January 7, 2013 |
Troubled Sears Holdings Corp. said Chief Executive Louis D'Ambrosio is stepping down and will be succeeded by Chairman Edward Lampert. D'Ambrosio is resigning because of "family health matters," effective Feb. 2, the end of the retailer's fiscal year, Sears said Monday. Lampert -- who also is majority shareholder of the company, which controls the Sears and Kmart chains -- will temporarily continue as chairman when he steps into the CEO position. "In light of Lou's decision to step down, the board feels it is important that there is continuity of leadership during this important period of transformation and improvement at Sears," Lampert said in a statement.
November 26, 2012 |
Twenty years ago this month, Rage Against the Machine released its self-titled debut album, a searing collision of hip-hop, funk and hard rock mixed with a pointed political invective. In a bit of timing that was maybe part coincidence and part destiny, it arrived in the wake of the L.A. riots. But even before Florence and Normandie erupted in April 1992, the local band was warning of the conditions that would give birth to the riots, not unlike the socially minded hip-hop of the time.
November 24, 2012 |
A St. Petersburg, Fla., woman was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant Saturday after being photographed two months ago riding a manatee. Florida's Manatee Sanctuary Act protects the endangered sea mammal and says in part, “It is unlawful for any person at any time, by any means, or in any manner intentionally or negligently to annoy, molest, harass, or disturb or attempt to molest, harass, or disturb any manatee.” Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53,...
November 24, 2012 |
Julie Hewett, makeup department head for "Hitchcock," can take 50 years off any face. And that's precisely what she did when she created 1959-to-'61-era looks for Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Helen Mirren and more than 200 extras in the film, released by Fox Searchlight, that explores the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, during the "Psycho" shoot. Raised in Pacific Palisades, Hewett, 56, grew up watching classic movies. Her father, a child psychologist, would tell her how as a little boy he used to stand outside Paramount Studios with this autograph book, waiting for Bette Davis and other golden age stars.
November 18, 2012 |
Miguel "Kaleidoscope Dream" (RCA) Sounding both fresh and classic, R&B singer-guitarist Miguel's searing "Kaleidoscope Dream" offers further evidence of a genre being reborn in 2012. Along with artists such as Frank Ocean and the Weeknd pushing for an open-door policy when it comes to influence, sound and lyrical themes, the San Pedro-born Miguel's second album is as thick and varied as they come. "Don't Look Back," for example, features as its rhythm a sample from the Zombies classic "Time of the Season" that near the end devolves into a slow drawl of analog synthesizer and warbles like it's being chopped and screwed.
October 18, 2012 |
Thick albacore steaks are dressed up in this recipe, served with a rich warm sauce of pumpkin and sesame seeds flavored with toasted chiles, garlic and a touch of vinegar. Top the dish with fresh pickled red onion for a little tang and a sprinkling of chopped cilantro. This recipe takes a little advance preparation (to give those homemade pickled onions time to marinate), but the results are well worth it, and much of the work can be done in advance. As for those tuna steaks, they cook up in minutes!