January 23, 2013 |
The Sundance Film Festival is well under way, giving us a preview of the independent features that may soon be coming to screens near us. The mix is interesting and sexy this year, and includes a good share of auteurs who've both written and directed their films. And yet, books remain in the mix. Here's your guide to the books behind the movies that are taking Sundance by storm. Movie: " Two Mothers " Starring: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, and James Frechevile Plot: Two close friends secretly carry on affairs with each other's sons Based on: A short story by Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing.
December 13, 2013 |
It's that time of year again. Yes, yes, the holidays. But in addition to garlands and lights, lists of highlights from the previous 12 months abound. Facebook has its " Most Talked About in 2013 " list, Tumblr has a whole blog dedicated to " Year in Review ," and Instagram released top trends and posts of 2013 . Twitter also isn't letting us forget what we tweeted about this year. It breaks down 2013 by month and by four topics: news, entertainment, sports and showcase.
February 24, 2013 |
“Inocente,” directed by the team of Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, won the Oscar for documentary short on Sunday. The film follows a homeless, undocumented immigrant teenage girl in San Diego as she relentlessly pursues her dream of becoming an artist. With heart and wit, the film explores the issue of homelessness among youth while also capturing the power of art and ambition. The work aired first on EPIX and later MTV. The filmmakers were previously nominated for their documentary feature “War Dance” in 2007.
September 22, 2013 |
Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore just listed Tina Fey, clad in a custom blue Narcisco Rodriguez gown, as one of the Emmys' best dressed Sunday night, and her makeup fell right in line with her look. Fey's makeup artist Gita Bass evened out her skin tone using Armani Luminous Silk foundation, and then added a warm glow with Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel bronzing makeup base, which she swept onto Fey's cheekbones, forehead and temples. For a pop of color on the cheeks, Bass added Chanel Cream blush in Revelation 63. To create a soft smoky eye, Bass lined Fey's top and bottom lash lines with MAC Cosmetics eyeliner in Teddy (a bronze shade with gold flecks)
January 13, 2013 |
Dior's new designer Raf Simons has dressed a constellation of stars in recent months, including two of the highest profile guests at tonight's awards. Both ladies wore red, Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless, 1950s-ish style dress with a molded bustier that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive chattering about her assets, and Marion Cotillard in a more demure red column with draped detail, which was whipped up by Simons especially for her. Any pizazz that Lawrence might have had was deflated as soon as she opened her mouth.
August 23, 2012
2013 Cadillac XTS Base price: $44,995 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $62,300; XTS AWD Platinum Powertrain: 3.6-liter, DOHC, direct-injected V-6 engine; six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and manual mode Horsepower: 304 at 6,800 rpm Torque: 264 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm Curb weight: 4,215 pounds Wheelbase: 111.7 inches Overall length: 202 inches EPA fuel economy: 17 mpg city/26 highway...
May 3, 2012
2013 Infiniti JX Base price: $41,400 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $55,175; AWD model with premium, theater, deluxe touring and driver assistance packages. Powertrain: 3.5-liter, DOHC V-6 engine; continuously-variable transmission with simulated manual mode Horsepower: 265 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 248 pound-feet at 4,400 rpm 0-60: 7.9 seconds, according to Motor Trend magazine Curb weight: 4,419 pounds Wheelbase: 114.2 inches Overall length: 196.4 inches EPA fuel economy: 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway Final thoughts: Crosses over into comfort for the whole family
December 27, 2012
2013 Ford Fusion Base price: $22,495 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $30,680, Fusion SE Powertrain: 1.6-liter, DOHC, direct-injected, inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine; six-speed automatic transmission Horsepower: 178 at 5,700 rpm Torque: 184 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm 0-60 : 8.0 seconds, according to Motor Trend Curb weight: 3,421 pounds Wheelbase: 112.2 inches Overall length: 191.7 inches...