October 6, 2012 |
If you were to invent a restaurant whose specialties include a cauliflower T-bone, you probably couldn't do any better than Superba Snack Bar. It occupies what looks like a corrugated shoe box sliced open at one end, a giant version of the dioramas you may have constructed for social studies in fourth grade. Superba is at the heart of its Rose Avenue neighborhood in a stretch of Venice Beach where the fixed-gear bicycles outnumber cars some afternoons and even the elderly seem acquainted with kombucha and Lululemon.
October 2, 2012 |
SEATTLE - Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson revealed after Monday night's 8-4 win over the Seattle Mariners that he will undergo arthroscopic surgery immediately after the season to remove bone spurs from his elbow, a condition the left-hander said has been bothering him since the All-Star break. “I've been pitching through some little problems the last couple of months,” said Wilson, who allowed two earned runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking five, to improve to 13-10 with a 3.83 earned run average.
September 8, 2012 |
NEW YORK-- The collection: Marcus Wainwright and David Neville showed their Rag & Bone collection in a warehouse space in Chelsea on Friday afternoon. It was hot and sticky inside, but outside, guests stayed cool by sipping on Peroni and Perrier water, or snacking on ice cream cones from the Mr. Softee truck parked on site. There are several Rag & Bone boutiques on the East Coast and in London. The first L.A. store is set to open next month. Photos: NYFW Week celebrity sightings The inspiration: Men's shirting and utilitarian work wear.
September 7, 2012 |
Following a Telluride tribute, Marion Cotillard arrived in Toronto on Thursday night for the festival premiere of French director Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone," a movie that wowed critics earlier this year at Cannes. Without revealing more than what's found in the trailer, Cotillard plays an orca whale trainer who, after losing her legs in an accident, begins an unlikely relationship with an unemployed bare-knuckle street brawler (Matthias Schoenaerts). Coming from the director of "A Prophet," the French-language film's melodrama and heightened emotions rate as something of a surprise, though hardly an unpleasant one. It's a movie full of passion and blunt force and fabulous acting from both of its leads.
September 5, 2012 |
A parking lot, a parking lot! His kingdom for a parking lot? OK, so those lines may not have quite the same ring as the immortal plea for a horse that Shakespeare gave Richard III as the desperate king's final cry on the battlefield. But they could well prove more accurate. Archaeologists have begun digging in the center of this historic city to locate Richard's lost remains, in a quest to solve a mystery surrounding one of the most controversial and confounding monarchs in British history.
September 2, 2012 |
The gig: As founder and chief executive of Sunrise Co., William Bone has been developing master-planned golf-course communities in Palm Springs and other resort areas since the early 1970s. The company has built 13 resort communities and constructed more than 14,000 homes, two resort hotels and several office buildings, shopping centers and hotels. A seed is planted: Bone's interest in construction grew from working in his teens for his father's material salvage business. When he was an undergraduate at Stanford University, he interned for a home builder.
August 29, 2012 |
When you're struggling, good news can be what you might call difficult to come by. At the moment for the Dodgers, it seems about as common as a red diamond. Still, the Dodgers definitely received some before their Wednesday afternoon game against the Rockies. The MRI exam on Matt Kemp's knee showed only a bone bruise, and the CT scan on his jaw came back clean. And when was the last time any Dodger went 2-for-2? Kemp crashed full speed into the center-field wall at Coors Field on Tuesday.
August 28, 2012 |
The only classical pianist who has received a ticker-tape parade in New York City, Van Cliburn has announced through his publicist that he has been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer. Raised in Texas and educated at Juilliard, Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn earned global fame at age 23 when he won the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, which occurred at the height of the Cold War. Cliburn performed Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, and his later recording of the latter was the first classical recording to sell 1 million copies and eventually went triple-platinum (Movement III of the song is shown above, taken from a performance when Cliburn returned to Russia in 1962)
July 30, 2012 |
Modern culture emerged in southern Africa at least 44,000 years ago, more than 20,000 years earlier than anthropologists had previously believed, researchers reported Monday. That blossoming of technology and art occurred at roughly the same time that modern humans were migrating from Africa to Europe, where they soon displaced Neanderthals. Many of the characteristics of the ancient culture identified by anthropologists are still present in hunter-gatherer cultures of Africa today, such as the San culture of southern Africa, the researchers said.
July 1, 2012 |
Can TripAdvisor's latest Facebook app take on Yelp and its food reviews? I'm still waiting for dessert. Name: Local Picks Facebook App, apps.facebook.com/localpicks What it does : Aggregates advice about more than 850,000 restaurants in 200 countries. Find out which restaurants and food trucks your Facebook friends approve of. What's hot: Of course I want to know which restaurants my friends think are cool. But because many of them are not yet participating, I think the tool to make your own list of restaurants is the most handy.