October 5, 2012 |
Silk 'n Dreams makes deliciously soft fleece and silk travel blankets in bold colors and patterns. New this season is the all-fleece 50-by-60-inch All Minky Throw, which is reversible. You still get the wild patterns and color combination choices: leopard on one side and sand on the other, or zebra on one side and bright pink, brown, or cream on the other. The Minky Throw, which costs $98, is machine washable. Info: Silk 'n Dreams , (877) 770-7455 ** Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel and like us on Facebook
March 23, 2012
These Dreams of You Steve Erickson Europa Editions: 309 pp., $16 paper
December 13, 2012 |
Documentaries don't get more one-sided than "American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness," but what a persuasive side it is. Watching this alarm-sounding, anti-corporate exposé may make more than a few viewers consider getting off the grid -- if not the planet -- as soon as humanly possible. Producer-director Patrea Patrick (she also shot, edited and narrated the film plus co-wrote it with Jack Tucker) takes America to task for allowing private banks and multinational companies, not its citizens, to control our economy, which, the movie contends, has led to "a cartelization of the world.
March 3, 2013 |
Where: Departs from Lincoln Heights Cypress Gold Line station When: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and July 22 Price: $55 Info: (323) 223-2767, www.esotouric.com/fante
April 11, 2012 |
Can a smartphone app influence your dreams? That's what the makers of Dream:ON, a new app and mass-participation experiment available for iPhone users hope to find out. Dream:ON was designed by Richard Wiseman, a professor at the University of Hertfordshire in Britain, who said it may be possible to influence dreams by monitoring people's sleep patterns to discern when they go into REM sleep (when dreaming happens), and then play soundscapes designed to create a desired dream. To use the Dream:ON app , you would select from one of several prerecorded soundcapes such as a peaceful garden (the gentle twittering of birds)
January 17, 2011 |
House foundations are crumbling in our dreams. Instead of the proverbial sheep guiding our sleep journey, dangerous thugs lurk in the shadows of our minds, and barriers block escape. Some people, laid off or fearing job loss, dream they're suddenly clueless about familiar work tasks or tortured by competitive co-workers who have morphed into monsters. Welcome to the recession, sleep edition. It's inevitable, says Deirdre Barrett, a clinical psychologist who teaches at Harvard Medical School and is the editor of Dreaming, the leading professional journal in the field.