November 5, 2013 |
With its long, thin blade, a slicing knife, or "slicer," is meant to cut through meats thinly and cleanly with precision, whether you're tackling a cooked roast or ham, or even raw fish for sashimi. Longer and thinner than a chef's knife, slicing knives are meant to handle slicing in smooth single strokes. The blades are often flexible and may or may not be serrated; they may also feature what's often called a granton edge (those "dimples" in the blade that help keep the meat from sticking to the knife as it is cut)
November 5, 2013 |
When Sky Ferreira turned up recently at an Echo Park watering hole to talk about her debut album, the singer's seen-it-all manner - joyless expression, slumped shoulders, eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses - hardly communicated the giddy excitement of an artist on her way up. But it wasn't entirely unexpected of someone who's been through what Ferreira has. In 2007, when she was 15, the Los Angeles native signed a major-label record deal after developing...
November 4, 2013 |
Dwight Howard remains confronted by a nemesis his long arms and massive hands can't do anything about: Lakers fans. Many remain bitter over his departure for the Houston Rockets after just one season wearing purple and gold, something Howard has found he cannot escape. “Fans are very passionate about their team and unfortunately the Lakers have the most fans in the world,” Howard said Monday morning after his team's shootaround at UCLA, “so I think it's kind of a tough thing to let go.” Howard said leaving the Lakers after one disappointing season in which they were swept in the first round of the playoffs left an unavoidable distaste for him. “I never tried to do anything to hurt these people in L.A., but I understand that they're just passionate about their team,” Howard said.
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October 25, 2013 |
Last spring I wrote about a novel campaign to keep dogs and cats out of the South Los Angeles shelter by helping pet owners through difficult times. With a little money and a lot of volunteers, the intervention program run by Downtown Dog Rescue has paid vet bills and pet deposits, repaired backyard fences, spayed and neutered hundreds of dogs, and found homes for pets whose owners had to give them up. In just seven months, the group has kept more than 1,500 dogs and cats from winding up in the shelter.
October 22, 2013 |
SPARKS, Nev. - He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweat shirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and he held a Ruger 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun in his hand. The 12-year-old boy pointed the weapon at about 30 terrified students huddled in a corner near an outdoor school basketball court early Monday. He locked eyes with eighth-grader Omar Lopez, who was nearby. "You guys ruined my life, so I'm going to ruin yours," he told the group, Omar said.
October 18, 2013 |
Katy Perry had come to dance. On a recent afternoon the pop superstar was at a Burbank rehearsal studio, fortifying herself with a salad before diving into four hours of sweaty physical movement - a not-so-dry run for a handful of performances in which she'd be doing more choreography than at any point in her career. Perry, known for bubbly, fun-loving hits such as "I Kissed a Girl" and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," was dressed for a workout: black tights, black sneakers, a ripped-up T-shirt with two cats pictured on it. (Big cat lady, Katy Perry.)