| Jun 17, 2010
| 4:36 AM
When a couple in a movie remarks, âWeâve never been so happy,â you know with nearly absolute certainty that in the very next minute something like a flaming meteor will smash through their roof and blow them to smithereens. There......
| Apr 21, 2010
There's a reason the contestants on "Top Chef" are given beer — or in the case of series spin-off "Top Chef Masters," wine or liquor — while they await their fate at Judges Table.
After a long day of dreaming up and jamming out dishes for...
| Jun 20, 2010
One of the hottest tables in town isn't at a restaurant. New York chef Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit has cooked here. So have local chefs Susan Feniger of Border Grill and Street, Evan Funke of Rustic Canyon, and Church & State's Joshua Smith.
| Jan 2, 2010
This should have been Wilhelmina Josephine's first clue that she was a bad cook: Her husband would routinely call the Aliso Viejo stay-at-home mom in the afternoon to ask what she was making for dinner. And then, more often than not, he would tell her...
| Feb 18, 2010
Doug Zell, chief executive of Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, says the company plans to open a new branch of its growing coffeehouse chain in Pasadena in mid-summer. This will be the Los Angeles area's third Intelligentsia. The other two are in...
| Sep 12, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
William Gibson: The author will read and sign his new novel, "Zero History." Book Soup 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Noon. Free. (310) 659-3110.
William Gibson: The author will read and...
| Oct 14, 2010
The dimly lighted dining room pulses with gritty hip-hop and clanking silverware as diners eagerly await what's being constructed in a kitchen filled with tattooed chefs, steam and sharp focus. A bartender wearing blinged-out earrings swaggers over to a...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:51 PM
It was repeat victories for ABC's "Modern Family" and AMC's "Mad Men" on Sunday night as they captured the marquee prizes at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards.
The sitcom about a deliciously dysfunctional family won its second consecutive trophy for...
| Dec 8, 2011
The women — in twos and threes and sixes — are on a mission. Spot Michael Voltaggio, the famously tattooed winner of Season 6 of Bravo's "Top Chef." They linger at the door, waiting, hoping for a seat or a table.
Sigh of relief. There he is,...
| Dec 8, 2011
A quick look at my home kitchen and you might think I was an avowed minimalist. One pot, a few saucepans and a cherished cast-iron skillet. A cupboard of bakeware and bowls and counter space for just a few appliances. All the gadgets that can fit in one...
| Jun 17, 2011
Any number of television's competition shows seem to take special — perhaps sadistic — pleasure in dispatching their also-rans to reality's netherworlds. "The Apprentice" sends the defeated off with "You're fired!," the vanquished in...