September 25, 2009 |
Russell Brown's hilarious, acutely knowing "The Blue Tooth Virgin" takes its title from a screenplay an aspiring screenwriter, Sam (Austin Peck), has given to his friend David (Bryce Johnson), a successful magazine editor, to read. David finds the script terrible, a murky business about a troubled young woman with an urge to morph. David tries to let Sam down easy, but Sam, who did write a well-received TV series that ran one season, can't take criticism. Returning to his apartment, Sam is further dismayed to discover that his wife (Lauren Stamile)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2009 |
"Do you want to see the tooth?" Dr. Mehrdad Makhani asked me Friday morning at the free clinic being staged inside Inglewood's Fabulous Forum. "Come. I'll show you." Jenny McLean, 36, opened her mouth and Makhani aimed a little flashlight in there. "You see here?" he said. The area around a back tooth was red and swollen, and McLean's eyes were teary with discomfort. She'd endured the pain for more than a year because she's had neither insurance nor the money for a dentist since losing her job as a social worker.
HOME & GARDEN
October 21, 2004 |
When her daughter lost her first tooth, Julie Kentera felt uncomfortable playing the role of a cash-doling tooth fairy. "It just felt wrong that the celebration for such a milestone had become -- cash," says Kentera. "Where's ceremony or sentiment in that?" The incident inspired the stay-at-home mother of two to create DreamPearls for Girls, a handcrafted bracelet made of Swarovski crystals and sterling silver.
May 19, 2012 |
The revolution is over - and big wheels have won. The "29er" mountain bike, which first appeared on the scene a decade ago with monster-truck tires 3 inches taller than the age-old 26-inchers, now dominates the market. It's easy to see why: The bike makes you faster and safer, gaining more momentum and floating better over sand and rocks. This year, the demand's so hot for huge hoops that some companies don't even sell 26ers anymore. Others have started experimenting with different-size big wheels, like the 650B, a "27.5er" (reviewed below)
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April 30, 1985
Thank you for the provocative essay by Hughes. Such concern needs frequent utterance, but courage to set it forth is rare. There is reason to doubt that human beings will ever get beyond the eye-for-eye, tooth-for-tooth stage of morality. Yet we occasionally meet persons who try to live and work without hate or recrimination. Supporting them are teachings and examples from history's choicest souls. Supporting them too, I hope, is a rising tide of concern for merest human survival, which depends ultimately on a morality of mutual trust and good will.
March 3, 2003
"I felt like it was kind of like David fighting Goliath--and Goliath was able to use a weapon." Jalen Rose, Chicago guard Jalen Rose, who got a chipped tooth from a Michael Jordan elbow during the Bulls' 101-93 loss to Washington on Saturday night.