HOME & GARDEN
October 25, 1997 |
On a drive-by, Ilene and Bill Graney's Monarch Beach cottage resembles a number of quaint, humdrum homes in this cookie-cutter community off Pacific Coast Highway. But once inside the modest, gated courtyard and through the pine front door, you realize the truth to that adage that real beauty is found within. To mitigate the bland exteriors of this 22-year-old tract, the Graneys decided to go goth. Windows were covered in fabric with medieval motifs and punctuated with tassels.
HOME & GARDEN
October 3, 2009 |
Not all Halloween decorations need to be ghoulish or garish, especially when these economic times are frightening enough. Simple and witty alternatives can add a dash of goth or glamour. While not quite Edgar Allan Poe's fabled raven, these black crow candles have an eerie presence (especially as the wax melts); they also could fit the bill as part of a fall harvest tablescape. They're $10 each at Pottery Barn. The birds can be paired with CB2 Noir vases, $21.95 each, which have a matte black iron finish and a polished nickel interior.
February 1, 2011 |
Full disclosure: Comedian Patton Oswalt, author of a new book of personal essays and other flights of whimsy called "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," once invited me to his birthday party at the Lot, the former Warner Bros. studio in West Hollywood. Oswalt was showing "The Warriors," director Walter Hill's disco-era-scented 1979 cult classic about New York City gang warfare. That he would screen "The Warriors" as though it were "Citizen Kane" tells you much about the cineaste's passion with which Oswalt approaches pulp, both offstage and in his stand-up act. And so we arrive at the first chapter in his book, Oswalt taking us back to the summer of 1987, when as a teenager he worked at the Towncenter3 movie theater, a triplex in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Sterling, Va., near where Oswalt grew up. "That was my Lapin Agile," he declares of the Towncenter3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2006 |
Two Quartz Hill teenagers planned a Columbine-style attack on their old high school in February in meticulous detail, sheriff's deputies allege. Johnny Alvarez Casas, then 17, and his friend, then 15, stockpiled ammunition and bomb-making supplies in their homes, then practiced detonating improvised explosives in the Antelope Valley desert, deputies said. The younger suspect's name is being withheld because of his age.
March 22, 2011 |
Beleaguered teen retailer Hot Topic Inc. announced the resignation of Chief Executive Betsy McLaughlin amid continuing weak sales and earnings. Board member Lisa Harper, a former CEO of children's retailer Gymboree Corp., is to take the helm of the City of Industry-based company, which operates 653 Hot Topic stores and 151 Torrid stores. McLaughlin, who became CEO in 2003, will stay three months to assist the transition, the company said Monday in a statement. Hot Topic has posted year-over-year revenue declines for seven straight quarters.
January 26, 2012
MUSIC The young electronica producer Skrillex is as divisive as they get, with fans flinging themselves at the feet of his skittish, bass-heavy tracks, while detractors deem him "bro-step" and mock his sideswept goth haircut. But over a rash of purposefully smallish club shows in L.A. he'll underline the one thing everyone can agree on — he is really, really popular and entirely embodies this moment in dance music. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Sat. $53.50.