6. To make the wrappers: Combine the flour, turmeric, salt and ⅔ cup room temperature water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on low speed, scraping the bowl and paddle occasionally, until the dough comes together in a smooth clump. Alternatively, stir everything together with your hands or a wooden spoon until it forms a smooth ball. If needed, add more water 1 teaspoon at a time, beating well after each addition. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes. … [Read more...] about Lunar New Year recipes from top Los Angeles chefs
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On our last day, Christina implores us to send her back to ski school so she can hang with a new friend. This frees up Kai to show off his burgeoning black-diamond skills - remarkable, given that he clocks fewer than 10 days a season. Cutting over to Lift 4, we see the Kachina Peak chair spinning and, although I already know the answer, I ask Kai if he's ready for the big time. We shuffle through the lift line and take a seat, a mom, dad and their once-little boy, grateful for a ride to the top of a mountain. … [Read more...] about In the mountains of New Mexico, a storied ski resort gets a contemporary makeover
Last Chance Edward and Nancy Kienholz, “The Merry-Go-World or Begat by Chance and the Wonder Horse Trigger,” at L.A. Louver. In the 1990s, the artist pair, known for their assemblages and narrative tableaux, created a large-scale merry-go-round installation inspired by accidents of birth. Using old bits of furniture, toys and taxidermied animals, they created individual mounts inspired by people in different places and different stations: a chair maker in Egypt, a street barber in Bombay, a girl in a Rio favela, a wealthy woman in Paris — all demonstrating that the life we are born to is pure chance. It is the first time the work will be seen in L.A. since it debuted in 1992. Through Saturday. 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, lalouver.com. … [Read more...] about Datebook: A Venice Beach artist shows four decades of work at USC
The earlier half of "Comic Art's" chronology shares the focus of many comics histories and anthologies published since the art form began to be taken seriously. The show favors the most ambitious and eccentric early strips, including Winsor McKay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland," George Herriman's "Krazy Kat" and Walt Kelly's "Pogo." All avoided typical characters and standard gags in favor of idiosyncratic outlooks and genre-bending styles and layouts. No doubt there were as many mediocre strips in earlier eras as there are today, but they seem to have crumbled along with the newsprint on which they were printed. … [Read more...] about At the Library of Congress, ‘Comic Art’ offers an appealing history of comics
Until July, when Steyer announced his candidacy, he had occupied a comfortable perch on the sidelines of the political establishment. After stepping down, in 2012, from the helm of Farallon Capital Management, his investment firm, Steyer directed a sizable portion of his wealth—some of which stems from investments in fossil-fuel companies—toward national efforts to curb the influence of corporate power in politics. (Steyer claims to have divested his personal funds from dirty projects, though confidentiality agreements prevent him from disclosing the entirety of his assets.) As an activist, Steyer has organized voter-turnout movements and underwritten the campaigns of Democratic congressional candidates in swing districts, spending more than a hundred million dollars in the most recent midterm elections. A hint of self-promotion has always shadowed these efforts; Steyer, brawny and voluble, has appeared in self-financed commercials for the better part of the decade, and he … [Read more...] about Can Tom Steyer Disrupt the Democratic Primary?