January 29, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Joe Flacco has come in from the cold. In five seasons, the Baltimore quarterback has played only eight games in indoor stadiums, and only three in true domes: at St. Louis (2011), Atlanta (2010) and Minnesota (2009). He's 4-4 in domes or retractable-roof stadiums. Sunday, he'll play in the Superdome for the first time. "Is that all I've played in domes? … That's pretty crazy," he said. "The truth of the matter is, when I get in here and start throwing the ball around, you really get kind of excited about it just because you can tell the difference.
January 18, 2013 |
Scarlett Johansson is the latest star to take a shot at “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Tennessee Williams' feverish 1955 classic about a wealthy Southern family with two daughters-in-law who all but scratch each other's eyes out over who'll get the loot when Big Daddy, the dying (although he's the last to know it) paterfamilias goes to his final reward. The show has now had six lives on Broadway, including three in the past 10 years. The incarnation that opened Thursday at the Richard Rodgers Theatre finds Johansson playing the self-nicknamed Maggie the Cat, the daughter-in-law who has the biggest hill to climb because it has become extremely dubious whether her alcoholic husband, Brick, who is Big Daddy's golden-boy favorite, will ever touch her again, alluring though she be. Absent that, there'll be no offspring from their marriage - a prerequisite for Brick and Maggie to qualify for a goodly share of the massive plantation Big Daddy built from nothing.
November 5, 2012 |
The developers of a proposed $31-million hotel near Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles are ready to seek city approval to construct an indoor-outdoor complex in the brick shell of a condemned apartment building. Plans call for gutting the empty three-story building at 1130 S. Hope St. that was erected more than a century ago and is no longer structurally sound. The developers would build inside the perimeter of the old exterior walls, creating a landscaped open-air courtyard leading to a new tower with 44 guest rooms.
November 4, 2012 |
There is a store I visit from time to time for convenience's sake, or to indulge in nostalgia, where I can find all of Latin America on display. Under the roof of this one vast supermarket I savor the presence of the continent where I was born; I go back, so to speak, to my own plural origins. On one shelf: Nobleza Gaucha, the yerba maté my Argentine parents used to sip every morning in their New York exile - my mother with sugar, my father in its more bitter form. Even to contemplate the bag that this herb comes in allows me to recall how anxiously mi mamá y mi papá awaited shipments from the authoritarian Buenos Aires they had escaped in the '40s.
November 1, 2012 |
Nothing is coming between Calvin Klein and its underwear. Retail giant PVH Corp., which produces some Calvin Klein clothing products, said that it will acquire Calvin Klein underwear maker Warnaco Group Inc. in a $2.9-billion deal. The aim is to bring all of its Calvin Klein apparel lines under one roof. PVH, owner of ready-to-wear brands including Calvin Klein, Arrow and Tommy Hilfiger, said in a statement that the acquisition would boost combined sales at the company to $8 billion.
October 31, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Nothing is coming between Calvin Klein and its underwear. Retail giant PVH Corp. said Wednesday that it will acquire underwear maker Warnaco in a $2.9-billion deal and bring all of its Calvin Klein apparel lines under one roof to create a new clothing company. PVH, owner of ready-to-wear brands such as Arrow and Tommy Hilfiger, said in a statement that the acquisition will boost combined sales at the company to $8 billion.
September 30, 2012
Set on a bluff, this remodeled Harry Gesner-designed home retains his architectural trademarks: a high-pitched wave-style roof and semicircular living spaces, including the kitchen and master bathroom. A two-story stone fireplace in the living room is flanked by walls of windows to take in 180-degree coastal views. Location: 32248 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $2.995 million Year built: 1980 House size: Six bedrooms, 61/2 bathrooms Lot size: 0.33 acres Features: Gated, wood ceilings, two fireplaces, den, master suite with a two-entrance walk-in closet, decks, stone patio with spa, rear lawn, parking for six cars, private path to steps leading to a cove.
September 26, 2012 |
NIESTE, Germany - The masked intruders who come regularly after dark don't fill Marga Trautmann-Winter with dread so much as irritation - lots of it. She finds evidence of their larceny at daybreak in her backyard, where plums have been pilfered, cherries picked and apples appropriated from her small orchard. But if she's lucky, she manages to turn the tables and ensnare one of the thieves, as has happened about 20 times in the last two years, including one recent morning. The bandit lay curled up in a metal cage, its drowsy expression turning to wariness, then narrow-eyed aggression as Trautmann-Winter approached.
September 21, 2012
Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker are officially set to get all hot and bothered in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. " The actors will play Maggie and Brick in a new production that is expected to open Jan. 17 at New York's Richard Rodgers Theatre. The revival, which begins previews in December, marks Johansson's return to the stage following her Tony-winning performance in the 2010 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge.
August 24, 2012 |
Facebook unveiled plans and pictures Friday of its campus expansion, designed by famed architect Frank Gehry. Los Angeles-based Gehry -- who has projects all over the world and is best known locally for Walt Disney Concert Hall -- designed the Facebook project as a large building with irregular outer walls. A mock-up of the campus shows the building to have an extensive rooftop garden. Inside, the building will be an empty space, in keeping with Facebook's tradition of having no offices: Everyone works out in the open on desks that can be quickly shuffled.