With the dollar-yen exchange rate so good right now, you may be reading this in a Tokyo tsukemen shop. Lucky you. But if you're still in L.A., you might instead consider heading over to Little Osaka, where the beautiful noodle palace of Tsujita L.A. has recently expanded across the street. Lucky us. ... More >>
We all know that The Simpsons is genius. But who knew that the show that gestated on the comic-strip pages of L.A. alternative media could one day help save America?
If New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's suggestion that the Obama administration actually mint a $1 trillion platinum coin comes ... More >>
Filming a staged production, such as a play, and then editing the footage into a "movie" can be a maudlin affair. A good live performance creates a connection with the audience, but that energy is often blocked from flowing through the two dimensions of the screen. It's a great way for theatrical c ... More >>
Billy Vasquezthe 99 Cent ChefWhere does Billy Vasquez, the 99 Cent Chef, find inspiration for his blog? At L.A.'s ubiquitous 99 Cents Only Stores, of course. His blog reports on the current food items (some vary from day to day) as well as other under-a-dollar bargains at local markets. Us ... More >>
In Adventure Time, Finn, a young boy who uses exclamation like "algebraic!" and "mathematical!" even though he isn't very good with numbers, and his sharp canine pal Jake traverse the Land of Ooo, where they fight zombies, save princesses from the Ice King and embark a variety of other quests that ... More >>