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  • The Deal: Chestnuts & Papaya offering 25% off selected items through Tuesday

     
    Chestnuts & Papaya, which stocks beautiful woven baskets, rugs and accessories, is offering 25% off selected items when you shop online. A variety of unusual pieces for the home are discounted, including, from left, pillows made from vintage homespun...
  • First Listen: Bob Dylan's 'Christmas in the Heart'

     
    Despite some skeptical public reaction to news that Bob Dylan has made a Christmas album -- ???Another sign that the end times are near,??? a friend wrote in an e-mail linking to the Amazon Web page -- it???s no joke.......
  • Music review: Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

    Music review: Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl
    Bramwell Tovey conducted "Petrushka" at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night. But before he did, the principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for its summer concerts explained that Stravinsky kills off the eponymous puppet in his 1911...
  • Madame's main man

    ALMOST 40 years ago, Paul Aratow, a UC Berkeley graduate student living in Paris, wandered into a bookstore with the vague intention of learning to cook. He picked up the thickest book he could find and took it home. He cooked his way through it, and it...
  • 'Round the world, a taste of home

    I emember the first time I tasted tender veal meatballs with the southern Italian flavors of fennel, green olives and baby artichokes. The ingredients suggested olive groves and rocky coastlines, yet the atmosphere in which I was savoring them was more...
  • The stuffing: It's an invitation to tinker

    MOST of our Thanksgiving menus are so bound by family ritual they could be carved in stone. That's why cooks are so thankful for stuffing, the one dish we can really play around with. Sometimes this can get extreme. There are quite delicious stuffings...
  • Chestnuts? Of course

    The chestnut. It's about as avoidable this time of year as the endless loop of Christmas carols playing everywhere. There it is, in the stuffing. In the bûche de Noël. It's being candied in marrons glacés, and of course, roasting on an open fire, which...
  • Wrap and Roll

    Lettuce cups, traditional in Asian cuisine, make for a fashionable and fun family meal. Though they're called cups, they can be shaped more like burritos. If you want to delight the kids, seal each one with a toothpick for added presentation. Pretty...
  • Around every corner

    Every Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. I step off Commuter Express bus No. 437 into what feels like a street festival. A jazz combo plays, Sony Pictures Studio employees saunter by with bouquets of flowers, kids scarf up handfuls of popcorn. It's a farmers market,...