Graphic design isn't just about a poster with pretty colors. In today's world of visual media, it affects way we choose our clothes and what food we eat. The Hammer brings out everything from modern gadgets (lots of Mac products) to old-school methods (markers!) in its new exhibit "Graphic Design: ... More >>
Barbara Hansenthe dining room at American Farmhouse There couldn't be a happier place than American Farmhouse Tavern & Dining Hall in Manhattan Beach. Happy hour ($4 wines, beers, well drinks and appetizers) is whenever you want to go, lunch, late afternoon or from 9 p.m. until midnight. N ... More >>
Bob DickeyChardonnay Symposium's Grand Tasting Byron VineyardAmerica's favorite wine is getting the star treatment. This weekend, July 22-23, the second Chardonnay Symposium in the scenic Santa Maria Valley puts the spotlight on all aspects of the wine varietal: where it comes from (clones!), ... More >>
Stan Lee Wine enthusiasts or, more accurately, free wine enthusiasts flooded into the Hotel Erwin Tuesday night for WTFLA's first free wine event, kicking off a summer of free events. Though the lines to receive four one-ounce wine samplings were long, those who did imbibe warmed up pretty q ... More >>
Also, Michael Gira, The Pretenders, Foreign Born, and others
The League of Women Voters, Common Cause and AARP seek change in Sacramento
Sure we've seen gas for four-and-change in Cambria and other places up the coast. But this Chevron, with the spankin' new slightly-altered logo signage, was caught in Chinatown on Sunday. The Times noted that "the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular climbed 7.7 cents to $3.685 -- th ... More >>
Rogue Wave El Rey, October 11, 2007 When the red curtains parted, Zach Rogue stood on the drum riser pumping both fists in the air like a prize fighter, while Pat Spurgeon pounded out the beat (and the too long intro) to "Harmonium," the fist track off their new album, Asleep at Heaven's Gate. It's ... More >>
Smithson’s redemption, Flick’s contemplation
The saga of Steven Kurtz’s bacteria
What does the FBI want with Steven Kurtz?
Of coons, pickaninnies and the gold dust twins: Why do black curios stay chic?
Maybe W. can’t spell “pornography”