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November 3, 2012 |
Hello Homa. My name is Laura and I just wanted to ask if you are or have been with Carlos? He's my boyfriend and we've been dating two yrs. He wants another chance and I just want to know to have peace of mind. Thank you. The only thing to do after receiving a Facebook message like that is to climb into bed and take a nap. In fact, I needed three hours of stone-cold slumber on a Saturday afternoon before I could confront the awkwardness of my dating life (a distressing phenomenon that I believed had been safely banished during my 20s)
October 25, 2012 |
The lost art of doodling, along with the disappearing art of architectural draftsmanship, lies behind “Loaded: Drawings by Mary O'Malley and Laura Sharp Wilson.” At Sam Lee Gallery, this felicitous pairing of works on paper makes room for calm possibility. O'Malley's three abstractions anchor the exhibition. Larger than any of Sharp Wilson's page-size pieces, O'Malley's ink, gouache and gold leaf drawings resemble stylized chandeliers that defy gravity, sometimes hovering like imaginary spacecraft or letting us get lost in their ornate ornamentation.
October 21, 2012 |
Laura Linney takes an uncharacteristically outrageous turn as a wacky neighbor in the dark comedy "The Details," available on video on demand and in theaters Nov. 2. Also coming up for Linney is "Hyde Park on Hudson," opening Dec. 7, in which she plays Margaret Suckley, FDR's distant cousin and close companion. She talked to us from Connecticut, where she is filming the fourth and last season of Showtime's "The Big C. " Let's start with "The Details. " You've had a really eclectic career, but none of your roles is quite as out there as Lila, the nutty neighbor.
September 16, 2012 |
Elsa Emerson leaves home, becomes a movie star named Laura Lamont, marries a studio executive, wins an Oscar, suffers the inevitable career decline, takes too many pills and winds up in the hospital, works in a dress shop, then gets a chance to make a comeback on Broadway. We've heard this Hollywood tale an awful lot of times before, haven't we? Yes and no. Emma Straub, who has published two well-received story collections, makes an interesting decision in her first novel. Her heroine is not a self-destructive, self-dramatizing diva; she's a down-to-earth, professional actress who has few pretensions about what she does.
September 10, 2012 |
Internet regulars know Emma Straub, an effervescent young writer and bookseller from New York who has been accused of being the nicest person on Twitter. In her debut novel, “Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures,” tells a classic tale of fame and family set in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Aspiring actress Elsa Pitts arrives in Los Angeles in the 1930s; she quickly goes from comely Midwestern blond to glamorous brunette. Of course the name -- Elsa Pitts -- had to go. Probably faster than the hair.
September 7, 2012 |
Sept. 22-23 L.A. Dance Project With Benjamin Millepied as director and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center as the primary backer, L.A. Dance Project is the most hyped dance event of this season - or of any other, for that matter. That's been a boon for Millepied, the French-born former principal dancer with New York City Ballet and choreographer of the hit movie "Black Swan. " Overflow crowds attended two site-specific events in the Museum of Contemporary Art. And the company was lustily cheered during a prime-time national TV guest spot on "So You Think You Can Dance"; Millepied was there as a guest judge.
August 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- Laura Robson, the 18-year-old from Britain who ended the 29-year-old Kim Clijsters' singles tennis career by upsetting the three-time champion in the second round, took the confidence she gained from that match and used it in upsetting ninth-seeded Li Na of China, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on a hot Friday at the U.S. Open. The 30-year-old Li had lost only five matches to lower-ranked players in 2012. Robson had already achieved her best-ever major tournament results when she took out Clijsters in an emotional match where Clijsters said a tearful goodbye to singles tennis.
August 29, 2012 |
NEW YORK — Maybe it is time. Kim Clijsters, a three-time U.S. Open champion, a sweet conqueror who seems disliked by no one, had said she would play no more singles whenever she lost here. She lost here Wednesday. Clijsters left skid marks on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court. She slid into shots in her trademark way, but suddenly those slides came a little late and her opponent, British teenager Laura Robson, would scamper to where Clijsters aimed the ball. In the end, Clijsters sent a backhand service return long, and Robson beat the former champion, 7-6 (4)
August 13, 2012 |
LONDON - It's not quite the fraction of a second that separates medalists from also-rans in other sports, but in modern pentathlon, where the scores accumulated are in the mid-four figures, U.S. competitor Margaux Isaksen missed out on a bronze by a mere eight points. The women's modern pentathlon, the final competition of the Summer Olympics, handed out its medals just hours before the closing ceremony Sunday night. Gold went to Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania, who finished with 5,408 points, an Olympic record.
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August 11, 2012 |
RIVERSIDE - For more than a decade, Laura Froehlich, an irrepressible civic dynamo known as the "Flag Mama," made it her duty to greet military personnel departing for Iraq and Afghanistan or returning from those war zones. By her own estimate, she was there for several thousand flights at nearby March Air Reserve Base, standing on the tarmac dispensing hugs, handshakes and words of affection and appreciation. She organized a reception area called Hangar 385 stocked with snacks, books, a pool table and large-screen televisions.