Last week, the Carpigiani Gelato Museum opened in Anzola dell'Emilia, Italy, just outside Bologna; the first in the world, it says, to "delve into the history, culture, and technology of artisan gelato." Inside, you'll learn about the history of the frozen treat, from an 11th century recipe for pom ... More >>
Everyone knows L.A. sits atop a vast reserve of petroleum sludge and stink (hence the Tar pits, the methane vents, the ever-bobbing drills along La Cienega Blvd. in Baldwin Hills, etc.), but would you ever suspect that's the reason for this sad, drooping, pastel colored tower on the Beverly Hills/Ce ... More >>
In Incognito, a 1997 romance that posed as a thriller, the Jason Patric who once ran off with Julia Roberts stars as an art forger. The forger naturally has to be "incognito" because he's a wanted man (he's forged a Rembrandt, which is never a good idea). He discovers he's been dating an "incognito" ... More >>
"A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity." --Japanese polka dot artist, Ya ... More >>
Courtesy Francois Ghebaly GalleryNate Loman's "Illegally Beautiful Julia Roberts" wall painting on the side of a former La Cienega muffler shop
More exhibitions are closing right now than opening, as fall museum headliners have all launched and galleries are installing November shows. The bes ... More >>
How does a musty old dictionary business stay relevant in the age of Spell Check, auto-correct and the all-important educated guess?
Zimbio"Austerity" in Greek? Why don't you go search it or somethingIn the case of Merriam-Webster this year, the answer was to track all online free-dictionary ... More >>
Again? Really guys?Remember that sassy lawyer chick from the '80s with white-collar cleavage and a good head on her shoulders, to boot?
Neither do we. But we do remember the Julia Roberts version -- and, if we recall correctly, after a heartening montage of interviews with little cancer chil ... More >>
If you're tired of rereading your sauce-spattered copy of Eat, Pray, Love -- or if you left it at the movie theatre, or on your flight back from Bali -- you might try picking up a new book with slightly larger, or at least less personal, horizons. Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise ... More >>
Beauty really is in the eye of beholder, especially when a magazine is doing the beholding. Julia Roberts and Beth Ditto may be like night and day in the looks department, but both graced "Beautiful Issue" covers recently.
Predictably, the toothy superstar was on People magazine (she's got a ... More >>
Winograd.Congressional candidate Marcy Winograd has formally asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a handful of mega-stars to stop flying via private jet in and out of Santa Monica Airport because of the pollution the planes cause for neighbors in the neighboring, L.A. city community of Mar Vi ... More >>
CNNAnderson Cooper.A Friday telethon to raise money for the victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti will be broadcast from Los Angeles, New York, London and Haiti, organizers announced Thursday. It will be everywhere: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Show ... 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 >>
1. Not being just any geek off the streets
How To Avoid Being A "Geek Off the Streets: Learn how to how be to handy with the steel and earn your keep.
Best Models to Emulate: Gay steel workers, Andrew Carnegie, Iron Man
2. Not Tweaking When You See a Car Full of Girls
How To Avoid Tweaking ... More >>