September 13, 2001 |
It's the invasion of the steakhouses--first Balboa on Sunset Strip, now this second branch of a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based restaurant called Mastro's Steakhouse. After Texas businessman Grady Sanders spent lavishly turning the old Bistro space on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills into a newly minted but very short-lived version of Chasen's, now comes this brash newcomer. The space was gutted yet again, this time to turn it into the vision of a fat-cat Scottsdale steakhouse. The ceilings are high.
December 2, 2011 |
Anyone feeling let down by this past summer's action selections for their false-start franchises, comic-book over-reliance or crutch-use of unworldly CGI will be well served by finding their way to "The Yellow Sea. " The second feature from South Korean writer-director Na Hong-Jin, the film is a breakneck mix of bone-crunching freneticism and bloody close-quarters knife-fighting with a strand of romantic melancholy. In the somewhat lawless territory where North Korea, China and Russia border one another, a cab driver is given an offer to work off a gambling debt by traveling to Seoul to kill a man. While he's there, the cab driver also looks for his wife, who has likely left him. All this sets off a storm of violence, double-crosses and layered subterfuges that puts the cabby in well over his head but also brings out a streak of capable savvy that even he is surprised to find within himself.
April 7, 1993 |
In a surprising discovery, UCLA researchers have found that atherosclerosis, better known as hardening of the arteries, may arise in part through the formation of bone in the arteries. The finding, reported today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could open the door to new therapies to prevent atherosclerosis, which is treated by controlling intake of cholesterol and fats, said Dr. Linda Demer, associate chief of cardiology at the UCLA School of Medicine.
September 13, 2009 |
Ruben Fleischer didn't think his motion picture directorial debut would involve 45 days of filming disfigured zombies getting maimed by a roller coaster, shooting hundreds of bloodied corpses running at full speed or capturing a flesh-eating bride as she lunges at her groom. Not that that's a bad thing. "My dream was to get to make a movie and the experience of actually making a movie so far exceeded my dreams of whatever I thought to be possible," said the history-major-turned-director.
December 17, 2000 |
Sophia Forshtay wakes up on a Sunday morning, a 4-year-old singing happily to herself in bed. Her tiny melody floats through the house, mixing with the aroma of breakfast coffee. But there's a sad note: Lying on her back, she can't turn her head. She can't lift her arms. Sophia's body is slowly, inexorably turning to bone. She is one of about 2,500 people around the world with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP.
December 19, 2010 |
All actors, in some way, suffer for their craft, with the very act of losing oneself inside another being coming at a high price. All that pushing and prodding of one's pain, joy, love, loss and failure required by the craft is invasive by nature, demanding exposure that few of us would willingly suffer. But there are those roles where the physical extremes parallel, or outpace, the emotional ones; where art is found in extraordinary action, an "our body, ourselves" melding of the abstract of emotions with the concrete of bone and sinew.
June 22, 1989 |
If the soup is cold or the steak is overcooked, you can always send it back to the kitchen. But what can you do if you bite into a juicy hamburger patty and break a tooth? You can sue. That's the conclusion of a recent California Court of Appeal case. Patrice Evart broke a tooth when she bit into a hamburger and struck a hard object that felt like a piece of bone. She sued the manufacturer of the hamburger and the restaurant that served it, among others. Los Angeles trial judge David M. Schacter dismissed the case before trial in late 1987, apparently convinced that a piece of bone was not a foreign object, but a natural product that a consumer should reasonably expect to encounter in a hamburger patty.
June 17, 2013 |
Monique Pean is one of the most talented new American jewelry designers working today. She founded her line in 2006, bringing a sustainable approach to her work by using recycled gold and conflict-free stones. Since then she's attracted the attention of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, winning the Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2009*, and of First Lady Michelle Obama, model Karlie Kloss, actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson, and many more who have worn her unique designs.
July 30, 2012 |
Modern culture emerged in southern Africa at least 44,000 years ago, more than 20,000 years earlier than anthropologists had previously believed, researchers reported Monday. That blossoming of technology and art occurred at roughly the same time that modern humans were migrating from Africa to Europe, where they soon displaced Neanderthals. Many of the characteristics of the ancient culture identified by anthropologists are still present in hunter-gatherer cultures of Africa today, such as the San culture of southern Africa, the researchers said.