October 14, 2009 |
Microsoft Corp. is going back in time to promote its new Windows 7 operating system. Taking its inspiration from Texaco Star Theater, a Milton Berle-hosted 1950s variety show that was television's first big hit, the computer giant is teaming with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane to sponsor a 30-minute show to air on the Fox network next month. The show will run without commercials, and promises to feature "unique Windows 7-branded programming that blends seamlessly with show content."
September 19, 2010 |
Financial disaster can be a potent muse; the Great Depression inspired notable paintings and sculpture, music and literature. For artist Emily Kennerk, inspiration came, in an unnerving way, one day last year when she walked past a nearby sand-colored, red-roofed, two-story home. Kennerk and her miniature pinscher, Gus, had strolled by the house almost daily. The dark-haired kids who lived there often jumped off their Big Wheels to pet Gus. Then one afternoon Kennerk noticed the home's unlit windows and vacant driveway and, finally, an orange flier on the garage: "Notice to Tenants of the Property: Foreclosure proceedings against this property have started â¦" And so Kennerk began piecing together photos, video and installations to create the exhibit "America's #1 Foreclosed City: Las Vegas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2012 |
For us L.A. old-timers, there's something odd about the first days of summer this year. The air is clear. Unnaturally clear. One day this week, standing in front of my home in Mount Washington just north of downtown, I could actually see the faint outline of Catalina Island 52 miles away. But soon, very soon, Catalina will disappear. So will Mt. Baldy. Even the nearby San Gabriels will be lost to me in that notorious khaki-colored haze that descends upon our city in July and August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2011 |
The grandfather clock in the vestibule of the Douglass Family Mortuary in Lynwood is silent. The key misplaced, the mainspring unwound, its hands lie motionless at 6:38. Martha Castañeda has long stopped listening for it. In the company of the dead, she is happy to lose track of time just as she has this Saturday morning standing beside Juan Antonio Reyes Villatoro, who lies in the ivory crepe of his silver-finished casket. She studies his face, the pursed lips and the trimmed goatee.
HOME & GARDEN
May 7, 2011 |
When Candice Cain and John Lee went to remodel the kitchen in their 1916 Echo Park house, they knew that bigger would not necessarily be better. They didn't need the space doubled or a massive island added. They just needed their galley kitchen to function better as a galley kitchen. Despite a bank of windows, the space felt cramped, dark and gloomy, with vinyl flooring, pine cabinets and fake wood paneling on the walls. Some cabinets had been recycled from the living room of the couple's Craftsman home.
September 13, 1985 |
Bombs today damaged two cars belonging to U.S. servicemen stationed in Greece and smashed the windows of a Citibank branch, police said.
October 10, 1987 |
A home-made bomb shattered windows and caused extensive damage but no injuries in an attack on an apartment building in the Swiss capital Friday morning, police said. The bomb, placed outside a 10-apartment building wrecked the entrance and shattering nearby windows, he added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1999
Re "The Right Microsoft Rx," editorial, June 25: Utopian optimism is alive and well! To believe that a brigade of Justice Department antitrust lawyers will get us better and cheaper software is beyond irrational. This Microsoft trial is one of the great farces of the century. Cheaper and better software will come only when the next small group of brilliant software inventors and entrepreneurs arrives on the scene. That we pay taxes to cover the cost of this obscene drama is depressing.