August 4, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - Los Angeles bar designer Ricki Kline stands on New Orleans' Bourbon Street at 3 a.m. holding a Sazerac in a plastic to-go cup while bartenders from across the country shout greetings, shake hands and swig from unlabeled bottles of boutique booze they barrel-aged themselves. It's the spillover from Tales of the Cocktail, the world's largest annual gathering of bartenders and liquor professionals, with more than 21,000 attendees eager to soak up trade secrets of the craft cocktail movement that has spread from New York and Los Angeles to unexpected towns in America's heartland and beyond.
February 23, 1986 |
If your children would never dream of sticking bubble gum on the cat, then it's probably OK to let them read this. But if it hasn't yet occurred to them how much fun it might be to dump flour, rice, sugar, coffee and salt onto your clean floor then mush it all together, better wait. This is full of great ideas. These seven hilarious stories are about all those messy, naughty, horrifying things children seem to do innately.
November 15, 2012 |
In Jean-Marc Vallée's time-shifting question mark of a movie "Café De Flore," love is a force by turns organic, therapeutic, alienating and enough of a connective tissue to bind two seemingly incongruent stories. One of Vallée's parallel tales is set in 1969 and concerns a Parisian single mother (an effective Vanessa Paradis) of less-than-modest means committing herself fully to the developmental needs of her Down syndrome son. The other follows a present-day Montreal DJ (Kevin Parent)
May 23, 2010 |
Darwin's Bastards Astounding Tales From Tomorrow Selected and edited by Zsuzsi Gartner Douglas & McIntyre: 456 pp., $21.95 Reading Zsuzsi Gartner's introduction to "Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales From Tomorrow," you might get the idea that the future's gotten old. It's been a while, after all, since Y2K turned out to be a bust, and even longer since William Gibson invented cyberspace. Given Gartner's tone of 1990s-style millennial anxiety — her concerns include "[g]
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August 4, 2010 |
Myth-maker? Or myth-breaker? He's a little of both, tour guide Stephen Schochet acknowledges. Passing by Pink's Hot Dogs on La Brea Avenue, he is likely to mention that the 71-year-old stand is a frequent celebrity hangout. But he'll say no one enjoys the place more than legendary director Orson Welles did. Welles once "went there, ordered 18 chili dogs and ended up in the hospital," Schochet says. "The doctor advised him that if he ever again bought dinner for four, make sure there were three other people around."
September 7, 1986
I'd like to thank KTLA for airing "Tales From the Darkside." It is one of my favorite shows to watch each weekend. S. Toscano, Baldwin Park
March 14, 2011
Give Me Your Heart Tales of Mystery and Suspense Joyce Carol Oates Otto Penzler Book/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 260 pp., $25
January 10, 1999
Regarding Jennifer Miller's complaint about the offensiveness of the male bonding scene in "Saving Private Ryan" (Letters, Dec. 27): If what men talked about in groups didn't contain tales of humiliating and objectifying young women, it couldn't accurately be called "bonding." KENT RENICHE Tehachapi