April 11, 2013 |
"Upstream Color" is as enigmatic as filmmaking gets - not in a casual way, but determinedly, even willfully. Being completely understood at first glance is not on creator Shane Carruth's agenda, but while this may sound upsetting, it turns out to be quite the opposite. Carruth, whose cult favorite "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004, is unwavering about telling his stories his own particular way, and he's so good at it that he pins us to our seats even when we're not exactly sure what's going on. Maybe because we're not exactly sure what's going on. For to watch the haunting, disturbing "Upstream Color" is to feel like you're inside not one of your own dreams but someone else's, a dream that's both compelling and unnerving in ways you can't put your finger on. Part science fiction scare movie, part offbeat romance, part completely unclassifiable, "Color" is also one-man filmmaking of a remarkable sort.
April 11, 2013 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rickie Fowler and the Masters clash. Let us count the ways. First, there is the color thing. Masters green has a pureness that presents a cooling combination of grass and lime. Fowler green, a shirt-and-pants outfit he wore during the first round here Thursday, is a jarring tone of faded emerald overdosed in yellow. Reports that headache pills were handed out in his gallery proved to be unfounded. Then, there is Masters golf and Fowler golf. The Masters is best handled, and usually won, by those who adhere to the cliches.
April 5, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Above all else, Rachel Robinson remembers the kissing. When the taunts at the ballpark grew too fierce and the naysayers too loud, her husband, Jackie, would come home to their Brooklyn apartment and the couple would try to block out the world. "So many people are curious about how we were at home, thinking that we brought all the anger and chaos in there with us," Rachel Robinson, 90, said last week as she perched behind a desk at the gleaming offices of the education foundation she runs in lower Manhattan.
March 31, 2013 |
T-shirts were once novelty items: Disneyland giveaways for deeply uncool vacationers, concert keepsakes for the young and disheveled, kitschy thrift-store finds for young women with hair in Princess Leia buns. But in the last decade the garments have transcended that reputation, becoming refined wardrobe staples for everyone, everywhere. Arguably this phenomenon started in L.A., with C&C California. The T-shirt company launched in 2002 out of the homes of founders Cheyann Benedict and Claire Stansfield.
March 27, 2013 |
Garnier Olia plans to start a national tour to demonstrate its Olia home hair color in Los Angeles on April 3. The company's goal is to show consumers the product can deliver permanent color and improve smoothness and shine as well as salon products do, so they are sending a mobile salon on the road to stop at Walgreens locations and offer customers by-appointment consultations, shampoo and color. For appointments, click here . The salon is scheduled to set up in the following Walgreens' parking lots from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on these dates: April 3: 5467 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles April 5: 2321 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach April 6: 331 N. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo April 7: 2400 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach Later the tour plans stops in Phoenix; Tampa, Orlando and Miami, Fla.; Chesterfield, Va.; Frederick, Md., and Chicago, Ill. Events Designer Rebecca Minkoff is scheduled to make appearances at a couple of Southern California Nordstrom stores this week.
March 27, 2013 |
Sofia Vegara is blond again! The curvaceous "Modern Family" star has returned to her natural hue, debuting her new look Tuesday on Instagram. "Blond ambitions!! Gracias to the amazing Kelly Klain Im ready for summer!" she captioned a selfie showcasing her golden-tipped new 'do draping across her left eye. We've come to know and love Vergara as feisty brunet Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the Emmy-winning ABC comedy. And her deep-shaded hair shines all kinds of crazy in her Pepsi and Cover Girl ads. But before she skyrocketed to fame in "Modern Family," Vergara has revealed, she struggled getting roles because of the shade of her locks.
March 24, 2013
Various colored rolls of masking tape are great for entertaining children on long flights or drives. It sticks to most surfaces but doesn't hurt them, and it can be used for everything from tick-tack-toe to tape drawings and sculptures. Betsy Hooper San Gabriel Write an email every day to someone back home and CC yourself. It's a much better way to create a journal. Get your children to do it too. Kathleen Milnes Pacific Palisades Keep a duplicate set of phone chargers in your carry-on bag. Karen Kovach Newport Beach Take pajamas for a long international flight.
March 24, 2013 |
Pink may conjure visions of Barbie dolls and Bazooka bubblegum, but spring's new hues are all grown up - decidedly more chic than sweet. Makeup artist Peter Philips is something of an authority on the color, having created products and runway looks that span both sides of the pink spectrum. Philips created pale, glossy pink lips and nails, paired with metallic eyes, for the spring 2013 Chanel fashion show, and fuchsia pouts to accent the grunge-influenced Dries Van Noten show. "Pink, in whatever shade or intensity, is flattering for most women," says Philips.
March 21, 2013 |
What might ringmaster-of-the-subconscious Fellini have done with the peculiar phenomenon of reality TV? The gifted Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone (the excellent "Gomorrah") gives us his own magically eccentric homage of sorts to that hypothetical with the psychologically astute, dreamlike gut-punch that is "Reality. " Predicated on the idea that the promise of 15 minutes of fame is as treacherous a mental minefield as instant celebrity's fizzled aftermath, Garrone gives us Napoli fishmonger Luciano (Aniello Arena)
March 19, 2013 |
Louise Roe, the British TV personality, fashion journalist, designer and host of NBC's "Fashion Star," wears many hats, including trendsetter. Her look -- a mix of high and low designer duds from New York, Los Angeles and the UK -- is not only appealing but attainable too. In a recent Times style profile , she revealed her affinity for prints and bright colors. She's already brought her love of color to the show, appearing in the first episode of "Fashion Star" in a poppy off-the-shoulder gown.