November 10, 2013 |
The top 25 high school football teams in the Southland. Rank; school; record; last week; next opponent (previous) 1. ST. JOHN BOSCO 10-0; def. Servite, 42-21; vs. Agoura, Friday (1) 2. GARDENA SERRA 10-0; def. St. Paul, 56-10; vs. Pacific, Friday (2) 3. MISSION VIEJO 10-0; def. El Toro, 60-25; vs. Crespi, Friday (3) 4. LONG BEACH POLY 9-1; def. Long Beach Wilson, 57-0; vs. Orange Lutheran at Veterans Stadium, Friday (4) 5. CORONA CENTENNIAL 8-2; def. Corona, 74-0; vs. Etiwanda, Friday (6)
January 28, 2009 |
Joyful, choreographed dance numbers staged in crumbling Mumbai train stations are not how most American films end. Yet when just such a scene crops up in "Slumdog Millionaire," the moment is perfectly apt. Sure, it's a Bollywood-meets-Hollywood ending, and the train station is key to the film. But those familiar with Oscar-nominated scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy's oeuvre may note that dancing-amid-decrepitude is almost a given.
June 3, 1986 |
Testing a product on the kind of people who eventually will use it is hardly a new idea. But at Protype, a Sun Valley company that makes an office machine that is a cross between an electronic typewriter and a word processor, testing is done with a twist. The company tries out its equipment on what Stephen Kurtin, Protype president, diplomatically calls the "most ordinary" secretaries. To find them, Kurtin every so often asks a temporary help agency to send over a group of bad secretaries.
July 21, 2008 |
When in 1950 Dr. Ernst Grafenberg described finding a surprisingly sensitive spot inside the vagina near the urethra, he made the process seem so foolproof. A medical article detailed his effortless demonstrations of the existence of this "distinct erotogenic zone" -- and the not-unexpected consequences of stimulating such a zone -- in his own patients. Anyone with a vagina could surely do the same for herself. Well, perhaps it was that easy for him.
May 21, 2009 |
Oscar-winning writer-director Steven Soderbergh isn't coy about his motive for casting Sasha Grey in his low-budget indie drama "The Girlfriend Experience." In a movie entirely populated by nonprofessional actors, who better to portray a $2,000-an-hour Manhattan call-girl than one of the most prolific and in-demand adult film stars working the so-called San Pornando Valley? Still, he cops to a certain degree of exploitation.