April 20, 2013 |
It came down to a high-heel shoe caught in a grate. Stephen J. Murphy, president of the Boston City Council, took time Saturday to reflect on all that has happened in his city this week, beginning with the Boston Marathon bombings. He told the Los Angeles Times he hasn't been able to shake the feeling that something as small as a stuck high heel kept him out of harm's way at the finish line of the race on Monday. But that's what happened. PHOTOS: Manhunt for bombing suspects He and his group were crossing a footbridge to get to the north side of Boylston Street near the finish line, where they would meet up with more friends.
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March 23, 2013 |
A fundraiser being hosted by Los Angeles County sheriff's officials Thursday night ended in violence, with one guest arrested and more arrests possible, a department spokesman confirmed. Sheriff's deputies were hosting a party at Cities, a bar and restaurant in East Los Angeles, to raise money for an annual law enforcement relay race. About 2 a.m. Friday, there was an altercation that involved off-duty deputies and guests. One woman invited to the party was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
February 15, 2013 |
Famed fashion and accessories designer Marc Jacobs has added Diet Coke cans to his design repertoire. Jacobs, who was recenlty appointed creative director at Coca Cola, is launching a set of limited-edition cans of Diet Coke to celebrate Coke's 30th anniversary campaign: "Sparkling Together for 30 Years. " Each can represents a decade with the '80s, '90s and the Noughties. For the '80s, miniature bow ties are scattered around the classic silver can along with an illustraton of a woman in a suit and top hat. Possibly a nod to Broadway?
December 30, 2012 |
Alabama-born Walton Goggins is best known for playing corrupt cop Shane Vendrell on "The Shield" and born-again ex-con Boyd Crowder on "Justified," which earned him an Emmy nomination; the crime drama returns for its fourth season Jan. 8. But Goggins also dispelled any preconceptions about his limits as an actor this year with divergent roles in the films "Django Unchained" and "Lincoln" as well as a recent guest spot on "Sons of Anarchy. " Did you get acting whiplash playing these wildly different roles, from crazed killer to transgender hooker?
October 4, 2012 |
Since the NBA season officially gets underway the day before All Hallows Eve, perhaps it's fitting that one of the National Basketball Assn.'s latest licensing deals is for women's Halloween costumes. Described by the NBA as "dance team costumes" (as opposed to, say, "sexy team groupie costumes," or "sexy cheerleader uniforms"), the collection includes body-hugging, leg-baring riffs on the uniforms of five teams: the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.
September 26, 2012 |
Repeated exposure to objects like high-heeled shoes and electric razors that are typically associated with one gender or the other biases people's perceptions of whether human faces are male or female, according to a new study. And in a twist, the research shows that exposure to female-associated objects makes faces look more male, and vice versa. It may seem strange that viewing something for an extended period of time can lead to increased perception of its opposite, but the effect is common enough to have a name: adaptation.