• Film

    November 20, 2014
  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    Joaquin Phoenix Is (Still) Still Here

    Rebounding from a movie that pissed off and confused America, the actor gives one of his best performances in Spike Jonze's Her

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2013

    Having Mrs. Nixon to Kick Around: Ann Beattie's Ecstatic Imaginings

    Hard to know about serendipity, but when it arrives everything makes sense and Mr. Bib is elevated, engaged, eager as a kid in a candy store, probably a diabetic kid or, more accurately, a still-young reader in a public library or bookstore. I'm a "Nixon man," un-coincidentally the title of a novel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Mesamerica 2013: Dispatch by Geeta Bansal, Part 1!

    Every week, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of world cooking. Today, she regales us with a dispatch from Mesamerica 2013, one of the world's premier chef conferences. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    On The Line: Tony Lu Of The Slummin' Gourmet - Part One

    "Orange County has the best patrons! Our Orange County followers are loyal, supportive, encouraging and generous. We love serving here in the OC" - Tony Lu And that is how you start an interview! Tony Lu and crew have been truckin' between counties, offering luxe meals in an approachable lonchera s ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Reza Abedi's Greatest Escape

    A local high-school-wrestling coach gave up his Olympic dreams to flee Khomeini's Iran

  • Features

    May 24, 2007

    The Boras Factor

    Some fans and team officials think hes the devil. His player clients think hes an angel. Everyone agrees that super agent Scott Boras has changed baseballbut for better or worse? And what does he want now?

  • Film

    January 22, 2004

    All the News Thats Not Fit to Print

    Press consolidation, foreign correspondence and the Venezuelan coup

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    The Jewish Gaucho

    Osvaldo Golijov makes it all come together

  • Features

    February 18, 1999