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April 24, 2005 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
Linkin Park DJ-rapper Mike Shinoda has been a primary architect of the hip-hop side of that band's massively popular rap-rock hybrid. He also oversaw the band's 2002 "Reanimation" remix album with a strong hip-hop undercurrent and last year was a prime mover behind the "Collision Course" Linkin Park/Jay-Z collaborative album. So why not make a full-on hip-hop album? That's just what he's doing, under the name Fort Minor.
April 6, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN
Start with navel oranges, then contemplate "Inney" at the new Huntington Beach Art Center. The center and a new produce shop have just opened on Main Street. 5 to 5:20 p.m.: Follow huge yellow footprints down a little alleyway to Corey's Super Produce. "Stop right there, and try one of those big grapes," said owner Jim Clinton as I peeked in. "They're awesome--red globes." They were awesome. "Yep, and those Larry Anne plums over there--they're out of this world!
December 30, 1990 | BILL HUGHES
Grandtravel, which originated the concept of grandparent and grandchildren travel five years ago, will offer 15 special trips in 1991, including, for the first time, the Soviet Union, Galapagos Islands and New England. The 15-day Soviet Union tour, set like all tours to coincide with school vacations, includes not only the historic sites of Moscow and Leningrad, but visits to Helsinki and Lapland in Finland plus Copenhagen and Legoland, a children's favorite, in Denmark.
March 9, 2008
I enjoyed Reed Johnson's piece on "No Country for Old Men" ["A Filmmaking Breakthrough for the Coens," March 2]. I too found fascinating undertones that apply to much more than the story itself. One that I found particularly pertinent to our culture was the idea expressed by Javier Bardem's character to Kelly Macdonald's character just before he kills her. The heads-or-tails quarter itself has come from the same place and is just as important (or unimportant) as anyone's life that its flip decided.
Mothers can be such fuddy-duddies. It's fun to play with your food. Check out these edible excursions where presentation, discovery and hands-on fun add to the savory experience. Thursday When Rocky Aoki founded the first Benihana in New York 37 years ago, it was a four-table hole-in-the-wall near Broadway. His concept was simple: Fuse the Japanese custom of women preparing meals at the table with American showmanship.
January 25, 2009 | Vani Rangachar
It seems as though everywhere you look you'll find a bargain -- department stores, auto dealerships and especially cruise lines. Thanks to the economic downturn and the number of new ships, this year the deals on the high seas are particularly good, says Pauline Frommer, author of Pauline Frommer's Travel Guides and a budget travel guru. Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief of CruiseCritic, a website devoted to cruising, says, "I don't think [prices] can go a whole lot lower.
March 17, 1999
Re the Ford Excursion (March 11): This behemoth is another obscenity from American car makers. To justify its size, The Times reports that "Ford makes the case that the Excursion is more efficient because it burns less fuel hauling nine people and their luggage than would two mid-size cars." Baloney. How often does Ford or anyone else seriously believe that this is how the truck will normally be used? Check out how many SUV drivers haul more than one or two adults and a child or two and maybe a few bags of groceries.
December 27, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Want to travel with people from your neighborhood this coming year? The city is offering several winter and spring trips in 1998, including jaunts to New Orleans, Laughlin and Stateline, Nev., and Baja California. Single-day excursions include musicals and plays in Los Angeles, tours of art museums and other entertainment-related events. Los Alamitos residents typically board buses and travel together. The fees for the trips vary.
May 1, 1994
Wouldn't it be a natural tie-in for the Marine Corps Air Show and Amtrak to team up and alleviate some of the gridlock and dangerous freeway parking that prevails at air show time? Passengers could get off the train right at Irvine and take shuttles to the base. Of course, some tempting "excursion" rates would add to the attraction. Specials to the Angels games, with a station right in their back yard, would be a good promotion as would excursions to Disneyland, Del Mar races and the San Diego Zoo, and even the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in the other direction.
September 28, 1997 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH
Budget-minded travelers know that cruises are similar to all-inclusive resort vacations in many ways, with all lodging, meals and entertainment included in one basic price. But just as a land resort may add on fees for activities from golf to horseback riding to scuba diving, so cruise ships offer a tempting array of shore excursions that also raises the bill considerably.
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