May 8, 2011 |
Fly fishermen grappling with bumped-up prices for the feathers they need for the sport can blame Los Angeles hipsters: The recent craze in feather hair extensions has led to diminished supplies and more than doubled the cost of the plumes. "I did 10 sets of extensions yesterday," said Krystal Riddle, a stylist at Fred Segal Salon in Santa Monica. "It's a crazy trend right now. " The feathers are usually applied using small metal clasps and can be washed and styled like regular hair.
March 31, 2011
EVENTS Don't miss out on this perfect excuse for childhood wish-fulfillment at Los Angeles Pillow Fight Day, a massive pillow fight in the wide open air. The featherier your pillow, the better — just don't leave before cleanup or take out any inner aggression on an unsuspecting reveler. Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. 2 p.m. Sat. Free. (213) 485-1645. http://www.pillowfightlosangeles.com
March 19, 2011 |
They will always have this memory, this moment. Frozen by a camera minutes after the Ducks had won the Stanley Cup in 2007, Dustin Penner, bearded and smiling, holds the iconic trophy by the barrel. Ryan Getzlaf is beside him, mouth open in mid-scream. Getzlaf's right arm encircles Penner and his left arm is around Corey Perry, also screaming as he clutches the Cup by the bowl and helps hold it above their championship-capped heads. Together they navigated the Ducks' developmental system, broke into the NHL, won the sport's ultimate prize as the Kid Line.
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 20, 2010 |
Let's face it, sometimes the holiday season is as depressing as a stale piece of fruitcake. If the thought of the usual Christmas movies leaves you cold, here's another way to shake the holiday blues away: a selection of classic comedies from the 1930s and '40s. Here are a few of our favorites; if you can't laugh at these, you really are a Scrooge. "Horse Feathers" (1932) For those who love Marxist comedies ? as in the Marx Brothers ? their early Paramount films are far funnier and more anarchic than the more staid MGM releases.
November 28, 2010 |
After pirouetting for hours on the set of "Black Swan," Natalie Portman would sometimes remove her pointe shoes, towel the sweat off of her brow and be met by a disapproving critique from director Darren Aronofsky. "He'd say, 'Oh, Mila is doing really well on her stuff. She's so much better than you,'" the 29-year-old actress said, referring to her costar, Mila Kunis. "Darren would tell us things about each other to try to make us jealous. I think he was trying to create a rivalry in real life between us. " That Aronofsky may have tried to stoke competition between his lead actresses is understandable ?
October 24, 2010 |
At a glance, "Four Lions," the debut feature from director and co-writer Chris Morris that first played at the Sundance Film Festival in January, seems certain to upset people on all points of the cultural and political spectrum: It's a dark comedy about a cell of British would-be jihadists who bumble through the planning of a suicide bomb plot. The cell's putative leader (Riz Ahmed) is depicted as a conscientious family man struggling to reconcile his religious beliefs with the realities of his daily life.
October 2, 2010 |
The first thing the graduate student saw was a set of foot bones at the surface of an excavation site in Peru. He turned over a rock and noticed a pattern of scales. This hinted that the large fossil might still have soft tissue intact ? a rarity. The team of paleontologists nicknamed the specimen "Pedro" and took it to the lab for further examination. It turned out to be the remains of a 5-foot, 120-pound penguin ? one of the largest ancient penguins ever found, according to an online report this week in the journal Science.
September 6, 2010 |
Reporting from Paris — As Brigitte Bardot approaches her 76th birthday, her starlet aura has been enjoying a broad resurgence — and the woman herself, plenty of attention. In the year since her widely commemorated 75th birthday, a fashion elite — Dior, Lagerfeld and Gaultier — have offered their catwalk homages to France's famous "sex bomb. " The actress' tantalizingly retro 1960s-era face looks out over shoppers from the posh Lancel store on the Champs-Élysées (where they sell the recently launched eco-chic Brigitte Bardot Bag)
August 5, 2010 |
An Emmy nomination is a very big deal in the life of an actor; for a first-time nominee, it's a particular achievement. The honor of being one of the very best can open doors in a career — and, for the lucky few, a hard-won Emmy signals industry acceptance and enduring prestige. Yet it seems that the only first-timer who actually set her alarm to "early" on July 8 to pay attention to the nominations was Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family," supporting actress, comedy) — and that's because she and "Community's" Joel McHale were the ones reading them on live TV. "I was basically asleep," admits Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights," lead actress, drama)