| 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...
| Oct 17, 2010
The other night, my cellphone rang at one a.m. My nephew Sensei said, "Auntie. You told me to call."
"Yup," I said. "And?"
Only two serious rules, my three daughters kept telling him: Don't eat chocolate or red...
| Nov 2, 2010
The Nissan Leaf isn't for everybody. I could say the same of any car I review, yet for some reason it seems necessary to remind consumers of this fact when detailing electric cars like the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.
Reactions to the nascent EV (electric...
| Nov 13, 2010
She's an unlikely traffic stopper: hefty, over 50, her complexion a grassy green and yellow. But, David Aikens says, people driving past his Inglewood store often stop to ogle this voluptuously contoured gas stove, manufactured at the beginning of the...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:59 AM
A couple of weeks ago, the state of Florida's top offensive lineman John Theus of Jacksonville Bolles shunned the Florida Gators for a commitment to Georgia.
New head coach Will Muschamp and staff, however, did not sulk. They just refocused. So what,...
| Feb 12, 2011
Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they?
Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:59 PM
An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
| Nov 18, 2010
Here's some high praise for the script of "Get Low": Star Robert Duvall compares it to the work of his dear, departed friend, the distinguished playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote.
"Individualizing, particularizing a place, a Southern theme, but yet...
| Nov 9, 2010
This summer, programmers at Go Country 105 radio in Los Angeles unveiled a new single called "Country Strong" and asked listeners to guess who was the twangy alto belting out lines about how she's "hard to break, like the ground I grew up on."
| Apr 29, 2011
Not so long ago it would have been a dream come true for sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to find themselves sitting in the balcony of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and looking down upon their country music heroes onstage...
| Jul 17, 2011
Don't get Dolly Parton started about end-of-the-world prognosticators. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was raised and remains devoutly religious, as she demonstrated so artfully in her biblically rooted classic song "Coat of Many Colors." But the...