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September 28, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Not only did Sen. Ted Cruz's “filibuster” against Obamacare fail, but his choice of reading material during the 21-hour talkathon -- or as my colleague Paul Whitefield called it, “ the first [speech] of his 2016 presidential bid ” -- didn't exactly sync with Cruz's worldview. The tea party firebrand read the Dr. Seuss book “Green Eggs and Ham,” to which Op-Ed contributor Peter Dreier says: “He clearly missed its message.” In our Opinion pages, Dreier writes: In the Seuss tale, Sam-I-Am, a lover of green eggs and ham, tries to persuade a friend to try them.
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NEWS
September 28, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Not only did Sen. Ted Cruz's “filibuster” against Obamacare fail, but his choice of reading material during the 21-hour talkathon -- or as my colleague Paul Whitefield called it, “ the first [speech] of his 2016 presidential bid ” -- didn't exactly sync with Cruz's worldview. The tea party firebrand read the Dr. Seuss book “Green Eggs and Ham,” to which Op-Ed contributor Peter Dreier says: “He clearly missed its message.” In our Opinion pages, Dreier writes: In the Seuss tale, Sam-I-Am, a lover of green eggs and ham, tries to persuade a friend to try them.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2005 | David C. Nichols
"A Dr. Jeuss Christmas" arrives just in time to trash seasonal kids' fare, completely in rhyme. This ruthlessly renegade holiday spoof sends up Dr. Seuss as it raises the roof. The script is the work of an author unnamed, who riffs on Ted Geisel with wit that's untamed. On Katherine Morrison's weirdly warped set, it's one day to Christmas, but don't relax yet. Meet the degenerate Fitzgivens tots, who spout twisted verses and think scary thoughts.
OPINION
September 27, 2013 | By Peter Dreier
Sen. Ted Cruz has egg on his face. Green egg. On Tuesday, during his 21-hour marathon "filibuster" against Obamacare, he read aloud to his daughters back home the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham. " But he clearly missed its message. In the Seuss tale, Sam-I-Am, a lover of green eggs and ham, tries to persuade a friend to try them. But the man resists. He resists so persistently and so adamantly that he ends up sounding a lot like the Republicans on Capitol Hill who are determined to defund President Obama's healthcare law. But in the Seuss story, the man is finally persuaded to try the offending eggs and ham, and, much to his surprise, he loves them.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2012 | Kenneth Turan, FILM CRITIC
Movies always have monkeyed around with their source material -- a 1930 version of "Moby Dick" had Ahab kill the whale and return home to his girlfriend -- but it's hard to remember one that actually apologized before the fact for what it was about to do. The new 3-D animated "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" begins with that fuzzy orange creature, amiably voiced by Danny DeVito, stepping out in front of a theater curtain to announce "there's more to...
NEWS
November 6, 1994 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's so hot on the small sound stage where TNT's "In Search of Dr. Seuss" is shooting, you could probably cook green eggs and ham on the floor. It certainly isn't fit for a Cat in the Hat. Poor Matt Frewer, who plays Dr. Seuss' wily feline, is perspiring buckets attired in a furry cat suit and top hat. Kathy Najimy, who plays the inquisitive reporter in the documentary about the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dr. Seuss (a.k.a.
NEWS
March 9, 1999
Question from March 2: Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodor Geisel, was born March 2, 1904. To commemorate his life's work, we ask that you submit a Seuss-style stanza. On this freeway, the 405, Cars are stopped, I cannot drive! I think I'll need to walk instead, Or better yet--go back to bed! --PAM SCHULZ, Culver City You know it's been a bad day Driving kids every which way When wherever you sit Whatever the chair You reach for the seat belt To find it's not there.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013 | By David Pagel
Tostep into “Sheep's Head,” Matt Wedel's magnificent exhibition at L.A. Louver, is to feel as if you have fallen, like Alice, through the looking glass. Just inside the entrance stands a 10-foot-tall lamb with a human head that's too big for its body. Made of gorgeously glazed ceramic, the massive icon stares off in three-quarter profile, dwarfing visitors while reminding us what life looked like when we were  3 feet tall: bigger and better than it does now, our experiences of its highs and lows filled with more innocent intensity than we can remember, much less recapture.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2008
All in This Tea | Documentary on tea expert David Lee Hoffman. Beaufort | An Israeli army unit withdraws from Lebanon. Doomsday | A team of specialists enters a quarantined city. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! | Jim Carrey and Steve Carell head this adaptation of the children's classic. Dying to Live | Filmmaker chronicles his battle with a heart condition. Flash Point | Mixed martial arts saga. Funny Games | Michael Haneke remakes his disturbing 1997 film. Never Back Down | A teen turns to mixed martial arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2010 | Karen Wada
It isn't easy being green ? especially when you're playing that shaggy, sneering holiday antihero, the Grinch. "This is one exhausting role," says Jeff Skowron, who stars in " Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. "But it's a lot of fun. " The musical, a 13-year tradition at the Globe, is based on the 1957 children's story about the conniving creature who tries to keep Christmas from coming to Whoville by swiping the town's presents, food and decorations.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2013 | By Emily Keeler
What does "Green Eggs and Ham" have in common with Obamacare? Ask Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). A sneakered Cruz took to the Senate floor on Tuesday at 2:40 p.m. Though he appeared to be engaged in an epic filibuster to keep the Senate from making a decision on Obamacare, according to Senate rules Cruz must clear the floor by noon EDT Wednesday, when a decision will be made regardless of his remarks. It would appear that Cruz's marathon speech on the Senate floor is ultimately just for kicks.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A traveling selection of hats, helmets, bonnets and caps once owned by Dr. Seuss makes a SoCal stop at a Laguna Beach art gallery on Friday. Photo Gallery: 7 things you didn't know about Dr. Seuss The touring "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!" exhibit is part of a year-long celebration to mark the 75 th anniversary of Theodor "Seuss" Geisel's second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins ," (and the one I credit wi th sparking my life-long love of hats)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013 | By David Pagel
Tostep into “Sheep's Head,” Matt Wedel's magnificent exhibition at L.A. Louver, is to feel as if you have fallen, like Alice, through the looking glass. Just inside the entrance stands a 10-foot-tall lamb with a human head that's too big for its body. Made of gorgeously glazed ceramic, the massive icon stares off in three-quarter profile, dwarfing visitors while reminding us what life looked like when we were  3 feet tall: bigger and better than it does now, our experiences of its highs and lows filled with more innocent intensity than we can remember, much less recapture.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
In commemoration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, I sat on the floor of my 8-year-old daughter's room, before her bookcase. Theodor Seuss Geisel, who died in 1991, took the pen name Dr. Seuss when he was a student at Dartmouth College in the 1920s. He went on to publish more than 40 children's books. This March 2 is his 109th birthday, a day now celebrated as “Read Across America Day.” In our family, as in many others, Dr. Seuss has a special place. My daughter, the youngest of our three children, is the inheritor of our Dr. Seuss collection - from the bestselling “Green Eggs and Ham” to “Great Day for Up,” which is lesser-known but no less beloved in our family.
NEWS
July 14, 2012 | By Leon Logothetis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” --Dr Seuss   The Mongol Rally, a 10,000-mile road trip from Britain to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, is about adventure, charity, fun and a rather large dose of danger. The launch party extravaganza was all about the fun side of this epic journey. The craziness. The camaraderie and the mad hatter costumes. Pure unadulterated silliness to be precise, and it was exactly what the doctor ordered, especially if the doctor is named Seuss.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
In one of the biggest box-office upsets of the year, a mustachioed orange cartoon creature brought down a brawny loinclothed space warrior at the multiplex. Last weekend's No. 1 film, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," claimed the top spot again. The animated 3-D environmental tale for families collected an additional $39.1 million, according to an estimate from distributor Universal Pictures. The movie has now grossed a robust $122 million in just 10 days of release. Meanwhile, the $250-million-plus "John Carter" debuted with a disappointing $30.6 million this weekend, as fanboys failed to gravitate toward the 3-D fantasy epic that has been under a cloud of bad buzz for months.
NEWS
July 14, 2012 | By Leon Logothetis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” --Dr Seuss   The Mongol Rally, a 10,000-mile road trip from Britain to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, is about adventure, charity, fun and a rather large dose of danger. The launch party extravaganza was all about the fun side of this epic journey. The craziness. The camaraderie and the mad hatter costumes. Pure unadulterated silliness to be precise, and it was exactly what the doctor ordered, especially if the doctor is named Seuss.
NEWS
March 3, 2005 | Liane Bonin, Special to The Times
Green eggs and ham, a cat in the hat and ... "unorthodox" taxidermy? If that last entry in the Dr. Seuss pantheon seems a tad "Silence of the Lambs" for your taste, take heart: Though "The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective and National Touring Exhibition" at the Sarah Bain Gallery in Brea promises to reveal the "secret" art of the famed children's book author, what's on display is simply grown-up stuff, not nightmare material. Not surprisingly, Dr. Seuss, a.k.a.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2012 | Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"John Carter,"Walt Disney Studios' $250-million-plus fantasy epic, is poised to disappear into a box-office black hole. The film's premiere this weekend will probably be upstaged by the nation's current No. 1, the animated 3-D hit"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. " The family film, which opened last weekend with $70.2 million, could bring in as much as $40 million this round, whereas pre-release audience surveys indicate that "John Carter" may sell only $20 million to $25 million worth of tickets over the three-day period.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" posted the biggest opening of the year at the box office over the weekend, evidence that moviegoers were eager for a family film. The animated 3-D environmental tale greatly exceeded industry expectations, raking in $70.7 million, according to an estimate from distributor Universal Pictures. Meanwhile, the weekend's other new release, a polar opposite for families, the R-rated party flick "Project X," collected a healthy $20.8 million. As a result of the robust ticket sales, receipts were up 26% as compared with the same weekend last year.
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