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July 31, 2010
'Rubicon' Where: AMC When: 8 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-14-L (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with an advisory for coarse language)
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April 2, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
Perhaps the best ad for Los Angeles online advertising platform the Rubicon Project is that its shares shot up 37% on its first day of trading. Rubicon on Wednesday began offering shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RUBI, opening at a price of $17.50 a share, 17% higher than its offering price of $15.  The Playa Vista company sold nearly 6.8 million shares. Its IPO priced at $101.6 million, at the low end of expectations. But shares quickly surged and were up 37% to $20.63 shortly after 10 a.m. PDT. VIDEO: Unboxing the $49.99 Roku Streaming Stick Company executives were in New York to ring the opening bell.
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BUSINESS
December 11, 2009
2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4 Base price: $32,050 Price, as tested: $37,745 Powertrain: 3.8-liter OHV V-6; four-speed automatic transmission; two-speed transfer case; part-time four-wheel drive with locking front and rear differentials. Horsepower: 202 at 5,200 rpm Torque: 237 pound-feet Curb weight: 4,340 pounds 0-60 mph: 10 seconds Wheelbase: 116.0 inches Overall length: 183.7 inches EPA fuel economy: 15/19, city/highway Final thoughts: A stone ax for when you need one
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
As if transforming philosophical debate into a high-stakes drama wasn't enough theatrical alchemy, Cormac McCarthy's riveting two-hander, “The Sunset Limited,” at Ventura's Rubicon Theatre eloquently frames the age-old faith versus reason conflict in crisp, resonant terms that shun familiar clichéd arguments - this is no country for old stereotypes. In a squalid Harlem tenement, a suicidal, atheistic college professor (Joe Spano) squares off against the ex-con-turned-preacher (Tucker Smallwood)
BUSINESS
December 11, 2009 | Dan Neil
In November, during a marathon eight-hour press conference I'm delighted to have missed, Fiat Chairman Sergio Marchionne outlined how Fiat and its new corporate holding Chrysler would collaborate on future products. It comes down to this: Fiat will build compact cars for Chrysler. Chrysler will build mid-size and large vehicles for Fiat. And both companies will sell in the other's home markets. From now on it's the Fiat-Chrysler Italian-American Friendship Society. Shiny suits for everybody.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2010 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
With its new series, "Rubicon," AMC appears to have set itself the challenge of mounting a show even slower than its "Mad Men." And it has succeeded. Created and partially written by Jason Horwitch (NBC's "Third Watch"-related series "Medical Investigation"), it has clearly been made to recall the classic conspiracy thrillers of old, and slightly less old, from "The 39 Steps" to "Three Days of the Condor." Will Travers (James Badge Dale) is Hitchcock's above-average average man, thrust into a mystery that upends his world and imbues every unexpected noise and peripherally glimpsed movement with threat.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2010
If dapper dudes in '60s suits aren't your thing, you can talk about "Rubicon." Sometimes Don Draper gets all the attention. Now AMC is putting some eggs in the "Rubicon" basket. The new mystery drama centers on Will Travers, an intelligence analyst who uncovers codes for a living but, after an untimely death, begins to suspect that the people in his agency are part of a secret society with the power to manipulate world events at an epic scale. Talk about conspiracy theories.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010
"The Simpsons," the longest-running comedy in TV history, has been renewed for a 23rd season. Fox on Thursday announced the renewal, which would bring the series total to 515 episodes. "Like many 22-year-olds, 'The Simpsons' is extremely happy remaining at home, on Fox, and hopes it doesn't have to go out into the real world for many years to come," said executive producer Al Jean. Fans of the series will have something else to celebrate this Thanksgiving when Fox airs the world broadcast premiere of "The Simpsons" movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It was a somewhat dispiriting fall to be a TV critic. That is not to say there were no good new shows, or that individual good work was not done on less good shows. "What's good this season?" people would ask. " 'Terriers' is good," I would reply, to which I can now add, "and it's been canceled. " Or I'd say, " 'Rubicon' is good. " And that's gone too Like everything else, TV comes in waves: There are peaks and troughs, periods of renaissance and periods of decadence, of expansion and retraction, of innovation followed by imitation.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2010 | By Lisa Rosen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Made in Dagenham" is a British import as cheeky and charming as a Mini Cooper, although a Ford might be more fitting. The based-on-a-true story is set in the '60s in Dagenham, a dreary company town in England, that company being Ford Motors. While thousands of men churn out autos in gleaming new factories, 187 women toil in decrepit conditions, sewing the cars' seats and interiors. After their work status is downgraded to unskilled, with commensurate pay reduction, the ladies decide to take action against their bosses.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2012 | By Philip Brandes
Dazzling repartee between the pair of divorced sophisticates at the center of “Private Lives” is one reason Noël Coward's 1930 comedy of bad manners never goes out of style - though not the only one. Among frequent revivals, the Rubicon Theatre/Laguna Playhouse co-production stands out in capturing the profound and sometimes painful emotional currents that seethe beneath the witty bon mots lobbed with impeccable panache by ex-spouses Elyot (Joseph...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2012 | By Philip Brandes
“What good is freedom if you can't do nothing with it?” demands the superb Anthony J. Haney as former Underground Railroad conductor Solly Two Kings in an early defining moment of Rubicon Theatre's solid and at times soul-stirring revival of August Wilson's “Gem of the Ocean.” No dramatist has explored the burdens of freedom in greater depth than Wilson, whose epic 10-play “Pittsburgh Cycle” portraying the struggles and unfulfilled dreams...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It was a somewhat dispiriting fall to be a TV critic. That is not to say there were no good new shows, or that individual good work was not done on less good shows. "What's good this season?" people would ask. " 'Terriers' is good," I would reply, to which I can now add, "and it's been canceled. " Or I'd say, " 'Rubicon' is good. " And that's gone too Like everything else, TV comes in waves: There are peaks and troughs, periods of renaissance and periods of decadence, of expansion and retraction, of innovation followed by imitation.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010
"The Simpsons," the longest-running comedy in TV history, has been renewed for a 23rd season. Fox on Thursday announced the renewal, which would bring the series total to 515 episodes. "Like many 22-year-olds, 'The Simpsons' is extremely happy remaining at home, on Fox, and hopes it doesn't have to go out into the real world for many years to come," said executive producer Al Jean. Fans of the series will have something else to celebrate this Thanksgiving when Fox airs the world broadcast premiere of "The Simpsons" movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2010 | By Lisa Rosen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Made in Dagenham" is a British import as cheeky and charming as a Mini Cooper, although a Ford might be more fitting. The based-on-a-true story is set in the '60s in Dagenham, a dreary company town in England, that company being Ford Motors. While thousands of men churn out autos in gleaming new factories, 187 women toil in decrepit conditions, sewing the cars' seats and interiors. After their work status is downgraded to unskilled, with commensurate pay reduction, the ladies decide to take action against their bosses.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2010
If dapper dudes in '60s suits aren't your thing, you can talk about "Rubicon." Sometimes Don Draper gets all the attention. Now AMC is putting some eggs in the "Rubicon" basket. The new mystery drama centers on Will Travers, an intelligence analyst who uncovers codes for a living but, after an untimely death, begins to suspect that the people in his agency are part of a secret society with the power to manipulate world events at an epic scale. Talk about conspiracy theories.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2008 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
In an attempt to create in Southern California the bucolic summer theater atmosphere that has spelled success for Massachusetts' Williamstown festival and others, Ventura's Rubicon Theatre is announcing ambitious plans for an annual 10-day International Theatre Festival to launch its first season in the theater's seaside hometown in July 2009. The nonprofit festival, estimated to cost $1 million annually, will present an abbreviated "preview" this summer, July 17-27.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1997 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
In "Rubicon," at the Coast Playhouse, playwright Gene Franklin Smith attempts a sophisticated dialectic about the dangers of extremist orthodoxy in politics. Yet overly simplistic characters and a cop-out plot reduce a potentially compelling exchange to polemics. Sworn in as president after his chief's untimely death, former Vice President Ethan Whitman (a heartfelt Jon Powell) must deflect a conservative uprising led by ultra-rightist Senate Majority Leader Walter Crush (Dennis Pfister).
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2010
'Rubicon' Where: AMC When: 8 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-14-L (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with an advisory for coarse language)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2010 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
With its new series, "Rubicon," AMC appears to have set itself the challenge of mounting a show even slower than its "Mad Men." And it has succeeded. Created and partially written by Jason Horwitch (NBC's "Third Watch"-related series "Medical Investigation"), it has clearly been made to recall the classic conspiracy thrillers of old, and slightly less old, from "The 39 Steps" to "Three Days of the Condor." Will Travers (James Badge Dale) is Hitchcock's above-average average man, thrust into a mystery that upends his world and imbues every unexpected noise and peripherally glimpsed movement with threat.
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