Jenn Swann is a former L.A. Weekly staffer and multiple L.A. Press Club award winner who'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).
3 days ago | Podcasts
When Ken Layne self-published the first issue of The Desert Oracle in the spring of 2015, he never expected it to be read by anyone outside of the Mojave Desert. The small print quarterly, which explores strange phenomena ranging from the mythic (...
25 days ago | Culture
Titus says he’s gotten hate mail about Special Unit from disability advocacy groups, one of which advised him to hire a publicist and educate himself about how to talk about people with disabilities.
1 month ago | L.A. Chefs
On a Wednesday afternoon in late August, Curtis Stone and the rest of Maude's staff gathered around a conference table to critique the 400 dishes on every menu they’d ever conceived.
2 months ago | Comedy
A new comedy show at UCB aims to make late night TV writing more accessible — particularly to women, who account for just a fraction of all writers on late night talk shows.
2 months ago | Longform
The most explosive of the allegations against Cinefamily is not supported by victims, witnesses or evidence of any kind. But more than a dozen former employees unanimously assert that there's a broader problem.
2 months ago | Bars
Mia Swier, whose family runs the Teragram Ballroom, is launching a piano bar catering to the live theater community in L.A.