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  • High-powered re-visioning of Shakespeare's 'Richard III' premieres at La Jolla Playhouse

    High-powered re-visioning of Shakespeare's 'Richard III' premieres at La Jolla Playhouse

    La Jolla Playhouse (LJP) has long been home to world premieres, having presented 97 of them to date. On Aug. 21, came No. 98: "Seize the King," a contemporary re-visioning of Shakespeare's "Richard III" by internationally renowned playwright Will Power, whose name alone commands attention. (It's...

  • Kitchen Shrink: French Fries sizzle across the globe

    Kitchen Shrink: French Fries sizzle across the globe

    KITCHEN SHRINK: On my recent trip to Canada, I indulged in a platter of fish and chips, nostalgically wrapped in newsprint, and sprinkled liberally with sea salt and malt vinegar. This brought back great childhood memories — before I had to train my brain to translate "chips" into "French fries,"...

  • San Diego's Moxie Theatre takes new look at 19th century African 'Venus'

    San Diego's Moxie Theatre takes new look at 19th century African 'Venus'

    Have you ever heard of "The Hottentot Venus"? In 1810, a buxom and dramatically big-bottomed young woman named Saartjie Baartman was talked into leaving her native South Africa to go to England, where she was told she'd be hailed as "the burnt toast of the town." She ended up spending the rest...

  • Nativa Interiors becomes a player in La Jolla interior design business

    Nativa Interiors becomes a player in La Jolla interior design business

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Nativa Interiors, with its two floors of unique, high-quality furnishings, has been a fixture in the Village of La Jolla since 2013. Customers are drawn in by the handmade splendors on the showroom floor showcasing hundreds of exclusive items for sale. But lately, customers...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Tacos gone wild!

    Kitchen Shrink: Tacos gone wild!

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Ahh, the scrumptious taco — a popular, portable Mexican street fare that can be crunched on the fly for a spicy, protein-packed nibble — has trickled north of the border and transformed into a mainstream, gourmet meal. So when did the taco come out of its shell? Food folklorist...

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