October 15, 2013 |
BEIJING - If you missed it, you are forgiven. Entirely. The Lakers played Golden State in an exhibition game that started at 4:30 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday, ended a few ticks before 6:45 and took place 6,000 miles from L.A. Nick Young had 18 points, Pau Gasol had 15 and the chants for Kobe Bryant started in the first quarter of the Lakers' 100-95 loss. Bryant sat in a dark suit on the bench, still recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, but it didn't stop the game-ops people from putting him on the scoreboard three or four times every quarter to the endless delight of Lakers fans.
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October 3, 2013 |
A high school student who grabbed a National Rifle Assn. T-shirt in her hurry to find something to wear to school was confronted by campus officials who forced the student to remove her shirt or face disciplinary action , the girl's parents said. Haley Bullwinkle complied with the demand, took off the white T-shirt in the health office and put on a school shirt that officials at Canyon High in Anaheim gave her, but came home confused and frightened, said the girl's father, who said he received the shirt when he joined the NRA. "I felt like they were violating my rights, my freedom of speech," the sophomore said.
September 22, 2013 |
We are living in a golden age of television where every millisecond of a hit TV show can be scrutinized and celebrated by smartphone-addicted fans. Most of the credit for this goes to series' creators and networks, but for a certain segment of the audience, the costumers deserve recognition as well. Blessed are the fashion geeks. For they have the best attention to detailed craftsmanship. Not only do they watch, they obsess. EMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Top nominees | Complete list For proof, look to the way we follow TV's current lineup.
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September 20, 2013 |
An associate pastor charged with raping at least 20 members of his Norwalk church was described by congregants as "a wolf in sheep's clothing" who was "likea magnet to women. " Jorge Juan Castro, 54, targeted female members of Nuevas Buenas Church who were undocumented immigrants and only spoke Spanish, assaulting them at the church or during home visits, authorities said Thursday. He was arrested and charged last week in connection with the alleged crimes, which Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said date back to his arrival in Los Angeles from Argentina in 2004.
September 11, 2013 |
Rapper and fledgling fashion designer Kanye West is looking for a vice president of production and a chief financial officer for a "clothing project. " Both positions are posted on LinkedIn. "The venture will be very high profile and, unlike those in which celebrities merely lend their name to a label, this venture will have the power of Mr. West's creative genius at the heart and soul of it," says the posting for VP . "Mr. West will play a hands-on role in leading design efforts, having studied and worked with design houses such as Fendi, Giuseppe Zanotti, Nike and Louis Vuitton," it says.
September 10, 2013 |
Some of the most dynamic female writers today are turning their attention to clothes. Is it the secret influence of Fashion Week? Have clothes been on their minds all along? Man Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood talked about the importance of clothes in her novel “The Blind Assassin” on the Guardian Books Blog's podcast. Atwood declared her interest in the “neglected study” of clothing technologies, particularly when it comes to military uniforms. She gives the example of the nylon uniforms issued to American soldiers fighting in the Korean War -- the material “when you walk goes poosh, poosh, poosh.