October 16, 2013 |
Former MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch suggested during a REDCAT panel discussion Tuesday night that a new art star has been belatedly born: Michael Chow, who studied painting and architecture and acted in films as a young man in London before launching his first Mr. Chow restaurant there in 1968. A short film shown before the discussion documented Chow's return to painting over the past two years. It depicted the 74-year-old restaurateur flinging paint, milk and melted metal onto canvases, mashing them with egg yolks, sticking on sponges and other materials, and coming up with something reminiscent of classic Jackson Pollock.
August 2, 2013 |
As USC prepares for Saturday's first training camp practice, the Trojans appear to have caught a break in regard to their Aug. 29 opener at Hawaii. Hawaii Coach Norm Chow said Friday that offensive coordinator Aaron Price had been dismissed from the program. The Associated Press reported that Chow said "some issues have arisen," but Chow did not elaborate on the specifics of Price's departure. Chow, USC's offensive coordinator from 2001-04, hired Price in February to help a team that ranked 118th among 120 major college teams in 2012.
May 23, 2013 |
True to its title, "The Hangover Part III" has left many film critics wishing they'd abstained from the R-rated comedy's destructive misadventures. Those keeping score will recall that the first "Hangover" was an unexpected hit in 2009, while the Bangkok-set second installment was derided as a tired retread. "Part III" tweaks the premise of its predecessors: This time, the trio played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis don't black out during a drug-fueled pre-wedding mishap, but rather are forced by a gangster to commit their infamous hijinks.
May 22, 2013 |
Who let the dogs out? In 2009 the Baha Men's lyrics felt caustic, clever, comical and slightly subversive, perfect for the debauched Las Vegas bachelor party that was about to unfold. Phil, Stu and Alan - a.k.a. the Wolfpack, played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis - were about to begin their politically incorrect, impossibly irreverent and consistently perverse struggle to reconstruct the night and figure out where they lost the groom. Side-splittingly hilarious, it used a heady blend of Mike Tyson, a Bengal tiger, a hooker, a baby, a chicken and a crazed, screaming and sometimes naked Mr. Chow to incredible comic effect.
April 15, 2013 |
Competitive eaters will don their bibs and face off Saturday in Las Vegas in a hot dog-eating contest at New York-New York . The competition, which will take place on the resort's Brooklyn Bridge, is a preliminary round for the international championship, which will be July 4 in New York City. The pigout gets underway at 1 p.m. as hotel employees compete for bragging rights. At 2:30, local first responders and military personnel will go head-to-head in a chow-down for charity.
February 26, 2013 |
At Nowness.com , take a look at the quirky short entitled " Mr. Chow: Preparations " by German filmmaker Norbert Schoerner. A model gets dressed in a hotel room while watching a video of a Chinese chef making hand-pulled noodles at Mr. Chow in London. The noodle-maker's movements are mesmerizing -- and somehow comforting. As he tosses and pulls his rope of dough, slapping it on the counter or sweeping it through flour, the strands multiply and multiply. A real magic show.