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March 19, 2012
House of Stone A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East Anthony Shadid Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 311 pp., $26
April 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
  Emma Stone has a new 'do to go along with her new film.  "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star debuted a bob-like haircut and blunt bangs for  the film's world premiere  Thursday night at New York's Ziegfeld Theater, where she was the picture of elegance in a a cream-colored cut-out gown by Prada. The Italian fashion house also supplied her with the shoes and clutch, and she wore Sidney Garber jewelry, according to  Just Jared . The 25-year-old slipped into a shorter Victoria Beckham frock for the premiere's after-party at Skylight at Moynihan Station.
December 24, 1989
If nothing else, Stone has solved the riddle of how to be an anarchist and a capitalist concurrently, to say nothing of exorcising his demons at great profit. TONY THOMAS Burbank
April 21, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Emma Stone is Vogue's May 2014 cover girl, and we're pretty relieved that the hype  around April's notorious cover stars has died down. For the second time, the 25-year-old graces the cover of the fashion codex , and this time it's just ahead of her return to the big screen May 2 as Gwen Stacy, the early love interest of Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker, in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2. " And while she acknowledges that the process of...
December 29, 1991
Will Stone ever have anything good to say about America? Will he ever forgive being sent to Vietnam? Will he ever make a movie about a liberal film producer who earns tons and tons of money wallowing in American crime, corruption and moral decay? TONY THOMAS Burbank
January 5, 1992
A moviegoer both attracted to and repelled by the heavy-handedness of Stone's previous work, I must say I fairly staggered out of the theater one recent Friday night after experiencing "JFK." The three-hour film reclaimed what I had lost to 27 years of media vulgarization and trivialization of the Kennedy assassination. The rot lifted from my soul, the viscera laid bare, I walked home, imagining what Russian citizens in the 1920s must have felt after seeing "Battleship Potemkin."
September 3, 1988
Hilburn suggested that by limiting the panel's choices to the last 25 years, the magazine's inspiration for the article was based on marketing (rather than editorial) decisions. However, I fear Hilburn may have been too kind. He refrained from pointing out that several ads from high-powered record companies and management firms ran concurrently in the issue, naming the records they had been associated with in the top 100. I certainly wonder if the editors at the Stone think anybody is taking them seriously.
September 1, 1986
If anyone still doubts that the Soviet government is a cruel and repressive one just read the news item on Page 17 of The Times (Aug. 17). Denying a sister an emergency exit visa, pending since March, for the purpose of donating bone marrow on the slim chance of saving a dying brother's life in Israel, is proof positive of the barbaric nature of the Russian autocracy. With only a 25% chance of saving him even that small comfort is being denied. I lost my beloved husband to leukemia and I would have gone to the ends of the earth to save him if I could, even on the smallest chance.
March 19, 2012 | Lorraine Ali, Special to Tribune Newspapers
A yearning for home, wherever that may be, is one of many themes that the late New York Times journalist Anthony Shadid so deftly touches on in "House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. " Shadid, a Lebanese American who was born and raised in Oklahoma City, takes leave from his job as a Middle East war reporter in 2007 to rebuild the abandoned and war-ravaged home of his great grandfather in the small Lebanese town of Marjayoun. But even before he takes on the project, Shadid's idea of the Middle East as an ancestral home, a place that yields answers to personal and family questions, is challenged by what he finds during his years covering bloody conflicts in Israel (where he was shot in the shoulder by an Israeli sniper while reporting from the West Bank for the Boston Globe)
August 27, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Coach Lane Kiffin has said he anticipates that quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler will both play Thursday against Hawaii. But Kiffin is not revealing how he intends to parse playing time. He has said that Wittek and Kessler would not alternate series and that they probably would not alternate quarters. "We're not going to put anything set in stone about plays or quarters or series," Kiffin said Monday, adding "We'll get a feel for how the game is going and make decisions as we go. " Wittek started two games last season.
April 18, 2014 | By Rene Lynch
You can sculpt your triceps and strengthen your core with one simple exercise: dip kicks, says fitness expert Lacey Stone, who uses it on her Extreme Bootcamp app for iPhone and iPad. What it does Supporting yourself on your arms in this move strengthens your triceps, while your core muscles are engaged and helping you stabilize. Your glutes also get a bit of work from the kicks. What to do Start out by sitting on your mat with bent legs and weight resting on slightly bent arms behind you, fingers facing your body.
April 18, 2014 | By Michele Bigley
MAKAWAO, Maui - "Don't ask for anything while you are in this canyon," Sydney Smith, my guide and a longtime Hawaii resident, said as we balanced precariously on rocks, descending deep into Maliko Gulch. "A film crew was once here, set up a tripod, lights, models and was just about to take photos, when the photographer said, 'Now we just need some wind.' A powerful gust came whooshing through the valley, knocking down the tripods and light reflectors. And then like that" - she snapped her fingers - "the wind vanished.
April 13, 2014 | By Hannah Kuchler
Biz Stone is the other Twitter founder. Not the one who first came up with the idea, not the one with the original investment, but the founder famous for donning a nutty professor costume to introduce the messaging platform to the world in a comic video. In the torrid tale of Twitter's foundation - complete with betrayals and counter-betrayals - he was neither a back-stabber nor the back-stabbed. His new book from Grand Central Publishing, "Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind," offers a clue about why: He seems to be quite a nice guy. Management books written by nice guys do not abound.
April 11, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Emma Stone wore a stunning marigold yellow gown from Atelier Versace to the London premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on Thursday. But her elegant garb didn't prevent her from getting down and snapping a crowd selfie. [People] Thigh-gap controversy alert: A photo on Beyonce's Instagram showing the star golfing in a bathing suit is drawing allegations from commenters that her thighs were digitally altered to look thinner. [Racked] Model Elle MacPherson, launching a new lingerie line called the Body for JC Penney, recommends that women have no fewer than seven sets of lingerie -- and tells the Cut blog that she herself has 50 and that she keeps it all color-coded.
April 11, 2014 | By Emmett Rensin, guest blogger
Even after reading Rolling Stone's recent article “ Tales From the Millennials' Sexual Revolution ,” you might not have realized it was about polyamory. It was easy to miss. In several thousand words, the term appeared only one time. And no one could be blamed if the phrase that author Alex Morris chose in its stead caused even more confusion: “The New Monogamy.” Huh? But despite the understandable confusion, Morris' article was, at least in part, about polyamory. Novel terminology aside, it was the same old story about nontraditional relationships.
April 7, 2014
Charles Sumner 'Chuck' Stone Jr. Columnist and educator helped found association for black journalists Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone Jr., 89, a longtime journalist and educator who was one of the founders of the National Assn. of Black Journalists, died Sunday at an assisted living facility in Chapel Hill, N.C., according to his daughter Allegra Stone. The cause was not given. Many who helped launch the association credited Stone as the driving force behind its founding, said its current president, Bob Butler.
April 7, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Former Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, in response to a request for comment from The Times, has elaborated on the reasons for his decision to skip his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week. Oldham tells Pop & Hiss that the decision reflects “an equal measure of both” his feelings about how the institution has changed over the years and how his induction has been handled this year. As outlined in a previous Pop &; Hiss post , Oldham, who produced the Stones'  albums and  singles from 1963 to 1967, remarked recently that he objects to the way the ceremony has changed since cameras were allowed to record highlights for subsequent airing as cable TV specials.
April 7, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones' early manager, producer and publicist who is being inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has announced that he will skip the ceremony. “I think those people basically hijacked the name 'rock 'n' roll,'” Oldham told an audience during a talk in March at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.  “I won't be there.  I'll tell you why.... It's a television show.
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