December 18, 1988 |
Glimmer, not glitz. That is what evening clothes are about this season. There's nothing aggressive going on here; the look is all mystery and romance. Fabrics that shimmer or seem iridescent--taffeta, satin and silk crepe, in particular--add to the effect. This taste for subtlety may reflect a change in our social behavior. Statistics show that we are becoming more conservative in some ways. At least we seem to appreciate marriage and family more than in recent years.
June 7, 1994 |
Leslie's Poolmart has had a credibility problem. Blame it on bad weather, company executives say. Never mind that the nation's largest specialty pool supplies retailer has had 31 consecutive years of increasing sales; that its profits have grown for each of the last four years, and that it stepped up its aggressive growth plan and doubled its number of stores since it sold stock to the public in April, 1991. Still, the Chatsworth company has been a disappointment to investors.
October 20, 2006 |
The CW drama "Runaway" never took off. The first-year series about a family in hiding, starring Donnie Wahlberg and Leslie Hope, has been canceled because of declining ratings. Its 9 p.m. Sunday slot will be filled by repeat episodes of "America's Next Top Model," according to the network. "Runaway" and the football comedy "The Game" were the first new programs for the fledgling CW, a hybrid of the WB and UPN.
January 17, 2007
Re "Left out in '08," editorial, Jan. 14 Some of us believe we are getting the best now from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger precisely because the presidency is barred to him. Consider the careful way every declared and potential candidate for the 2008 nomination is shaping his or her thinking on every hot-button issue from Iraq to Social Security reform. Rather than bold initiatives and real vision, presidential potentials are counseled to obscure their thoughts. Leave Schwarzenegger and anyone arriving in the United States before 2010 out of any discussion to change the wording of the Constitution.
August 27, 1990 |
With "Men at Work" (citywide) actor-writer-director Emilio Estevez has turned out a pleasant, knockabout comedy for himself and brother Charlie Sheen. While it may not be the funniest picture you'll see all year, it is fresh, inventive and has very few moments when it's not generating laughs. With this second feature--his first was the 1986 "Wisdom," an uneven but promising love-on-the-run thriller with political overtones--Estevez warrants continued encouragement.
August 24, 1997
Section Editor: Deanne Brandon Designer: Kirk Christ Illustrator: Val B. Mina Art Director: Kris Onuigbo Photo Editor: Don Tormey Copy Editors: Joan Fantazia, Kathie Bozanich, Paul Loop, Maria D. Laso Elders, Rachel Williams and Michelle Maltais Reporters: Times staff writers Nick Anderson, Michael Granberry and Zahida Hafeez; and Times correspondents Kimberly Brower, John Canalis, Debra Cano, Julio V.