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October 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Finding the coveted gold iPhone 5s just got a little easier. Since the shiny Apple gadget went on sale last month, the golden iPhone 5s has been in short supply, due to its popularity and supply constraints. Many stores sold out of the phone as soon as it was released and there is a long wait if the device was ordered online. But software developer Mordy Tikotzky has built a simple-to-use website that quickly tells shoppers how many gold iPhone 5s devices are available at Apple Stores near them.
November 16, 2005 | Regina Schrambling
Whether you want to capture the full flavor of a heritage turkey or keep a free-range turkey moist without brining, a Granite Ware roasting pan with a lid is essential. The design is ideal for helping meat cook evenly and juicily: The weight of the porcelain-coated steel is just heavy enough to contain heat, while the domed lid allows air to circulate much better than a foil tent would.
August 24, 2009 | Steve Appleford
Tool is a band of mystery, of brooding, unsettling rhythm and words of anxiety and decay. But singer and part-time vintner Maynard James Keenan seemed oddly vulnerable Saturday as he waved a crutch from the shadows during the band's headlining set at the Epicenter Festival, apologizing repeatedly for injuring his leg recently while harvesting grapes. "I want to make sure you get drunk and run into each other," Keenan joked to fans at the Fairplex in Pomona, explaining why Tool didn't cancel.
December 17, 2010 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
Search-engine giant Google has a new tool for exploring 5.2 million books it has digitized, and not just in English but also Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish. But unlike its Web search function, this tool, called the Ngram Viewer, goes through the 500 billion words in those books to show trends in word usage. It can determine how often words, or phrases, show up in a given year. Using the viewer, historians, language experts or anyone with a home computer can track items as seemingly trivial, for example, as when "hep cat" entered the popular lexicon, or when writers generally stopped using the phrase "dying of consumption.
June 9, 1985
Congratulations on a most entertaining article about the tarot and readers. Thorough, perceptive and highly amusing. DAVID P. LEWIS Sherman Oaks
March 28, 1998 | SANDY MASUO
The most powerful interludes in Tool's music are sparked by collisions between contrasting elements--visceral playing and cerebral songwriting, chaotic energy and controlled execution, rough-shod rock and supple tunefulness. On Thursday at the Hollywood Palladium, flurries of those opposing forces whipped the packed house, which had already beenpiqued by the Melvins' thunderous opening set, into a cathartic frenzy.
June 22, 1986 | Jim Murray
Webster's New International Dictionary defines mechanic as a manual worker or an artisan or of or relating to manual work, of the nature of or resembling a machine , especially in routine or automatic performance. In major league baseball, they know whom this applies to: a tall, square-shouldered guy with these gray curls around his temple and these long arms and an imperious squint down the barrel of a 3-and-2 count with the game on the line.
April 27, 1986 | Bevis Hillier
Beatrice Kay has held the hands of many famous movie stars and gazed into their eyes. She will never tell you who they are, for Kay is very, very discreet. She has been manicurist at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios since . . . well, that's something else that Kay isn't telling. In her living room she has a blown-up photograph that shows Clark Gable sitting in a barber's chair at MGM, having his nails tended by a raven-haired lady who looks very much as Beatrice Kay must have looked when younger.
"I don't want to be hostile. I don't want to be dismal," goes the opening line of Tool's new album, "Undertow." Then the Los Angeles band spends virtually the entire album milking the most hostile, dismal feelings it can muster. Singer and lyricist Maynard James Keenan, 29, says that Tool has therapeutic reasons for accentuating the negative. "What we've decided to do for our release is play music, so all the ugly stuff is gonna come out there.
March 11, 2010 | By Don Reisinger
After a long wait and more than 50,000 signatures on an online petition, cyclists will be happy to know that Google Inc. has finally added bicycle routes to Google Maps. In Google Maps, users can now find "Bicycling" in the tool's "Get Directions" drop-down box. After choosing the option, bikers can input two addresses and find the bike route that will get them to their destination. The mapping tool provides turn-by-turn directions and an estimated travel time. The new Google Maps bicycling feature is available in 150 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
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