September 23, 1993 |
Hot off the presses: the complete text of President Clinton's blueprint on health care reform. "The President's Health Security Plan," a 304-page paperback, started showing up in bookstores Wednesday, according to Mary Beth Roche, a publicist for Times Books. It is being sold for $8. The document previously had been available for inspection only by key staff members on Capitol Hill.
October 18, 1987
I do not completely disagree with Steve Wasserman's opinions about Noam Chomsky expressed in his review of "The Chomsky Reader" (The Book Review, Aug. 30); certainly it is true that Chomsky has been "banished to the margins of political debate." But Wasserman's conclusion that Chomsky has "little to add to the political debate over American foreign policy" is nonsense. His contention that Chomsky is unoriginal because parts of his critique are derived from the ideas of Gabriel Kolko and Herbert Marcuse misses the point that these ideas might well be what is needed in a political atmosphere that runs from the extreme right to the liberal center.
October 7, 1992 |
Tonight's "Beverly Hills, 90210" episode largely departs from tales of dating, shopping and teen-age Angst to give its version of a disquieting event of a year ago that drew national attention: Banning High School's refusal to play a football game against Dorsey following shootings at Dorsey's stadium. "The events surrounding Dorsey and Banning really saddened me," said Charles Rosin, the executive producer of Fox's popular drama (airing at 8 p.m., Channels 11 and 6).
July 22, 2008
As former editors of the Los Angeles Times Book Review (1975 through 2005), we are dismayed and troubled at the decision by Sam Zell and his managers to cease publishing the paper's Sunday Book Review. This step signals the end of an era begun 33 years ago when Otis Chandler, then the paper's publisher, announced the debut of the weekly section. Since then, the growth of the Los Angeles metropolitan region and the avidity of its numerous readers and writers has been palpable. For example, every year since its founding in 1996, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has attracted upward of 140,000 people to the UCLA campus from all walks of life throughout Southern California.
March 31, 2002
Question: Your book is selling better than Stephen King and John Grisham, and there are now more than 400,000 copies in print without benefit of any robust publicity campaign. How do you explain the book's success? Answer: After six months of being told that dissent at this time is "unpatriotic," that questioning the leader is "inappropriate" and that they had better "watch what you say, watch what you do," I think people are tired of being told that they can't be Americans.