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Crosses to Bear

  At 4:23 p.m., five minutes from its stop in Simi Valley on Tuesday, September 12, Los Angeles Metrolink train 111, carrying 222 commuters, collided head-on with a Union Pacific...

Mind Games

Charlie Kaufman’s career is a thing of wonder. You don’t have to love every moment of Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to admire...

Sawtelle

Teens flock to Sawtelle Boulevard between Santa Monica and Olympic for the streetwear and karaoke, their parents for traditional household goods, and everyone else for the food. When it...

Chow Fun

We know L.A. has great sushi, but what about rock cod dumplings? Or vegetarian pork belly? Or kalguksu noodles? Or live octopus tentacles? Here are all the other Asian...

Chow Fun: Candy

  1. Kasugai Konpeito We call ’em “land mines.” The amoeba-shaped pastel bits are pure rock candy.       2. Shanghai Plum There’s a hint of tamarind, and tiny...
Santa Anas

The Burning Wind

Every autumn the Santa Anas come howling in from the desert. Impossible to predict, they have eluded definition by the scientists who study them. No wonder the winds put us on edge

The Lost Age

Los Angeles is not the easiest place in which to be an aging woman. What is, you might ask, and I would agree that getting older is never for...

Chow Fun: Curd Appeal

Photograph by Edmund Barr Tofu has baggage. For the longest time it has been hippie food at its most pious, a vegetable-derived protein that couldn’t pack the joy of the...

Chow Fun: Haute Pockets

Illustration by Serge Block The dumpling is generosity in miniature form, Chinese food’s retort to De Beers. Rather than lasting forever, it achieves perfection for a minute. At dumpling houses...

Chow Fun: Hit the Bottle

Forget ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. There’s a host of Asian condiments with which to customize your cooking. At an Asian restaurant, that menagerie of unlabeled bottles or little...