September 12, 2013 |
A 30-plus-minute recap of Tomorrowland, a popular electronic music festival in Belgium, is garnering notice on YouTube. The highly produced video that features vignettes from the live music performance with popular tracks, inclulding Avicci's "Wake Me Up" and Martin Garrix's "Animalsaas" has attracted more than 2 million views, making it one of the top four trending videos on YouTube on Thursday morning. The Tomorrowland video serves to promote the upcoming TomorrowWorld concert Sept.
September 9, 2013 |
What follows are a few highlights from the history of one of the most famous streets in the world. 1906: Burton E. Grant and other investors buy land on the former Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. The land will become Beverly Hills, and the city's main street is named ... Rodeo Drive. It eventually develops into and remains a fairly quiet suburban street with beauty shops, hardware stores, gas stations and bookstores for several decades. 1949: Former Warner Bros. publicist Richard Carroll decides there's no good place for a man to buy a suit in West Los Angeles.
August 28, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Trending on Twitter (and at Twitter): TV. With so many conversations on the popular social network revolving around the latest developments on “Breaking Bad” or “The Newsroom,” Twitter has been working behind the scenes to turn television into a major part of its business. On Wednesday Twitter snapped up Trendrr, a start-up that tracks and analyzes conversations about TV shows on Twitter and other social media sites such as Facebook to help networks engage with viewers and get them to tune in. Trendrr founder Mark Ghuneim, a former Sony Music executive, made the announcement in a blog post . PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far “Over the last five years we have led the way in working with real-time data and television, unlocking the power and value of engagement around TV,” Ghuneim wrote.
August 23, 2013 |
Where Lady Gaga goes, the style army follows. And the army green vinyl overcoat from the Calvin Klein fall 2013 collection by Francisco Costa that Gaga was photographed wearing Thursday in New York City got me thinking about the fall season's military trend, which is starting to come on strong at retail. On the affordable end of the spectrum, Gap has camo-print skinny jeans ($48.96), a camo-print canvas tote ($44.95) that comes in pink, and a camo print scarf ($22.95)
August 21, 2013 |
With the global marketing blitzes for films these days, it's not uncommon to see celebrities walking dozens of red carpets in dozens of high-profile looks in so many days. While it's fun for style watchers, today's never-ending red carpet means a fashion trend can go from a "do" to a "don't" in a heartbeat. Exhibit A: The crop top. It looked edgy back in September 2011 when Gwyneth Paltrow wore a jet black beaded top and skirt by Emilio Pucci to the Emmy Awards, and was chic in a different, more sleek way in November 2012, when Kristen Stewart wore a cropped white Balenciaga bustier top and black trousers to the "On the Road" premiere.
August 19, 2013 |
Step aside, Beyoncé: When Shailene Woodley decided to chop off her locks, she started a trend. Woodley, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" actress who played George Clooney's daughter in the Oscar-winning film "The Descendants," has always appeared on-screen with a long, flowing mane of hair. But for her upcoming role, she's chopped it off. She'll be playing Hazel Lancaster in the adaptation of John Green's bestselling young adult novel "The Fault in Our Stars," a romance between two teenagers who meet in a cancer kids support group.
HOME & GARDEN
August 16, 2013 |
I'm watching an unfamiliar man pace my room, sweat dripping from his scarred neck. He tells me I'm in danger. I'd been in a minor car accident, and he believes I may have suffered permanent injury. "You need an MRI," he urges. "But I feel fine and my X-rays were normal," I insist. "Injuries don't show up right away. You could have traumatic brain injury. You can't just assume everything is OK. " His agitation grows. I know this man, but I've never seen him like this. His years serving as an Air Force captain in Afghanistan are bearing down on him - and on us. I don't know if I can stay with someone this afraid.
HOME & GARDEN
August 10, 2013 |
If you search the hashtag #LAProblems on Twitter, you will find a litany of complaints: traffic, celebrities, gym woes. But for the design-conscious renter in L.A., landing high on that list is the air conditioner - that bulky beast hanging out of our window or gobbling up wall space in our living room. Air conditioners are a necessary evil in apartment life. We hate how they look, but we are completely at their mercy on a day with hot Santa Ana winds. Real-life problems can make for the most inventive solutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2013 |
For the first time in a decade, California standardized test scores in English and math slipped this year, flummoxing educators who blame budget cuts and new national learning standards that have required curriculum changes. Despite the statewide slip in scores, released Thursday, Los Angeles Unified School District largely held its own: Students posted the highest gain in math among 10 large urban school districts and a smaller drop in English than statewide peers. Scores rose particularly in two grades - sixth and ninth - that have adopted new academic learning standards, even as some educators pointed to them for the statewide decline.
August 7, 2013 |
Facebook is shaking things up on its News Feed in an effort to get users to stay on its site longer and interact with others more. The company is reportedly testing a new Trending Topics feature that will show users posts by their friends and others on subjects that are popular at the moment. Starting Wednesday, a small number of users of Facebook's mobile website will see a "Trending" icon that shows a currently popular topic near the top of their News Feed. They can tap on that to see what their friends are saying about the buzz-worthy topic as well as what others on Facebook are saying, according to All Things D . The "Trending Topics" feature closely resembles "Trends" on Twitter.