Inspired by The Awl's fantastic -- and surprisingly somewhat difficult -- "Edith Wharton? Or Girls Review?" pop quiz last week, we created our own little take-home exam that may or may not shed some light into the state of food criticism today. Quotes from current food and restaurant reviewers are ... More >>
Courtesy Cirrus GalleryDoug Edge's Pure Air Hope Chest, made of cast resin in 1971
Like summer group shows, holiday group shows are hit-and-miss. But two good ones are up right now, one in Inglewood and one downtown, and both mix barely heard-of artists with those who have been around.
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In her November 22 Newsweek article "The Dinner Divide," Lisa Miller dissects the latest Barneys ad campaign, writing that "food is no longer trendy or fashionable," but instead simply "fashion." As evidence, she cites one ad for an $80,000 diamond pendant garnished with octopus tentacles. ... More >>