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April 18, 2004 | Nancy Klein Maguire, Nancy Klein Maguire, a scholar in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is the author of numerous publications on 17th century English theater, politics and history. She is the author of the forthcoming book "Facing God: The Story and Struggles of Ten Hermit Monks."
In 1962, at the age of 17, Karen Armstrong entered a very rigid, austere, anti-intellectual convent in Sussex, England. In 1981, 12 years after she left the convent, she recorded the experience in her first book, "Through the Narrow Gate." Two years later, in "Beginning the World," she continued her story, recounting her attempts to adjust to secular life as an Oxford student.
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May 17, 2013
The minimalist, loft-style Glass House was designed to make the most of its ocean and sandy beach views. An 11-foot-tall folding door system allows indoor-outdoor living, while channel glass side walls bring diffused natural light into the interiors. Location: 2316 The Strand, Manhattan Beach 90266 Asking price: $11 million Year built: 2001 Architect: Roger Kurath House size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,963 square feet Lot size: 3,503 square feet Features: Exposed H beams, curved walls of glass, spiral staircase, living room fireplace, billiard room, media room, circular glass shower with skylight, ocean-view spa bath tub, two-car garage.
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HOME & GARDEN
July 1, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have listed their Hidden Hills estate for sale at $12,999,000. The 2.5-acre promontory sits off a cul-de-sac in the gated community. The Cape Cod-inspired mansion was built in 2001, and the recently redone interiors include a foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows and a spiral staircase, a paneled study with fireplace, a home theater/studio area, six en suite bedroom suites and a guest apartment with kitchenette. The family room of the 11,000-square-foot home has sliding barn doors, a reclaimed brick fireplace and vaulted ceilings.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2013
The loft-like entry to this hillside contemporary overlooks an interior waterfall. A catwalk hallway and a spiral staircase lend an industrial vibe to the Hollywood Hills West house. Location: 7270 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $1.85 million Year built: 2003 House size: Four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,600 square feet Lot size: 20,000 square feet Features: City and canyon views, spiral and main staircases, kitchen island, step-down dining room, two fireplaces, media room with wet bar, deck, garden/yard, two-car garage.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2013
The loft-like entry to this hillside contemporary overlooks an interior waterfall. A catwalk hallway and a spiral staircase lend an industrial vibe to the Hollywood Hills West house. Location: 7270 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $1.85 million Year built: 2003 House size: Four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,600 square feet Lot size: 20,000 square feet Features: City and canyon views, spiral and main staircases, kitchen island, step-down dining room, two fireplaces, media room with wet bar, deck, garden/yard, two-car garage.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013
The minimalist, loft-style Glass House was designed to make the most of its ocean and sandy beach views. An 11-foot-tall folding door system allows indoor-outdoor living, while channel glass side walls bring diffused natural light into the interiors. Location: 2316 The Strand, Manhattan Beach 90266 Asking price: $11 million Year built: 2001 Architect: Roger Kurath House size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,963 square feet Lot size: 3,503 square feet Features: Exposed H beams, curved walls of glass, spiral staircase, living room fireplace, billiard room, media room, circular glass shower with skylight, ocean-view spa bath tub, two-car garage.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2000 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1946, "The Spiral Staircase" was a stellar thriller that raised oodles of goose bumps. Five decades later, there are fewer bumps in the night for an inferior remake airing on Fox Family Channel. Lacking the eeriness of the original, which was directed by Robert Siodmak, this weak retread stars a miscast Nicollette Sheridan as the mute nurse trapped in an old, isolated mansion with a killer.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
What a time to go behind the closed doors of the Vatican. The recent scandal over the butler accused of stealing documents from Pope Benedict XVI makes the prospect of a tour to "secret" rooms of the papal palace all the more tantalizing. Tour operator Dark Rome recently started a VIP Vatican & Private Sistine Chapel tour that promises access to areas usually off-limits to the public. The tour, limited to 10 people, follows a Vatican guard who opens doors to places such as the Niccoline Chapel (Cappella Niccolina)
NEWS
December 29, 1985 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
This residential beach town on an Atlantic Ocean island has a love affair with a 104-year-old elephant named Lucy. A rare bit of Americana and an architectural folly, Lucy the lovable pachyderm was declared a Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976. She measures six stories high and is said to be the only elephant you can walk through and come out alive. Among those who have climbed the spiral staircase in Lucy's left leg into her stomach was President Woodrow Wilson in 1916.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1987
The Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont would have understood the plight of Sarah Dreher's women. As Louis XV's spy in the Russian court, his female disguise proved so successful that he took it on the road. Or tried to, as Tom Jacobson's new would-be satire, "The Glory of Her Sex," suggests. A less energetic show than Patrick Watkins' at the West Coast Ensemble's new, "black box" theater (in the former home of American Theatre Arts) wouldn't conceal what is a play in search of a tone and a comic voice.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
What a time to go behind the closed doors of the Vatican. The recent scandal over the butler accused of stealing documents from Pope Benedict XVI makes the prospect of a tour to "secret" rooms of the papal palace all the more tantalizing. Tour operator Dark Rome recently started a VIP Vatican & Private Sistine Chapel tour that promises access to areas usually off-limits to the public. The tour, limited to 10 people, follows a Vatican guard who opens doors to places such as the Niccoline Chapel (Cappella Niccolina)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2012 | By Suzanne Muchnic, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The pace is picking up on the massive conservation project in process at the Southwest Museum in Mount Washington. The end is almost in sight: Only 36,000 objects to go! In 2003, when the poverty-stricken institution merged with the more affluent Museum of the American West under the umbrella of the Autry National Center in Griffith Park, the first priority was to save the Southwest's collection of about 250,000 Native American artworks and artifacts. Second only to the holdings of the National Museum of the American Indian inWashington, D.C., the collection had been inadequately housed for decades and further damaged by earthquakes, water and insects.
HOME & GARDEN
July 1, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have listed their Hidden Hills estate for sale at $12,999,000. The 2.5-acre promontory sits off a cul-de-sac in the gated community. The Cape Cod-inspired mansion was built in 2001, and the recently redone interiors include a foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows and a spiral staircase, a paneled study with fireplace, a home theater/studio area, six en suite bedroom suites and a guest apartment with kitchenette. The family room of the 11,000-square-foot home has sliding barn doors, a reclaimed brick fireplace and vaulted ceilings.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2007 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
CHANA Taub peered through a narrow gap in the recently built sheetrock wall that sliced her three-story house in two. Straining to look at what used to be her living room, she worried that her husband was lurking on the other side. "I can't be near him," she whispered, just in case he was eavesdropping. "If I see him, I run the other way." Chana and Simon Taub are in the middle of a spiteful divorce.
BOOKS
April 18, 2004 | Nancy Klein Maguire, Nancy Klein Maguire, a scholar in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is the author of numerous publications on 17th century English theater, politics and history. She is the author of the forthcoming book "Facing God: The Story and Struggles of Ten Hermit Monks."
In 1962, at the age of 17, Karen Armstrong entered a very rigid, austere, anti-intellectual convent in Sussex, England. In 1981, 12 years after she left the convent, she recorded the experience in her first book, "Through the Narrow Gate." Two years later, in "Beginning the World," she continued her story, recounting her attempts to adjust to secular life as an Oxford student.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2000 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1946, "The Spiral Staircase" was a stellar thriller that raised oodles of goose bumps. Five decades later, there are fewer bumps in the night for an inferior remake airing on Fox Family Channel. Lacking the eeriness of the original, which was directed by Robert Siodmak, this weak retread stars a miscast Nicollette Sheridan as the mute nurse trapped in an old, isolated mansion with a killer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1985 | Steve Emmons
There are not many communities left that can be dominated by a single, grand house. It must drive some people crazy in places like Newport Beach or Nellie Gail Ranch, opposite Mission Viejo. You spend and spend and spend, and you still can't have the whole show to yourself. If you're going to pull it off nowadays, it takes more than mere money. It takes a native, not hired, streak of originality and the imagination to recognize an opportunity when it crops up.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2007 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
CHANA Taub peered through a narrow gap in the recently built sheetrock wall that sliced her three-story house in two. Straining to look at what used to be her living room, she worried that her husband was lurking on the other side. "I can't be near him," she whispered, just in case he was eavesdropping. "If I see him, I run the other way." Chana and Simon Taub are in the middle of a spiteful divorce.
TRAVEL
July 16, 1989 | JERRY HULSE, Times Travel Editor
Candles flame and lamps line the carriage entrance to Soniat House, where shadows dance across ancient walls and water spills musically into a lily pond . . . and the throaty whistle of a paddle-wheeler echoes off the Mississippi.
NEWS
May 9, 1989 | PAUL CIOTTI, Times Staff Writer
The first thing you notice about Tammy Bachrach is that she seems completely normal in every respect. She lives with her husband, a first-year law student, in a clean, uncluttered apartment in Whittier. She has a warm, gentle, sensual way about her. She goes barefoot in long dresses and likes to sit with her heels on the edge of her chair and her arms wrapped around her knees. She teaches emotionally disturbed and mentally retarded students at John Glenn High School in a Norwalk and is about to enter a graduate program in special education at California State University Los Angeles.
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