"These people don't have friends, Angel. They have interests, and don't you forget it," Tanya tells her co-conspirator Angel in the opening sequence of artist Laura Parnes' new film County Down. Angel, the precocious, rebel-genius played by Stephanie Vella, has just designed a pink hallucinogenic ca ... More >>
HBO is hosting its 10th annual Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on January 13-14 to ply the stars of its hit shows, plus all of the Golden Globes nominees who deign to show up, with gifts, services and booze. Basil Hayden's Bourbon, one of the event's sponsors, asked hot L.A. mixol ... More >>
Andrew Schwartz/HBOOn the set of Mildred Pierce
If you watched last Sunday's installment of HBO's 5-part mini-series Mildred Pierce and you are human, you will have been drawn into this heart-wrenching melodrama about an ambitious single mother with superior culinary skills and you will have ... More >>
Andrew Schwartz/HBOKate Winslet in Mildred Pierce
Just like James M. Cain's 1941 novel Mildred Pierce and the Oscar-winning 1945 feature film based on the book, HBO's Mildred Pierce, a five-part mini-series which starts on March 27th, (and which hews more closely to Cain's book than the post- ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"While waiting for Pho Minh to resurface (please, please, let it resurface), try Pho Filet, a couple of blocks away, which also has a delicious pho bac, highlighted by a slab of filet mignon that l ... More >>