September 23, 2013 |
Feel the love, Vin, please feel the love. Know how some people just can't take a compliment? They get all embarrassed and bashful, turn their head away like they're trying to hide? That's Vin Scully. It's absolutely incredible, but that is him. Scully is going to hate this post. It might even flare up his lovely Irish dander, though I admit in the over 30 years I've had the great pleasure to know him, I've never once seen that come close to happening. Probably like you, I think of Vin as a friend.
August 14, 2013 |
Auction house appraisers have been summoned to Detroit, which is seeking bankruptcy protection, for the gruesome purpose of assessing the market value of the sprawling city-owned art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The museum could sell paintings and sculptures to help pay civic debts. Although emergency manager Kevyn Orr has said no such plan has been decided yet, a Detroit metropolitan county on Tuesday threatened to stop distributing property tax revenue to the museum if any of the collection is sold.
August 7, 2013 |
Danielle Steel has written 130 books and is by all accounts a success, but she still deals with condescension from men at dinner parties. The 65-year-old Steel took to her blog to write a post, "Are you still a Brain Surgeon?" where she details her experiences with men who belittle her writing career, and those of her female entrepreneur friend. According to Steel, the situation happens this way: She will run into a man that she hasn't seen for awhile. He will immediately ask, "So, are you still writing?"
July 31, 2013 |
BEIJING - - A prominent Chinese rock singer's acerbic taunts about bombing government offices following a real airport bombing in Beijing this month have led police to detain her on terrorism charges, although she could be free within 10 days. Rock singer Wu Hongfei, the 38-year-old lead singer of the group Happy Avenue and a frequent government critic, was taken into custody more than a week ago, after she took to her microblog in the hours following a July 20 explosion at the capital airport, caustically saying she'd like to set off an explosion at Beijing's local housing commission office.
July 19, 2013 |
"Web Therapy" (Showtime, Tuesdays). Lisa Kudrow's Skype-framed talking-heads comedy, which began on the Web in 2008, embarks upon its third Showtime season this week. Created by Kudrow -- who plays online therapist Fiona Wallice, a character as far from Phoebe Buffay as might be imagined -- with Don Roos, who directs, and Dan Bucatinsky, who plays Fiona's assistant, it's a testament to what can be made from a low-overhead idea in able hands. There is a coherent ongoing narrative (crafted by the three creators, and improvised upon by the actors)
June 19, 2013 |
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke outlines what he expects for U.S. growth in the coming year as the central bank releases its policy statement. He'll also face TV cameras and reporters during a quarterly news conference. Reporters, editors and other analysts will live blog what policymakers say -- and what they don't say. We'll also follow the stock market's gyrations and other reactions. The main question for today: Will Bernanke be able to reassure the world that the central bank has a plan for scaling back its unprecedented efforts to boost the economic recovery.
June 18, 2013
Tangy frozen lemon yogurt Total time: 10 minutes, plus chilling and freezing time Servings: Makes 1 quart Note: (This recipe is from David Lebovitz. Read the original article here. ) Greek-style yogurt is available at Trader Joe's and well-stocked markets. Citric acid is available at some pharmacies, as well as at specialty cooking and baking supply stores; fruit preservatives such as Fruit-Fresh can be substituted and are available in the canning section of well-stocked markets.
June 18, 2013
Total time: 30 minutes, plus infusing, chilling and freezing time Servings: Makes 1 quart Note: Buckwheat kernels (sometimes called kasha) can be found at well-stocked grocery stores, cooking stores and health food markets. For a variation, fold in 2 tablespoons roasted cocoa nibs instead of buckwheat kernels at recipe's end. Leftover buckwheat can be mixed into muffin or quick-bread batter. Cooked with additional milk, dried fruit and a bit of sweetener, it makes a terrific warm cereal.
June 12, 2013 |
Apple this week unveiled the first major design overhaul for the iPhone operating system, and many were not impressed with the new look. Despite being led by Jony Ive, who has been Apple's hardware design chief since the 1990s, the new look found in iOS 7 has been criticized by many in the design community, and now a new Tumblr blog that pokes fun at the overhaul has hit the Web. Jony Ive Redesigns Things , the Tumblr blog, posts mockups made...
June 11, 2013 |
WAIPAHU, Hawaii - They don't make power couples like this very often: He is a self-proclaimed whistle-blower, the focus of international headlines and Obama administration ire. She apparently describes herself as a "world-traveling, pole-dancing super hero. " Edward Snowden and Lindsay Mills lived in a modest blue clapboard house with white trim here in a Honolulu suburb until about six weeks ago. Their former neighbors described them as quiet and private. Until they weren't any more.