Miracle Mile is pretty much smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles. It got its name for its improbable rise from a dirt farm road to a mid-century shopping destination, one of the most desirable areas in L.A. in the 1950's. That distinction diminished as other neighborhoods developed "downtowns" of ... More >>
For many of us whose idea of good food is a bowl of olives, a plate of mezze, a huge dish of paella or Catalan soup or lamb with couscous, Nancy Harmon Jenkins' cookbook The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, or her newer The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, is one of the basic books of the kitchen. First ... More >>
Ladies, are your brains too fried from the summer heat to get through a hefty book club tome? Then put that one aside and instead spend a few days reading Elizabeth Berg's collection of short stories, The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation.
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Who knew? Occupy Wall Street (and its Los Angeles faction) hates Obamacare.
That's because, though your run-of-the-mill Westside liberal is likely to applaud the "health care for all!" initiative, the more skeptical end of the 99 percent sees it as just another victory for corporate America:
Southwest Airlines may agree with the "fat" part of Kevin Smith's new book Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good from Gotham Books, but Silent Bob is far from lazy. He's an author, comic book store owner, professional stage farceur and podcaster who runs a network of podcasts fo ... More >>
-- The Unbearable Heaviness of Cookbooks. [Zester Daily]
-- The joy of cooking squirrel. [The Ethicurean]
-- Today's federal programs make you long for the Depression. [Mark Bittman]
-- Seriously, What Is Up With These Pistachio Ads? [Grub Street]
-- Divorce Cakes: 10 Outrageous Confections. [Hu ... More >>
Food advertising may not be built to last forever, but it sure can be entertaining. Scan online ephemera collections and you'll quickly find a collection of tasty--and sometimes stomach turning--food advertisements that prove some promotional materials really should have a brief shelf life.
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