When the air begins to turn crisp (or, in L.A.'s case, when it turns 60 degrees for two days, then goes back to 80), certain desires are set off in our brains. I, for one, all of a sudden have a burning desire to buy boots. Our emotions become football-addled. We begin to cook stews and soups again. ... More >>
We know they're iron-fortified, but ... Kellogg Co. is recalling 2.8 million packages of Mini-Wheats cereal due to possible contamination with pieces of metal mesh. Now that's a cereal that stays crunchy in milk.
The company expects the recall to cost it $30 million, the Wall Street Journal report ... More >>
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50 Cent / Eminem - Austin Music Hall
Never mind that Get Rich or Die Trying actually came out in 2003; the moist and dewy crowd at Austin Music Hall last night was plenty psyched for his performance of his debut album on its "10th anniversary." Ba ... More >>
Artist Marco Ugolini sees the supermarket as a great enabler. In its aisles, across its shining expanses of tiles, he sees humanity wiggling under the thumb of corporations and their master manipulator marketing stooges. That may be the point of his arresting Per Color portrai ... More >>
What's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free), it's where most of ... More >>
Late last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that some Girl Scout councils are tightening their sashes this cookie season -- by bailing on a few peripheral varieties and cutting back on excessive packaging. Cookies sales garner the Girl Scouts of America a staggering $714 mi ... More >>
Soon after liftoff, the capsule jettisons its heavy engines and surges for the heavens.Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles.
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When Stephen Colbert isn't busy campaigning to be President, having a treadmill named after him in outer space, or testifying on immigration reform on Capitol Hill, he takes a few moment to address our favorite topic: food. In a recurring segment called "Thought For Food," Col ... More >>
A. ScattergoodBibimbap at Chams
Bibimbap was 2003's favorite Dish of the Future, an amalgam of meat, various vegetables and egg tossed together with hot rice and Korean chile paste, an infinitely adaptable formula killed by venal entrepreneurs, both in Los Angeles and in Seoul, who saw it as ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"The surroundings are luxurious, but the avant-garde cooking of Michael Voltaggio, who uses his tank of liquid nitrogen with the abandon that a bachelor uses his toaster oven, is anything but sedate: white asparagus lac ... More >>
Wine InnovationsSingle-Serve Wine GlassFrom pudding cups to 100-calorie Cheese Nips packs to frozen dinners, it seems that everything comes portion-controlled these days. Now England is adding wine to that list, as CNET.com reports that British department store chain Marks & Spencer has start ... More >>
A Virgin America flight from LAX to New York's JFK over the weekend turned out to be a 16-hour "fight from hell," some passengers told the New York Post (spotted at LABizObserved).
The drama on Saturday happened when the weather at JFK was too poor for the plane to land. It circled above New ... More >>
The Big Game appoacheth. With Super Bowl XLIV right around the corner, millions of Americans will break out potato chips, Chex mex, Hot Dogs, and hamburgers and, of course, build a giant junk food football stadium. Okay, this may not be standard operating procedure for most gridiron fanatics gather ... More >>
You've got about 36 hours of quality Christmas shopping time left before the Big X. Cut to the chase by going to Santee Alley -- which, legend has it, was created by an old Russian nobleman, Count Knockoff. Here you can buy cheap while sucking in the urban experience, Blade Runner-style. Down ... More >>