Jenn Swann is a writer in Los Angeles. A former L.A. Weekly staffer and multiple L.A. Press Club award winner, she's written about porn stars, celebrity hamsters, Miley Cyrus' twerk team, and Aubrey Plaza's basketball league. For the sake of journalism, she once took an I.V. to cure a hangover (it didn't work) and biked to the Emmys from Santa Monica in a dress. She has a complicated relationship with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
13 days ago | DIY
When Jerry DeFazio and his friends moved into a former print shop on Virgil Avenue in the fall of 2014, they never imagined it would become one of the most talked-about music spaces in Los Angeles — or even a venue at all. They’d been forced out o...
26 days ago | Comedy
The Color Collective aims to create sketch comedy, sans racial stereotyping.
1 month ago | Animal Welfare
“We’re moving into a world where so much is virtual," says Eric Strauss, a biology professor who is heading the new adoption institute. "A pet is real.”
1 month ago | Comedy
The long-standing Silver Lake venue and cafe has become ground zero for actors, comedians, puppeteers, performance artists and clowns looking to stage their weirdest material for the first time — but that won't pay for renovations.
2 months ago | Comedy
“There are these great parallels between the two eras and I think it makes our 1973 show feel very relevant in 2017.”
3 months ago | Podcasts
On her new podcast, Shut Up and Listen, Heather Matarazzo gets her guests to delve into their darkest moments.