This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Jimmy Carter Book Signing: Don't Come w/o a Ticket
The former president of the United States will be signing books tonight at Vroman's in Pasadena, but according to the famous bookstore's spokesperson (well, the nice lady who answered the phone), "please do not come unless you already have a ticket" or you will not be allowed into the bookstore.
Mr. Carter is currently traveling around the country in support of his controversial new book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid". Although some who have read the book say the Nobel Prize winner blames both sides for the trouble in the disputed region, in a recent interview broadcast on Israeli radio, he accused Israel of being more oppressive today than South Africa used to be.
"When Israel does occupy this territory deep within the West Bank, and connects the 200-or-so settlements with each other, with a road, and then prohibits the Palestinians from using that road, or in many cases even crossing the road, this perpetrates even worse instances of apartness, or apartheid, than we witnessed even in South Africa," he said.
With Vroman's friendly-yet-firm plea not to come to their book store, tied with the former President's controversial book, we were glad to read that Mr. Carter isn't worried about any violence that may come his way.
"I feel completely at ease," he was quoted as saying in Ha'aretz . "I am not running for office. And I have Secret Service protection."
But Yeoh is the first to publicly identify as Asian. We take a look at Oberon's complicated path in Hollywood.
His latest solo exhibition is titled “Flutterluster,” showing at Los Angeles gallery Matter Studio. It features large works that incorporate what Huss describes as a “fluttering line” that he’s been playing with ever since he was a child — going on 50 years.
It's set to open by mid-to-late February.
The new Orange County Museum of Art opens its doors to the public on Oct. 8.
Comic-Con Is Live And In-Person Again And Yes, That Means Cosplayers Are Back. Why They're So ExcitedCosplayers will be holding court once again and taking photos with onlookers at the con.
Sacheen Littlefeather Talks About What Really Happened Before, During And After Rejecting Marlon Brando’s OscarLittlefeather recalls an “incensed” John Wayne having to be restrained from assaulting her and being threatened with arrest if she read the long speech Brando sent with her.