Many younger Americans probably know very little about Eleanor Roosevelt, and if their first encounter with her is the new film Hyde Park on Hudson, what they'll learn is incredibly misleading and inaccurate. Other films - including Sunrise At Campobello (1960), the two-part Eleanor Franklin HBO mini-series (1976), Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982) and Warm Springs (2005) - have depicted different aspects of her life. But Hollywood can't seem to make … read more.
New Year's resolutions are a bitch. You know you should eat more veggies, exercise regularly and do your bit to reduce suffering in the world. … read more.
I spent this weekend as a Santa Monica resident for the first time in seven years. Interesting! Technically my new digs are across the … read more.
The careful Frying Pan News reader will note we make no claims that the following mots justes were 2012's stupidest quotes. How could we, … read more.
This election year yielded a bumper crop of books about economics and politics. Here, in alphabetical order, is a sampling. 1. The 100 Greatest Americans … read more.
(This post first appeared on Union Plus.) No holiday tradition competes with the family meal. Between desserts decorated full of cheer and marvelous meats that … read more.
Labor 411’s Test Kitchen is just in time for the holidays! We're sharing a recipe for Homemade Eggnog, which is THE traditional holiday beverage. … read more.
A few years ago, I was pulled over by the police. I’d reported my car stolen some months earlier and they’d never taken that report … read more.
The magic of El Sistema, Venezuela's program of taking impoverished kids and teaching them classical music, can be summed up in one sentence uttered … read more.
There's an almost childlike thrill one feels watching the early moments of Gatz, the six-hour re-enactment of The Great Gatsby that opened last night … read more.