It's a cry that's been uttered many times: Why are restaurant websites so bad? Why do web designers, in cahoots with chefs and owners, think that we want to see a fancy Flash presentation collage of your restaurant and hear smooth jazz but we have no interest in say, the hours, or address, or access ... More >>
When his father was diagnosed three years ago with early onset Alzheimer's disease at age 55, local rapper Lee Shaner dealt with it the way most people deal with traumatic experiences -- by internalizing it.
"For a long time, [my family] tried to hide that my dad was sick," says Shaner, who raps u ... More >>
Right now, there are at least three music-themed photo exhibits going on in L.A., and a few celebrity-themed ones, too. Peter Fetterman Gallery is showing "Forever Young: The Art of Music Photography" through September 8, while Kana Manglapus Projects is exhibiting "Factory 77" through September 10, ... More >>
Pair two affable, self-described "food dudes" living in L.A. -- digital marketing consultant Drew Hubbard with film and video editor Ben Waters, who has improv comedy training -- and you get L.A. Foodie. The site with the colorful burger logo and light-hearted tone delivers commentary on topics rang ... More >>
Okay, step away from Wordpress for a minute. Put down your camera and your fork and read something instead. Specifically Amanda Hesser's "Advice for Future Food Writers," which she posted this morning on Food52, the foodcentric website Hesser runs with Merrill Stubbs. In the piece Hesser, also an aw ... More >>
In today's world of populist food journalism, in which people with questionable expertise, opinions and, often, grammar, have saturated newspapers and magazines (or what's left of them), the blogosphere and Twitterverse, and our inboxes and cellphones, it is a welcome reli ... More >>
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In barely the blink of an eye, food blogging has exploded. Sometimes it seems that hardly an accountant, construction worker, or production assistant is without a personal blog detailing their relationship with food, or at the very least, the ... More >>
Wordpress via shadmiaFour people were under arrest this week for allegedly operating two brothels in the San Gabriel Valley, according to ABC 7.
The suspects, who were accused of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, pimping, and pandering were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement ... More >>