When it comes to knowing Los Angeles' food mainstays, those who are visiting for the first time could do themselves a big favor by studying episodes of TNT's Southland (which also happens to be the best cop show on television). There are a handful of main characters on this Peabody-award winning ens ... More >>
Downton Abbey starts its third season on Jan. 6 on Masterpiece Classic at 9 p.m. -- that would be tomorrow. Fans of the soapy period drama might be imagining the glorious nuptials of the long-suffering Matthew Crawley and the spoiled Lady Mary, or laying bets on whether or not Lord and Lady Grantham ... More >>
A few months ago, a friend returned home from Italy with a gift for us. When we first unwrapped it, we were totally befuddled. "What is this,?" we wondered. "Is it a paddle for badminton on Mars? A space shuttle heat shield with a handle? A fan for a robot Geisha?" As it turns out, it was for maki ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"'It was like me being back home and having a shish kabob.'" Q & A With Homeland's Abu Nazir: Navid Negahban on Israeli and Persian Cuisine, Looking for Hummus in L.A., Shimon Peres' Facebook Page Getting Detained by the Rea ... More >>
Who is Navid Negahban? If you're a fan of Showtime's Emmy-award winning thriller Homeland, you might know that he is the actor who brings a quiet, composed danger to Abu Nazir, an Al-Qaeda overlord who has violent plans for Damien Lewis' Brody, a U.S. military officer whose trust he gained as a POW. ... More >>
Unlike Israel's stodgy old prime minister, President Shimon Peres is one with Gen Y.
On his wild trip to California, Peres has far surpassed the call of duty to schmooze with rich Jews. (Though he's done plenty of that, too.)
Apparently unphased by Occupy San Francisco protesters and a vandalized ... More >>