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July 12, 2009 | Kavita Daswani
It might be a sign of lackluster times, but matte nail polish -- the antithesis of the shiny, shimmery surfaces traditionally embraced by the mani-pedi set -- is proving to be the next big trend. Unlike the neon brights, pearly hues and girlie pastels that have long dominated manicurists' tool boxes, the new mattes are often dark -- think shades of slate, cement, tar -- with little hint of sheen.
April 14, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
INDIO - The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters. The latest edition, which ran Friday through Sunday at the Empire Polo Club before repeating this weekend, had a bit of the bro about it, with performances by dub step king Skrillex, stoner-rap MC Kid Cudi and jock-jammy alt-rockers Foster the People. But a different atmosphere seemed to settle over the festival during its initial three-day blast.
March 29, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
You've spent a chunk of time decorating your Easter eggs. Why not give them a glossy sheen so they look extra special? For shiny Easter eggs, rub them with a very light coating of vegetable oil after the dye is dried. I learned this tip from a fellow Los Angeles Times staffer, Anne, who happened to walk by the Test Kitchen last week as we were shooting eggs for our Easter stories running this weekend in the Saturday section. She drizzled a little vegetable oil on a folded paper towel and rubbed it over an egg. The oil gave the dyed egg a glossy sheen.
March 10, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Cosmos" did in the ratings. The Skinny: Man there was a lot of good TV last night. We had the "True Detective" finale, the return of "The Good Wife," the debuts of "Cosmos" and "Resurrection," and, of course, "Girls" and "The Walking Dead. " Alas, my Time Warner Cable DVR didn't record "The Good Wife" so I missed the first 20 minutes. Hope Comcast does better (see below). Today's headlines include the weekend box office recap and a look at the future of music.
May 27, 1989
I cannot believe the attitude and total disregard by the many residents of Malibu toward Sheen's offering of Malibu as a place where the homeless can go and live. Who gives these people the right to express such cold-hearted outrage at such a suggestion concerning those who are not as fortunate? Remember the phrase, "There but for the grace of God go I." In Jack London's book ("The People of the Abyss"), he describes the lives of the homeless in the East End of London at the turn of the century.
October 20, 2011
Here is a comparison of some of the different washes that can be used for pretzels: Lye: This is the classic pretzel wash that creates a rich brown sheen with thin crust. To make enough wash for one batch of pretzels, dissolve 1 ounce (about 2 tablespoons) food-grade lye in 1 quart of warm water (add the lye to the water, not the other way around). Wear gloves and goggles while using this wash; lye is caustic and can burn if it comes into contact with your skin or eyes. Place the wash in a shallow glass baking dish and dip the pretzels for about 10 seconds on each side to coat.
February 28, 1998 | Associated Press
Satinwood, once favored by famed furniture makers Sheraton and Hepplewhite, produced an aromatic smoke powerful enough to sedate a person or kill a canary. Industry historians say it's doubtful satinwood's sedative capabilities were widely known by early woodworkers. Instead, its fame came from a unique, golden yellow color and a satiny sheen. The satinwood popular in the 1800s was imported from the West Indies by England and the United States. It smells like coconuts when worked or burned.
January 2, 2005
Looking for a place of reflection to start the new year? Melanie Petersen, of San Diego, found a prime spot under "Cloud Gate," a 66-foot-long, 110-ton mass of shiny stainless steel in Chicago's new Millennium Park. The sculpture, designed by Anish Kapoor, includes a 12-foot-high concave area where Petersen took this shot. You don't have much more time to reflect, though. Starting this week "Cloud Gate" will be tented for five months while workers finish welding seams and polishing the surface to a mirror-like sheen.
January 5, 1987 | Nancy Wride
The stuff frothing down the gutter at an Anaheim chemical company Sunday afternoon had a "rainbow sheen," the same effect created when water and petroleum mix. Because a large amount of chemicals are stored at the facility on South Street, and because of Sunday's onslaught of rain, members of the Anaheim Fire Department's hazardous materials team were concerned with the potential for a serious spread of toxic substances. So they diked the storm drains outside Dixco-Diversified Chemical Sales Co.
August 31, 1997
Something as simple as a clean street can make a big difference in how a neighborhood looks--and how, in turn, residents feel about the neighborhood. That's the idea behind a program to add more than 900 miles of roads across Los Angeles to a regular weekly sweeping schedule. About 750 of those miles are in the San Fernando Valley, with new service to be phased in over the next year in neighborhoods mainly on the Valley rim. Fewer than half of the city's streets are swept regularly.
February 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
Hope springs eternal for Charlie Sheen: The "Anger Management" star is engaged, aiming to get married for the fourth time. His lady of choice is Brett Rossi, a former porn actress, according to TMZ , which first had the news about the engagement. The proposal, which reportedly found Sheen down on one knee, happened in Hawaii, where the actor had flown Rossi in a private jet. "I was not expecting it at all. We had a beautiful Valentine's Day and he proposed to me early this morning after we watched the sun rise," Rossi, whose nickname is Scotti, told E!
January 25, 2014 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
The lines crease and arc, deeper they have grown, spooling out from lips, chin and eyes, which glimmer like blue flames in a vigil. The face is a map, a diary; a rough terrain once smooth, showing its courage in its frailties. It is still handsome - age can thieve only so much - but it makes you think of him many years ago in the roles of Gatsby, the Sundance Kid and the all too-content Hubbell Gardiner. Robert Redford started so young, so perfect, an impossible mirror. But age has crept upon him. In his new film "All Is Lost," Redford's buffeted face needs no syllables to articulate the fate of Our Man, a lone sailor adrift on a broken boat.
January 2, 2014 | By Amy Dawes
For Showtime, landing Michael Sheen as the lead in "Masters of Sex," the drama about William Masters and Virginia Johnson and their groundbreaking midcentury research into human sexuality, meant agreeing to film the series in Los Angeles, where Sheen could be close to his teenage daughter - and thereby giving up the sizable tax break dangled by the state of New York. So it must have come as some relief that, along with its critical accolades, the first-season show has been recognized with two Golden Globe nominations: one for best drama and one for Sheen's performance.
December 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Michael Sheen awoke early Thursday to a pleasant surprise: a Golden Globe nomination for his role on the Showtime series “Masters of Sex.” Playing influential sexologist Bill Masters on the freshman drama is both familiar territory and an exciting challenge for the Welsh actor, who'd never before had a regular part on a television series but who has come to be known for portraying real-life figures - most notably former Prime Minister Tony Blair,...
November 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Charlie Sheen is apparently using the irresistible siren song of a People's Choice Award to mend his rift with "Two and a Half Men" Executive Producer Chuck Lorre. Also, he's got a great idea that Lorre needs to hear. On Sunday, the former "Two and a Half Men" star tweeted a photo of the People's Choice Award "Two and a Half Men" won for favorite TV comedy. Along with the photo, Sheen wrote: "hey Chuck. I have an idea that u need to hear after I make amends to you and yours. which I will do in person.
October 10, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Robert Rodriguez's new "Machete Kills" is the strongest example yet of the corner the filmmaker seems to have painted himself into, a sad funhouse of bad movies made in thrall of bad movies. Even the self-sufficiency of Rodriguez having his own production facilities in Austin, Texas, seems to be yielding diminishing returns, as so much of what he has done recently feels like wandering into the backyard to idle away a day. The story of "Machete Kills" follows a blade-wielding secret agent (Danny Trejo)
January 28, 2011 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Charlie Sheen voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center Friday, according to his publicist. "He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern," said Stan Rosenfield, Sheen's publicist. Adding, "Sheen asks that his privacy be respected at this time and that no additional informational will be provided. " As a result, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre are placing "Two and a Half Men" on production hiatus. "We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision," the network said in a statement.
May 9, 2011 | Tina Dirmann, Los Angeles Times
If Charlie Sheen's omnipresent catch word, "Winning," hasn't already reached pop culture overkill (repeated endlessly during TV interviews, radio spots, emblazoned on T-shirts, tweeted, Facebooked and becoming the basis for a multistate tour), he's got one more for you. "Winning" (the song) hits the airwaves Tuesday. And while you'd be forgiven a reflex eye roll, the tune, penned and performed by Snoop Dogg with music by former Korn guitarist Rob Patterson, is no joke. "Look, it's a good song," Patterson said, hours after wrapping up his final My Violent Torpedo of Truth tour performance alongside his longtime pal Sheen.
September 17, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Mark Wahlberg, twice nominated for an Oscar, has picked up an award he's wanted for a long time: his high school diploma. The 42-year-old, who dropped out of school in ninth grade after being charged with attempted murder, was motivated to graduate by his four children, People said . He said he didn't want them wondering why they needed to do something he'd neglected. He took online classes, the hardest of which was math, he said. He hired a tutor and studied between takes on "Two Guns," keeping his project a secret, including from costar Denzel Washington.
Sitting at the intersection of Hollywood and high fashion, it's no wonder Rodeo Drive is one of the most fabled shopping streets in the world. It's been immortalized in movies, books, song lyrics and on reality TV. The thoroughfare played a supporting role in the 1990 film "Pretty Woman," when Julia Roberts went on a Cinderella-like shopping spree. Eddie Murphy flirted with a blond in a Mercedes on the same street in 1984's "Beverly Hills Cop. " Late last month, Rodeo Drive was shut down for the elegant global pop-up dinner party "Diner en Blanc," where 1,200 partygoers, fashionably dressed in white, mingled among the storefronts, further cementing the street's reputation as L.A.'s luxury living room.
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