Today is National New England Clam Chowder Day, which, if you're a Patriots fan, probably couldn't come at a better time. After all, a very good clam chowder can be remarkably comforting, as Ishmael discovered in Moby Dick:
... a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently che ... More >>
Anti-GMO fanatics, start your engines. The first genetically altered fish is about to hit your plates.
According to The New York Times, "government regulators moved a big step closer last Friday to allowing the first genetically engineered animal -- a fast-growing salmon -- to enter the nation's fo ... More >>
Monday, July 23
These U.K. goth-soul ghouls haven't played in the United States since 2010, when The xx wrapped up support of their self-titled semi-hit debut and subsequently went into studio-hibernation mode. This summer, they're back on the road ahead of the Sept. 11 release ... More >>
Ze Frank sometimes makes you feel a little stupid. But it's not on purpose -- he's pretty brilliant. In case you've forgotten, Mr. Frank was the occasionally singing, speed-talking, non-blinking (he edited out his blinks) online genius from the The Show, an early exercise in interactive internet vid ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"This may be the only standard restaurant dish anywhere in the world whose origin points to a bored 6-year-old on a playground." Jonathan Gold's 60 Korean Dishes Every Angeleno Should Know.
"Nelson once worked in the lumber b ... More >>
If you had to choose a part of the city to do a beer crawl, Koreatown would have to be a top pick: There seems to be at least one beer joint at nearly every corner of every block in the neighborhood. Inside, you'll find long lists of flavored soju, soju cocktails, beer and sometimes spirits, usuall ... More >>
At the center of the city, there is a 100-foot-long ocean liner dry-docked in a parking lot. It would seem out of place in many if not most L.A. neighborhoods. Except here. Landlocked Koreatown is bobbing with nautical-themed restaurants, and you can't walk the length of a plank without stumbling in ... More >>
Ben Jones doesn't like nostalgia.
"I hate those wedding DJs who have mash-ups of two songs from your childhood and it's totally wrong," says Jones. "However, I do want to be like the Geto Boys, using a loop from some awesome Detroit soul record and then it transcends the sample."
Jones is a multi ... More >>
The Playwrights Horizons production of Melissa James Gibson's domestic comedy, This, opened on Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (presented by Center Theatre Group). In an excellent production, it's an absorbing soap opera with a metaphysical reach it can't quite grasp. See ex ... More >>