Glow: Photographer MATTHEW PILLSBURY uses only available light from screens the computers, TVs, cell phones and iPods that have taken over our lives.
Uncommon Scents: LINDA IMMEDIATO sniffs out fresh fragrances and the secrets of prolonging perfume pleasure.
Smoked Out: Joint interviews with a medical-pot pharmacist and a neighbor who says, Not in My Schoolyard. By SEVEN McDONALD
A Considerable Town
DWAYNE BOOTH on the devil and Norman Mailer,
CAROLINE RYDER finds bargain Baseman and other treasures at the Charity by Numbers auction.
Plus, NATIVES NOTEBOOK by J.T. STEINY
¡ASK A MEXICAN! by GUSTAVO ARELLANO
A cartoon by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.
Planning the Disaster: An obscure group gets millions to make L.A. work, but SCAG is a flop, by ZUMA DOGG.
Covering the Bosses: Is the L.A. Times Jim Rainey on a tight leash or free to cover the papers purchase?, by LUKE Y. THOMPSON.
Déjà Vu All Over Again: In MARC COOPERs DISSONANCE, the administrations Iran dog-and-pony show looks a lot like the one that got us into the Iraq mess in the first place.
Dark Shadows: LINDA IMMEDIATO on Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs unique scents-ability. Plus, HOOPLA, EVENTS, KID STUFF and more.
Eat & Drink
Heat Wave: JONATHAN GOLD seeks Chichen Itzas hot spots.
ASK MR. GOLD tells the offal truth about the ban on eating lung.
ART PICK: The Big Picture, and the Small Modern and Contemporary Landscapes at Forum Gallery by PETER FRANK
SEE ART: Adam Helms Rising Down and a benefit sale
for Jennifer Chbeir and Aaron Curry
Plus, READINGS PICK: Amiri Baraka reading at at Eso Won in Leimert Park by Gendy Alimurung
Please Turn Out the Lights When You Go: Revelations from the dying in Safety and A Lesson Before Dying.
Plus, new reviews,
ALAN RICHs A LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC, Brecht and Weill's Mahagonny returns to Los Angeles by ALAN RICH
and Eric Awesome Show Great Job and Saul of the Mole Men Adult
Swim dives into live action
The Spy Who Didnt Love Us: SCOTT FOUNDAS goes deep into Robert Hanssens Breach.
Tone Deaf: ELLA TAYLOR listens as songbirds Grant and Barrymore make uninspired Music and Lyrics.
Plus, reviews of other new films,
A (Really) Hard Days Night: LINDA IMMEDIATO talks to Gosling about the sexual Internet and Disappearing Record Label Disease.
Plus, ALEC HANLEY BEMIS on Grizzly Bears folk music without beards
DIGGIN YOUR SCENE (The Red Hearts),
Scenes from the Grammys by STYLE COUNCIL and
Grammy Shmammy by KATE SULLIVAN
LINA LECAROs NIGHTRANGER,