Back in 2011, when it seemed like the entire Bay Area was seized with Chez Panisse 40th anniversary fever, Hong Kong-born, San Francisco-based filmmaker Wayne Wang (Chan Is Missing, Joy Luck Club, Smoke) asked Chez Panisse's founder, Alice Waters, if there was a role he could play. Waters suggested ... More >>
When the actor Jim Fletcher talks about F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, it is with the same mixture of familiar intimacy, sublime awe and wary respect that an experienced Himalayan mountain guide might use to describe the shimmering icefalls and man-eating crevasses of that range's most famo ... More >>
Kelly Packard "is well known for her acting work on Baywatch," the emcee in a tux told everyone within earshot Saturday afternoon as Packard approached the red carpet, just before the debut of a new musical playing for one day only, titled Loving Silent Tears. The musical's publicity materials said ... More >>
If you think space is the final frontier, you might be in for a disappointment.
While NASA's Curiosity rover is snapping shots of a crater and hoping to find earth-like life on the Red Planet, UCLA scientists have discovered it has a lot in common with Southern California.
It turns out Mars has te ... More >>
A. ScattergoodSang Yoon outside Lukshon
At the conclusion of the first part of our interview with Sang Yoon (Lukshon, Father's Office), the chef was considering the relative merits of using heat as a weapon and why you can ask for sriracha at Lukshon although to ask for ketchup at Father's Of ... More >>
A. ScattergoodNorman Fierros' Sea of Cortez ceviche
Norman Fierros, the new chef at the Pan Am Room at the Santa Monica Airport, has been having a good time with his menu, which he's been playing with since the restaurant reopened (new name, same airplanes) about two months ago. (Read our int ... More >>
Count 'Em or Lose 'Em After L.A. lost out on $184 million of federal funds because it undercounted its population during the 2000 census, the city will make extra efforts to survey immigrants in 2010. L.A. TimesGOP Reps Change Tunes Obama budget critics Buck McKeon and Kevin McCarthy, two conservati ... More >>
Between all the schmoozing and the boozing, the cruising and the perusing (someone stop me, please), it was near impossible to find the time to do any actual writing about fashion. Now that I've had a few days to process the peculiarly exhausting whirlwind that is LA Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios ... More >>