February 1, 2013 |
What better way is there to tell someone you love them than by giving them a hot pink phone? That's what Verizon Wireless thinks you should do. The carrier announced a Valentine's Day edition of the Motorola Droid RAZR M on Friday morning. The device looks just like its black-and-white counterpart, but it has a bright magenta frame. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 The New Jersey-based carrier put the device on sale along with a flurry of of other Valentine's Day deals . Besides offering a special version of the Droid RAZR M, Verizon has also discounted the phone by $50 and now offers it for $49.99 with a two-year contract.
January 30, 2013 |
Need more pink in your life? The new Barbie Cafe in Taiwan has more than enough to spare. The eatery is exactly what its name implies -- a temple to the 54-year-old doll, erected in Taipei's Da'an shopping district and doused in fuchsia, blush, rose and likely several shades of pink previously unknown to man. Licensed by El Segundo toy giant Mattel, the eatery features chairs modeled after tutus, complete with frills and lace-up backs....
January 29, 2013 |
For many native Angelenos like Gail Samuel, summertime concerts at the Hollywood Bowl are a Southern California ritual as eagerly anticipated as the opening-day bite of a Dodger Dog. This year Samuel will be taking her lifelong Bowl-going habit to a new level in her recently appointed role as chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which spends its summers at the Bowl. Her programming prescription for the venue, Samuel said, will hew closely to the Bowl's decades-old philosophy.
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January 16, 2013 |
Everyone thought they knew what Huell Howser would have said if he'd been standing outside Griffith Observatory just before sunset Tuesday afternoon. If he'd climbed the observatory steps in a short-sleeved button down, khakis and work boots and taken in the hundreds who had come to celebrate him, a crowd stretching in glorious honeyed light beyond the Astronomers Monument and into the overflowing parking lot. If he'd known that his fans had started arriving about 9 a.m. for a public memorial due to start at 3:30 p.m., that among them were teenagers and nonagenarians, some of whom had driven for hours -- from the far-flung California cities and small towns he'd visited, from the mountains and deserts he loved.
January 2, 2013 |
A lot happened while we were ringing in the new year over the last few days. On Saturday, Kanye West announced during a concert that he and Kim Kardashian are expecting a child, and she later blogged of her joy. No marriage is pending, however, because she is still finalizing her divorce from Kris Humphries. [People] On New Year's Eve, the happy couple appeared together at a party in Las Vegas and Kim showed off her new little baby bump in a form-fitting, peekaboo, black lace Julien Macdonald evening gown.
January 2, 2013 |
Apple will come out with its next iPhone this summer and make it available in multiple colors as well as with different screen sizes, an analyst said Wednesday. Topeka Capital Markets' Brian White said he expects Apple to launch the next-generation iPhone, which many believe will be called the iPhone 5S, in May or June, according to BGR. In addition to the current black and white options, White said he expects the new iPhone to come in pink, yellow and blue. White also said he expects the Apple smartphone to offer multiple screen sizes, though he did not specify the sizes.
January 1, 2013 |
The seven NFL coaches fired after the final games Sunday, with their number of seasons coaching the team in parentheses: Romeo Crennel Kansas City (1) Was 2-14, only AFC team to be winless in division games. Chan Gailey Buffalo (3) Gailey's teams were 16-32 over the last three seasons. Andy Reid Philadelphia (14) Five NFC title games but did not reach playoffs last two seasons. Pat Shurmur Cleveland (2) Was 9-23 over two seasons.
December 21, 2012 |
In 2006, musician Michael Zapruder boarded the Wave Books Poetry Bus in North Carolina and spent a week riding through the South. Among the poets with whom he traveled were his brother, Matthew, an editor at Wave (a leading poetry publisher, based in Seattle), as well as D.A. Powell, Bob Hicok, Dorothea Lasky and Mary Ruefle. The idea behind the bus tour was to bring poetry to its readers by making it accessible in the most public way. Poetry, after all, remains on a fundamental level aural, a form in which meaning is as much a matter of sound, of music and rhythm, as it is of the content of the words.
December 16, 2012 |
"Dear Miss Bhakta," read the note. "Thank you for making this my best year in school ever! And congratulations, you deserve it!" The congratulations were for winning my school's 2009 Teacher of the Year Award. It had come with hugs from other teachers, glowing notes and emails from parents, and a laudatory letter from the principal. What I cherished most, though, were the words of appreciation from students themselves - words that said I was making a difference. I was still smiling about the note when the principal came to my classroom.
December 12, 2012 |
A former employee of Beef Products Inc. is suing ABC News, anchor Diane Sawyer, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and others, saying that their use of the phrase “pink slime” ultimately cost him his job. Bruce Smith was among 750 people laid off by the South Dakota beef processor earlier this year amid fears over the safety and quality of a meat product dubbed “pink slime” by critics. The product, known in the industry as lean finely textured beef,...