| Apr 22, 2008
The good news: this "Dancing with the Stars" results show had less taped filler segments. The bad news: it seemed to have more Samantha Harris interviews. Mute button, thou art my friend.
During the recap of last night, Shannon was in tears after being...
| Apr 24, 2008
MAGGIE Q wasn't supposed to play the brief but memorable role of Tina in Swiss director Marcel Langenegger's debut feature, "Deception."
The Hawaiian native auditioned for the starring role -- the femme fatale who leads lonely, innocent Ewan McGregor...
| May 3, 2008
By Darin Strauss
The daunting thing, of course, is the word itself. You hear "genius," you picture Wile E. Coyote, tinkering alone in the sierras, cobbling together the rocket-powered cycle on which he will catch only trouble.
| Jul 30, 2007
HER front brain is telling her he's trouble. Look at the facts, it says. He's never made a commitment, he drinks too much, he can't hold down a job.
But her middle brain won't listen. Man, it swoons, he looks great in those jeans, his black hair curls...
| May 21, 2008
Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson have not wasted their lives.
They fight a losing battle, an unyielding tide of misplaced apostrophes and poor spelling. But still, they fight. Why, you ask. Because, they say. Because, they must.
For the last three months,...
| May 22, 2008
Revisiting the mythical realm of Narnia provided opportunities to revise and improve character makeups for the artists at KNB EFX Group. Despite winning an Oscar for their work on "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," KNB co-founder Howard Berger and...
| Mar 2, 2008
The right bathroom lighting can switch an image in the mirror from beast to beauty, but it often ranks way below a luxury tub, modern fixtures and stylish tile on the priority list.
Remodeler Clay Lyon sees inadequate bathroom lighting all the time in...
| May 29, 2008
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The carrot has dangled before us all week, taunting and teasing us like an aquatic mirage in the desert.
We sat patiently as the state called witness after witness to say what the others had already said before. We struggled through testimony about...
| Jun 8, 2008
Everyone has a favorite David Sedaris piece. Mine, I don't mind saying, is the essay "Me Talk Pretty One Day," in the collection of the same name. Just like everyone else who claims to love Sedaris (we were unable to procure a single disgruntled reader...
| Jun 12, 2008
SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA was a prince in India around 500 BC who set out to discover meaning in the suffering he witnessed. Once he found enlightenment, he began to spread his philosophy. He became known as Buddha, a title, since given to others, that means...
| Jun 15, 2008
IN AN act that provoked worldwide outrage, the fundamentalist Taliban rulers of Afghanistan in March 2001 destroyed the monumental statues of Buddha that had been carved into the rock cliffs of Bamiyan 1,600 years ago. The shocking destruction was not...
| Jun 15, 2008
The holy grail of the author's own collector's quest is the 1961 1s 3d Parliamentary Conference stamp, which he recalls as being "the most beautiful small object I had ever seen" as a boy. On this stamp, the head of the queen, which should by rights...