The city’s first street design manual aims to get people to think about streets as not just for cars, but as public spaces incorporating safety, aesthetics, and environmental concerns.
With no wires, utility poles or billboards to block the view, stop-and-go traffic on the Merritt can be more of an opportunity than an annoyance.
How do you build a train that takes you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 2 hours 40 minutes?
Some lessons emerge from frying squid: wet squid spatters more than dry, and lots of squid spatters much more than not so much squid.
Media Cloud is a system that tracks hundreds of newspapers and thousands of Web sites and blogs, and archives the information in a searchable form.
An apparent study aid or coaching document found among an Chinese immigrant’s papers.
Innovative Japanese chef Shigetoshi Nakamura takes a fresh approach to noodle soup in Torrance.
Interviews with 30 chefs provided dozens of burger-making lessons for the home cook that aren’t terribly difficult and don’t cost much money. And it all yielded the ideal burger.
Changes in the economy have had the surprising effect of making the manual trades more attractive as careers.
On Sunday, the Bloomberg administration put a plan into effect to reduce traffic congestion in Midtown by closing two sections of Broadway to vehicles, from 47th to 42nd Streets and 35th to 33rd Streets.
A day after a stretch of Broadway between 42nd and 47th Streets was closed to cars, the soul of Times Square remained intact.
Sriracha chili sauce, as manufactured by Huy Fong Foods, may be best understood as an American sauce, a polyglot purée with roots in different places and peoples.
Untold numbers of Chinese have characters in their names that a new system for ID cards cannot process.
In a region that has changed the world and is as much a state of mind as it is a physical place, visitors can find computer history, ethnic diversity and a bit of pristine past.
The Chow family, like the other hundred or so Chinese-Americans with Mississippi Delta roots going back a century or more, use the ingredients at hand and the techniques passed on for generations.
In preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese government has released an official list of suggested English translations for Chinese dishes, a road map through idiosyncratic nomenclature that officials fear will spook or confuse thousands of tourists.
Around Springfield, cashew chicken — deep-fried chicken chunks in a brown slurry of soy sauce, oyster sauce and stock, scattered with green onions and halved cashews — is the culinary common denominator.
In the last few years, second-generation Korean Angelenos and more recent immigrants have played their own variations on their traditional cuisine and taken it far beyond the boundaries of Korean-dominated neighborhoods.
Young chefs around the country, with fond memories of Dairy Queen stands and Mister Softee trucks, are remaking soft-serve ice cream, with epicurean takes on traditional ingredients as well as some things never before seen spiraling out of an icy nozzle, like saffron, bourbon and jalapeño flavors.
In a city where one block is considered Hancock Park and the next Hollywood, The Times unveils an online map of the boundaries of 87 communities. If you don't like what you see, submit changes.