CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2004 |
A Dodgers-Giants pennant fight only intensifies the bad feelings between El Lay and Ess Eff, as the late San Francisco columnist Herb Caen used to call the cities. Which makes this the perfect time to stock up on the insults compiled by Jon Winokur in "The War Between the State -- Northern California vs. Southern California." Here, for example, are comments by some observers who did not leave their hearts in cable-car land: * "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."
April 14, 2014 |
For Zac Efron, it appears that one awesome shirtless performance has led right to another, as he accepted his MTV Movie Award half naked on Sunday night. The actor, who won the trophy for shirtless performance by stripping down in "That Awkward Moment," had promised in March to take off his top for the awards if he beat Chris Hemsworth's hotness in "Thor. " At first, it seemed as if he wasn't going to follow through on his pledge. But with Rita Ora providing a bit of stripping assistance - she came up behind him and ripped open his snap-closure shirt - he eventually delivered. "If I beat Thor- I'm accepting the award shirtless on stage.
HOME & GARDEN
November 16, 2006 |
JUST so you know, F*art stands for Functional Art, according to owners Steve Cindoyan and Karina Macias. "We pronounce it Eff Art," says Macias, who isn't bothered by alternate pronunciations. "Shopping should be fun, not an intimidating chore." After noting a lack of design destinations in their booming Eagle Rock neighborhood and growing tired of trekking to museum stores, the partners opened their doors as "a gift shop for people who gift themselves."
May 18, 1994 |
Age: 43 Accomplishments: Founded Lotus Development Corp. Co-founded the to promote free and open communications in the digital world. Education: Bachelor's from Yale College, with interdisciplinary major in cybernetics. Master's in psychology from Beacon College. Interests: Eastern religion, reading, mountain biking on Martha's Vineyard Family: Kapor and his wife, Ellen Poss, a psychiatrist, have a young daughter and son. They live in Brookline, Mass.
June 19, 1988 |
Henry Dumas, before his death at the hands of a New York City transit policeman in 1968, accomplished more in his 33 years than most writers aspire to in a lifetime. Born in Sweet Home, Ark., he grew up in New York and later served in the Air Force, married, attended Rutgers University, became deeply involved in the civil rights movement, and founded a small magazine, all while turning out a body of work unique in quality and quantity.
January 28, 2001 |
The novelist, like the cowboy, is a lover of wide empty spaces. Memoirists tend to fill gaps in personal history and understanding with slabs of vengeance. Historians plug the disjunctions between conflicting newspaper accounts and other documents with an amalgam of probability and logic. But the rootless novelist, tethered to reality only by language, is master in the land of the unknown.
November 6, 2000 |
Genius, grit and greed drove the first raucous decades of high-tech high life. Now, a cyberlaw expert hopes to start up something new in Silicon Valley: a dot-conscience. With a staff of law school students at UC Berkeley, the clinic will examine dot-com cons, electronic eavesdropping, copyright battles and other ethical dilemmas.