April 4, 2013 |
Among the household items put to unintended use in the new film "Evil Dead," a playfully reverent if not-overly-so remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult favorite horror movie, are a nail gun, an electric knife, a jerry-rigged defibrillator, and, in an obvious nod to the original, a chain saw. The feature debut of Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez, discovered via a short on YouTube, "Evil Dead" has a gleeful exuberance of its own analogous to the mad invention...
March 19, 2013 |
When Santa Monica publicist Kevinie Woo got the word of a looming shortage, "at first I was a little bit panicked. " The product in question: yoga pants. But not just any yoga pants. Lululemon Athletica Inc., the purveyor of pricey athletic wear, is warning of a squeezed supply of its signature black yoga pants, form-fitting women's garments that have developed an almost cult-like following nationwide. The news came after the company announced it would be recalling thousands of pairs from store shelves because of a manufacturing defect.
March 15, 2013 |
The gig: Greg Koch, 48, and Steve Wagner, 54, are the founders of Stone Brewing Co., one of the largest brewers of craft beer in the United States. The company is best known for its hoppy, high-alcohol beers, including Stone IPA, Stone Ruination IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale. Koch and Wagner started experimenting with home brews in Koch's Solana Beach, Calif., condominium in the early 1990s and opened a brewery in a San Marcos, Calif., warehouse in 1996. Stone has grown from 400 barrels that year to 177,200 barrels last year, developing a cult-like following among craft beer enthusiasts.
February 19, 2013 |
No art form is more sensitive to social media than television. Over the years, shows as disparate as "Grey's Anatomy," "Mad Men" and "The Colbert Report" widened and intensified their fan bases through Twitter, Facebook, network websites and YouTube, making devotion just as important as ratings in defining a show's success. But there can be a dark side to this intensity; a fan's feeling of ownership can erupt in vitriolic hysteria when a beloved character is killed or an episode doesn't deliver - the social-media furor over the first season finale of "The Killing" almost got the show canceled.
February 16, 2013 |
Magnus Walker steps between the scarred carcasses of Porsche 911s lining his garage wall. He pauses and points to a gaping hole where the car's front hood should be. "Cars in here have to die," he says, "so others can live. " With a chest-length beard and finger-thick dreadlocks, the 45-year-old English immigrant doesn't look like a prototypical buttoned-down Porsche collector. But for more than a decade, Walker has worked in downtown L.A.'s arts district, transforming scrap heaps into one-off custom 911s, earning him the nickname "Urban Outlaw.
February 15, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY So the Lakers are having a lousy season. But teammates Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard will be hitting the court with the rest of the league's best at the "2013 NBA All-Star Game," where singer Alicia Keys will rock the halftime show. (TNT, 5 p.m.) Billy Campbell has the unenviable task of following in two-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis' footsteps when he portrays our nation's 16th president in "Killing Lincoln," a new docudrama based on the book by Bill O'Reilly.