The End of Murder: Homicides are down in both New York and L.A. Is it possible we can end them altogether? By DAVID ZAHNISER A Considerable Town
DANIEL HERNANDEZ talks to Derek Thomas, living with racial hatred in Harbor Gateway.
ERNEST HARDY on downtowns Broadway melody and history with a bongo beat.
Plus, DAVE SHULMANs COLUMN DAVE: Substantial John's First Turkey Infidelity
ANOTHER L.A. STORY by CHANDLER WOOD;
¡ASK A MEXICAN! by GUSTAVO ARELLANO
21st-Century Jerry Brown: No crime softie, by BILL BRADLEY.
In David Zahnisers Z FILES: If Connie Rice is right, we just need to change society and spend $1 billion.
NIKKE FINKEs take on Oscar in DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
MARC COOPERs take on Bushs State of the Union speech in DISSONANCE.
Plus, a cartoon by MR. FISH,
She Is Barbie, Hear Her Roar: Designer Tarina Tarantino drapes her favorite feminist in pearls, by LINDA IMMEDIATO.
In NIGHT OUT, take a load off at Mandrake, Culver Citys art bar.
Plus, in LIBBY MOLYNEAUX's HOOPLA, it's Captain Hook and His Big Organ.
Eat & Drink
Noodles With Attitude: JONATHAN GOLD on ramen as high art at Santouka.
Plus, FIRST BITE: black truffles at Bistro K
ASK MR. GOLD about where to find oxtail
Art Nuevo Cool: DANIEL HERNANDEZ on Tijuana art in Santa Monica. Plus, Oaxacan Hearts and Minds
ART PICK: Achille Perilli, Marc Trujillo at Istituto Italiano di Cultura by PETER FRANK
MUST SEE ART: Bas Jan Ader and Mari Eastman by AMRA BROOKS
Brigham Young at Heart: STEVEN MIKULAN reviews Steven Fales Confessions of a Mormon Boy.
Plus, new theater reviews,
ALAN RICHs A LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC
DANCE PICK: Choreographers Ball Anniversary at the Key Club, Jan. 31 by ANN HASKINS
Cant We All Not Get Along? Sarah Silverman finally scores her own Comedy Central show, by ROBERT ABELE.
Plus, in SURF REPORT, a daring Prison Break.
Once in a Sundance: SCOTT FOUNDAS scouts the festival for undiscovered talent and comes away singing.
Unromancing Sharon Stone: In Bobby, she spreads her wings and shows us her acting chops.
Plus, reviews of new film releases,
In SHORT RUN Decline and Fall.
Dirt and overheard conversations from the Sundance Festival by JOSHUAH BEARMAN
The Gospel According to Cee-Lo: The poet of Gnarls Barkley reveals the broken-but-beating heart of an unlikely hit, by ROY KASTEN.
In KATE SULLIVANs ROCK & ROLL LOVE LETTER: Justin and Pink live at Staples, Earl Greyhound and Of Montreal.
Plus, PAUL ROGERS on bottomless Paul Weller,
LINA LECAROs NIGHTRANGER;
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