November 28, 2012 |
Khloe Kardashian spilled the dish on the Kardashian Christmas card Wednesday, telling Ellen DeGeneres that yes, some members of the family are indeed Photoshopped in, given the difficulty of getting them all in one place at the same time. "We pretend that we're always together," Kardashian said. "The power of cameras and Photoshop. " They do, however, all get together for Christmas itself. In 2010, Lamar Odom was edited into the card, because he was on the road for an NBA game when the vignette was snapped.
February 21, 2012 |
Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. — If reliever LaTroy Hawkins picked an entry song that truly reflected his baseball career, it would be Johnny Cash's tune, "I've Been Everywhere. " The 39-year-old right-hander is now in camp with the Angels, his ninth team in 10 years. After eight seasons in Minnesota, Hawkins moved to Chicago (Cubs), San Francisco, Baltimore, Colorado, New York (Yankees), Houston, Milwaukee and now Anaheim, where he is expected to be an important bullpen piece after signing a one-year, $3-million deal in December.
December 25, 2010 |
Christmas cards, Christmas dinner, "A Christmas Carol" ? the United States has borrowed many of its holiday traditions from its imperialistic progenitor across the pond. But while Christmas crackers and mince pies show up regularly if not universally, Americans have not embraced one of the British mainstays: Christmas Day television. In Britain, TV is all about Christmas, and vice versa, for much of December, including specials (and, of course, the Queen's Speech) on the feast day proper.
December 9, 2010 |
If it seems like you're getting fewer holiday cards this year, don't worry. Chances are it has nothing to do with your popularity. The practice of sending Christmas cards is fading, collateral damage of the digital age. After experiencing slowing growth since 2005, Christmas card sales declined in 2009. While the drop was slight, 0.4%, according to research firm Mintel International Group, evidence is building that the next generation of correspondents is unlikely to carry on the tradition with the same devotion as their parents.
HOME & GARDEN
December 4, 2010 |
From what I've been able to glean, Christmas is just around the corner. The media treat it like Allied troops landing on the beach in France. Our family treats it as something far more substantial. Party invites have started arriving, and the other day ? Thanksgiving, in fact ? we took a photo of the kids to insert into the Christmas cards. My wife, Posh, approaches the Christmas card photo like a Vogue editor perusing the perfect cover. She once flew the whole bunch of them to Paris for the right Christmas shot.
December 22, 2009 |
Each night for 25 years my dad drove the streets of this city with more than 300 newspapers packed in his car. While most people slept, he delivered papers in housing projects and to homes in areas of the city some would be nervous to visit. These days my dad, Simeon Stewart, is an alumnus of a fading fraternity: the home newspaper carrier. Technically he never worked for the Los Angeles Times; he worked all those years for Mr. Norman Wilson Sr., who held a contract to deliver The Times in South Los Angeles and had a crew of men to do it. Like my dad, most of them were African Americans with wives and families and mortgages.