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  • Making spirits bright

    Making spirits bright
    Nothing makes the holidays happier than a good stiff drink. It's even better if it's one that's easy to concoct and uses what's in season. And now that we're just days from turning the corner to 2011, sharing a cocktail or three with friends and family...
  • Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers

    Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers
    Lena Horne, the silky-voiced singing legend who shattered Hollywood stereotypes of African Americans on screen in the 1940s as a symbol of glamour whose signature song was "Stormy Weather," died Sunday in New York City. She was 92 Horne died at New York-...
  • No boundaries for actress Kerry Washington

    No boundaries for actress Kerry Washington
    Two years ago, Kerry Washington found herself in the deep South with nothing to do. She had swung down to South Carolina to check out the presidential debates, only to learn her next film was in writers'-strike limbo. So the Bronx native decided to go...
  • 'The Biggest Loser's' Alison Sweeney talks about shedding the baby weight and staying in shape

    'The Biggest Loser's' Alison Sweeney talks about shedding the baby weight and staying in shape
    Each week on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," host Alison Sweeney puts contestants through grueling physical challenges, issues beguiling calorie-rich temptations and then weighs them on a scale to determine whether their punishing gym sessions are paying off....
  • A working mother's guide to writing a novel

    A working mother's guide to writing a novel
    A dozen years ago, my editor at the Los Angeles Times asked if I wanted to interview novelist Mary Gordon, who was in Los Angeles on a book tour. Enormously pregnant, I said yes, partly because I love Mary Gordon and partly because her hotel was two...
  • A 'Switch' on male-female roles

    A 'Switch' on male-female roles
    It looks like a chick flick and stars chick-flick staple Jennifer Aniston, but the little secret of "The Switch" is that it's actually about men. And not necessarily the Y- chromosome set at its finest. Men who can't be honest with themselves or the...
  • Book review: 'Unbearable Lightness' by Portia de Rossi

    Book review: 'Unbearable Lightness' by Portia de Rossi
    Some remarks, like radioactive elements, have a lingering half-life that allows them to poison one generation after another. One that still contaminates our body-obsessed popular culture is the Duchess of Windsor's notorious admonition that no woman can...
  • Meghan Daum: David Mamet's new herd

    Meghan Daum: David Mamet's new herd
    David Mamet, the acclaimed playwright known for characters that drop the F-bomb at every opportunity, has dropped the ultimate bomb on his fans and the creative community: He is no longer a "brain-dead liberal" but rather a "newly minted conservative."...
  • Freckles Get Their Day in the Sun

    Freckles Get Their Day in the Sun
    As the weather gets warmer, it's time to head out to play, and if you have freckles, they are eager to join the party. Many people do have freckles, and not just the fair-skinned, red-haired among us. People with freckles come in every color, age and...
  • Outdoor dining: Where to go

    Outdoor dining: Where to go
    Axe, 1009 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice; (310) 664-9787; www.axerestaurant.com. Bastide, 8475 Melrose Place, Los Angeles; (323) 651-5950; www.bastidela.com. Bouchon, 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 271-9910; www.bouchonbistro.com. Chateau...
  • Vanessa Bruno brings her unique looks to Los Angeles

    Vanessa Bruno brings her unique looks to Los Angeles
    Vanessa Bruno likes to say that she makes "easy clothes for difficult girls." But in the Parisian designer's world, "difficult" doesn't mean someone who must coordinate her outfit with an alcohol monitoring anklet but a woman with original taste who wants...
  • Urban folk singer Emily Lacy drawn to experiment

     
    L.A.-based Emily Lacy dips into the worlds of urban folk music and art to create a distinct sonic scene. What the larger public knows about L.A.-based singer and experimental composer Emily Lacy can be captured in a single scene: In......