through three years ago. Tunisia, where the uprising began with the self-immolation of a desperate young street vendor, marked the three-year anniversary this week of the overthrow of President Zine el Abidine ben Ali, the first of the region's decades-long...
November 13, 2012 | By Todd Martens
NBC's futuristic sci-fi series "Revolution" is turning to classic rock heroes Led Zeppelin to score its Thanksgiving-week episode. Two of the band's songs, "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You," are set to appear Monday on the   J.J. Abrams-produced series about an electricity-starved world.  Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones aren't so much endorsing the series as promoting their live album/home video collection "Celebration Day," to be released on Nov. 19. NBC began promoting the pairing of Led Zeppelin and "Revolution" after the conclusion of Monday night's episode and the Associated Press reported that the deal was facilitated by a little corporate cooperation.
April 11, 2014 | By Emmett Rensin, guest blogger
Even after reading Rolling Stone's recent article “ Tales From the Millennials' Sexual Revolution ,” you might not have realized it was about polyamory. It was easy to miss. In several thousand words, the term appeared only one time. And no one could be blamed if the phrase that author Alex Morris chose in its stead caused even more confusion: “The New Monogamy.” Huh? But despite the understandable confusion, Morris' article was, at least in part, about polyamory. Novel terminology aside, it was the same old story about nontraditional relationships.
April 3, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
With a new and improved atomic clock, the standard of time in America is about to change -- a teeny, tiny bit. For the first time in 15 years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is adding a new official atomic clock, institute officials announced Wednesday -- at 10:02 a.m. PDT precisely. MORE: Medicines and machines, inspired by nature Since 1999 the civilian time and frequency standard in the United States has been NIST-F1, a clock that measures the number of oscillations in a cesium atom's resonant frequency.
March 27, 2014 | By Wade Graham
This year's drought has thrown California into a sudden tizzy, a crisis of snowpack measurements, fish-versus-people arguments and controversial cuts in water deliveries. But in reality, crisis is the permanent state of water affairs in the Golden State - by design, because our institutions keep it that way. California has 1,400 major dams, thousands of miles of aqueducts and pumps so powerful they lift water nearly 2,000 feet over the Tehachapis. The state uses enough water in an average year to support, in theory, 318 million Californians (and their lawns and dishwashers)
March 13, 2014 | By Jack Shakely
You've probably never heard of donor-advised funds, but they are taking over the philanthropic world. It all started as a matter of economics. A million dollars to most of us is a lot of money. But as start-up cash for a philanthropic foundation it's chump change. A million-dollar foundation can easily cost more to run than it gives away. So an alternative was created by the IRS to give modest philanthropic efforts a cheaper, easier path to existence, bundling them together under an umbrella nonprofit for investment and management.
March 11, 2014
Mohammad Qasim Fahim Influential Afghan vice president Influential Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, 57, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died Sunday of natural causes in Kabul. He had diabetes and other ailments. Fahim was an ethnic Tajik who was the top deputy of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the charismatic Northern Alliance commander who was killed in an Al Qaeda suicide bombing two days before the Sept.
March 4, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here:   Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 2-8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Revolution Aaron (Zak Orth) awakens in a world with power, but he soon realizes something isn't right. 8 p.m. NBC Arrow Slade (Manu Bennett) turns up in Starling City, shocking Oliver (Stephen Amell), in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton)
May 2, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
Each week Times TV Critic Mary McNamara offers her viewing picks for the coming week: "Bletchley Circle": Socially provocative and gorgeously acted, this three-part British miniseries, which ends this week, rather astonishingly manages to leverage the current enthrallment with period dramas (it's set in 1952), the eternal fascination with suspense procedurals involving serial killers and the roots of modern feminism. A group of four women become friends while working in a top-secret department of British intelligence known as Bletchley Park, in which they used pattern analysis and general brilliance to break German codes. After the war, however, they scatter, forced, like so many women, to return to the confines of "normal life.
July 27, 2013 | By Meg James
Underscoring the pitched battle to land television dramas, production of NBC's post-apocalyptic drama "Revolution" has moved halfway across the country to Austin, Texas. The first season of the J.J. Abrams-produced science fiction drama was shot in Wilmington, N.C. But this summer Warner Bros. relocated production of the hourlong show to the Lone Star state, which offers generous tax credits. NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said Saturday that scenery and storytelling also factored into the decision to shift the show to Austin.
February 27, 2014 | By James Barragan
Over 16 seasons and the 315 games he played in Major League Soccer, Matt Reis' objective was always the same. Block the shot, protect his goal. A four-time All-Star with the New England Revolution, Reis set every goalkeeping record in the club's history and established himself as one of the top keepers in the league. Last year, after tearing his left quadriceps in the playoffs, Reis called it a career and retired at 38. In his tearful retirement speech, Reis likened himself during his early days in MLS to a soccer pioneer.
February 23, 2014 | By Timothy Garton Ash
Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine's insurrectionary drama. The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go two sharply different ways. It can tear the state apart, as in Syria and the former Yugoslavia, or, if people join hands to retreat from the brink, it can weld a state-nation together, as in South Africa. A state-nation has a shared civic national identity rather than a single ethnic national identity.
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