Recently, on a blind date arranged by the matchmaking service Tawkify, I blurted out the last thing any sane man in his twenties wants to hear, gesturing to the bald ball of joy in a high chair a yard away as we approached our table:
"I'm going to sit on this side, so I can stare at that baby!"
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We're going out on a fact check limb, but it's probably a pretty safe assumption that reader demographics for Cook's Country magazine are a bit different from those who pick up $625 copies of Modernist Cuisine. And yet two new cookbooks from America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball and Nathan My ... More >>
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*Pearl Jam Are the Most Boring Band in 20 Years
*Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time: The Complete List
Song: Pearl Jam's "Jeremy"
History: Pearl Jam was ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: Reports indicate Houston might have been found underwater in a tub. First posted at 6:02 p.m. Saturday.
Pop music icon Whitney Houston was found dead in a room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was to appear tonight at a Grammy pre-party with music industry execut ... More >>
Ivan FernandezHenk Rogers of the Tetris Company
"I have a feeling that colorblind people are going to have a tougher time playing Tetris," said Henk Rogers, managing director of the Tetris Company, in an interview, in the midst of explaining how colors play an important role in the game.
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AppleThe iPhone can't tell time, apparently.It can help you find a parking space, video chat with your mom, and find you the best restaurants nearby. But apparently the iPhone still can't tell time.
The device was a FAIL again this weekend after it didn't automatically register the "spring f ... More >>
B. HansenPad Thai salad at Esaan
If you're standing at the bus stop at 5th and Hope in downtown L.A. and you suddenly get the impression you're in Thailand, not waiting for the 720 to Santa Monica, you're not delusional.
Someone has just opened the door to Esaan, a Taste of Thai, allow ... More >>
One of the perks of writing about food is that you get your mitts on review copies of cookbooks (as well as food-focused cultural anthropology texts and so forth). More often than not, publishers are delighted to send along a book you plan on reading and reviewing. Sometimes, however, one p ... More >>
One vision for a downtown NFL stadium.Why are we not surprised? Turns out a memo to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proves that he was made aware of a downtown stadium proposal as early as March 2009. Journalist Ron Kaye, who unearthed the document, is calling it "Antonio's Dirty Little Secre ... More >>
One of Apple's arguments in its push to condemn the website Gizmodo and those journalists who helped to leak images and information about the new iPhone was that the unauthorized previews hurt sales of its existing phone model because, getting a taste of the edgy new gadget, people would wait ... More >>
Is there a zeitgeist of opposition to a potential move for the annual Comic-Con from San Diego to Anaheim? It appears that the ultimate nerds' nerd and foremost authority on such matters, Comic Book Guy, is none too happy about the prospect.
View the photo gallery here.
Ah, the new Facebook and what your "likes" say about you. As you've (hopefully) read by now, Facebook's new API turns the social networking site into a bargain-bin of users' tastes for publishers and marketers to sift through, store and sell. Facebook (and companies li ... More >>
A federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that would allow Comcast to limit customers' access to heavy-file downloading and other sites that take up a lot of data "pipe" could be a mixed blessing for Hollywood.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of the ... More >>
Alexia TsotsisThose of us who remember the '80s (um, not me) might recall Sony introducing the first CD player in 1982. We've all come a long way since then, and nowhere was this more evident than at E3 Expo this week. West Coast Sound's "three is a trend" alarm went off when we realized that the pl ... More >>