November 27, 1999
Alex Coolman Several months ago, Lily Tomlin was talking with some students at USC, showing them a few of the characters she made famous in her Broadway shows like "Appearing Nitely" and "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe." She did Trudy the Bag Lady, she did Chrissy the self-improvement nut, she did Paul the burnout -- comic creatures who won her a Tony the first time "Search" was on Broadway in the '80s. The students' reaction, in some respects, was frustrating: the kids had never heard of these characters.
August 19, 2006
"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down." Lily Tomlin "It was so great to get away with the family. There is nothing quite like a change of pace and place," my friend said to me after she returned home from a week away. We talked about their trip to the Pacific Northwest, how green the trees were, how blue the sky was and how scenic everything seemed to her. She said everybody in her family got along better than she remembered them doing in a long while.
October 18, 2003
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4295. SPECIAL EVENTS HISTORY OF HITCHCOCK Orange Coast College is offering a nine-part film history on Alfred Hitchcock. The series will be moderated by retired OCC professor H. Arthur Taussig. Each session will be held at 6:30 p.m. one Friday each month. The events will be held at OCC's Fine Arts Hall 116. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors and OCC students.
December 16, 1999
B.W. Cook There is not as much talk about AIDS these days. The disease that seemed to primarily attack gays and intravenous drug users is no longer front-page news. So-called mainstream society no longer fears a scourge of AIDS ravaging the heartland. In America we tend to prioritize diseases and their cures. We attach numbers to the afflicted. What percentage of people in the country suffer from heart disease? How many have cancer? HIV and AIDS is quite far down the totem pole of percentages.