May 19, 2010 |
For decades, Jaguar traded in a sort of erudite tweediness, appealing to status-conscious epicureans who wanted to flaunt their success. With its latest model, Jaguar is hitting the brakes on its heritage focus and taking a U-turn toward the young and urban, not just the urbane. Shedding its Eton image for a style that's more Gen X and Jay-Z, Jag is trumpeting its newest car with an unprecedented array of sleek billboards and stylish TV spots. The three-month "City Takeover" looks to fuse the Jaguar brand with L.A.'s youthful energy and bare-all sexiness — a campaign that will soon roll in to New York and then Miami to continue the all-hours Jag party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2011 |
Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily , a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he taught philosophy at Canterbury University. He was 66. The cause was complications of prostate cancer, said his brother, Doug, of the famous Dutton's Books family, which ran independent bookstores in Los Angeles for five decades.
October 22, 1993 |
In a parking lot full of mud-stained Jeeps, trucks and Blazers at Veterans Stadium, there is a dazzling red Lamborghini, with every option available to mankind. It stands out like a cold bottle of Heineken sitting on a shelf with cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon. It's like a pin-striped Armani suit on a rack of Sears plaid leisure suits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
April 8, 1994 |
It's hard to say what painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner might have said had he glimpsed it. If he were a man of good humor, he surely would have been a bit bemused. Standing before his canvas "Two Women," which elegantly details two stately women in broad black chapeaus, cowgirl poets Gail (Calamity) Wronsky and Molly (Belle) Bendall--in suede boots, denim and vests, all topped off, of course, with broad-brimmed hats--put the finishing touches on their own evocative tableau.
December 28, 2008 |
Is Ben Lyons the most hated film critic in America? In the four months since the fresh-faced 27-year-old "movie dude" for the E! Entertainment Network was installed to co-host a revamped version of the venerable movie review program "At the Movies," he has gotten a resounding thumbs down from an angry mob of film bloggers, columnists, professional movie critics and fans of the show.
May 23, 2011 |
For singles who brave the jungles of online dating, there's nothing like an experienced friend or two to offer advice. "Should I Photoshop out my Marilyn Monroe mole?" "What does it mean that her favorite movie is 'The Exorcist'?" "Do my smoldering eyes in this profile photo say, 'I'm yours' or 'I'm in pain?'" Now imagine you had a few million friends who could guide you through the thicket with their epic tales of success and failure. That's the idea behind OkTrends (blog.okcupid.com)
April 8, 2013 |
NEW YORK - If there's one thing Gabriel Byrne has learned in recent years, it's the importance of a comfortable chair. After a marathon 106 episodes as psychologist Paul Weston on the HBO drama "In Treatment," Byrne stars in "Vikings," History's first full-length scripted series, as Earl Haraldson, a Norse chieftain with a flowing salt-and-pepper mane (all his own, thank you very much) and a taste for cruelty. Despite the considerable differences between the shows - one set almost entirely in a shrink's office in brownstone Brooklyn, the other in 8th century Scandinavia - they both left Byrne, well, uncomfortable.
February 5, 1995 |
One of the dividends of owning stock in the Ben & Jerry's Homemade ice cream company is being invited to the annual stockholder's meeting. This gives you an excuse to eat lots of ice cream, check out Ben & Jerry's 40-foot solarized stage bus and then spend two days listening to the Band, Bo Diddley, Michelle Shocked and the Kwanzaa Music Workshop Performance, among many other acts, play at the Ben & Jerry's One World One Heart festival. You also get to attend the financial meeting.
June 8, 2012 |
CHICAGO - Roy Lichtenstein's 1963 painting "Whaam!" shows an American fighter pilot shooting down an enemy aircraft in a dramatic explosion of comic-book color. Among his most familiar works, it turns up in the third room of a wonderfully revealing retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago. But the painting looks very different than it has before - deeper, richer, more bracingly complex. That's one sign of a worthwhile show. "Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective" is huge - more than 100 paintings, plus sculptures and drawings, spanning half a century.