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Chop Suey: How Chinese food conquered the US (test your knowledge)

Chop Suey: How Chinese food conquered the US (test your knowledge)

“Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America” by Yong Chen When it comes to Chinese food, it’s not an overstatement to say that Southern California almost has it all. Chances are, discernible eaters can find anything their hearts desire in the San Gabriel Valley, from dishes everyone knows to street foods originating [...]

Listeners remember Tom Magliozzi of ‘Car Talk,’ dead at 77

Listeners remember Tom Magliozzi of ‘Car Talk,’ dead at 77

Ray Magliozzi, left, and his brother Tom Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio’s “Car Talk” show, are photographed with their cartoon likenesses in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, June 19, 2008. The brothers announced Friday, June 8, 2012 their plans to retire from the program. ; Credit: AP/Charles Krupa Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of [...]

Listeners remember Tom Magliozzi of ‘Car Talk,’ dead at 77

Listeners remember Tom Magliozzi of ‘Car Talk,’ dead at 77

Ray Magliozzi, left, and his brother Tom Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio’s “Car Talk” show, are photographed with their cartoon likenesses in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, June 19, 2008. The brothers announced Friday, June 8, 2012 their plans to retire from the program. ; Credit: AP/Charles Krupa Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of [...]

True tales of LA’s TV news stringers

True tales of LA’s TV news stringers

Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in “Nightcrawler,” written and directed by Dan Gilroy, opening October 31, 2014.; Credit: Chuck Zlotnick The critically acclaimed new release “Nightcrawler” goes behind the scenes of gritty local news – with the help of real life LA stringers who consulted on the film. Howard Raishbrook and his twin brother Austin [...]

True tales of LA’s TV news stringers

True tales of LA’s TV news stringers

Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in “Nightcrawler,” written and directed by Dan Gilroy, opening October 31, 2014.; Credit: Chuck Zlotnick The critically acclaimed new release “Nightcrawler” goes behind the scenes of gritty local news – with the help of real life LA stringers who consulted on the film. Howard Raishbrook and his twin brother Austin [...]

True tales of LA’s TV news stringers

True tales of LA’s TV news stringers

Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in “Nightcrawler,” written and directed by Dan Gilroy, opening October 31, 2014.; Credit: Chuck Zlotnick The critically acclaimed new release “Nightcrawler” goes behind the scenes of gritty local news – with the help of real life LA stringers who consulted on the film. Howard Raishbrook and his twin brother Austin [...]

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

“Full Measure: A Novel” by T. Jefferson Parker Novelist and California native son T. Jefferson Parker is known for a slate of popular crime novels from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. His latest outing is a department from a genre he’s best known for, and could be his most mainstream. At the [...]

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

“Full Measure: A Novel” by T. Jefferson Parker Novelist and California native son T. Jefferson Parker is known for a slate of popular crime novels from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. His latest outing is a department from a genre he’s best known for, and could be his most mainstream. At the [...]

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

“Full Measure: A Novel” by T. Jefferson Parker Novelist and California native son T. Jefferson Parker is known for a slate of popular crime novels from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. His latest outing is a department from a genre he’s best known for, and could be his most mainstream. At the [...]

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

T. Jefferson Parker takes on Afghanistan veterans, economic bust in new novel

“Full Measure: A Novel” by T. Jefferson Parker Novelist and California native son T. Jefferson Parker is known for a slate of popular crime novels from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. His latest outing is a department from a genre he’s best known for, and could be his most mainstream. At the [...]