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April 18, 2002 | Adam Bregman
* The painter, whose photo-realistic, cartoon-like works appeared in MOCA's 1991 "Helter Skelter" show, has an anthology of his underground comics coming out later this year, "Hysteria and Remission." American Food: Over on Pico Boulevard, just west of La Cienega, there's a lunch and breakfast place called Nick's Coffee Shop. It's been there since 1946. It's like an old American, classic, Norman Rockwell diner--and those are really hard to find.
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SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Shaquille O'Neal is being investigated by Atlanta police in connection with the alleged assault of a co-worker at Turner Studios last year. The "NBA on TNT" analyst, who won three championships with the Lakers and another with the Miami Heat, has been accused of tackle-punching Robert Williams at the studio on May 9, 2013, according to the police report. "Shaquille O'Neal ran out of a room and hit me with a tackle punch to the back knocking me down and falling on top of me injuring my neck and back," Williams told police, according to the report.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1997 | BURT A. FOLKART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert W. Williams, the persistent patriarch of the Tuskegee Airmen, who spent 43 years bringing the significance of that all-black flight squadron to the public's attention, has died. Williams was 75 when he died Monday at his Pasadena home, his daughter, Robin Wood, said Wednesday.
MAGAZINE
January 11, 2004 | Christina Dalton
Juxtapoz, the art magazine devoted to the upstart genre loosely known as "lowbrow," turns 10 this month. The brainchild of artist Robert Williams, primary founder and a San Fernando Valley resident, the glossy bimonthly gives the raspberry to academia-approved conceptualism. Juxtapoz celebrates instead the figurative, unashamedly decorative pop aesthetic pioneered by patron saints such as the late Southern California-based hot rod artists Von Dutch and Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. From tattooing and underground comics to lowrider cars, black velvet and pinup art, the flaming eyeballs rule at a periodical where "retinal gratification" is by way of a sacred trust.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert "Big Sandy" Williams and his band, the Fly-Rite Boys, are winging it separately with two upcoming side-project CDs that Williams says are designed to explore new styles and buy time while the full ensemble comes up with material for its next album and ponders a record deal. "Big Sandy Presents His Fly-Rite Boys," released this week, features the five instrumental aces who usually back the creamy-voiced Williams.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1990 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Among the more provocative percolating art trends threatening to explode in the '90s is an irreverent "low art" style that explores the adolescence of the American male.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1986
Robert Williams has joined Founders Title Co. as a major account manager.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1986
There goes the Academy again! Overlooking a film as beautiful as "Color Purple" is a travesty of justice. I'd like to nominate it as the best movie to not win a single Oscar. Hats off and thumbs up for everyone involved in great moviemaking . . . in spite of the Academy's scrub. ROBERT WILLIAMS Sante
SPORTS
April 19, 2003
I'm not going to get too excited about quarterback John David Booty skipping his senior year of high school to attend USC. He'll probably turn pro after his sophomore year. Remember, he's on the fast track toward booty. There is no fast track to education. He'll have to learn that the hard, slow way. Robert Williams Monterey Park Any bets out there for John David Booty to also skip his senior year at USC for the pros? Ben Kramer Chino
SPORTS
April 19, 2003
I'm not going to get too excited about quarterback John David Booty skipping his senior year of high school to attend USC. He'll probably turn pro after his sophomore year. Remember, he's on the fast track toward booty. There is no fast track to education. He'll have to learn that the hard, slow way. Robert Williams Monterey Park Any bets out there for John David Booty to also skip his senior year at USC for the pros? Ben Kramer Chino
BOOKS
January 26, 2003 | Adam Bresnick, Adam Bresnick writes for several publications, including the (London) Times Literary Supplement.
Above all, the underground comix of the late 1960s and early 1970s were dirty. Unlike the newspaper strips of the era, which featured clean lines and obvious gags, underground comix were jam-packed with scuzzy, hallucinatory images, offering surreal plot lines that often veered toward incoherence.
BOOKS
August 25, 2002 | JANICE P. NIMURA, Janice P. Nimura is a contributor to numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.
Scott Weidensaul ranks among an elite group of writer-naturalists--Bruce Chatwin, John McPhee and David Quammen come to mind--whose straightforward eloquence elevates ecology to the level of philosophy. Weidensaul never holds forth; he describes and explains as if you were hiking next to him, and, at least until you close the book and start thinking seriously about mosquitoes, scorpions and leaking tents, you wish you could sign on for his next field trip.
NEWS
April 18, 2002 | Adam Bregman
* The painter, whose photo-realistic, cartoon-like works appeared in MOCA's 1991 "Helter Skelter" show, has an anthology of his underground comics coming out later this year, "Hysteria and Remission." American Food: Over on Pico Boulevard, just west of La Cienega, there's a lunch and breakfast place called Nick's Coffee Shop. It's been there since 1946. It's like an old American, classic, Norman Rockwell diner--and those are really hard to find.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
F our hundred classic cars, all pre-1972, will be lining six closed blocks of Glendale's Brand Boulevard Saturday evening for the 8th Annual Glendale Cruise Night. More than 35,000 people are expected at the five-hour event. Presented by the city of Glendale, Cruise Night will feature such vintage vehicles as '32 Fords, '56 T-Birds, '57 Chevys, '65 Mustangs and many other classics. Entertainment will be provided by oldies groups the Safaris ("Wipe Out") and the Champs ("Tequila").
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | KINNEY LITTLEFIELD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Still crazy after all these years. And still cool, in a golden-oldies kind of way. On view at Cal State Fullerton's Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Robert Williams' recent paintings are lusciously loony, culturally subversive and cartoonishly explosive. They come from the same masterfully manic mind-set as his earlier work in the infamous bad-boys-and-girls exhibit "Helter Skelter" at the Temporary Contemporary space of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 1992.
MAGAZINE
January 11, 2004 | Christina Dalton
Juxtapoz, the art magazine devoted to the upstart genre loosely known as "lowbrow," turns 10 this month. The brainchild of artist Robert Williams, primary founder and a San Fernando Valley resident, the glossy bimonthly gives the raspberry to academia-approved conceptualism. Juxtapoz celebrates instead the figurative, unashamedly decorative pop aesthetic pioneered by patron saints such as the late Southern California-based hot rod artists Von Dutch and Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. From tattooing and underground comics to lowrider cars, black velvet and pinup art, the flaming eyeballs rule at a periodical where "retinal gratification" is by way of a sacred trust.
SPORTS
September 22, 1992 | Associated Press
The Dallas Cowboys put defensive back Robert Williams and running back Curvin Richards on injured reserve. Coach Jimmy Johnson said Williams will probably be out four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Richards could miss about three weeks to give his kidney, which was injured during the exhibition season, a chance to heal.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2001 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Artist Jeff Gillette takes heart that he's not alone in melding his fascination with pop culture and fine art. His idol, he thinks, would approve. "Robert Williams was my introduction to art, period," said Gillette, 41, a Cal State Fullerton graduate art student. Williams, an underground comic-book illustrator of the 1960s, crossed over to the fine-art world as a painter, taking his "low art" to new heights and paving the way for like-minded artists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I put this off all my life." So reads the self-written epitaph of the unusual man who was a gofer for Lucky Lindy, a publicist for Bette Davis, a student of aerodynamics, a cameraman who pioneered helicopter photography, a golf doctor, a macaroni mogul and a mortgage lender. Robert William, who headed the Western United States' largest pasta manufacturing company for 30 years, died Dec. 7 of leukemia and pneumonia at his home in Hancock Park. He was 86.
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