| Dec 25, 2011
| 6:43 PM
About a dozen kids sat around a long table Sunday afternoon, waiting for the signal.
Before each of them was a plate loaded with latkes, the potato pancakes of Hanukkah. Whoever cleaned his or her plate first could claim the title: Champion Latke Eater...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Chad Gauss has left the City Cafe. His last night as the Mount Vernon restaurant's executive chef was Saturday.
Gauss will be opening his own restaurant in the old Hampden Food Market. The 3,000 square-foot restaurant, to be named the Food Market, will...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Heavy Seas Alehouse is scheduled to open officially on Wednesday, taking over the Tack Factory space formerly occupied by Tsunami and Diablita. The key word is "officially." The new restaurant, the first to carry the name of the popular Baltimore-based...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 12:46 PM
The Food Market is the restaurant that everyone wanted. The new Hampden hot spot from Chad Gauss, formerly of the City Cafe, has been open only for five weeks, but it established itself as a favorite in no time flat.
As executive chef at City Cafe, Gauss...
| Nov 18, 2007
| 11:37 AM
During his misspent youth, John Waters often joked that his future lay behind barbed wire and guard towers.
"I used to say that I was going to end up in prison making license plates," he says. "Little did I know."
Little did Waters know that he, the...
| Mar 22, 2006
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR Theresa Lewis, Western
For the second straight winter, Lewis demonstrated why she is the country's preeminent hurdler. A year removed from leading the nation with the fastest time in the 55-meter hurdles, the senior did it again...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Spiritual teacher and bestselling author Marianne Williamson has endorsed state Sen. Ted Lieu, a former rival in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman.
Williamson was one of 18 candidates on the June primary ballot vying for the Westside-...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:24 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's bid to dismiss lawsuits by Elan Corp and Wyeth shareholders who claimed they lost money because his firm SAC Capital Advisors LP conducted insider trading in the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:02 AM
"What If" brings up the distinctions among wit, jokes and robotic banter, and this new romantic comedy has a bit of the first and a few of the second, but it's largely a case of the third.
The script, adapted by Elan Mastai from the play "Toothpaste and...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Call it "When Harry Met Sally" with skinny-dipping. Or "(500) Days of Summer" with people falling out of windows. However you frame the sweet yet self-conscious "What If," it pales in comparison to those and so many other rom-coms.
That would have...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:20 AM
The romantic comedy recipe is so well-known and foolproof that the great mystery about them is how rarely the romantic fools in Hollywood get it right.
"What If" does. It's a healthy serving of great "obstacles to romance," generous helpings of cute,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Few genres have taken their lumps like the romantic comedy — endlessly pronounced dead as new ones keep coming, lamented for its cliches yet sought out by audiences with longing in their hearts.
So why would a director known for Canadian cult...