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September 15, 2012 |
It's popular these days to have a love-hate relationship with Facebook ... or maybe just a hate-hate. The IPO was underwhelming, and no one likes the new timeline or that annoying ticker that flows to the right of the screen. People worry about how their personal information is being stored and used. They even made fun of Mark Zuckerberg for being flummoxed by an ATM during his honeymoon. But you can't say a bad thing about Facebook to me. Nothing will convince me it's not the best thing ever.
January 29, 2012 |
Now that a guy no longer needs a linebacker's physique, a Rat Packer's swagger or cartoon bags of money to justify the purchase of a made-to-measure dress shirt, here are a few local options - at different levels of wallet strain - worth exploring: Anto Distinctive Shirtmaker Anto has been a maker of truly custom shirts (along with neckties, robes, pajamas and boxer shorts - but no suits) for Tinseltown's well-heeled for more than five decades. Clients have included Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Johnny Depp (at the recent Golden Globes)
October 14, 2010
POP MUSIC The South African rap trio Die Antwoord so perfectly upends every au courant collision in urban, electronica and world music today that, well, larger forces seem at play. The band's founder, Ninja (a.k.a. Waddy Jones, a longtime rap- and art-scene veteran in Johannesburg), is a leonine, flat-topped MC covered in crude prison-style tattoos who's frequently onstage in little more than "Dark Side of the Moon" boxer shorts. The band's producer, DJ Hi-Tek, is a rotund and mute beatsmith fond of marijuana-themed bandanas and cutting tracks on his "PC computer" that he uploads to the "interwebs worldwide.
September 28, 2008 |
AT THE risk of over-sharing, I have a confession: My job got me hooked on high-priced underpants. For most of my adult life I've been perfectly happy with the same standard-issue, boldly patterned, $14 J. Crew knickers I've always worn, the ones festooned with hamburgers, tiki drinks, mermaids and deck chairs in the summer, snowmen, Christmas trees and Santa Clauses in the winter.
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September 12, 2004 |
Cheryl Simpson and Charles Eldridge's paths crossed on a recent hot September morning, a chance encounter at the Orange International Street Fair that neither of them is likely to remember in much detail. Eldridge, a 23-year-old government teacher at Santa Ana's Calvary Chapel High School, was looking for November campaign literature for his classroom.
July 18, 2003 |
Boxer shorts and pajamas belonging to President Kennedy as well as a swimsuit and lipsticks belonging to his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, will be auctioned Saturday. The auction, at Dawson's Auctioneers & Appraisers in Morris Plains, will include more than 300 items ranging from the whimsical -- World War II Navy-issue boxer shorts, with the sewn label, "Jack Kennedy" -- to the historic, a personal presidential campaign notebook.