| Aug 4, 2010
| 10:52 PM
A book club with a Hollywood sheen, the monthly literary luncheon known as Round Table West, took root in 1977 at a ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel and grew into the largest such gathering in the nation.
Public relations executive Marylin Hudson was one...
| Aug 8, 2010
A greater treat than refreshments awaited the audience after the July 31 performance in the New Original Works (NOW) Festival at REDCAT, a.k.a. the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in Los Angeles. The evening's artists — having performed hip-hop,...
| Mar 3, 2011
Like most outsiders who get into the wine business, Mark Tarlov, the guiding force behind Evening Land Vineyards, had much to learn about the ins and outs of running a winery. So he surrounded himself with smart people, learned the lessons he needed to...
| Jan 6, 2011
For a long time, Los Angeles chefs had the city to themselves. Outsiders might have turned up for a guest chef turn or two, but never much more than that. But then a couple of years ago that all changed, and Los Angeles was suddenly as attractive as Las...
| Jan 9, 2011
I pulled aside the curtain and peered out the motel window. Palm trees swayed gently in the breeze. A cyclist pedaled along the oceanfront. Beyond him, the Pacific stretched out calm and blue as far as the eye could see.
Nice view, I thought, given...
| Dec 30, 2010
I could practically hear the gentleman reader spluttering as he typed out his e-mail to me, complaining that a restaurant I'd recommended wasn't up to his idea of fine dining. No captain, he lamented. Rock music pounding! And the sommelier looked too...
| Mar 9, 2011
Join your fellow basketball fans at LA Live to experience the all-new Pac-10 FanFest with highlights including a basketball sport court, beer garden, family-friendly activities like face painting and sign making, a live DJ, band and cheer performances,...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:36 PM
Three chefs remained after a winnowing season of Top Chef: Mike (the overachiever from season 6 who has been on a roll), Antonia (a season 4 finalist with two wins and a string of near misses this year) and Richard (another season 4 finalist who has...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:47 PM
Oh. So. Close.
Antonia Lofaso thought she had made it through to the finale of Top Chef's all-star season last week when Tiffany Derry was sent home. This, she thought, was going to make up for exiting at the last possible minute in season four.
| Sep 30, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Who are the most-trusted celebrities? Chefs, such as Emeril Lagasse and Paula Deen, according to a recent poll. But can you trust celebrity foods to deliver star-studded results? Consumer Reports’ testers got busy tasting foods by famous folks...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 5:06 AM
If you want to spend April in Paris but can't afford it, a short hop to Philadelphia may at least give you that French feeling.
After nearly three years of planning, the city kicks off the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts this...