March 10, 2013 |
TEHRAN -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, long at odds with Iran's powerful clerical establishment, appears to have once again risked the wrath of the nation's mullahs. This time, Ahmadinejad flouted Shiite Islamic traditions while attending the state funeral in Caracas of the late President Hugo Chavez, a close ally of the Iranian president. At the globally televised services in Caracas on Friday, a visibly weeping Ahmadinejad hugged Chavez's grieving elderly mother, Elena Frias de Chavez.
October 9, 2009 |
As NFL divisions go, the AFC West is the AFC Weirdest. Wasn't Denver supposed to be doomed? The Broncos are 4-0 for the first time since 2003, and rookie Coach Josh McDaniels , who bumbled into town by first alienating then trading Jay Cutler , is beginning to look like a star. He's even mended fences with sulky receiver Brandon Marshall , who only weeks ago wanted out of Denver in the worst way. Even more surprising, last season's 29th-ranked defense is suddenly a force of nature, ranked first in points allowed and second in yards.
April 8, 2012 |
The public doesn't warm to every instrument it hears. Every winter audiences are enchanted by the celesta, a kind of keyboard glockenspiel, because Tchaikovsky made its sweet sound famous in "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "Nutcracker. " The jury is out on the siren. Edgard Varèse shocked listeners in 1930 when they heard its high-pitched wailings in his all-percussion "Ionization. " The siren will get another hearing when percussionist Steven Schick joins 47 other percussionists in a performance of John Luther Adams' outdoor piece, "Inuksuit," at the Ojai Music Festival in June.
October 18, 2009 |
Aldous Huxley's eyebrows are so caked with mud in the black-and-white photograph they look as though they might snap off. But the novelist hardly appears concerned with the future state of his eyebrows. More pressing, perhaps, is whether actor Jim Backus, encased in a coffin-like steam box nearby, might melt away more than a few extra martinis. Officially, Huxley was participating in one of the first "men's weeks" at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos -- 50 years ago this year -- to give a lecture on the "mind-body as one word."
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October 9, 2011 |
On a busy sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles, Birpal Kaur threaded her way through a stream of women with perfectly shaped eyebrows. She occasionally reached up to smooth her own — dark, bushy and untamed, hinting at a unibrow. For six months, the 28-year-old Sikh had resisted the urge to have her brows groomed, as she had regularly done in the past. For observant Sikhs, the body is a gift to be honored by leaving it in its natural state. Maintaining kesh , or hair, is one of the five articles of faith as ordered by the 10th guru.
January 3, 1993
I recall a story you did on thick eyebrows a while back; now I see there's a new one on thin eyebrows and the fact that they are "in"--but for how long ("Raising Eyebrows," by Lesa Sawahata, Style, Nov. 29)? Women are going to get nowhere until they stop decking themselves out like this, until they accept their faces as they are. All folks who have kind souls are beautiful, and makeup does nothing to disguise the other kind of souls. Come on, women--wash your faces! What's good enough for your pillow is good enough--period!