August 8, 2010 |
Throughout many booms and busts, the various districts of downtown Los Angeles have climbed ever so close to the peak of residential desirability, only to take a Sisyphean tumble when essential businesses fail to arrive or thrive. The latest wave of establishments, however, may push downtown over the top. They go beyond food and shelter to provide the corporeal services that appeal to its arty, loft-living dwellers. Not every spa, salon or gym requires piercings and a green Mohawk for entry; sometimes, they're just happy to know you appreciate the bohemian vibe and a neighborhood that's more about community than commerce.
February 24, 2013 |
Anne Hathaway chose her dress only two hours in advance, the "Les Miserables" actress said Sunday on the red carpet before the Oscars show began. "I'm 30, and I feel 30 in this," she said. "I know that sounds cheesy. " She also showed off her nails, on which she had her grandmother's initials painted for good luck. So how did Hathaway feel walking into the ceremony, where she's nominated for supporting actress? "I'm trying not to think about it too much. I lost my voice in rehearsal yesterday -- that was pretty nerve-racking.
November 3, 2012 |
It is 10 in the evening, West Hollywood has just begun to ramp up into the night and three dozen people are lined up outside Laurel Hardware, the fashionable restaurant of the moment. It is the weekend before Halloween, which means bits of the usual sorts of costumes are on the boulevard: size 13 heels and ragged scraps of lace, kitten ears and satin bow ties. A woman saunters up to the restaurant, bouffant freshly blond, wrapped in what looks like a replica of a Mead three-ring notebook.
March 1, 2014 |
PARIS -- D esigner Hussein Chalayan, o ne of fashion's biggest thinkers, never ceases to amaze. On the runway he's shown remote-controlled dresses, collapsible wood coffee-table skirts and many more innovative designs. And on Friday he surprised us again, albeit in a much more banal way, by showing a dress with a front panel covered in rows and rows of colorful fake fingernails. It was genius in a lowbrow way -- and guaranteed to make sure everyone was paying attention at the morning show.
June 18, 2013 |
A potent charge of relevant provocation propels “revolver” at the Celebration Theatre. In the final production at its longtime venue, L.A.'s flagship gay theater scores a profoundly affecting bull's-eye with Chris Phillips' incisive study of violence and forgiveness, as expressed in societal, personal and even eternal terms. Unfolding in seemingly random vignettes that echo the six chambers of the title firearm, “revolver” explores its thematic subtext via distinct issues, from homophobia to substance abuse to the afterlife, that impact on the gay community, but by no means exclusively.
August 19, 1987 |
Morning rush-hour traffic was backed up for three miles Tuesday when roofing nails spilled on the road punctured tires on 12 vehicles.