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July 30, 1989
Re the July 16 Art News column, "Joker's Slash Act an Artless Endeavor," by Zan Dubin: I find it hard to believe that LACMA officer Ron Haver's "jaw went crashing to his chest" and that Times movie critic Sheila Benson's stomach churned at seeing the defacing of those obvious cheap fakes in the movie "Batman." In a television broadcast, critic Rex Reed commented that the paintings looked like K-mart reproductions. The scene was about as real-looking as Godzilla destroying Tokyo.
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March 17, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN
Would the Krasnayarsk Siberian Dance Company rather spirit up a rousing, sequin-filled good time than stick to the letter of Siberian folklore law? Recent reviews leave that impression. Wrote an appreciative critic in The New York Times: "Krasnayarsk does not purport to offer unvarnished folk dancing" and "clearly intends to entertain more than to educate." A similarly pleased reviewer at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) News wrote: "This dance reminded me of 'Dr.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1986
People like film maker Vivienne Verdon-Roe and anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott have too narrow a vision to set themselves up as speakers for the rest of us (" 'Women'--Documentary With Anti-War Message," by Zan Dubin, May 6). It is a flawed premise to espouse that if nations spent less on arms, it would follow that world hunger would disappear. There's no correlation between the two. One could just as well say that if nations stopped paving highways, building bridges or launching weather satellites, that the money would then go to eliminate hunger.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 1992
I read with pleasure the front page article concerning the Muckenthaler Cultural Center on Dec. 12 ("Muckenthaler's at a Loss" by Zan Dubin). The Muckenthaler facilities and grounds offer so many cultural activities to the north Orange County community that are worthy of newspaper space. As president of the foundation's board of trustees, however, I would like to clarify some of the comments made in the article. Contrary to the tone of the article, the Muckenthaler Foundation is in the strongest financial position it has been in in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1989
Zan Dubin, a reporter on The Times Orange County Edition's Calendar staff, was one of 12 women honored Sunday by the Woman's Building in Los Angeles for "significant contributions to the arts in Southern California." Others receiving the Vesta Award included Cathy Guisewite, who writes the comic strip "Cathy"; artist Lita Albuquerque and novelist/Times book critic Carolyn See. Previous winners include actress Lily Tomlin, singer Holly Near and Times film critic Sheila Benson.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 1992
I read with pleasure the front page article concerning the Muckenthaler Cultural Center on Dec. 12 ("Muckenthaler's at a Loss" by Zan Dubin). The Muckenthaler facilities and grounds offer so many cultural activities to the north Orange County community that are worthy of newspaper space. As president of the foundation's board of trustees, however, I would like to clarify some of the comments made in the article. Contrary to the tone of the article, the Muckenthaler Foundation is in the strongest financial position it has been in in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN
Would the Krasnayarsk Siberian Dance Company rather spirit up a rousing, sequin-filled good time than stick to the letter of Siberian folklore law? Recent reviews leave that impression. Wrote an appreciative critic in The New York Times: "Krasnayarsk does not purport to offer unvarnished folk dancing" and "clearly intends to entertain more than to educate." A similarly pleased reviewer at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) News wrote: "This dance reminded me of 'Dr.
MAGAZINE
August 23, 1987 | Zan Dubin
ONE SIMPLE photograph of a watch that stopped at 11:02 a.m. symbolizes the theme linking the works of four contemporary Japanese photographers in "Dark Sun: Eyes of Four," which will open at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park on Sept. 12 and run through Nov. 8. The timepiece pictured below was frozen on Aug. 9, 1945, when an American B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1989
I am horrified at the "Eco-Systems" art exhibition (" 'Eco-Systems' Exhibit Lets Life Imitate Art," by Zan Dubin, March 5). How dare Betty Klausner justify using live animals for art! In this day and age of growing concern and awareness of the plight of all animals include bees and guppies, to allow this to take place is inexcusable. SHELLEY BUTLER West Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1989
Zan Dubin, a reporter on The Times Orange County Edition's Calendar staff, was one of 12 women honored Sunday by the Woman's Building in Los Angeles for "significant contributions to the arts in Southern California." Others receiving the Vesta Award included Cathy Guisewite, who writes the comic strip "Cathy"; artist Lita Albuquerque and novelist/Times book critic Carolyn See. Previous winners include actress Lily Tomlin, singer Holly Near and Times film critic Sheila Benson.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1989
Re the July 16 Art News column, "Joker's Slash Act an Artless Endeavor," by Zan Dubin: I find it hard to believe that LACMA officer Ron Haver's "jaw went crashing to his chest" and that Times movie critic Sheila Benson's stomach churned at seeing the defacing of those obvious cheap fakes in the movie "Batman." In a television broadcast, critic Rex Reed commented that the paintings looked like K-mart reproductions. The scene was about as real-looking as Godzilla destroying Tokyo.
MAGAZINE
August 23, 1987 | Zan Dubin
ONE SIMPLE photograph of a watch that stopped at 11:02 a.m. symbolizes the theme linking the works of four contemporary Japanese photographers in "Dark Sun: Eyes of Four," which will open at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park on Sept. 12 and run through Nov. 8. The timepiece pictured below was frozen on Aug. 9, 1945, when an American B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1986
People like film maker Vivienne Verdon-Roe and anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott have too narrow a vision to set themselves up as speakers for the rest of us (" 'Women'--Documentary With Anti-War Message," by Zan Dubin, May 6). It is a flawed premise to espouse that if nations spent less on arms, it would follow that world hunger would disappear. There's no correlation between the two. One could just as well say that if nations stopped paving highways, building bridges or launching weather satellites, that the money would then go to eliminate hunger.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1999
Zan Dubin's article ("What It's All About," Feb. 6) on the "Biennial" at the Orange County Museum was truly creative. She was not trying to curate the show, according to Dubin, nor was she displaying her background in art history. She responded to the work of these young artists with a few lines of observation followed by what the artists risked verbalizing. Both she and the artists are to be applauded for building a bridge between the work and the public. How refreshing. How large-spirited.
NEWS
February 24, 1994
Zan Dubin's otherwise excellent article on folk dancing (cover story, Feb. 10) could needlessly discourage new folks from joining in, for two reasons. First, don't stay away because you have nothing to wear. At least with international folk dancing, adequate attire is a T-shirt and slacks for most events. Don't let the photos give you pause. Second, your eyes are not likely to glaze over. Anyone with a reasonable measure of coordination and presence of mind will do just fine.
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