April 13, 2013 |
Former Le Cirque and Citrus chef Rémi Lauvand has landed in downtown L.A. at a sleek new restaurant called Le Ka. For his head mixologist, the acclaimed French chef (who is cooking food from all over the world at Le Ka) has chosen South Carolina native Andrew Parish. Parish is all about expanding the relationship between food and drink, often incorporating the former into the latter. Take for example his hot banana buttered rum, which employs rich butter and mashed bananas in the service of creating a mouth-watering hot cocktail that feels very much like a meal.
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April 10, 2013 |
Mickey Rose was a childhood friend of Woody Allen, sharing his pal's fervent enthusiasms for baseball, jazz and movies and later becoming the young filmmaker's writing partner for his early, madcap comedies "Bananas" and "Take the Money and Run. " Rose, who went on to become a television comedy writer, penning jokes and sketches for Johnny Carson, Sid Caesar and other top comedians and shows of his era, died Sunday at his home in Beverly Hills....
February 14, 2013 |
Banana Joe, the lovable affenpinscher who won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, has chosen Broadway for a victory lap. The pooch was scheduled to make a cameo appearance Wednesday evening in the Broadway revival of the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" at Studio 54. He was to fill in the role normally played by Macaco, the dog held by actress Stephanie J. Block in the show. Banana Joe's theater career was scheduled to last for only one performance. "Drood," which is very loosely based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, is produced by the Roundabout Theatre Co. The ending is determined by an audience vote as to who is guilty.
February 12, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- A tiny, black affenpinscher named Banana Joe won the coveted Best in Show award at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night, beating out more than 2,700 others for a title that guarantees canine fame, great dating and mating opportunities, and a chance to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Banana Joe edged out a crowd favorite, an Old English sheepdog named Swagger. The five other finalists and their categories were a German wirehaired pointer named Oakley in the sporting group; a Portuguese water dog named Matisse in the working group; an American foxhound named Jewel in the hound group; a bichon frise named Honor in the nonsporting group; and a smooth fox terrier named Adam in the terrier group.
October 20, 2012 |
-- Banana Republic will launch a third capsule collection inspired by the hit television show "Mad Men" in March. The previous two collections, both popular among shoppers, were based on the early '60s "Camelot" era and crafted in collaboration with the show's costume designer Janie Bryant. They featured the floral frocks, blouses with scarf details and slim-cut suits. Now the collection will evolve with the show by transitioning into late-1960s mod fashions. Look for bold prints and colors, shift dresses with short hemlines and plaid sport coats.
September 11, 2012 |
When you think of a certain classic rock album released in 1967 with a bright yellow illustration of a banana on the cover, what name comes to mind: Andy Warhol or the Velvet Underground? That's one of the questions essentially at the root of a lawsuit brought by the influential band founded by Lou Reed and John Cale, which accused the Andy Warhol Foundation of Visual Arts of violating its copyright when it consented to the iconic image being used without the band's permission on a planned line of iPhone and iPad accessories.