February 20, 2011 |
Strings Attached A Novel Judy Blundell Scholastic Press: 320 pp., $17.99 It's a truism that opposites attract. Whether it's the generous and the needy, the virtuous and corrupt, it's typically equal and opposite forces that coalesce and force change. It's the underbelly of this perennial truth that shapes the young adult mystery "Strings Attached," where the opposites in question are a mobster and a showgirl. Aging men who chase beautiful young women don't always net their catch, regardless of their bank accounts or social standing.
December 27, 2009 |
Bleak. Misanthropic. Sadistic. Unsettling. That's a sampling of adjectives that have attached themselves over the years to the films of Michael Haneke, whose latest award-winning feature, "The White Ribbon," opens Wednesday in Los Angeles. And those are from writers who admire the beauty, severity and mental prowess of the Austro-German director's work. Haneke's craftsmanship displays a switchblade-sharp precision and sang-froid intellectualism that causes reviewers to utter the hallowed words "Alfred Hitchcock."
October 3, 2013 |
Hot on the heels of the surprise success of "Instructions Not Included," which quickly became the all-time highest-grossing Spanish language film in the U.S., comes another movie aimed at the same audience. "Pulling Strings," also being released by "Instructions" distributor Pantelion Films, looks to do potential crossover audiences one better with a story that allows the language to be split between Spanish and English. Serving mostly as a strong calling card for star Jaime Camil, the film has an appealingly loose, slightly ramshackle charm.
July 8, 1988
Elise Burgin, trailing 3-0, rallied to defeat Rosemary Casals, 6-4, and help the Strings even their TeamTennis record at 1-1 by defeating the Fresno Sun-Nets, 28-17, Thursday night at the Forum.
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September 7, 1991
There is a suggestion by one of our liberal legislators that we 1) send the Soviet Union $1 billion for food purchases with no strings attached, and that 2) we get the money from the Pentagon's portion of the national budget. While I might agree about sending food to the Soviet Union on a basis of humanitarianism, I do have some questions on the rest of the idea. The USSR grows all the food it needs internally, but her people still go hungry. Why? Because their rail transportation problems are a self-inflicted wound.
April 2, 1993 |
Kimberly Po of Rolling Hills, a former Miraleste High and UCLA standout, will play for the Forum-based Strings of World TeamTennis, it was announced Thursday. Po is 63rd in singles and 66th in doubles on the current Virginia Slims rankings. The Strings, who missed the playoffs in 1992 after reaching the 1991 championship match and winning the 1990 title, will field an entirely new team this summer. Robin White, a String in 1990 and 1991, will rejoin the team.