This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.
Crewe, one of the most successful songwriters and producers in pop-music history, died on Thursday at 82 after a long illness. It's a personal loss for me, because I got to know Crewe a bit when I helped produce and write liner notes for a box set of Four Seasons' hits in 2007.
It's been one of the mildest summers in years in L.A., but for food lovers it's been ghost-chili hot (and for ghost chili lovers, new Indian gastropub, Badmaash, is serving it up in a curry). So here are some highlights to check out before fall.
Shark Week is back. The Discovery Channel's annual fear-fest has led millions of Americans -- including some of our own friends and family -- to warily scan their beach waters each August for lurking fins.
In terms of setting, there are not many restaurants that can compete with Ray's and Stark Bar. Residing in the center of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ray's and Stark Bar is fine dining amidst fine art, but with a casual vibe.