May 23, 2008 |
There's an irony in the title of the documentary "Surfwise" that may not immediately be apparent. Because this story of a man who, as a TV news segment explains, "gave up being a doctor to travel with his family in a tiny camper from one wave to another," is an honest look at a complicated human situation, it turns out to be a darker film than might be expected. That family consists of 85-year-old Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz, his wife, Juliette, and their nine children (eight sons and a daughter).
November 13, 2007 |
GREGORY Rodriguez's brilliant book on Mexican and Mexican American identity, "Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America," threatens my secret dream that I am a direct descendant of some feather-clad Aztec warrior princess who ruled over a Mexica queendom circa 1500.
December 11, 2005 |
MANY L.A. cineastes have fond memories of the Vagabond, the MacArthur Park-adjacent theater where you could see a pair of vintage Technicolor musicals one week and some latter-day art house fare the next. It closed in the early '90s, but now plans are afoot to bring it back. Only this time it's going legit. Specifically, the Wilshire Boulevard building is being converted into the Hayworth Theatre Center, a four-space venue for live performances slated to open in March.
December 8, 2002 |
There are two approaches to holiday gift selection. The first requires that you put yourself in the place of the recipient and contemplate what he or she might like. In the second, you say, "Oh, the heck with it," and buy something you want. For me, that means travel stuff, which is often specially designed for vagabonds. Sometimes, though, the best travel accessories are ordinary all-purpose items that have important applications for travelers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1997
We appreciate very much the Jan. 22 article "Vigil Honors Life of Man Fatally Shot." It serves as an ode to a young man whose death would now not be in vain if the message will be understood: Here is a man who is a hero by giving up his own life to save a life, and he was leading others into the righteous fold. There is just one item that I request that you, please, correct. In the 10th paragraph of the article it referred to me as "Victorio, himself a former street thug . . . " I feel that the use of the word "thug" (as defined in dictionaries)
November 17, 1996 |
Boo!, as he calls himself, doesn't have shoes. "You get used to it," says the 27-year-old veteran traveler as he stands on the edge of the central plaza of Arcata. He also has no job. "I don't answer to a clock. I go where I want to go." He does, however, have a filthy, graffiti-stained station wagon--which at the moment is filled with fellow travelers and a steaming vat of oatmeal that Boo! commandeered from sympathetic donors. His hungry friends eat from tin bowls.