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December 18, 1985 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
Growing up in Cedar Grove, N. J., Rick Smolan was, by his own description, "the classic underachiever, D-minus average, totally shy. I'd sit in class and daydream about being Superman." Then he discovered photography and "with a camera in my hands I all of a sudden felt like Superman." The same Rick Smolan, who at 35, graces the pages of the current Esquire magazine as one of 116 "Men and Women Under 40 Who Are Changing the Nation"? Smolan winced just a bit at the accolade.
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December 18, 1985 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
Growing up in Cedar Grove, N. J., Rick Smolan was, by his own description, "the classic underachiever, D-minus average, totally shy. I'd sit in class and daydream about being Superman." Then he discovered photography and "with a camera in my hands I all of a sudden felt like Superman." The same Rick Smolan, who at 35, graces the pages of the current Esquire magazine as one of 116 "Men and Women Under 40 Who Are Changing the Nation"? Smolan winced just a bit at the accolade.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2013 | By Susan King
The Weinstein Co. has acquired the U.S. rights to John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. The film had its world premiere Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival as part of the main competition and screened this past weekend at Telluride. "Tracks" will screen Sept. 10 and 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Curran is known for directing "The Painted Veil. " "Tracks" stars Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, a young woman who, in 1977, left behind her city life for a journey of self-discovery trekking with a dog and four camels across almost 2,000 miles of Australian desert.
BUSINESS
May 18, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN
Computers have found a place on most desktops. Now they're trying for a place on coffee tables as well. Photojournalist Rick Smolan, creator of the book "A Day in the Life of America" and its offshoots, turned his camera on some of the estimated 15 billion microchips in use around the world to illustrate the degree to which they've become a part of everyday life. "One Digital Day" includes pictures taken by 100 photographers in a 24-hour period last July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS
What does a prisoner in Virginia have in common with third-graders at Valerio Street Elementary in Van Nuys? They all use the Internet. It seems that the convict is trying to weasel his way out of prison by lobbying through the information superhighway, while the kids just play weekly chess matches against opponents in such faraway cities as New York.
NEWS
April 28, 1996
In your April 2 story about the spring edition of Manuscripts at Newport Beach Central Library, the program's co-chairs portray their twice-a-year series as "an alternative to the celebrity-oriented monthly Round Table West author luncheons at the Balboa Bay Club." We are always delighted to hear about programs such as the library's, with which we share a common cause to inspire young people to read more, encourage people to write and foster an appreciation to the literary arts. Frankly, the literary arts need all the help they can get today!
MAGAZINE
October 16, 1988 | David DeVoss and All photos copyright 1988 "A Day in the Life of California"
AFTER THE TABLE is cleared and the cognac begins to flow, photojournalists whose paths have crossed in distant lands tell stories long into the night. They talk about dangerous border crossings and magazine day rates, dream assignments and absent friends. Quality of light is a topic that can always drain a decanter. "Nothing compares to the honey glow of Durbar Square at dusk," a shooter partial to Katmandu will proclaim.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey
TORONTO -- At a film festival, when you're hoping to cram 20 or more movies into a week of nearly nonstop watching, by about Day 4 your brain goes into a fog -- all the faces and the stories start blurring together. I made it to Day 6. And then ... Desperate to shake it off Tuesday night, I opted for the Zen meditation of “Tracks,” the new film from John Curran. If you've seen the director's “The Painted Veil,” you know he has a way with meditative beauty in even the most difficult of circumstances.
REAL ESTATE
December 11, 1988 | Dick Turpin
The simplest form of self government in our automobile dominated life style is the familiar red and white "stop" sign. It works most of the time, despite our deplorable rate of accidents. But no kind of stop sign appears to deter newcomers to the Southland.
BUSINESS
February 9, 1996 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a San Francisco office building Thursday, editors shouted for copy, photographers phoned in from distant lands and a constant stream of random citizens insisted there were crucial stories the staff had somehow neglected to assign. Pretty normal day in the newsroom. But as soon as stories rolled into the high-tech headquarters of 24 Hours in Cyberspace they were edited, packaged, and within minutes, posted on the Internet, complete with pictures, text and audio.
NEWS
February 22, 2001 | SUSAN McLESTER, smclester@cmp.com
A New Delhi snake charmer claims to be happier than other people despite his poverty. Rastafarians in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica disagree on the finer points of heaven and reincarnation. And when it comes to single parenting, Russians are the most tolerant, Koreans the least. This information and much more comes from the Planet Project (http://www.planetproject.com/en/home.
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