October 25, 2013 |
Pop & Hiss premieres the title track from singer-songwriter Mindy Smith's new five-song holiday EP “Snowed In.” The Long Island-born, Nashville-based musician returns to the seasonal music she explored movingly in her 2007 album “My Holiday” because “a lot of people really gravitated to the holiday record, more than I anticipated. When I made it, of course, you hope that happens.” The song “Snowed In” approaches Christmas as a time to spend with a loved one, set to a wistful melody that Smith sings with sweetness and a trace of melancholy.
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September 2, 2013 |
A handcuffed woman was ejected from a moving Los Angeles Police Department patrol car, in a dramatic incident that left her seriously injured and raised questions about the involved officers' version of how the fall occurred. In the early morning hours on March 17, after a night out in Koreatown, 28-year-old Kim Nguyen and two friends were waiting in a restaurant parking lot for a sober friend to pick them up, Nguyen said in an interview with The Times. A pair of LAPD officers drove by in a marked patrol car, stopped, and approached Nguyen, she said.
April 2, 2012 |
Oprah Winfrey's cable network is in trouble, entertainment business reporter Joe Flint says in this video. Created 15 months ago in partnership with cable television giant Discovery Communications, the Oprah Winfrey Network was expected to get off to a good start by tapping the 6 million fans who were watching Winfrey's talk show in syndication. Instead, OWN is averaging just 259,000 viewers in prime time, according to Nielsen. Winfrey said on "CBS This Morning" that the channel has been much harder to get off the ground than she expected, reporter Meg James writes today on our sister blog, Company Town.
January 18, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- United Airlines passengers may have been puzzled last week to watch a pre-flight video touting the company's new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners even as doubts emerged about their safety. "This is the future of aviation," Jeff Smisek, United's chairman, president and chief executive, declares in the video, with a shiny new Dreamliner as his backdrop. "We're very proud to have a new aircraft joining the fleet," a flight attendant says in the video. Now that the Federal Aviation Administration and other airline regulators have grounded the aircraft because of concerns with the Dreamliners' lithium-ion batteries, United has stopped showing the video -- at least for now. "I confirm that we are not showing the videos onboard at the moment," United spokeswoman Mary Ryan said in an e-mail.
May 30, 2013 |
A video making the rounds on the Internet shows a squid-topped dish. Soy sauce is poured on the squid and it begins flinging its tentacles. It even looks like it might be making a run for it at one point. It can be disturbing when your dinner moves around. Now Discovery Networks has an explainer (video above), telling why the squid -- which is indeed dead -- moves and whether the animal is feeling any pain. Both the video and the explainer are decidedly unappetizing, yet a little fascinating too. Some of those who had seen the video, as the site notes, were disgusted by the apparent cruelty.
December 25, 2012 |
Merry Christmas, everyone! Here's a little skateboarding present courtesy of Thrasher magazine. Among the treats on the 2012 compilation video: --Trevor Colden with a lengthy front wheelie. --Dakota Servold grinding down a rail on a couple of flights of concrete stairs. --Paul Rodriguez sporting some stylish black-and-gold Nike shoes. --Silas Baxter Neal going old school with some blue suede Adidas Campus shoes (OK, I dig shoes). --More kick flips than you can possibly count.
August 11, 2012 |
The most beloved dad on the Internet this week? That would be Sean Burgess, the professional breakdancer turned professional car tuner, who spent months fixing up his 5-year-old son's Lightning McQueen Power Wheels toy -- and made a video to document it. Evan got the drivable Power Wheels toy when he was 2, and by the time he turned 5 he had worn through the plastic wheels that come with the car. Luckily for him, his dad is co-owner of...
August 23, 2012 |
Here is today's Consumer Confidential segment from KTLA. We talked about the latest findings from the Pew Research Center showing a shrinking of the middle class. Also on the agenda: A big fine for marketers of a TV exercise device, and a recall of Red Vines licorice.
August 19, 2011 |
Sarah Palin is out with a slickly produced video that captures her impromptu visit to the Iowa State Fair last week in the most positive light possible. And the release is certain to fire up yet another round of will-she-or-won't-she speculation about a presidential bid. Unlike "The Undefeated," the hagiographical film released this summer that was produced outside Palin's circle, the new spot, dubbed "Iowa Passion" is a product of Palin's political action committee, making it perhaps the biggest tease yet about a possible run. ( Watch video below .)
October 25, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. For your viewing pleasure. The Dodgers are feeling rather thankful these days, which is sort of understandable for a team that led baseball in attendance and came within two victories of the National League pennant. Still, you have to at least acknowledge the effort. First the Dodgers took out full-age ads in The Times and other major local newspapers, and now they've put together a nearly 10-minute video to thank their fans.