October 9, 1991 |
The Scene: Book party on Monday night at Neiman Marcus for first-time novelist and current bicoastalist (L.A./Washington, D.C.) Marylouise Oates. A former social columnist and reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Oates veers far from the social whirl in "Making Peace" (Warner Books) to write about the '60s anti-war movement. (In a former life, Oates was a press aide to Sen. Eugene McCarthy's 1968 presidential campaign and worked for the Vietnam Moratorium.) Author tranquillity rating: Low.
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April 23, 1986 |
Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston has decided to get the jump on the Republicans before they can choose his opponent in the June 3 primary by going on television next month to "define the issues." Cranston has only token opposition in the Democratic primary. His manager, Darry Sragow, said, "We have always planned to run our own race irrespective of the Republicans. This is an ideal time to underscore the differences between Alan Cranston and the entire Republican field."
October 31, 1986 |
The Wolfman is mad. And he says to Alan Cranston, "I'm gonna getcha." It all started when Robert Shrum and David Doak, who make TV commercials for Democratic Sen. Cranston's reelection campaign, were looking for one more ad to draw attention to the inconsistent stands that Cranston's Republican opponent, Rep. Ed Zschau, has taken on some issues. Why not "Ed Zschau's greatest flip-flops?" they mused as they brainstormed late one night in Washington.
July 8, 2007
Fiction Nonfiction *--* Weeks on list 1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 6 (Riverhead: $25.95) Two Afghan women struggle to survive jihad, civil war and Taliban tyranny. 2. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (Nan A. 4 Talese/Doubleday: $22) A couple face a cruel reality on their wedding night. 3. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich (St. 1 Martin's: $27.95) Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is the prime suspect in her ex-husband's alleged murder. 4.
June 10, 1998 |
CULTURE 101: Perhaps the inside-the-Beltway problem has less to do with the real people who live here than the elected people who come here--and maintain their, uh, "unique" Beltway perspective long after leaving the nation's capital. Take, for example, the widely respected Warren B. Rudman, the New Hampshire Republican who retired from the Senate more than five years ago. The co-chairman of the anti-deficit Concord Coalition remains rather out of touch with popular culture.
February 26, 1988 |
In case anybody is watching, California's U.S. Senate race will flicker across TV screens next week, fully nine months before the election, as the leading candidates, Republican Sen. Pete Wilson and Democratic challenger Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy, scramble to make the first, formative imprint on the voters. Their rush to television is a sign of the image problems two unglamorous campaigners anticipate in a year when voters will be thinking about a presidential race.