| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Play the opening sequences of classic prime-time TV series, then vote: Part one, 1950–69....
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The show before the show, part two. Play classic prime-time TV opening sequences, then vote for number one....
| Sep 25, 2011
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 11:55 PM
It usually takes a lot to impress college football coaches. The best impressions easier to make if a player has lots of video footage.
Unfortunately for Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley wide receiver Xavier Pierre Youngblood-Ary, he almost has as many...
| Oct 12, 2007
| 2:43 PM
May 21, 2009
I LOVE ...
... the colorful spring flowers planted at City Hall and the Daley Center. It gives me a "lift."
-- Barbara Rieffel, Chicago
. . . Phil, the Navy Pier trolley driver, who befriends every passenger and is such a wonderful...
| Jul 4, 2007
Would you like anchovies? What about capers? How spicy do you like your steak tartare? The waiter at the Beverly Hills Hotel's Polo Lounge who asks for my guest's preferences is as solicitous as my grandmother's doctor asking after her health. The various...
| Jul 25, 2007
IT takes a blessedly brief two minutes to realize that the sommelier -- one of several -- at B&B Ristorante, Mario Batali's new restaurant in Las Vegas, knows his stuff. Our first order of business as we settle in at the restaurant in the Venetian...
| Feb 7, 2007
I can't believe it. At 8 o'clock on a Friday night, four of us are the sole guests at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, the new restaurant at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Twenty minutes later, two tables are filled. Total. Considering...
| Jan 10, 2007
The Baldi family of Ristorante Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, the neighborhood Italian for the A-list crowd, has a new offspring in Beverly Hills. That would be E. Baldi, headed up by Giorgio's son Edoardo and his wife, Darnell.
Instead of the ramshackle...
| Jan 15, 2008
From the 63 foreign language films considered, the following nine films will advance to the next round of voting.
Listed in alphabetical order by country:
Austria, "The Counterfeiters," Stefan Ruzowitzky, director
Brazil, "The Year My Parents Went on...
| Jan 22, 2008
"No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood," two stark dramas about obsessed men, are the top nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards.
The two films earned eight nominations apiece, including nods for best picture, best director (Paul Thomas...