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November 2, 2003
Re "13 Ways of Looking," by Christopher Reynolds (Oct. 19), and my quote regarding Frank Gehry's design for the Disney center, I would add, however, that I feel strongly that because of Frank Gehry's tremendous success prior to the opening of the center, it had already attracted and appealed to a huge population as an introduction to Gehry's genius. The success of the Disney center follows upon the success of the remarkable Bilbao structure. Heretofore, the public has not been conscious of the potency and impact that architecture plays in the role of everyday life.
February 19, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
It's not enough for people to get regular moderate exercise as they age. Researchers say it's also important not to spend the rest your time sitting too much. In fact, for every hour of sedentary behavior, the odds were 46% greater that people older than 60 would have some disability in ordinary skills such as getting around the house and feeding themselves, according to the study published Wednesday in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. Being sedentary will lead to problems “independent of time spent in moderate or vigorous activity,” concluded the researchers, from Northwestern's Feinberg Medical School, Rush University Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
August 21, 2009 | Kevin Thomas
Writer-director Andrew Bujalski follows up his well-received "Funny Ha Ha" and "Mutual Appreciation" with "Beeswax," a subtle, amusing film filled with charm and spontaneity that displays the filmmaker's gift for creating an acute sense of life being lived before our very eyes. He and his cast of nonprofessional actors are impressively adept at revealing subtexts in everyday existence -- inner conflicts, uncertainties, shifting goals and priorities. As Bujalski has said himself of "Beeswax": "It's about families . . . people taking care of each other when they want to, when they need to, and when they ought to."
February 8, 2014 | By Henry Chu
BERLIN - They stood an hour or more in four long lines, inching toward the ticket counters with agonizing slowness. This being Germany, they were orderly and polite. And this being the Berlin International Film Festival, they didn't mind the wait. It gave them time to thumb through the program, checking out obscure titles, circling ones that looked promising. A scruffy student searched for movies from the Balkans, while a retired engineer consulted an impressive grid drawn in his notebook of dates and show times, making sure that Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" (which he wanted to see)
May 12, 1993
Ross Perot looks better everyday. JOHN K. LOGAN Rancho Palos Verdes
August 2, 1990
This isn't the first or the last time an animal will find its way onto a freeway. This is just one of the challenges that face the CHP, LAPD and Animal Control everyday. Let's get it together. Train our people and have them properly equipped. I believe the officers had options. CHALYA CASTAGNA Hollywood
September 26, 2004
Re "Considering the Odds, 'Miracles' Are Strictly Ho-Hum Stuff," Commentary, Sept. 20: You are to be congratulated for presenting Michael Shermer's somewhat obscure and largely misunderstood subject on odds. The importance of understanding probabilities in everyday thinking cannot be overestimated. For what it is worth, my definition of a miracle: a personalized improbability. Henry Walrond Bakersfield
May 13, 2001
Your fashion spread "All That Jazz" (April 22) was simply superb. Rather than the same old, tired collage of overpaid anemic bimbos with attitude, we were treated to a refreshing group of everyday kids just trying to make it. Rick Strauss did a wonderful job with his photography. Michael W. Berbae Via the Internet
June 28, 1987
We feel that increasing problems encountered by most motorists who need to travel through the San Onofre Border Patrol Checkpoint should be brought to your attention. Thousands of motorists must pass through this checkpoint everyday, and most of these motorists are just trying to get to and from work. Everyday we encounter the same problems--two lanes are closed, leaving two lanes open on Interstate 5, which causes a traffic pileup of at least 45 minutes on occasion to get through this checkpoint.
May 20, 1999
The world of advertising and marketing is abuzz with news and developments every day. Starting this week, we will publish an Advertising & Marketing story four days a week, Tuesday through Friday, replacing our once-a-week page that appeared Thursdays. We will continue to offer coverage that reflects the importance of advertising and marketing to the everyday lives of businesses and consumers, while adding news of significant account changes and personnel moves. We hope you find the changes useful, informative and enriching.
February 5, 2014 | S. Irene Virbila
What is a Tuesday Night Wine? A friend used the term one evening as we were sipping an expensive wine -- a dense, smoky Côte-Rôtie from the northern Rhone -- for a birthday celebration. Tuesday Night Wine was definitely not what we were drinking. Her definition: an everyday wine, something that's usually under $15 or, on a stretch, under $20. Something to drink with a regular dinner -- meat loaf, sauteed chicken, pork chops, maybe pasta or a stir-fry. She had her usual picks but was tired of drinking the same wines all the time, so she asked me for some suggestions.
January 3, 2014 | By Melissa Healy
Among the many stents, surgical clamps, pumps and other medical devices that have recently come before the Food and Drug Administration for clearance, none has excited the widespread hopes of physicians and researchers like a machine called the Illumina MiSeqDx. This compact DNA sequencer has the potential to change the way doctors care for patients by making personalized medicine a reality, experts say. "It's about time," said Michael Snyder, director of the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine.
September 18, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Writer-director Nicole Holofcener is her own person, and her work, once seen, reminds you of no one else's. Actors James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are the boldface names that will convince moviegoers to see her latest film, "Enough Said," but it is Holofcener's world they will be entering - and celebrating when they leave. In this, her fifth feature, Holofcener continues to make funny, melancholy, dead-on honest films about fallible people attempting not to make a complete mess of their lives.
September 10, 2013 | By Richard Fausset and Cecilia Sanchez
MEXICO CITY - Ricardo Rodriguez Borja works in a New Age gift store in Polanco, one of Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, and he readily concedes that its tarot card decks, angel statues and books on chakra energies are luxuries in a country where 45% of residents live in poverty. The 32-year-old predicts he'll be making fewer sales if President Enrique Peña Nieto's fiscal reform proposal is approved, because of the added tax burden it will place on his middle-class customers.
August 1, 2013 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
College football is no longer the "Saturday's America" sportswriter Dan Jenkins wrote about all those years ago. It is now "Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's America ... and Monday's too. " It used to be only hungry-for-exposure conferences took midweek, bowling-night games, but even the major conferences are moving to seven-day workweeks. Television might be driving this trend, but that's just a guess. In looking to identify the best college football games every weekend, I was struck by how many quality non-Saturday matchups there are this season.
June 3, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Although it has some of the new-colt wobbliness common to newborn series, "The Fosters," which premieres Monday on ABC Family, gets on its legs pretty quickly. Created by the alliterative team of Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, whose main previous writing credit is the short-lived CW reality series "Fly Girls" - a peek back into the archives reminds me that I did not like it much at all - and with Jennifer Lopez as a celebrity executive producer, it is a blended-family series that leaves no stone unblended.
April 27, 1989
Generations of Americans loved Lucy. More than three decades ago, in the adolescence of television, Monday nights belonged to Lucille Ball as she schemed to do what she wanted to do, especially if her husband and "I Love Lucy" co-star Desi Arnaz didn't want her to do it. All these decades later, there is a national outburst of affection and remembrance for the 77-year-old comedienne who died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In the main, the outpouring of sentiment focuses on this zany redhead's do-anything nerve.
December 21, 2001
After reading about Gov. Gray Davis being "neutral" in the race for Rep. Gary Condit's congressional seat ("Davis Declines to Endorse Condit's Reelection Bid," Dec. 15), I found it hard not to roll my eyes. I laugh at the political mentality these days. No one wants to have anything to do with you once you get involved in a scandal of any sort. It really makes you wonder; with this way of life, do politicians even have friends? As an everyday high-schooler, I don't believe politicians are setting a very good example.
May 22, 2013 | By Alissa Walker
Los Angeles artist Ana Serrano creates vibrant neighborhoods filled with color and complexity, yet she produces them out of the most humble materials: corrugated cardboard, construction paper, glue and paint. These worlds will be on view starting this week in "A Daydreamer's Street," an exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum in Monterey Park. Inspired by real-life blocks around L.A., Serrano's cityscapes celebrate the vernacular structures that instantly feel familiar to most Angelenos: the hand-painted signage, the concrete block, the barbed wire fences.
May 18, 2013 | By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
It looks like a truck, drives like a truck and hauls like a truck. So the 2013 Ram 1500 is, you guessed it, very much a truck. This is despite the fact that beneath the handsome sheet metal are two key elements that, until recently, would have disqualified it from many full-size-truck buyers' lists: an eight-speed transmission and a V-6 engine. Both are new additions for the current Ram truck, which received a thorough mid-life makeover for the 2013 model year. The new drivetrain and thoughtful upgrades mean this truck is well positioned to take on the longtime sales champ - the Ford F-150 - as well as all-new full-size pickups from Chevrolet and Toyota due out later this year.
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