A restaurant is in many ways like a party: You need atmosphere, music, good food and choice of drink. At the recently opened Hinoki & the Bird in Century City, the party is in full swing: entrance jammed, bar, dining room and patios full, and the cocktails and wine are equally flowing.
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Few artists ask visitors to contribute to their work, but Los Angeles-based artist Fritz Haeg thrives off the idea. His complex project, entitled Domestic Integrities Part A03, beckons visitors to become a part of an artistic undertaking -- the continued production of a traveling rug.
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A couple of U.S. moms with extra time on their hands (and perhaps a little self-promoting to do) perused the ingredients list for that all-time favorite kids food, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and noticed that it contains the dyes Yellow 5 and Yellow 6, which give it its distinctive cheesy-orange hue. ... More >>
On a backpacking trip through Europe in my early 20's I ended up in the small Alpine ski village of Isola, France. After a long day on the slopes my friend Anne-Sophie took me to a rustic restaurant for dinner -- all dark wood and fireplace and goblets of wine. There I had my first taste of raclet ... More >>
Hans Reisetbauer is a burly Austrian distiller in the town of Axberg, where he lives surrounded by plum, cherry, pear and apple orchards. He's a good farmer, but this particular fruit is not destined for the market. He grows it to make eau de vie ("water of life"), the unoaked, fruit-derived brandie ... More >>
John Tejada's place does not look like the home of an internationally renowned techno producer. Tucked away on a quiet street in a Mayberry-like corner of Van Nuys, where lawn signs from the neighborhood council warn you to "Watch for Kids!", the cozy mid-century ranch house feels far removed from t ... More >>
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Remember back in early 2011, when birds plummeted from the sky, and fish died en masse? These dead critters are at the heart of System ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Andreas Mitisek is sitting in the Long Beach Opera's modest church-rental office near the southern terminus of the 710 freeway, days after wrapping the first performances of th ... More >>
Fukushima, on-edge.Update: Minor amounts of radiation are projected to reach SoCal by Friday, after the jump.
Could radiation from Japan's quake-stricken nuclear power plants reach Los Angeles?
It's a long shot. But a look at Pacific jet stream animation shows that what happens in Japan doe ... More >>
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Greek myth serves as ground zero for playwright B. Walker Sampson's
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