The conclusion of every year is a time to catalog both beginnings and endings, to look back over what exactly happened in the twelve months now drawing to a close. Which means that we're getting a lot of lists -- thank you, David Letterman -- as we calibrate and recalibrate, and remember, or try to, ... More >>
Everyone loves a list, particularly a ranked list. We do. David Letterman does. Water companies do. Thus S. Pellegrino has just announced their list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants. For the third consecutive year, Noma in Copenhagen comes in at the number one spot. (Congratulations to Rene Redzep ... More >>
T. NguyenEveryone has a Julia Child story. Nancy Silverton has one. Martha Rose Shulman has one. Mary Sue Milliken has one. We have one. We bet you do, too.
Today is Julia Child's birthday -- it would have been her 99th -- and it's hard not to appreciate this wonderful woman for all she did ... More >>
NomaEveryone loves a list, particularly a ranked list. We do. David Letterman does. Water companies do. Thus S. Pellegrino has just announced their list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants. For the second year in a row, Noma in Copenhagen comes in at the number one spot. (Two years ago it was ... More >>
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-- Martha Stewart hits David Letterman in the face with a cheese ball. ("You're a strong wonderful woman, and I'm an asshole.") [Eater]
-- Croatia's own Chocolat. [Reuters]
-- Shrimp Without Guilt: BC Spot Prawn Fishery Provides Sustainable Ind ... More >>
Listmania continues (David Letterman's cultural legacy, perhaps, along with Velcro suits) but this time The Daily Meal has come up with something more compelling than a list of Top 10 Cupcakes. Theirs? America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food.
It's a good list, as it would be: The Daily Meal is h ... More >>
Sports BunThe winner of the Pacquaio--Margarito has a lot to gain
Even before Antonio Margarito steps into the ring with world boxing star Manny Pacquaio in Dallas on Saturday, the welterweight fighter will be waging another fight: that is, to regain his respectability as a boxer.
Margarito ... More >>
NBCDead Conan is kicking live Jay Leno's butt.This is a true Halloween treat: The ghost of Conan O'Brien's late-night show is beating Jay Leno's Tonight Show numbers. Talk about being beaten by a dead horse.
The Wrap reports that O'Brien's short time in NBC's 11:30 p.m. slot in summer, 2009 ... More >>
As we continue to be amazed by the bizarre spectacle of thousands of college-age simpletons (who are all facing underemployment and debt) rallying around a multimillionaire Ivy Leaguer (and a known ginger, to boot) and helping him get the goldenest parachute in the entire history of failing upwards, ... More >>
The death of Michael Jackson topped a list of top-ten entertainment stories for 2009, and headlines emanating from Los Angeles dominated the list. The survey of news editors was conducted by Associated Press.
Its top stories: 1) The death of Michael Jackson; 2) the rise of singer Susan Boyle ... More >>
Deborah StollThe Heart of the MatterWhat started out at the beginning of this year as an intimate, reserved evening in a small part of a labyrinthine club with a jazz band as accompaniment and one or two of L.A.'s great cocktailians serving up specialty cocktails, has become a monthly party o ... More >>
One of the bigger ironies surrounding Jay Leno's primetime debut Monday is that NBC, he says, wanted him out as host of The Tonight Show even earlier than planned.
In today's New York Times, the comic says the network approached him in 2004 with a plan to replace him as the late-night show's host i ... More >>
From old downtown theatres to dives to dance clubs, LA continues to be a bonanza of burlesque. Big or small, demure or trashy, themed and prop-filled or bodaciously bare, seems like there's always a gaggle strutting -and stripping off- their stuff somewhere in town, and has been ever since The Velve ... More >>