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April 17, 1987 | REMAR SUTTON
It finally happened, and I would like to think it has to do with the shape of my body (don't I look better?), not the cachet of my island hideaway. I have finally been lusted after and attacked in a most friendly way--a couple of incidents in a very short period of time, not a mere passing moment of potential sin. The events started on a morning walk.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
- Kate Winslet will be the first to admit that the backdrop and framing of her upcoming movie, "Labor Day," is "utterly insane. " The film finds Winslet playing Adele, an emotionally fragile single mother of a 13-year-old son. She meets and then harbors and then falls deeply in love with an escaped convict (Josh Brolin) over the course of five eventful days in a small New England town in 1987. "At the end of the day, the only thing that is 'wrong' about their relationship is that he's just escaped from prison," Winslet says.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2008 | Mindy Farabee
CONSIDERING the title of the new solo exhibit by the artist known as Swoon -- "Drown Your Boats" -- it's not surprising there's a canoe sitting in the center of the New Image Art Gallery in West Hollywood. On a wall above floats a life-sized pair of skeletal mermaids, white paper cutouts rendered in the artist's lacy signature style. But turn just slightly, and the scene shifts: a Mexico City street sweeper emerges on the opposite wall. Behind him, a New York City takeout window bustles.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The competitive, often territorial world of street art has long been male-dominated. Increasingly, however, women artists are adding a distinct sensibility to the street art scene that, in Los Angeles and other cities, includes yarn bombing (or graffiti knitting) and sculptural installations as well as traditional murals. At Daniel Lahoda's downtown LALA Gallery, original paintings, prints and sculptures by more than a dozen women street artists are the focus of a new exhibition opening Aug. 9. Some participants are internationally known, such as Tokyo native Lady Aiko, now living in Brooklyn, and New York-based Swoon, who was part of MOCA's 2011 "Art in the Streets" show.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1991
Aw, come on, Bernheimer, lay off Domingo, Pavarotti and Carreras. You're just jealous women don't swoon at your feet! LORI DINKIN North Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012
Few bands know how to be simultaneously funny and scary as well as Liars. The perennially expatriated trio (most recently from Berlin) has examined many styles, from the damned and danceable growl of Suicide to an archly dumb-as-a-post rock riffage to an ambient swoon worthy of their good friends in Radiohead. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $20.50. goldenvoice.com.
SPORTS
March 11, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Bill Shoemaker gave a riding lesson to Santa Anita jockeys Sunday, taking lightly regarded Fatih to the front and holding him there for a head victory in the $109,300 Arcadia Handicap on the turf at Santa Anita. It was the second major victory in seven days for Shoemaker, who last Sunday won the $500,000 Santa Anita Handicap with Lord At War to go over the $100 million mark in career earnings.
SPORTS
December 14, 1990 | STEVE HARVEY
Who cares about the debate over the No. 1 college team? For most football fans, the main issue has been settled--mainly, who gets Floyd of Rosedale. It's Minnesota, of course. The trophy originated 55 years ago when the governors of Minnesota and Iowa wagered a real hog on the outcome of the Gopher-Hawkeye game. (As if the game itself isn't big enough.) Then, rather than pass poor Floyd back and forth every year, a bronze likeness of the blue-ribbon pig was created.
SPORTS
August 13, 2005
Over the last 12 months, we have watched the Galaxy's dismal road record, marked by frequent lack of focus. This reminds me of the collapse of the U.S. national team during the 1998 World Cup. What do they have in common? WILLAIM BUNYAN Venice Just like always, the Galaxy's obvious shortcomings are blamed on player personnel when, in fact, it is lackluster coaching that is the root of the problem. What this team needs, much more than better players, is a coach who earns respect, not a coach who is as amateurish as Mr. Sampson.
NEWS
January 24, 2002 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gilbert & Sullivan may be strangers to some Orange County playhouses, but they find a regular spotlight at the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills. The duo's greatest hits, including "The Mikado," "The Pirates of Penzance" and "H.M.S. Pinafore," have been revived at the Chance, which now opens its fourth season with the less frequently produced "The Gondoliers." It's an enthusiastic staging with patches of lifting humor, but ultimately not polished enough to satisfy this 1889 operetta.
SPORTS
June 15, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The weather isn't the only thing that typically heats up each June. So does Angels right-hander Tommy Hanson, who has gone 10-0 with a 2.78 earned-run average in June over the last three seasons. He continued that run Saturday by pitching the Angels to a 6-2 victory over the New York Yankees before a crowd of 40,486 at Angel Stadium. The Angels, who got a three-hit game from Howie Kendrick as well as two hits and two runs batted in each from Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar, have now won three in a row for the first time this month while the Yankees equaled a season low by losing their fifth straight.
BUSINESS
May 31, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - A sudden jump in interest rates is casting a shadow over the stock market. Stocks fell sharply Friday as a persistent rise in rates over the last month threatened to derail the powerful rally this year in share prices. Despite notching its seventh consecutive monthly gain Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points on the last day of May as Wall Street grew increasingly alarmed at the upward trend in rates. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed to 2.13% on Friday from 1.63% on May 2. Though yields remain low by historical standards, that's a big jump for a single month and pushed rates up to a level not seen in more than a year.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Economists and investors breathed a sigh of relief Friday as the government reported better-than-expected job growth in April and boosted hiring figures for the previous two months. The 165,000 net new jobs added last month eased fears that the economic recovery was headed toward another spring slowdown after an initially disappointing March number. The Labor Department report fueled a major stock market rally. The Dow Jones industrial average shot up about 177 points in early trading to break 15,000 for the first time.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Alejandro Sanz doesn't do irony. Earnestness flows like extra-sweet sangria from the Spanish singer-guitarist. Sincerity suffuses his raspy voice, a fine, soulful instrument that he showcased to striking effect during his Wednesday-night concert at the Nokia Theatre. In many of his songs, Sanz is a man alternately liberated by, and imprisoned in, dramatic passions and anguished hopes. This flamenco-tinged belter and multiple Latin Grammy Award winner is one of the few performers alive who could make Neil Diamond sound like David Byrne.
SPORTS
April 13, 2013 | By Teddy Greenstein and Brian Hamilton
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Few people at Augusta were more surprised to find Fred Couples once more playing in the final pairing on a Saturday at the Masters than Couples himself. Not surprising, unfortunately: The 53-year-old's enduring a second straight Saturday plunge, going from one shot off the lead to a round of five-over 77 and more or less out of contention. It was no slow fade this time, with two disastrous holes undermining an otherwise benign day. "The rest of the holes weren't all that great either," Couples said.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
You know your parody worked brilliantly when someone -- ideally a big someone -- doesn't have a clue that it's a parody. The Onion did not, in Lincoln's phrase, fool all of the people all of the time. But it evidently fooled more than a quarter of a billion people for some of the time -- the subscribers and Web readers of China's Communist Party newspaper, the People's Daily, with more than 3 million subscribers worldwide and tens of millions of daily hits to its website. This organ of well-scrubbed “information” reported as sober fact the Onion's parody of People magazine's “sexiest person alive” listing of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as its own sexiest man alive.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
If Walt Disney Co. were to make a movie about sheep, it might want to base it on the herd of analysts running away from its stock. Disney shares fell 4.8% on Monday after the company warned late Friday that its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings will fall short of Wall Street expectations because of reduced demand for consumer products in Asia and weakness in its film business. This could be a classic case of the smart money--or at least the smart short-term money--being ahead of the game.
BOOKS
August 27, 1989
by Imam Ruhollah Khomeini I have become imprisoned, O beloved, by the mole on your lip! I saw your ailing eyes and became ill through love. Delivered from self, I beat the drum of "I am the Real!" Like Hallaj, I became a customer for the top of the gallows. Heartache for the beloved has thrown so many sparks into my soul That I have been driven to despair and become the talk of the bazaar!
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012
Few bands know how to be simultaneously funny and scary as well as Liars. The perennially expatriated trio (most recently from Berlin) has examined many styles, from the damned and danceable growl of Suicide to an archly dumb-as-a-post rock riffage to an ambient swoon worthy of their good friends in Radiohead. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $20.50. goldenvoice.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2012
The tale of Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb is one of the most lurid and perpetually compelling in crime noir. Collegiate lovers who murdered a child for kicks in 1924, their sexual relationship had gone under-explored in dramatic retellings. 1992's "Swoon" takes a whole look at the psychology of the relationship that resulted in one of America's most famous murder cases. It's preceded by the decidedly more cheery "Jollies," a documentary of a young lesbian's self-discovery. Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $9. http://www.cinema.ucla.edu
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