| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Sep 11, 2011
When my son was born three years ago, we received an olive green romper embroidered with a tiny red elephant, an outfit that came from a children's boutique specializing in a line of handmade, local and eco-friendly clothing and toys. No matter how many...
| Feb 14, 2012
Multiple-personality wardrobe disorder afflicts millions of Americans each year. Symptoms include blurred vision, habitual tardiness and loss of interest in normally pleasurable primping. Common side effects are closet overcrowding, spiraling credit...
| Oct 20, 2011
Monday nights at Vincenti, the Brentwood Italian's chef (and now partner) Nicola Mastronardi turns out some terrific pizzas in addition to the regular menu. I remember some of his pies with great fondness. But Mastronardi has branched out to open the...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Before you buy your next holiday gift, book a flight, or purchase tickets to a
holiday event, Tod Marks says check out Consumer Reports' "Naughty and Nice"
"Consumer Reports is out with a collection of company policies we like or loathe,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Ian Salzberg's Drink Like A Local program promotes Florida breweries throughout the state, hoping to get drinkers to solidify a Florida "beer identity."
His description of DLAL's efforts is summed up in the business's Facebook page: "If you go to Italy,...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Retail giants, shipping companies and federal agencies are racing the clock to make plans as an East Coast and Gulf dock strike this weekend appears imminent.
The International Longshoremen's Association, representing nearly 15,000 dockworkers from...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Federal mediators will attempt to restart stalled contract talks between the union representing 14,500 East and Gulf coast dockworkers and the group representing their employers in an effort to avert the first strike in 35 years.
A strike would clot...
| Oct 21, 2012
What does the rest of the world picture when it thinks of Los Angeles? Hollywood. Celebrities. Palm trees. Perfect weather.
Fashion capital? Not so much.
Yes, our celebrities are certainly well-dressed. Yes, the L.A. area is the mecca of youth culture,...
| Oct 21, 2012
Katie Kay Mead was sitting behind the counter in her Los Feliz boutique, GatherLA, in late summer when two European tourists came in, asking for directions to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The tourists gazed curiously at a taxidermied fawn displayed among...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The economic damage wrought by Sandy’s rampage through the East Coast now might encompass candy sales, costume purchases and holiday event planners as the storm shuts down Halloween celebrations along its path.
For the first time in 39 years, the...