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December 3, 2003
Total time: 1 hour Servings: 12 skewers Note: From Paul Bertolli, chef at Oliveto restaurant in Oakland. Serve this with arugula salad and lemon wedges. If using bamboo skewers, soak them in cold water before assembling. 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1/4 loaf country sourdough bread (about 3 ounces) 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 14 sage leaves, divided 1/4 cup white wine 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4 sausages (about 1 pound)
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By Susan King
"I want you to go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore. " So said Howard Beale in "Network. " When the movie opened in fall 1976, critics and audiences - not to mention network news bosses - were divided on this dark satire revolving around a longtime news anchor who has a breakdown only to become the mad prophet of the airwaves. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film starred Peter Finch as Beale (Finch, who died of a heart attack in early 1977, was posthumously nominated for lead actor - and won)
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SPORTS
July 18, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Jon Hamm, star of "Mad Men" on AMC, skewered Dwight Howard during his opening monologue while hosting "The ESPYs" on Wednesday. "Dwight Howard recently announced he was leaving the Lakers to play for the Houston Rockets," said Hamm.  "He's leaving L.A.; I guess it looks like he finally found a way to help the Lakers win. " Hamm then introduced a video montage to honor the departing center. "We thought it would be nice to honor Dwight Howard by taking a look at his greatest moments as a Laker," said Hamm.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Kristina Wong has crashed Miss Chinatown pageants as a pimply, cigar-smoking, over-the-hill contestant. She has posed as a rabid Jeremy Lin fan, waving sexually suggestive signs at the NBA player's games. On a sewing machine in her Koreatown apartment, she makes vagina puppets out of colored felt. So when she found herself in front of television cameras discussing the popularity of Asian women on the dating scene, Wong was in her element. "Suck it, white ladies! I got it!
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
When the news broke Monday that Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge - or, as everyone continues to insist on calling her, “Kate Middleton” - was pregnant , it was inevitable that the American news media would catch a serious case of royal baby feve r. And it was nearly as certain that “The Daily Show” would skewer the overblown coverage, which they did brilliantly on Thursday night. Jon Stewart began by riffing on the headline on the British tabloid The Sun, which read “Kate Expectations.” He suggested there were better pregnancy puns inspired by great literature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2012 | Rosanna Xia
Plumes of smoke from roasting lamb skewers curl into the night air. Crowds jostle past fermented tofu stands and vats of curry fish balls. "Xia bing'er! Xia bing'er!" one vendor sings in the high, lilting dialect of Beijing. "Shrimp pancakes!" David Fung, a new Houston Rockets hat on his head, slides through the Asian night market in Pasadena with his brother, Andrew. "Dude, this is like the 626 Olympics," he says, weaving to the beat of Rihanna and YG. The two are swept up in the moment and start belting out a version of their viral YouTube rap about the 626 - the area code of much of the San Gabriel Valley.
FOOD
December 23, 2009
Horon WHERE 2143 182nd St., Torrance. WHEN Open every day, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Beer, sake, mixed drinks. Credit cards accepted. Lot parking. PRICE Skewers, $1 to $3. Appetizers and other dishes, $3 to $6. CONTACT (310) 515-6147
FOOD
June 30, 2011
Strawberry shortcake Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 16 skewers Note: Adapted from "On a Stick!" by Matt Armendariz. He recommends using small bamboo skewers for this dish. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. 2 cups pound cake cut into 1-inch cubes 2 cups strawberries, hulled 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1. Thread alternating pieces of pound cake and strawberries onto skewers.
FOOD
August 6, 2008
  Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "Mediterranean Harvest" by Martha Rose Shulman. Soak the skewers in water while you're assembling the feta and grape leaves. 16 grape leaves packed in brine 8 ounces firm feta, cut into 16 (1-inch) squares Best quality olive oil for brushing Wooden skewers for grilling 1. Carefully unroll the grape leaves and rinse well under cold water. Blanch the leaves, a few at a time, in boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes until slightly softened.
FOOD
December 23, 2009 | By C. Thi Nguyen
It's easy to stereotype Japanese food as a cuisine of all delicacy and lightness. But every culture must have its bar food, and so we have Horon, serving a barrage of skewered tidbits, all breaded, carefully deep-fried and lovingly arranged into architectural stacks. There are fried chicken meatballs, fried pork belly, fried bacon-wrapped asparagus and fried lotus root. There are fried eel, fried meat-stuffed bell peppers and fried pumpkin. There are pitchers of beer, cups of sake and fruity cocktails.
NEWS
October 23, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Live by the tweet, die by the Twitter sword. That's Jofi Joseph's fate. But he's not the first - and he certainly won't be the last - to perish from the wounds of 140-character cuts. Joseph, most recently a director in the nonproliferation section of the White House's national security staff, was fired after being unmasked as the lamebrain behind the Twitter handle @natsecwonk. And just what irked his bosses? Perhaps tweets like this one, saved by the website the Daily Beast, which smartly anticipated writing the tweeter's Twitter obit someday: “I'm a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me.” “Was Huma Abedin wearing beer goggles the night she met Anthony Wiener?
SPORTS
July 18, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Jon Hamm, star of "Mad Men" on AMC, skewered Dwight Howard during his opening monologue while hosting "The ESPYs" on Wednesday. "Dwight Howard recently announced he was leaving the Lakers to play for the Houston Rockets," said Hamm.  "He's leaving L.A.; I guess it looks like he finally found a way to help the Lakers win. " Hamm then introduced a video montage to honor the departing center. "We thought it would be nice to honor Dwight Howard by taking a look at his greatest moments as a Laker," said Hamm.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Russell Brand might have a job over at MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show -- because on Monday he did a better job interviewing himself and acting like an anchorman than the three people who were there to chat with him. Then again, it's probably not a job he wants. Tuesday on Twitter, he promoted the segment by saying, "This is me on a mad American program. Quite funny. " Remember how Mila Kunis turned the tables on a nervous BBC interviewer back in March? Well, this went down sort of like that, without the interviewers having the excuse of first-time nerves.
FOOD
June 14, 2013
Total time: About 35 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Squid are generally found at good fish markets and Asian markets, as well as Bristol Farms. This is also good with grilled shrimp. The shrimp will take a little longer to cook, but still only 3 or 4 minutes per side. 3 cups cooked white beans, about 2 (15-ounce) cans 1 cup diced celery 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped parsley, plus a few celery leaves Olive oil Lemon juice Salt 1 pound cleaned squid 1/4 teaspoon pimenton de la vera (smoked paprika)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Judgment Day comes to Hollywood with a vengeance in "This Is the End. " Jonah Hill is in bed with the devil - in James Franco's mansion. An inferno rages in the front yard, and movie star egos are filleted for fun. When the apocalyptic comedy gets deadly serious about roasting the ethos of celebrity, its satire grows white-hot. As the devil's brigade sets the Hollywood Hills ablaze, "This Is the End" considers many burning questions. Does movie-star cred automatically put one on the A-list of the blessed?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Sure, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival offers enough music for every fan -- despite whatever gripes purists have about the year's lineup -- but the festival has become just as good for people-watching. And not just innocuous gaping at the attention-seeking outfits or the gloriously sun-kissed taut bodies wearing next to nothing - the festival grounds is a hotbed for an array of archetypes that are easy to make fun of, especially the folks who, as a reader commented , “go to be seen - to show their friends that they are 'cool' (which they most assuredly are NOT)
FOOD
June 5, 2002 | SU-MEI YU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Walk through Bangkok on a cool, quiet morning and you'll see puffs of smoke rising from each side of the street. The air will be filled with the scents of searing chile and cilantro, and the sounds of a city stirring to life. Every day before sunrise, the same ritual takes place: Thailand's satay vendors set up their carts, thread thin slices of meat onto bamboo skewers and grill them over a vigorously fanned charcoal fire.
FOOD
June 14, 2013
Total time: About 35 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Squid are generally found at good fish markets and Asian markets, as well as Bristol Farms. This is also good with grilled shrimp. The shrimp will take a little longer to cook, but still only 3 or 4 minutes per side. 3 cups cooked white beans, about 2 (15-ounce) cans 1 cup diced celery 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped parsley, plus a few celery leaves Olive oil Lemon juice Salt 1 pound cleaned squid 1/4 teaspoon pimenton de la vera (smoked paprika)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
After former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was pilloried following her death last week with a campaign in England to vault the song “Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead” to the top of the nation's pop chart, an English satirist is using the occasion of Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday, April 17, to reissue a 1979 album skewering the woman also known as “The Iron Lady.” British humorist, music and comedy producer Martin Lewis says he...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
When the news broke Monday that Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge - or, as everyone continues to insist on calling her, “Kate Middleton” - was pregnant , it was inevitable that the American news media would catch a serious case of royal baby feve r. And it was nearly as certain that “The Daily Show” would skewer the overblown coverage, which they did brilliantly on Thursday night. Jon Stewart began by riffing on the headline on the British tabloid The Sun, which read “Kate Expectations.” He suggested there were better pregnancy puns inspired by great literature.
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