HOME & GARDEN
March 13, 2010
I used to look at my closet and see clothes. These days, whenever I cast my eyes upon the stacks of shoes and hangers of shirts, sweaters and jackets, I see water. Specifically, I see the "virtual water" used to make it all. It takes 569 gallons to manufacture a T-shirt, from its start in the cotton fields to its appearance on store shelves. A pair of running shoes? 1,247 gallons. Until last fall, I'd been oblivious to my "water footprint," which is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce goods and services, according to the Water Footprint Network.
May 11, 2006 |
ETHAN SUPLEE has been keeping busy playing the slacker brother of Jason Lee's slacker lead character on the hit NBC sitcom "My Name Is Earl" -- and portraying an aspiring filmmaker in the new movie "Art School Confidential." After shooting five days a week, Suplee's weekends are devoted primarily to his wife, Brandy, and three children: 8- and 9-year-old stepdaughters, and a 10-month-old baby girl. "Thursday or Friday I get an e-mail from my wife with basically a weekend call sheet.
May 5, 2000 |
You could almost hear the sound of people connecting the dots Wednesday. The Sacramento Kings, against just about any odds you could garner at your neighborhood cigar bar, have pushed the Lakers to a fifth and deciding game in their first-round Western Conference playoff; and the first audible analytical breath--after the collective "aaahhh" from the local populace, of course--inevitably involved the Utah Jazz. And why?
December 1, 1996 |
Standing at the counter of the local bagel store, confronted by an impressive set of choices in filling out my baker's dozen, I was struck by a developing trend in food retailing. With more than 16 varieties in bins labeled everything from poppy dip'd to nutty banana, sun-dried tomato to chocolate chip, the world of bagels seemed to be reaching far beyond its original ethnic context into the once-separate realms of other kinds of comestibles.
February 18, 1993 |
FRESH! Cafe and Patisserie joins the ranks of pleasant alternatives to run-of-the-mill breakfasts and conventional lunches in downtown Laguna Beach, an area fast becoming the most interesting culinary destination in Orange County. Owner Sam Sahli likes to think of his fare as "gourmet food at fast-food prices," and you won't get much argument from his happy customers.
December 3, 2000
I'm afraid Paul Lieberman missed the real Planet Hollywood resurrection story ("Trying to Realign the Planet," Nov. 26). To wit: Promoting Planet Hollywood (again) is not about theme restaurants, or even celebrities. It is about separating investors--first wealthy but dumb syndicators, then public suckers--from their money. Only in Hollywood can this be done twice. JEFFREY J. DENNING Long Beach Paul Lieberman's feature on Planet Hollywood and its out-of-orbit financial woes puts the chain's dark moon clearly where it belongs: on the shoulders of Robert Earl.
May 25, 2006 |
IT'S been 25 years since the Go-Go's got going, and L.A.'s own sirens of sun-drenched summer hits, such as "Vacation" and "We Got the Beat," are marking the milestone with a world tour that will eventually bring them home for a Greek Theatre date July 14. For the last 14 years, however, home for lead singer Belinda Carlisle has been in the South of France, where she shares a chateau with husband Morgan Mason and their son, James Duke.
April 17, 2008 |
You think your current love interest is confused? What about your friends? "Are you dating anyone?" I asked a friend I hadn't seen in months over dinner. "Um, no. There's this guy, and we've hooked up a few times, but that's it." "Oh. But . . . you're not seeing anyone else?" I ask. She shakes her head no. "Then it would logically follow that you're dating him, right?" My analytical mind is going into overdrive. "No, I told you. We're just hooking up. Hanging out. That sort of thing."
March 15, 2007 |
WENDY'S has a vanilla Frosty; Jack's got a steak ciabatta; and Jack, Del Taco and Carl's Jr. are all serving fish and chips. What's up with that? The fast-food industry has flooded the market with new offerings recently. Some are welcome; others are destined for that big drive-through in the sky. One thing's certain: This column can't possibly review them all. Time to do some spring cleaning.