February 12, 2014 |
For Valentine's Day, let's forget love's mysteries and get down to the biological basics that fire some of our fiercest emotions. Jane Austen once wrote: “You pierce my soul. I am half agony and half hope.” Here's why, Jane. Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist, has done extensive research on the topic. In an interview Tuesday with the L.A. Times, the author and Rutgers visiting professor described some of her findings -- culled from longtime married couples still “madly” in love, as well as from love's sad rejects.
January 24, 2014 |
Comic actor Brad Garrett has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to host the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 1, and you can watch how he works the room with a live webcast of the ceremony along with pre-awards nominee interviews - from film and television -- starting at 5 p.m. PST at www.latimes.com/envelope . While Garrett, best known for costarring on "Everybody Loves Raymond," skewers the best of Hollywood, the awards themselves...
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June 21, 2013 |
Enjoy the sunny rays Friday, the first day of summer, because this weekend may be slightly cooler and more cloudy, forecasters said. Friday will have the most hours of daylight of any day in the year. The summer solstice was marked at 10:04 p.m. Thursday in Los Angeles, when the sun was at its highest point in the northern hemisphere. A low-pressure system is approaching the Los Angeles area from the northwest, which will lower temperatures slightly and create more clouds, said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
May 31, 2013 |
Henry Winkler has managed to stay in the comedy zeitgeist for more than 40 years, from his star-shot to fame on "Happy Days" in 1974 to the fourth season of "Arrested Development" on Netflix. These days Winkler continues to make recurring appearances on the USA series "Royal Pains" and the Adult Swim series "Children's Hospital. " Additionally, he continues to publish children's books and act as a spokesman for issues as diverse as dyslexia and the use of therapeutic Botox in stroke victims.
May 12, 2013 |
When it comes to dreaming about a perfect Mother's Day, Los Angeles' top chefs turn out to be just like working moms everywhere -- sleep and perfectly behaved children are at the top of the list. Suzanne Goin is chef and owner at Lucques, AOC, Tavern and the Larders at the Tavern and on Burton Way. Married to Hungry Cat chef David Lentz, Goin has three kids - 4 1/2-year-old Charles and 6-year-old twins, Alexandra and Jack. What does she want for Mother's Day? Goin summed it up succinctly by email: “Sleep in, big breakfast, nap, massage, play with kids, dinner with David, sleep (did I mention sleep?
April 25, 2013 |
DALLAS -- Led by the only people who really understand what it means to sit in the Oval Office, the nation commemorated the presidential administration of George W. Bush on Thursday at the dedication of the library, museum and policy center that bears his name. In the bright Texas sunshine, President Obama led four former presidents and an estimated 8,000 people in attendance at Southern Methodist University, home of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. “This is a Texas-sized party,” Obama told the crowd that included foreign dignitaries, U.S. governors and about 2,500 alumni of the administration of the nation's 43rd president.