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April 17, 2011 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jane Campion's movies have varied from Gothic romance ("The Piano") to erotic thriller ("In the Cut") to literary drama ("Bright Star"), but most of them center on willful, even difficult women. Her long line of prickly heroines, who tend to challenge or disregard societal pieties and are generally regarded by those around them as threats or annoyances, begins with the sisters Kay and Dawn in "Sweetie," her 1989 debut, which the Criterion Collection is issuing in a Blu-ray high-definition edition this week.
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HOME & GARDEN
February 9, 2013 | Chris Erskine
I'm in my traditional Cupidian buying frenzy leading up to Valentine's Day, my major organs bursting with good intentions, not knowing quite where to turn, getting a little angry about it actually -- the frustrations of unbridled romance, bordering on malice, verging on angina. Is this what they call lovesick? Or is it that wad-nut of food still stuck in my gullet from the Super Bowl party? During the power outage, I washed down the perfect barbecue sandwich with a double dose of chili, chased by teriyaki meatballs and fistfuls of Lebanese chicken, topped by about 50 oatmeal cookies.
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NEWS
December 6, 2001
Regarding "Here's One Dog Who Is at Home Around a Catwalk" (Nov. 25): As I gazed at the picture of Sweetie, the "furry fashionista," I realized she looked strangely familiar. Where had I seen her before? Oh, yeah, I work as a volunteer for the L.A. Department of Animal Services. Notice to all human fashionistas out there: There are thousands of Sweeties just waiting for you to take them home. So, if you love Sweetie, honor her by adopting a shelter animal. You'll get a beautiful fur coat for less than $100, with unconditional love and the knowledge that you've saved a life thrown in for free.
FOOD
December 15, 2012
My 98-year-old mother was a wonderful baker, and this was one of her specialties. - Laurel Gillis, Burbank PHOTOS: Holiday Cookie Bake-off winning cookies and bakers Almond sweeties Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 12 to 18 Note: Adapted from Laurel Gillis. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided 1 egg, separated 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups (8.5 ounces)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1993
Thank you, Samy Ayari, for the French lesson ("The Mother Tongue," Letters, Jan. 10). Since one good turn deserves another, let me suggest " We Frogs" instead of Ayari's "Us Frogs." In the case of very small frogs, it would be "We wee frogs." Us Frogs? Don't get colloquial with me , Sweetie. FRED SCIFERS Downey
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The city will pay $200,000 to end a sexual harassment claim against its first deputy mayor. City officials have agreed to settle the claim filed in Fresno County Superior Court by a former temporary employee who says she was harassed while working for Roger Montero. Karen Boquist says her ex-boss called her "love" and "sweetie" at the office, and told her about being sexually aroused after a dinner date. Montero resigned last April after City Manager Andy Souza said he would otherwise be fired for creating a hostile workplace environment.
NEWS
October 7, 1985 | CAROLYN SEE
A Little Decorum, for Once by William Spackman (Knopf: $12.95) Three things must be made clear at the very beginning about this book. First, William Spackman has a far better education than any of his readers can ever hope to attain, and he will never, not for half a line, let any of us forget it.
NEWS
January 11, 2007
Here is it is, a new year, and I am inspired to write to you again. I read "He Opened Up -- And Then She Shut Him Down" [Tell, Jan. 4] with great interest. I have had experience with a similar situation that again makes me think I am channeling George Costanza. A former girlfriend (the one who later left me for a woman) asked me one evening, "What's bothering you, sweetie?" "Uh oh," I thought. She went on. "I can tell that something's wrong. You can talk to me. Be honest. I won't get mad."
SPORTS
January 1, 2006 | Bill Plaschke
"Hey, sweetie, you have a visitor! He's come a long way to see you, baby! Say hello to the nice man!" The 1,725-pound beast paws the smelly earth, lowers his long and winding horns, and takes a clomp in my direction. Thrashing his head, the burnt-orange giant slowly advances. I slowly retreat. Soon, his hot breath is on my trembling hands and my back is pressed against a rusty gate. It's locked. Why is it locked? "Oh, sweetie, you don't like this man from Southern California?
NEWS
June 11, 1995 | BETH KLEID
"Absolutely Fabulous," the British smash hit comedy that was once seen only in America by fans fabulous enough to have bootlegged videos, has taken a Concorde ride to cult status in the states. "AbFab," the pet name given it by devotees, has been on cable's Comedy Central since 1994, its dozen episodes repeated over and over. (The BBC debuted the series in 1992.
FOOD
July 7, 2011 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
  Dear SOS: I love the Sweetie Pies Bakery in Napa Valley. Last time, I tried the sweet-glazed currant scone. Would it be possible to get the recipe? Elisabeth Anders Napa Valley Dear Elisabeth: Sweetie Pies Bakery folds the small but brightly flavored currants with fresh orange zest in these wonderfully flaky scones. Drizzle over a sweet orange-scented glaze, and they make a delightful breakfast or a perfect snack. Sweetie Pie's orange breakfast scones Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2011 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Jane Campion's movies have varied from Gothic romance ("The Piano") to erotic thriller ("In the Cut") to literary drama ("Bright Star"), but most of them center on willful, even difficult women. Her long line of prickly heroines, who tend to challenge or disregard societal pieties and are generally regarded by those around them as threats or annoyances, begins with the sisters Kay and Dawn in "Sweetie," her 1989 debut, which the Criterion Collection is issuing in a Blu-ray high-definition edition this week.
HEALTH
August 31, 2009 | Wendy Hansen
America's sweet tooth is growing. Like many other mammals, we are hooked on sugar because it is packed with energy and our bodies have evolved ways of encouraging us to consume more of it. The trouble is, foods and beverages with added sugars are plentiful today and usually cheaper on a per-calorie basis than vegetables or naturally sweet fruits. Between 1970 and 2005, consumption of added sugars in the typical American diet increased by 19% to a total of 64 kilograms per year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The city will pay $200,000 to end a sexual harassment claim against its first deputy mayor. City officials have agreed to settle the claim filed in Fresno County Superior Court by a former temporary employee who says she was harassed while working for Roger Montero. Karen Boquist says her ex-boss called her "love" and "sweetie" at the office, and told her about being sexually aroused after a dinner date. Montero resigned last April after City Manager Andy Souza said he would otherwise be fired for creating a hostile workplace environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2008 | STEVE LOPEZ
The message from Mike Smith had a remarkable, small-town quality to it. The San Fernando Valley resident wasn't passing on a hot news tip, nor was he griping about my latest column. The retired movie grip simply wanted to share what he sees each morning when he looks through his window. "For the past 6 months I have watched my ninety-year-old neighbor take the L.A. Times to the lady across the street and deposit it on her porch," wrote Smith, who explained that the widow has trouble with stairs.
WORLD
January 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Dairy farmers are putting singles' ads on milk cartons in the hopes of finding Mr. or Miss Right in the Welsh countryside. The effort coincides with St. Dwynwen's Day, which celebrates the Welsh patron saint of lovers. "My family thinks I'm nuts," said 30-year-old farmer Iwan Jones, who is on the cartons and hasn't had a date in a year. "My friends think it's hilarious." Three men and two women appear in the ads, which feature a photograph under the heading "Fancy a farmer?"
HEALTH
August 31, 2009 | Wendy Hansen
America's sweet tooth is growing. Like many other mammals, we are hooked on sugar because it is packed with energy and our bodies have evolved ways of encouraging us to consume more of it. The trouble is, foods and beverages with added sugars are plentiful today and usually cheaper on a per-calorie basis than vegetables or naturally sweet fruits. Between 1970 and 2005, consumption of added sugars in the typical American diet increased by 19% to a total of 64 kilograms per year.
FOOD
December 22, 1994 | MARION CUNNINGHAM
Over many years, I have developed a theory that the kind of food textures you prefer reveals the kind of personality you have. The chew-and-crunch person is happiest gnawing on bones, cracking shellfish, tearing away at crusty breads. The creamy-soft food person is in tune with life while letting each bite melt in the mouth.
NEWS
January 11, 2007
Here is it is, a new year, and I am inspired to write to you again. I read "He Opened Up -- And Then She Shut Him Down" [Tell, Jan. 4] with great interest. I have had experience with a similar situation that again makes me think I am channeling George Costanza. A former girlfriend (the one who later left me for a woman) asked me one evening, "What's bothering you, sweetie?" "Uh oh," I thought. She went on. "I can tell that something's wrong. You can talk to me. Be honest. I won't get mad."
SPORTS
January 1, 2006 | Bill Plaschke
"Hey, sweetie, you have a visitor! He's come a long way to see you, baby! Say hello to the nice man!" The 1,725-pound beast paws the smelly earth, lowers his long and winding horns, and takes a clomp in my direction. Thrashing his head, the burnt-orange giant slowly advances. I slowly retreat. Soon, his hot breath is on my trembling hands and my back is pressed against a rusty gate. It's locked. Why is it locked? "Oh, sweetie, you don't like this man from Southern California?
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