August 30, 2013 |
Screening in a late-night time slot, the highly anticipated "Under the Skin" played for the first time on Thursday at the the Telluride Film Festival. Early word filtering back from some attendees immediately shorthanded the movie -- for better or worse -- as the "Scarlett Johansson naked alien movie. " Directed by Jonathan Glazer, who co-wrote the screenplay with Walter Campbell based on the novel by Michel Faber, the film finds Johansson prowling the Scottish highlands in a white van, seeking lonely men. To eat. Because she's a space alien.
April 30, 2013
Note: Thomas Keller of the French Laundry in Yountville is one of America's greatest chefs in addition to being a Food section columnist. This recipe is an example of how sometimes it is the simplest things that elevate a dish from good to great. Its secret is not in the mix of ingredients or in any fancy creative strokes; it's in the way Keller dries the skin of the fish so that it fries to a bacon-y crispness. It's a little thing, but it means so much to the dish. To dry the skin of the salmon, drag a knife blade gently but firmly over the skin several times, almost as if you are sharpening a razor on a strop.
March 11, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Netflix has a genuine fan boy in Myron Robinson, the first person we know of to make that fervor a permanent addition to his body. Robinson, a college student and aspiring fashion designer from Indiana, says he admired the company and its founder Reed Hastings so much, he tattooed "Netflix" on his stomach. (For all you skeptics out there, he swears it's "definitely real. ") Robinson couldn't keep the tattoo under wraps (or under his shirt) for long. He tweeted his tattoo to Netflix, which gave him a shout out and a subscription . Even Hastings took notice on his Facebook page.
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August 15, 2013 |
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe returned to the witness stand Thursday, crying as she described the singer “begging for relief” from medical issues and treatments she said were “horribly painful.” It was the second day of testimony for Rowe, who married Jackson in 1996, and is the mother of his two oldest children. They divorced a few years later. Rowe met the singer while she was working for Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein. Rowe said she was designated to help Jackson through the procedures, and the two formed a friendship.
December 16, 2002 |
Today's skin-care products do more than just clean and moisturize: They promise smoother, clearer, more radiant skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. But there's a downside to some of the ingredients. A seemingly endless array of creams, lotions and cleansers use alpha hydroxy acids to improve skin texture and make it firmer by thickening the collagen beneath the surface. But these acids also can make the skin more sensitive to the ravages of the sun.
July 24, 1996 |
* A typical square inch of body skin includes about 19 million cells, including an average of 625 sweat glands, 90 sebum or oil glands, 65 hair follicles, 19,000 sensory cells and about 12 to 13 feet of microscopic blood vessels. * Goose bumps are caused by smooth muscles that are concentrated around hair follicles. Under stimulation these muscles contract. This can be a reaction to cold or an evolutionary "flight or fight" response.
August 27, 2001 |
Summer's on the wane, ushering in cherished traditions like back-to-school face-offs with one's munchkins in clothing stores and meanly insisting that they wait another month before cramming their faces with the black 'n' orange candy in the supermarket aisles. But the shift in seasons means something else too, says the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: "It's beginning to look a lot like skin surgery time," the society brightly reminds us.
December 10, 1992 |
The other day I approached a cosmetics counter at a major department store in a mall near my home. It was a Saturday, and I looked . . . like hell. A youthful looking woman wearing dramatically applied eye shadow, and a surgically inspired lab coat was standing behind the counter. She did indeed look "specially trained." She smiled gently, and a look of benevolence crossed her face. She once had a mother, I could tell. Then she gave me a more scrutinizing, clinical look.
January 20, 2005
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has emerged in recent years as a vigorous proponent of strong intellectual-property laws, joining the entertainment industry, publishers and software developers in pushing the government to do more to combat counterfeit goods and digital piracy. That's a natural role for one of the business world's top lobbying forces, considering how important copyrights, patents and trademarks have become to U.S. firms in the information age. Lately, however, the chamber has resorted to the kind of intellectual-property overkill that only undermines the public's respect for the rights the chamber is so eager to protect.
November 8, 2009 |
It's a universal truth: When you're in your 20s, you can stay out all night and look fresh the next morning. Unfortunately, as we age, lack of sleep affects us more deeply and shows more prominently on our faces -- lackluster complexions, dark circles, fine lines and, in more extreme cases, rashes and eczema. Progressive loss of cellular water may be one reason sleepless nights affect our skin more visibly as we age, says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad. Water retention is key to keeping skin moisturized and supple, which can translate to fewer lines and a smoother complexion.