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 >>
Last week the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory offered a spot-on observation about something funky in the world of cereal. As the brainiac crew of scientists settled into breakfast, astrophysicist Raj (played by Kunal Nayyar) began to rattle off the names of cereal mascots like Tony the Tiger, Toucan ... More >>
Los Angeles based producer Dillon Francis is 25; after his track "Masta Blasta" found its way to Diplo's computer, and he was signed to Mad Decent. He's now working to help evolve Moombahton, a fusion of house and reggaeton invented by Dave Nada.
He's had massive support from Diplo (whom he calls h ... More >>
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Song: "Patty Cake"History: "Patty Cake" first popped up in 1698 on Thomas d'Urfey's mixtape The Campaigners. And dat shit had da' streetz on blaze, son!!!
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Flickr/Dalboz17Apple Jacks ranked as the 8th worst kids cerealAccording to a new study by the Environmental Working Group, some children's cereals contain more sugar than Twinkies and Chips Ahoy! cookies. The worst offender, Kellogg's Honey Smacks, is nearly a whopping 56% sugar by weight. Fo ... More >>
Courtesy of Charles PhoenixCharles Phoenix displays his fried cereal.Here are five alternatives to the numerous Oktoberfest-ivities happening this weekend.
Fried Cereal & PJ Party:
LA's perpetual retro kid Charles Phoenix will be prepping and serving up his latest recipe, Fried Cereal. A mix ... More >>
Nubi Yogurt: Pistachio and tart with miniature chocolate chips
Until we moved to Los Angeles, frozen yogurt made us think of youth and summer: cardboard cones, vanilla peaks dripping into puddles that dried stickier than Velcro, and swims to wash away the stickiness. Now, we think of tart ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Circle Mirror Transformation and Me, As a PenguinCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSPUZZLERPadraic Duffy's noir drama of East German Spies opens this weekend at Sacred Fools Theater Company. Photo by C.M. GonzalezFAIRY TALE THEATRE: 18 & OVERJ. Michael Feldman's ... More >>
Flickr/wEnDaLiciousKiwi and Captain Crunch topped Frozen Yogurt at PinkberryIn a symbolic close, the original West Hollywood Pinkberry store that kicked off the national froyo craze -- and came to be affectionately known as "Crackberry" -- stopped swirling last week. The location will be tran ... More >>