April 16, 1988 |
Six little girls with pony tails and French curls are bopping up and down to Madonna's "Lucky Star" inside a makeshift television studio, their antics beamed onto a pair of monitors mounted on the wall above their heads. Between bops, they giggle and hug one another at the sheer deliciousness of starring in their very first music video. A clean-cut youth can't decide whether to watch a vintage concert clip of Jimi Hendrix or another, around the corner, of the Beatles.
August 10, 2010
SERIES Hell's Kitchen: The final two contestants go head-to-head before the winner is revealed in the season finale (8 p.m. Fox). Pretty Little Liars: This drama about teenage girls and the secrets they keep ends its freshman season (8 p.m. ABC Family). Unnatural History: The gang is on the trail of a stolen ruby in this new episode (8 p.m. Cartoon Network). America's Got Talent: Acts that submitted their auditions on YouTube get a live shot at impressing the judges in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC)
September 19, 2010 |
One minute, Ian Archer is playing an online fantasy game and complaining about being trapped in "jerkwater suburbia. " The next, he wakes up in an unfamiliar dorm room surrounded by three strangers wearing prep-school uniforms. Disoriented and scared, he demands to know, "Where am I?" The teenager (played by Drew Van Acker) has arrived at "Tower Prep," a mysterious academy for teens with special abilities — and the title of a new hourlong live action series premiering Oct. 19 on Cartoon Network.
January 25, 1994 |
Nothing is black and white about photographs except the effect of light on the film emulsion. Although filled with concrete details, photographs may exude intangible, between-the-lines emotions. They may show real people in settings or activities that are a figment of the photographer's imagination. The passage of time may expose their lies or deepen their mysteries--or both. At the UC Irvine Fine Arts Gallery through Feb.
June 6, 1996 |
Depending on the psychological baggage viewers bring with them, their reactions to sculptor Ron Pippin's provocative show at Burbank's Mythos Gallery may vary radically. At face value, Pippin's audacious yet weirdly elegant assemblages comport themselves with dark humor: They look like the innocent tinkerings of a gifted flea-market hound.
March 12, 1995 |
As its name implies, the Museum of Jurassic Technology is an oxymoron--a paradoxical, serious, silly mystery of a place. Solemnly, it serves up displays on a species of bat that can fly through solid objects, a mice-on-toast remedy for bed-wetting and a memory researcher who most likely never existed.