April 2, 2006
Pink "I'm Not Dead" (La Face/Zomba) * * * IT'S not easy being Pink. Critically praised for her adventurousness early on, the Pennsylvania-born pop star has selected interesting creative allies and blended R&B, punk, metal, hip-hop, rock and more into a somehow cohesive musical persona. But although 2003's rock-heavy "Try This" made the Top 10 and the single "Trouble" scored her a Grammy, recently folks (read: critics) have been wondering where she's been.
January 8, 2009 |
Scientists have documented a new species in the Galapagos Islands, the iguana "rosada" (pink in Spanish), which may be one of the archipelago's oldest, according to research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Blood and genetic tests on 36 pink iguanas -- which reach 3 to 5 feet in length -- show that the lizards belong to a previously undiscovered species that appears to live exclusively around Isabela Island's Wolf Volcano.
June 2, 1989 |
Monica Seles is a 15-year-old, left-handed Yugoslav who lives in Florida, paints her fingernails fire-engine red, talks like a Valley Girl and signs autographs with her new, lucky pen. At the French Open, where Seles is all the rage, she has been signing lots of autographs. Clad in her usual pink shirt and pink skirt, Seles won her second-round match Thursday, beating Stacey Martin of Washington, 6-0, 6-2, then signed her name to oblige as many fans as she could on the way to the locker room.
July 19, 1987 |
One look at this place and you begin to "think pink." Also buttercup yellow, periwinkle blue, salmon, peach and dusty rose for the homes and buildings that give this island its pastel hue of loveliness, and for the ever-present Bermuda shorts.
September 14, 2008 |
Mexico's notoriously unreliable postal service is getting the shock treatment -- shocking pink, that is. Infamous for lost packages and tardy delivery, the service is getting a hot-pink makeover to try to brighten up its image, win back customers and pull it out of the red. Changes include a new logo, new uniforms and pink and lime-green paint for post offices. Some facilities will also sell cut-rate rice, beans and powdered milk in addition to stamps. Coffee mugs and envelopes -- something the post office didn't sell before -- will also be available, but only in hot pink and lime green.
April 8, 2010 |
When you walk onto the set of Jesse Draper's Silicon Valley-based talk show, you catch on pretty quickly that this isn't CNBC. The chairs are pink. The walls? Pink. Draper's snug dress? Yep. Her high heels are pink too, with what are technically called sparkly things on them. And the video-game guitar she is handing to "Guitar Hero" co-creator Kai Huang, who's wearing a pink cape and matching headband? Also pink. "They are by no means entertainers," Draper, 26, says of her tech-whiz guests, "so I wanted to make them more entertaining, make them real people and make them have a little fun."
January 17, 2010 |
Johnny Weir always has been comfortable in his skin, especially if it is an oilskin corset with a pink shoulder tassel, a pink stripe down an arm and pink laces across the chest like the one he wore for Friday's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. "I felt very diva tonight," Weir said after finishing third, putting himself in excellent position to make a second straight Olympic team with Sunday's free skate. Only once since Weir won his first of three U.S. titles in 2004 has the diva persona not fit, even if there often was a palpable disconnect between the classical skater and the avant-garde showman who never hides his light under a tassel, who never apologized -- or needed to -- for anything he did on or off the ice. At last year's nationals, Weir rationalized his fifth-place finish by pointing out he had been very sick after an ill-advised long trip for an ice show in Korea, a trip he made despite having been ill before going.
February 11, 1996
O.J., like the TV commercial's pink rabbit, just keeps going and going and going . . JOHN BEST Sierra Madre
January 7, 2004
As a long-time maven of the magnificent tube steak, I was delighted by reading David Shaw's article ("In a Dog-Eat-Dog World, the Valley Has the Best," Dec. 31). Back in the '70s there was a hot dog stand at the corner of Melrose and Fuller called Manya's. Best hot dogs I've ever tasted! They were made specially for her by Vienna and you could have them boiled or done on the grill. Manya's was a block or two away from Pink's and was vastly superior. Paul Pumpian Sunland Read David Shaw's column on hot dogs.
May 11, 1991
My earliest memory of Mike Port was seeing him on TV berating certain players for not signing contracts on his terms. Fittingly, the man who dumped such greats as Rod Carew, Doug DeCinces, Bob Boone and Brian Downing now gets to know what it feels like to get the pink slip. RALPH LLAMAS Glendale