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Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

Beloved Bergin’s remains the same. Whew!

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unlike the little house in Disney/Pixar’s movie “Up,” Tom Bergin’s Irish Pub won’t be at risk of a balloon bouquet lifting it off to the great unknown. But the Tudor-Revival-style structure, which has weathered several openings and closings in its 84-year history, feels like it’s from another era, being threatened by growth and looming high-rises […]

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Drago, best Italian in the Mile, inside and on the outdoor patio

Drago, best Italian in the Mile, inside and on the outdoor patio

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The weather in Los Angeles has been all over the temperature map recently, but we’ve had enough unseasonably warm days that it was with great anticipation that I headed to Drago Ristorante, the Sicilian-leaning eatery in the Petersen Museum, to try dinner on their new patio. At least that was my hope. In fact, even […]

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New bars, restaurants on La Brea south of Wilshire

New bars, restaurants on La Brea south of Wilshire

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Met Him at a Bar recently opened across from its sister site, Met Her at a Bar, at the corner of Eighth Street. Also at the corner of La Brea Ave. at Eighth are the Tokyo-style Sake House Miro, 809 S. La Brea Ave. and the newly opened Roji Bakery, 807 S. La Brea Ave. […]

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Swordswoman, ghosts, a fond farewell

Swordswoman, ghosts, a fond farewell

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation by Qui Nguyen (“Vietgone”) tells the story of Julie D’Aubigny (played by Margaret Odette), a real-life 17th-century queer swordswoman / opera singer. This is a rousing, romping, music-filled work that follows our heroine on her voyage of self-discovery and acceptance. The play blends rock and rap, in a melding […]

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‘Windsor’ evokes aspiration; ‘Kingsley,’ ‘Kipling’ moved residents forward

‘Windsor’ evokes aspiration; ‘Kingsley,’ ‘Kipling’ moved residents forward

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The need to look back in time or to another country for a style or name suggests cultural insecurity. Without established homegrown models or points of reference, or at least without ready signals to achieve the desired ambiance, developers and city planners borrow from a real or imagined place and past. The strain of presumption […]

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In search of the wild Bengal tiger, safaris, and more in India

In search of the wild Bengal tiger, safaris, and more in India

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

I went to India in search of the Bengal tiger. So, after my first day on safari at Kanha National Park I was disappointed to be heading back near sunset with not a tiger in sight. My disappointment quickly vanished when a male tiger lumbered out from the bush and onto the dirt road ahead […]

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