| Jun 2, 2013
Sara Gran doesn't believe in studying writing. If you consider yourself a writer, just write. That's what Gran did for years on a notepad, often on the subway going to and from her job at the famous Strand bookstore in New York City before her first...
| May 4, 2009
Want a vinyl 45 rpm single to go with that pulled pork sandwich? How about a dram of Cheerwine while you're weighing a 180-gram investment opportunity?
Territory Barbecue & Records, scheduled to open May 15, plans to offer Southern-style barbecue next...
| Nov 8, 2009
Save the Deli
In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 320 pp., $24
The wandering of the Jews is frozen in the marble of the corned beef on rye. The fall of the Temple, the...
| Sep 19, 2008
"You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth" -- or so say the titles of Simmons and Burke's extravagant sound and image collages at Kim Light/LightBox. But would you want to, if this is what it looked like and sounded like, if this is how it made you feel?...
| Jan 21, 2009
As Danny Hoch ambles through Echo Park, a familiar sight catches his eye. Although he's far from his home in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, Hoch instantly recognizes the telltale signs of approaching urban Armageddon: pasty-faced guys in porkpie hats,...
| Sep 24, 2009
If watching Alaska women in leotards gyrating in front of snow-capped mountains doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, then you probably won't see the art in the Found Footage Festival, running tonight and Friday at Hollywood's M Bar.
But for Joe...
| Nov 3, 2009
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we'd never been here for a story before, but something drew us to North 6th Street and, ultimately, you can blame that on the boogie. At a second story brownstone inside the small 600 square foot "Figureworks" Gallery, Neverland is...
| Jul 16, 2008
Meet the new Willy Wonka: Timothy Childs is a former space shuttle technologist who's building a 29,000-square-foot chocolate factory on prime waterfront property in the Embarcadero. He stands in the factory's laboratory inspecting a sample of split-...
| Jun 5, 2008
AUSTRIAN-BORN painter and fashion designer Sigmar Berg arrived in Los Angeles with his family nearly two years ago, in the midst of a hiatus from his work as an abstract artist.
An accessory designer by day who, under the Beryll label, creates chic...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Most readers know to turn to their local libraries when looking for the newest book releases or recommendations for new authors. But with special programs and collection policies developed purposely to help readers and local authors find each other,...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 6:35 AM
A police pursuit of a stolen car in Brooklyn turned into a serious motor vehicle accident as the stolen car crashed into an SUV and sent three people, including a pregnant woman, to the hospital early Tuesday morning.
Police first observed the stolen...