December 23, 2011 |
Colored kale plants with red or purple centers and greenish outer leaves have long been popular as ornamental plants, for home gardens and street landscaping. Although edible, they were really more beautiful than delicious; but several newer varieties that have become available at farmers markets in recent years offer exceptionally sweet flavor and tender texture in addition to striking appearance. They're at their best in midwinter and add festive color to holiday tables. One of the local pioneers of colored kale cultivation is Jacob Grant of Roots Organic Farm, who became intrigued four years ago by a catalog description of the Chidori variety and now grows a quarter acre of it in Los Olivos, north of Santa Barbara.
February 12, 2014 |
Narciso Rodriguez's collection doesn't so much go through a revolution each season, but more an evolution. Whereas so many designers are working with bold flashes of color and modern sportswear shapes for fall 2014, Rodriguez has always done that. And to see how he does it is a reminder of what a truly gifted designer he is. Contrasting color lapels and geometric panels on relaxed coats, jackets, sleeveless tops and pants fit together like paper cut outs in a collage, creating art on the runway.
December 12, 1998
Memo to Plaschke, et al.: Friends who have seen my letters in The Times sports section have commented that I must have too much time on my hands. But at least I'm not sitting around, wringing my hands over the color of the UCLA basketball uniforms! BOB WARNOCK Eagle Rock
May 10, 2003
Re "Hussein Clan May Have a Billion Ways to Foment Unrest," May 7: Since Saddam Hussein may have millions of dollars of American currency in his possession, isn't it about time that America change the color of its money? This would wipe out many enemies of America, including drug cartels and crooked businesses. Paul E. Seal Palm Springs
November 29, 2012 |
For most of "Les Misérables," things do not go well for Fantine. Abandoned by the father of her child, she goes on a long spiral down the economic ladder and winds up working in a brothel. And although she's always featured with a splash of color in the film, by the time she's selling her body there's only one color left for her to wear: red. "In 'Les Misérables,' one thing [director Tom Hooper] wanted to have was color. Fantine always had to have reds and pinks in her outfit," says costume designer Paco Delgado.
July 30, 2013 |
A low-cost plastic iPhone in different colors has been rumored for a while, and now the device may have a name: the iPhone 5C. A photo hit the Web this weekend allegedly showing a bunch of the store boxes for the plastic iPhone. On the sides of the cases you can see "iPhone 5C. " Some doubted whether the picture and the name would really be what Apple called their plastic iPhone, but Business Insider is reporting that the iPhone 5C may indeed be the moniker for the low-cost smartphone.
October 7, 2004
Rumor has it from census data that Los Angeles is one of several counties in California where people of color are in the majority. This airy fact consistently eludes Calendar. Within the course of one week, Calendar covered the career of white filmmaker Alexander Payne and spotlighted four up-and-coming male filmmakers ("Filmmakers on the Verge," Sept. 30). The Times' failure to include any filmmakers of color in its profiles reinforces the racism of the Hollywood machine. Talented up-and-coming filmmakers of color are not getting the deals, perks and media fawning because of the industry's deeply rooted biases toward perspectives that don't conform to its ghettoized image of people of color.
November 19, 2013 |
As Soccer America Daily noted when they posted this video, soccer defenders don't usually pass the ball back to their goalkeeper from midfield. So you can't blame keeper Tom Woodhead for being a bit surprised when teammate Steven Gardner launched a ball toward his own net from 40 yards away early in the second half of a Northern Premier League match in Manchester, England. Gardner, who plays for Frickley Athletic, was battling for possession just inside the midfield stripe, when he elected to clear the ball from danger.
HOME & GARDEN
August 9, 2007 |
Brightly colored images from discarded magazines create of-the-moment sculpture in the latest line from Frazier & Wing. The new mobiles consist of a transparent plastic top supporting two-sided paper discs, hand-cut and strung with monofilament by designer Heather Frazier of Portland, Ore. You may see dahlias on one side of a disc, strawberry shortcake on the other. Kettle Chips ads have never looked so good.
August 31, 2006
Barbara Hernandez's article ["A Woman of Color Who's Seeing Red," Aug. 24] reminded me of something a Hispanic nurse told me last week. "When my husband died and my kids and I moved into a condo, I overheard a neighbor say to his elderly father, 'There goes the neighborhood -- the Mexicans are moving in.' But I got him good. Three years later I married him!" RICHARD SHOWSTACK Newport Beach I am one wide-eyed, grateful Anglo guy for whom great lessons in intimacy have been taught by women of many colors, shapes and sizes.