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A chef expands his spicy seafood soup empire to Koreatown

<b>Name of restaurant:</b> Lee Mangu Kyodong Jjamppong — or Kyodong Jjamppong, for the sake of brevity.<p><b>Chef/owner:</b> Lee Mangu is a chef famous in Korea for his Chinese Korean <i>jjamppong</i> restaurants, which started in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Mangu taught 10 people the methods and retired from the …

15 great places for food lovers in Culver City

In the past decade or so, once-sleepy Culver City has blossomed into an exciting food destination. Part of this is because of the shrewd city planning — all those city parking garages and broad cafe table-ready sidewalks downtown. The Helms Bakery complex with its restaurants — and hot dog cart — …

Short film “Sundays” goes viral, sparks Hollywood’s hottest bidding war: The age of the tiny movie with big ambitions is here

<b>Brian Petsos in "Sundays" (Vimeo/PostPanic)</b><p>Don’t sleep on these shorts — the latest mini-film could turn into tomorrow’s blockbuster or hot new show UPDATED<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>April 3, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This story has been updated.</i><p>The most recent high-stakes Hollywood bidding war was over a short film? …

These 7 apps can help you save money right away

But a number of apps are taking a swipe at making it a lot easier.<p>These smartphone apps will help you track your expenses and save lots of money.

At Hangari Bajirak Kalgooksoo in Koreatown, great bowls of handmade noodles

<b>Name of restaurant:</b> Hangari Bajirak Kalgooksoo.<p><b>Concept:</b> Hangari is a small noodle shop in a strip mall in Koreatown on the corner of 6th Street and Alexandria. (For further reference, Hangari is across the street from the Hotel Normandie, maybe a hundred yards away from The Boiling Crab, and a …

Video tip: Homemade harissa (and a recipe)

Do you love your food with a little -- or a lot -- of kick to it? If you've never tried harissa, you don't know what you're missing. Harissa is a fiery red hot sauce from North Africa. While the ingredients may vary from region to region, basic recipes typically include dried chiles, a few spices, …

Swifty Teaches Apple’s New Programming Language On Your iPhone

Last summer, Apple surprised almost everyone at WWDC with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language for iOS and Mac development.<p>The language feels like something Apple would invent. Like several of the languages currently popular in web development, it has a concise, readable syntax …

What Writers Can Gain From Seeing the World Through Different Eyes

The author Tania James shares a lesson she gleaned from a book about a poacher: The best prose comes from experimenting with new perspectives.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled</b> …

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Vegetarian Thai Peanut Soup

Heat 1 tablespoon oil to 4 or 5 quart dutch oven or stock pot over medium until shimmering. Add the mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and peppers and stir …

A delightful Middle Eastern smorgasbord at Adana in Glendale

If you want to understand Adana, a Middle Eastern restaurant in an industrial corner of Glendale, you should probably order what the menu calls the cheese platter. At $11, it is by far the most expensive appetizer, although it resembles a plate that many Iranian restaurants put out on the table …

The Pickup Artist Too Sleazy for Pickup Artists

John Mulvehill allegedly masturbated on a woman and was kicked out of his community for it. Now he's back with a new name and a new company.<p>Julien …

Watch the original, short film that later became Oscar-winning 'Whiplash'

In addition to winning best achievement in sound mixing and achievement in film editing, J.K. Simmons walked away with best performance by an actor in a supporting role for his portrayal of a hot-headed jazz teacher.<p>But Simmons may have had an unfair advantage, it wasn't his first time playing the …

17 science fiction books that every real sci-fi fan should read

Although sci-fi pushes past the boundaries of reality, it paradoxically allows readers to think about questions that hit closest to home.<p>Technology, society, war, existence, family — these main sci-fi themes are things that we all deal with every day.<p>No literary list is exhaustive, but we've put …

Is the infamous beer Pliny the Younger worth the long lines?

The yearly clamor for an elusive glass of the renowned Pliny the Younger from Santa Rosa's Russian River Brewery has already begun. Before you join the scrum for the intensely hoppy triple IPA, ask yourself what you hope to get out of the glass.<p>Scoring a taste of the brew has long been a beer-geek …

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

The 10 best exercise bikes you can buy

FindTheBest curated a list of the top exercise bikes on the market right now, looking for models that are compact, affordable, sturdy, and ideal for home use.<p>Here are your best options for fitting in a bike ride without leaving the comfort of your home:<p>Trying to reach a fitness goal? The Schwinn …

10 things dating sites won’t tell you

<b>1. “Finding a soul mate can cost you.”</b><p>As the data breach of the adultery website, AshleyMadison.com, has shown, online dating doesn’t come cheap — in …