May 27, 2010 |
What does a pavilion say about your country? Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the British pavilion at Shanghai's Expo 2010, figured that foreign visitors would expect Britain to conjure images of "bowler hats, black taxis and rain." Instead, he gave them an extraordinary objet d'art ( "a building which is an exhibit, or an exhibit which is a building," as he calls it) that resembles a giant dandelion head with thousands of seeds embedded in 60,000 acrylic rods that sway in the breeze.
August 18, 2011
MUSIC Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells is taking a page out of the genre's history books by focusing on a set of game-changing albums for this year's showcase. Though still relatively downsized from lineups of the past, a who's who of rap royalty, including Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cypress Hill, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Mobb Deep, Raekwon and Ghostface, and the GZA, headline the bill for the eighth year of the multi-city festival. San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino.
March 8, 2013 |
Despite occasional signs of thawing, relations between the U.S. and Cuba have remained frosty for the past half-century. This week, however, four of the island nation's premier women writers and directors arrive stateside for the inaugural Cuban Women Filmmakers U.S. Showcase, a traveling exhibition highlighting the depth and diversity of their work and that of their peers. The four representatives are Marina Ochoa, a filmmaker and the head of the nonprofit Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque; Gloria Rolando, an Afro-Cuban documentarian; Milena Almira, a feature filmmaker; and Claudia Rojas, a well-known stage and screen actress turned director.
January 10, 1985 |
Alternative forms of health care were showcased this past weekend at the National Health Federation's annual conference at the Pasadena Convention Center. The gathering featured exhibits and seminars dealing with topics ranging from the unconventional (The Original Home Colonic Board) to the bizarre (Brain Formula herb pills).
August 15, 2012 |
After more than 40 continuous years on the air, "The Price Is Right" is ready for a major change. It's starting a search for its first ever male showcase model. That's right, men finally will have a chance to wear tight clothing and display floor waxes, pool tables and Jet Skis alongside women. The hunt for the show's first male model will take the form of a competition Web series that will run on PriceisRight.com and the show's YouTube channel in late September. As in the rest of the competition shows on the air, the contestants will have to participate in a series of modeling related challenges and in each episode one will be eliminated by the panel of judges.
February 5, 2010
Joining "From Paris With Love" in U.S. theaters this weekend is "District 13: Ultimatum," more frenzied action from style-conscious Gallic popcorn impresario Luc Besson, and a follow-up to 2004's "District B13." That cult hit (directed by "From Paris With Love's" Pierre Morel) took the reality of France's immigrant unrest and devised a future Paris in which the government has cynically walled off the most gang-infested and racially charged ghettos. The tasty filling to that superficially political shell, though, was its showcasing of the gymnastically vigorous, obstacle-hurdling sport called parkour.