December 25, 2011
Christmas and politics go together like, well, oil and water, but that doesn't stop politicians from using the holiday to get their messages across. Below, some holiday comments from candidates and presidents of the past and present — whether they're sniping about the "War on Christmas," aiming to inspire or telling war stories about Christmas in Cambodia, as Sen. John Kerry did, only to have the tale contradicted by his Swift boat crew members. You'll also find President Obama's 2009 holiday card, which stirred controversy because it didn't include the word "Christmas," and what may be the most famous presidential Christmas address, which Calvin Coolidge ordered printed in the nation's newspapers in 1927.
November 12, 2013 |
Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black. And this all happened while cameras were rolling. Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave in tiny Leith, N.D. , submitted a DNA sample to the "Trisha Goddard" talk show and got the results back during a recent taping. The UK's Daily Mail newspaper got a copy of the segment of the show, which is nationally syndicated by NBC, and posted video of the moment Goddard read out the results to Cobb in front of a studio audience.
July 24, 2013 |
Fans can soon get more of "Magic Mike": The unlikely hit stripper film staring Channing Tatum and inspired by the actor's life is Broadway bound. "Magic Mike, the Musical" is headed to Broadway, Tatum has confirmed via Twitter . No word on if Tatum will make his Broadway debut reprising the less-than-dressed role for the stage, but the star will serve as a producer. The production has veteran talent backstage. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of the Tony-winning "Next to Normal," will write the songs, while "Glee" writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who co-wrote the book for "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark" will pen the book, Deadline.com reports.
September 3, 2013 |
The lava lamp celebrates its 50th birthday Tuesday, and though it's more kitsch than classic design, the piece remains just as memorable as mid-century furnishings from Eames, Noguchi and Saarinen. British inventor Edward Craven Walker designed the lava lamp in 1963 after he spotted an intriguing oil-and-water egg timer at a pub. "Because it was so completely new, we had to convince people it was worth going with, particularly when it...
June 24, 2010
Cucumber granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: Makes enough to serve as an accompaniment for 8 to 10 servings of gazpacho Note: Use this cucumber ice as a garnish for tomato gazpacho. 2 cucumbers, each about 11 ounces 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 teaspoon salt 3 sprigs mint 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup water 1. Peel the cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
June 13, 2000 |
Better living through chemistry has hit a bump in the road, and seat covers everywhere are about to get sloshed with something likely to leave a stain. 3M said recently it would phase out some of its most popular Scotchgard stain and soil repellents. For nearly half a century, the products have protected virtually every textile in our homes: upholstery, carpets, curtains, not to mention clothes.
November 28, 1998 |
Detouring sentiment and dodging potholes, the character-driven TV movie "Cab to Canada" offers a smooth and pleasurable ride, serving as a sturdy vehicle for the indomitable Maureen O'Hara. Fueled by an actual incident, the film quickly gets into gear by introducing gruff, gravel-voiced Mike (Jason Beghe), a Pasadena cabby whose latest fare is the refined and rigid septuagenarian Katherine (O'Hara).
December 29, 2006 |
BRITISH photographer Martin Parr has a thing about McDonald's. When he travels, the restaurant chain's global reach becomes fodder for Parr's ironic camera's-eye view of shifting cultural iconographies. "I can hardly walk by one when I have a camera and not deal with it," Parr said. "They are different, but there's an eerie similarity as well." Americanized fast food is just one of the cross-cultural references Parr found on trips south for his book "Mexico" (Aperture, October 2006).
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May 4, 1991
Under the state Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Ventura County must report each week the toxic and potentially toxic materials discharged. The discharges are investigated by the county Environmental Health Division. DATE April 16 LOCATION 205 S. Anacapa St., Ventura MATERIAL 15 gallons of waste oil and solvent DATE April 22 LOCATION Cloyne and Shell roads, Ventura MATERIAL 50 gallons of crude oil DATE April 22 LOCATION Coastal Enameling, 1120 Industrial Ave.