We're masters of disaster in California. From the new prospect of a "megaquake" that could rip us a new one from San Diego to San Francisco to our apocalyptic wildfires, we do expensive acts of God (not to mention riots) like no other state.
But considering the one thing that the rest of the nation ... More >>
the Museum of Contemporary Art shocked the art world last month by
firing highly respected curator Paul Schimmel after 22 years on the job,
Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist and MOCA board member,
personally gave Schimmel the bad news. Broad, who founded two Fortune
500 companies b ... More >>
A new space has opened its doors in Chinatown, and this time it's not your usual funky alternative art gallery. The Institute For Figuring is a center for hands-on discovery of cool scientific and mathematical concepts, with a strong artistic bent.
Australian twin sisters Margaret Wertheim, a note ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshChocolate!Happy Halloween. Here's the food news you need to know this fine morning.
The rise & fall (& return?) of Mr. Jelly Belly. [Business Week]Barney's Beanery has ghosts, maybe. [LAT]Alton Brown on hosting Iron Chef & the end of Good Eats [WSJ]Chocolate's bittersweet legacy: ... More >>
Flickr/Muy YumThink twice about that nightcap.
If you watch Mad Men too much and make a habit of drinking a Scotch or two before going to bed, Don Draper-style, you might want to consider warm milk instead. And your drinking habits in general. Scientific American gives us at least one reaso ... More >>
This morning the USDA unveiled their new food chart, finally replacing the food pyramid which first debuted -- and was trashed pretty much since -- in 1992. The new chart also comes with its own new website, ChooseMyPlate.gov. The food pyramid, you will doubtless remember, is that irritating ... More >>
WordRidden/FlickrThe National Magazine Awards finalists were announced yesterday, and aside from the usual suspects (The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire), never-before-nominated Cooking Light was a finalist in the Leisure Interests category -- alongside Golf Digest, Runner's World and Los ... More >>
KOMOnews.comWhadya know -- a Snow Loko!Hey there, New York. How's the weather? Hehe.
Anywho, while we were collectively kicking it by the pool out here in Los Angeles -- half scoping Twitter for real-time updates on your misery and half gazing up at the heavens in partly-cloudy satisfaction, ... More >>
Bob Dylan, one pair of aviator goggles away from full Cyberpunk uniformThe "Dylan camp," the mysterious circle of consiglieri that makes sometimes baffling decisions about the hallowed backcatalog of Malibu resident Bob Dylan, has occasionally authorized remixes of Dylan's songs. A few years ... More >>