April 22, 2013 |
Marc Jacobs isn't one to shy away from fashion risks. The often iconoclastic superstar designer - who has become synonymous with a certain young, casually cool New York state of mind - helped usher in the controversial "heroin chic" look in the '90s and favors a combo of kilts and combat boots for his daily work uniform. But for Jacobs' debut film role in the indie drama "Disconnect," which arrived in theaters in limited release last Friday, the style maven was forced to step outside his comfort zone - in terms of both fashion and raw physicality.
April 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- As the new U.S. Treasury secretary, Jacob J. Lew is taking up a familiar and so-far thankless task: trying to persuade top European officials to shift from austerity to more growth-oriented economic policies. That was a major focus of Lew's first swing through Europe last week as Treasury head, and on Wednesday in Washington, he again pushed the message, albeit gingerly. In a speech, Lew contrasted the divergent post-recession fortunes of the U.S. and Europe, noting that the American economy had grown for 14 straight quarters and added millions of jobs, while the Eurozone's output had fallen over the last five quarters and some of its member countries are battling extremely high unemployment.
April 5, 2013 |
After winning eight games in 10 days and capturing tournament championships in North Carolina and Orange County, it can be concluded that the streaking Santa Ana Mater Dei High baseball team is the No. 1 team in Southern California, if not the nation. The Monarchs (14-1) won their latest championship on Friday night, winning the Boras Classic Southern California championship with a 6-0 victory over Westlake Village Oaks Christian at JSerra High. It earns the Monarchs a trip next Saturday to the University of Pacific to play Northern California champion Pleasant Grove in a noon championship game.
March 3, 2013 |
Designers used bold, bright strokes on the runways this season with clean, geometric lines, stripes, grids, color-blocking and cutouts, creating visions that were at times modern and at times nostalgic. At Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs staged a moving spectacle of models dressed in checkerboard grids inspired by the 1960s and the house's famed Damier pattern, while Narciso Rodriguez's collection of sexy slip dresses with slashes of bold color created a mood more romantic than regimented.
February 28, 2013 |
In "Jacob's Folly," Rebecca Miller has landed on a narrative voice that's antique, droll, racy and occasionally cutting - imagine an 18th century French rake being played by David Niven. But instead of putting an elegant, handsome man behind that voice, Miller has given it to a fly. A common housefly, yes, but more importantly, it's the proverbial fly on the wall. Embodying that metaphor so literally is silly but also brilliant; in a sense this is what writers do, spy on their invented worlds, eavesdrop on their characters.
February 27, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jacob J. Lew as Treasury secretary, allowing the longtime budget expert to take office as President Obama deals with looming automatic federal spending cuts. Lew, 57, was approved by a 71-26 vote. He succeeds Timothy F. Geithner, who stepped down in January after four years in the job. Lew brings different expertise to the job than Geithner, who had a deep background dealing with financial markets and Wall Street. For his second Treasury secretary, Obama chose a person with a long history of crafting budgets and helping negotiate spending deals with Republicans in Congress.