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March 19, 2012
"True Blood" This creepy baby doll from the HBO vampire series was possessed by the spirit of the character of Mavis. "Wonder Woman" This form-fitting superheroine costume was worn by Lynda Carter on the 1975-79 CBS series. "ER" After kicking around Hollywood for nearly a decade, George Clooney became a TV superstar in 1994 as a sexy pediatrician on the NBC medical series.
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April 27, 2014 | By Victoria Kim, Adolfo Flores and Cindy Chang
V. Stiviano's Instagram feed is full of bling - designer handbags, the interior of a Bentley, glamour shots of herself. But on Sunday morning, she was uncharacteristically shy, hiding behind the door of her $1.8-million Spanish-style duplex near the Beverly Center. She told a reporter she was on her way to church. A photo Stiviano posted on Instagram of herself with Lakers legend Magic Johnson was the main topic of a taped conversation in which a man said to be Clippers owner Donald Sterling asks her not to publicly associate with African Americans.
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SPORTS
November 20, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers backup small forward Matt Barnes didn't make the trip to Minneapolis because he has a bruised left eye, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Barnes was injured during the Clippers' game against the Grizzlies on Monday night when he was hit by an inadvertent elbow from Memphis forward Zach Randolph. The Clippers said Barnes will miss the game against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night and against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. With Barnes out, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers probably will turn to rookie Reggie Bullock to provide some backup minutes at small forward behind starter Jared Dudley.
WORLD
April 27, 2014 | Sergei L. Loiko
They sat at a long table, appearing tense and tired Sunday as they looked over the heads of gathered journalists toward the armed, masked men in unmarked uniforms sitting at the back of the nearly empty auditorium. Then the leader of the unsmiling group on stage spoke. They were “guests” of self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, “a man of honor” at whose initiative they were holding this news conference in “this bizarre situation,” said Col. Axel Schneider, a German.
FOOD
January 21, 2009
  Rib-eye with caramelized onion marmalade Total time: 35 minutes, plus marinating time for the steaks Servings: 6 to 8 2 (1-pound) rib-eye steaks, about 1 inch thick 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 minced clove garlic Salt 1/2 cup caramelized onions 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together the balsamic vinegar and the garlic.
HOME & GARDEN
June 17, 2004
Every week for the last month or so I have been scouring Home looking for something that tells me where Barbara King is. I have missed "The Eye." Last week, my coffee came with a treat: I'm so glad to see her column again. Her words are poetry and I love the way she interweaves her life into the theme of the section. There is nothing more comforting than reading her on Thursday mornings. Cheryl Romo San Pedro
BUSINESS
April 27, 2013 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Robert Greenberg got tired of hearing from senior engineers that it wasn't possible to build his product idea: a bionic eye that gives sight to the blind. "A lot of the folks straight out of school didn't know any better, so I hired them instead," quipped Greenberg, chief executive of Second Sight Medical Products Inc., a Sylmar biotech company. "They didn't know how hard it was going to be, that it was impossible. And so they tried. " Greenberg can laugh now that he once thought developing the device would take a year and $1 million.
SPORTS
November 16, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
He should have saved this for "talk like a pirate" day, but Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons looked like a pirate as he was shooting a free throw Wednesday night. While driving to the hoop, Monroe was poked in the eye by Philadelphia's Spencer Hawes, drawing a foul. Unfortunately for Monroe, the poke knocked out one of his contact lenses, without which he has the eyesight of Mr. Magoo. Monroe couldn't find the lens, so he had to shoot his first free throw while basically being blind in one eye. Solution: Close the eye. He made the free throw.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2012
'Kino-Eye: The Revolutionary Cinema of Dziga Vertov' All screenings at 7:30 p.m. unless noted. Saturday — "A Sixth Part of the World"; Kino-Pravda No. 19 Sunday — "Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass"; Kino-Pravda, Nos. 1-8. (at 7 p.m.) Monday — "Stride, Soviet!" Feb. 17 — Kino-Pravda, Nos. 9-11, 13-17; "Soviet Toys" Feb. 25 — "The Man With a Movie Camera" March 3 — Kino-Week Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 21-25; Vertov Filmed in Person; Vertov Interviews March 9 — Kino-Week Nos. 31-35; "The Eleventh Year" March 10 — Kino-Pravda, Nos. 18, 20-22 March 17 — "Three Songs of Lenin"; "Lullaby" March 24 — "Three Heroines"; "For You, Front!"
BUSINESS
March 26, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Bringing back a bit of the sexiness of gadgets more suited to Ethan Hunt, James Bond or Captain "kicking it old-school" Kirk, Research in Motion is making your BlackBerry an "eye-device," with information from your iris stored inside. In partnership with Iris ID and HID Global , RIM has announced that it's supporting the use of a biometric template from Iris ID.  This means you could flash your Blackberry instead of an employee ID card to open doors at work.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The Tonino Lamborghini Antares is not like any other smartphone, and that's because it's mostly an expensive piece of jewelry. The Antares is a $4,000 device built by an Italian brand that makes accessories for the upper crust. Tonino Lamborghini is not associated with the sports car company, but it uses very similar branding and is owned by the son of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the man who created the automobile brand. And like the famous Lamborghini vehicles, the Antares is an eye-catching object.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Sharon Mizota
A trompe l'oeil photograph may seem like an oxymoron - photographs are constantly fooling the eye with their verisimilitude. Yet in his exhibition at Luis De Jesus, L.A. artist Chris Engman has managed to create photographic images that evoke this playful artistic tradition while examining the mechanisms of their own presentation. They engage in a kind of generative navel-gazing: Photography has caught itself looking. At a minimum, the photos are neat tricks. “Surface” looks like a frame filled with shredded paper but is actually a photograph of the same.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Gary Klein and Chris Foster
Don't look for the union label around USC's or UCLA's football practice facilities any time soon. Football players at both schools are aware that Northwestern players might unionize. But when asked about the issue recently during spring practice, several said they were only casually monitoring the situation. "There has been some small talk around the locker room," said UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. "We'll get a lot more information. Obviously, they are starting something. " Northwestern players will vote Friday on whether to unionize.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Hand
"People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them," wrote James Baldwin in "Notes of a Native Son. " Much of novelist Emma Donoghue's literary career has involved the liberation of historical figures, often women, from the constraints of the recorded past to the relative freedom of fiction, as in her novels "Slammerkin," "The Sealed Letter" and "Life Mask," all set in the 18th or 19th century. Her most recent work, the multiple-award-winning international bestseller "Room," took a more contemporary approach, loosely inspired by the experiences of women recently held captive by abusive men. In her new novel, "Frog Music," Donoghue returns to the more distant past to take on an unsolved San Francisco murder: that of young Jenny Bonnet, shot by an unknown killer lurking outside her railway hotel room.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It sounds contrived, and it is. It sounds like a bit of a stunt, and it is that too. It may even sound boring, but that it is not. In fact, whip-smart filmmaking by writer-director Steven Knight and his team combined with Tom Hardy's mesmerizing acting make the micro-budgeted British independent "Locke" more minute-to-minute involving than this year's more costly extravaganzas. Though a dozen actors are listed in "Locke's" credits, Hardy is the only one who appears on screen in this real-time drama that unfolds inside a moving BMW during the 85 minutes it takes construction foreman Ivan Locke to make a nighttime drive from Birmingham to London.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Another day, another potential Steven Spielberg movie. As a number of competing projects and producers vie for the director's attention to be his next film, Spielberg has added a Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks to his ever-expanding list of candidates, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The yet untitled film written by Matt Charman would tell the true story of James Donovan (Hanks), an American attorney who was enlisted by the CIA to slip behind the Iron Curtain and negotiate the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers.
MAGAZINE
August 12, 1990
I wish to thank you for your recent publication of Manuel Alvarez Bravo's sensitive photograph of a nude woman ("The Eye Thinks," by Alan Weisman, June 24). This photo was tastefully conceived and presented, without any fanfare, hoopla or parental warnings. Thank you for not succumbing to the recent trend toward censorship. KENNY GOLDBERG Pasadena
SCIENCE
April 16, 2014 | Deborah Netburn and Alicia Banks
They came with iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras -- ready to capture the total lunar eclipse known as a "blood moon. " Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles offered a prime view, and hundreds of people were there when the eclipse began at 10:58 p.m. Monday. The full moon was beginning to move into Earth's shadow, leaving the impression that someone had taken a bite out of it. As the minutes passed, the shadow spread across more and more of the lunar surface.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Todd Martens
Two years ago during a performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Teri “Gender Bender” Suaréz climbed to the top of a lighting rig , locked her legs around a rung and then hung upside and sang. Standing between her skull and a stage was little more than gravity, and while the move was certainly of the don't-try-this-ever variety, Suaréz and her trio Le Butcherettes are committed, aggressively, to the visceral.  But the reckless antics would be just that if the music wasn't also incendiary, where every rant or tear shed is amplified for its maximum emotional venom.
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