February 13, 2010 |
Do studies of a feather flock together? It certainly seemed that way when two reports on the coloration of early dinosaur feathers were released a week apart. Courtesy of the discoveries, creators of the next "Jurassic Park" knockoff can now render the fuzzy or feathered reptiles in vivid -- and accurate -- Technicolor. One study, published Jan. 27 in the journal Nature, revealed the presence of "ginger" coloring in ancient feathers of several bird and dinosaur fossils. Notably, the scientists from Britain, Ireland and China described the orange crest and orange-ringed tail of the tiny 125-million-year-old Sinosauropteryx , a dinosaur that had primitive, bristly plumes not unlike those of the modern-day kiwi.
February 14, 2011 |
If the fashion that appeared on the Grammy red carpet seemed relatively tame, a handful of artists made up for it when they performed onstage during the awards ceremony. Lady Gaga led the pack with her arrival in a Hussein Chalayan-designed pod that was carried in the manner of an ancient Egyptian litter. She "hatched" from the egg-like structure wearing a transparent yellow raincoat-style jacket and a wide brim hat, and her cropped top and long skirt with a high slit allowed her to successfully sing and dance after she emerged.
December 17, 2006
EDWARD MOSS of Tarzana captured this moment in St. Mark's Square during a rainy afternoon in Venice, Italy. He had started to photograph the boy in the orange poncho (lower left) when he noticed a commotion. A woman, whom Moss did not know, was feeding the pigeons when she was suddenly hit by a barrage of them. Moss shot the photo with a Nikon D-50 and a 200mm telephoto lens.
May 20, 2010 |
When Jonathan Cabral of Agoura broke a Marmonte League record in the 110-high hurdles that had lasted for 35 years, it was the strongest indication yet that the slender 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior had reached a level of excellence every teenage athlete dreams of. In finishing with a time of 13.70 seconds, the fastest clocking in California this year and the third fastest in the nation, Cabral proved the old adage that practice makes perfect --...
February 17, 1985 |
The advertisements appeared on the back pages of women's magazines and Sunday newspapers, promising such attributes as a fuller bust or a slimmer waist. The products promoted by Jack and Eileen Feather, major shareholders of Cambridge Plan International, went by such names as the Mark Eden Bust Developer, Astro-Trimmer (a waist reducer) and Slim-Skins (sauna pants that are attached to a vacuum cleaner).
November 24, 1989 |
Fur-clad Beverly Hills women shopping Wilshire Boulevard department stores today might be asked to defend their right to wear real furs. It's the third annual Fur-Free Friday and demonstrators will be picketing 80 locations across the United States, including Beverly Hills. Feather coats that resemble furs could be the answer for some women. Michelle Massullo of Cleveland and her four business-partner sisters recently shipped their first collection of feather wraps to I.
September 28, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- Drag queens, carnival kings, Big Bird and John Travolta are all in a day's work to Jon Coles, whose company has outfitted all of them with feathers. Coles has been vice president and general manager at American Plume & Fancy Feather Co. in New York's garment district for 29 years, ever since the company's owners, his friends Anthony and Elizabeth Trento, convinced him the feather business would pay better than his previous profession, teaching.
October 14, 2007 |
ONE of the most dazzling tidbits in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's big show "The Arts in Latin America 1492-1820" is enshrined in a gallery devoted to silver. A richly ornamented chalice made in Mexico City around 1575 and given to the museum by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in 1948, it stands a mere 13 inches tall. But in terms of 16th century Mexican silver, the chalice has everything: silver gilt, rock crystal, boxwood and hummingbird feathers. Hummingbird feathers?
April 22, 2012 |
At dress shops across Los Angeles, mother-and-daughter pairs dressed in jeans and high school sweat shirts that read "Seniors 2012" are on a mission. It's officially springtime, and for many a young woman in high school, that can mean only one thing: prom season has arrived. The hunt for just the right dress can be a challenge. The little black dress may be the suitable go-to for almost every other occasion, but for prom, a simple black dress won't do. The perfect prom dress has to dazzle in pictures, make the wearer feel like a princess and hold up to a full night on the dance floor.
September 9, 1999 |
Among Native Americans, there is no honor higher than receiving an eagle feather. It's a symbol of high achievement and great spiritual power. Few Native Americans ever attain such status. So Gov. Gray Davis' aides used reverential tones to announce that an eagle feather had been bestowed upon their boss at a meeting with Indians last week as Native Americans and Davis negotiated the future of casinos on tribal land.