August 29, 2007 |
THIS Labor Day, let's have a kegger. An elegant kegger. Forget all your images of frat-house suds sessions -- it's not about Bud, Miller and burgers anymore. These days, you can get a keg of the freshest, most recherché microbrews -- Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' India Pale Ale or Karl Strauss Red Trolley or Lost Coast Great White.
July 29, 2007 |
Where are you? It's between 4 a.m. and whenever, and you're under attack. By strobe lights flashing like Morse code. By clusters of people jumping like fleas trapped in a petri dish. By the music banging against the walls of your ears. No wonder you can't tell time -- it's all you can do to put one foot in front of the other without a-tumblin' down. Welcome to the Las Vegas after-hours scene.
July 25, 2007 |
A cool shimmer of gelée catches the light, and suspended beneath its glassy sheen like a summer mosaic is a perfectly poached egg, an asparagus tip, some fresh peas, slices of carrots, pieces of tender green beans and sprigs of herbs. Spoon into it, first breaking into the smooth gelée and then into the rich, velvety egg. One bite, and the flavor of the gelée shines through, bright and refreshing and citrusy -- because it's made with Sauvignon Blanc.
March 30, 2007 |
"Ten 'Til Noon" is a triumph of ingenuity over budget, a taut, darkly comic thriller with a dart of pathos that holds attention like Super Glue from the first frame to the last. It is writer Paul Osborne's first produced screenplay and director Scott Storm's second feature -- the first was the well-reviewed yet unreleased 1998 film "Burn," a bleak fable of survival in Hollywood.
December 7, 2006 |
When Charmaine Clamor's warm, luscious contralto slips into a rhythmically seductive version of "I'm in the Mood for Love" or purrs through the tender lyrics of "The Very Thought of You," there's no doubt that a first-rate jazz talent is present.
November 12, 2006 |
What you will be talking about: That new blond Bond, James Bond. Daniel Craig was a controversial choice to play 007,but all eyes will be on the new Mr. Martini when "Casino Royale" shakes its way into theaters this week. (Friday) * What your inner 6-year-old will want to talk about: Hey You Guyyyyys! The 1970s kids' television show "The Electric Company" is available for viewing again thanks to a new "Best of the Electric Company" DVD coming out this week.
December 5, 2005 |
For years, marketers have struggled to translate the fantasy power of their films into sales at fashionable boutiques and department stores. They've sanctioned vivid yellow overcoats from "Dick Tracy," frilly cancan skirts from "Moulin Rouge!" and blue gemstone pendants from "Titanic." Now, marketers are at it again, this time filled with hope that "Memoirs of a Geisha" has what it takes to sell pricey shoes, beauty products, holiday finery and even tea.
July 24, 2005 |
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show -- The Complete Second Season" Fox, $30 With sitcoms seemingly a dying breed on television these days, the studios have made a wise move mining their vaults for DVD revivals of TV comedy series like "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," which ran on CBS from 1970 to '77.
June 26, 2005 |
Shaquille O'Neal began his Laker career in the Forum, and Saturday morning he returned, this time to walk across the stage and accept a master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix Southern California Campus. Before the commencement ceremony honoring more than 2,000 graduates, Shaq appeared at a news conference.