CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989
With the invasion of Panama, the President has betrayed the new realization spreading in the world that we do have more effective tools than the military to settle our problems and differences. His timing couldn't be worse. Most world leaders are talking about "peace dividends", and (Soviet President Mikhail) Gorbachev commits himself in both words and deeds to no military intervention in other countries. And at this moment, our president starts a war in Panama. What a reversal, and what a contrast to the exciting developments in Eastern Europe, where a groundswell from the people themselves, and not just military might, is producing profound change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1997
Your most welcome account of the life work of Martin Litton ("The Old Man and the River," May 11) fittingly highlighted one important aspect of the life of this remarkable man. Your staff writer deserves special commendation for following Litton to places to which the average person would never venture. Your story, however, might well have made mention of Litton's piloting of his own plane, taking aerial photographs of the devastation of our nation's forest resources. Some of Litton's photographs reveal illegal harvesting of timber by the logging industry; others simply reveal the shortsighted and ill-advised harvesting policies of the U.S. Forest Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1987
In all important areas, both foreign and domestic, President Reagan's "policies," if there are any at all, seem to boil down to a knee-jerk approach to the problem at hand. Consider the following recent policy approaches: --The total absence of a defined policy in Lebanon that led to the death of 241 Marines. --The President's own "policy" of not trading with terrorists certainly turned out to be a contradiction between words and deeds. --The President supported anti-drug enforcement.
July 16, 1989
Roger Warner, in his review of Laurence Pi's "Beyond the Horizon: Five Years With the Khmer Rouge" (Book Review, June 25) misses the obvious. To deny that Pi's memoir constitutes a condemnation of the Khmer Rouge is to fall victim to the very failing he attributes to her--namely, denial of an evident reality as described in painful personal detail. Her conclusion was affirmed not merely by words but by risking her life to escape. The most persuasive arguments are those rooted in experience.
September 13, 2012 |
"The Master" takes some getting used to. This is a superbly crafted film that's at times intentionally opaque, as if its creator didn't want us to see all the way into its heart of darkness. It's a film bristling with vivid moments and unbeatable acting, but its interest is not in tidy narrative satisfactions but rather the excesses and extremes of human behavior, the interplay of troubled souls desperate to find their footing. PHOTOS: Celebrity photos by the Times Its writer-director, of course, is the all-out visionary Paul Thomas Anderson, an all-in filmmaker whose previous work like "Boogie Nights" and "There Will Be Blood" explored strong and compelling personal conflicts.
March 18, 1999 |
Orange County family concerts, plays and events for the next several weeks. Today At the Santa Ana Zoo's annual Sheepshearing Festival, professional clippers demonstrate their skill along with spinners, weavers and other artisans, who will also show kids how to turn raw wool into yarn. Demos run on the half-hour, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. Free with zoo admission: $2-$4; free to visitors younger than 3 and those with disabilities. (714) 836-4000.