October 25, 2012 |
Writer-director David Trueba strips his characters bare, figuratively and literally, in the language-driven two-hander "Madrid, 1987," which uses a May-December pairing to explore a moment of intense transition for Spain. The actors give their characters a resonance beyond the symbolic, but the action doesn't quite transcend the stagy setup. That action, most of which transpires in a locked bathroom, takes place over 24 hours during a heat wave. Veteran columnist Miguel (José Sacristán)
April 20, 2014 |
I go to Mass almost every Sunday, but I try to avoid the big holidays. Especially Easter. In most Christian churches, Easter is a kind of triumphalistic affirmation of Christian certainty. My sense is that the Resurrection is not a celebration; it is a threat and a challenge. Even though I am a Catholic Worker and I live and work with the homeless and serve a meal at our soup kitchen every day, I don't want to encounter the risen Christ, for how can any of us begin to measure up to his example?
March 13, 2014 |
PRETORIA, South Africa - The pistol, cocked and ready to fire, lay on a mat on the bloodied bathroom floor in the home of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, just where he left it after shooting his girlfriend to death, according to police. In an eerie virtual tour of the Pistorius house Thursday, seen via crime scene photos taken just after her body was removed, Pretoria's high court followed the trail of blood leading up the marble staircase and inexorably into the bathroom where Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
May 13, 2012 |
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has listed the Brentwood house she owned with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards , for $2.649 million. Less than a month after coming on the market, the tidy white home with gray shutters is already in escrow. The traditional-style house features a family room and living room with French doors opening to a fanciful garden that appears to be "practically perfect in every way" to borrow a phrase from "Mary Poppins. " The formal dining room has a cathedral ceiling and glass walls.
April 24, 2011 |
Classic elegance and natural light interplay at a Brentwood Park home that opens to graceful gardens, canyon views and a saltwater pool with cabana. Designed by Studio City architect Bob Ray Offenhauser, known for creating luxury estates, the gated property is in a neighborhood known for being home to celebrity residents and business executives. "My girls were young teenagers when we moved here in 2007, and I didn't want to put them in 90210," says owner Patricia K. Applegate, a retired businesswoman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2012 |
Melissa Marr's alarm pierces the silence in her room at the homeless shelter. 5:40 a.m. In the darkness, she leans over and kisses her 3-year-old daughter, rolls out of the bed and wakes her 8-year-old son, still snuggled up in the mismatched floral sheets next to his sister. Marr slips on socks and sneakers, pulling the yellow laces tight with double knots - a must for the road. "I love you, Mommy," Jakob calls out as his mother opens the door to their room. "Love you too," she says.
HOME & GARDEN
May 9, 2011 |
A 40-acre equestrian estate built in the 1980s by actor Jack Klugman has come on the market in Temecula at $8,299,000. Called Hacienda de Endar and designed as a thoroughbred breeding and training facility, the property is set in Riverside County wine country and includes an 8,902-square-foot main house, guest houses, a five-hole golf course, a tennis court and a swimming pool with spa. The Spanish-style main house has four bedrooms and...
HOME & GARDEN
November 28, 2009 |
Personal trainer Bob Harper of "The Biggest Loser" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills at the slimmed-down price of $2.9 million. The single-story midcentury-style home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in about 2,600 square feet and sits on a cul-de-sac. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-plan living and dining room reveal canyon, city lights and ocean views beyond the swimming pool. There are also views from the master bedroom and the large windows in the kitchen, which opens to a breakfast bar. Harper has been the Blue Team leader on the NBC weight-loss show (2004-present)
September 4, 2011
Location: 114 Hollister Ranch, Gaviota 93117 Asking price: $6,695,000 House sizes: About 9,000 square feet in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom main house; two-bedroom, four-bathroom house with multiple sleeping lofts; one-bedroom, two-bathroom clubhouse/barn; one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse; and one-bedroom mountaintop house with outdoor shower. Lot size: About 108 acres Features: Gym, stone fireplaces, spas, swimming pool, rose and vegetable gardens, apricot orchard About the area: In the first half of the year, 63 single-family homes sold in the 93117 ZIP Code at a median price of $618,000, according to DataQuick.
July 22, 2013 |
Oh, Geraldo, did you have to chicken out? If you're going to make a statement - in your case, a semi-nude statement - you should stick with it! Geraldo Rivera showed his bold self, and nearly his whole self, in a semi-nude selfie photo he tweeted out early Sunday morning, barely towel-clad way below the waist. The caption ? "70 is the new 50. (Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age...)" Erica, FYI, is his wife of 10 years. And if that weren't enough ... Then he deleted the picture.