Photo of Vanalden Cave. See my other photos of the Vanalden Cave.
The inimitable Chris Nichols of Los Angeles magazine interviewed me about some of my favorite places in Los Angeles. I told him about the Vanalden Cave, the Norton Simon Museum, Ramen Jinya, Meltdown Comics, Machine Project, and other places.
Cru: I'm not a vegan or a raw food eater exclusively but I like this raw food vegan restaurant in Silver Lake. You think of raw vegan food as chewing fiber until your jaw falls off from exhaustion, but they have this really good ravioli made with thinly shaved slices of jicama and filled with nuts and spices. You won't walk out thinking, now let's go to the Argentinian restaurant.
San Vicente Mountain Park:
L.A. used to have a bunch of Nike Ajax supersonic missile launch sites. The one on Mulholland Drive is now a park and the view is beautiful. It has these really cool looking structures that used to be a radar system with metal platforms. There's even a sign posted about the cold war with Kruschev's famous line "We will bury you."
My LA to Z: Mark Frauenfelder
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix (previously) has been busy this year. He’s written a book: Holiday Jubilee is loaded with original eye-popping “test kitchen” recipes and over 500 vintage images, serving up an intoxicating, action-packed extravaganza of America’s favorite seasonal traditions past, present, and future. Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar! […]
For the first time ever, a collection of original paintings by the late TV painter Bob Ross will be exhibited on the east coast. “Happy Accidents” opens September 10 and runs through Oct. 15 at the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center in Purcellville, Virginia (which is just a hop, skip, and a jump […]
If you’ve ever wanted to put on a one person show, and you’re in or around San Francisco next weekend, Jane Morris’ workshop is the one for you! Aside from being talented, intelligent, and one of the most delightful people to work with that you’ll ever meet, she also helps folks put up amazing shows!
If you’re part of the maker community, you know Make:. Though Make: magazine is off the shelves as of this year, the eBooks and resources put out by Maker Media are still a fantastic resource for the new generation of tinkerers, hackers, and robotics geeks. If you’re in that tribe, listen up: they’ve released a […]
Life isn’t getting any less hectic, and pressure cookers are a quick, healthy solution for a growing number of kitchens. But if you thought your Instant Pot was versatile, there’s a major upgrade on the market: The Yedi 9-in-1 Total Package Instant Programmable Pressure Cooker. If you’ve somehow never used a pressure cooker before, try […]
When it comes to data analytics or deep learning, there’s one language behind the apps and algorithms that power the biggest companies of today: Python. The best part about this tool is that as versatile as it is, it’s actually fairly easy to learn. But mastery? For that, you need more than just a beginners’ […]