September 1, 2003 |
Though much of big science has centered on breakthroughs in biotechnology, nanotechnology and more esoteric questions like the age of our universe, a quieter story has been unfolding behind the scenes in laboratories around the world -- one whose effect on human perception and our understanding of life is likely to be profound. What these researchers are finding is that many of our fellow creatures are more like us than we had ever imagined.
October 21, 1991 |
The sale price was $59.95, a bargain we could hardly believe. After bringing them home, I pulled two from their individual cardboard boxes, set them up and admired them. They were beautiful, and they were ours. I ran my hand across the wood, feeling the slick finish while experiencing the pride of ownership. We sat down in front of them. "A little high," I said. "A little heavy," my wife said. "We'll get used to them," I said. "Will we really?" she asked, unsurely.
December 20, 1992 |
Women who never pictured themselves wearing see-through clothes are in for a surprise. Sheerness rules the fashion runways for spring. If fashion's newest styles are not all-out transparent, at least a suggestion of bare skin shows through tulle, lace, macrame or spider-web netting. Taking the veil really isn't so dreadful, however, because designers have found ways to mix sheer materials with solid fabrics to limit exposure. Longer, wool-crepe jackets cover a decent portion of sheer skirts.
September 8, 1995 |
Hosiery manufacturers are hoping to create a run on their panty stockings by offering ones that give a sheer look while holding in the stomach and thinning the thighs. The aim is to draw consumers back to sheer hosiery, which has seen a decline in demand as more women don socks and tights or go bare-legged in summer. Body-shaping products, such as Hanes' Smooth Illusions and No-Nonsense Great Shapes from Kayser-Roth Corp.
April 7, 1991 |
The look started in Southern California last year: see-through skirts and dresses over tights and body stockings. Sometimes it was a way of taking aerobics wear straight to a club dance floor; other times, it was a style worn just for the sheer thrill of it. This season, designers are borrowing from this very L.A. street fashion. "The more layers and heavy fabrics other people were showing, the lighter and sheerer I went," says California designer Bonnie Strauss. She was not alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1992
The United Nations' peace plan for Serbia and Croatia is in deep trouble. That plan, agreed to by leaders of both sides, called for the withdrawal of all combatants from disputed territory and the installation of a U.N. peacekeeping force. But as Carol Williams reports in today's Times, a renegade Serbian leader, Milan Babic, has now refused to allow U.N. Undersecretary General Marrack Goulding to deploy foreign forces in Babic's regional stronghold.
February 23, 2005 |
Hardballs from the mothballs of semiretirement ... Arte Moreno seized the moment again with his decisive signings of Steve Finley and Orlando Cabrera, but it was beneath the Angel owner to suggest that he might eventually pack up his bats and balls and move the team if legal obstacles prevent him from implementing the ridiculous name change. Legitimate leverage is one thing, but where exactly would the Angels go? Las Vegas? New Jersey?
November 28, 1994 |
When Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones meshed talents for the word and image with their spectacular 17th-Century masques for the English court, they made some of the first movies. They were also anticipating a show such as "The Glory of Christmas" at the Crystal Cathedral, which, after 13 years, must surely rank among the most grandiose religious masques anywhere.
June 24, 1996 |
David Pichler always thought his toughest test would be trying to qualify for the Olympics. He never imagined his life leading to the trials at Indianapolis would be rife with what he called harassment, intimidation, assault and "sheer hell," and that the diving would be the easy part.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1985
Maybe we should ban children from sidewalks. After all, unless I "accidentally" look in my mirror, I may run over one of them as I pull out of my driveway. This makes as much sense as Honick's concern that we enact "more rigid controls" on motorcyclists on the freeways. If, Mr. Honick, it was only "an accidental reference to (your) right-hand mirror" that kept you from hitting a motorcyclist who was legally splitting lanes, what does that tell you about your driving habits? Why do you think your car has mirrors, anyway?