Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler Panini Press Review

The Cuisinart Griddler Panini & Sandwich Press makes everything from popular panini to great grilled cheese.  Designed like professional units, our floating hinge adjusts to sandwich thickness to perfectly grill thin or thick panini and sandwiches.  A preset temperature ensures restaurant-quality results-always crisp and golden brown. The unit’s upper and lower 11-by-7-inch nonstick, non-removable grill plates provide […]

Backyard Jungle

I live in the largest housing project west of the Mississippi, a plot of row-houses and high-rises between West Hollywood and the Miracle Mile. Park LaBrea is a model of a path not taken in urban development the houses, winding streets and green acres surrounded but some of the densest development in the city, the […]

Sunnys Place

Writing a serious book review is a lot of work and a lousy way to make money. Ill review books that are assigned to me but I almost never pitch reviews it takes too much time and most of the books I love were published a long time ago by people now dead. Tim Sultans […]

Coney Island Review

I wrote a long review for the London Times Literary Supplement (TLS) on Coney Island. Heres the first sentence: For Rem Koolhaas, Coney Island was the pleasure point (“a clitoral appendage at the mouth of New York’s natural harbor”), laboratory and staging ground for Manhattan’s ascension into the twentieth century. When I thought about New […]