April 14, 2002
In "Just Like Family" (by Heather King, March 10), the gay couple is described as swishy, catty--cartoonish even--but also lovable. It's as if Angelenos can only deal with gay couples who are quasi-eccentric. How about writing an article that doesn't buy into the "just call me Martha, darling!" jungle print lava-lava-wearing older gay couple stereotype? What about the regular Joe gay couples who live next to so many L.A. residents? We are out there, in plain jeans, working like everyone else and eating dinner like everyone else with no caviar or lobster-stuffed tomatoes in sight.
August 8, 2004
Years of spiraling prices have been supremely frustrating for avocado enthusiasts ("Avocado Growers See Mexican Threat," July 22). What was once an inexpensive item has morphed into something akin to produce-aisle caviar. But unlike caviar, which is produced from dwindling, over-farmed species, avocados are an agricultural crop whose supply can be readily adapted to meet demand. In Mexico, avocados remain plentiful and relatively cheap, their prices in line with other agricultural items.
May 16, 2010 |
No offense, "Mad Men," nothing personal, "Lost," but the best thing I saw on television last year was "Food Party," a six-episode IFC series that might most easily, if not at all adequately, be described as splitting the difference between Julia Child's "The French Chef" and "Pee-Wee's Playhouse." It began its second season — 20 15-minute episodes showing back to back over 10 weeks — April 27 and it is as strange and delightful, poetic and beautiful, silly and disturbing — and even more ambitious, in its homemade, handmade way — as ever.
November 20, 1997 |
Although the Garden of Eden opened its antique Moroccan doors just two weeks ago, the club's already the local of choice for the private party set. Eden's thrown a half dozen galas, and the gala-ist of all occurred last Friday, when Detour magazine sponsored a party there for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's 30th anniversary screening of the all-time cult favorite "The Valley of the Dolls."
March 23, 2003
It is a sad state of affairs that the families of U.S. Marines serving in the Middle East must struggle to make ends meet here at home ("Times Are Tough for Those Left Behind," March 18). While these Marines are willing to fight and perhaps die for this country, they should not have the added worry of how their families are surviving at home. This is a shameful situation, and steps should be taken immediately to issue much-needed help in the way of extra money, food, housing, etc., to the families of these brave men and women.
October 22, 1987 |
In France, the home of the bistro, the revolution has arrived at last. No longer need you take for granted the hearty pork, cabbage, potato and beans that were the bistro diet of yesteryear. The names may be the same, but with luck the traditional confit and cassoulet, ramekin and ragout will conceal a refreshingly new approach to traditional dishes. Consider that favorite, escargots a la Bourguignonne, for instance.
April 16, 2014 |
Bastille rockin' the stage, Solange at the turntable, a caviar bar on ice and a Jeff Koons on the lawn. Jimmy Choo knows how to party alright. And party the brand did on Tuesday night in L.A. when creative director Sandra Choi hosted a launch for the new, tomboyish rock 'n' roll-themed CHOO.08 collection and newly redesigned Rodeo Drive store. The bash was held at the Beverly Hills Mid-Century home of Eugenio Lopez Alonso, the international art patron who recently sponsored the opening of the new Museo Jumex contemporary art museum in Mexico City.
January 6, 1985 |
Some of the biggest dance talents in Hollywood and some of their most devoted fans will congregate at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Jan. 17 to catch the world premiere of "That's Dancing!" and to celebrate the event later at a supper-dance at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
November 15, 1986 |
Life, the weekly picture magazine, and television, which killed it, have always had a peculiar fascination each with the other, the fateful attraction of victim and executioner. Life and Time sponsored and largely staffed television's first primitive coverage of a presidential election, the Truman-Dewey contest in 1948. When Life turned 21 in 1957, "Omnibus" and its host, Alistair Cooke, celebrated the magazine's coming of age with a kind of docudrama on how the week's issue was put together.