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August 11, 2001
While I appreciate the sentiment behind Brian Lowry's column regarding the attractiveness of television stars vs. their movie counterparts ("Small Screen Has Lots of Room for Character," Aug. 8), I protest his characterization of "The West Wing's" supporting cast as ordinary-looking. Allison Janney, John Spencer, Richard Schiff and Bradley Whitford are all extremely attractive people, both on-screen and off. As for James Gandolfini--the man is unbelievably sexy. I would take Tony Soprano over Brad Pitt any day!
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SPORTS
July 23, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
The run-up to the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline is generally a busy time as teams gear up for a playoff run. But this summer, with 17 teams within seven games of a playoff berth, it may be difficult for buyers to find sellers. Buyers Angels: Money is tight, but a power bat and bullpen arm would help. Arizona: Bullpen help is probably D-Backs' biggest need. Atlanta: Might move Derek Lowe for a bat; also looking for bullpen help. Chicago White Sox: Could deal an arm from its rotation for much-needed offense.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1996
I'm feeling pretty defeated after reading Zan Dubin's review of Lookers nightclub ("Lookers Is a Hoot, If You Don't Take Equality Too Seriously," OC Live!, Aug. 22). Does Dubin realize that people who truly believe in equality don't casually switch off their convictions in order to enjoy a night of exploitative entertainment, and that "feminism's-no-fun" attitudes like hers are as great a threat to women's autonomy as anything Newt Gingrich could propose? If the line "But hey, if you missed the women's movement, slept through that class or just don't care, this bar's for you" is intended to be humorous, perhaps Dubin and her editors should ask themselves whether that sentence would have made it into print if the words "women's movement" were replaced with "civil rights movement."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
That was quite a performance by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on Tuesday morning ? it had sort of an Alice in Wonderland quality about it, though maybe "quality" isn't exactly the right word. Johnny Depp, who is having an off year at best, gets two nominations? Seriously? Angelina Jolie picks up one for that laugh riot "The Tourist"? Meanwhile Tilda Swinton, incomparable in "I Am Love," Kim Hye-ja stunning in "Mother," Hailee Steinfeld remarkable in "True Grit" are nowhere to be found.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five months of silence, one of South County's favorite roosts for roots music is returning to action under new ownership and a new name: Lookers. The 250-capacity club at 24921 Dana Point Harbor Drive featured a steady stream of local and touring acts in its previous incarnations as the Heritage Brewing Co. and the Harbor Lights Brewing Co., which closed in February. Mark Liddell, who booked both precursors, is back as talent buyer for Lookers.
NEWS
February 13, 1992 | T. D. SMITH
As neighborhood sports bars go, Lookers is big. So big, in fact, it's divided into three rooms. First up is the Fieldbox area, with booths and tables for about 100 people. Here you'll find the main brass-railed bar and the kitchen. One big-screen TV and three smaller sets make for easy viewing no matter where you sit. The second room is call the Pit. It can seat about 70 patrons and has a large-screen TV, two dart boards, a juke box and a shuffleboard bowling game.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1996 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bathroom doors at Lookers say a lot. A slobbering wolf with a red tongue painted on the men's john leers across the hall at the image of an Evangeline wannabe that greets every woman who's gotta go. Joe Camel's a paragon of subtlety by comparison. But hey, if you missed the women's movement, slept through that class or just don't care, this bar's for you.
IMAGE
March 8, 2009 | Booth Moore
PRADA Leave the shoulder pads in the past. Tough tailoring is Miuccia Prada's answer to the new power dressing trend -- tweed coats sculpted in at the waist and slit up the sides, fringed suede and crystal-studded tunic dresses. Compared with last season's killer heels, which sent one model tumbling to the floor, the shoes were almost sensible -- chunky high-heeled shoe-boots, fringed and studded pumps. And who doesn't need a pair of Prada waders?
REAL ESTATE
March 25, 1990
The article, "Paper Primer, A consumer's guide to the mountains of paper work . . . " (by Eileen Heyes, March 11) on selling (or buying) a home, was written as if by the Board of Realtors, and did your readers a disservice, especially those who elect to sell their own homes. It was couched in scare terms, exaggerating the facts. Many who believe real estate agents' sales tactics, list with them rather than sell them themselves because they're scared to death the process is way beyond them, and this is simply not true.
REAL ESTATE
December 9, 2007 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
This Playa del Rey house has walls of glass in almost every room that slide open to large decks with views of the ocean, the mountains and the lights of the city. The three-level house, completed this year, has an urban-chic feel with dramatic, loft-like open spaces, hardwood floors and high ceilings. Its sprawling terraces are cooled by ocean breezes.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2010 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
RV manufacturers can make beds fold out of walls, TVs swivel and couches collapse into kitchens all with the push of a button. One thing they can't do with a button: make people buy. Salespeople were trying their best Sunday at the 58th annual California RV Show, which runs through next Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. Salesmen rubbed their hands in the cold as families strolled, sipped beer and stopped to watch the football games on the flat-screen televisions that seem built into every recreational vehicle.
IMAGE
March 8, 2009 | Booth Moore
PRADA Leave the shoulder pads in the past. Tough tailoring is Miuccia Prada's answer to the new power dressing trend -- tweed coats sculpted in at the waist and slit up the sides, fringed suede and crystal-studded tunic dresses. Compared with last season's killer heels, which sent one model tumbling to the floor, the shoes were almost sensible -- chunky high-heeled shoe-boots, fringed and studded pumps. And who doesn't need a pair of Prada waders?
IMAGE
November 16, 2008 | Marilyn Ruiz, Ruiz is a Times staff writer.
The beauty market is flooded with gadgets promising people with curly hair frizz-free, angelic ringlets. And some of us with temperamental tresses want to believe. We'll try anything to get soft, sculpted and lightweight curls. If you've got a drawer at home jammed with blow dryers, nozzles, diffusers and a tangled mess of cords, chances are you've been looking for a solution too.
REAL ESTATE
December 9, 2007 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
This Playa del Rey house has walls of glass in almost every room that slide open to large decks with views of the ocean, the mountains and the lights of the city. The three-level house, completed this year, has an urban-chic feel with dramatic, loft-like open spaces, hardwood floors and high ceilings. Its sprawling terraces are cooled by ocean breezes.
TRAVEL
November 11, 2007 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
I couldn't resist him, sitting there alluringly in the sultry darkness of the W Los Angeles-Westwood. He was small, dark and handsome, and I just had to put my fingers all over him. But then he froze and refused to issue a single word. The nerve. The W management had set out this gorgeous, black antique typewriter in the lobby, along with a tray of paper and a sign encouraging guests to compose a love letter, yet they had neglected to put in a ribbon. "What a tease!"
AUTOS
May 10, 2006 | Chris Erskine, Times Staff Writer
LATELY, while pondering a new set of wheels, I'm wrestling with a notion shared by many car shoppers today: Do we buy one last great ride regardless of the gas costs and mileage, sensing that the end of an era is at hand? Or do we give in to the good angel on the shoulder, who whispers that it's not just about us anymore. Decisions like this are now about bigger things: geopolitics, global warming, living within our means.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 1997 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
The Pasadena Symphony is like the girl next door in old movies who takes off her horned-rim glasses, unfastens the bun in her hair and shows up at the prom looking like a million bucks. You wonder why she doesn't get out more often. Opening its 70th season Saturday at Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and launching Jorge Mester's 14th year as music director, the Pasadena Symphony sounded in excellent shape in a program of French music.
SPORTS
October 16, 1989 | SCOTT MILLER
As San Diego State Coach Al Luginbill's eyes glazed over from watching film Sunday, he realized that Saturday's 30-26 victory over Cal State Long Beach didn't look any better one day later. "I know this sounds crazy, but we did not play well offensively," he said. Crazy? Well, the Aztecs did gain 501 total yards, the fourth time in six games this season they have reached that plateau. Still, Luginbill insisted, "It was our worst offensive game of the season.
AUTOS
December 22, 2004 | DAN NEIL
Every few days someone asks me what kind of car I drive. Since I am the paper's auto critic, the curiosity is only natural, I suppose. I myself would like to go through Robert Hilburn's music collection or check out Kenneth Turan's film library. But cars are not like CDs and videos. Typically, people own only one or two vehicles and they are invested in them, financially and existentially, right up to their necks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Among the latest batch of old films making their DVD premieres is one of the Disney studio's animated classics, "Sleeping Beauty." And just in case you've already purchased it on videotape, this edition comes laden with extra features. Produced in 1959 for the then-staggering cost of $6 million, "Sleeping Beauty" ($30) is one of the most unusual of all the animated films that were made during Walt Disney's lifetime.
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