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ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Everybody goes for a tale of triumph, and "The Miracle Worker" is certainly that. William Gibson's play about Helen Keller and her never-say-die teacher, Annie Sullivan, is about as upbeat as things on stages get. Curmudgeons may blanch at its sentimentality and melodrama, but this popular drama never can be accused of taking a cynical path.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2008 | Dennis Lim, Lim is a freelance writer.
As a time-traveling high school dude in the "Bill and Ted" movies, Keanu Reeves blazed a path through the great expanse of Western civilization, with detours to heaven and hell for good measure. In the "Matrix" trilogy, he was Neo, the One, the hacker turned messiah who uncovers the underlying reality of our reality. More recently, in "A Scanner Darkly," Richard Linklater's rotoscoped adaptation of the Philip K.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2000 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2004 | Lynne Heffley
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.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
BOOKS
June 8, 1986 | Sue Martin
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.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1994 | Dean Takahashi, Times staff writer
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.
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