August 8, 2012 |
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is never one to blend into a crowd. Her blue eyes naturally draw in movie audiences, but she always tends to stand apart from the rest of the Hollywood stars sartorially as well. The indie actress turned blockbuster star in 2008's "The Dark Knight" shakes things up on the red carpet in unique cuts and color combinations that are anything but ordinary. She keeps her accessories minimal and really lets her clothing shine. At a recent screening of her new film "Won't Back Down," due out Sept.
May 27, 2004
To enter the world of biology professor Bernd Heinrich is to recapture a place and time past, when watching the wildlife on the bog of your Vermont property might take up a significant portion of the day, when paying close attention to life as it unfolds each spring might be one of life's highlights. It is a respite, a delightful sanctuary in this world that seems to grow more chaotic and noisy by the day. Crossing the threshold into "The Geese of Beaver Bog," we are transported into this realm of keeping tabs on the geese that visit each year, tracking the changing seasons, gauging the migration and mating of the bog's resident and visiting wildlife, all the while reveling in the natural world.
June 9, 2011
STAGE The curtains are pulled back on the world of underground erotica as "The Dirty Show" comes to town. Merging highbrow erotic art and popular peep show, the exhibition features rooms curated by L.A.'s Lenora Claire, as well as a pop-up version of Rick Castro's Antebellum Gallery. City Center Motel. 1135 W. 7th St. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri. and Sat. (213) 627-2581. citycenterhotellosangeles.com.
January 23, 2000
I can't believe it! I've been admiring for months the painstaking effort to clean off the paint covering the Freeway Lady mural near the interchange [on the Hollywood Freeway]. The afghan was beginning to appear and the lady's face was almost revealed, except for the eyes. Today, I was stunned to see a wave of silver and black graffiti across the whole bottom of the mural. The lady's eyes just peep over the edge of this disfiguration. What can be said? What can be done? Such desecration!
September 26, 2012 |
Jenna Ushkowitz plays glee club sensation Tina Cohen-Chang on the hit show "Glee," but the real-life Broadway star has made her way into the fashion industry as well. She recently designed and modeled a back-to-school denim collection for the brand Wall Flower and is a frequent standout on event red carpets. Some recent sartorial highlights include a Milly "Paris" pleated and paint-splatter print skirt at Comic-Con, the white Amber Sakai skirt and top she wore to the Fox Fall Eco-Casino party, and the sheer, floral print with sexy cutouts dress from Rebecca Minkoff's spring 2012 collection that she donned at the SAG awards earlier this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2000
Although I consider the Boy Scouts' position that gay people are somehow inherently morally deficient to be deeply ignorant and offensive, I think the Supreme Court made the right decision ("Scouts May Exclude Gay Men, Justices Say," June 29). Private organizations should indeed have the right to establish rules of membership; after all, it wouldn't be right to force a gay rights organization to admit a homophobic bigot. Of course, I now expect and hope that all public institutions, such as schools, that have antidiscrimination policies will immediately terminate all association with the Boy Scouts.