HOME & GARDEN
September 17, 2011 |
Our house is so loud that it's beginning to kill off the landscaping. Shrubs are dying, and there's this ring — almost a solar corona — where the grass is browning around the foundation. Lately, even the spiders are clinging to life, that's how loud our house is. The other day the little guy runs in, slams the door so hard that all the 8-penny nails in the house pop a quarter-inch out of their sockets … baaaam, zip. He is breathless and carrying a lacrosse stick just because.
August 21, 2011
SUNDAY "Why Is Sex Fun?" is topic A on a sexy new installment of the science-y series "Curiosity. " Maggie Gyllenhaal, who starred in the sexy 2002 comedy-drama "Secretary," is your hostess for this very sexy inquiry. (Discovery, 8 and 11 p.m.) Many people own more than one pair of shoes. Most households have at least one vacuum cleaner. But you'll meet everyday people who are sitting on a surplus of these and other items in the new special "My Collection Obsession. " (TLC, 10 p.m.)
February 21, 2010 |
Wasn't that something? After last week's trades, in which some teams cleared the decks for this summer, and others, like the Lakers, stood pat because they're already in great (?) shape, everything is now imperfectly clear. We have a better idea of what the landscape will be, with Cleveland getting Antawn Jamison to help LeBron James, although he wanted Amare Stoudemire at first, and the Knicks getting their second maximum salary slot back after the shrinking cap had whittled them to 1 1/2 . What we await are the events that will take place on that landscape that will decide everything.
October 11, 2008 |
The first section of William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury" is such a notorious brain twister that any attempt at straightforward dramatization would be almost as foolhardy as trying to resurrect the Old South. Told from the point of view of Benjy, the Compsons' mentally challenged adult son, the narrative hopscotches with such retrospective insouciance that Faulkner was tempted to color-code passages to clarify shifts in time.
September 8, 2007 |
The rapper's rampage must have been a scary thing to behold: a destructive, reflexive reaction to bad news. But viewed another way, 50 Cent's meltdown here last month also exists as an extreme demonstration of his commitment to excellence. On Aug.
January 29, 2007 |
Flamenco sensation Yolanda Arroyo strutted, swayed, skittered, swooped, streaked and stomped across the floor like a sexy tornado. With guitarist and husband Paco Arroyo and a group of stellar guest performers from Spain, the Barcelona-born, Los Angeles-based dancer-choreographer turned Glendale's Alex Theatre into a den of passion Saturday night.