| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lord knows magazines need to creatively exploit new revenue streams, but why viewers need an Esquire network remains a mystery. Having finally settled on a Comcast channel to displace (Style, we hardly knew ye), the new venture launches Sept. 23, with a...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Cable vet Laureen Ong is stepping down from Scripps Networks Interactive's Travel Channel at the end of the month after more than three years as president.
Scripps Networks' prexy Burton Jablin will oversee the cabler until a successor to Ong is named....
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Mike Darnell, former head of Fox's alternative department, has set up his first major reality project since ankling Fox in May: an untitled haunted house show at ABC, with Jason Blum attached as exec producer.
Variety has confirmed that the project...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Anthony Bourdain, you can pretty much say whatever you like ... or at least you think you can. But when you call a Frito pie a "colostomy pie," then insist you like it, people get a little confused.
The former Food Network, Travel Channel and current...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
No pay TV subscription required: Scripps Networks Interactive is going direct-to-consumer with the launch of Ulive, an Internet video destination mixing full episodes and clips from shows on cablers such as Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel with a...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Travel Channel and Sports Illustrated are teaming up for a one-hour special about the making of this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Back up boys, here are the details: "Sports Illustrated: The Making of Swimsuit '13--7 Continents, 17 Wonders"...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:40 PM
In a city of thousands of humble taco stands and family-run Mexican restaurants, El Tepeyac Cafe in Boyle Heights gained legendary status for the gargantuan, chili-spiked pork burritos created by owner Manuel Rojas.
In the kitchen at 3 a.m., seven...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:55 AM
A few days before I read his latest novel, I saw Marcus Sakey sitting with a bunch of other local crime writers at a tavern in the Printers Row neighborhood. They looked as companionable as if they were brothers or members of a 16-inch softball team. Such...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:30 PM
SYDNEY — If you dare look down 440 feet from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you'll see two sets of train tracks, eight traffic lanes, a pedestrian walkway, bicycle lane and the picture-perfect Sydney Harbour, known as Port Jackson. The only...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
McDonald's has introduced a new durian crunch McFlurry flavor to its dessert kiosk menus in Singapore. But for anyone who's actually smelled the spiky fruit, you may be scratching your head and asking why?
Some people love the stuff. Some people...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:57 PM
When Anthony Bourdain was in town last summer taping a Chicago-themed episode of his Travel Channel show “The Layover,” he asked various people, including me, to name the quintessential Chicagoan, and a consensus quickly emerged.