High-waisted pants will take you places!
There are two things that drive me nuts these days: low-rise pants and button flies.
So on the quest for high-waisted jeans, I bought a pair of Levi’s 517′s. They are the ones the cowboys wear (I had them altered to take out the boot cut). These have the longest zipper I have ever seen! When I put them on, I felt like I was in a slow motion film. I started zipping and it just kept going till, hello navel! It stopped.
I haven’t felt so comfortable in pants since trying on my first custom-made tuxedo pants by Italian tailors Duca Sartoria five years
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High-waisted pants will take you places!
At the end of John Huston’s 1948 classic Treasure of Sierra Madre, armed bandits tell Humphrey Bogart they are federal agents.
Bogie demands to see their badges.
“Badges?” says their leader. “We ain’t got no
Supporters of Made in the USA jobs should organize a massive Labor Day march on Washington as the 2012 campaign begins in earnest. Let’s take back America from the futility of punishing joblessness. Let’s begin with a million men coming to Washington, alongside a million women, waving millions of American flags, supporting Made in the USA jobs on the day that honors labor.
An American jobs march could be the largest such event in American political history because it would speak for a gigantic swath of America that hungers and yearns for American jobs, and does not believe its voice is heard in Washington.
A Labor Day Made in the USA jobs march would dramatize the breadth, intensity and power of support for American jobs and send a thundering message to Washington.
A Labor Day march for jobs would bring together blue-collar workers and small businesses throughout the nation. It would unite police, firefighters, teachers, family farmers, veterans supporting jobs for troops returning from combat, leading groups from the black and Hispanic communities, voices for young people and women, organized labor, homebuilders and homeowners, major consumer groups and venture capitalists who finance job-creating businesses.
As July 4 approaches, the House and Senate will
I haven’t spoken to my father in two and a half years, but I speak to my dad nearly every day. My mother and father were still teenagers when they divorced before my second birthday. My father remarried and started a new family. My mom married again as well and by the time I was seven, there were two men in my life: my father and my
Next month, two major foreign policy decisions will be decidedly clearer.
On Afghanistan, the Pentagon’s July withdrawal plans will either be “sizeable and significant”, as the Democratic National Committee resolution, which I helped push as vice-chair, called for earlier this year, or it will be minimal and meaningless. On Libya, the 60-day limit stipulated by the War Powers Resolution will have long expired and we will either be drawing down our presence – as a growing majority of my House colleagues are demanding – or ramping up a regime change effort that started as a mere responsibility to protect. On this, my hope is that we pursue the former.
First, on Afghanistan, the opportunity for “sizeable and significant” is ours to
When my mother died two years ago after a long illness, I was grateful to be home — at my childhood home in Dallas, I should say; not my grown-up home in Los Angeles. I was grateful for having spent those last few weeks with her, of course, but also for not having to think about what to wear on that painful day. I had already been forced to make the dress decision six weeks earlier while preparing for the trip, even though at that time she was still very much alive. This transformed the usually auspicious task of packing a suitcase into something morbid and
Happy Thursday everyone, here’s my Top 5 for June 16, 2011 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com.
1. Quick Hits
Boston wins its first Stanley Cup since 1972, beating the Canucks 4-0 in game 7 in Vancouver.
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs MVP.
The U.S. Open golf tournament is underway at Congressional outside Washington D.C.
It’s parade day in Dallas for the champion Mavericks. What, no parade in Cleveland?
On February 8, 2010, 11 students peacefully protested the speech of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine. The students stood up and made individual statements of dissent. After each student finished, he or she quietly left the auditorium; they were immediately arrested and cited. The students did not resist arrest, did not commit any property damage or engage in
Some of Hong Kong’s greatest culinary talent will be on display this weekend at the 29th Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. The Hong Kong Tourism Bureau has brought the considerable talents of two restaurants that have achieved the rarified prestige of two Michelin stars.
Executive Chef Siu Hin Chi from T’ang Court at the Langham, Hong Kong, Executive Sous Chef Wong Chi Fai and Fryer No.3, and Raymond Wong of Ming Court at Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong are displaying their skills in the Grand Pavilion next to the most famed chefs in America. This is their culinary debut in the United States, cooking their signature dishes to an estimated crowd of over 5,000 people.
About Ming Court at Langham Place, Mongkok Hong Kong (source)
Illustrating Cantonese culinary mastery at its finest, Ming Court was awarded two stars by the world’s most prestigious restaurant
A few weeks ago I set out to engage people in a conversation about their fathers. Through the experience the depth of emotions provoked in talking about “dad” struck me, and the powerful sentiments stirred by distant memories seemed to surprise even those who were sharing their stories. The discussions were often deeply personal and I am grateful to all of those who shared glimpses of their fathers. I hope you enjoy the collection of stories and that you share your own Father’s day story in the comments
Remember when a day at the beach or your annual summer vacation meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don’t, either. While I’m all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn’t mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind. And, yes, it’s easy just to hit your friendly neighborhood superstore for your camera, camcorder, home theater needs — or even your nanny cam. But the city has any number of great independent retailers that can offer amazing selection and service, and some of the highest-quality luxury brands that the major chains in town might not
Arsenic — that well-known poison made notorious by historic murder cases — was first added to poultry feed in 1944 and pretty much since that time there have been warnings of its potential to cause various cancers and contribute to other health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. Until now the FDA has maintained incorrectly that there was no basis for the warning as all the arsenic would be excreted by the chicken before you and I ever ate the meat.
Now, in a report that anyone with even a simple understanding of biology will react to by saying “…and it took you how long?” the FDA has admitted that arsenic does indeed remain in the body of birds fed this dangerous element. This discovery that arsenic persists in the livers of meat chickens has caused Alpharma, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., to voluntarily remove its arsenic containing feed additive Roxarsone from the market. As any high school student knows, the liver of birds and animals is effectively a filter working to remove unwanted contaminants from the
“To be a person is to have a story to tell.”
So said Isak Dinesen, pen name for the Danish writer Baroness Karen von Blixen. Dinesen gave us the deeply honest story of her life in Kenya during the last decades of the British Empire. You may remember Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Dinesen in Out of Africa.
As someone who has spent a career teaching people how to write memoir, I’m convinced that like Dinesen we each feel compelled to share our stories. It’s how we connect, how we
Yes! Big Girls need love too. But most importantly, we need clothes!
As a plus size comedian, often times I am discouraged because it is so hard to find fashionable clothes in my size to wear on stage. Many designers think that all they have to do is cut the dress larger, make it in animal print, stick a few pieces of sequins on the shoulders and there you have it — hot fat girl fashion! NOT!
There is nothing more frustrating than going to an event, and every plus size woman in the room is wearing the exact same animal print dress. Years ago, there were only 3 or 4 stores that made clothes for plus
It may be sexist of me, but I found many of the jokes in this film too coarse. Yes, I would have and have already accepted the coarse bathroom humor from guys in frat house movies, but having a woman defecate in a sink was too much for me.
The star of the film is Kristen Wiig, who plays Annie, who hopes to be the maid of honor at the wedding of her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph). Kristen Wiig is a superb actor. Roger Ebert compares her with Lucille Ball in her comedic
US lawmaker Anthony Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat in Congress after an internet sex scandal, US media have reported.
Mr Weiner cited pressure from his Democratic colleagues as the reason for his decision, the New York Times said.
He has been under pressure after lying about a series of online chats with women in which he sent lewd photos.
The move comes days after US President Barack Obama said he would quit if he were in Mr Weiner's position.
Mr Weiner had been regarded as a rising star in the Democratic Party and a possible prospect for the mayorship of New York
In this era of increasingly complex problems and shrinking resources, can we find meaningful and enduring solutions to the challenges we face today as individuals, communities and nations?
An emerging movement of people around the world are doing just that by walking out of limiting beliefs and assumptions and walking on to create healthy and resilient communities. These Walk Outs who Walk On use their ingenuity and caring to figure out how to work with what they have to create what they need.
We learned the phrase “Walks Outs who Walk On” from our friends in India. They had created a network of young people who chose to leave school. They didn’t consider themselves “dropouts,” a negative label assigned to them by the school
Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, tweeted a message to Congressman Anthony Weiner saying, “Dear Congressman Weiner: There is no effective ‘treatment’ for sin. Only atonement, found only in Jesus Christ.”
I hear you, Rev. Mohler. But I seem to recall many sexual scandals involving evangelical ministers that would seem to undermine the premise that salvation through Jesus Christ grants immunity to sexual sin.
I have debated
There I was, standing outside in the middle of a concrete court in the hot sun. All alone, I started to walk across the grass to get the basketball that had gotten me in this predicament. Why hadn’t I chosen to go to the closer park? Sure, the rim was a little bent and the court was on a slant but it was a lot closer to my house. I had seen this same story repeat far too many times: Son asks Dad to help him with basketball, both proceed to park, dad frustrates son, son kicks ball and dad leaves son to walk all the way
Arizona could have a new Ethnic Studies scandal on its hands, though not with the students or teachers.
Nearly one year ago, extremist Tea Party state senator John Huppenthal ran for Arizona’s superintendent of education post with an inflammatory campaign to “stop la raza” and terminate Tucson’s acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies (MAS) Program.
At one of the most Orwellian press conferences in recent memory, Huppenthal kept his political campaign promise on Wednesday, June 15, at the Arizona Department of Education in Phoenix, declaring the Ethnic Studies/MAS Program to be out of compliance with the state’s controversial ban. Huppenthal introduced a long-awaited and costly audit as proof that the MAS Program promoted resentment towards a race, was designed primarily for a particular ethnic race, and advocated ethnic
This week’s Animal Oddity asks the question whether or not it’s possible for a half human, half chimpanzee to exist.
It sounds like the plot of a science fiction story. Indeed, H.G. Wells explored the idea of “Beast Folk” in his book The Island of Doctor
Dateline USA: “Judge Breaks Up Courtroom Attack”; “Judge Severely Injured by Knife Attack in Courtroom”; “Man Charged With Attacking Wife in Court Over Child Support”.
British Columbia’s sheriffs, responsible for protecting B.C.’s 44 courthouses and thousands of British Columbians who have business in court, including judges, lawyers, court staff and litigants, say the government is playing “roulette” with courtroom safety.
Cutbacks in sheriff services continues unabated with the layoff of 34 more sheriffs this month and a growing concern that U.S.-style courtroom violence may be an unintended consequence.
The impact of the reduction in sheriff services is already apparent in courtrooms around the Province as judges in Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria and Kamloops halted serious criminal trials because of safety concerns.
The long-awaited Vancouver Supreme Court murder trial of five men referred to as the “Greeks”, members of a gang from Vernon, who were charged with seven counts of murder, just began when the crisis hit. Their case proceeded, despite the absence of sheriffs at a control gate at the entrance of the courtroom, a checkpoint that is de rigueur in high-profile gang trials.
While the Greeks were arrested five years ago, their trial only began last month before it was shut down.
The delay of justice in this case is typical of a justice system that cannot cope with so-called “mega-trials,” another sign of our crippled system of criminal law.
Meanwhile, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced yesterday that a bill meant to improve and streamline mega-trials had gained the support of both the New Democrats and the Liberals and would be the first crime bill of Harper’s majority government to become law.
To those that say sheriffs and judges are pushing political buttons in their own self-interest, consider that during the trial of serial rapist/murder Robert (Willy) Pickton, believed to be responsible for the murders of 50 B.C.
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As I prepare to celebrate my first Father’s Day as a father, I’ve been reminiscing about my own father as he was when I was growing up, before my parents divorced when I was six. The smell of his pipe tobacco (which he no longer smokes). The feel of his mustache (grown in the early ’70s and still proudly sported today). The bottles in his liquor cabinet.
No, it’s not like I drank any of
Though its plot is thin and familiar, there is something winning about Gavin Wiesen’s The Art of Getting By.
Not that it’s a good movie – rather, it just hit me right. Maybe it’s the likability of Freddie Highmore, who plays a slacker who is genuinely soulful without being a smart-ass. Or perhaps it’s Emma Roberts, as one of those teen queens who isn’t really that enamored of her exalted status.
Whatever the reason – this slight coming-of-age tale works better than it has any right to, thanks to the performances by the young actors and several of the supporting cast. Wiesen’s script may feel like a retread but the cast injects it with a different kind of life.
Highmore, who has sprouted into a gangly, likable teen (after playing kids in films such as Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), plays George, a senior at a Manhattan prep school who has little interest in