June 21, 1987 |
This somewhat formulaic novel from the Bantam New Fiction series traces the lives of three friends from the 1960s, when they were classmates at a New England college, to the mid-1980s. During their school days, Elizabeth, Claudia and Suzanne were typical flower children who unabashedly reveled in sex, emancipation from their parents' inflexible morality and idealism. Later on, adult problems encumber them.
June 6, 1994 |
"I'm so lonely I can't help wishing I were still single," sighs Suzanne, 33, who owns a small dressmaking business. When she met Joe, who is seven years younger, "I knew I was in love," she recalls. Still, to make sure they were right for each other, they decided to live together for six months. "By that time we were positive we knew each other well," she adds. "We had the most lavish wedding and honeymoon. How could we have been so wrong?"
February 8, 1985 |
Dwarf twin boys have been born to a dwarf couple in what Methodist Hospital officials say is an extremely rare occurrence. The twins were born Thursday by Caesarean section to Suzanne and Joseph Was of Helotes, Tex. "We're the happiest parents in the world. I'm proud the kids are dwarfs," said Was, manager of a convenience store. Joseph Michael weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce at birth, and Jacob William weighed 4 pounds, 14.5 ounces.
July 19, 2012
EVENTS SASSAS, the Society for the Activation of Social Space Through Art and Sound, will host a listening party featuring music favored by writers and artists Stephen Prina, Michael Ned Holte and Catherine Opie at the Lloyd Wright-designed home of Suzanne and David Johnson in Brentwood. Dinner and drinks will be served. Location is given upon purchase of tickets. 4 to 8 p.m. Sun. $125 per person. (323) 960-5723; http://www.sassas.org.
April 1, 1993 |
"There is no precedent--it's just us." They didn't ask to be pioneers, but the Golds, an upper-middle-class Jewish family from New York, find themselves in uncharted moral hot waters in Jonathan Tolins' "The Twilight of the Golds." A meditation on ethics, opera, freedom of choice, and the future of the species sheathed in snappy comedy, this original production from the Pasadena Playhouse is a seamless mesh of script, performance and staging.
April 14, 2008 |
ON the ledger sheet of life, it's not clear which of the two L.A. couples in Kate Robin's "What They Have" is more in the black. Both are attractive and artistically ambitious. Both are striving mightily for that ever elusive balance between self-actualization and self-acceptance. And both love to talk ad nauseam about where they're at. The play, which had its world premiere Friday at South Coast Repertory, is made up almost entirely of navel-gazing chat. In fact, the slightest of ambivalent feelings can launch an army of words on the different shades of emotional gray.