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April 13, 2007

¡Mas Suave! They’re handsome, charming and so good to their mothers. They’re Mexican American Princes, and they rule Los Angeles. By DANIEL HERNANDEZ

Are You a Map? Top 10 signs you are a budding Mexican American Prince Prince or Troll? Where do L.A.’s most prominent MAPs land on the troll-o-meter? Milestones in MAP History: From Edward Roybal to Alberto Gonzales All Over the Map: From politics to pop culture, a Mexican American Prince Who’s Who

Number 19 A short story by NAOMI HIRAHARA, excerpted from the new anthology Los Angeles Noir. A Considerable Town

Banging bumpers with Mischa Barton, by MEHAMMED MACK

RENA KOSNETT partys with the 24-hour porny people.

Plus, in SEVEN McDONALD’s 24 SEVEN, a boy-meets-balloon-gets-girl story

GUSTAVO ARELLANO’s ¡ASK A MEXICAN!

An illustration by MAX KORNELL

a cartoon by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.

Newsroom

Politics Meets Street: Why are politicians and civic leaders bellying up to the eyebrow-raising Club 740? JEFFREY ANDERSON reports on the club and one of its patrons: convicted Bell Gardens Councilmember Mario Beltran.

Freed Sex Slave Caught in Legal Bind: Trafficking victim-turned-counselor Maria Suarez looks for a Schwarzenegger pardon, by JILL STEWART.

Plus, firm faces criminal charges for asbestos removal,

In DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD, NIKKI FINKE tells of the insanity behind an in-the-works Beatles cover-music movie, Across the Universe.

Plus, a cartoon from MR. FISH.

LA Vida

In Hot Water: Where to spend teatime in Los Angeles, by LINDA IMMEDIATO.

Plus, LIBBY MOLYNEAUX’s HOOPLA,

Art

Be Your Own Guinea Pig: Entering Andrea Zittel’s “Critical Space,” by ARTY NELSON.

Plus, MUST SEE ART Paul McCarthy lecture at the UCLA Hammer Museum and “Sick-Amour” by Joel Tauber at Susanne Vielmetter by AMRA BROOKS

Eat & Drink

Low and Slow: That is the tempo. Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu’s La Casita Mexicana, by JONATHAN GOLD.

Plus, FIRST BITE: 750ml;

ASK MR. GOLD about artful dining

Screen

Road Warriors: High-velocity action in Fox’s new series Drive, by ROBERT ABELE.

In SURF REPORT, Notes from the Underbelly’s great expectations.

Stage

Gordon Davidson kills at the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards.by STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS

Plus, new theater reviews,

ALAN RICH’s A LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC,

CLASSICAL PICK The Millennium Consort and Martin Neary at St. Sophia Cathedral by MARY BETH CRAIN

DANCE PICK Spirited Astray: Kenji Yamaguchi at El Portal Theater by ANN HASKINS

 Film

Petaphilia: Molly Shannon shows some puppy love in Mike White’s Year of the Dog, by ELLA TAYLOR.

World Market: Something for everyone at City of Lights, City of Angels festival, by SCOTT FOUNDAS.

Gone With the Wind? Success remains elusive for Native American filmmakers, by MATTHEW FLEISCHER.

Killer of Sheep by Ella Taylor and The Best Film about Los Angeles by JOHN POWERS – Originally published 2003.

Plus, reviews of new releases,

GOOD REP Small Town Gay Bar by ERNEST HARDY

And Noir City: Los Angeles Vs. New York: The Eighth Annual Festival of Film Noir by PAUL MALCOLM

SHORT RUN: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles by DAVID CHUTE|

Music

This Is Rock & Roll Radio! How Ron Cey and a 10-watt station in Long Beach changed one man’s life, by REVEREND DAN.

Roller Coaster of Wub: Disneyland goes all Chili Peppers and shit, in KATE SULLIVAN’s ROCK & ROLL LOVE LETTER.

Plus, ERNEST HARDY on Timbaland’s solo LP

LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER

DANCE CLUB PICK

ROCK PICKS

Letters

Rockie Horoscope

SAVAGE LOVE by DAN SAVAGE.

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