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June 16, 2005 | Kavita Daswani, Special to The Times
If there is one thing that especially irks first-time writer-producer Ruth Epstein about Wall Street, it is the way in which that world -- and the people who inhabit it -- are portrayed in Hollywood: as greedy, evil and utterly ruthless. "Everybody has these heinous stereotypes about Wall Street, and it just isn't true. I find [movies such as] 'Boiler Room' infuriating. A lot of the people I know who work on Wall Street are concerned about the environment and democratic causes.
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June 16, 2005 | Kavita Daswani, Special to The Times
If there is one thing that especially irks first-time writer-producer Ruth Epstein about Wall Street, it is the way in which that world -- and the people who inhabit it -- are portrayed in Hollywood: as greedy, evil and utterly ruthless. "Everybody has these heinous stereotypes about Wall Street, and it just isn't true. I find [movies such as] 'Boiler Room' infuriating. A lot of the people I know who work on Wall Street are concerned about the environment and democratic causes.
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June 17, 2005 | Carina Chocano;Kevin Thomas
In "The Perfect Man," the moon exists "to remind us that each day has the potential for beauty." This according to Jean (Heather Locklear), a fancy-cake baker and single mother of two who would be better off remembering that each day has the potential for medication. Jean is a serial monogamist with a penchant for losers. Every time one dumps her, she picks up the family and moves.
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August 13, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
For extramarital lovers, the characters in John Curran's "We Don't Live Here Anymore" spend a lot of time talking about their spouses. Jack (Mark Ruffalo) and Edith (Naomi Watts) are cheating on Terry (Laura Dern) and Hank (Peter Krause), respectively. Jack and Hank and Edith and Terry are best friends, but that value-added anti-adultery incentive seems wasted on them. Jack and Edith pass the time between woodland bonks idly wondering whether Hank and Terry will sleep together too.
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May 21, 1995 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruth Seymour is in a funk. She's half an hour late for dinner, famished, but in no mood to eat, let alone be interviewed. "Maybe this was a bad idea," she says, barely audible above the din of Hal's Bar & Grill, a favorite Venice hangout. She relents and orders a salad anyway. It's been a rough day and the woman who shaped public radio station KCRW in her own image needs time to decompress.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2005
May 13 Brothers Drama IFC Films With: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen The idea: A Danish soldier and family man welcomes back his ex-con sibling before being deployed to Afghanistan. Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen Director: Susanne Bier * So? Wounds of war, Dogme style A Hole in One Drama Beach Hill Films With: Michelle Williams, Meat Loaf Aday, Bill Raymond The idea: A young woman considers a transorbital lobotomy to solve her problems in 1953.
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July 18, 2001 | BETTIJANE LEVINE and J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Katharine Graham, the tough-minded media giant who led the Washington Post through the publishing minefields of the Watergate scandal and the Pentagon Papers and ultimately became the most powerful woman in American newspapers, died Tuesday in Boise, Idaho. She was 84. Graham sustained head injuries in a fall Saturday while on a business trip to Sun Valley, Idaho. She underwent surgery but never regained consciousness.
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