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Laurie Winer

Vinny Dotolo

Pulling Off the White Tablecloth

When the economy crashed in late 2008, many of us had this hilarious notion that a new age might usher in some way of living that was deeper and richer, less wasteful and more authentic. But there is only one world in which that has come to pass: the food......
Brandon Dimperio: meet your local herb guy; Credit: Photo credit: Laurie Winer

Meet Your Local Herb Guy + Herb Tip of the Day

For all of the tens of you out there wondering who is the skinny guy at the Saturday Silver Lake farmer's market selling all those gorgeous planting herbs (3 for 5$!) we have the answer. His name is Brandon Dimperio, he is 27 years of age and he has worked......

Christian Lander

White people love recycling (#64). It’s easy and it helps them feel as if they’re saving the Earth. They love grad school (#81), which allows them to impress their friends at parties, when they reference French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan or even Slovenian philosopher and social critic Slavoj Zizek in conversation......

Mr. Burns in Scotland

“It’s finally true, anyone has become president,” intones Harry Shearer in his best Tom Brokaw anchor-ese. “We’re not ignorant of history, ladies and gentlemen, we’re utterly dismissive of it.” It is August in Edinburgh, which means it is festival time, a month of theater, readings, film, music and standup that......

Mrs. Brady Sings the Blues

What would you ask Carol Brady if given the chance? Inside a black-box rehearsal studio in Burbank, Florence Henderson’s manager was roaming the audience with index cards for anyone who wanted to question TV’s ultimate suburban mom. Feeling as if I were still slumped in the back row of eighth-grade......
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