September 20, 2009 |
Blood's a Rover A Novel James Ellroy Alfred A. Knopf: 648 pp., $28.95 Here's the new James Ellroy. You pretty much know what you're going to get. Bucketloads of conspiracy theory and 600-plus pages of stripped-down prose strafing you like a machine gun. The book is long, as usual, the sentences short, as ever: "He was a sergeant on the Vegas PD. He was married. He had a chemistry degree. His father was a big Mormon fat cat. Wayne Senior was jungled up all over the nut Right.
August 7, 2013
Feeling more like a mid-season episode of some television detective serial than a self-contained film all its own, "Blood" is a dour British crime drama that lacks much of a beating heart. Directed by Nick Murphy from a screenplay by Bill Gallagher, the story is set amid a small coastal town near an island that is cut off when the tides roll in, creating a place where locals often try to store their secrets. That includes a brother detective duo (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham) who learned their trade from their father (Brian Cox)
August 7, 2013 |
Older chocoholics may have a new excuse to indulge their cravings: The dark stuff not only soothes the soul, but might also sharpen the mind. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, researchers reported that chocolate may help improve brain health and thinking skills in the elderly . The Boston-based team found that older people who initially performed poorly on a memory and reasoning test and also had reduced blood flow...
November 21, 2013 |
Last week, the British style magazine Dazed & Confused quoted Devonté Hynes as saying that none of the songs he'd apparently been asked to write for Britney Spears' upcoming album had made the cut. Too bad. As demonstrated by his recent work with Sky Ferreira, Solange and the English girl group MKS -- all of whom have moved through a number of styles on their way to music they present as truth -- Hynes the collaborator specializes in facilitating self-discovery...
September 1, 2011 |
The humble potato, much maligned lately, might have shot at redemption. A study finds that purple spuds might help obese and overweight people lower their blood pressure. The small crossover study, presented recently at the national meeting and exposition of the American Chemical Society in Denver, focused on 18 overweight or obese people who had high blood pressure. They ate six to eight small microwaved purple potatoes with skins (or biscuits containing an corresponding amount of potato starch)
December 23, 2011
'In the Land of Blood and Honey' MPAA rating: R for war violence and atrocities including rape, sexuality, nudity and language Running time: 2 hours, 7 minutes Playing: At ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood
February 9, 2012 |
A new blood clot study finds that flying economy class is not any riskier than first class , as sometimes thought, but sitting by the window seems to play a role, because it makes people less likely to leave their seats. Still, even on long flights (four hours or more) the risk for most people is extremely low, an American College of Chest Physicians' committee reported. For details, go to http://www.chestjournal.org . . . . Salt Lake City retail shopping scene undergoes a major upgrade March 22 with the opening of City Creek Center , a shopping and dining destination downtown.
October 7, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Doctors plan to operate on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday morning to remove blood that has collected outside of her brain, the apparent result of a fall the 60-year-old leader took in August, officials said. Fernandez was admitted to a Buenos Aires hospital Monday after complaining the day before about a “tingling” sensation in her left arm, and after experts determined a “slight loss of muscle strength” in the limb, according to a statement released by doctors at the Favaloro Foundation hospital.
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May 16, 2010 |
A trail of blood leading from a McDonald's restaurant to a private home resulted in the discovery of an underground "fight club" and the arrest of a San Gabriel man early Saturday morning, according to authorities. Richard Nguyen, 24, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and ordered held on $30,000 bail after an incident at a home in the 500 block of Darlington Street, in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County just east of Montebello, authorities said. County sheriff's deputies said a private sport-fighting event was being held at the home when "a dispute broke out among some of the participants" and Nguyen allegedly stabbed two men with a knife.