On Sunday, May 19, Cortez in Echo Park is hosting a dinner featuring recipes from Louisa Shafia's The New Persian Kitchen from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The menu is based on dishes from the cookbook, but the process of selecting which ones to include was collaborative. Shafia sent a list of suggestions to C ... More >>
Eddie Huang can be a tough guy to wrap your head around. The New York-based chef who went to law school, passed the bar, then dropped out of law to cook and eventually opened Baohaus is now a bona fide food celebrity and, to many observers, full of contradictions.
Huang's new show with VICE, Fresh ... More >>
Say the word "starlet" in polite conversation and risk conjuring up an image of Lindsey Lohan's mug shot or Amanda Bynes toking up in traffic. For aspiring young actresses in the thick of it, however, the indignities that pile up tend to be less tabloid-ready -- pointless general meetings, indiffere ... More >>
Craig Hueyâ€‹Craig Huey rode a Tea Party wave to win a spot in the July 12 runoff for the 36th Congressional District. He bills himself as a small businessman taking on "career politician" Janice Hahn.Huey's business, Creative Direct Marketing Group, sends out junk mail advertisements for nutritiona ... More >>
The most famous Persian ice creamery in Los Angeles is Mashti Malone's, but the best Persian ice cream actually comes from Saffron & Rose, a colorful shop in the heart of Little Tehran (a.k.a. Westwood Boulevard between Olympic and Wilshire), where they serve a particularly gooey and glutinous ver ... More >>
Caroline Ryder"Like being licked by a cat for four hours" is how Henry Rollins describes his own show which, depending on whether you're a cat person or not, can be a fantastic or torturous way to spend an evening.
At Friday's Largo show, the first of three nights in LA, he held true to his ... More >>
Since we're on a tight budget (hey, the recession might be letting up but we're in no position to splurge) chocolate is our go-to Mother's Day gift. There's only a few days left until the big day so if you're in the last-minute "I need a present for Mom ASAP" predicament, we've created a neighborhoo ... More >>
Depeche Mode ought to reach out and touch British filmmakers Nick Abrahams and Jeremy Deller for making the most loving and life-affirming documentary about their fans. First off, Trent Reznor pops up for a sizeable interview, and when the elusive Mr. Self Destruct talks about his influences, you dr ... More >>