Archive for ‘January, 2015’


Ask the Baker

Ask the Baker

Imagine biting into a cracker with a name like Slightly Seedy, Spicy Dal, La Semolina, Cheddar Crispies, and Currant in the Rye, and being transported back to a farm in the Ukraine run by a Mennonite. Can you taste the heritage grain? Excuse me, you ask? The names of the crackers mentioned above are the […]

Papi’s Sangria

Papi’s Sangria

Papi’s sangria comes thanks to The Artist’s Kitchen… “The best sangria in Los Angeles!” Ingredients: Fresh Fruit 2 bottles red wine 3-6 oz. cognac 2-3 oz. Cointreau or triple sec ¼-½ cup sugar 2 liter bottle of lemon/lime soda Ice     Directions: In an extra large pitcher or vessel, add the following ingredients: Your […]

Theodicy Jazz

Theodicy Jazz

One Sunday morning this past June,” wrote Retta Blaney in 2012 at Upon The Sacred Stage, “seven American revolutionaries staged an assault on the sensibilities of some 800 worshipers gathered at Canterbury Cathedral for the 11 a.m. service, causing them to react in a most un-British way. “They applauded. For several minutes. And Dean Robert […]

Scribblings Week 13

Scribblings Week 13

The ants are back. Which only goes to prove the profound truth of the French proverb, plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose. Yes, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” In California, I was ceaselessly at war with ants. You know the kind—the six-legged, bulbous headed, plundering fiends that, like […]

Mystery History No. 33

Mystery History No. 33

Where are we? What’s happening? In this 1935 photo (right), Joseph Barry, J. Louis Comiskey, and Harry Grabiner sit on an arroyo stone wall at Brookside Park while the Chicago White Sox play a baseball game during spring training. From 1933 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1950, the Chicago White Sox had their spring […]

All alone with the Dark Furs

All alone with the Dark Furs

BY NATHAN SOLIS Dark Furs operates in the tangled briers of indie pop. It’s moody, but elegantly arranged, bolstered by the wall of sound approach while still moving along the plot. It’s in the vein of recent pop acts that could be considered dream/mood pop, but what does any of that really mean? You could […]

Weekend Bite: Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock

Weekend Bite: Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock

Finally got my hands on some Belle’s Bagels! A photo posted by Valentina Silva (@eastsidefoodbites) on Jan 11, 2015 at 9:48am PST The hand-rolled bagels made by Belle’s Bagels of Eagle Rock are now available for pick up at La Perla bakery in Highland Park (you still need to order in advance). Valentina Silva of […]

Polka dots are back in fashion in Silver Lake

Polka dots are back in fashion in Silver Lake

The polka dots return | Patrick Pascal SILVER LAKE — Workers began painting the polka dot pattern across Sunset Triangle Plaza – aka Polka Dot Plaza – this week after after the dots went missing last April as part of repairs to the pavement at the pedestrian plaza. Patrick Pascal took photos of the newly […]

As Boko Haram continues its reign of destruction, is it time for the international community to intervene?

As Boko Haram continues its reign of destruction, is it time for the international community to intervene?

A group of Nigerian traditional hunters and vigilantes gather on vehicles on their way to engage Boko Haram militants in Mubi from Yola, Adamawa State, in November. The hunters have being assisting the Nigerian military in their fight against the Islamic insurgents.; Credit: STR/EPA/Landov New satellite images released by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International […]

Young Readers League Finale Recap (in photos!)

Young Readers League Finale Recap (in photos!)

Now that we’re coming down off the high of the Finale of our Young Readers League 2014-2015 Program here is a recap of the evening…in  photos! Cece and her mom having a little pre-show fun in the photobooth! Cece talking about the Phonic Ear she wore in school growing up. Listening attentively. Q & A […]

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