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April 2, 2000
I read with interest Ira Rothenberg's reactions to the Deaf West Theatre production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Letters, March 19). He bemoans the fact that a talented hearing actress in the play's cast cannot do justice to Deaf West since her sign language skills may be "lacking." That actress, Suanne Spoke, learned American Sign Language (ASL) under my tutelage. I, too, am a deaf person from a deaf family with native fluency in ASL. Working with Spoke and watching her in the play was a revelation for me: She was a hearing sister who had been away from her deaf sibling (Stella)
March 3, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- It was only a matter of time before stirrup pants returned to the fashion spotlight -- and if anyone can bring them back, Stella McCartney can. The designer showed a great fall collection Monday morning at Paris Fashion Week, stirrup pants and all, bringing together several of the season's trends, including knit dressing, craftsy details and sports-inspired utility. I got a chuckle when I saw the stirrup pants, but they actually looked sleek (more trouser than legging)
October 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Fans of playwright Tennessee Williams will be shouting for Stella this weekend in Clarksdale, Miss. Williams drew some of his most powerful images from his boyhood hometown in the Mississippi Delta, where an annual festival now celebrates the city's role in Williams' award-winning stories. The name Stella in "A Streetcar Named Desire" belonged to a friend of Williams' mother in Clarksdale. Brick, the alcoholic athlete played by Paul Newman in the 1958 film "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," was the name of a local boy who bullied Williams while he was a student at Oakhurst Elementary.
February 9, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales. Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a starter kit and sell the company's merchandise at in-home trunk show parties; they also earn money from purchases made on the brand's website and mobile app. The San Bruno, Calif., company has 370 employees and more than 18,000 active stylists in five countries.
November 19, 2008
Nicole Kidman: An article about Nicole Kidman in today's Envelope section says that her eldest daughter is named Stella. Her name is Isabella and she goes by Bella.
They were the best of dogs. They were the worst of dogs. This is a tale of two canines, each without warning faced with the horrors of January's magnitude 6.8 earthquake. There was Stella, the loyal heroine, man's best friend, who threw herself atop her mistress's body and absorbed the near-fatal impact of a falling oak wall unit. And there was Wilbur, who tried to hide under the bed.
June 7, 1985 | WILLIAM WILSON
Evidently the artist's favorite artists are artists often referred to by one name, "Christo" and "Stella." Maybe that's why Katsuhisa Sakai bills himself as "Sakai." Anyhow it's his second solo show hereabouts and consists of Stella-like wall reliefs and Christo-like big drawings. So much said, it would be easy to write Sakai off as yet another imitator of success. But there is more going on here even if the artist doesn't know it yet.
August 12, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"Asylum" deftly sets up a valid premise for a taut psychological thriller only to dissipate in a series of improbable developments and drawn-out anticlimaxes.
July 10, 1985 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
When a big film like "Silverado" (citywide) doesn't carry that spark that assures it a place with the great Westerns of memory, the worry at first is that the problem is us. Clearly it's a movie made with obvious affection for the form, with ferociously good actors and with every detail of its production lovingly crafted. What in the name of heaven do audiences in the 1980s want from the Western?
March 31, 1990
In his review ("'Streetcar' Stalls," Calendar March 14), Mark Chalon Smith seemed to regard the characterizations in (the Eastern Boys' production of) "A Streetcar Named Desire" solely in terms of racial issues, and he overlooked the artistic value of the play itself. It is very possible for a white female to be attracted to a black male and at the same time to feel resentment or prejudice toward other blacks. A survey probably would show that most interracial relationships are based on character, not color.
December 5, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Marion Cotillard wore a striking dress from Dior Haute Couture to the "Waltz With Monica" premiere at the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival on Wednesday. The elegant dress adds a touch of whimsy with orange-and-black-striped silk layered under a blue silk overdress -- kind of a grown-up pinafore. And stripes have been a "thing" on recent red carpets, Los Angeles Times' Fashion Critic Booth Moore says. [Los Angeles Times] Dame Edna Everage (aka comic Barry Humphries)
November 27, 2013 | By Alice Short
There's no doubt that public education has neglected World War I, with history teachers squeezing in a few lectures before launching into succeeding conflicts. Literature has been kinder to the Great War, offering many opportunities to remedy that oversight. Shell shock alone has been the subject of scores of novels (most notably Pat Barker's "Regeneration" trilogy) that remind us how WWI inextricably altered the trajectory - and the mythology - of the heroic soldier. Now Anita Shreve, the bestselling author of "The Pilot's Wife" and "The Weight of Water," has joined the ranks of writers who want to plumb the depths of shell shock's despair and disruptions.
October 31, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay
“This is my favorite house in L.A.,” exclaimed celebrity stylist and designer Mary Alice Haney Davidov about the sprawling Holmby Hills estate belonging to Bradley and Colleen Bell. Wednesday night, the Bell's home hosted hundreds of supporters, including Portia de Rossi, Monique Lhuillier and Harper's Bazaar Editor in Chief Glenda Bailey, who turned out for the Philanthropic Society Los Angeles' (PSLA) 4th annual Autumn Party, the charity and event founded by Rochelle Gores Fredston.
October 11, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The Los Angeles Fashion Council's two-day showcase of local emerging labels kicked off on Wednesday with a runway show by Stella Proseyn in the open park space of the Grove shopping center -- and under a tent -- thanks to a rare day of L.A. rain. The inspiration: Launched in 2012 by former Orange County Register reporter and art gallery director Debbie Talanian, Stella Proseyn's spring 2014 manifesto, as described in the show notes, reads: "This collection is about personal exploration.
September 16, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Designer Stella McCartney and her longtime friend actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow have partnered for an exclusive, limited-edition Stella McCartney x Goop capsule collection ($695-$1,895), which launched last Thursday on Paltrow's  lifestyle and e-commerce site . The six-piece line features tailored denim-and-velvet jeans, a classic wool blazer, a sleeveless wool jumpsuit and wool drawstring trousers, plus two versions of McCartney's new fall 2013 Beckett handbag, which have both already sold out. But there are still pieces available of all four apparel styles, and more bags are expected in the next few weeks.
June 15, 2013
Stella Mare's restaurant, across from the Bird Refuge in Santa Barbara, has charming atmosphere and delicious food. Everything about this place is first rate. It is in a wonderful old house just up the street from Cabrillo Boulevard. Entrees from $24. Stella Mare's, 50 Los Patos Way; (805) 969-6705, . Closed Mondays. Angela Slaff By email
March 11, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
STAN GETZ--***** "Anniversary" EmArcy 838-769-2 The tenor saxophonist just doesn't get any more romantic, more sublime than this. Recorded live at the famed Montmartre club in Copenhagen, Getz is backed by a superb rhythm section: Kenny Barron, piano, Rufus Reid, bass and Victor Lewis, drums. Extended workouts on "Stella by Starlight," Johnny Mandel's "El Cajon," an original blues and "I Can't Get Started" prove that, at 60, Getz is still able to attain new peaks of beauty and maturity.
May 25, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
"Mighty Fine," unfortunately, isn't. Although this semi-autobiographical, 1974-set look at a Jewish family in crisis is filled with raw, uncomfortable, complicated emotions, writer-director Debbie Goodstein-Rosenfeld presents her well-intended story as more of a highlights reel of troubled behavior than as an organically unfolding narrative. At the center of the film's storm is Joe Fine (Chazz Palminteri), a volatile, grandiose control freak who moves his family - and textile plant - from Brooklyn to New Orleans to take advantage of perceived business incentives.
April 18, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group and Jeff Mahin, the chef behind Stella Rossa Pizza Bar in Santa Monica and Do-Rite Donuts in Chicago, plan to open Stella Barra in Hollywood. Located in the former BoHo space in the ArcLight Cinemas complex on Sunset Boulevard, it's expected to open at the beginning of May. With breakfast-lunch-and-dinner ambitions, “we're taking all the good things at Stella Rossa and refining it,” Mahin says. “It's going to be similar but have a bigger menu and bigger plates.
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