Malcolm Bedell, a food blogger from Rockland, Maine, was the big winner in the Today show's first Super Bowl chicken wing cookoff today, with his Apricot-Shellacked Ghost Chile Wings. Why, exactly, is this so unspeakably thrilling? Because he is my little brother!
I never would have imagined, when ... More >>
The front man of an L.A. band called Lights Over Paris was living the rock-star life.
Unfortunately, authorities allege, Robert Brandon Mawhinney was doing so by using fake documents to get more than $6 million in fraudulent loans that he "used to fund his band and his lavish lifestyle," according ... More >>
A week before the big election and the epic battle around here isn't Obama versus Romney or Sherman versus Berman. No, it's nasty versus safe sex.
Only in L.A. would one's pornographic preference become a ballot issue for the ages.
The latest shot in the war over measure B, which would mandate con ... More >>
Bazillion PointsEYEHATEGOD's "bloody" beans and rice.In May, we wrote about metal cooking shows, noting that playing metal required precision and well-seasoned chops, much like cooking. Today, we're examining the metal-kitchen pipeline further, sorting through a 2009 cookbook we just receive ... More >>
Will we ever see the day when a whole grain baking book completely omits the word "healthy" in one of its many thinly veiled forms (health-conscious, nutritious, guilt-free)? Ancient Grains for Modern Meals gets pretty close. Most of the health-touting is on the publisher's sales pitch side i ... More >>
The Others shall walk among usYeah, yeah, we know. There's really no better place in the world to study filmmaking than the glamorous studio sprawl of Los Angeles -- or, as that golden-oldies station puts it, the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Better still, all that studying has the po ... More >>
Tomorrow begins the the most widely watched sporting event in the world, the 2010 FIFA World Cup. And for the next month, from June to July 11th, even Laker mania will take a back seat to soccer. The World Cup, held for the first time in Africa, showcases 32 countries. And while you can of co ... More >>
A. ScattergoodCollins and Tomazos on the roof of Waterloo & City
Waterloo & City, the new gastropub from Brendan Collins and Carlos Tomazos, is set to open in three weeks, wrote Collins in a text message yesterday. The gastropub, which has been under construction for some months now, is in t ... More >>
Van Morrison's early November performances of his 1968 masterwork Astral Weeks were supposed to be ready on CD for Christmas, at least in theory, but nobody rushes an expert. It took a few months longer, but the result, Astral
Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl, will arrive Feb. 10. Morrison perform ... More >>
The second night of Van Morrison's revisit of his classic 1968 album Astral Weeks was a bit looser, a bit less immediate and, well, not as great as the first night. Don't get me wrong: the audience was more excitable on Saturday, standing to dance for "Brown Eyed Girl," shouting along the spelling o ... More >>
photo by Kevin Scanlon
Sell the rest of your portfolio. Forgo fancy dinners for the rest of November. Break your lame date and call your soul mate. Do what you have to do, I swear, to get a ticket to tonight's Van Morrison show at the Hollywood Bowl. If you at all have ever been moved by a Morriso ... More >>