12 hours ago | Books
“Sometimes I’d find myself thinking, ‘that dude’s scrotum is really misshapen and weird,” Mark Haskell Smith says. “And then I’m like, ‘Why am I staring at the dude’s scrotum?’” Why, it was all in the name of research, the writer explains, as he s...
13 days ago | Farmers Markets
Beneath the shadow of the L.A. Coliseum sits a modest, three-quarter-acre plot of land improbably studded with chayote, pineapple sage, amaranth greens, allspice trees, spiky mizuna, medicinal herbs including gotu kola and a fine example of the en...
14 days ago | Books
Leonard Mlodinow is worried about you. You’ve been fed a lot of nonsense about apples and Sir Issac Newton’s head and Charles Darwin and the island of Galapagos. “The idealized view of science” — the one that says that brilliant insights happen to...
20 days ago | Books
By the time you read this sentence, Kevin McEnroe will have tattooed his grandmother’s face to his left shoulder. Joanna Moore was her name, a blond beauty who appeared in films or on television almost 100 times and married a quartet of men — most...
1 month ago | Theater
At the moment, Dominique Morisseau is the best kind of homeless. Just days before speaking with L.A. Weekly, the Detroit native had uprooted herself from Brooklyn to make her way out to Los Angeles. She was scrambling to find an apartment the same...