| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:27 AM
The Jewish Daily Forward has this story about the first female Jewish chaplin in the Air Force:
Capt. Sarah Schechter, the Jewish chaplain of the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, is the first ever female U.S. Air Force rabbi in 40 years of...
| May 15, 2013
| 9:57 AM
It is the Oscar celebration for the culinary world.
Known as the Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, an annual tribute to the culinary arts named for the late famous American chef was presented May 1 in Costa Mesa at the incomparable AnQi by...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Q: What's your favorite risotto flavor?
A: My vegetable of choice depends entirely on what's in season and at the height of its flavor. At the beginning of spring, that often means asparagus, known as a sign of spring since the time of Imperial Rome....
| May 10, 2013
When the 66th Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday, it'll do so with a big bash of a movie, not in competition, already up and running in the U.S.: Baz Luhrmann's “The Great Gatsby,” based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
| May 5, 2013
NEW YORK CITY — Storybook-themed outings, particularly for young kids, abound in New York. Fans of "Eloise at the Plaza'' by Kay Thompson can book the Plaza Hotel's Eloise Suite, featuring a sparkly padded pink headboard and Eloise's name in neon...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk.
As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:48 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - The unpublished lyrics of an anti-nuclear protest song written by Bob Dylan 50 years ago are to be sold in London next month after being found in a drawer in Sweden.
Auction house Christie's said the song - "Go Away You Bomb" - was...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:21 PM
I'm working too much at my art, seven hours a day with a break for lunch and a nap.
I'm working too little at my art, seven hours a day with a break for lunch and a nap.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:25 PM
NEW YORK — Your $400 date at Carbone doesn't begin with anything fancy. No caviar, no foie gras.
Instead, your waiter appears in a red Zac Posen tuxedo, looking and sounding like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny." He pierces a chunk of Parmesan...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:36 PM
While visiting New York, I found myself on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village looking for a bar. After surveying my surroundings, I determined that avoiding a touristy college bar was not an option, so I admitted defeat. But then something caught my...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:09 PM
New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, but there are ways to cut corners while having fun.
Play: The Upright Citizens Brigade offers improv, stand-up and open-mic shows nightly. Even with $5 tickets most nights, it gets some...