| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Wanda Coleman was a force of nature. The last time I saw her, in early 2012, she took over a panel we were on at 826LA. The subject was Los Angeles literature — something Coleman, who died Friday at the age of 67 after a long illness, embodied at...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A new party is challenging the business and political establishment that has ruled Honduras since civilian government took charge a generation ago.
And its candidate is the wife of a former president deposed by those...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or people allergic to nuts. But gluten-free is another matter. Increasing numbers of people are choosing to forgo gluten (or learning they must...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or guests who are allergic to nuts. But more people are choosing to eat gluten-free or learning they must do without gluten. And with pie crusts...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:24 AM
A sibling spat over the issue of same-sex marriage flared anew as Senate candidate Liz Cheney restated her opposition to gay and lesbian matrimony and her sister — and sister’s spouse — angrily fired back on social media.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:16 AM
What kind of woman sells out her sister for a shot at a U.S. Senate seat?
How do you tell your sister how happy you are she is marrying her longtime girlfriend, embrace her wife as a member of the family, their children as your niece and nephew,...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The online video site Hulu once had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo.
But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:47 AM
General Holiday Events
Queen Mary Chill
Returning for its second year, Chill turns the landmark dome at Queen Mary Port into a giant igloo containing larger-than-life ice sculptures. Adding to the arctic aura are a skating rink, ice tubing...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Several years ago, a cookbook editor friend called asking my advice on whether she should publish Jacques Pépin's autobiography. Pepin is one of my heroes in food, I told her, but I'd pass on the book — all chef biographies tend to follow the same...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest days of the years at malls and other shopping centers around the country, as the prospect of bargain bin televisions and dirt cheap clothing draws hordes of deal-hunters to shake off their...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:48 PM
The annual retail arms race is invading Thanksgiving with a vengeance. Instead of a Norman Rockwell tableau of family gathered round the turkey, a more fitting image this year might be Americans rushing out to bag bargains.
On Monday, Wal-Mart, Target...