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Chef Josef Centeno says one thing’s for sure about Tex-Mex: it’s inauthentic.

Chef Josef Centeno says one thing’s for sure about Tex-Mex: it’s inauthentic. He’s known for his modern interpretation of the cuisine at Bar Ama in downtown LA, and now Amacita in downtown Culver City.

from Good Food

The necessity of taking supplements to improve health

Those supplements you’re taking and paying lots for – do they really provide any benefits?

All about oregano with food scientist Harold McGee

Good Food’s Evan Kleiman is a fan of oregano, particularly the Mediterrannean varieties that come in little bundles like a bunch of flowers, only dried.

Asian flavors and tacos marry well at Chinitos Tacos in Lakewood

LA Times restaurant critic  Patricia Escárcega  is back from maternity leave with a  report from Lakewood   .

The new documentary ‘ The Cave ’ follows Syrian doctor Amani Ballour--a 30-year-old pediatrician and the country’s only female hospital manager.

from The Business

If you’ve been following the new-look LA Times Food section, there’s a good chance you know  the name Lucas Kwan Peterson .

from Good Food

Ivan Orkin is the chef and restaurateur behind Ivan Ramen  in New York.

from Good Food

About 10 years ago, a group of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians for sport and covered it up by framing the victims.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The head of Pacific Gas and Electric, Bill Johnson, recently admitted that his utility did a poor job of overseeing the scheduled blackouts in the Bay Area last week.

What can California’s utilities learn from San Diego’s planned blackouts?

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric, Bill Johnson, recently admitted that his utility did a poor job of overseeing the scheduled blackouts in the Bay Area last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “Jojo Rabbit,” from part-Jewish director Taika Waititi, who plays Adolf Hitler in this comedy; “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” the sequel to the 2014 orginal film…

‘Jojo Rabbit’ finds absurd humor in the Holocaust

Our critics review “Jojo Rabbit,” from part-Jewish director Taika Waititi, who plays Adolf Hitler in this comedy; “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” the sequel to the 2014 orginal film…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hollywood has been chasing Chinese money for years, and to do so, studios have been self-censoring themselves so that their movies can be played in the Communist country.

'South Park' going after China head-on

Hollywood has been chasing Chinese money for years, and to do so, studios have been self-censoring themselves so that their movies can be played in the Communist country.

from Hollywood Breakdown

In what NASA is calling "HERstory" in space, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station Friday to replace a bad battery charger.

Watch: 2 American women astronauts venture out for first all-female spacewalk

In what NASA is calling "HERstory" in space, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station Friday to replace a bad battery charger.

from NPR

Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag.

Benjamin Moser: Sontag: Her Life and Work

Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag.

from Bookworm

In the Willmore neighborhood of Long Beach, countless people are waiting to enter a nonprofit called    Beacon for Him Ministries    (BHM).

Long Beach dock worker finds a higher calling: helping the homeless

In the Willmore neighborhood of Long Beach, countless people are waiting to enter a nonprofit called Beacon for Him Ministries (BHM).

from Greater LA

Desert X is a public art exhibition that happens every two years.

The controversial Desert X and Saudi Arabia collaboration

Desert X is a public art exhibition that happens every two years.

from Greater LA

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

'If you can’t take the kitsch, get out of the kitchen': Remembering Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.

KCRW Partner Screening: Motherless Brooklyn

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.

from Arts & Culture Stories

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I remember a few weeks ago, when videos of unidentified aerial phenomena surfaced, and the Navy said, yeah, those were UFOs, and then we…

UAP

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I remember a few weeks ago, when videos of unidentified aerial phenomena surfaced, and the Navy said, yeah, those were UFOs, and then we…

from Martini Shot

Producer Bethany Denton wants to know if her meat-eater’s guilt is justified.

HBM122: Should Cows Have Names?

Producer Bethany Denton wants to know if her meat-eater’s guilt is justified.

from Here Be Monsters

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40%.

Money over privacy: more adults are living with their parents

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40%.

from Greater LA

Country singer Tanya Tucker was only 13 years old when her first single “Delta Dawn” became a major success.

Country star Tanya Tucker on her first album in nearly 20 years

Country singer Tanya Tucker was only 13 years old when her first single “Delta Dawn” became a major success.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Scotty Bowers died earlier this week. He was 96. He was a matchmaker of sorts in Hollywood.

Remembering Scotty Bowers, the ‘male madame to the stars’

Scotty Bowers died earlier this week. He was 96. He was a matchmaker of sorts in Hollywood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand