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Another Night in Bankok

Another Night in Bankok

This week’s recipe comes courtesy of Dog Haus Culinary Director Michael Brown. Ingredients for 1 dog: 1 spicy Thai red currywurst sausage (proprietary recipe made for DH by Adam Gertler of “The Next Food Network Star” fame) or quality beef hot dog 1 bun (three King’s Hawaiian rolls, still connected) ¼ ounce butter, melted or […]

Frogtown Artwalk 2014

Frogtown Artwalk 2014

Envision the flight of 60 birds along the L.A. River. So it has been by the team of artists behind “River of Wings” project. Sixty “kinetic, avian-inspired sculptures” have been built and decorated and will be installed along a half mile section of the bike path along the L.A. River. These birds will “fly” down […]

Celebrating Women in Jazz

Celebrating Women in Jazz

“…Determination, persistence, and the audacity of women living their dreams…out loud.” This is the premise behind But Can She Play?: Blowin’ the Roof Off Women Horn Players and Jazz, “the first full-length feature chronicling the stories of jazz women horn players,” produced and directed by journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn. On September 24th, a special benefit […]

Step on Up! Get Your Rain Barrel!

Step on Up! Get Your Rain Barrel!

The Arroyo Seco Foundation presents the “Rain Barrel and Drought-Tolerant Landscape Event” at Descanso Gardens on September 14th. Pre-order a rain barrel for $85 and pick it up the day of the event. The Metropolitan Water District will also be on hand to offer $75 rebates. RSVP to Foothill MWD at 818.790.4036 if served by […]

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers

Since graduating from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2013, with an impressively precocious and polished sound and wisdom, singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has performed and recorded her own brand of folk rock in Los Angeles and Nashville. She’s already banked gigs at LA’s best music go-to spots, including the Troubadour, El Rey, Roxy, […]

Where Butterflies Sleep

Where Butterflies Sleep

Poems by Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral   Where Butterflies Sleep This night of all nights I wish to sleep where the butterflies sleep I need to rest with them… So I, too, may awake joyous with a boisterous fluttering of my wings And chase the summer morning light Through the lacy green shawl of the passionflower leaves […]

Make a Day of the Dead Altar @ Ave. 50 Studio

Make a Day of the Dead Altar @ Ave. 50 Studio

Candles are lit to welcome the spirit back. Marigolds or cempasúchitl symbolize death but their strong fragrance “also help lead the dead back.” Salt represents the continuance of life. Pan de muerto is a symbol of the departed. A glass of water is offered as souls are thirsty “after their long journey from the Other […]

Energy Efficiency for Historic Homes

Energy Efficiency for Historic Homes

We love our little bungalow. Built in 1926, we revel in the hand-wrought iron work, the hand-crafted joinery, the built-in fireplace flanked by inglenooks, the hipped covered porch, and the “elaborated” rafter ends. But after all these years of loving, a piece of us is also sapped, longing to tap out. Uncle, uncle. How is […]

The Secret Fork

The Secret Fork

Are you a local chef, a producer of artisanal foods or a creator of craft? Or, are you someone who likes to sample and purchase foods and handmade goods? The Secret Fork is a community organization with the aim of bringing together artisans—who make jams, breads, sweets, prepared foods and food-related pottery like mugs and bowls—to […]

Chicano Sublime: A Q&A with Val Echavarria

Chicano Sublime: A Q&A with Val Echavarria

“Notes from the Chicano Sublime” is an exhibition of abstract work that brings into focus ideas that border on otherworldly themes associated with the cosmic, biological and spiritual worlds, writes curator and contributing artist Linda Arreola. This is where the beauty of the sublime is found…not in what we recognize but rather in what we have […]

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