December 18, 2011
SUNDAY 'Tis the season for the sixth-season finale of the serial-killer drama "Dexter," followed by the freshman-season finale of "Homeland. " Claire Danes and Damian Lewis star in the latter series, a conspiracy thriller for our post-Sept. 11 world. (Showtime, 9 and 10 p.m.) Romance of the nerds: The two-part special "Geek Love" spotlights Sci-Fi Speed Dating, a matchmaking service designed especially for the costume-clad Comic-Con crowd. So what time should my mom and I pick you up?
September 12, 1997 |
Tis the season to bear your tummies, as the thermometer teases us daily with triple digits. Whether it's keeping cool or simply celebrating our midsections, women are emancipating their midriffs in tiny tank tops, tied-up T-shirts and halters that expose a full equator of skin. From Santa Monica to Melrose, Venice to Pasadena, from teenagers to women of a certain age, the bisected style works. Sexy, but not too provocative. Hot, yet cool.
March 12, 1985 |
Trying to define the word love , I said the other day, could be more fun than Trivial Pursuit. Now Auriel Douglas, who happens to be writing a book on love, sends evidence that the word has been a trial for English lexicographers since dictionaries came into being. Ms. Douglas has been researching her book at the UCLA Research Library, that great and vastly underappreciated treasury of ours.
May 17, 1992
I just took out, to reread, the March 17, 1991, Traveling in Style magazine. My two favorite articles were "Macho Palace" by Pete Hamill (I could feel the boxing arena atmosphere around me) and "Rhapsody in Deco" by Joseph Giovannini. The background of those buildings that just melt together in the skyline now have individual meaning and I can pick out the Chrysler Building every time I see that New York skyline. So thank you. I felt I had to tell you that a section of the Times (which I don't get very often)
December 24, 1986 |
If electronics purveyors--of both hardware and software--were to slap a title on their holiday sales to date, it might be "It's a Wonderful Season," to paraphrase the classic Frank Capra perennial, "It's a Wonderful Life." "Overall, it's been a good Christmas," said Shervin Matinkhou, marketing manager at Adray's on Wilshire Boulevard. "Sales in consumer electronics have been even better than we expected."
October 27, 2000 |
John Ford's 1627 play " 'tis Pity She's a Whore" perverted Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" into a bloody tale of incestuous sibling love. Director James Gale sets a gently humorous tone for the comic scenes that sharply contrasts with the sinister main action, making this seem like two concurrent tales--one gritty and the other whimsical. Annabella (Paula Malcomson) is first seen kneeling in what seems to be a metal cage.