Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa (above), editors of Slake: Los Angeles -- the beautiful quarterly slab of essays, poetry, photography, fiction and reportage -- were once, respectively, deputy editor and editor-in-chief of this very paper. Now they're celebrating Slake's fourth issue, "Dirt," at the L ... More >>
If you follow the blog of Anissa Helou - and you should; nobody this side of Paula Wolfert writes better about Middle Eastern food, offal, or Middle Eastern offal - you've read her missives on desert truffles, Gaziantep katmer, and the exotic-sounding salad of purslane, cherry tomatoes, meq ... More >>
Michelle HunevenBlame, the third novel of longtime Weekly contributor Michelle Huneven was announced as a finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle award in fiction. Squid Ink couldn't be happier. Sure, Huneven has been writing for the Weekly for what seems like half of forever, incl ... More >>
A.W. Hill's Stephan Raszer is the thinking man's private eye
A guide to the mind games you'll play on yourself
It's James Wood's World and We're Just Reading In It
Excerpts from Michelle Hunevens
News of the closing of another highly regarded French bistro, Mimosa, on Beverly Boulevard -- no more passing of the communal jars of olives and cornichons -- brings word that Laurent Quenioux will soon be returning with his own place, Bistro LQ, in the Mimosa space.
15 writers share their must-reads
With good friends to help out, you can create your own magical celebration
Mysterious, private and sensual . . . the backyard in Los Angeles
Cooking in the Age of Anxiety
How Do People Live in This World?
How the little things make a meal
Bomb the Love Republik
A conversation with Ruth Reichl
Sharon Spiegelman and her irrepressible destiny
Fourteen writers on their favorite book of the year
For the love of a wee Irish cottage
Sue Miller on books past, present and future
...The people who were interviewed said that they felt they had been stopped because they were minorities, pointing to the fact that the police had not issued them tickets. As a working police officer, I hear too much of this in the media...