| Apr 2, 2009
Rev up the GPS: L.A. Art Weekend will be hosting events -- many of them free -- for four days throughout the city. Details and a full list of events at www.laartweekend.com. Here some highlights.
7 p.m. "Elliot Hundley exhibit," Regen Projects...
| May 23, 2008
If you happened to be in Chinatown on the night of Terence Koh's opening two weeks ago, you would have noticed something peculiar: a fine, white powder coating the shoes, pant legs, skirts and coat tails of many of those crisscrossing the neighborhood...
| Dec 7, 2008
Art lovers, furniture hunters and foodies flock to the enclave of galleries, interior design showrooms and recently sprouted restaurants in downtown Culver City. The area has developed into a cultural epicenter for L.A.'s booming art scene, making it a...
| Apr 18, 2009
The South Coast chapter of the California Native Plant Society presents its 15th annual spring garden tour led by landscape consultants and designers Ric Dykzeul and Tony Baker. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. $20 to $25. Reservations: (310)...
| Jun 11, 2008
She's wearing white knee socks and black high-heeled Mary Janes, a ruffled headband, and a short petticoat-lined dress with puff sleeves, rounded collar and a patch-pocket apron, and she's here to pour your tea and serve cucumber finger sandwiches....
| Dec 5, 2007
Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Note: Adapted from Eric Greenspan. Duck fat is available at Bristol Farms and Whole Foods markets, Surfas in Culver City and Monsieur Marcel at the Original Farmer's Market in Los Angeles, and can be special...
| Sep 17, 2008
Taste-testing dry sodas
We TASTED more than three dozen sodas to find the driest, most aperitif-worthy substitutes. We tasted only chilled sodas from glass bottles (to avoid the metallic taste of cans) and sipped them in Champagne flutes. Sodas were...
| Dec 27, 2008
No sooner can you get out the words "best houses in Southern California" than hands will go up asking what that means, reflecting the subjectivity for compiling such a list. Clearly, there's more than one way to measure the beauty, utility and...
| Jul 30, 2008
MAYBE IT'S the $4.50 gas, or the ridiculous L.A. traffic. Or maybe it's just the default California cool factor, but these days a few local chefs are riding skateboards to work instead of driving cars. Chefs on skateboards! (Don't give the Food Network...
| Nov 12, 2008
A European friend has a teenage son who loves ketchup so much that Dad carts home giant bottles of the stuff in his checked suitcase every time he visits the U.S. I know one person I won't be taking to Father's Office the next time he visits, because they...
| Oct 15, 2008
YOUR favorite bar got you down lately? The miasma of dismal parking opportunities along the Canter's-dominated stretch of Fairfax Avenue has had you circling the Dime more times than you'd care to count. The last time you cozied up to the bartender at...
| Mar 5, 2008
INTRICATELY marbled dark mahogany folds of ham, each with a generous edge of satiny cured fat, peel off the antique slicer at the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. This is jamón ibérico, the legendary dry-cured Spanish ham that until last December was...