January 15, 2009
Makeup artist Danielle Holcomb analyzed the face of 12-year-old Serena Snaer on Thursday, trying to figure out how to make her uglier. Serena was being prepped for her role in a drama at Wilson Middle School, where she was to play “Flaky Snow,” the antithesis of Snow White. Holcomb had already added a witch-like prosthetic nose, reddish-brown face makeup and fake warts to Serena’s face, but was looking for a way to make the student look more startling, Holcomb said before spotting unused black and gray hair that she decided to use as a mustache, beard and hairy supplements to Serena’s fake warts.
January 16, 2008
I am by no means a jazz aficionado, but I do have an interest in the music?s colorful history and performers. Far too many jazz visionaries succumbed to the deadly addictive power of heroin. Now, with the re-release of the Bruce Weber?s 1989 film ?Let?s Get Lost,? we can take a look at one of those drug-hazed lives, that of the gifted trumpeter Chet Baker. ?Let?s Get Lost? is never less than captivating. It is an expert compendium of film, still photography and jazz shaped into documentary form.
May 19, 2010
The art of Francisco Goya is not something to love or hate. It is something to decipher. The Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale presents ?The Caprichos Etchings and Aquatints (1799),? 80 of the artist?s cutting edge copper plate prints, in a rational, eye-level format, to soften the impact of the emotive and chaotic imagery. The walls of the gallery are lined with etchings along with three centralized pillars containing significant works. This suite of prints is encrypted with moralistic, allegorical, satirical and political messaging that is delivered in a style that prefigures photojournalism.
February 17, 2007
S everal Christian leaders from groups such as the Florida Catholic Conference and the family-advocacy group the Eagle Forum are reportedly concerned about a Florida bill that would require 11- and 12-year-old girls to be vaccinated against sexually transmitted diseases. They argue that the bill promotes promiscuity. The bill's proponents, which include Democrat and Republican Florida lawmakers, say the bill could be a lifesaver because the vaccine — called Gardasil — blocks four types of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which causes genital warts and a large percentage of cervical cancer cases.