| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:16 PM
There's not much to say, really, about "Strangers Online" unless you take schadenfreude-inspired joy in cheaply made (and even more cheaply thought out) video dreck.
It's the story of a stud Internet radio DJ (Noel Palomaria) with Cinemax-worthy girl...
| Nov 21, 2010
It was a sweet day in Southern California — and a not a bad day to be a food judge.
Hundreds of people clutching "tasting tickets" lined up Saturday for Cupcake Camp L.A. at the Music Box Theater in Hollywood, a fundraiser that also served as a...
| Jun 2, 2011
Is L.A. finally turning into a beer-making town? The Los Angeles area already hosts some of America's best beer bars, with carefully curated lists of ever-changing taps and bottles, but almost all of those brews have been made somewhere else. We may be...
| Sep 2, 2010
On a warm summer night, the terrace at Saddle Peak Lodge seduces with its view through a pine tree to Saddle Peak and, beyond, the sky. We're wrapped in the quiet of the Santa Monica Mountains halfway between Calabasas and Malibu, with just enough light...
| Nov 4, 2010
Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut
In the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc is an incredibly versatile grape, producing dry whites and a whole range of semi-sweet to luscious sweet wines. Producers there also use it to make a sparkling wine. The...
| Apr 14, 2011
In the ongoing rancor surrounding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, misinformation has a starring role. There have been, of course, predictable gusts of hot air from pundits like Bill O'Reilly, who asserted last month that "nobody's life is...
| Jan 6, 2011
Tucked in the back room of a tiny powdered-sugar-dusted San Fernando Valley storefront, Armand Sahakian patiently tends to the sweet syrup bubbling in two giant copper caldrons. Six days a week, the owner of Nory Candy & Pastry delicately flavors each...
| Dec 19, 2010
The occasional car crawls down 11th Street, its driver and passengers looking for a parking space not too far from their destination, a nondescript residence that is becoming a popular tourist destination in a working-class Cleveland neighborhood....
| Apr 8, 2011
Ten years ago, Elizabeth Schneider, the doyenne of produce writers, called for "a cucumber revolution" in her definitive book, "Vegetables From Amaranth to Zucchini". Denouncing the standard American slicing varieties, she implored, "Refuse to buy pumped-...
| Sep 2, 2010
Where to buy
Here are some places where you can find wines from the northern Spain region of Rueda:
2009 Jose Pariente Rueda Verdejo: About $19 at the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com; and Wally's Wine & Spirits...
| Aug 19, 2010
2008 Parusso Langhe Nebbiolo
For all but the most avid collectors, Barolo prices are getting out of sight. That's when the DOC Langhe Nebbiolo rides to the rescue. Made from pure Nebbiolo, the same grape that makes Barolo and Barbaresco so alluring,...