January 17, 1993
The James T. Yenckel column on handling travel problems was invaluable ("How to Complain in a Way That Gets Results," Dec. 27). I'd like to relate an experience that may be of interest. During our first tour of Italy a few years ago, my sister and I found ourselves in a hotel room that was not acceptable. So we snapped pictures of the shower that we couldn't reach or use, inadequate towels, scanty carpeting, etc. Upon our return to Los Angeles, we submitted the data to American Express and without further ado, we received a fair return on our expenses.
December 10, 2012 |
Less than a week after being ditched by Instagram, Twitter has updated its mobile apps and added photo filters. The San Francisco-based social network announced that users will be able to edit and add pictures to the photos they post through their iPhone or Android Twitter apps starting Monday via app updates. "As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences," Twitter said in a Monday blog post announcing the news.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1997 |
What do plumbing trucks have in common with milk cartons? Helping find missing children, at least some of them. A few months ago, Norm Wigginton and Rebecca Gold of Wigginton's Plumbing in Sylmar put three blown-up pictures of missing children on the sides of three of their business trucks so the photographs could be seen in the Southern California neighborhoods the trucks serve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1985 |
In an emotional pretrial hearing Monday, murder suspect David Allen Lucas came face to face with a Seattle woman who identified him as the man who abducted her and who she believes slashed her throat June 9. Jody Santiago, 30, the only woman to survive one of the four attacks with which Lucas is charged, told the court she is sure beyond any doubt that Lucas is the man who abducted her as she walked from an El Cajon nightclub.
August 21, 2012 |
Yo, Apple rumor mill followers: Stop obsessing over how many pins will be in the new dock connector of the iPhone 5, where the microphone will be located, and how much bigger the screen will be and prepare to laugh at yourself. On Monday, New York comedian Adam Sacks uploaded a video to YouTube with the tantalizing title “LEAKED Official Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video- Keynote 2012.” Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is. The video is not real, but that doesn't mean it's not funny.
May 17, 2013 |
The strangeness and mystery of the Voynich Manuscript has inspired musicians and novelists. Not surprisingly, the work has also proved a springboard for visual artists, but the remarkable thing about the photographs by Miljohn Ruperto and Ulrik Heltoft now at Thomas Solomon is how they don't just feed off the manuscript's secrets and complications but build upon them to generate something odd, fantastic and mysterious in its own right. The Voynich Manuscript, in the collection of the Beinecke Library at Yale, dates from the 15th or 16th century.
February 16, 1986 |
It's only fitting that the woman who indexed and catalogued Life magazine's photographs for over 35 years has a vivid memory of the day she decided to spend her life looking at pictures. "One fall day when I was in the second grade, my teacher, Miss Clark, was showing us pictures associated with autumn--like pumpkins, turkeys and football games," recalled Doris O'Neil, director of Vintage Prints for Time Inc. and former head of the Life Picture Collection.
February 6, 2013 |
So the Postal Service is pulling the plug on Saturday mail delivery . And all across America, millions of folks are saying: “Who cares? I've got email and Twitter and Facebook; I pay my bills online.” Sorry, guys, count me out. My reaction is -- well, let a great 20th century American philosopher say it for me. Here's Janis Joplin's “ Piece Of My Heart ”: “Take another little piece of my heart now, baby! Oh, oh, break it! Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah.” I can't help it. I love mail.