December 11, 2005
Why did Shawn Hubler bother to call People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals if she knew what its director of farmed animal campaigns would say about the turkey she bought online for Thanksgiving ("The Virtuous Turkey," Nov. 20)? After being advised to spare the bird and have a meatless meal, she announces that "nobody's going to tell me how to set my Thanksgiving table." So if PETA had told her to eat the turkey, would she have spared it the blade? Maybe not, since the reason she bought the "endangered" turkey in the first place was because "everyone who was anyone" did so last year.
February 13, 2013
Re "Electric performance," Business, Feb. 9 The new Tesla Model S sounds like a brilliant blend of design and technology. As reviewer David Undercoffler writes: "You can view the Google Maps-based navigation on one half of the screen while fiddling with radio controls on the other. Or swap the two. Or close one of them and bring up a new function - say, the phone or the Internet browser. Or just expand one function to cover the whole screen. " As a driver is fiddling with all this, would he notice the cyclist in the bike lane ahead of him?
October 25, 2012 |
Though Jean Dujardin received the lead actor Oscar for this year's Academy Award-winning best picture, "The Artist," it was the silent film's scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier, Uggie, who won the hearts of moviegoers around the world. "Nobody told him he's a dog," said Wendy Holden, who collaborated with the 10-year-old pooch on his breezy new autobiography, "Uggie - My Story," which is being published by Simon & Schuster. "He's just a star," Holden said over the phone from the publisher's headquarters in New York City.
May 2, 2012 |
The Times is pleased to have Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver guest-blogging for us while he competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Each week, Driver, a Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl player, will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Driver's thoughts about Week 7, which he offered via email. Q: We're nearing the end of the competition now, and it seems a lot of people are getting hurt.
May 11, 2012 |
Reese Witherspoon was with her family in Tennessee on Friday for an emergency hearing before a judge whose responsibilities include the creation and supervision of conservatorships. Witherspoon could be seen on video, posted by the Tennessean , holding her father John Witherspoon's arm as they entered the closed courtroom. According to that outlet, she and her brother asked the judge to place the 70-year-old under a conservatorship. Court documents from Friday's hearing were reportedly ordered sealed, but the same restrictions didn't apply to a lawsuit filed earlier in the week by Betty Witherspoon, John's wife and Reese's mom. Citing bigamy, her suit seeks the annulment of her husband's recent marriage to a woman named Tricianne Taylor.
February 16, 2001 |
Forty years after her emergence as first lady, why does the world continue to be fascinated by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' legendary style? A blockbuster exhibition, opening May 1 and continuing through July 29 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will explore her enduring influence through some 80 original costumes and accessories from her formal White House wardrobe as well as pieces worn during her husband's 1960 presidential campaign.
August 14, 1999
Motorola Inc. said it filed a countersuit against Qualcomm Inc., alleging that Qualcomm violated some provisions of licensing agreements between the companies. Qualcomm last month sued Motorola in federal court in San Diego, seeking to end Motorola's right to license Qualcomm's code division multiple access technology. In its counterclaim, Motorola contends that Qualcomm breached the royalty-sharing part of a 1990 license agreement involving CDMA, the world's second-most-popular cellular phone technology.
March 28, 2010 |
Listening to anti-fur activists, it's easy to assume that fur in fashion is, as the ad campaign goes, dead. After all, the cause — spearheaded by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA — has progressed from a red paint-splattering fringe movement to a darn-near mannerly animal advocacy group boasting top-shelf celebrities, including Eva Mendes and "Project Runway's" Tim Gunn as spokespeople. "Fur has become so far removed from the mainstream, it's now a very niche market," said Dan Mathews, senior vice president of campaigns for PETA.