October 3, 2013 |
Ever since "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," tales of the supernatural have provided a bridge between demographics, offering a way to showcase female empowerment while still keeping the guys interested. So it was only a matter of time before Lifetime got in the game. Inspired by Melissa de la Cruz's bestselling novel and starring such heavy hitters as Emmy-winning Julia Ormond and Oscar-nominee Virginia Madsen, "Witches of East End," premiering Sunday, moves the network one step further away from its sob-sister niche roots and closer to the mainstream.
September 28, 2013 |
Hello, Columbus - and Detroit too. The Blue Jackets and Red Wings were the big winners in realignment because they moved from the Western Conference to the East, which should mean less travel. Both teams had pushed for the move for years and both paid their dues. But switching the up-and-coming Blue Jackets and always-competitive Red Wings muddles the East playoff picture. Remember, too, the Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions are each made up of eight teams, not the seven in the Central and the Pacific.
September 12, 2013 |
When a major retrospective of Moshe Safdie's work opens at the Skirball Cultural Center next month, visitors to the museum near the top of the Sepulveda Pass won't just get to see the architect's designs in the form of models and sketches under glass. They'll also be walking through one of Safdie's most extensive projects: the Skirball campus itself. Safdie, who made a brash name for himself as a young architect with the Habitat residential complex built for the 1967 World Expo in Montreal, designed the Skirball's original buildings, which opened in 1994.
September 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is preparing for a longer bombardment of Syria than it originally had planned, with a heavy barrage of missile strikes followed soon after by more attacks on targets that the opening salvos missed or failed to destroy, officials said. The planning for intense attacks over a three-day period reflects the growing belief in the White House and the Pentagon that the United States needs more firepower to inflict even minimal damage on Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces, which have been widely dispersed over the last two weeks, the officials said.
September 6, 2013 |
A raspy boxer engine hangs off the back end. Two oval headlights and a flat hood point toward the asphalt. A large tachometer occupies the prime real estate on the instrument panel of this perfectly preserved 1967 Porsche 911. That the modern-day 911 still includes these character traits testifies to the car's enduring shape and spirit. Yet the differences emerge in a drive of this Sand Beige classic up a forgotten road in Carmel Valley, Calif. It's smaller, simpler, lighter. And it oozes personality with every flick of the large wood-trimmed steering wheel.
August 12, 2013 |
Apple's "tri-tone" that sounds when an iPhone receives a text message has become such a part of the fabric of our lives that it's hard to remember a time before we heard it almost every day. But in a post over the weekend that has Apple geeks buzzing, San Francisco developer Kelly Jacklin told the long, technical and surprising tale of how this little bit of sound came to be. "Back some time in 1998, a friend I used to work with...
August 2, 2013 |
Though seeing stars in their fully developed glory is always special, seeing them before the world fully recognized their gifts is also something very much worth doing. In Bruce Lee's case, that task has been made easy by the folks at Shout Factory who have come up with an impressive package fittingly called “Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection.” This handsome box set includes such early martial arts classics as “The Big Boss” and “Fist of Fury” as well as a pair of Bruce Lee documentaries and lots of bonus material.
July 31, 2013 |
How can one more restaurant review app make your smartphone any smarter? While “To Yelp” has become a popular verb in some circles, Zagat is making a comeback bid with a slightly different approach. Monday the well-known guidebook company, owned by Google since 2011, released a revamped free app that incorporates both the expected restaurant review material with the addition of a roundup of blog posts from its various city editors. The app is available for both iOS and Android phones.
July 26, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian is still in hermit mode as she works on getting back into pre-pregnancy shape. The usually camera-ready star of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and its many E! offshoots has been tucked away since the June 15 birth of her baby with rapper Kanye West. Kardashian, 32, is said to have "lost a lot of her baby weight," a source close to the reality starlet told People. "She's feeling great and looking forward to getting back in shape. " PHOTOS: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Kardashian is living at her mother's Hidden Hills home.
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July 11, 2013 |
Authorities in Clark County, Nev., said they were turning their focus toward a second man involved in a fatal crash that killed five members of a Los Angeles-area family after missteps during the investigation forced prosecutors to drop all charges against their original suspect. "This is unique," said Brian Rutledge, the Clark County prosecutor who on Wednesday dropped the case against Jean Soriano, 18, who had been charged with multiple counts of felony drunk driving resulting in death.