| Feb 1, 2009
In Ohio, the drive-in was a summer ritual. My mom would pile me, my brother and at least four of the neighbor kids into her faux-wood-paneled Oldsmobile station wagon and roar off into the humid dusk. Snuggled up in a pile of pillows and blankets, we'd be...
| Sep 28, 2008
Paul Newman, the legendary movie star and irreverent cultural icon who created a model philanthropy fueled by profits from a salad dressing that became nearly as famous as he was, has died. He was 83.
Newman died Friday at his home near Westport, Conn.,...
| Sep 30, 2008
| 3:59 PM
Every year, trend spotter Faith Popcorn and her firm, Brain Reserve, releases a list of their predictions about cultural and societal trends in the upcoming year. While she just gave her thoughts on the future to Rachel Abramowitz, we thought we'd go back...
| May 22, 2008
We're lucky. As blockbuster moviegoing season gets into full swing this Memorial Day weekend, we live in a place where it's just as easy to see that new, hot indie as it is to see that old, familiar Indy (think crystal skulls). We get to do so in any...
| Jun 15, 2008
RODENT lovers and rat rights activists, consider yourselves warned.
In the surrealistically violent action blockbuster "Wanted" -- which premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday and arrives in theaters June 27 -- several thousand rats are...
| Jul 6, 2008
In Southern California homes, indoor and outdoor blur, the color and light of our gardens spilling into our interiors, the energy of kitchens and living rooms splashing onto patios. Our fabled setting inspires spaces designed to take full advantage of the...
| Jul 6, 2008
THE BRITISH filmmaker Christopher Nolan has the mien of a passionate literature professor (passionate, that is, in the British sense of the term) and, last December, he spoke about the young actor Heath Ledger as if he were the most fascinating manuscript...
| Sep 19, 2009
Restaurant years are like dog years. If a restaurant survives one year, it's like seven in the real world. So when two women chefs make a go of it for nearly 30 years -- not only one restaurant but several, and TV and radio cooking shows, cookbooks,...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 10:15 AM
Note: Considering the number of recipes we run in the course of a year, it's a little embarrassing to put something as childish as caramel corn in a small list of favorites. But this caramel corn was on almost everybody's list--it's the sort of stuff...
| Feb 13, 2010
Walter Fredrick Morrison, whose post-World War II invention of a "flying" plastic disc became an American recreational icon known as the Frisbee, has died. He was 90.
Morrison died Tuesday of age-related causes at his home in Monroe, Utah, said his son,...
| Apr 6, 2009
Maybe you chew your fingernails when you're nervous. Or scarf down chocolate when you're sad. Or take home a stray kitty whenever you see one, until the SPCA has to come rescue them all and have you arrested for being a hoarder.
Chances are, you have a...