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  • alt-J - Greek Theatre - October 20, 2014

    alt-J Greek Theatre October 20, 2014 "It's been two-and-a-half years since we played our first gig in L.A. at Bardot," alt-J keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton noted in the band's sold-out headlining performance at the Greek Theatre on Monday night. It's clearly been a successful recent run for the band. But as...
  • Farewell, Fan Landers

    If you follow Pitchfork on Twitter, you may have already guessed what's coming next: Fan Landers is no more. Its author, Jessica Hopper, has been hired out to greener pastures to tend more copy as Pitchfork's Senior Editor and Editor-in-Chief of its slick, new-ish print product, The Pitchfork Review. And...
  • Porn Gets Back to Business After HIV Scare

    The L.A.-based porn industry was ordered back to work this week after about a five-day production shut-down prompted by a report of HIV that was possibly contracted on-set. The question of whether or not HIV was actually contracted has not been answered by adult video trade group Free Speech Coalition...
  • Here Are California's Most Sexually Active Cities

    Despite the fact that San Diego has for decades been California's second-largest city, it's number-one L.A. and third-place San Francisco that have been the West Coast's most-bitter rivals. See also: Here Are L.A.'s Top 5 Promiscuous Neighborhoods The Bay Area might have the Giants, the 49ers, and a red-hot tech scene...
  • The Soda Fountain Tells the Long History of the Ice Cream Counter, With Recipes

    The Soda Fountain: Floats, Sundaes, Egg Creams and More, by siblings Gia Giasullo and Peter Freeman, co-owners of Brooklyn Farmacy, celebrates the history of the thoroughly American tradition of the pharmacy-based treats counter. Released May 6 by Ten Speed Press, this book defies immediate categorization. Recipes, anecdotes, ephemera and fact...
  • Ted Lieu in Hot Water Over Shark Fin Soup

    State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, is the odds-on favorite to succeed Henry Waxman in Congress. But in the closing weeks of the campaign, Lieu is being attacked on an unusual issue: shark fin soup. In 2011, Lieu spoke out against a state law banning shark fin soup. He also suggested...
  • Wexler's Deli Review: A Fine Chef Comes to Grand Central Market

    In recent weeks, I've developed a routine. Right after the crush of the morning rush hour dies down, I drive downtown and make my way to Wexler's Deli in Grand Central Market for a bagel with lox, cream cheese, some slivery ribbons of thinly cut red onion and a few...
  • Drinking Soda May Accelerate Aging as Much as Smoking

    Sugary soda speeds up the aging process as much as smoking, according to a new study by UC San Francisco. Holy Sprite! The study, published Oct. 16 in the American Journal of Public Health, analyzed data from a survey of over 5,300 healthy Americans done 14 years ago.  The research...
  • The Lonely Midnight Life of DJ Quik

    In the conventional rap narrative, a star is born out of the 'hood, overcoming his circumstances to achieve fame and wealth beyond his dreams. But he's then confronted with a choice: Does he remain of the 'hood? Sure, he can afford to buy a nice house in the Valley, and...
  • Jack Black, Patron of the Arts

    We know actor Jack Black for his "best band in the world" bluster as half of Tenacious D, and for his on-screen persona: a heavy metal pothead. But Black also happens to be a patron of the arts. Or just stuff that he thinks is cool.  Black and his wife...
  • A Witch Tells Her Deep, Dark Secrets

    “Things aren’t always what they seem” is the main theme of John Biguenet’s play about a strange old woman with magical powers. It’s a piece you want to praise, given how much and how cruelly old women with (or without) magical powers have been maligned over the centuries. But warming...
  • Lucid Cannabis: a Vegan, Gluten-Free Protein Bar That Gets You High

    Forget Soylent. Forget Clif bars. The meal substitutes of the future will not only fill your belly; they will get you high. Two months ago, a few Los Angeles dispensaries began carrying the Lucid Cannabis bar, an organic, vegan, raw and gluten-free protein bar, with 341 calories, 20 grams of...
  • L.A. Moves to Ban Pay-to-Park Apps

    The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills are all moving forward with proposals to ban parking apps that allow you to sell your public-street spot to the highest bidder. As far as we know, there's only one app that does that: MonkeyParking, which was already told to...
  • "Marriage" Is Just Another Word for "Knife Fight" in The Dance of Death (GO!)

    A Noise Within’s revival of The Dance of Death, August Strindberg’s unsparing, 1901 depiction of marriage as a connubial knife fight, comes as a scabrously funny reminder of the debt owed the Swedish dramatist by the last century’s playwrights. Because in the still-startling ferocity of its language (freshened by Conor...
  • Cal State Student's Disappearance Is Now a Capital Murder Case

    A Long Beach man today faced capital murder in the death of missing Cal State Northridge student Abdullah Alkadi. Victim and perp met on social media after Alkadi posted a car-for-sale ad, prosecutors said. The L.A. County District Attorney's office said today that Alkadi was carjacked, robbed and killed. Those first...
  • Plan Check Opening Downtown Today

    Plan Check, the gastropub from restaurateur Terry Heller and chef Ernesto Uchimura, is opening a third location today near downtown. The restaurant has enjoyed great popularity at its Fairfax and Little Osaka locations.  The newest outpost is located on Wilshire in Westlake, the neighborhood between downtown and Koreatown. There's been a push...
  • Behind the Scenes at Szechuan Impression

    Szechuan Impression opened its doors two months ago in Alhambra, one of the latest in a wave of Sichuan restaurants that have graced Los Angeles in the past year. Behind the latest hot eatery are owners Kelly Xiao and Lynn Liu. “Lynn is really good at cooking. I’m really good...
  • The Deadline to Register to Vote Is Today

    Yes, there's an election next month. So called mid-term elections (two years before or after presidential elections) are notorious for their low turnout. But if you don't vote, you can't complain about the clowns elected by the people who do. Jobs up for your approval in Los Angeles county include...
  • "Fatal Attraction" Date Ends Up in Guy's Chimney, He Says (PHOTOS)

    The resident of a Southern California home called it a case of "fatal attraction." He told reporters that a woman he briefly dated recently had become obsessed with him and was even once caught prowling on his roof. This time around, the Thousand Oaks resident said, the woman he met...
  • Pastry Chef Melts Chocolate on His Day Off

    Alex de Leon first arrived from Tijuana at age 14. A decade later, at the ridiculously young age of 24, he runs the pastry program for a trio of stylish and very successful eastside spots — L&E Oyster Bar, Bar Covell, and the newly-opened El Condor. We met in the...

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