October 23, 2012 |
Beyond the fact that it is sensational, the Fountain Theatre's production of "In the Red and Brown Water" by Tarell Alvin McCraney is important for two reasons: It introduces Los Angeles audiences to a dramatic poet in the process of discovering his singular voice and it shows how magnificently one of L.A.'s better small theaters can serve bold new talent. The play, which is part of McCraney's "Brother/Sister" trilogy, brought the 32-year-old African American playwright a good deal of attention when the cycle was produced off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2009.
March 1, 2008 |
THE CARTOON isn't as amusing as it once was. "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog," one Web-surfing canine barked to another in that 1993 classic from the New Yorker. Back then, of course, at the innocent dawn of the Internet Age, the idea that we might all be anonymous on the Web promised infinite intellectual freedom. Unfortunately, however, that promise hasn't been realized.
March 5, 1998 |
The marketing of dietary supplements and herbal remedies--a $3.2-billion industry--is "out of control today," said Dr. David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration. Kessler, who served as FDA commissioner from 1990 to 1997 and is now dean of the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., said a loophole in 1994 congressional legislation allowed for "an explosion, an exponential growth in dietary supplements sales" without any coinciding oversight.
August 31, 1999 |
Researchers in New Haven, Conn., said they have confirmed that Type-I diabetes is triggered by the body's immune system turning on delicate cells, and say they have found the cause. The discovery could lead to a vaccine against a disease that affects more than 1 million Americans, said Susan Wong and colleagues of the Yale School of Medicine. Writing in Nature Medicine, Wong's team said they found an antigen in mice bred to develop what looks like human juvenile diabetes.
December 25, 2006 |
A state judge has spared a Westport home, designed by renowned architect Paul Rudolph, from demolition -- for now. The 4,200-square-foot stucco house, designed by Rudolph in 1972, is an elongated series of interconnecting cubes with cantilevered panels that hang above large windows. Rudolph, who died in 1997, was dean of the Yale School of Architecture in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
October 1, 1995 |
Jeffrey Garten, the undersecretary of commerce for international trade, has resigned to become dean of the Yale School of Management, the Commerce Department and the university announced. Garten, one of the lead negotiators of the recent U.S. car trade pact with Japan, will start his new job Nov. 1, the school said. Garten, 48, is a former managing director of Shearson Leahman Brothers and the Blackstone Group. He served in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald R.
January 29, 1990 |
Lloyd Richards, the outgoing dean of the Yale School of Drama, was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in ceremonies at Broadway's Gershwin Theater today as the school announced a nationwide search for his successor. Richards has been in the job since 1979 but now wants more time to pursue other aspects of the theater, including acting.
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June 27, 1995
"It would be interesting, if not useful, to consider where one would go in Los Angeles to have an effective revolution. . . . If one took over some public square, some urban open space, who would know? A march on City Hall would be inconclusive. . . . The only hope would seem to be to take over the freeways."--Charles W. Moore, late dean of the Yale School of Architecture
September 5, 1990 |
Nonsmokers who grew up with smoking parents face double the usual risk of lung cancer, according to a study that provides new evidence of the dangers of secondhand smoke. The report estimates that 17% of all lung cancer in the United States among people who never smoked cigarettes results from their exposure to smokers during childhood and adolescence. "Here is another piece of evidence that smoke from other people's cigarettes is harmful to your health.
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April 2, 1997
Jon Stone, 65, writer, producer and director who helped create the legendary children's educational program "Sesame Street" and its much-loved character Big Bird. Stone also helped create Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch, two other familiar characters on the show. During his 40-year television career, Stone won 18 Emmys and the Writers Guild of America's award for outstanding achievement in children's television.