June 9, 2015 |
Friendly and easygoing, 13-year-old Jade is a standout for both her great sense of humor and her compassion. She so loves animals she dreams of one day traveling to a jungle to see many many different species, and of eventually becoming a veterinarian. On the other hand, Jade also thinks about a career in entertainment. A seventh grader, Jade loves to learn and excels academically. Math and science are her favorite subjects. A bundle of energy, she also participates in the CrossFit conditioning program, and wants to be a cheerleader and play soccer.
March 15, 1995 |
Javier Crespo does not look like a basketball player who would prefer the uptempo game. At 6-8 and a muscular 230 pounds, Crespo, a senior forward at Cardinal O'Hara High, looks like someone who would settle for standing beneath the basket all game long and doling out physical punishment. Looks can be deceiving. "I like to play fast. I love it," Crespo said, flashing a huge grin. "That is how I play back home. That is what I am comfortable with. " Back home for Crespo is Madrid, Spain, where his parents own a restaurant and a disco.
October 3, 1995 |
The NC-17-rated "Showgirls" stumbled out of the starting gate its opening weekend, but Hollywood's steam quotient is still rising. Spike Lee says his upcoming "Girls 6" got an NC-17 but probably will be edited to an R. Greg Araki's "The Doom Generation," with a walk-on by Heidi Fleiss, will go the unrated route, a la "Kids. " Meanwhile the upcoming "Jade" has escaped with an R.
March 4, 2014 |
Jade is a delightful 11-year-old with gorgeous hazel eyes. When asked what she likes most about herself, she replies, "I'm pretty, I'm nice, and I'm good . . . well, most of the time. " She loves animals and hopes to have a career working with them, especially as a veterinarian. However, she's keeping her options open and considering other possibilities. "I want to be a singer, a police officer, or someone famous," she says. Her social worker describes her as beautiful and energetic, and indeed, Jade keeps busy with a variety of activities, including watching television, singing, dancing, listening to the radio, and riding her bike.
October 13, 1995 |
A Snob Hill millionaire is murdered in a sex crime, mutilated by a tribal ax in his famous art collection. It being San Francisco, the prime suspect is sexy psychoanalyst Trina Gavin (Linda Fiorentino). For it is typical shrink behavior to act out base and basic instincts, no? At least it is typical in psychological thrillers set in the city by the bay and written by Joe Eszterhas. Another link in the sausage chain perfunctorily ground out by America's preeminent butcher-screenwriter, Jade asks the question, is the doc a nympho or a nympho killer?
June 8, 1987 |
"Windrider," a romance-action film featuring Tom Burlinson and Nicole Kidman. Produced by Paul D. Barron. Directed by Vincent Monton. A United Artist Release. Running time: 92 minutes. At area theaters. 'Windrider" is described as a romantic action film about windsurfing. Unfortunately there aren't enough windsurfing scenes to justify paying to see the movie. "Windrider" is set in western Australia. The scenery was nice. The windsurfing was great. But the plot . . . well, I kept looking for it. Along with skateboarding and cycling, windsurfing is the up-and-coming sport for teen-age adventurers.
June 8, 1987 |
"Windrider," a romance action film featuring Tom Burlinson and Nicole Kidman. Produced by Paul D. Barron. Directed by Vincent Monton. A United Artist Release. Running time: 92 minutes. At area theaters. 'Windrider" is described as a romantic action film about windsurfing. Unfortunately there aren't enough windsurfing scenes to justify paying to see the movie. "Windrider" is set in Western Australia, near Perth. The scenery was nice. What windsurfing there was was great. But the plot . . . well, I kept looking for it. Along with skateboarding and cycling, windsurfing is the up-and-coming sport for teen-age adventurers.
December 18, 1997 |
Writing music for an original piece called Transformations, composer Greg Pliska hit a snag. Pliska and his fellow writers agreed on the words for the first stanza, but the second verse was just too long. One composer, Jamie Close, had an idea. "In the line, 'Bullfrogs, crayfish, newts, frogs, fish and flies / Slugs, snakes, turtles, tadpoles and everything under the skies,' take out frogs and turtles," he said excitedly. "Now move 'fish and flies' to the end of the first line, and it'll rhyme with skies.
November 17, 1989 |
What chef Kin Jing Mark can do with a ball of dough the size of a softball looks very much like magic. He rolls it out on a floured table until it forms a long rope, then tosses it in the air again and again. The result is not a pizza. Within two minutes, the rope has separated into more than 2,000 noodles, each with the fineness of a human hair. "Just by hand. No knife, nothing," said the Hong Kong native, one of only a few chefs in the U.S. to have mastered this singular skill.
December 22, 2012 |
Gordon S. Converse will pretty much have the week between Christmas and New Year's Day to itself with an online sale of Chinese and Asian art and collectibles that starts at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at www.liveauctioneers.com . The nearly 500 lots include vases and other porcelains, fish tanks, cricket cages, furniture, figurines, and traditional and contemporary paintings. Many of the lots are already attracting attention online. As of Tuesday morning, most of the focus was on a 9-by-9-inch brush pot made of rare huanghuali wood (akin to rosewood)