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I saw the best chefs of my generation employed by gastropubs; Racer 5, wild game chili, dry-rubbed riblets with their calico slaw dragging themselves through the steel seats at dawn looking for artisanal grits, molasses-glazed bacon, with New Orleans spiced shrimp, ... More >>
(c) http://www.westeros.org/2006 WorldCon, Glasgow, Scotland, with haggis in the foreground.
Until we read Laura Miller's April 11th New Yorker piece on fantasy, horror and sci-fi writer George RR Martin, we didn't know much about HBO's new Game of Thrones, except that it's an American medie ... More >>
There's no surer bet these days than rounding out an event -- a street fair, a concert, a community festival -- with a few nouveau food trucks. Even the mediocre trucks, and there are plenty, are bound to be better than the grim array of vendors who usually populate these affairs. ($10 for a burnt ... More >>
Flickr/R. E. ~Border Grill Truck's ceviche
If you like the ponies and you've long been looking for a way to combine your secret gambling habit with your love for food trucks, you've hit the proverbial jackpot. The Santa Anita Food Truck Festival is tomorrow, Saturday, January 29th, from 11:3 ... More >>
The undisputed king of Los Angeles' rolling sandwich brigade has, until now, been South Philly Experience (@southphillyexp), with its mammoth but not too greasy cheesesteaks on real Amoroso rolls. Even our Philly-born friends vouch for this sandwich's bona-fides. The popular truck -- set to appe ... More >>
It's safe to say that the first-ever Tributefest in Santa Clarita on Saturday, May 1, was a success, and not just because of the eight tribute bands to take the stage. With almost twenty food trucks and dozes of beers on tap, the wide selection of mobile cuisine might just have been the real highlig ... More >>
Photo credit: Tami Fertig
Where to find cheesesteak in Los Angeles? It's a question that sparks heated debates among Philadelphia transplants. And who better to put the issue to rest than Carolyn Wyman (pictured). This food historian sampled more than 50 greasy sandwiches in and around Philly ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso, see the current NEW REVIEWS and STAGE FEATURE on Troubadour Theater Company's Oedipus the King, Mama! and the Chekhov Studio's The SeagullNEW REVIEW GO BRIGHT IDEAS Photo by Shashin Desai"All the world's a stage, and our children our players," advises a tuto ... More >>
Over the next two weeks, myself and a very talented cadre of contributors will be emulating the book above. Unlike said tome, it won't cost money and you'll get free MP3s--which, presumably, serve a tangible purpose. Now go cry into your near-beer, Phillip Ardagh, you lovable rogue.
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Yes, I'm aware that this is a month late. I never said punctuality was my strong suit. (That would be rambling, stoned gibberish. ) Look for the best 10 non-rap albums sometime next week.
10 (tie). Nico the Beast-No Beast So Fierce
Genre purists and anyone weaned on that mid-90s school of sav ... More >>
Odds are on any given day you can catch Nico the Beast rocking plain white tees. They're his uniform of choice. Not because he's trying to sell some D-boy image to get that Plies money.* but rather because they symbolize what Nico reps: a sort of basic no-frills, rock-ribbed fundamental rap. Or ... More >>
You'd be hard-pressed to find two rappers more diametrically opposed than Zilla Rocca and the man known as Weezy F. (Scott Fitzgerald) Baby. The two practically exist in different galaxies. Wayne, an iced out, ecstasy popping maniac from the streets of New Orleans, practically extra-terrestrial in ... More >>