January 23, 2011
Still not ready to let Simon Cowell go? Talk about "Oprah Presents Master Class: Simon Cowell. " It's been less than a week, guys! But if you're not impressed with the new "American Idol" lineup, don't fret. Get your fix of the snarky Brit when he shares his stories and lessons. Let's hope Steven Tyler and J-Lo are watching. (Sunday) Sashay and chante ? and talk about "RuPaul's Drag Race. " The time has come for you to lip-sync for your life! The (man) ladies are back on LOGOTV.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1989
I am writing in response to your Oct. 3 article ("Car Salesmen Wheel and Deal With Image Problem"). The generalizations and selective omission of important, documented industry facts from the article helped to paint an inaccurate portrait of the average car salesman and the dealership which employs him. As an example, The Times paraphrases a source from the Department of Consumer Affairs who "estimates that dealers make $1,500 to $4,000 on...
August 30, 2010 |
If you like Scott Turow, Stan Lee, Dan Brown or Michael Crichton, then you are in the target audience for Kevin Guilfoile's novel "The Thousand. " Unfortunately, like smoked duck ravioli with wasabi-tomatillo sauce, Guilfoile has fallen under the sway of one influence too many. "The Thousand" starts as a legal drama, zooming in on the moral predicament of criminal lawyer Reggie Vallentine. Vallentine has become a media obsession and a household word for his defense of the music director of the Chicago Symphony.
April 28, 2013 |
DAMASCUS, Syria - White daffodils and violet daisies waxed aromatic from the crystal vase on the young couple's dining table. Friends had brought the flowers as a gesture of farewell, an all-too-common sentiment these days in the Syrian capital, where even some of the most resolute families are packing up and moving out. The exodus includes young, middle-class professionals born and raised in Damascus. Others are merchants, doctors, and teachers, the backbone of the capital's economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2012 |
The yellowing government survey map of San Nicolas Island dated from 1879, but it was quite clear: There was a big black dot on the southwest coast and, next to it, the words "Indian Cave. " For more than 20 years, Navy archaeologist Steve Schwartz searched for that cave. It was believed to be home to the island's most famous inhabitant, a Native American woman who survived on the island for 18 years, abandoned and alone, and became the inspiration for "Island of the Blue Dolphins," one of the 20th century's most popular novels for young readers.
December 27, 1997 |
Asthma just about clobbered me the other night. It was nearly curtains. My hacking cough almost did me in. My wheezing was uncontrollable, my breathing constricted, my nose clogged and runny, my eyes watery, my neck itchy. I owed it all to "Seinfeld." Old "Seinfeld." I went for my inhalers. I popped a pill. I plopped into a chair, gasped through my mouth and stayed inert while waiting for the medicine to take full effect. Gradually it did, in about 10 minutes. Actually, I have only mild asthma.