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Calendar, Archive West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Though it’s the fleshiest gathering outside the Playboy Mansion, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is not clothing-optional. In fact, the 500,000 attention-getters expected tonight have been working on their amazing outfits almost since the day they shed last year’s Miley Cyrus’ wrecking-ball gear. The biggest people-watching event in town —...…
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Calendar, Archive Queens of the Stone Age, The Kills

Queens of the Stone Age, The Kills

The lineup of amusements and distractions assembled by Queens of the Stone Age for their li’l Halloween party at the Forum is “so scary, you’ll soil your psychological jeans,” the band promises. In addition to Oklahoma roots/rockabilly singer JD McPherson and prodigal-son former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri, the show includes...…
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Calendar, Archive Haunted Halloween Bash

Haunted Halloween Bash

It’s the first Halloween at L.A.’s recently opened downtown branch of the Ace Hotel, and naturally it’s gonna be killer. (Old-school horror host cackle goes here.) Hollywood Forever outdoor-screeners Cinespia will bring the haunted, old-school, fall-of-Babylon vibes, and FYF will bring the over-the-top dance party, which kicks off with sets...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Walnuts May Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Walnuts May Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

A new study published in the October Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease indicates that a diet including walnuts may help reduce the risk, delay the onset, slow the progression of and even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Research led by Abha Chauhan, head of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory at the New York State Institute...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink 3 Fun Food Events This Week, Including an "EastSide" Food Festival

3 Fun Food Events This Week, Including an "EastSide" Food Festival

iHeartSilverlake EastSide Food Festival Silver Lake is getting its own food festival, with 25 vendors, chefs, DJs, musicians and more, hosted by  Mack Sennett Studios, Castle Gourmet and Food Is the New Rock. Who's coming? Alimento, Auntie Em's Kitchen, Angel City Brewing, Black Hogg, Donut Friend, HomeState, Kitchen Mouse, Little Beast, Mexicali...…
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News, The Informer Here's Where You Can Take Candy From the Rich on Halloween

Here's Where You Can Take Candy From the Rich on Halloween

During this alleged recovery from the 2007-to-2009 Great Recession, economic gains in America have completely bypassed the middle class and below. In other words, the rich got richer, and the rest of us are still living recession-style. Nowhere is the growing gap between rich and poor greater than in the...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink This Halloween, Beverly Hills Mom Rainbeau Mars Is Giving Out ... Live Worms

This Halloween, Beverly Hills Mom Rainbeau Mars Is Giving Out ... Live Worms

Horror stories about apples with razor blades and anthrax-laced candy terrified trick-or-treaters in the 1980s and '90s. But this year, one Beverly Hills mom is purposely resurrecting the fear and paranoia surrounding trick-or-treating, with a modern spin. Rainbeau Mars (and yes, that's her real name, according to her publicist, who says...…
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News, The Informer 21 Days of Solitude Mandated For California Ebola Suspects

21 Days of Solitude Mandated For California Ebola Suspects

If you've been to West Africa and had contact with a confirmed Ebola patient, you're probably in for 21 days of confinement under a new California Department of Public Health mandate. Yeah, the Golden State is the latest in the union to jump on the bandwagon of implementing Ebola-containment policies...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Film Podcast: <I>John Wick</I> Restores Our Faith in Violent Movies

Film Podcast: John Wick Restores Our Faith in Violent Movies

On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, we welcome Village Voice contributor and filmmaker Zachary Wigon, who tells us about his paranoid thriller The Heart Machine (iTunes).We also scoop out some time for John Wick, which helps restore our faith in violent movies, Horns, Nightcrawler (be sure to read our...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink 7 Spooky L.A. Spots for Dining with the Dead

7 Spooky L.A. Spots for Dining with the Dead

Forget mazes, rides, haunted hayrides and houses of horror with their hordes of mask-wearing actors providing cheap thrills. Instead, grab a drink at one of L.A.'s haunted restaurants — seven dining and drinking spots that all have real resident ghosts far spookier than most made-up macabre. Befitting their age, most...…
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News, The Informer Labor Union Titan Maria Elena Durazo Leaving L.A. County Fed

Labor Union Titan Maria Elena Durazo Leaving L.A. County Fed

Arguably the most powerful unelected official in Los Angeles – Maria Elena Durazo – is stepping down as head of the L.A. County Federation of Labor and taking a job as vice president for immigration, civil rights and diversity at UNITE HERE, a union for hotel, restaurant and casino workers. ...…
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Calendar, Archive The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Today’s generation might be familiar only with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise’s 2005 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, but on Halloween Eve 1938, back when radio was the lifeline of the home, Orson Welles’ retelling of the sci-fi novel became the most infamous radio broadcast in...…
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Calendar, Archive Stone Foxes

Stone Foxes

San Francisco’s Stone Foxes play swampy, sweaty, bluesy, throwback, bar-­band rock & roll with all the intensity of a bunch of guys who just invented the sound last week. Less slick than The Black Keys and less weird than Tom Waits, but channeling some of their same shout­at­-the-­world intensity, the...…
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Calendar, Archive Take Over & Destroy

Take Over & Destroy

This Phoenix group’s new album, Vacant Face, is a strong contender for best metal album of 2014. The sextet tweaks the death­-n-­roll genre hallmarks popularized by Swedish acts such as Entombed and Dismember — groove­-laden death metal with a rock & roll swagger — and adds flourishes of psychedelics and...…
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The Agony Of Delete and Louvre, Actually

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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: It's Better for Me to Get My Chain Jerked

Henry Rollins: It's Better for Me to Get My Chain Jerked

Part two of a three-part travelogue. Oct. 14, Washington, D.C.: 2351 hrs. Long day. Early afternoon at the Kennedy Center for an on-camera interview. Ian MacKaye came to pick me up afterward. I had a few hours before I had to be onstage at the Baird Auditorium for the Smithsonian...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Weekend

The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Weekend

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Friday, October 31 Queens of the Stone Age,The Kills THE FORUM The lineup of amusements and distractions assembled by Queens of the Stone Age for their li’l Halloween party at the Forum is “so scary, you’ll soil your psychological jeans,”...…
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Music, West Coast Sound RL Grime Explores Bass Music's Softer Side

RL Grime Explores Bass Music's Softer Side

RL Grime is no stranger to bangers, but he's also got a soft side. The 23-year-old L.A. native says he's always wanted to produce songs that are more mellow, which is what he's done on Void — his first full-length album, due out next month on L.A. label WeDidIt.  The trap/bass music...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The Best Free Concerts To See in L.A. This November

The Best Free Concerts To See in L.A. This November

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Who doesn't love free stuff? Especially at this time of year, when you're saving up for all that holiday shopping (you sweet, generous soul). Well, here's our gift to you: the best free concerts in L.A. this November. You're welcome...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Theresa Rebeck's <i>Zealot</i> Depicts a Fustercluck Over Middle East Politics (GO!)

Theresa Rebeck's Zealot Depicts a Fustercluck Over Middle East Politics (GO!)

Geo-political and religious implications abound in Theresa Rebeck’s world premiere play Zealot. An American diplomat is locked in a fierce battle with a British diplomat over the fate of a Muslim woman accused of committing heresy during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. But while issues of faith, convoluted history, and diplomatic maneuvering...…
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