| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
When Amira Cohen entered the Central Florida food scene in the 1970s she was simply helping a friend cater social gatherings. The friend left town and Cohen kept catering.
Eventually Amira and her husband, Jerry, were managing a thriving three-pronged...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Sophie Filippetti from Santa Rosa, Calif., was searching for a recipe for Italian king's cake. She said her mother-in-law used to make it often and even won first prize at their county fair some time ago. She has lost the recipe and wanted to be able to...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near.
For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:12 PM
To listen to the Austin-based Black Angels’ latest album, “Indigo Meadow,” is to be enveloped in a velvety fog the color of deep space and crackling with fuzzy static, transmissions from another place and time, the signal bending and...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Highland Park wants to work with area clergy to meet the needs of the community's most vulnerable residents.
Mayor Nancy Rotering recently met with seven religious leaders in what is believed to be the city's first meeting of its kind. Rotering...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Matthew Lopez's “The Whipping Man,” presented by the West Coast Jewish Theatre at the Pico Playhouse, is an unusual yet well-crafted drama written with the no-holds-barred emotionalism of vintageWillian Inge or Arthur Miller.
The play begins...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Initial jobless claims fell last week, a welcoming sign for the labor market after a few weeks where applications inched up.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 319,000 last week, a decrease of 26,000 from the week...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Incest continues to be inexplicably popular arthouse fodder, with Keren Yedaya's "That Lovely Girl" prolonging the trend. A hothouse story of a father-daughter's abusive (in all senses) relationship includes collateral issues such as codependency, self-...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:46 PM
A Pew Research study released last December found that one in five American Jews identifies as Jewish by culture alone.
These so-called "Jews of no religion" were found to be significantly less likely to have a strong sense of belonging to Judaism and...
| Mar 18, 2014
Those of you who refuse for whatever reason to consider seriously the observations of comedian Bill Maher are excused from reading this item and offering your withering assessments of him in the comment thread. Move right along. There's still time......
| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Even as public faith in government — especially in Congress and liberal social policy — has largely vanished, Ted Deutch isn't wavering. He wants to increase food stamp aid and raise taxes to shore up Social Security.
He's a staunch champion...