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February 21, 2000
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April 11, 2014 | By Amy Wilentz
Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, really. Yet simple squiggles on a page, arranged just so, can convey ideas that change the way we think or introduce to us characters we love for a lifetime. In celebration of reading -- and of this weekend's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books -- we asked four readers (who also happen to be writers) to celebrate books that mattered in their lives. My grandfather's house on the New Jersey shore was a huge 1880s double-parlor Victorian with 11 bedrooms, a wraparound porch and a big green couch in the living room next to the piano.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Margaret Gray
If the title of Donald Freed's new play, now at the Skylight Theatre, doesn't prompt you to quote Macbeth (“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…”), you are probably not its intended demographic. The heart of “Tomorrow” is three actors discussing and rehearsing scenes from the Shakespeare tragedy. And, yes, it sounds dry and cerebral, like something only a dramaturge would be into. As I actually have a degree in dramaturgy, you might roll your eyes when I say I was on the edge of my seat as I watched the characters hunt Lady Macbeth's psychology through the text, history and their own pasts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
You can imagine the elevator pitch: "It's like 'Groundhog Day,' but with explosions, mech suits and Tom Cruise. " That would seem to describe director Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi action movie "Edge of Tomorrow," judging by the new trailer released by Warner Bros. on Tuesday. Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's award-winning novel "All You Need Is Kill," the movie stars Cruise as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a soldier dropped onto a futuristic battlefield and killed within minutes. To his shock, he then wakes up shortly before the battle, which he relives over and over again in a time loop.
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April 3, 1991
Yesterday, Grenada. Today, Iraq. Tomorrow, Catalina. MORRIS GRUDIN Beverly Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2010
Skating on Stilts Why We Aren't Stopping Tomorrow's Terrorism Stewart Baker Hoover Institution Press: 376 pp., $19.95
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1997
Re Richard Natale's June 17 letter about the tagger who jumped from the overpass: He said that it is frightening to imagine the youth of today leading our country tomorrow. How can he compare one kid to all of today's youth? If I were to compare all adults to one person such as Timothy McVeigh, does this mean that all adults are going to get mad at something they don't agree with and take matters into their own hands? Does this mean that adults aren't good leaders because of one man's crime?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1999
It seems we are all living in the future, looking forward in fear and with awe to next New Year's Eve and the millennium. But wait, aren't we forgetting about 1999? It still has to be lived through with all of its ups and downs. Remember, live for today, for tomorrow may be worse! RONALD FAGAN Bel Air
BUSINESS
August 7, 1988
Workers of America! Wake up! Today the 12-hour day, tomorrow vacation without pay. Then no other benefits--health, retirement, etc. And you thought it couldn't happen. LUCY KURKJIAN Los Angeles
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February 22, 1990
Al Davis is like a bad drug habit. First he wants $30 million to keep the Raiders in Los Angeles. Now he wants us to destroy our nice old Colisuem. Tomorrow maybe he'll want $50 million and our firstborn. I say let him walk. JOSHUA ALPER Los Angeles
SPORTS
February 25, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The wild, wild Western Conference is so nutty that the standings can't even be believed. The Clippers hold the No. 4 playoff seeding, five games behind conference-leading Oklahoma City. On track to receive the No. 5 seeding is Portland, which has a better record than the Clippers and is only four games behind the Thunder. Houston has the No. 3 seeding despite having the same record as the Trail Blazers. Say what? Say it's getting crowded in here. The Rockets have the edge on the Blazers because they've won two of three games against them.
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January 16, 2014 | By Inkoo Kang
To what extent can a film endorse an act it refuses to show? That's the question prompted by Arvin Chen's gay dramedy "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?," which advocates closeted homosexuals to come out but is so eye-loweringly demure about same-sex desire it may as well have been made under the Hays Code. Two men kiss just once in "Tomorrow. " In a fantasy sequence, married optometrist Weichung (Richie Ren) locks lips with flight attendant Thomas (Wong Ka-Lok). It's a wonderfully wistful scene - a stolen moment of impulsive affection witnessed only by dozens of empty eyeglasses - but it's marred by the fact that their smooch is about as passionate as a little girl kissing her teddy bear good night.
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January 8, 2014 | By David Zahniser, Catherine Saillant and Michael Finnegan
Los Angeles is a city facing economic decline, weighed down by poverty, strangled by traffic and suffering from a crisis of leadership, according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member panel of influential civic leaders. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered a harsh assessment of government decision-making, warning that the nation's second-largest city is heading to a future where it can no longer afford to provide public services. Among a litany of problems highlighted in the report are underfunded retirement programs for City Hall employees, slower police and fire response times, and government spending that is growing faster than revenue.
SPORTS
November 28, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Put down the leather ball. Pick up the crystal ball. The showdown Saturday between UCLA and USC will give spectators a glimpse of at least a dozen future NFL players, and maybe more. The rosters are packed with prospects, and, in a departure from recent years, there may be more Bruins than Trojans who will wind up playing on Sundays. In recent years, the NFL scales have tipped heavily in favor of USC, which boasts 85 draft picks since 2000, with 37 of those having been selected in the first or second rounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Good news for fans of the CW's three freshmen series from the fall: All three - "The Originals," "The Tomorrow People" and "Reign" - have been picked up for the entire season. In a statement, CW's president, Mark Pedowitz, said, "In just a few seasons, we have built a much stronger primetime schedule. Our on-air ratings are up year to year, and our digital viewing continues to grow exponentially. " The CW's total audience grew 9% over last season and saw a large increase in digital streaming viewership, with the three new series having 84% more digital streaming views than last seasons new shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Randy Moore's “Escape From Tomorrow” was the underground hit of the Sundance Film Festival in January, in large part because he shot it without permission at Disney theme parks. But when the movie - which follows a married father of two (Roy Abramsohn) as he slowly comes undone on a Disney family vacation - - hits theaters and VOD this weekend courtesy of upstart distributor PDA, it will look somewhat different than the cut that screened in Utah. About 14 minutes different, in fact.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Wednesday night is superhero night on the CW, apparently. In addition to the return of "Arrow," there's the premiere of the network's latest show about good-looking young people with special powers, "The Tomorrow People. " The series is a remake of the beloved British children's science fiction series that originally aired from 1973 to 1979 with reboots in England in 1992 and 2001. This is the first American version of the series, about people "breaking out" with newfound superpowers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Disney World can be a nightmare for many visitors, but it's rarely a sexual hell. Yet in "Escape From Tomorrow," that's the experience of Jim White (Roy Abramsohn), a grouchy father of two who spends his last day in Mickey's playground stalking a pair of Parisian jailbait. They titter and "ooh la la" to his predatory delight. But Jim later awakens to find himself in bed with a bug-eyed, evil-stepmother type (Alison Lees-Taylor). Worse than the idea of sleeping with an age-appropriate woman - he compares his own thirtysomething wife (Elena Schuber)
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