| Nov 5, 2010
Where Good Ideas Come From
The Natural History of Innovation
Riverhead: 326 pp., $26.95
Steven Johnson's "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation" is misnamed. Natural history was pioneered by 18th century...
| Aug 1, 2010
It could be your story.
Like Claire, you put your career, your passion, on hold for a while to follow your husband or significant other across the country so that he can pursue his career or finish his education. You put your career (passion, ideas,...
| Jan 15, 2011
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
T. Jefferson Parker: The author will read and sign his new novel, "The Border Lords." Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 6 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
Lo Bosworth: The reality TV...
| Apr 29, 2011
Late April and early May is a challenging, in-between time for fruit lovers. The citrus harvest is winding down, and prime stone fruit is still several weeks off. At no season is it more important for mindful shoppers to discern mediocre from worthwhile...
| Apr 21, 2011
I used to know a guy who would drive up to Santa Barbara just for the afternoon to visit with an old man he respected. I couldn't believe it. In my mind's eye, the Central Coast city seemed much farther than a couple of hours away. Yet it's really not...
| Jun 2, 2011
Is there a more stunning hotel lobby than the one at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel? With its heavy painted beams, chic leather daybeds and grand proportions, it exudes old Hollywood glamour. A stately hush hovers over the vast room, and most of the...
| May 5, 2011
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Heralded as "the first new cake in 100 years" when it was introduced, the chiffon cake — one of the darlings of midcentury cuisine — became famous for its wonderfully light and airy texture, seemingly weightless as angel food but with a...
| Jun 17, 2011
Lemons are most in demand in summer, for making lemonade, serving with cocktails and squeezing on fish. There's a little bit of a disconnect with production, which is concentrated, from different growing areas, in the fall to spring months; but there's...
| Mar 3, 2011
Like most outsiders who get into the wine business, Mark Tarlov, the guiding force behind Evening Land Vineyards, had much to learn about the ins and outs of running a winery. So he surrounded himself with smart people, learned the lessons he needed to...
| Jun 23, 2011
If you believe as I do that more than any other type of wine, rosÚ is a mood, then your average sparkling rosÚ represents a very good mood indeed.
Sparkling rosÚs are part of an ever-growing class of wines in pursuit of a cheery disposition, seizing on...
| Jun 3, 2011
The first month of the summer fruit season is like a roller coaster: a frustratingly slow buildup, with many mediocre early varieties, gives way suddenly to a whoosh of fantastic flavors. The fruit calendar has been about a week later than usual because...
| Sep 19, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Black Clock Issue 12 Launch: Contributors to Issue 12 of the Los Angeles-based literary magazine — "The Sports Issue" — will read their work. Participants include authors Richard Rayner,...