Monthly Archives: October 2012

Napa Valley Grille

Fresh and seasonal have become almost ubiquitous in Los Angeles fine dining, but add Southern flair and you have somethingentirely different. At Napa Valley Grille in Westwood, chef Taylor Boudreaux’s Cajun family roots intersect with his wife’s Indian heritage for an inspired multicultural cuisine. Our meal began with a delightful concoction of mascarpone and sweet […]

Bees & Buddhists

Bee on a flower by acidpix

I won’t even mention that enlightened master Winnie-the-Pooh. “That buzzing-noise means something,” the bear mused to himself when he heard the hum coming from a treetop in the Hundred Acre Wood. “You don’t get a buzzing-noise like that, just buzzing and buzzing, without its meaning something.”

Do Antibiotics Make You Fat?

By Elizabeth Barker Children given antibiotics in the first few months of life may be more likely to pack excess pounds by the time they reach age 3. That’s the finding of a recent study from the New York University School of Medicine, which sized up the use of antibiotics among more than 11,500 children. […]

Film: It’s a Girl

Directed by Evan Grae Davis While women’s reproductive rights may be under assault in the United States, in India, China and other parts of the world, girls’ very existence is not just threatened, but often denied. More females are missing on earth today from gendercide than the combined number of deaths from all the genocides […]

Film: 3 Magic Words

Directed by Michael Perlin 3 Magic Words starts with an interesting concept. If you woke up in a hospital having lost your memory and had no clue about your life, your first question would be, “Who am I?” You would know you exist, but not much more. With that as its basis, the film sets […]

Living with Cancer


A diagnosis can make us think death is imminent, but sometimes it leads to a healthier life