| Jan 31, 2010
Rewilding the World
Dispatches From the Conservation Revolution
Metropolitan Books: 402 pp., $28.50
Coyote at the Kitchen Door
Living With Wildlife in Suburbia
Harvard University Press: 224 pp., $24.95
| Mar 28, 2009
"High School Music 3: Senior Year" graduated with honors Saturday at the Kids' Choice Awards.
The Disney musical was selected as the favorite movie by audience votes at the 22nd annual slime-filled Nickelodeon spectacle held inside UCLA's Pauley...
| Jun 24, 2008
OK, so cut Peter Gabriel some slack for taking too long to finish an album: "Big Blue Ball," a long-simmering world music project he launched back in 1991, is finally surfacing today.
In the intervening 17 years, he's released four other collections of...
| Sep 16, 2010
On the counter in Jill Donenfeld's Malibu kitchen, just across Pacific Coast Highway from David Geffen's sprawling compound: leafy cilantro; wild arugula; portobello, shiitake and cremini mushrooms; a deep purple eggplant; silken organic tofu; gourmet...
| Jul 15, 2008
| 6:13 PM
One bar at a time, American chocolate makers are producing excellent chocolate. Here are a few notable bars from small producers using great beans. At a time when the mass market is crowded with bars labeled "single origin" (which doesn't necessarily...
| Dec 3, 2008
Blame it on the nutmeg. Of course it's a holiday staple, a sprinkling grated over eggnog, half a teaspoon for mulled cider, a quarter teaspoon in a pumpkin pie. But when a recipe calls for grating one and a half whole nutmegs, well, that's a lot of...
| Nov 28, 2007
Amazing handmade bonbons from one of the best chocolatiers in California. Three artisan cheeses at peak deliciousness delivered every month to your favorite fromage fan. A whole prosciutto made in Iowa from Kurobuta pigs raised there. These gifts would...
| Dec 3, 2008
"One of the things music does is it makes characters sympathetic. And the last thing I was going to do was have you come away thinking, 'Oh, that poor Richard Nixon!' "
So "Frost/Nixon" composer Hans Zimmer does have a conscience, although such...
| Nov 7, 2008
"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" is more an encore than a sequel. Did you or your kids like the commando penguins, Alex the "jazz hands" lion, Sacha Baron Cohen's impersonation of Peter Sellers, the big-eyed mouse lemur, the cranky little old lady who...
| Nov 16, 2008
Stephen Kearin grew up wanting to be a vet, but he now works with animals in an entirely different capacity. For " Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," Kearin read lines opposite members of the all-star cast, which includes Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and David...
| Jan 9, 2009
| 11:04 AM
Nickelodeon has greenlit 26 additional episodes of the upcoming comedy "The Penguins of Madagascar," making a grand total of 52 episodes ordered for the new show that's co-produced with DreamWorks Animation SKG, it was announced at the Television...