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March 9, 2010
Courage and Consequence My Life as a Conservative in the Fight Karl Rove Threshold Editions: 596 pp., $30
December 12, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Karl Lagerfeld is raising eyebrows among some critics for using feathered headdresses and warpaint-like golden makeup during Chanel's "Metier d'Art" show in Dallas on Tuesday. He also drew on other Western stereotypes -- cowboys, ranchers -- but the use of Native American stereotypes in fashion has been controversial. [The Cut] Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and fitness guru Tracy Anderson, who recently launched a web series together called "The Restart Project," are developing a television series on love and weight loss, Anderson says.
Some women yearn for a Braveheart or a Jerry Maguire in their lives. Some even dream of caring for an English patient, though preferably one with burns over less that 90% of his body. Meanwhile their male counterparts probably could work up a good fantasy behind Juliette Binoche soothing their fevered brows, or Renee Zellweger assuring them "You had me at 'hello.' " And let's not even talk about that whole Liv Tyler thing. As for me, all I want is Karl from "Sling Blade."
December 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kristen Stewart's got the look: The actress has been named the new face of Chanel. "The Twilight Saga" star will, according to Vogue, represent the iconic French fashion house's 2013 Métiers d'Art Paris-Dallas collection campaign, to be shot and helmed by maestro Karl Lagerfeld. The country-western themed pre-fall campaign is set for May 2014 release and comes on the heels of the 23-year-old's shots for Balenciaga's Florabotanica campaign . Lagerfeld, 80, also debuted his latest film, "The Return," which chronicles brand founder Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's reopening of her Paris couture house following World War II, at the brand's Metiers d'Art show at Dallas' Fair Park on Tuesday.
October 15, 2010 | By Kevin Thomas
It's easy to see why feature-debuting writer-director Ben Wheatley's darkly funny but unexpectedly jolting "Down Terrace" has been described as " 'The Sopranos' as if imagined by Mike Leigh or Ken Loach," but the film is so distinctive and idiosyncratic it still feels unique. It is set largely in a row house in Brighton's Down Terrace neighborhood, well away from the seaside resort's famous landmarks, that is home to Bill (Robert Hill, whose home it actually is), his wife, Maggie (Julia Deakin)
May 11, 1998
The news (May 2) that 30,000 people in Moscow turned out at a Communist May Day march (some carrying portraits of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, yet!) should be taken about as seriously as the Marx brothers, not including Karl. EDDIE CRESS Los Angeles
September 22, 1996
David Wise's response to the letter from Pam Johnston (Aug. 25) stopped a little short of mentioning who, in the long run, pays for judgments such as the settlement Janine Brookner received ("She Fought the CIA . . . and Won," July 21). The U.S. Treasury is not the ultimate payer. The U.S. taxpayer is. Karl V. Turner Jr. Long Beach
March 29, 1987 | E. W. Alexander
A CLIENT CALLED NOAH by Josh Greenfeld (Holt: $18.95; 371 pp.). Noah Greenfeld is severely brain-damaged. His official diagnosis is autism; unofficially it's hell. In "A Client Called Noah," Josh Greenfeld, Noah's father, writes of the imminence of placing Noah in either an institution or a residential facility. This completes a trilogy of books that noted screenwriter Greenfeld ("Oh God! Book II" and "Harry and Tonto") has written on the love-hate relationship between father and son.
April 4, 2010 | From staff and wire reports
Andy Roddick's softest shots made the biggest impact Sunday. He kept Tomas Berdych out of rhythm by hitting delicate backhands, loopy forehands and changeup first serves. By the ninth game, Berdych was so flummoxed that he lost track of the score. There was no confusion about the final result: Roddick beat Berdych, 7-5, 6-4, to win the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla. It was Roddick's fifth title in a Masters 1000 tournament — one level below the Grand Slams — and his first since 2006.
December 21, 1985 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
This winning thing is getting a little routine for the Lakers, who Friday night won another game and picked up another endorsement from another beaten coach. Cleveland Cavaliers Coach George Karl saw his team lose, 128-116, and suggested afterward that the Lakers might as well stop to get themselves bronzed on their way out of town. "They are the best basketball team ever to play the game," Karl said.
December 1, 2013
Peter Kaplan Editor hired 'Sex and the City' columnist Peter Kaplan, 59, the former editor of the New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City," died Friday of cancer in New York City, said his wife, Lisa Chase. He edited the Observer from 1994 to 2009. The salmon-colored weekly has a reach beyond its circulation of about 50,000 because it is read by the Manhattan-based movers and shakers it covers. Kaplan was credited with honing the paper's snarky tone and hiring writers who became influential voices.
November 30, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Legendary Vogue Editor Diana Vreeland was probably the world's most reliable generator of quotable fashion speak. ("Pink is the navy blue of India," anyone?) And the latest book of her jotted-down thoughts, "Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years" (edited by Alexander Vreeland, Rizzoli, $55), adds to the canon. If anyone in the style realm comes close to being as quirkily quotable, it's designer Karl Lagerfeld, whose assorted barbs and quips are compiled in "The World According to Karl: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld" (edited by Sandrine Gulbenkian and Jean-Christophe Napias, Flammarion, $29.95)
November 15, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a loner cop in possession of a traumatic back story must be in want of a partner. He (and very occasionally she) may bitterly refute this but we, and his superiors, know better. Sometimes this partner will be a rookie, or a woman, or a person of a different race. In Fox's "Alien Nation," which aired in 1989, he was from another planet. No matter the particulars, the partner will seem at first to be nothing but trouble, the loner cop's worst nightmare.
November 9, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
For the next installment of our Handmade Holiday Gift Guide, we turn to the Ojai Art Festival, running through Nov. 24 -- a celebration of work made from trash and meant to provoke questions about waste. That's where, if you're lucky, you'll see the barbed wire baskets of Karl Vidstrand. The artist scavenges in the Mojave, near where he lives, for the desert detritus that accents his pieces. What's intriguing about the resulting designs is that they subversively prevent each basket from performing its function: holding stuff.
September 23, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
When Karl Rove starts truth-squadding fellow Texas Republicans over the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, you know there are some tall tales floating around. On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Chris Wallace of Fox News: “You know what's interesting? Last week, the Wall Street Journal, for the first time in years, found Republicans are leading on healthcare. Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats on healthcare.” A few minutes later, Rove, a Fox analyst, called him out. “I do want to correct one small thing that Sen. Cruz said,” Rove said.
September 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Dennis Rodman is ready to take basketball diplomacy to the next level. Fresh off his second controversial trip to North Korea, the flamboyant former NBA star announced plans to stage a pair of exhibition games there in January, featuring a team of fellow ex-basketball players. He even threw out a couple of names on his wish list: Scottie Pippen and Karl Malone. But there's no word on whether his fellow Hall of Famers will be joining Rodman on his next trip to the repressive state that considers the U.S. a sworn enemy and has sentenced American Kenneth Bae to 15 years of hard labor for alleged hostile acts against North Korea.
January 10, 2010 | By Jacob Silverman
Map of the Invisible World A Novel Tash Aw Spiegel & Grau: 318 pp., $25 Early in Tash Aw's second novel, "Map of the Invisible World," Din, an Indonesian university student, argues that the West thinks "the history of Southeast Asia started with the discovery of the sea routes from Europe to Asia." The solution to this misapprehension, he tells Margaret, the middle-aged white professor who oversees his research, is to narrate that history in "a voice that is non-Western."
September 7, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kim Kardashian did a sky-high fashion shoot with Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld while she was pregnant, and now there's photographic proof of the weirdly beautiful merger. The reality star bared her baby bump in several spreads shot by the designer-photographer in CR Magazine's fall/winter issue . Kardashian, 32, who gave birth to baby girl North West on June 15, is decked out in haute couture from Comme de Garçons, Celine, Chanel and Ralph Lauren among others. "OMG the COVER of Carine Roitfeld's crfashionbook #issue3!
August 15, 2013 | Hailey Branson-Potts
A German-born fabulist who masqueraded as a member of the Rockefeller family was sentenced Thursday to 27-years-to-life in prison for killing his San Marino landlady's son in 1985. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, acting in his own defense, addressed the court before sentencing and blamed the slaying of 27-year-old John Sohus on the man's wife, Linda. "I want to assert my innocence," said Gerhartsreiter, wearing a blue jail jumpsuit with his hands cuffed in front of him. "I firmly believe that the victim's wife killed the victim, but, be that as it may … I did not commit the crime.
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