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February 7, 2013 | By Leslie Van Buskirk
The “Friends” gang might have painted the walls a cheery yellow and brought in lots of candy-colored furniture. The “Gossip Girl” brats would have made fun of anyone poor enough to live there, and Carrie probably would have been too horrified to allow her “Sex and the City” Manolos to touch the scratched floors. But the unrenovated Brooklyn brownstone where TV's modern-day Sherlock Holmes rests his head and solves some of the Big Apple's twistiest crimes hits some amusing -- and timely -- decorating notes.
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July 25, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Rx Boiler Room, a new restaurant with a steampunk vibe, is Chef Rick Moonen's latest offering on the Las Vegas Strip. Rx Boiler Room in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place , replaces the upstairs dining area at Moonen's RM Seafood . That space formerly featured a pricier, more upscale menu. Steampunk, a genre found in science-fiction books and movies, is reflected in the new restaurant's décor: It's reminiscent of the industrial revolution in Britain during the 19th century.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2011 | By Hugh Hart, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Inside a ranch house duplex on a sun-baked Burbank street, a woman dressed in prairie dress and bloomers serves tea in her drawing room, surrounded by bonnets, goggles, pocket watches and a half-empty bottle of absinthe. She's Donna Ricci, steampunk. Formerly the owner of a goth girl modeling agency and now proprietor of online emporium Clockwork Couture, Ricci celebrates Victorian-inspired finery with all the fervor with which she once championed jet-black hair and pierced nostrils.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2013
Don your best top hat and prepare your darkest apothecary potions — the Edwardian Ball is back. This celebration of all things goth, steampunk, macabre and bleakly funny has become a ritual for the Edward Gorey acolyte set. Fonda Theatre, 6216 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $40. edwardianball.com .
FOOD
September 1, 2012 | JONATHAN GOLD, RESTAURANT CRITIC
Industriel, it should be mentioned, is a restaurant that can leave a certain kind of person sputtering with rage. It is decorated in a kind of Depression chic, for one thing. Walls are paneled with old wooden soda crates. Banquettes are upholstered in a gold vinyl you may have never seen outside cocktail lounges attached to ancient Midwestern bowling alleys. And the not-unplentiful homeless people on the street outside are confronted with the enormous blowups of Dorothea Lange's photographs of starving Depression-era migrant workers that flank the doors.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Rx Boiler Room, a new restaurant with a steampunk vibe, is Chef Rick Moonen's latest offering on the Las Vegas Strip. Rx Boiler Room in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place , replaces the upstairs dining area at Moonen's RM Seafood . That space formerly featured a pricier, more upscale menu. Steampunk, a genre found in science-fiction books and movies, is reflected in the new restaurant's décor: It's reminiscent of the industrial revolution in Britain during the 19th century.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lena Dunham did too vote, ya big meanies! Even if a New York politics blog thought it had uncovered proof that she didn't. "Hey kids, some people on the internet are saying I didn't vote. Some of them are still mad I used a sexy metaphor re: voting. Read on," the "Girls" star and creator tweeted Thursday. "Some people" would refer to New York politics blog Room 8 - later picked up by larger outlets - which on Wednesday revisited Dunham's suggestive ad about her "first time" voting for Barack Obama and then declared that Dunham hadn't had, well, a "second time.
TRAVEL
October 24, 2010 | By Valli Herman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Tour guides, developers and city boosters have long struggled to resolve Hollywood's split personality. Glamorous in reputation, the city is often gritty in reality. The creators of the Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine, a new boutique hotel at the famous intersection, cleverly channels the tension between the dueling personalities to create a mash-up of contrasting worlds. It's old and new; rowdy and peaceful; elegant and raw; stinky and highly perfumed; designed for a quick cocktail or a weeklong stay.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2013
Don your best top hat and prepare your darkest apothecary potions — the Edwardian Ball is back. This celebration of all things goth, steampunk, macabre and bleakly funny has become a ritual for the Edward Gorey acolyte set. Fonda Theatre, 6216 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $40. edwardianball.com .
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2010 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
Most consumer reviews of the iPad mention, among other things, its sleek design ? and just what does sleekness mean? To our friend, Merriam-Webster, sleekness refers to being "smooth and shiny ?glossy, as a highly polished surface. " In the case of the iPad, though, I'd suggest adding "not made by human hands" ? for isn't that what it seems like? Its smooth surface, no exposed screws or fastenings ? it just doesn't feel like it was built: Instead, it seems like the clouds opened and this gadget arrived on the back of a dove.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lena Dunham did too vote, ya big meanies! Even if a New York politics blog thought it had uncovered proof that she didn't. "Hey kids, some people on the internet are saying I didn't vote. Some of them are still mad I used a sexy metaphor re: voting. Read on," the "Girls" star and creator tweeted Thursday. "Some people" would refer to New York politics blog Room 8 - later picked up by larger outlets - which on Wednesday revisited Dunham's suggestive ad about her "first time" voting for Barack Obama and then declared that Dunham hadn't had, well, a "second time.
NEWS
February 7, 2013 | By Leslie Van Buskirk
The “Friends” gang might have painted the walls a cheery yellow and brought in lots of candy-colored furniture. The “Gossip Girl” brats would have made fun of anyone poor enough to live there, and Carrie probably would have been too horrified to allow her “Sex and the City” Manolos to touch the scratched floors. But the unrenovated Brooklyn brownstone where TV's modern-day Sherlock Holmes rests his head and solves some of the Big Apple's twistiest crimes hits some amusing -- and timely -- decorating notes.
IMAGE
December 23, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times
Books that examine the world of fashion can make for good reads. Here are some of the latest. - By Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy Judith Watt Harper Design, $35. It's hard to think of someone better qualified to tackle her topic than Judith Watt. In addition to being a personal friend of the fashion designer - who took his own life in February 2010 - Watt happens to head the fashion history department at Central Saint Martins (where McQueen studied)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the endeavor as he would to cleaning a public toilet. Not Stefan Bachmann, a teenager who makes his authorial debut with a middle-grade novel so polished and fun to read that one would never suspect he was in high school when he began to write it. "The Peculiar" is the title of Bachmann's steampunk fairy tale set in an alternate Victorian-era London - a book that, at times, recalls Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment," Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" and more recent classics, such as J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" and Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events.
FOOD
September 1, 2012 | JONATHAN GOLD, RESTAURANT CRITIC
Industriel, it should be mentioned, is a restaurant that can leave a certain kind of person sputtering with rage. It is decorated in a kind of Depression chic, for one thing. Walls are paneled with old wooden soda crates. Banquettes are upholstered in a gold vinyl you may have never seen outside cocktail lounges attached to ancient Midwestern bowling alleys. And the not-unplentiful homeless people on the street outside are confronted with the enormous blowups of Dorothea Lange's photographs of starving Depression-era migrant workers that flank the doors.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2011 | By Hugh Hart, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Inside a ranch house duplex on a sun-baked Burbank street, a woman dressed in prairie dress and bloomers serves tea in her drawing room, surrounded by bonnets, goggles, pocket watches and a half-empty bottle of absinthe. She's Donna Ricci, steampunk. Formerly the owner of a goth girl modeling agency and now proprietor of online emporium Clockwork Couture, Ricci celebrates Victorian-inspired finery with all the fervor with which she once championed jet-black hair and pierced nostrils.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the endeavor as he would to cleaning a public toilet. Not Stefan Bachmann, a teenager who makes his authorial debut with a middle-grade novel so polished and fun to read that one would never suspect he was in high school when he began to write it. "The Peculiar" is the title of Bachmann's steampunk fairy tale set in an alternate Victorian-era London - a book that, at times, recalls Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment," Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" and more recent classics, such as J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" and Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2010 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
Can you name a famous pair of fictional detectives? Sure you can. Holmes and Dr. Watson . Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers . Frank and Joe Hardy. Salander and Blomkvist . Some storytellers give the chore of sleuthing to pairs. No single detective can figure everything out, and a mythic way of viewing such pairs ? the reason why this is discussed here and not in Sarah Weinman's Dark Passages column ?
TRAVEL
October 24, 2010 | By Valli Herman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Tour guides, developers and city boosters have long struggled to resolve Hollywood's split personality. Glamorous in reputation, the city is often gritty in reality. The creators of the Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine, a new boutique hotel at the famous intersection, cleverly channels the tension between the dueling personalities to create a mash-up of contrasting worlds. It's old and new; rowdy and peaceful; elegant and raw; stinky and highly perfumed; designed for a quick cocktail or a weeklong stay.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2010 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
Can you name a famous pair of fictional detectives? Sure you can. Holmes and Dr. Watson . Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers . Frank and Joe Hardy. Salander and Blomkvist . Some storytellers give the chore of sleuthing to pairs. No single detective can figure everything out, and a mythic way of viewing such pairs ? the reason why this is discussed here and not in Sarah Weinman's Dark Passages column ?
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