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Creating Paradise: LA Artists' Studios

Mat Gleason | Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

I spent a few Saturdays this summer taking art enthusiasts to artist studios in and around Los Angeles. Some artists live in their studios, others dri...

The Faithful Shopper: Time to Travel

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It may be August, but there's still time to sneak in that summer vacation. The key to a relaxing trip is making sure you're properly equipped before you leave, with the right luggage, the right information, and the right tools.

I Left My Diet in San Francisco!

Ellen Resnick | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco
Ellen Resnick

Should I go to Burn and do a combination of Pilates, weights and cardio, or relax and have a chocolate croissant and coffee with the locals at Tart to Tart?

The City in Focus: Ross Alley

Mark Coggins | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco
Mark Coggins


Lucas Kavner

'Snow Flower' Author Talks Friendship, Adapting Her Novel To Film | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home

The complex bond of female friendship and intimacy is something author Lisa See has explored extensively with her past two novels. In her recent "Shan...

Movie Review: The Hangover Part II

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's not surprising that they would make The Hangover Part II. Nor is it a shock that this second bite of the apple doesn't go down as easily as the first.

New Bill: Buy A Knockoff Handbag, Face A Year In Prison

Posted 06.26.2011 | New York

Looking for a fake Rolodex? Maybe a Louis Viutton knockoff? Maybe don't buy it in New York. City Councilwoman Margaret Chin is proposing a bill th...

New York's Weirdest Apartments: Send Us Yours!

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

We've all experienced some form of New York's eccentric offerings of apartments. Whether it's an entirely tiled bedroom floor in Chinatown or uninhabi...

Chinese-Style Jerky

Josh Ozersky | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


Po' Boys & The Hope Diamond Of Chicken Sandwiches

Josh Ozersky | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


To Live With Unreality in L.A

Jeff Polman | Posted 06.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Jeff Polman

It's strange that I've been up to the Griffith Park Observatory about a dozen times since I've lived out here and not once did I experience a time warp event or see a naked terminator appear.

Chinatown Dentist Gets 31-Pound Surprise Delivery Of Marijuana

| Tara Kyle | Posted 06.02.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Medical marijuana may be legal in 15 states, but a massive pot delivery to a Chinatown dental office Friday was very illegal -- and unexp...

Todd Haynes Talks About Mildred Pierce

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Todd Haynes has spent his filmmaking career working far outside the mainstream -- yet he seems surprised when a reporter refers to his new miniseries, HBO's Mildred Pierce, as surprisingly conventional for him.

From Rags To Rag And Bone: The End Of The Bowery | Marc Santora | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BEFORE the Bowery bums and urban blight, before the restaurant-equipment dealers flooded the sidewalks, before lighting stores illuminated storefront ...

Eating My Heart Out in Toronto

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Peameal Bacon Sandwich: A Toronto Specialty There was nothing I didn't eat last weekend in Toronto, except maybe my custom-made hat from Lilliput ht...

Quinn To Sign Redistricting Law: Real Reform Or Window-Dressing?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the data from the 2010 census comes in, the ever-contentious process of redrawing Illinois's legislative maps will soon be under way. A new law tha...

HuffPost Review: Rango

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Visually, Gore Verbinski's Rango is so stunning and clever that you can almost forgive it for the fact that, really, it's just not very funny. Almost.

Finals Hours Of The Last Arcade In Chinatown

NYC The Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rumors started flying around New York City blogs last week that Chinatown Fair, one of the last traditional arcades left in the city, was closing. Tho...

Chinese Char Siu Pork Ribs At Home

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It turns out that Char Siu, even though it sounds like charcoal, is not barbecued, grilled, or smoked. It is roasted in a special oven, usually gas fired. And most of the time it gets its ruddy tone from red food coloring. Sigh.

PHOTOS: The World's Best Chinatowns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Chinese New Year was celebrated across the globe late last week, as the Year of the Rabbit dawned. As the celebrations will continue for days to come...

WATCH: Down The Hidden Alleys Of San Francisco's Chinatown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The largest Chinatown in the US, and also the oldest, San Francisco's Chinatown is full of secrets and back-alleys. One of them, Ross Alley, was once ...

Chinatown School Bound Student's Hands With Duct Tape

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A parent who sent his children to a Chinese Christian school in Chicago's Chinatown was outraged to find his four-year-old son's hands bound together ...

Stop the Lies

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Near the end of the now-classic film Chinatown, set in Los Angeles during the 1930s, working-stiff private detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) conf...

LA Art World Gossip, October 2010

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Francois Ghebaly continues his ascent into top dealerdom. He has moved his Francois Ghebaly Gallery to Culver City, landing in a funky, misshapen muffler repair shop.

Eye Opener: HUD Grades and Kate Spades

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amid the mosque hullaballoo, a bid to rebuild a Greek Orthordox church is largely ignored. [NYT] Brooklyn artist feeds ants nothing but McDonalds. [NY...