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July 30, 2009 | Michael Ordona
Some people talk with their hands. Robert Hoffman talks with his fingers extending from the hands, flowing from the arms and the trunk. But the classically trained dancer, award-winning hip-hop choreographer and rubber-boned scene stealer of "Aliens in the Attic" isn't waxing balletic with those dexterous digits; he's describing prank videos in which he scares the bejesus out of total strangers.
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July 30, 2009 | Michael Ordona
Some people talk with their hands. Robert Hoffman talks with his fingers extending from the hands, flowing from the arms and the trunk. But the classically trained dancer, award-winning hip-hop choreographer and rubber-boned scene stealer of "Aliens in the Attic" isn't waxing balletic with those dexterous digits; he's describing prank videos in which he scares the bejesus out of total strangers.
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July 23, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Robert C. Hoffman, founder of York Barbell Corp., the nation's leading maker of Olympic-style weightlifting equipment, died Thursday at York Hospital. He was 86. Hoffman coached U.S. Olympic weightlifting teams from 1948 to 1956.
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August 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert K. Hoffman, 59, who co-founded National Lampoon magazine while an undergraduate at Harvard University and became a successful businessman and art patron, died of leukemia Sunday at a Dallas hospital. Hoffman and two fellow students started National Lampoon in 1969 and the next year he served as managing editor of the satirical publication that pushed the bounds of outrageous humor.
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December 13, 1987
Re: Fullerton's Hillcrest war memorial: It was gratifying to read that there is still some interest left in our country's history with the ceremonies commemorating the 46th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The mass media apparently choose to ignore this infamous day as if we had been the aggressors rather than the victims. Living through those frightening times was difficult for all of us. Man's inhumanity toward man should not be cast aside and forgotten. We need reminders to help prevent recurrences of such tragic incidents.
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March 18, 1991
Concerning "Numbers Don't Add Up in Review of Math Show," the March 11 Counterpunch article by Robert Hoffman, a producer for the educational classroom series "Futures With Jaime Escalante": In contrast with Hoffman's rejoinder, I think that Lynne Heffley's review performed a distinct service to schoolchildren. As one who has produced educational films, I have pondered the challenge of dealing with math phobia. I don't know how one would approach it, but neither do Hoffman et al. I viewed one of the episodes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert K. Hoffman, 59, who co-founded National Lampoon magazine while an undergraduate at Harvard University and became a successful businessman and art patron, died of leukemia Sunday at a Dallas hospital. Hoffman and two fellow students started National Lampoon in 1969 and the next year he served as managing editor of the satirical publication that pushed the bounds of outrageous humor.
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September 27, 1996 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arthur Bjorn Egeli's semiautobiographical "Unconditional Love" glows with an aura of emotional and intellectual authenticity that lifts it above conventional coming-of-age stories. It also benefits from its inviting Cape Cod settings, gracefully photographed by Teresa Medina, and from its carefully selected cast. It's a modest, low-budget little movie with an admirable simplicity of style that tackles some of life's big questions honestly.
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June 30, 2008 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Long Beach has been preening its oceanfront image for more than a decade by pouring money and support into a wealth of new projects on its shores: a $117-million aquarium, gleaming Miami Beach-style condominium towers, a waterfront shopping center with sea-themed eateries, such as Gladstone's and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. What's missing amid all this sea fever, some say, is a Southern California style seashore.
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September 6, 1986
A 24-year-old Sylmar man was stabbed to death, but investigators have not been able to determine a motive or suspect in the slaying, Los Angeles police said Friday. The man, Robert Hoffman, was found dead by patrol officers at his house in the 14400 block of Astoria Street about 4 p.m. Thursday, Lt. Bob Stemples said. The investigation is continuing, Stemples said.
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March 18, 1991
Concerning "Numbers Don't Add Up in Review of Math Show," the March 11 Counterpunch article by Robert Hoffman, a producer for the educational classroom series "Futures With Jaime Escalante": In contrast with Hoffman's rejoinder, I think that Lynne Heffley's review performed a distinct service to schoolchildren. As one who has produced educational films, I have pondered the challenge of dealing with math phobia. I don't know how one would approach it, but neither do Hoffman et al. I viewed one of the episodes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1987
Re: Fullerton's Hillcrest war memorial: It was gratifying to read that there is still some interest left in our country's history with the ceremonies commemorating the 46th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The mass media apparently choose to ignore this infamous day as if we had been the aggressors rather than the victims. Living through those frightening times was difficult for all of us. Man's inhumanity toward man should not be cast aside and forgotten. We need reminders to help prevent recurrences of such tragic incidents.
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July 23, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Robert C. Hoffman, founder of York Barbell Corp., the nation's leading maker of Olympic-style weightlifting equipment, died Thursday at York Hospital. He was 86. Hoffman coached U.S. Olympic weightlifting teams from 1948 to 1956.
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February 15, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"In the Realm of Ideas," an exhibition of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, has begun a two-year trek tour around the country--including a 1990 stop in San Diego. The exhibition features about 160 works ranging from drawings and photographs to models by Wright. "The aim is to explore the ideas underlying Frank Lloyd Wright's work," said Robert Hoffman, chairman of the exhibition committee at the Dallas Museum of Art, first to show the exhibition.
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December 26, 1993 | RICHARD STAYTON
Two Times theater reviewers offer their lists of the Top 10 smaller theater productions of 1993: 1. "The Tavern," written by George M. Cohan, Matrix Theatre Company 2. "Equus," Peter Shaffer, West Coast Ensemble 3. "Naked at the Coast," Naked Angels, Coast Playhouse 4. "Northern Lights," John Robert Hoffman, Egyptian Arena Theatre 5. "You Can't Take It With You," George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart, Colony Playhouse 6. "The Boys in the Band," Mart Crowley, Fountain Theatre 7.
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