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Hanukkah

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  • Review: 'Play Dead' with glee as Todd Robbins conjures chills

    Review: 'Play Dead' with glee as Todd Robbins conjures chills
    As the Geffen Playhouse's revival of the 2010 off-Broadway hit "Play Dead" came to its macabre, gory and unexpectedly palpable crescendo Wednesday, I was ready to rush home and describe my blood-chilling experiences. But then, at his curtain call,...
  • Tom Bergin's postpones Saturday opening, 'working expediently' for new date

    Tom Bergin's postpones Saturday opening, 'working expediently' for new date
    Tom Bergin's, the famed Irish pub on Fairfax, will delay its planned Saturday reopening under new owner L.A. actor Derek Schreck due to delays from the Department of Health and Safety.  Schreck told the Keep Tom Bergin's Open group on Facebook that...
  • Video: Classic potato latkes, crispy and perfect

    Video: Classic potato latkes, crispy and perfect
    Hanukkah is simply not complete without latkes. And though you can find all kinds of variations on this simple potato pancake -- do I grate by hand or by machine? Add onion? Matzo meal, flour or simply potato starch to bind? -- nothing beats a perfectly...
  • Thanksgiving + Hanukkah = Thanksgivukkah. Celebrate with turbrisket!

    Thanksgiving + Hanukkah = Thanksgivukkah. Celebrate with turbrisket!
    Happy Thanksgivukkah! With the merging of both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah traditions, this has got to be one of the best food holidays of all time. If you're looking for the ultimate way to celebrate -- and I know you are -- you might as well go all out...
  • Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday

    Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday
    Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. If you'd like someone else to worry about the cooking, here are some places that will be open and ready to serve Thanksgiving lunch and dinner.   33 Taps is offering a special "Next Day" turkey sandwich...
  • Judge orders partial shutdown of Sriracha plant

    Judge orders partial shutdown of Sriracha plant
    A judge ordered the partial shutdown of the Huy Fong Foods Sriracha hot sauce plant in Irwindale on Tuesday after the city sued the company last month, claiming the chile odors from the plant are a public nuisance.   Los Angeles County Superior Court...
  • Hanukkah, the Torah and 'Unscrolled'

    Hanukkah, the Torah and 'Unscrolled'
    I love Hanukkah. Along with Passover, it’s my favorite holiday -- because it comes steeped in narrative and because it is, essentially, do-it-yourself. Tonight at my house, we will have latkes; we will light the menorah and sing. No intercession...
  • For Christmas, all I wanted was a new dreidel

     For Christmas, all I wanted was a new dreidel
    The New York I lived in as a kid was a village of four or five blocks. I could wander anywhere my curiosity took me, safe and secure and knowing I'd still find my way home. I could go around the corner to the barber shop and get a trim for a quarter. I...
  • The season of excess begins

    The season of excess begins
    Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year. A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
  • Following record day, Instagram app not working

    Following record day, Instagram app not working
    Credit "Thanksgivukkah" for Instagram's busiest day ever.  The combination of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah helped make Thursday the busiest day ever for Instagram. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing social network didn't give any...
  • Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year

    Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year
    When Nordstrom in Thousand Oaks opened its doors Friday at 8 a.m., Chuck Pierson had been awake for more than two hours after being dragged "kicking and groggily screaming" on his wife's quest to find perfect shoes. The only fate that could be worse?...