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Fossil Falls is a Mars-like landscape in the Mojave Desert

At Fossil Falls in the Mojave Desert, you won’t find waterfalls.<p>You will, however, enter an otherworldly landscape of red soil, yellow shrubs, and …

Mojave Desert

The 20 Essential Breakfast Burritos in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is in love with breakfast burritos. They are perfect weekend morning fuel, and more often than not they can double as a way to get through the work week too. Laced with eggs (sometimes scrambled, sometimes served soft), a choice of meat (usually), plus the right concoction of add-ins …

Breakfast

In Defense of the $5 Taco: It’s Time to Embrace Our New Reality

The slivers of uni that are slicked back on Cacao Mexicatessen’s “Sea Urchin Chile Guero” taco are as stunning as the orange tongues on sushi rice at …

Mexico

Is this Canon camera the next hot vlogging rig?

4K, microphone input, and pipe dreams?<p>If you had the chance to ask your favorite vlogger what they want in a camera, you’ll probably get a laundry list of feature requests. It should have the ability to record 4K video in a variety of framerates. It should be small and unobtrusive, so it can be …

Aurora Aperture Unveils the World’s First Variable GND Filter

Aurora Aperture has just announced what it claims is the world’s first variable graduated neutral density filter. It’s a family of filters called the …

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

Nigel Slater’s bread and butter recipes

A home-baked loaf that’s quickly made and slathered in a salty flavoured butter is a treat for any night of the week<p>I bake bread. Not every day, or even every week. I bake when I need to feel dough in my hands or to witness the pure joy of taking a handmade loaf from the oven. The New Year has …

Warm water and warmer weather means more stingray injuries

Over the New Year's holiday, maybe you spent some time a beach walk or even splashed in the waves during a Polar Plunge. Hopefully, you weren't one …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to read this January

Start off your year with a good book (or two)<p>It’s a brand new year, and that means that it’s time to dust off the reading list and take a look at what’s coming ahead.<p>In the last days of 2017, I finally found some time to catch up on Brian K. Vaughn and FIonna Staples’s brilliant comic <i>Saga</i>. I’ve …

Sushi Can Be a Transcendental Experience at These 5 Restaurants

Sushi can be as simple as a quick grab-and-go lunch from the supermarket, but great sushi still can verge on the ultimately, serenely transcendental. …

How to Check Your iPhone’s Battery Life

Now that Apple’s admitted to slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries, you’re probably interested in figuring out whether your battery is losing …

Batteries

L.A. Has the Country's Most Important Orchestra — But Can You Afford to See It?

Boom. It’s always great when a member of the other team voluntarily declares you the winner.<p>According to classical music critic Zachary Woolfe in …

This camera app requires users to wait three days for pictures to ‘develop’

Thanks to the convenience of smartphones, snapping photos has become second nature. Anyone can grab a phone and take as many pics as they want. Even …

Mobile Photography

Buying a 4K TV is a nightmare

Don’t worry, we’re here to help<p>The act of purchasing a 4K television is a ridiculous, frustrating mess. There is nothing about the technology or its use that’s simple, but if you care about visual quality, it can be worth the effort.<p>The problems include the fact that enthusiasts are presented with …

20 best Christmas recipes: part 1

From a traditional Scandinavian roast goose and an Asian take on sprouts to Nigel Slater’s classic Christmas cake, here are the dishes to offer seasonal cheer to all<p>20 best Christmas recipes part 2 launches tomorrow morning<p>Yotam Ottolenghi’s black miso sticky rice with peanuts and brussels …

Cricket is offering 4 lines of unlimited data for $100

If you’re looking for a cheap family plan with unlimited data, you might want to consider Cricket. Cricket, the MVNO that is owned by AT&T and runs on its towers, is now offering four lines on its Unlimited 2 plan for just $100.<p>Editor's Pick<p>Although it sounds like a great deal, there are some …

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

<b>Welcome to the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Official Website!</b><p><b>THE 41st occasional pasadena doo dah parade is coming<br>Sunday, November 18, 2018!</b><p><b>Scroll down</b> …

A biologist believes that trees speak a language we can learn

I’m in a redwood forest in Santa Cruz, California, taking dictation for the trees outside my cabin. They speak constantly, even if quietly, communicating above- and underground using sound, scents, signals, and vibes. They’re naturally networking, connected with everything that exists, including …

Ecology

The 16 Hottest Brunch Spots in Los Angeles, November 2017

There's nothing better than a great brunch to either kick off or cap the weekend's festivities. Saturday and Sunday mornings (and often into the afternoons) are prime time for weekend dining warriors to grab a bloody mary, mimosa, or bellini, because, well, if there isn't booze, brunch is just late …

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Los Angeles

<i>You probably think of the same question every weekend: where should I eat? Well, every week Eater LA will compile a handy dandy set of recommendations right here to answer that very question. Here now, five places to try this weekend in Los Angeles. (And if you need some ideas on where to drink,</i> …

Texas

This is What Photos From a $63,000 Camera Look Like

What kind of images does a $63,000 stills camera produce? Here’s a 19-minute video by Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography in which he uses a Phase …

Nigel Slater’s lemongrass recipes

It’s one of the most subtle and delicious aromatics. Use it in soup, and save some for pudding, too<p>At the bottom of the fridge is a little plastic box of aromatics: a hand of ginger, an assortment of red and orange chillies, a tuber of galangal and a tight bundle of lemongrass stalks. This is the …

20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 1

Tabouleh and lahm bi ajine, butternut squash kibbeh and aubergine with pomegranate and tahini – we bring you the classic flavours of the Middle East<p>20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 2 20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 3 20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 4<p>Claudia Roden’s aubergine slices …

The Best L.A. Hacks From Our Readers

Photo by Free-Photos This week we asked for your tips on visiting or living in Los Angeles, the Albany of the West. You delivered. (Thanks to the …

The Pixel 2 XL would be the best phone in the world if its screen wasn’t so weird

First thing’s first: if you want to read <i>The Verge</i>’s canonical opinion on Google’s new Pixel 2 phones, read Dieter Bohn’s authoritative and comprehensive review. Dieter’s judgment is something I rarely question, but on this one occasion, he and I diverge on how we feel about a very important aspect …

Pixel 2 vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which camera is better?

The Pixel 2 and the iPhone 8 Plus battle it out to determine which phone's camera does better portraits, landscape selfies and low-light shots.<p>Google says the camera on its Pixel 2 can beat the iPhone 8 Plus. Yet again (and thanks to some tech refinements). Last year's comparison proved the single …

Mobile Photography

18 small towns around LA you should absolutely visit - Curbed LA

<i>Editor's note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Los Angeles is a great place, but everyone has days when the traffic is too much and all the sprawl begins to feel oppressive. When that happens, we recommend packing up the car—or …

The Pumpkin Patch Train Ride In Southern California That's Perfect For A Fall Day

A Handy Guide to Jewish Delis in Los Angeles

Jewish delis are one of the strongest aspects of LA’s dining scene, thanks to a rich, embedded culture in communities across the city. Places like Canter’s, Nate ‘n Al, and Langer’s represent a kind of timeless mid-century delicatessen experience, an affordable and casual place for everything from …

The Best Camera Cleaning Gear

So you’ve bought an SLR or mirrorless camera. You’ve purchased your first few lenses. And you’ve started taking some interesting photographs. …