July 27, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See below for details. Two candidates have emerged as the clear favorites to become the new board president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Lionsgate Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-Chairman Rob Friedman and veteran studio publicity executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs. On Tuesday night the 48 members of the academy's board of governors will meet to choose a replacement for one-term president Hawk Koch, who served only a year on the job because of term limits.
July 10, 2013 |
You might not expect one of the world's premiere furniture designers to jet from Munich to Los Angeles so that he could focus his creative genius on the office cubicle, but that is essentially what brought Konstantin Grcic to California recently, at least in part. The German designer paused to chat at the Culver City office of Vitra before moving on to visit tech companies in the Bay Area. The goal: to rethink office furniture, dreaming up new physical environments that reflect how a new generation of employees conceive, collaborate and innovate.
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July 7, 2013 |
As smiling men and women in blue graduation gowns entered the hotel ballroom and took their seats, Angela Myles eyed the chair that would not be filled. The chair would be occupied by a neatly folded cap and gown instead of by her son, 20-year-old Clarence Bourne . Myles, sitting at the front table with her two daughters, couldn't stop staring. "Why can't my son be there too?" she kept wondering, her eyes occasionally filling with tears. Bourne, the youngest and only boy in a family with three girls, was killed in Exposition Park five days earlier, gunned down as he walked home from his girlfriend's house.
June 18, 2013 |
President Obama suggested he might not renominate Ben S. Bernanke for a third term as chairman of the Federal Reserve , saying the central bank chief has already stayed in the job longer than originally planned. In a PBS interview that aired late Monday, Obama did not directly answer a question about whether he would renominate Bernanke, whose term as chairman ends in January. Instead, Obama praised Bernanke and compared him to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, who is stepping down in September after 12 years on the job. "I think Ben Bernanke's done an outstanding job," Obama told PBS' Charlie Rose in the interview taped Sunday.
June 6, 2013 |
This weekend, more than 1,000 producers and film industry professionals will converge on the Century City lot of 20th Century Fox Studios for the fifth annual Produced by Conference. Hosted by the Producers Guild of America, the two-day event is billed as a educational, networking and career building forum for producers who work in film, television and new media industries. The Times spoke with co-Chair Gary Lucchesi, producer of "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Lincoln Lawyer," about the conference.
May 30, 2013 |
Ray and Charles Eames started their experiments in molded plywood back in the 1940s, but the couple's famous molded arm and side chairs never were made in anything other than fiberglass or polypropylene because the curves of the seat couldn't be manufactured in wood. Now, 62 years after its initial release, the Eames Molded Side Chair has conquered that technological divide: The piece has just been reissued in walnut, white ash or santos polisander (a species of sustainably harvested Bolivian rosewood)
May 25, 2013 |
"Prolonged sitting is not what nature intended for us," says Dr. Camelia Davtyan, clinical professor of medicine and director of women's health at the UCLA Comprehensive Health Program. "The chair is out to kill us," says James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Most of us have years of sitting experience, consider ourselves quite good at it and would swear that nature intended us to do it as much as possible. PHOTOS: 17 ways to fight the inertia, step by step But unfortunately, a good deal of data suggest that we're off our rockers to spend so much time on our rockers - as well as the vast variety of other seats where we're fond of parking our duffs.
May 22, 2013 |
MOORE, Okla. -- As bulldozers cleared great piles of debris where homes once stood, some residents took stock of the wreckage and pondered their next decisions: move or rebuild? For many, including those near the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children died, it is hard to imagine rebuilding, or moving on. "You sign that 30-year note thinking you'll be here for 30 years," said Willie Gouge, who returned to a house with a shredded roof and a perforated living room.
April 24, 2013 |
The Music Center announced on Wednesday that its board has elected Lisa Specht to become the new chair, succeeding Kent Kresa who took on the post in 2011. Specht is expected to assume the role immediately. Specht is a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and has served as chair of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum Commission. She joined the Music Center board in 2007 and most recently served as vice chair. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times A spokeswoman for the Music Center said that Kresa is stepping down because he is moving with his family to Oregon.
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April 18, 2013 |
Gifford Phillips, a gentlemanly patron of cultural institutions and passionate advocate of contemporary art who played a leading role at museums on both coasts of the United States, has died. He was 94. Phillips died Wednesday of natural causes at a hospice in Palm Desert, said his daughter Marjorie Elliott. A member of a wealthy family - including his uncle, art collector Duncan Phillips, who founded the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. - Gifford Phillips was a partner in Pardee Phillips, a real estate developer of residential and commercial property in California and Nevada.