December 21, 2013 |
Last-minute gift shoppers looking for the home decor equivalent of a warm, cozy sweater can point the car to Eagle Rock and the new shop Acorn. Among the offerings there: fiber artist Beth Marx's felted bowls. Working under the name Studio 907, Marx constructs intricate wool vessels, some with the earthy appearance of knitted roots, others with ethereal colors and objects woven into the vessel walls. The pieces can be used as catch-all bowls, sculpture for the shelf or, yes, even a sweater for a potted succulent.
December 19, 2013 |
LONDON - The first time Judi Dench witnessed the power of acting, she was 7 and saw her brother get away with using a swear word. Dench was accompanying her parents to a boarding school performance of "Macbeth," with her oldest sibling in the role of King Duncan. "He came on stage and said, 'What bloody man is that?'" Dench said, with a gasp. "I thought, 'What did he say?'" Now 79, Dench has performed nearly every play of Shakespeare, Chekhov and Ibsen, as well as the role of M in seven James Bond films; Queen Elizabeth in "Shakespeare in Love," for which she won her Oscar in 1998; and Queen Victoria in "Mrs.
December 13, 2013 |
Most dog owners think their pooch is the absolute cutest, but then they haven't met Janice Jordan's dogs. The artist crafts tiny felt canines wrapped in dapper wintry scarves and offering the most beguiling, hopeful gazes. What's irresistible, beyond the oh-so-obedient sitting position and the fetching stick or candy cane clutched in the dogs' mouths? How about fur coats that really do convey the personalities of different breeds (mixed or otherwise). The felt has been manipulated with such precision that each little ornament really does look like a tiny dog in the palm of your hand.
December 10, 2013 |
Now it can be revealed: That pull-up jumper in transition was not a shot under construction or a new tool now only ready for prime time after his apprenticeship with the Clippers. Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe insisted he had it in his arsenal. He was saying Tuesday morning it was all about opportunity and location. "I'm getting the chance to shoot it," he said after the Suns' shootaround at Staples Center. "When I was with the Clippers, I couldn't really do what I wanted to as far as my game.
October 3, 2013 |
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1) 8:30 a.m., Channel 2 It is one thing to shut down the government and national monuments but quite another to impede on the Saturday ritual of watching college football. We can't say it took an act of Congress to get the Air Force-Navy game played because Congress isn't acting on much of anything these days.
September 23, 2013 |
It's axiomatic in 2013 that there are enough blurred lines between film and TV to make Robin Thicke blush. And indeed, watching the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, it was hard not to be struck by the cinematic background of some of the winners. A selective filmography of some of those given TV's biggest prize: “Wall Street,” “Out of Sight,” “Terms of Endearment, “The Truman Show” and “Zodiac.” But the subject is worth a closer look. How deep is the crossover really, and where is it happening?