January 16, 2004 |
Smart and stylish, "Disney's Teacher's Pet" is one family film that has appeal for adults as well as children. With a stellar cast of familiar voices, sharp dialogue and a clutch of lively Broadway-style songs, the film's animation style is edgy and minimal, which imbues it with unexpected freshness and immediacy. It opens with a clip of "Pinocchio," in which the Blue Fairy is singing "When You Wish Upon a Star."
HOME & GARDEN
November 28, 2009
A sampling of home-themed pop-up shops in Southern California this season: Alessi: An assortment of the Italian company's iconic kitchenware, including tea kettles, glassware, barware and serving pieces. Also a small selection of holiday figurines. Fashion Island, Suite 1085, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach; (949) 287-0231; www.alessi.com. Closing Dec. 31. Gifty: Ceramics made by local artists, handcrafted jewelry. Staged within the furniture store Ten 10, 1724 1/2 Silver Lake Blvd.
March 11, 2007 |
GRAFFITI BARS, chocolate-coated confections wrapped in street cool art, will sport signature works by legends of New York's 1970s "graff-scene": Blade, Crachee, Crash, Crime 79, the late Dondi, Dr. Revolt, Iz the Wiz, Lady Pink, Spar One and Voice of the Ghetto (Stay High 149) "We said, 'Hey, want to make a candy wrapper?' " said Alison Nelson, owner of the Chocolate Bar, a New York boutique candy store. The artists approached went along, though many of them -- including Crachee, a.k.a.
September 9, 2000 |
World-renowned artist and illustrator Gary Baseman's edgy cartoon noir art can be found in everything from Rolling Stone and Mother Jones to the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. Now fans can follow him to Saturday morning cartoon-land. Baseman's visually mind-blowing new animated series, "Disney's Teacher's Pet," debuts today.
March 15, 1998 |
Each word is taken from the vanity plate master list issued by the DMV. * MIDADD POPDEE QUESTIN 2MA 1NITE AT JOEYS CFOOD CAFE OFF PCH. HEE HIDD UNO OST1OT8S DIMOND RRRING ONDA BOTM UVA COMPLX MPECIBL BOWL OF PHISH CHOWDA. "UMORON," SEZMOM. "ICUDA HURT MYSLF." * HENSHE WED ATT JOEEEZ TOO, THEN DVOUR SEARED MAHI MAHIE WYTHE AVERY FEARLIS PEPPERI DILL SAUZE.
August 30, 2013 |
Appropriately enough, the award-winning recording artist Moby, nicknamed for his ancestor Herman Melville's great white whale, joined the Young Literati 's party Thursday to read to the group from the classic American novel. "My dad gave me the name 10 minutes after I was born," said Moby, who is actually named Richard Melville Hall. Calling the nickname ironic, owing to his tiny size at the time, he later said, “I don't think that either of my parents thought that 47 years later, I would still be saddled with my infant joke nickname.” Other “readers” at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica included actor Colin Hanks, of “Dexter,” “Orange County” and “Parkland”; author Mark Z. Danielewski of “House of Leaves” and “Only Revolutions”; and author Attica Locke of “The Cutting Season” and “Black Water Rising.” Dhani Harrison, son of the late Beatle George Harrison, and his band, thenewno2, came to perform, while artist Shepard Fairey served as the night's DJ. The cocktail party celebrated Amanda Fairey's new role as chair of Young Literati -- a support group for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles -- which is targeted at Angelenos in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Previously, Amanda and her husband had been honorary chairs.
December 20, 2013 |
MOCA is taking comedy seriously these days. On Thursday evening, the museum held a cocktail reception and “world premiere” screening of a new Web comedy series debuting on MOCAtv, the YouTube channel it launched just more than a year ago. “Ambiance Man,” created and directed by artist Alix Lambert, follows a taken-for-granted superhero, in renaissance garb, who does not aim to save the world but rather to make it a more pleasant place,...
June 17, 2004 |
50 First Dates Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore Columbia TriStar, $29 DVDs have become an advertising tool -- replete with previews of features, DVDs and video games. But on the digital edition of Adam Sandler's hit, there is actually a plug for his latest album, which arrives this summer. The good news is that you can skip the promo. Though one can't say that "50 First Dates" is a good movie, it is far better than most of Sandler's vehicles.
June 19, 2004 |
Mostly, it felt like a party, with martinis, couples on dates, loud music, the brandishing of cellphones and lots of animated talking. There were a few unusual notes: a line of people painting a very busy mural, two crestfallen young men stopped by guards as they tried to enter an art exhibition with an open bottle of wine. Even so, it was the kind of crowd not out of place at any hip Hollywood hangout. It was the second-ever art party at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a 7 p.m.