| Nov 21, 2012
Tara Kolla was born in Inglewood but grew up in Europe. She came back to Los Angeles, to a half-acre Silver Lake plot, where she decided to try her hand at "urban farming." Her neighbors objected, so now she mostly works other people's land, and works...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:42 PM
The soda wars (aka sugar sweetened beverage debates) are erupting in so many different directions, it's hard to know where to start in our update. So we'll give you little sips of them all.
First: Today the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity released a...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:50 AM
In anticipation of nationwide "Food Day" (Oct. 24) events, the Center For Science in the Public Interest has released the Terrible Ten food issues that the group believes plague American health.
Some of the biggest offenders, according to the Washington...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:19 AM
Overall impression: South Florida's own BurgerFi has most other burger spots beat by miles. Delray Beach is the second location after Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs are up next, with almost 60 franchises set to open across the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Brandon Gdovic will get a vacation day Thursday. Well, not really, because he’ll be driving in the K&N Pro Series East’s Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Raceway.
But race days feel almost like a vacation for Gdovic, a 21-year-old York...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:51 PM
As public health leaders step up their efforts to temper Americans' thirst for sugar-sweetened beverages, a new set of published studies has found that removing sugary drinks from kids' diets slows weight gain in heavy teens and reduces the odds that...
| Jul 31, 2011
Mike Moss is one of the few soda jerks who knows what a customer means when he hollers, "Shoot me a Waco!" Sure, it's a small city along Interstate 35, about halfway between Dallas and Austin, but for folks in the know, it's where the soda pop that Texans...
| Oct 30, 2011
Three years ago, Quentin Derrick was eating clams at a beach-side restaurant in Da Nang. As he gazed east at the South China Sea, he couldn't believe what was rolling in.
Derrick has lived in Vietnam for eight years and surfed a good part of the...
| Feb 13, 2012
A man in a white tank top, black drawstring shorts and flip flops drags a beat-up bike from the front room of an abandoned house on a wide boulevard lined with mansions.
For 30 pesos, less than $3, the rusted, one-speed "Cherry"-brand bike is mine for...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:43 AM
If you're looking for a personal encounter with thousands of your closest American friends, you could do worse than traveling to Mexican hot spots such as Cancun or Cozumel. But you would be cheating yourself of the chance to experience Mexico itself....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:46 AM
ATLANTA - Artists and writers draw inspiration from the time-frozen landscapes of the Mississippi Delta. Roots music fans frequent those lonesome highways to feel the spirits of bluesmen past.
I go for the food.
The Delta is a poor area with a rich...