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October 7, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Some parts of the Eastern Sierra are at peak, others have yet to turn. Learn where to find the best viewing spots from Big Pine to Mono County with the new Eastern Sierra Fall Color Guide & Map . It's free to download immediately or request a copy by mail. The deal: Discover places places like Rock Creek Canyon, Parker Lake off the June Lake Loop and Conway Summit, which are located along the California 395 corridor. Aspens, cottonwoods and willows put on a bright orange-yellow show at this time of year.
October 3, 2013 | By Robert Abele
A veteran cowboy would seem to be a difficult subject to resist for a documentarian, as the cowboy life tends to be a potent combination of scenic beauty, storytelling richness and mythic personality. So even when it meanders, and "Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde" occasionally does, director Suzanne Mitchell has a ready supply of landscape and lore to corral viewers back in again. The Michigan-born, Berkeley-educated Hyde, a gently grizzled, soft-spoken conservationist now in his late 80s, certainly earns his bio-doc credentials as the man behind a 12,000-acre wild-horse sanctuary in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
October 2, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Jets Coach Rex Ryan is considering a color-coded play-calling system for rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who has 11 turnovers in four games this season. After giving Smith a vote of confidence earlier this week by saying there was no consideration to bench the first-year player, Ryan did mention Wednesday that there was one way to help Smith. The plays listed on Smith's wristband could be under three categories: green for aggressive, yellow for cautious and red for conservative.
September 28, 2013 | By Judi Dash
Crayola has kept children artistically engaged for 110 years. The company's signature colored crayons still abound, but Crayola has also evolved with the times to satisfy kids' wow-factor yearnings. Enter the Crayola Wild Notes Black Journal , a 5-by-7-inch wirebound book with 70 wide-ruled pages of “magic” black paper. When Junior expounds on his travel adventures using the included metallic color-changing pen, the words and doodles manifest in neon hues. Crayola also makes a 75-page 8-by-10 1/2-inch Wild Notes Black Notebook, letting your little artist create even larger masterpieces.
September 28, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Jennifer Tilly, who starred in "Bride of Chucky" and "Seed of Chucky," returns to "Chucky" land in the latest installment, "Curse of Chucky," part of a six-film package - "Chucky: The Complete Collection Limited Edition" - that Universal is releasing Oct. 8 to celebrate the killer doll's 25th anniversary. Tilly also appears in the high-school romance movie "The Secret Lives of Dorks," which opened this weekend, and in Wallace Shawn's "Grasses of a Thousand Colors," which will have its American premiere at New York's Public Theater on Oct. 7. How did you get involved with "Chucky"?
September 10, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple's long-rumored low-cost iPhone is now official. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant said it will release a polycarbonate iPhone called the iPhone 5C that will be available for as low as $99 with a two-year contract, according to numerous reports. The new iPhone model will be available in blue, gray, pink, yellow and green options. LIVE: Apple iPhone event Customers will be able to get the iPhone 5C with 16 GB of storage for $99 or 32 GB of storage for $199.
September 10, 2013 | By Martin Miller and Elaine Woo
If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot. " "Spot," however, was anything but a dog - think lion, tiger, bull, penguin, anteater, iguana, even a whale. And Worthington, the Oklahoma transplant who rode and wrestled with the exotic creatures in one of TV's wackiest and longest-running ad campaigns, kept the gag going for decades, building a cult following along with one of the most successful car dealerships west of the Mississippi.
September 6, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik and Mark Olsen
TORONTO--"Blue Is the Warmest Color," the lesbian coming-of-age drama that won the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Palme d'Or in May, is a boiling caldron of emotion and passionate arguments. The same might be said for the film's North American press tour. Just as their movie has rolled out at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche and lead actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux have erupted in an unusual and extremely public feud, trading tearful recriminations and cringe-worthy denunciations.
September 5, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
As a San Bernardino police officer, Jose Jesus Perez had hopes of becoming a vice cop. He knew prostitutes who worked in the area, authorities say, and gave tips to fellow officers on how to conduct vice investigations. But on Thursday, prosecutors alleged Perez's interest in the subject was more than professional. He was arrested and charged with forcing two prostitutes to have sex with him while he was apparently on duty. "The charges in this case describe disgraceful abuses of police authority that simply cannot be tolerated in our society," U.S. Atty.
September 1, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
In a season when individual fashion expression is taking center stage, we salute the red-carpet mavericks. When it comes to stars who do it their way, daring to step out in the unconventional and surprising, Tilda Swinton is always top of mind. A true fashion lover, she wears what she likes, often making choices with gender-bending effects and using her hair to punctuate her dramatic style. Cate Blanchett is another fearless fashion flier. When she turned up at a screening of "Blue Jasmine" in New York wearing a Balenciaga Edition cape and gown selected by the fashion house's controversial new creative director, Alexander Wang, it was a tacit stamp of approval for the 29-year-old who showed his first Balenciaga collection in Paris in February.
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