November 13, 2012 |
Sidewalk sales are fixtures of some neighborhoods, but in the trendy, spendy design district of La Cienega Boulevard, such events take on a more glamorous guise. Hence, the courtyard sale in the garden between Pat McGann Gallery and Hollywood at Home on Thursday and Friday. If you love pillows and throws, catch this: Among the highlights of the sale are Indian dhurries, Bolivian blankets and batik and embroidery pillows from Pat McGann , who travels the world searching for unusual textiles.
May 17, 2012
MOVIES One of the great films of noir intrigue, "The Mystery of the Double Cross" finds a man bound to inherit a fortune when a mysterious warning to, yep, avoid the "double cross" proves prescient after a woman bearing the mark enters his life. Coincidence or harbinger of doom? Either way, it's a must-see engagement of the episodic series in 8mm format. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. american cinematheque.com.
December 15, 2011 |
The ensemble prize at the SAG Awards is one of the most reliable prophets of Academy Award glory, and while Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild nominations clarified the front-runners for the best picture Oscar race, they may have muddied the outlook for the second tier of movies. The 2,100 nominating voters in the actors union picked "The Help," "The Artist," "The Descendants," "Midnight in Paris" and "Bridesmaids" for its cast award, SAG's honor for the year's top production. While "Bridesmaids," a raunchy comedy, was a mild surprise, the other four selections were favorites.
September 24, 2011 |
It was the better mousetrap. From Silicon Valley to the White House, Solyndra's unique solar panels left everyone gasping for a piece of the action. Analysts gushed over the cylindrical design, so much more exciting than the dull, flat panels coming out of China. Company executives promised huge revenue, supporting thousands of permanent jobs, while a stream of state and federal politicians toured the Fremont plant, basking in what felt like the glow of the future. Investors, convinced that Solyndra was the big one, the harbinger of a solar boom, poured more than $1 billion into the company, with the U.S. government guaranteeing 50% more in loans.
January 3, 2011 |
Surgeons make different choices in how they excise abnormal cells that are an early precursor to a breast cancer called ductal carcinoma, or DCIS. And surgeons make a wide range of recommendations on whether a woman diagnosed with DCIS should receive radiation therapy after surgery. Those physician differences, says an article published on Monday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , play a pretty significant role in predicting whether a woman who has been treated for DCIS will have a recurrence of the condition or a later diagnosis of invasive breast cancer. A group of researchers from the Rand Corp.
July 7, 2009 |
As U.S. troops in Afghanistan suffered the largest one-day death toll in months Monday, military officials and experts warned Americans to brace for rising casualties as thousands of additional service members pour into the country to confront a resurgent Taliban. So far this year, 95 American troops have died in Afghanistan, including seven on Monday, according to the independent website icasualties.org. At the current rate, 2009 would be the deadliest for the U.S. in more than seven years of fighting, surpassing the number killed last year, the military said.