Wandering down pathways surrounded by cherry blossom, peach and plum trees as well as camellias and bamboo, you can’t help but feel inspired by the serenity and peacefulness of the Liu Fan Yuan, the Huntington’s Garden of Flowing Fragrance. At the moment there’s sunshine, a few raindrops here and there, and quacking ducks in the lake – all signs that we’re on the cusp of spring.
As 2013 came to a close, life was good for director Justin Lin. His latest film, Fast & Furious 6, was an international hit, grossing more than $750 million. He had just been tapped to reboot the massive Bourne Identity franchise. His increased Hollywood clout also gave him a platform to lobby for one of his passions: better inclusion of Asian Americans in popular media. Then came the untimely death of The Fast & the Furious leading man Paul Walker. Silver Lake resident Lin spoke to Matthew Fleischer about his work, his Hollywood trailblazing, and trying to recover from the loss of his colleague and good friend.
By now tapas--small, Spanish snacks intended to be eaten quickly and washed down with beer, wine or sherry--are familiar fixtures. Raciónes are a slightly different story: Each one is more than a snack, less than a meal ... read more
Once upon a time in the Northern Italian city of Cremona, a new era of violinmaking was born. There, in the mid 1600s to early 1700s, luthiers such as Stradivarius, Guarneri and Amati crafted extraordinary violins that ... read more
2/27/2014 Story Tavern in central Burbank has expanded its space to accommodate a dog-friendly patio and a game room complete with dartboards, game tables and a beer bar. This family-owned business offers over twenty ... read more