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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHERE'S a throwaway gag near the end of "The Nanny Diaries" that hints at some of what's so perplexing and off-the-mark about this plodding and generic adaptation, which by rights should have been pure, eat-the-rich summer fun: Relaxing on the beach in...
Times Architecture CriticFrom the start, the Beaux-Arts house in San Marino that Myron Hunt designed for Henry and Arabella Huntington was marked by a level of ambition far beyond the merely residential. The couple always envisioned it as much as a place to show off their growing...
Last season on "Gossip Girl," teenage playboy Chuck Bass tried to force himself on 14-year-old Jenny, take advantage of bad-girl-gone-good Serena and succeeded in deflowering his best friend's girlfriend, the scheming socialite Blair. When audiences...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMen in rubber boots are swinging axes in the ice mist of the Tsukiji fish market. Frozen tuna skitters and slides across the warehouse floor, white slabs looking nothing like the delicate red flesh that will be sliced and rolled onto pretty plates in...
Tags: Aquaculture, Family, Finance, John Wayne, Petroleum Industry
It was an unusually honest ad for a live-in nanny, a 1,000-word tome beginning, "My kids are a pain." But it worked, attracting a brave soul who's never been a nanny before. "If you cannot multitask, or communicate without being passive aggressive, don't...
Times Staff WriterThe quaint enclave of Melrose Place has another luxury resident: Lambertson Truex, the New York accessories maker, opened its first boutique this week on the exclusive, sun-dappled street. The line's creative directors, Richard Lambertson and John Truex,...
Special to The TimesWinter in Manhattan. The Radio City Rockettes have packed in the Christmas spectacular. The ribbons and lights hung by the cash registers with care have been sold at 50% off. The Bronx may still be up, but the mercury is way down. There's a way to...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterConsider it the constant reader's equivalent of the Thomas Guide. Just as few could wade through those hundred pages of ice cream-colored maps and emerge functionally L.A. literate, no one will be able to read "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology"...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- Resplendent in a double-breasted white suit and white hat, the body of rap music star Notorious B.I.G. was driven through the streets of his old Brooklyn neighborhood Tuesday as police struggled to hold back frenzied fans trying to follow...
The Philadelphia InquirerNEW YORK In a moving ceremony that was also filled with laughter, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg's family and colleagues recalled the New Jersey Democrat on Wednesday as a feisty and determined man whose life story shaped his work and also described a...
PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY-PITTSBURGH MAYOR Peduto bests Wagner, Wheatley for mayor nomination PITTSBURGH (AP) — Longtime City Councilman William Peduto has won the Democratic nomination for mayor, defeating former state auditor general Jack Wagner...
The Hartford CourantNEW YORK CITY — Consider the macaron. No, not the coconutty confection that gets passed around at Passover, but the French type. They're like Oreos from God: crisp, delicately layered cookies, made with almond flour and egg whites, sandwiched with...
Tags: Breads, Paris (France), Pistachios, Passover
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