Issue 387

Dear Dr. Lovenot:

Today’s guest columnist is Dr. Julie Lovenot, an expert on love and sexuality. She specializes in human sexual dysfunction, especially her own.

Dear Dr. Lovenot:
I recently saw Heidi Fleiss on Celebrity Rehab, and I recall Charlie Sheen admitting to paying her call girls in excess of $50,000. When I paid $7 to see his horrible bomb Hot Shots, how much of that money eventually went to finance those activities? Read the rest of this entry »


Colette Bar And Bistro

Traditional French Cuisine with an Occasional Caribbean- or Asian-Inspired Dish

Those who followed my advice last year, and flocked to Hotel Sofitel’s La Fougasse, likely passed by Chez Colette without a second glance. I did, too. At the time, it seemed like a hotel afterthought—a place to offer pastries and coffee for business travelers on the go. Read the rest of this entry »

Cajun Cookin’

Gumbo and Boudin Are Lake Charles Specialties

“At breakfast, we start planning what to eat for dinner,” A.C. Bourdier says. “Here, it’s all about food.”

“Here” is Lake Charles, in the southwestern corner of Louisiana, and Bourdier is its self-appointed historian. Never heard of Lake Charles? Well, neither have those uppity folks in New Orleans, he contends: “They think the world ends at the Mississippi River. Their gumbo,” he sniffs, “is nasty stuff.” It’s thickened, Creole-style, with—oh, my heavens!—okra. Here in Cajun country, roux is the thickener that rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Burger Jones

Serves Cornucopia of unique Burgers and More

When I went with two friends to Burger Jones, the newest venture of Parasole Restaurant Holdings, General Manager John Emerson dropped by our table to welcome us, telling us about the variety of enjoyable food he was planning to have delivered to our table. He started in the restaurant business years ago at my old Parasole favorite, Figlio. As he handed me a Burger Jones menu, he noted that it constantly is evolving, and some drinks are seasonal. Read the rest of this entry »

Dining Out for Life

Join Sven Sundgaard in Raising Money for The Aliveness Project

This time of year, it’s very easy to feel poor: months of high energy bills, taxes, and home improvement projects all pile on at once. This season in particular, our budgets are stretched even thinner, as more and more of us face pay cuts and layoffs, plus multiple international crises have required our aid as a nation and as a people. It’s all too easy to forget that we are comparatively very wealthy. The truth is that getting takeout coffee, renting a movie, or eating out at a restaurant may seem like basic living expenses to us, but in most parts of the world, they’re luxuries. Read the rest of this entry »

“Miss Beverly Hills Thinks ‘God Wants Gays Put to Death’”

Whatever happened to “I love warm puppies, and I want world peace”? Today’s beauty queens preach Old Testament fire, brimstone, and smiting.

What did Beverly Hills’s Lauren Ashley actually say about gay marriage? Read the rest of this entry »

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