No Peace in the Valley: According to former porn star, Kulaks Woodshed is barely legal. By STEVEN MIKULAN
Lil Dickens, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Love to the Vice President. By JERRY STAHL
A Considerable Town
The Audacity: Barack Obama hits Los Angeles and, eventually, gets around to giving a speech. By DANIEL HERNANDEZ
Jet Blues: ROB HILL chronicles the tale of an airport refugee.
DAVE SHULMAN listens to Borgiccis lament in COLUMN DAVE.
Plus, LOS ANGELOPOLIS by MAX KORNELL;
¡ASK A MEXICAN! Why does Arnold Schwarzenegger keep putting his foot in his mouth and talking smack about Mexicans? By GUSTAVO ARELLANO
A cartoon by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.
Clearing the Case: Ham-handed LAPD has trouble getting witnesses to talk in murder investigations, by CELESTE FREMON.
Not Permitted: City Councilman José Huizar ignored the law, expanded
his house, then used insiders to get away with it, writes DAVID ZAHNISER in
THE Z FILES.
That Bitter Aftertaste: Hate-crime victims mom wants answers, by KATE COE.
Plus, a cartoon by MR. FISH
Way Up in the Sky: LINDA IMMEDIATO on flying lessons for first-timers.
Plus, Craft Night at Akbar,
Savage Love by DAN SAVAGE
Eat & Drink
Sweetheart Deal: Providences night of happy endings, by JONATHAN GOLD.
Plus, FIRST BITE: Celadon
ASK MR. GOLD about naked ravioli
and WHERE TO EAT NOW
The Crescent Moon Is Down: Suggested reading for the president, by MATTHEW FLEISCHER.
Pink Elephants on Parade: Tim Hawkinsons lost weekend, by DOUG HARVEY.
ART PICK: Sharon Ben-Tal, Wally Hedrick by PETER FRANK
SEE ART: Nathan Hyldens Again and As If to Begin and
Aurie Ramirez by AMRA BROOKS
Whos Afraid of Edward Albee? Dont call it a comeback the playwright was never gone; an interview by STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS.
Plus, new theater reviews including Bent, Altar Boyz and more.
ALAN RICHs A LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC,
DANCE PICK: Lula
Washington Dance Theater by ANN HASKINS
CLASSICAL PICK: Dead Man Walking: Scenes From an American Opera by MARY BETH CRAIN
Too Sweet the Sound: Amazing Grace ODs on sanctimonious idealism.
Glastonbury: The Sound and the Filth. A muddled, wasted tribute to Britains infamous music fest by ROB NELSON
More reviews of new films, including The Astronaut Farmer, Gray Matters, and Reno 911!: Miami
RUN: Our Daily Bread by J. HOBERMAN
In SURF REPORT, ROBERT ABELE finds The 1/2 Hour News Hour comes up short.
Focus Group: Blurs Damon Albarn talks to JOHN PAYNE about his new project with former Clash bassist Paul Simonon, and MARK MAUER reviews the new record.
Plus, JOHN ALBERT on Explosions in the Sky.
DIGGIN YOUR SCENE checks in with Bloodcat Love,
LIVE IN L.A. goes out to see Camera Obscura by SCOTT STERLING
And also Neko Case by TIM GRIERSON
LINA LECAROs NIGHTRANGER
This week's ROCK PICKS