| Aug 31, 2008
THE SEASONS are shifting, and you know what that means -- time to put away the bathing suits and break out the cashmere. What to do when you want a new wardrobe, but your closet is packed fuller than your wallet? Kill two birds with one stone and sell...
| Oct 21, 2008
| 11:16 PM
What impressed Joel Argueta first about Harvard-Westlake School was his locker -- a wide, ample affair that holds his backpack and all of his books. There's also a student lounge with comfortable couches, where he does homework and meets with new friends....
| Nov 16, 2009
| 9:34 PM
On the high-contrast black-and-white cover photo of John Mayer's latest studio album, the singer, songwriter and guitarist's hands are pulling at the collar of a thick winter coat. It seems as though he's trying to brace against the onset of......
| Nov 9, 2008
American World War II monuments and memorials are tucked everywhere in eastern Belgium, recalling flash points in the Battle of the Bulge, the last major German assault on the Western Front in World War II.
By the time the offensive began, the Allies had...
| Jul 4, 2008
In her second solo show in Los Angeles, Kristen Morgin strips away the sentimentality that made her earlier works look nostalgic -- so obsessed with yesteryear that they seemed to have been made by someone with her heart set on turning the clock back. Her...
| Jul 20, 2008
Here are some shopping picks from teenage fashionistas
* Slow Clothing (Hollywood)
* Aardvark's Odd Ark (Venice, Pasadena, Canoga Park, Hollywood)
* Shabon (West Hollywood)
* Out of Vogue (Fullerton)
* Wasteland (Santa...
| Jul 20, 2008
Back-to-school shopping is always fraught with peril for fashion-conscious teens. As they prowl the stores, they know that a summer blunder can mean a long fall stuck with stuff they don't want to wear.
"That's pretty much their main worry -- how they...
| Jul 23, 2008
IN 19th CENTURY EUROPE, when modern science bumped aside the Christian God as the primary artistic foundation for meaning and moral value, artists lost a subject that had preoccupied them for hundreds of years. "Show me an angel and I'll paint one," the...
| Dec 12, 2007
| 11:49 AM
Caitlin Jones and her fiance, Evan Oxfeld, grew up in suburbs where getting anywhere worth going required a car. When the couple started looking for their first home together, they wanted something different: walkability.
"For me at least, that was the...
| Dec 17, 2007
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — It seemed like a good idea at the time.
This ailing textile town, seeking an economic boost, decided two years ago to build a $21-million theater and pay a country singer named Parton to fill it with customers.
| Dec 26, 2007
I don't pretend to understand all the minutiae of the writers strike, but I do know this much: Hollywood scribes want to be compensated fairly when their work is accessed on the Internet, which is increasingly becoming a venue to watch movies and TV...