| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The new Fiat 500e – an electric version of the bubbly Italian hatchback – compares well with battery-powered peers such as the Nissan Leaf or Honda Fit EV, as we noted in a recent comparison test.
But most buyers will care more about how the...
| Jul 14, 2013
MONELLS, Spain — Almost every year since 1996, I have organized a week-long, early summer bicycle tour in a foreign country for a group of friends. So far we've biked in 10 countries from New Zealand to Italy, including three tours in France.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:53 PM
When Quinn Doan from the Hong Kong tourism board asked me if I could show a few chefs around the San Gabriel Valley last week, it may have taken me all of a second and a half to agree. I am forever going on about the diversity and high quality of local...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Walk into any farmers' market right now and you'll be dazzled by the colors of summer: deep red tomatoes; green, red, and yellow bell peppers; purple or violet eggplants; bright green and golden zucchini. It's all I can do to stop myself from grabbing...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
On a hot July afternoon, Martin Riese sits in a suit at one of the patio tables at Ray's and Stark with eight bottles of water and 16 glasses in front of him. He laughs as museum goers pause in front of his table to smirk or make a comment about the odd...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:36 PM
The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has yet to put a single tire into dealer showrooms, but already the tuner market is drooling over the possibilities the seventh-generation icon presents.
One such company is Hennessey Performance. This Texas-...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:49 PM
I was chatting on the phone with French Laundry chef Thomas Keller last week when I complained that it seemed like ages since we’d had a chance to just hang out and talk. “Hey, we’re going to be doing the L.A. Food and Wine Festival on...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:52 PM
If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:50 PM
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — If vineyards at harvest time call to you — grapes plump on the vines, leaves turning red and gold — consider a visit to Yountville, in the heart of California's famed Napa Valley.
Yountville is tiny: about 12...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A day after their "The Fifth Estate" opened the Toronto Film Festival, Participant Media is re-teaming with DreamWorks' on "The Hundred-Foot Journey," starring Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal.
"Journey" has been set for an Aug. 8 release in the U.S. via...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Hat Trick International, which distributes programs such as "Have I Got News for You" and "Outnumbered," has inked a distribution output deal with Blighty's Outline Productions.
Deal will see Hat Trick exclusively rep Outline's new programming...