HOME & GARDEN
January 13, 2005 |
THE LOVELY AND patient older daughter really seems to be enjoying her winter break. She virtually glows as she helps out in the kitchen or bathes her baby brother. Or walks that scoundrel of a dog she owns, up and down the street, up and down. And, perhaps best of all, there's that quality time with her dear dad. "What do you want to do now?" I ask. "What do you mean?" she says, stunned. "I mean, wanna do something?" "Together?"
June 27, 2009 |
Long after the fans have left the gates of Neverland, the fantastical Santa Barbara County ranch once owned by Michael Jackson, the far less whimsical question remains of what will happen to it. Colony Capital, the private equity firm that bought the loan on the property, sparing it from foreclosure, won't say what its plans are. But the ranch, which once featured a zoo and amusement park and had an estimated value of $96 million to $120 million, could wind up as something of a white elephant.
December 25, 2013 |
Amid controversy that has flared recently over calls for cultural boycotts agains Israel, the bands the Pixies and Soundgarden have been booked to play in June at a rock festival at a stadium in Tel Aviv, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports . Boycotts have long been a political pressure tactic advocated by some of the most intense critics of Israel's policies toward the Palestinians, and debate has intensified with this month's call ...
April 1, 2011 |
Small and unprepossessing they may be, but Pixie mandarins are a farmers market favorite for their seedlessness, rich flavor — combining the best of mandarin and orange — and late season. In the last decade, Pixies grown in this picturesque valley in northwestern Ventura County have achieved cult status in Southern California because they're local, distinctive and delicious. Still, much about this charismatic mandarin remains little known, particularly its serendipitous path to renown.
September 7, 2013 |
Bands change. Bassists leave, to be replaced by others. As Spinal Tap can well attest, drummers vanish, overdose, spontaneously combust. After the genius Who percussionist Keith Moon died, former Faces drummer Kenney Jones, no slouch, tried to fill in. The Rolling Stones haven't toured with Bill Wyman in ages. Dude from Sublime died, but Sublime (with Rome) still tours. The Doors went on the road with Ian Astbury of the Cult as their lead singer, for heaven's sake. These are challenging events for fans, not to be taken lightly.
October 31, 2013 |
Pamela Anderson is the latest celebrity adopter of the pixie haircut. And can you say va-va-cute ?! The "Baywatch" bombshell's elfin makeover puts her in the ranks of Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Beyonce and Rihanna. Miley Cyrus has the cut too, but we refuse to lump her into the heavyweight-pixie category, haircut or not. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Anderson shed her long blond locks recently and was photographed in Los Angeles sporting the shorn 'do on Wednesday.
November 12, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior -- and her new pixie cut -- to the world premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Monday. Elizabeth Banks wore a stunning Jason Wu ball gown with cutouts. [Hollywood Life] Their co-star Jena Malone was dressed in a fringed crimson gown by Monique Lhuillier. [Perez Hilton] The film's director, Francis Lawrence, is taking the blame for his leading lady's new short haircut, by the way. Jennifer had to cut her hair because of all the damage done when Francis insisted she dye her locks rather than wear a wig in the film.
September 9, 2013 |
Charles Thompson, known to Pixies fans by his pseudonyms Frank Black and Black Francis, has some ideas about the band he co-founded in 1986. They're pretty basic. "I believe in my heart that the agenda for the Pixies has always been, from the beginning, to be a rock band," he said on the phone from Boston a few weeks ago, in advance of a string of concerts. "And by being a rock band, what I mean is 'a collective of people that goes to a nightclub and performs a concert, and then also books recording sessions at studios.' And that's about it. " If only it were that simple.
November 4, 1998 |
For Frank Black, these are the times that try men's backs. No sunshine patriot in the rock 'n' roll wars, this much-praised, quirky alterna-rock auteur says he's in it for the long haul, which nowadays means he has to do some of the hauling himself every night he and his band, the Catholics, play. For the first time since 1987-88, when his old band, the Pixies, helped lead the last spasm of pre-Nirvana, truly underground "alternative"-ness, Black doesn't have a major-label record deal.