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December 4, 1988 | LEE SIEGEL, Associated Press
As many as 6% of Americans may be so obsessed with sex it interferes with their lives, but experts can't agree how to treat these "sex addicts"--or even if they're addicts.
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March 2, 2014 | By Noel Murray
Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 Available on VOD beginning March 6 It's hard to know how to evaluate this because Lars von Trier's two-hour character sketch is, on its own, an unfinished film, ending on a cliffhanger that suggests a change of gears for the next two hours (set to come out in a few weeks). And that's not even considering the five-hour "complete" version that won't be available stateside for a while. But at the halfway point, "Nymphomaniac" is on pace to be perhaps the essential Von Trier film, pouring all his thoughts about faith, death, lust and gender relations into the story of one sick woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1996 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
High-energy whirlwind, performance artist Dan Kwong flails away at the numerous clear balloons containing fluorescent Ping-Pong balls suspended overhead. Each one he pops sends its colorful messengers of death careening into the darkness--a striking allegory of the relentless march of AIDS-infected T-cells, and one that illustrates the stylistic flair and keen intelligence in "The Dodo Vaccine," Kwong's new solo piece at Highways.
BOOKS
January 29, 1989 | Tom Clark, Clark is the author of "The Exile of Celine" (Random House)
"I build my own house that defies architecture," declares Steve Erickson's monster-hero at one point in "Tours of the Black Clock." "I've compelled the landscape of history to readjust to my visions." Big claims. But does the construction live up to that confident billing?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
With her attorney Gloria Allred at her side, model Brittanie Weaver told a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday that in secretly taking video up her dress at a pet store, Julio Mario Medal made her feel violated, humiliated and "like a piece of meat. " "This has been a time-consuming and stressful battle to protect my dignity," she said in a victim impact statement. "I was so upset by what he did to me that I missed out on career opportunities, suffered a lack of trust in those around me and withdrew from two semesters at my university.
NEWS
November 23, 1998 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The workplace has become a sexy place for many people, as men and women increasingly team up or bump into each other on the job. In fact, for plenty of people--not just Bill Clinton and Monica S. Lewinsky--the workplace has become a place to have sex. And the hanky-panky is happening in all sorts of business settings. For night janitors and others who maintain office buildings, accidentally discovering couples in embarrassing embraces is a known occupational hazard.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1996 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Angela. In this debut by writer-director Rebecca Miller (daughter of Arthur), religious mysteries become two young sisters' key to the emotional life of their erratic mother. (Tree Farm) Angels & Insects. Entomologist Mark Rylance is plunged into a web of secrets when he returns to England from his research in South America and marries Patsy Kensit. (Samuel Goldwyn Co.) Anne Frank Remembered.
NEWS
September 15, 1998 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lines light up every night on "Dr. Judy's Love Phones," a two-hour syndicated radio show broadcast five nights a week and featuring clinical psychologist Judy Kuriansky's advice on sex and relationships. Usually, callers waiting patiently behind those blinking green lights want only to talk about themselves. Not this week. They just want to talk about President Clinton and Monica S. Lewinsky--what they did and why.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1994 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This much can be said for Roman Polanski's carnal hoot-fest "Bitter Moon"--it keeps you wondering from scene to scene if the director has gone bonkers. No doubt a lot of the lunacy is intentional, but it's still lunacy. And not terribly enjoyable lunacy either. The film plays like a dirty joke that somehow got lost in the translation. Polanski, with his screenwriters Gerard Brach and John Brownjohn, must have figured that an obsessive sadomasochistic love triangle (or is it a love parallelogram?
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