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March 17, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
A black sleeveless top with pleated ruffle sides, a red rose print silk georgette asymmetrical skirt, a black cape minidress and a mink baseball jacket, all priced from $625 to $5,250. Those are the dressed-up classics that will carry you through the fall season, according to Justin Kern and Stephanie Danan, Los Angeles-based designers of the label Co . “You can own a couple of these things, and that's all you need. You can go to work in them, go to drinks and socialize in them - and still have money in your bank account,” Danan says during a recent visit to the Co design studio in the downtown arts district, summing up the philosophy of the brand.
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March 17, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
A black sleeveless top with pleated ruffle sides, a red rose print silk georgette asymmetrical skirt, a black cape minidress and a mink baseball jacket, all priced from $625 to $5,250. Those are the dressed-up classics that will carry you through the fall season, according to Justin Kern and Stephanie Danan, Los Angeles-based designers of the label Co . “You can own a couple of these things, and that's all you need. You can go to work in them, go to drinks and socialize in them - and still have money in your bank account,” Danan says during a recent visit to the Co design studio in the downtown arts district, summing up the philosophy of the brand.
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NEWS
December 6, 1992 | DIANNE KLEIN
In the first toast of this black-tie evening, the young man pushed his chair out and stood, champagne flute raised high. "It's really great to see my father acting like a giddy 16-year-old," he said from his vantage point of 28 years, including one (and counting) of his own matrimonial bliss. We in the chairs next to this upstart giggled like girls at a slumber party and, our glasses poised, we looked around. Yes, it was cool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Monica Johnson, a film and television writer best known for her screenwriting partnership with writer-director Albert Brooks on "Modern Romance," "Lost in America" and other comedies starring Brooks, has died. She was 64. Johnson, a Palm Springs resident, died of esophageal cancer Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said her daughter, Heidi Johnson. The sister of the late comedy writer Jerry Belson, Johnson began her nearly 40-year writing career in the 1970s when she wrote episodes of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Laverne & Shirley" and other TV series.
NEWS
January 6, 1989 | ELAINE KENDALL
The Lap of Luxury by William Hamilton (Atlantic Monthly Press; $17.95; 293 pages) The lap in question belongs to Mary Brigham, and the lucky fellow who falls into it is Vincent Booth, an aspiring artist who meets Mary at the perfect moment for both of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2006 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
MARC JACOBS' runway shows are a form of theater that exists somewhere between style and culture. That's not to say he doesn't set trends -- he does, more than any other American designer. But he also distills the collective mood better than anyone else. And on the evening of Sept. 11, the message was love. He created a dreamy backdrop of rolling hills, and a grass-green runway was elevated over a pool of mint candies.
MAGAZINE
January 6, 1991 | MARGO KAUFMAN
IS IT MY imagination, or has the singles scene gotten a lot worse? I've been married for a few years, so I don't speak from firsthand experience. But I've been getting some pretty grim reports. It's not simply a matter of deadly diseases putting a damper on flings. The age-old skirmish between the sexes seems to have degenerated into trench warfare. Maybe it's because my single friends are getting older and the field is getting smaller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Monica Johnson, a film and television writer best known for her screenwriting partnership with writer-director Albert Brooks on "Modern Romance," "Lost in America" and other comedies starring Brooks, has died. She was 64. Johnson, a Palm Springs resident, died of esophageal cancer Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said her daughter, Heidi Johnson. The sister of the late comedy writer Jerry Belson, Johnson began her nearly 40-year writing career in the 1970s when she wrote episodes of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Laverne & Shirley" and other TV series.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2009 | Betsy Sharkey
This very modern romance between a poet and a young fashionista is also a period piece respectful of its 19th century roots -- a neat trick director Jane Campion has managed with something close to perfection. This lush romantic drama puts its filmmaker's talents in sharp relief while it showcases the remarkable trio at the heart of this tale: Ben Whishaw as John Keats, the poet who would be dead by 25; Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne, the feisty fashion-centric girl next door; and lastly, the wonderful Paul Schneider as Keats' best friend, Charles Armitage Brown, whose attempts to derail the love affair were too little, too late.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1990 | David Pecchia \f7
Defending Your Life (Geffen). Shooting in L.A. Albert Brooks, the creative force behind "Lost in America" and "Modern Romance," guides us through yet another modern romance starring himself and Meryl Streep. Rip Torn, Lee Grant and Buck Henry also appear in this highly secretive endeavor. Executive producer Herb Nanas. Producers Michael Grillo and Robert Grand. Distributor Warner Bros. Late '90 release. Dice (Fox). Shooting in New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2010
POP MUSIC An Evening With Dr. John A fixture in the New Orleans music scene since the late 1950s, Mac Rebennack, a.k.a. Dr. John, will discuss his storied career and the importance of preserving the music and culture of the Crescent City. A question-and-answer session and a performance with his band, the Lower 911, will follow. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $25. (213) 765-6800. http://www.grammymuseum.org Chief Santa Monica's not the indie rock hotbed that more easterly climes in L.A. have become, but this quartet's brand of woozy canyon rock could change that.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2009 | Betsy Sharkey
This very modern romance between a poet and a young fashionista is also a period piece respectful of its 19th century roots -- a neat trick director Jane Campion has managed with something close to perfection. This lush romantic drama puts its filmmaker's talents in sharp relief while it showcases the remarkable trio at the heart of this tale: Ben Whishaw as John Keats, the poet who would be dead by 25; Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne, the feisty fashion-centric girl next door; and lastly, the wonderful Paul Schneider as Keats' best friend, Charles Armitage Brown, whose attempts to derail the love affair were too little, too late.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2008 | Mary McNamara, Times Television Critic
When Welsh swimmer David Davies won a silver medal in the 10-kilometer open-water swim in Beijing, his first thought was not about book deals or product endorsements; all he wanted, he said as he left the water, was a guest spot on "Gavin & Stacey." He was referring to the award-winning British show that premieres on BBC America tonight. "Gavin & Stacey" is a very modern yet very old-fashioned sitcom about a sweet girl from Barry, Wales, who falls in love with a nice boy from Essex, England.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2006 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
MARC JACOBS' runway shows are a form of theater that exists somewhere between style and culture. That's not to say he doesn't set trends -- he does, more than any other American designer. But he also distills the collective mood better than anyone else. And on the evening of Sept. 11, the message was love. He created a dreamy backdrop of rolling hills, and a grass-green runway was elevated over a pool of mint candies.
BOOKS
February 1, 2004 | Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
It isn't often that we can pinpoint a specific sentence in which a promising novel goes wrong, but James Howard Kunstler's "Maggie Darling" affords us just such an opportunity about halfway through the book.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY
Ever feel like you've stumbled into the Bizarro universe from the old Superman comics, where everything is backward--a place where people say "Goodbye" as they enter a room, and bad-guy Bizarro wants to kill Superman because he loves Superman? Bizarro seems to be running the show in terms of television's approach to romance and relationships, a genre that takes a sharp turn through a cracked mirror tonight, when Fox airs a special titled "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?"
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2010
POP MUSIC An Evening With Dr. John A fixture in the New Orleans music scene since the late 1950s, Mac Rebennack, a.k.a. Dr. John, will discuss his storied career and the importance of preserving the music and culture of the Crescent City. A question-and-answer session and a performance with his band, the Lower 911, will follow. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $25. (213) 765-6800. http://www.grammymuseum.org Chief Santa Monica's not the indie rock hotbed that more easterly climes in L.A. have become, but this quartet's brand of woozy canyon rock could change that.
BUSINESS
April 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The National Enquirer, a brash supermarket tabloid that gained wealth and notoriety by prying--often uninvited--into the lives of celebrities, is being taken over by a publisher of romance magazines. The Enquirer's parent company, GP Group Inc., will be sold to Macfadden Holdings Inc., the New York publisher of True Story, True Confessions and Modern Romance, for $412.5 million cash, it was announced late Thursday. The newspaper--published in Lantana, Fla., and often accused of sensationalistic, lurid journalism--emerged as a coveted acquisition after the death last October of Generoso Pope Jr., the GP Group's owner.
BOOKS
November 26, 1995 | Anne Roiphe, Anne Roiphe is the author of "If You Knew Me" (Little, Brown) and a columnist for the New York Observer
Here is a novel about a Hasidic girl, raised in a small Jewish community in Monhegan, N.Y., where the ultra-orthodox families of Williamsburg and Borough Park spend their summer vacations in bungalow colonies and tourist hotels. This is uncharted territory. We do have Chaim Potak's "The Chosen," which tells the story of a boy who with great struggle breaks away from the close, tradition-bound world of his fathers; I.B.
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