August 27, 2004 |
Tovah Feldshuh, who received a Tony Award nomination this year for her portrayal of Israeli prime minister Golda Meir (and 29 other characters) in William Gibson's one-woman play "Golda's Balcony," will leave the Broadway production in January and reprise her performance at the Wadsworth Theater in L.A., Feb. 1-20. Reached by phone between her matinee and evening shows, Feldshuh noted that on Oct.
December 4, 1997 |
Three Odetics Corp. founders, who helped build the company into a profitable maker of high-tech video and data recorders over nearly three decades, have retired. The company said Wednesday that it was making several executive changes that have been planned for more than a year to ensure an orderly transition. "There's no surprise," said William Gibson, of the Irvine-based brokerage Cruttenden Roth Inc. "All three had said they wanted to retire.
August 8, 1993 |
If you can't take the heat, get out of the virtual kitchen. That might be good advice for Billy Idol, whose recent release "Cyberpunk" failed to ingratiate him with the denizens of cyberspace. The first pulses of data-borne grousing turned up in June, when members of a cyberpunk group on Internet, a global network of computer networks, wondered where Idol got the cheek to adopt the cyberpunk mantle. As it turns out, the sneering one himself was tuning in. "I ain't no rock star.
March 23, 2008 |
Will Internet movie services ever replace the neighborhood video store? In the long-term future -- long-term being relative, considering how swiftly technological advances are changing our lives -- we won't move many muscles to acquire the films we view at home. Meanwhile, Blockbuster Inc., Starz Entertainment and other players are hedging their bets.
June 8, 1986 |
The Nebula Awards are given annually by the Science Fiction Writers of America for the best in science fiction and fantasy in the novel, novella, novelette and short story forms. In this collection of 14 pieces are also several of the runners-up, which succinctly points out what a tight, quality pack these finalists are. Aah, and this is like settling down with a box of the best chocolates: everyone a tasty surprise. Some, of course, more appealing than others.
December 27, 1987 |
"In space, no one can hear you scream." But you'll be hearing screams in theaters if producer/director Walter Hill has his way: He's signed on with 20th Century Fox to continue as co-producer (with David Giler and Gordon Carroll) of both "Alien 3" and "4." And he's negotiating with Ridley Scott to direct "3"--Scott helmed the original for the trio--which has a storyline that sounds suspiciously like political allegory.
February 1, 1994 |
Does anyone talk about the "global village" anymore? How about high-definition television? Those buzzwords of years past have been drowned out by newer descriptions of techno-paradise: virtual reality, the Internet, cyberspace, cyberpunk, the information highway and superhighway, the digital highway, the electronic highway. Sometimes the names stick, and sometimes they fade out.
November 11, 2000 |
Sometimes, there's a reason for tampering with perfection. In the case of the new remake of "The Miracle Worker," airing Sunday as a "Wonderful World of Disney" presentation on ABC, it comes down to this: Reaching today's young people.
June 18, 1995 |
William Burroughs has the greatest speaking voice I've ever heard in my life. A gravely deadpan, direct from the chest cavity. Think of a goat with a large vocabulary. Burroughs was and is the wild alternative to his spiritual, stream-of-confessional beat brothers of the 1950s and '60s. With the publication of "Junky" and "Naked Lunch," he locked himself and his readers into a blasted, playful zone, a sort of Jonathan Swift-meets-Marquis de Sade "humanoidspeak."