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  • Belly up to the (tie) bar

    Belly up to the (tie) bar
    After nearly a generation on the endangered accessories list, the old-school tie bar — the narrow piece of decorative metal (also known as a tie clip) that slides horizontally across a necktie and holds it flat against a gentleman's dress shirt &#...
  • Experts look at new high-tech, at-home beauty devices

    Experts look at new high-tech, at-home beauty devices
    Imagine having the fountain of youth as close at hand as the bathroom. We're not there yet — but there's a burgeoning number of at-home, high-tech beauty gadgets that claim to smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and remove hair without the need to...
  • Slowing population: Would it curb climate change?

     
    Ever since belching smokestacks arose during the Industrial Revolution, greenhouse gases and human population have climbed in lockstep to higher and higher levels. And while scientists warn that humanity must dramatically slash future carbon-dioxide...
  • No Bad Sex in Fiction Award for Franzen

     
    The annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award was announced in London Monday, and American author Jonathan Franzen, who was in the running for passages in his novel "Freedom," did not make the cut. It just goes to show that the......
  • Weekly books roundup

     
    Tod Caviness here, working my way through the pumpkin pie leftovers after finally getting rid of the turkey … - The sisters have done it for themselves and so can you: Self-help/empowerment authors Daya Devi-Doolin and Margery Pabst will share...
  • Black Politics in L.A.

     
    Charles H. Matthews, African American member of the Police Commission, at a 1946 meeting. I was intrigued by the remark on L.A. Observed, quoting the Root, “According to historian Raphael J. Sonenshein, ‘No African-American, Latino or Jewish person...
  • Young Hollywood turns out for the Art of Elysium

     
    The Art of Elysium’s “Heaven” is one of the year’s most popular draws for young Hollywood’s A-list. And they do more than merely walk the red carpet for the cause -- which is to encourage working actors, artists and muscians......
  • L.A. skin-care guru Kate Somerville launches six new products

     
    Kate Somerville, the facialist-to-the-stars turned skin-care tycoon, hosted members of the press at her Melrose Place skin-care clinic Thursday to introduce six new products that she said further her mission of creating formulations "with a high...
  • Book award: Did Egan win, or did Franzen lose?

     
    The National Book Critics Circle honored Jennifer Egan's novel "A Visit From the Goon Squad" with its fiction prize, an accomplishment reported by Carolyn Kellogg, who attended the awards ceremony Thursday night in New York. Kellogg's article noted that...
  • Scrubbing away winter with the right exfoliator

     
    Coachella’s right around the corner, you’ve probably been doing some sandal shopping, perhaps perusing swimwear and planning your beach days -– summer or at least the feeling of summer is here. And one way to start getting into the warm....
  • Q&A: Before her Thursday book signing, Kate Somerville gives us her spring skin-care tips

     
    Skin-care tycoon Kate Somerville, who boasts more celebrity presence at her Melrose Place skin clinic than the Ivy's front patio, will be heading to Neiman Marcus Topanga on Thursday to sign copies of her new book, "Complexion Perfection!: Your Ultimate.....