March 27, 2013 |
Looking for creative ways to decorate your Easter eggs? A few years back we ran a story on dyeing (and creatively un-dyeing) Easter eggs, taking inspiration from herbs growing in spring gardens and with a little help from vinegar or bleach. RECIPES: 22 recipes using leftover hard-boiled eggs Continue reading below for our decorating details. And please share your decorating ideas in the comments below -- we'd love to know what you're doing to dress up your Easter eggs!
March 26, 2013 |
DALLAS - It's remarkable how slow - and disjointed - architecture can sometimes appear. For nearly a decade, younger architects have pushed for a new agenda in the profession. They've been loudly (and rightly) critical of the expensive, highly mannered and sometimes self-indulgent trophy buildings turned out by some of the world's most prominent architects. And they've helped bring different and more public-minded priorities to the fore. And yet the trophy buildings keep coming.
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March 23, 2013 |
Dog-tired, Capt. Abe Baum was snoozing on the hood of a military vehicle when he was shaken awake and summoned to a superior's tent. With worry on their faces, his unit's top officers were clustered around Gen. George S. Patton Jr., who had just issued a secret order for what some historians later described as one of the most ill-conceived missions of World War II. Baum, then a 23-year-old New Yorker, would become known for brilliantly executing his...
March 8, 2013 |
Interior designer Frances Merrill steps inside Phukaw, a new import shop chock-full of traditional Thai home goods, apparel and vintage textiles. It's one of those inexplicable Hollywood Boulevard juxtapositions - authentic design from Thailand's northern hill tribes, adjacent to Jumbo's Clown Room, the pole-dancing club where Courtney Love worked. Merrill grabs a roll of indigo-colored embroidered fabric, a handmade necklace and hair fob to be repurposed as room decoration, and a gingham towel.
March 3, 2013 |
Nothing captures summer's sunny joie de vivre like a devil-may-care hairstyle polished off with a pretty hair ornament. Head-turning hair accessories were front and center in the spring runway collections. Satin bow headbands topped off '60s-inspired beehives at Louis Vuitton, while silk faille hair bands decorated with oversized fabric flowers bloomed on as-low-as-you-go ponytails at Rochas. The nape of the neck became an alluring new focus, with large pearls adorning loose chignons at Chanel and ornately carved dragon hairpins gracing half-updos at Emilio Pucci.
March 1, 2013 |
In case you haven't heard, one of Tiki-dom's most venerable institutions is set to close . Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead is scheduled to shut its doors on March 10 . It's a great old place, opened in 1967, dimly lit except for all of the fish tanks and fabulously kitschy Tiki- and Polynesian-themed decorations fixed all over the walls and ceilings. I went there Sunday to pay the grand dame tribute with a group of friends, including one whose mother once worked at both the Bahooka in Rosemead as well as the old location in West Covina.
February 15, 2013 |
No image I know in the history of Western painting is more brutal than the crucifixion scene in the Isenheim Altarpiece. Its violence would make Quentin Tarantino blush. When German Renaissance artist Matthias Grünewald first set brush to limewood panel to paint the mammoth altarpiece around 1512, however, his intention was not to gross out viewers. Shock them, perhaps, but not disgust them. In fact the artist had something entirely different in mind - something generous and committed.
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February 8, 2013
John Kerr Actor won Tony Award for 'Tea and Sympathy' John Kerr, 81, a stage, film and TV actor who won a Tony Award for his performance in Elia Kazan's 1953 Broadway production of "Tea and Sympathy" and went on to reprise his role in the 1956 film version, died Saturday of heart failure at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, his son Michael said. Kerr's other film roles included the youthful Lt. Cable in the 1958 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "South Pacific" and the young man investigating his sister's murder in Roger Corman's 1961 cult classic "The Pit and the Pendulum," starring Vincent Price.
February 6, 2013 |
"Mr. Orr, this is the White House operator. " As a White House spokesman, I received phone calls like this all the time. But this was the first time the president's secretary had ordered me to report to the Oval Office immediately. Before 7 a.m. on a Saturday. It was December 2003. Iraq was all over the news. We were closing in on the capture of Saddam Hussein. But - and the nation should be thankful - this wasn't my domain. President George W. Bush had another reason for calling for me now. Barney Cam. How it happened Whenever I'm asked to speak about my tenure in the White House, the conversation always shifts to Barney, the Scottish terrier whom the president regarded as the son he never had. After Barney died Friday at age 12, I found myself thinking about how he became an Internet sensation.
January 19, 2013 |
As the nation watches President Obama take the oath of office Monday for his second term, Americans may notice a more mature (and grayer) version of the hopeful candidate depicted in Shepard Fairey's ubiquitous 2008 campaign poster. Since then, Obama's likeness has been cartooned, lampooned and masterfully crafted by artists of varying inclinations. Although the official presidential portrait will not be revealed until the end of his second term, some interesting interpretations are already on view.