May 17, 2013 |
The Dockers "men of style" video advertising campaign is an all-boys club no more. Credit for cracking the khaki ceiling goes to Los Angeles-based author -- and authority on all things tomboy -- Lizzie Garrett Mettler. The brand's just-released first-ever "women of style" video (see below) shows the author of "Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion" sitting on her couch, digging through her closet and walking her dog while wearing a black, button-front shirt and black-colored khakis and talking about her affinity for wearing the pants.
February 7, 2014 |
When John Berlin scrolled through Facebook this week, he, like almost everyone else, saw auto-generated highlight videos of friends' histories on the site. He kept seeing the name and photo of one person who didn't seem to have a highlight reel of his own: Berlin's son, who died two years ago at age 21. “I got to watch mine and my wife's and my kids', and Jesse's picture would pop up in them,” Berlin said by phone Friday from the family home in Arnold, Mo. “I found myself looking at his friends' videos next.” But Berlin wanted Facebook's take on Jesse's own memorable moments.
September 14, 2012 |
The end may be near, on YouTube anyway, for “Romney Girl,” a politically pointed video satire jabbing Massachusetts Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, now that creators have stated that Universal Music Group has ordered the video to pulled by 5 p.m. Friday on charges of copyright infringement. “Romney Girl” adapts the music from the 1997 dance-pop hit by Aqua into a satirical celebration of Romney's wealth and his reluctance to release more financial information, a tack that the video's creators argue represents “fair use” of the source material.
February 12, 2014 |
U2 has unveiled the video for its new single “Invisible,” a stylized concert performance directed by Mark Romanek that zeroes in on the sense of community that's long been a cornerstone of the band's appeal. Reviewing the Dangermouse-produced single recently, Times pop music critic Randall Roberts described it as “a prime U2 jam, a snagged-from-the-ether track so logical as to feel somehow fated to exist.” It's the first offering from the new album due later this year.
June 10, 2013 |
Scientists have released video of an 8-foot-long, shimmering oarfish taken about 200 feet below the ocean surface -- and it is breathtaking. Elusive and alien-looking, the oarfish has a thin, eel-like body with squiggly iridescent markings that glow blue in the video. It also has a long dorsal fin that stretches the length of nearly half its body, and large round eyes rimmed in silver. That bright white blob you see in the fish's spiny dorsal fins is a parasitic isopod -- sort of like an ocean version of the roly poly bug -- that has attached itself to the fish.
May 2, 2012 |
Small business owners, take your website one step further and add a video showing off what you do. Don't know how? A two-hour workshop on video for small business owners will be held at the Small Business Administration office in Glendale on May 8. The free workshop is one of a variety of educational programs for small businesses sponsored by the SBA's Small Business Development Centers. The workshop aims to help business owners use video to get noticed online and get more clicks.
August 20, 2012 |
Here is today's Consumer Confidential segment from KTLA. We discussed Apple becoming the most valuable public company ever, as well as charitable giving by lower-income people and a new recall from General Motors.
August 16, 2012 |
Here is today's KTLA Consumer Confidential segment. We covered Facebook's bad day on Wall Street (collect them all), YouTube's role as a music source for teens, and the latest auto recall -- nearly 1,700 Dodge Durango SUVs.
May 21, 2012 |
USC football players spoke to The Times last week about how they were by humbled by their recent trip to Haiti , where a group of 16 Trojans helped build four houses and moved supplies to people still recovering from the 2010 earthquake. On Monday, USC released a video about the trip featuring interviews with players while they were in Haiti and also shows them working with and interacting with children and local residents. "I think it sparked something in me that I'm going to continue to do the rest of my life," defensive lineman Devon Kennard says in the video.
February 24, 2013 |
The L.A. Times Travel Show continues Sunday at the L.A. Convention Center. Here's a taste of some of the sights and sounds from the 15th annual show. The doors open at 10 a.m. You can find more information at events.latimes.com/travelshow .