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Cooking up the competition at Gelson's, Ralphs and Whole Foods

Cooking up the competition at Gelson's, Ralphs and Whole Foods

A parking lot lined with red tassels marks the opening of the 18th Gelson's Market location in La Cañada Flintridge. Food chat sites like Chowhound suggest that the shopping experience at Gelson's is somewhere between that at Whole Foods and...

Portraits of intimacy at the Norton Simon

Portraits of intimacy at the Norton Simon

Regardless of size, a good art show can transport an audience outside of its everyday reality and into another space of consciousness, however briefly. If a small-scale exhibition does this, the possibility of a meaningful emotional connection between a viewer...

DVD Review: 'Wolf' shows Scorsese's thematic bite

DVD Review: 'Wolf' shows Scorsese's thematic bite

Martin Scorsese's sharp exposé “The Wolf of Wall Street” is the white-collar version of “Goodfellas” and “Casino”: it tells the same sort of historical/confessional story, and follows a very similar template.

Film Review: Costner and Reitman keep 'Draft Day' from fumbling

Film Review: Costner and Reitman keep 'Draft Day' from fumbling

The people behind “Draft Day” like to say that it's not “about football”; it's about “characters” or “a man under pressure” or something like that. This is a blatant attempt to appeal to filmgoers who don't...

Play and replay

Play and replay

“Everyone dies with secrets, why can’t I?” Convalescing at home after a fall, Lilith Fischer, age 87, is snappish with her son on the phone, rude to her in-home aide and determined to keep the memories of her youth buried.

Dining Review: Room for improvement at Thee Elbow Room

Dining Review: Room for improvement at Thee Elbow Room

New restaurants are popping up, or set to pop up, all along Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. The most recent opening is Thee Elbow Room at the eastern end of town.

Andy Klein Movie & DVD Reviews

L.A. Times Movie Reviews

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