City of Gold – Movie Review

Jonathan Gold's documentary, "City of Gold," explores Los Angeles's unique culture through its food

Genre: Documentary, Biography
Directed by:
Laura Gabbert
Starring:
Jonathan Gold, Allen Salkin
Released by:
IFC Films
Run Time: 1h 36 min
Year:
2015

 

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By Anna Albaryan

In this epic love story to the city of Los Angeles and its colorful food scene, restaurant critic Jonathan Gold paints an intimate portrait of his hometown with a different kind of artist’s palette. By bringing to center stage the no-name, hole-in-the-wall spots that make LA’s culture so rich, Gold accomplishes what few have done in the past. He shows us the true face of this vibrant city by exploring its most diverse eateries, and more importantly, the people who keep them running.
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Historic Route 66

Will Rogers Highway

 

America’s “Mother Road,” stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, was the first of its kind in many respects. For starters, it was the first diagonal highway covering a long stretch of land in the 1920s. But more importantly, it was a pioneer in connecting small, rural towns in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas with larger, urban regions, which helped farmers ship their goods to the big cities. When it was officially commissioned in 1926, Route 66 included 2,448 miles of road. And even though only 800 of those miles were paved, it still served as the nation’s primary junction between the east and west.

 

Mike Bell Travels on the Mother Road

 

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Volvo 60th Anniversary Celebration

Volvo 60th Anniversary Celebration at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood
Volvo 60th Anniversary Celebration at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood

 

Swede Smell of Success

 

To celebrate their presence on American roads since 1955, Volvo hosted a 60th Anniversary Celebration at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California on October 24, 2015. At the event, there was a vintage Volvo cars showcase, history museum, drive-in movie theater and Bowers & Wilkins listening room, featuring a state-of-the-art sound system from the high-grade speaker manufacturers. Guests also enjoyed authentic Swedish eats (meatballs, of course!) and beverages, as well as a surprise visit from Jay Leno, who later spoke at the event. Continue reading “Volvo 60th Anniversary Celebration” »

Petersen Automotive Museum Reopens

Petersen Museum Lobby
Petersen Museum Lobby

 

Car Lovers, Rejoice! The Petersen is Back

 

Los Angeles’s Petersen Automotive Museum reopened to the public on Monday, December 7, 2015 after a 14-month-long, $90 million renovation. When it originally opened in 1994, Robert E. Petersen said, “This museum is about the role the automobile has played in defining our past and present, as well as shaping our future.” Continue reading “Petersen Automotive Museum Reopens” »

The Rise of the Ouled Thaleb Moroccan Wines

Guests at the Moroccan wine dinner
Guests at the Moroccan wine dinner


Dinner at the Whole Foods Market

by André Gayot

 

That a Moslem nation grows vine and makes wine with its grapes is a no-brainer established fact for a long time. Less expected is that its nationals — along with tourists though — drink it, as their religion prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Continue reading “The Rise of the Ouled Thaleb Moroccan Wines” »