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Staff writer Brendan Bernhard’s White Muslim: From L.A. to New York to Jihad?, based on his L.A. Weekly cover story from December 2004, is published next week by Melville House ($13 paperback).Novelist and food writer Michelle Huneven and book critic Bernadette Murphy have written The Tao Gal’s Guide to Real...…
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DATE MOVIE This anemic genre parody from “two of the six writers of Scary Movie” strives for the goofball precision of the brothers Zucker and, long before it reaches the end of its 70-odd minutes, gives you newfound respect for the comic genius of the brothers Wayans (two of the...…
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FAQS Writer-director Everett Lewis (Skin and Bone, Luster) makes movies about gay life and love that embrace clichés in order to subvert them, and wield loose, almost meandering narratives that, at their best, allow viewers to organically warm to characters and ideas. His fourth feature, FAQs, begins as young runaway...…
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GO AMERICAN KLEZMER Aided by composer Ilya Levinson’s lively tunes and lyricist Owen Kalt’s engaging lyrics, this entertaining musical, set in 1910, builds its plot around a Jewish woman named Leah (Teressa Byrne) who longs to be a singer. Defying family and tradition, she departs her small Russian village for...…
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TANDOORI NIGHTS8165 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood(213) 848-8626 For six years, Tandoori Nights has satisfied the curry cravings of its loyal WeHo patrons. House favorites include tender lamb tandoori ($9.95), marinated in spiced yogurt and cooked in traditional clay ovens till it melts in your mouth, and the vegetable aloo...…
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HOUSE OF BLUES8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood(323) 848-5100 With five bars on the restaurant level, live music nightly, and a dazzling collection of Southern folk art, House of Blues is a party palace extraordinaire. Its signature dish is a spicy creole jambalaya, made with rice, shellfish, sausage, ham and scallops...…
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Edited by Lovell Estell IIIWritten by Siran Babayan, Nicole Campos, Sara T. Dunn, Matt Grebow, Aaron Jacobs, Dan Laidman, Olivia Weber A'FLOAT SUSHI87 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena(626) 792-9779 Imagine a tranquil Japanese stream rippling through Old Pasadena! At A'Float Sushi your fresh seafood, prepared by masters of the art, is...…
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