In the US, it didn't hurt that, in the year of the Olympic woman, ours brought home the gold. In fact, the silver, too: in the final, women's beach volleyball-ers Kerry Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor battled two other Americans, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, who, in losing consecutive ... More >>
Over the last few years, hip-hop artists who grew up in the hood but wanted to go beyond clichéd gangsterisms have been on the riseKendrick Lamar, Curren$y, A$AP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T. Hailing from Los Angeles's Leimert Park neighborhood is Dom Kennedy, another subscriber to the school of thoug ... More >>
Barbuto's legendary wood-roasted chicken
Named after a beloved dog, whose image appears in line drawing on the shirts of the waiters, Barbuto was a project of chef Jonathan Waxman that occurred in a somewhat fallow period of his career. When it opened in 2004, it was decidedly off the beaten path, ... More >>
Enchiladas de mole blanco at Rosa Mexicano
The multi-credentialed Jonathan Waxman -- whose career extends from Chez Panisse (Berkeley, 1970s) to Michael's (Santa Monica, 1980s) to Jams (New York, 1980s) to Barbuto (New York, 2000s) -- is often credited with introducing California cuisine to New Yo ... More >>
There's been an influx of NYC female-fueled book publishing lately. From Village Voice critic Lauren Shockey's Four Kitchens to Restaurant Girl's (a/k/a Danyelle Freeman) Try This and the soon-to-hit-the-sales-floor book by Grub Street's Alyssa Shelasky, it seems like every skirt-wearing writer is g ... More >>
Season 1, Episode 1 features a fictitious place called, appropriately enough, Mama's Boy.
Freelance journalist and former Cosmo online columnist Lauren Otis has put together an extensive catalog for complex.com called "The Complete History of Restaurants Featured on Curb Your Enthusiam," an ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Well, Lindsay Lohan had her court date today, to which she actually showed up early in a Toyota minivan instead of an Escalade, and the highly anticipated answer to whether she'd be sent back to rehab or to prison is...back to rehab! Those of you who guessed correctly, please use the nearest ... More >>
The end is really, really nigh. Google has announced, simultaneously on their official blog and in a front page story set for Sunday's New York Times, that they "have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves." But not "have developed" as in, they're in a lab somewhere waiting f ... More >>
This historical observation just came in from regular reader Gregory Moore:
"It's happened to me more than once: While conversing with a straight person, Cary Grant's name will come up and the topic of whether or not he was gay arises.
There are more and more dining options for Muslims in France, including a new supermarket that stocks halal Chinese food and pizza.
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Chef Richard Sandoval believes there is such potential for Latin American food these days that he opened two restaurants next door to each ... More >>
Sei whale is no longer on the menu at the Hump.What a difference a federal misdemeanor charge makes: three days after the U.S. Attorney's Office charged the owners of the Santa Monica, Ca., sushi restaurant the Hump and its sister restaurant, Typhoon, with violating the Marine Mammal Protecti ... More >>
discoverlosangeles.comThe Hump is actually located on Santa Monica city property, at the Santa Monica Airport.
While Santa Monica's whale-slicing restaurant faces fines of $200,000 for itself, and $100,000 for its sushi chef over its admissions that it violated the Federal Marine Mammal Prot ... More >>
The owner of the Santa Monica restaurant that was the target of a sting operation conducted by the team from the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove has been arrested for serving whale meat.
Chris Santos of Stanton Social shops for alternatives to traditional wooden knife blocks, which c ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
Here we have Hilary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, part of Power Plays, a new exhibit of Kellesimone's work at a gallery in, uh, Santa Monica. The Margaret Thatcher and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paintings are way more intense. They're on view until January 2nd. Recommended for political junkies and/or s ... More >>
Though Farrah Fawcett, who has died in Santa Monica after a battle with cancer, is most widely remembered as a pin-up and jiggle girl during her Charlie's Angels heyday, it must be said that she worked hard to establish herself as a dramatic actress, even going onstage in New York (off-Broadway no l ... More >>