HOME & GARDEN
July 12, 2013 |
It was an interim period in my life, the time after a rotten breakup. I was in dating mode to prove that someone, anyone, might find me attractive and desirable. I was in my early 40s and having the kind of desperate fun you have when you can't distinguish the pain of being dumped from the pleasure of a new adventure. Running was my solace, the remedy to hitting the wall in my relationships. I joined the Running Experience Club in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach as a way to soothe my ego, with the added benefit that there were a few cute guys to match my paces.
May 30, 2013 |
As Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal," Kerry Washington is the most powerful fixer in Washington, a town that needs a lot of fixing. Trouble is, she's also in love with the most powerful man in D.C.: President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant (Tony Goldwyn). She met the married Republican commander in chief when she helped him win the election but hit a rough patch when he found out she helped rig the election in his favor. That is far from the worst crime the show's characters have committed.
May 27, 2013 |
As you head home from the barbecue or the beach Monday evening, take a moment for a little planet gazing. Jupiter, Mercury and Venus form a close triangle in the night sky Monday, and they shine brightly enough that even light pollution from a city like Los Angeles won't get in the way of their visibility. To find the planetary trio, wait 45 minutes after the sun has set. You will need an unobstructed view of the Western night sky. Look for the planets low in the sky, just above where the sun has set. You can find a map of where the planets will be in the sky here . PHOTOS: Awesome images from space Jupiter and Venus will be shining brightly, respectively making up the left- and right-hand points of the base of this planetary triangle.
April 13, 2013 |
If you want your legs to look good from all angles, try this challenging lower-body sculptor. Called the triangle butt lift, it's a great way to tone your legs and abdominals at the same time, says fitness instructor Cassey Ho of the popular Blogilates YouTube channel and "Pop Pilates Total Body Workout" DVD. What it does This sweeping exercise tones your glutes as well as your inner and outer thighs while engaging your transverse abdominals...
March 10, 2013 |
MALUKU ISLANDS, Indonesia - Perched on the edge of a skiff, I felt a trickle of sweat inch down my cheek. A heavy scuba tank pulled at my back as I adjusted my mask, feeling claustrophobic in all this gear and anxious about making this dive. How did I get here? I had come a long way to be sitting on this gunwale under a brilliant sun somewhere in Indonesia's Banda Sea: flights from Los Angeles to Bali and Flores, then motoring on calm seas past volcanic islands and coral atolls, white beaches and palm trees.
February 14, 2013 |
The first words in Abbas Kiarostami's sinuous and beguiling new drama are "I'm not lying to you," and they're a lie. There'll be more equivocation and feints, more quietly disorienting shifts as the Tokyo-set story's events play out among an unlikely - and well-cast - triangle. A filmmaker long fascinated with matters of truth, fiction and identity, Kiarostami embarks on a typically indirect but never rambling path in "Like Someone in Love," crafting an elegant mystery that resonates beyond its final, jolting moment.