HOME & GARDEN
April 25, 1992 |
Making lampshades is a likely craft to conquer for the do-it-yourselfer who has already stenciled walls, antiqued furniture and turned bedsheets into slipcovers. "You can make a shade for less than it costs to buy one, you can get the fabrics and colors that you want, and there's the satisfaction that you made it yourself," says Bea Rowe of Yonkers, N.Y.
February 1, 2014 |
The list of features that don't come standard on the new BMW 320i is a long one. This is the bargain Bimmer, meant to lure you onto a lot where a salesman can slather on options that send the price soaring. It's still not exactly cheap, starting at $32,750. That's with no leather, no wood, no navigation, no backup camera, no moon roof, no heated seats - no power seats, even. You get your choice of either black or white at that price; all other colors cost extra. The even longer list of cars with more than this one's 180 horsepower includes the cheapest Honda Accord or Nissan Altima.
HOME & GARDEN
May 7, 2011 |
When Melissa Cobb set out to build a new kitchen, she wanted the Silver Lake house — built in 1939 and traditional in style — to feel updated in a subtly modern way. "It's always so interesting to blend modern and traditional," said Cobb, a producer at DreamWorks whose credits include "Kung Fu Panda" and its sequel, due out this month. With the help of architect Alice Kimm of Los Angeles-based John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Cobb does have her new airy kitchen, outdoor patio and adjacent bathroom-laundry room that feel modern yet don't clash with the rest of the house.
October 13, 2011 |
Now leading the Republican presidential contenders in at least one national poll, Herman Cain said his strategy in the coming weeks is to raise his name identification and position himself as an alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In a speech to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, part of a daylong trip to the state, the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza urged lawmakers who were not supporting Romney to choose him (and asked those who were supporting Romney "to reconsider")
February 18, 1998 |
Lemon curd is a paradox in a saucepan: It's rich and creamy. It's tart and fresh. Those are the characteristics that make it delicious; they're also what make it seem impossible to make. Think about it: What happens when you pour lemon juice into milk? How would you make that taste good? The answer lies in a particularly basic and very useful bit of food chemistry. Fruit curds are creamy despite having little or no cream in them. Instead, the luscious texture is supplied by cooked beaten eggs.
July 22, 2007
The interior of 12th century Sanjusangendo Temple in Kyoto, Japan, captivates many tourists with its 1,001 gilded statues of the Kannon Buddha. But it was the simple contrast of its austere exterior that moved Katherine L. Waitman of Los Angeles when she visited Kyoto last spring. "We stepped outside, and the monk just happened to be passing by," she said. She caught the scene with an Olympus Stylus 740 digital.
November 21, 1988 |
Innocence is in short supply on the pop scene, and that may partly explain the popularity of the Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir. Making its local debut Saturday at the Wiltern Theatre, the 24-voice choir drew a star-studded audience that seemed seduced as much by the unpretentious simplicity of these women as by the heavenly beauty of their music. Dressed in traditional costume, the singers performed with a disarming guilelessness.
March 22, 2006
RE Amy Scattergood's "Simplicity: Let it Rule" [March 15]: Back in the day, say the 14th through 19th centuries, written recipes generally were "one-liners." It was assumed anyone reading a cookbook knew how to cook and could flesh out the few broad brushstrokes of a recipe. If one cook's version varied from another's, that was the culinary equivalent of a personal thumbprint. As with today's cookbooks, that the recipe was written in the first place implied its author's thumbprint was better than yours or mine.
February 25, 2000 |
Theresa Rebeck's "Loose Knit" tells the tangled story of five New York women who form an empowerment knitting circle. Like a novice knitter's first scarf project, the play is unevenly wrought and simplistic. Yet the production at the Jewel Box Theatre Center features some convincing performances. Rebeck takes on sibling resentment and rivalry, the woes of single women, female romantic competitiveness and the perils of a workplace dominated by men.
December 15, 1994 |
The Movie: "Queen Margot." The Setup: Based on Alexandre Dumas' novel, Catholic Marguerite of Valois--also known as Margot (Isabelle Adjani)--marries Protestant Henri of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil) in a plan arranged by their mothers to unite France in 1572. Six days later, thousands of Protestants are murdered in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. The Costume Designer: Berlin-based theatrical-costume and set designer Moidele Bickel. Her other film was Eric Rohmer's "La Marquise d'O."