December 16, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P. ( Los Angeles Times ) Joe Simon, the creator of Captain America, has also died. ( Los Angeles Times ) The surviving Beach Boys will reunite and tour and record a new album. ( Wall Street Journal ) In Israel, "The Hangover," becomes "Before the Wedding, We Stop in Vegas. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Demi Moore says she doesn't have immediate plans to change her Twitter handle: @mrskutcher.
March 14, 1996 |
In most of the country, this has been one humdinger of a winter. And on top of record-shattering cold and unprecedented snowfall, it's been a horrific cold and flu season. Over the years, I've tried numerous home remedies for a cold, from blameless warm milk to potent toddies of brandy, honey and lemon juice. Now I believe I've finally found the perfect remedy: sopa de Lima, or lime soup.
February 6, 2013 |
As martyrs go, Aaron Swartz was an extraordinary example of the breed. A computer programming genius, he had helped develop the social networking site Reddit and became known as a leading advocate for easy and free information sharing on the Web. When Swartz committed suicide in January, while awaiting trial on federal computer hacking charges that could have landed him in prison for 35 years and cost him fines of $1 million, his death was seen...
January 14, 2012 |
The Obama administration signaled Saturday it does not support aspects of pending anti-piracy legislation, a setback for the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Hollywood's chief lobbying arm. The measures - which have deeply divided the entertainment and technology industries - would give the Justice Department more tools to shut down foreign websites involved in theft of movies and TV shows. Major Hollywood studios and unions have been mounting a campaign in support of the bills to combat online piracy, which costs the industry billions annually.
March 30, 2012 |
If there's a brawl between Silicon Valley and Hollywood to be California's marquee industry, it looks like the geeks have come out on top. More than 65% of those surveyed in the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll said the technology industry was more important to the state's economy than entertainment, perhaps showing that SoCal's famous vixens and heartthrobs are losing the battle for screen time to NorCal's search engines and social networks....
May 12, 2012 |
- At the village market, my friend Pepa buys a couple of small white fish, a handful of clams, a few shrimp. I ask what she's preparing. " Una sopa marinera, de pescado ," she replies. A fish soup. Nothing fancy, no complications, just a simple home-style fish soup, ready in minutes. In Spanish, " marinera " has nothing to do with tomato sauce - it means mariner's style, fishermen's fare. These seafood soups are traditional aboard fishing boats or in fishermen's homes, where the remains of the day's catch find their way into the soup pot. From the village where Pepa and I shop, we look down to the Mediterranean coast, where a fishing port receives fresh seafood daily.
March 11, 1993 |
Out on California 126, past Fillmore when heading east, a bustling clientele is pulling off to the side of the highway to procure some of the plentiful offerings at Cornejo's Produce stand. The customers have come for an impressive variety of citrus, Hass avocados and dried chili peppers, which are bought up at a brisk pace in the shade of the stand's thatched rooftop.
June 17, 2009 |
The wall of sweets inside Rollie's Bakery Cafe in Tustin -- a collection of shell-shaped conchas, rows of cinnamon-crusted confections and a group of fluorescent pink pastries -- is deceiving. The year-old restaurant is part panaderia, but it has also evolved into something more anomalous: a rare outpost of Bolivian cooking.
July 1, 1990 |
Colette at Beverly Pavilion Hotel, 9360 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (213) 273-1151. Style: The Franco-American food here might not leave you crying for an encore, but it does merit a bit of applause. Setting: Pastels, light woods. Recommended dishes: Menu changes every two weeks but might include gumbo; mussels and saffron soup; New York strip steak. Cost per person: $25-$45. Julienne, 2649 Mission St., San Marino. (818) 441-2299.