October 27, 2001
I have to disagree with Mitch Kohn's letter that the WB's "Smallville" kicked off Oct. 16 with a display of homophobia (Saturday Letters, Oct. 20). He addresses two particular points: (1) Clark is quick to defend his heterosexuality to Lana. That's not a homophobic slant; that's a teenage boy trying to make time with a girl! The fact that the reference was included without disparity is open-minded. (2) Clark is hung in a cornfield and branded as a scarecrow. Kohn's analogy was Matthew Shepard.
April 21, 1985
The Calendar Letters Page on April 14 appealed--in all semi-seriousness--to the reader-masses for fresh, new ideas to help save network television. The generosity of readers has been ample and heartwarming. The least frivolous contributions are segregated in the box at the right. The rest follow. Calendar Babes! Consider these: "Miami Lice"--They're new, they're now, they're wow. Two ex-Louse Angeles detectives fight anthropods in Fun City. "Hill Street Schmooze"--It's 30 years later, and the Hill Street gang reunites to kibbitz about the days of nachis on the Hill.
June 16, 1985
What is the interest in police/detective shows? Who really wants to see these superficial farces continue? Does the good guy always have to win? I really can't wait for the day when Cagney and Lacey do not get their man or woman. Do Michael Knight and his wonder machine KITT ever just have a nice day? Shows such as "Scarecrow and Mrs. King," "Simon & Simon," "The A-Team" and "Magnum, P.I." are all alike. They are boring! Todd Peterson, Westminster
September 14, 2002
I don't know what stands out about 1962 in terms of movie history ("Cinema's Best Year? '62 ... Perhaps," by Robert W. Welkos, Sept. 9). My pick for the best year would be 1973. It was incredibly diverse and one of the last years in which originality took precedence over box-office receipts. Some examples are "Don't Look Now," "Scarecrow," "Last Tango in Paris," "Save the Tiger," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Serpico" and "The Exorcist." There was a lot of funny stuff too, such as "Paper Moon," "Sleeper," "American Graffiti," "The Last Detail" and "The Sting."
October 7, 2010
Join Pierce College in welcoming back Spookley the Square Pumpkin and his hay-stuffed handler Jack the Scarecrow in the pair's live stage show at the college's Woodland Hills campus, newly gussied up in its autumnal finest for the annual Halloween Harvest Festival. This year's festival also boasts a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, hay rides, a corn maze, a haunted house and a haunted trail. Scaredy-cats and fear junkies alike should be advised that, after dark, the festival becomes the FrightFair Scream Park, a souped-up and altogether more terrifying version of itself.
August 25, 1986 |
Being a nasty, rasty, shot 'n' a beer, three-chord rock 'n' roll band ain't easy--everybody knows what this shtick is supposed to sound like: the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Mott the Hoople. Putting the Anticlub's PA system to a paint-peeling test Friday, the Little Kings displayed not only the fierce white energy expected, but also the melodic sense that makes the quintet the reigning local contenders for the Stones' three-chord throne.