3 months ago | Election
Want to meet new people worth having over for poker or with whom to swap your second-hand novels? Try your voting precinct's active voters — also known as neighbors. There are about 1,000 of you per precinct, and it's always interesting to see who...
3 months ago | Media
Yesterday — barely 24 hours after we published a first-person essay critical of Uber — L.A. Weekly's editorial assistant was contacted by a stranger offering a first-person essay about how great Uber is. It was kind of strange. It was purport...
4 months ago
After L.A.-based actor Antonio Mercado's mother died of cancer, he found himself back in his native Denver, teaching high school. There he found himself struck by just how many of his straight-A students were undocumented — and that high school gr...
4 months ago | Storytelling
When Alejandra Cardenas was shot that terrible night at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, July 20, 2012, many thoughts and images raced through her head. The tear gas, followed by the screaming. The shotgun pellets fired into her le...
4 months ago | Comedy
There are things people want from Larry David. The show business strivers are looking for professional help — an encouraging word for the low-maintenance types, an actual job for the pushier iterations. Everybody else can be just as needy. They wa...
5 months ago
For office drones, brunch options can be sadly limited. After all, we can only gorge ourselves in a few select prelunch hours on the weekends — and since far too many people in this giant metropolis have the same limited availability, the best pla...