August 2, 2013 |
A summer TV press tour panel about FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" briefly became a horror of its own for NBC when "Harry's Law" star Kathy Bates took a colorful swipe at her former network. When asked whether it took a special project to lure her back to TV after her experience with the David E. Kelley-created legal drama, she tensed noticeably. "I think they treated us like [dirt]. They kicked us to the curb," she said. "I think they disrespected us and our 7 to 10 milliion viewers, and I think they're getting what they deserve.
April 21, 2013 |
BOSTON -- The Boston Marathon's finish line, a site of tragedy six days ago, became a place of worship Sunday afternoon as those attending an interfaith gathering set about "reconsecrating" the street. Attendees, spilling past barriers set up for the crowd and into Berkeley Street -- the closest spot open to the public near the finish line -- sang "America the Beautiful" and several hymns, including "Guide My Feet While I Run This Race. " Rabbi Howard Berman of Central Reform Temple opened with a prayer to reclaim the streets that had been affected by Monday's attack.
March 23, 2013 |
How did Jeff Morgan morph from a nice Jewish boy from New York into a sax player and bandleader in sequined tuxedo, then into one of the leading wine journalists in the United States, and finally into a kosher wine maker in the Napa Valley? And one who makes not just any kosher wines but a Cabernet Sauvignon that garners big points and can easily hold its own against the big boys' Napa Valley Cabs? It's a long story filled with digressions. As a young musician, Morgan went to France to study flute, then got a job as sax player and eventually bandleader at the Grand Casinoin Monte Carlo, developing a love of food and wine.
September 18, 2011 |
Question: Some homeowner associations in my neighborhood have written restrictions into their covenants, conditions and restrictions limiting the owners' ability to rent out their units, while others have no such restrictions. When I went to sell my unit, the real estate saleswoman told me she has a duty to warn all other salespeople and prospective buyers of the rental restriction. She said she needed my permission to include a warning in sales advertisements and with listing services that the buyer should plan to occupy the unit as this homeowner association's CC&Rs regulate and/or cap the number of rentals.
September 14, 2011 |
It's Wednesday on the CW, the closest thing that broadcast television has to a youth network, and the curtain is being pulled back on two new series: a supernatural teen drama that does things right, and a reality show that makes a good point about not judging books by their cover (or their own reality shows), though it is artificial and thin and smeared with the dubious glitter of minor celebrity. "Destiny's not easy to run from," we hear a voice say at the top of "The Secret Circle.
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July 31, 2011 |
The Rev. John Stott did not fill stadiums with the faithful like his longtime friend, Billy Graham , or give the invocation at a presidential inauguration, as megachurch pastor Rick Warren did for Barack Obama. Yet he was a giant of the evangelical world — perhaps the most influential evangelist most people have never heard of. Unassuming but erudite, the Anglican pastor who died at 90 Wednesday in Surrey, England, after several months of deteriorating health, wrote 50 books, including the 1958 classic "Basic Christianity," which sold more than 2.5 million copies.