• Film

    July 26, 2012

    Ai Weiwei: Raise a Finger

    Even China can't shut up the artist/gadfly

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Ten Great Vegetarian Restaurants in OC

    ​Orange County, for all its Republican, meat-and-potatoes reputation, has a fantastic array of vegetarian restaurants; not just vegetarian, but vegan, and from a wide variety of ethnic traditions. We have little patience with hippy-dippy vegetarian places that skimp on flavor in order to emphasize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Chinese, Part 1

    Entire years, entire careers, entire lifetimes have been spent writing about Chinese cuisine, and yet it's arguably the cuisine least well-represented in the vast bulk of America. As hard as it to hear, the Chinese food that comes delivered in those little white Tetra-Paks™ with the red pagodas an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Live From Earthquake Central!

    WikicommonsYou know what's funny? Earthquake coverage. To be specific: coverage of moderate earthquakes. NPR's coverage of the devastating Chengdu tremor in 2008 can be called many things, but not "funny" isn't one of them.When a 4.7 quake hits Southern California, as one did last night, you have to ... More >>