April 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Like world-class athletes, actors often measure their achievements by the degree of difficulty. Does a part require an unusual amount of range? An extraordinary number of man hours? Is it simply a matter of a chewy set of lines to get one's lips around? By all these standards, Alan Cumming would be an extreme-sports medalist. In a stage turn that will last nearly two hours, Cumming is set to play the part of Macbeth. Or, rather, the parts of Macbeth, as he tackles 15 roles from the Shakespearean tragedy, including the title character, Banquo, Duncan, Lady Macbeth and plenty of others (as well as, in a story that frames the performance, a disoriented mental patient reenacting the play)
April 11, 2013 |
The Lakers might get Jordan Hill back this season but they're going to need a deep playoff run to see their reserve forward/center in the lineup. Hill was declared out for the season after a Jan. 6 hip injury that required surgery on Jan. 23 to repair a torn labrum and damaged cartilage. After a follow-up visit this week with Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, Tenn., Hill was given the green light to start work on the treadmill. Once he goes through the initial steps and is cleared for running and jumping, Hill will be able to participate in on-court basketball drills.
March 11, 2013 |
This is part of a series of posts on food photography , sharing some of the tips and tricks we use here at The Times. We received a number of great questions from readers, which we will answer in upcoming posts. Here, photographer Robert Lachman tackles a type of camera we've probably all used to shoot food: the camera phone. -- Noelle Carter When I first started in photography, taking great photos of food necessitated the use of an expensive large-format camera and lighting.
February 23, 2013 |
Nothing catches the eye in a listing photo like an elephant - unless it's two elephants. The owners of this property in Acton listed at $1.65 million are an exotic-animal vet who studied in Africa and her husband, whose business is providing movie animals. No, the pachyderms are not included. Neither is the rhinoceros, the leopard or the tiger. The 165-acre site does come with three renovated stone-cabin style houses, built in 1946, for a total of three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,900 square feet of living space.
February 6, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Action in Washington over the next few months on gun control, immigration and fiscal policy will set the stage for a fierce midterm election battle next year, with control of Congress the ultimate prize. Republicans are expected to keep their majority in the House, and history would suggest they might expand their numbers in the sixth year of a two-term presidency. But the Democrats' hold on the Senate is at risk, with competitive 2014 contests for at least nine of their seats - seven in states Mitt Romney carried in 2012.
January 27, 2013
Re "The NRA's loose cannon," Editorial, Jan. 24 National Rifle Assn. Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's defense of "absolutism" on gun rights requires a strong rebuttal. The framers knew that change is a fact of life, and they wrote the Constitution as a living document that could be changed as the future evolved. We ended slavery and granted women the right to vote, for example. Since LaPierre is a firm believer in absolutism, he should know that one of the Ten Commandments orders us, without exceptions, not to kill, and yet gun owners disobey this commandment frequently.