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  • Debutantes on parade, a.k.a. the dad-daughter waltz night

    Debutantes on parade, a.k.a. the dad-daughter waltz night
    In our last installment, we were renting tuxedos and learning to waltz, fun stuff only if you're one of those country club stiffs who's dead from the neck up. Me, I'd rather be stapled to a ping-pong table and attacked by geese than attend a black-tie...
  • iPod shuffle: Are these earbuds for you?

    Apple has a history of making things without features that many people consider essential. The original iMac lacked a floppy-disk drive, and the MacBook Air did not have an Ethernet port. In both cases, Apple's rationale was that the older standard was...
  • Hit with decision overload

    Hit with decision overload
    Starbucks offers consumers up to 87,000 drink combinations. Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, offers up to 1,000 channels. Sirius offers 140 different satellite radio stations for your listening pleasure. Americans have come to expect a...
  • Raising the high-tech bar on workout wear

    Raising the high-tech bar on workout wear
    Back in the day, a runner hit the pavement wearing cotton shorts and a cotton T-shirt, and when things got hot, sweat turned those clothes into a big, wet, stinky mess. Today, fitness clothing is all about nanoparticles that suspend moisture, compression...
  • Verde Laguna: An eco-visionary visits Laguna

    The night his firm was honored with the General Services Administration's 2010 Presidential Award for its NASA Sustainability project, William McDonough gave a presentation to a small audience for the Townhall Foundation at Laguna Art Museum. McDonough...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Ben Rappaport

    A year ago, Ben Rappaport was carrying trays of miniburgers and miniquesadillas at Manhattan fashion industry parties. "I was walking up to models and they would give me death looks, like, 'You think I will eat that?' " he says. He had recently graduated...
  • The plus-size mystery in women's fashion

    The plus-size mystery in women's fashion
    By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
  • Toms has its alpargata, and now so does Bobs

    Toms has its alpargata, and now so does Bobs
    Have you heard about the Southern California shoe label that sells its own version of the traditional alpargata shoe and has pledged to donate footwear to a needy child for each pair it sells? If you need a hint, the monosyllabic name — which is...
  • Greer's OC: Happy hour all over the county

    Happy Hour Week in Orange County continues through Saturday. Restaurants, bars, pubs and breweries throughout Orange County are mixing and pouring their best drinks and offering tasty appetizers. Some restaurants are following themes, including a "haunted...
  • Letters: Tantalizing and tailor-made

    How fun to read about little Hollywood scandals in the first person ["The 'Sabrina' Mystery," Oct. 24]. I hope you'll have further excerpts from Mr. Dorleac's forthcoming book, or maybe a column about costume design. Deborah Neikirk Hollywood Hills...
  • Cotton's sudden boom raises specter of a bust

    Cotton's sudden boom raises specter of a bust
    King Cotton is back. More than a decade after the state's "white gold" crop started losing its luster, booming commodity prices have farmers cashing in on growing export demands — and have turned great swaths of Central California a snowy white...