| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:22 PM
We present Tribune Newspapers' Geography Challenge, timed to coincide with the National Geographic Society's Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17. Many questions come from this year's National Geographic Bee (nationalgeographic.com/geobee), sponsored...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:26 AM
We’ve got nothing against DJs. We’ve got friends who are DJs. I think my son’s old orthodontist used to be a DJ. But, man, you can’t turn around without tripping over one this week. Here’s some stuff to do that has nothing to...
| Apr 3, 2013
There are noodle soups and there is pho, Vietnam's richly complex gift to the world.
Pho (say: fuh) may prompt wisecracks and punny tee shirts, judging by those we saw at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Market during a recent trip. But in Vietnam and at...
| Jul 18, 2013
Oon has closed.
802 W. Randolph St. 312-929-2555
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
There's a little story behind how chef Matt Eversman came to name his southeast Asian-inspired restaurant Oon. Though it's pronounced like "soon"...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:31 PM
In a conservative Orange County town, where the strawberry fields were still plentiful and the population solidly white, Danh's Pharmacy stood out when it opened its doors after the Vietnam War came to an end.
Yet the business was just the beginning...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:04 PM
In the weeks leading to his historic win, Tri Ta roamed Westminster City Hall, often hearing: "Hello, Mr. Future Mayor. This way, Mr. Mayor." The six-year councilman would greet fellow workers with a salute or a handshake but didn't respond......
| Jul 11, 2013
The Elmwood section of West Hartford is the area's citadel of asian cuisine. It makes complete sense, with the A Dong Supermarket carrying every regional specialty under the sun.
Pho Saigon on New Britain Ave. is a short walk around the corner from A...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It's rare for small theaters in Southern California to grow into midsize theaters because of the expense and risk that come with expanding from a storefront to a house of 100 seats or more.
But the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills, among the smallest...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:59 AM
Pumpkin Rosemary Sauce over Gnocchi
2 packages (16 oz. each) whole wheat gnocchi
1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 ¼ cups chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons very finely minced fresh rosemary
1 ½ cups fat free, less...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:13 PM
The Los Angeles Fire Department was battling a blaze at 200 S. Muirfield Road in Hancock Park, where fire had fully engulfed the attic of a 91-year-old home, according to authorities. The home's occupants escaped the two-story, 5,000-square-foot home...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl has announced plans to run for the Westside Los Angeles County Supervisor seat held by Zev Yaroslavsky when he leaves office in 2014....
| Jan 10, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The city that gave birth to Little Saigon is unable to help pay for the annual Tet parade and is asking residents in the heavily Vietnamese city to quickly ramp up a fundraising effort to help save a traditional event......