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May 17, 1987 | Richard A. Lupoff, Lupoff is a novelist and critic whose chapbook, "Stroka Prospekt" (Coffee House Press), portrays a Sovietized future different from Voinovich's. His most recent novel is "Countersolar!" (Arbor House)
In 1982, a Russian emigre writer living in Stockdorf, West Germany, bought an expensive airline ticket and flew back to the Soviet Union via Lufthansa. The writer, Vitaly Kartsev, bore a striking resemblance to Vladimir Voinovich, a Russian emigre writer living in Stockdorf, West Germany. Kartsev's ticket was more expensive than an ordinary flight from Germany to the Soviet Union because it involved traveling 60 years into the future as well as the miles from Munich to Moscow.
How many flakes in a 24-ounce box of Corn Flakes? About 6,300. How many human-type flakes in American society? Experts have no statistical data, but all agree that people are definitely getting flakier. A flake cannot keep a commitment, no matter what. Your friend promises to help you find an apartment, but never seems to find the time. Your date says he'll call before the weekend, but doesn't quite manage to.
October 8, 1993
While I sympathize with Gloria Romero and her daughter as a result of the tragedy they endured ("Carjacking Robs a Child's Trust, and Much More," Commentary, Sept. 24), I believe her ignorance of the crucial factor behind the criminal behavior--the lack of personal responsibility--skews her proposal for eliminating the criminal threat. By suggesting that society is to blame because of its failure to deliver even more government handouts, Romero and others like her encourage criminal behavior by undermining the sanction society imposes on the criminally and morally culpable.
July 15, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
As talk of a boycott against the movie of Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" began to gain traction last week, I found myself thinking about the project not as a story, but rather as a crucible of sorts. The film has come under scrutiny because of Card's views on gay marriage, which are, at best, antediluvian and at worst an expression of prejudice at its most profound. Card is a Mormon, and from 2009 until last year, he served on the board of the National Organization for Marriage, which fought marriage rights for gay couples.
February 10, 1985 | Associated Press
Americans are more concerned about unemployment than they are about inflation, according to the American Council of Life Insurance. The Council's latest nationwide survey found that 58% of those asked believe society should work harder at solving unemployment, while 39% are more concerned about inflation.
August 21, 1988
We need a society that accepts the aging process and not one which denies the laws of nature. LORRAINE J. ROBERTS Santa Monica
August 22, 1986
Judith L. Poage has been elected president of the North County Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers.
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