September 27, 2013 |
Anya Von Bremzen makes her living writing about some of the most wondrous food in the world. It's a remarkable career for a woman born in 1963 Moscow, an era of bread lines and making do. Her new book, “Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing” (Crown, $26), turns a bittersweet eye and an intelligent heart on Soviet history through food. It's her own history and her mother's, beautifully told. Von Bremzen, now a resident of New York and the author of five cookbooks, talked about the book with The Times.
January 4, 1991 |
For girls who can't get enough of Barbie, Marvel Comics is debuting its Barbie comic book, complete with "Stylish Stories and Trend-Setting Tips!" That pretty, perky and preternaturally youthful doll has finally landed her own comic book and it has her romping through all kinds of fashionable escapades with Skipper, Christie, and her ever-available, perfect boyfriend, Ken. Barbie even instructs on craft projects ("Guess what's more fun than wearing jewelry? Making it!"
July 25, 2013 |
A poll published Thursday by a consumer advocacy group found that a majority of shoppers want Trader Joe's to stop selling meat and poultry from animals that were fed antibiotics. The Monrovia-based grocery chain has been under pressure by Consumer Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports magazine. The poll found that 69% of shoppers who have bought meat at Trader Joe's think the company should pull from its shelves meat raised on antibiotics. The most outrageous fast-food menu items The poll also found that most shoppers, nearly 80%, were unaware that some meat sold at the chain had been raised on the drugs.
May 11, 2012 |
You're always telling your mother you owe her. Now, the American Coalition for Labor Reparations has a worksheet you can use to calculate exactly how much back pay Mom deserves. Here's the logic: “Every laborer deserves a wage. Your mother went into labor for you and has never been repaid.” We should mention that the coalition doesn't exist for most of the year - it's a gag dreamed up by ad agency Mother New York. There's even a faux PSA video featuring a crew of mothers - some describing pretty graphic scenarios.
August 3, 2004
Source: Boxofficemojo.com Los Angeles Times *--* Movie 3-day Total Venues Average Weeks (Studio) Gross (Millions) Per Venue 1 The Village (Buena $50.7 $50.7 3,730 $13,604 1 Vista) 2 The Bourne Supremacy $24.2 $98.8 3,180 $7,599 2 (Universal) 3 The Manchurian $20.0 $20.0 2,867 $6,982 1 Candidate (Paramount) 4 I, Robot (Fox) $10.4 $115.0 3,204 $3,231 3 5 Spider-Man 2 (Sony) $8.6 $344.4 3,001 $2,870 5 6 Catwoman (Warner Bros.) $6.4 $29.8 3,117 $2,067 2 7 Harold & Kumar Go to $5.5 $5.
August 10, 2004
Weekend box office Source: Exhibitor Relations Co. *--* MOVIE 3-DAY TOTAL VENUES AVGVENUE WEEKS GROSS (MILL.) 1Collateral $24.7 $24.7 3,188 $7,748 1 (DreamWorks) 2The Village $16.5 $85.6 3,733 $4,412 2 (Buena Vista) 3The Bourne Supremacy $14.4 $124.6 3,304 $4,355 3 (Universal) 4The Manchurian Candidate $10.5 $38.0 2,867 $3,672 2 (Paramount) 5Little Black Book $7.1 $7.1 2,445 $2,894 1 (Sony) 6 I, Robot $6.5 $126.9 2,806 $2,322 4 (Sony) 7Spider-Man 2 $5.4 $354.
July 12, 2006 |
Product placement apparently isn't cutting it in the movie business anymore. Not satisfied, say, with a mere passing shot of a mega-star munching a Whopper, Burger King is developing a film whose main character lives above one of its burger franchises, according to a story in this week's Advertising Age, a trade magazine. No, it's not a horror film. And it's also not going to be what would seem the natural sequel to 2004's nutty teenage comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle."
August 2, 2004 |
With an estimated take of $50.8 million, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" delivered Disney's best debut of the year by far, more than double the biggest of its previous 2004 openings, "Miracle" ($19.4 million). Relishing the break in a streak of disappointments, Disney execs also pointed out the figure was a company best for a movie opening in July, surpassing even the $46.6-million first weekend for last year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
HOME & GARDEN
February 17, 2011 |
Actor David Krumholtz, known for his role as Professor Charlie Eppes on the TV series "Numb3rs," has listed his Sunset Strip-area home at $2,175,000. The gated property, called El Castillo, includes more than 4,000 square feet of living space, an elevator, hand-carved living room ceilings, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms Designed for entertaining, the 1985 Spanish-style house has outdoor entertaining space and a spa. Krumholtz, 32, starred in the CBS crime drama from 2005 to 2010.
January 29, 2007 |
THE HAMBURGER is America's iconic sandwich, a sizzling symbol recognized from China to Peru. With all due respect to the bustling port city of Hamburg, Germany, a dish of chopped or minced beef (which that city's residents, and others, have been eating for centuries) is not the same as the sandwich we think of as the quintessential American invention. And now the perennial question of who invented the hamburger is in the news again.