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April 13, 1996
And the winner in the most backhanded compliment category is . . . film critic Jack Mathews! One need not even be a Cher fan to be offended by the cheap shot Mathews took on her in his review of the film "Faithful" ("The Wife, Her Husband and the Hitman He Hired," April 3). Mathews notes that if the film "works at all it is a tribute to Cher's own tough image," then rudely slams Cher's physical appearance as a result of "so much cosmetic surgery." Were the physical appearance integral to and incongruous with the film, say, Emma Thompson's recent portrayal of a historical figure 16 to 18 years her junior, that might justifiably merit mention.
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October 21, 2000 | DOUG JOHNSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Chuck Garner recently attended his 60th high school reunion, he discovered he had little in common with his former classmates. While most of them talked about retirement and their new roles as grandparents, he was sharing eye-popping accounts of drug busts and prostitution raids. At 78, Garner is used to raising a few eyebrows when he tells people he still carries a gun and badge for the Republic Police Department.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1986 | Shari Okamoto
Ron Smith's Celebrity Look-a-Likes company is looking for alluring, feminine and attractive men or women to portray which celeb: A. Joan Collins B. Marilyn Monroe C. The Statue of Liberty? And the surprise answer is . . . C. The contest, which will reach 15 cities, takes off here April 29. "We need help," Smith admitted. "The response has been very minimal because I think people are unsure of what she looks like."
NEWS
January 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Abortion providers listed as "baby butchers" on a Web site that reads like a wanted poster live in constant fear for their lives, attorneys said Thursday in a federal court case accusing the site of being an invitation to murder. "Just like bounty hunters of the Old West, the defendants want to stop the doctors by any means--dead in their tracks," said Maria Vullo, who represents a group of doctors listed on the site, which is called the Nuremberg Files.
MAGAZINE
August 2, 1992
I'm PC, you're PC. Some terms for our politically correct age, with help from "Are You PC?" (Ten Speed Press). animal companion n .: pet. "Sappho, my animal companion, barfed all over the apartment while I was on vacation." differently sized adj.: overweight. gynephobia n. : fear of women.: "Life would certainly be different if there weren't so many gynephobes in Congress." handism n .: bias against left-handers. lookism n .
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1998 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beauty? The gold standard used to be a famous actress or a fabled princess. Today, any teenager can measure her all-too-human self against the icy perfection of airbrushed photographs of supermodels. Truth? There was a time when--unless you lived in the Soviet Union, where political nonpersons were famously excised from official photographs--you could reasonably assume that photos were an accurate form of documentation.
NEWS
January 19, 1994 | BARBARA SLAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Look closely at the face of William Jefferson Clinton. Are those the lines of last year's budget battle across his brow? The bungled nominations of Zoe Baird, Lani Guinier and, now, Bobby Inman; the embarrassments in Somalia and Haiti; the uphill struggle over NAFTA--have they added to the baggage under his eyes and turned his well-trimmed thatch of salt and pepper just a trifle saltier? Those who have scrutinized our 42nd President during his first year are divided.
NEWS
March 10, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
A study on how people use social networking websites such as Facebook confirms what many of us suspected. Women who post loads of photos of themselves on their sites are conveying some strong personal characteristics, according to new research. These women are more likely to base their self-worth on appearance and use social networking to compete for attention. The study involved 311 men and women with an average age of 23. In order to better understand aspects of social networking behavior, the researchers looked at the amount of time subjects spent managing profiles, the number of photos they shared, the size of their online networks and how promiscuous they were in terms of “friending” behavior.
NEWS
February 13, 1989 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
I had gone to an Irish pub in Clairemont with a friend to listen to the occasionally mournful, sometimes raunchy tunes and tip a few beers. But, after a few minutes, the conversation among a group of five young immigrants standing next to our table proved more interesting than the music. The men with thick Irish accents were all soccer players in the United States illegally on expired visas.
NEWS
January 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Abortion providers listed as "baby butchers" on a Web site that reads like a wanted poster live in constant fear for their lives, attorneys said Thursday in a federal court case accusing the site of being an invitation to murder. "Just like bounty hunters of the Old West, the defendants want to stop the doctors by any means--dead in their tracks," said Maria Vullo, who represents a group of doctors listed on the site, which is called the Nuremberg Files.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1998 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beauty? The gold standard used to be a famous actress or a fabled princess. Today, any teenager can measure her all-too-human self against the icy perfection of airbrushed photographs of supermodels. Truth? There was a time when--unless you lived in the Soviet Union, where political nonpersons were famously excised from official photographs--you could reasonably assume that photos were an accurate form of documentation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1997 | IRA DREYFUSS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A good workout doesn't guarantee a sounder night's sleep. The idea that people need sleep to recover from the wear and tear of exercise is overrated, a researcher says. "The evidence shows exercise just does not have that much effect on sleep," said researcher Shawn Youngsted of UC San Diego. Youngsted's review, a meta-analysis, culled 38 studies and pooled data from 401 research subjects to cover just about all phases of sleep from nodding off to waking up.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1996
And the winner in the most backhanded compliment category is . . . film critic Jack Mathews! One need not even be a Cher fan to be offended by the cheap shot Mathews took on her in his review of the film "Faithful" ("The Wife, Her Husband and the Hitman He Hired," April 3). Mathews notes that if the film "works at all it is a tribute to Cher's own tough image," then rudely slams Cher's physical appearance as a result of "so much cosmetic surgery." Were the physical appearance integral to and incongruous with the film, say, Emma Thompson's recent portrayal of a historical figure 16 to 18 years her junior, that might justifiably merit mention.
NEWS
January 19, 1994 | BARBARA SLAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Look closely at the face of William Jefferson Clinton. Are those the lines of last year's budget battle across his brow? The bungled nominations of Zoe Baird, Lani Guinier and, now, Bobby Inman; the embarrassments in Somalia and Haiti; the uphill struggle over NAFTA--have they added to the baggage under his eyes and turned his well-trimmed thatch of salt and pepper just a trifle saltier? Those who have scrutinized our 42nd President during his first year are divided.
MAGAZINE
August 2, 1992
I'm PC, you're PC. Some terms for our politically correct age, with help from "Are You PC?" (Ten Speed Press). animal companion n .: pet. "Sappho, my animal companion, barfed all over the apartment while I was on vacation." differently sized adj.: overweight. gynephobia n. : fear of women.: "Life would certainly be different if there weren't so many gynephobes in Congress." handism n .: bias against left-handers. lookism n .
NEWS
February 13, 1989 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
I had gone to an Irish pub in Clairemont with a friend to listen to the occasionally mournful, sometimes raunchy tunes and tip a few beers. But, after a few minutes, the conversation among a group of five young immigrants standing next to our table proved more interesting than the music. The men with thick Irish accents were all soccer players in the United States illegally on expired visas.
NEWS
October 21, 2000 | DOUG JOHNSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Chuck Garner recently attended his 60th high school reunion, he discovered he had little in common with his former classmates. While most of them talked about retirement and their new roles as grandparents, he was sharing eye-popping accounts of drug busts and prostitution raids. At 78, Garner is used to raising a few eyebrows when he tells people he still carries a gun and badge for the Republic Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1997 | IRA DREYFUSS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A good workout doesn't guarantee a sounder night's sleep. The idea that people need sleep to recover from the wear and tear of exercise is overrated, a researcher says. "The evidence shows exercise just does not have that much effect on sleep," said researcher Shawn Youngsted of UC San Diego. Youngsted's review, a meta-analysis, culled 38 studies and pooled data from 401 research subjects to cover just about all phases of sleep from nodding off to waking up.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1986 | Shari Okamoto
Ron Smith's Celebrity Look-a-Likes company is looking for alluring, feminine and attractive men or women to portray which celeb: A. Joan Collins B. Marilyn Monroe C. The Statue of Liberty? And the surprise answer is . . . C. The contest, which will reach 15 cities, takes off here April 29. "We need help," Smith admitted. "The response has been very minimal because I think people are unsure of what she looks like."
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