This week, a gorilla guards an oversized balloon sculpture, LACMA screens work by a pioneer in animation, and the swing set takes on new, psychological dimensions.
5. Power to destroy
Sculptor Sterling Ruby's ceramic basins look like miniature wastelands, full of destroyed, melted artifacts and bur ... More >>
Can it really have only been a couple of days ago? Yes, news of the porkocalypse began to spread just earlier this week after a British trade organization, the National Pig Assn., put out a press release stating that "A world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable."
The leaves are turning, the pumpkin lattes are over-caffeinating and the comedy calendar is packing in shows and releases like snot-nosed children onto the back of a hayride wagon. Here are a few of the upcoming highlights.
A. Scattergoodbread and butter at The Tasting KitchenThere's a lot going on in the world as the year steams towards a close. In North Korea, Kim-Jong-Il is dead. In Pakistan, military leaders and government officials are wrestling for power. U.S. troops have finally left Iraq. There's als ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe crowdJane's Addiction, Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Foster the People, Florence and The Machine and others
KROQ Acoustic Christmas, Night Two
For the second night of its 22nd Acoustic Christmas extravaganza, KROQ put on a strong show featuring bo ... More >>
Tambako/FlickrMore details are emerging about yesterday morning's raid on Rawesome, a members-only raw food collective whose owner was arrested and jailed for the heinous crime of peddling raw milk. Most absurd and appalling is the fact that the raid was the result of a year-long undercover o ... More >>
Pray you are this cool at 58Sheila E.'s being just as hot as she was in Krush Groove at her recent appearances during Prince's 21 Nite Stand at the Forum sent us spinning fantasies involving other musicians who are just as hot (or hotter) with a little age on 'em. This is our list, though- wh ... More >>
-- Vanishing America at Clifton's. [Ruth Reichl]
-- Stephen Colbert's Gordita Supreme Court. [The Colbert Report]
-- Cold Sauce, or how a New York Times Congressional reporter makes insanely easy spaghetti. (Making this recipe as we speak.) [food52]
-- Food blogger's home burglary makes the 11 o' ... More >>
Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesStephen Colbert finds a blade for his sandwichYou can't say that Stephen Colbert doesn't put his money where his mouth is. Or, in this case, his lunch. The Comedy Central comedian became the patron saint of speed skating when he bailed out the US Olympic speed skating ... More >>
On August 7th, some of the country's largest food processors, including Mars, Hershey's, General Mills and Kraft, sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stating that the country was on the verge of a massive sugar shortage and that, without raising the quotas on the amount of tariff-free ... More >>
While his co-founder Biz Stone was sharing every "mundane detail of every moment of his life" on the Colbert Report (highlight: "Biz in Biz Stone does not stand for business model"), Ev Williams was on hand at the Web 2.0 Expo taking questions from video blogger Veronica Belmont on how his product h ... More >>
As of yet there is no sign that telecom giants Viacom and Time Warner Cable have settled their dispute over new pay rates -- a no-prisoners battle that threatens to pull the plug on L.A.'s two-million Time Warner cable TV customers. At issue is Viacom's demand for an extra $39 million to be paid by ... More >>