| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:49 AM
A soundtrack of rock-music standards remains at the heart of this stage hit as director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray") brings it to the screen. Also somewhat standard is its main plot of a small-town girl ("Dancing With the Stars" veteran Julianne Hough) and...
| Jul 29, 2009
When life gives you lemons, don't just make lemonade. This versatile, zesty fruit can keep you both healthy and clean. Here are five alternative uses.
-- Astringent. Squeeze some lemon juice into a glass jar, and dab some onto your face every morning,...
| May 23, 2007
The swish, the swirl, the bare leg. Add to it the little sashay in your walk and you are a head-turner.
And no wonder: The day dress has made a grand return to the fashion scene. For those of you scratching your head, the day dress is a ladylike ensemble...
| Apr 11, 2009
There is an edge to hand-cut wood, a sharp line on curves that you can see with your eyes and feel with your fingers. Master craftsman Patrice Pinaquy calls it "crispness." You can witness it in Louis XIV furniture, its fleur-de-lis and sunbursts...
| Jul 31, 2007
It all started with a review of "No Reservations," the new romantic comedy starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart. In the review, L.A. Times film critic Carina Chocano asserts that Zeta-Jones is "entirely unconvincing as a chef, an American and a...
| Sep 22, 2009
| 2:23 PM
| Jun 14, 2010
Reporting from New York
The feel-good musical "Memphis" and the art world drama "Red" were among the biggest Tony Award winners on a night when both Hollywood and London cast long shadows over Broadway's 64th annual spring ritual.
"Red," a two-character...
| Aug 1, 2010
It seems like the brainchild of a marketing genius. Take two of Broadway's most celebrated living actresses, bringing with them more than 100 years of combined New York stage experience, and cast them as mother and daughter in a show that mines both their...
| Jun 14, 2010
Awards should be aspirational, validating excellence and originality even though each and every one of us knows that commercialism rules the day. But far be it from the ever-insecure Tonys — the geeky glee club representative of the major...
| Aug 1, 2007
Something fresh happens onscreen in "No Reservations," the newest in that newly burgeoning genre, American foodie cinema, and it's not the sea bass poached in a court bouillon with sautéed batonnet of carrots and zucchini (though that fish with vegetables...