April 20, 2007

{mosimage}  The Semantics of Suicide Aid in Dying: God, PR and the right to die in California. By MATTHEW FLEISCHER

Rolling With Big Boy - The voice of Power 106: What’s a few hundred pounds between friends? By SCOTT T. STERLING

Also, The Imus Factor

The Minuteman’s Tale: A political obituary: Jim Gilchrist, 2005–2007. By BEN EHRENREICH


A Considerable Town

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut: Remembrance by DAVE SHULMAN with an illustration by ANABEL CURRY

Vonnegut's Pies by DWAYNE BOOTH.

Clown Power: JUDITH LEWIS steps up with stilt walkers and activists for a day of “national climate action.”

Plus, DAVE SHULMAN’s COLUMN DAVE, and a cartoon by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.


Newsroom

Turning the Tables: KPFK’s lesbian, African-immigrant boss is accused of sexually harassing its white news chief, by DANIEL HERNANDEZ.

Marrying for Money: Poverty-wage young soldiers wed strangers and friends to get cash and housing, by NATHAN McINTIRE.

Friends in Low Places: A city-approved towing firm’s manager faces opium-distribution charges — no big deal in Bell Gardens, by JEFFREY ANDERSON.

Power Failure: Another judge nixes Villaraigosa’s school takeover plan, by DAVID ZAHNISER.

In NIKKI FINKE’s DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD, high rollers, humbled Harvey and The Hills.

Jonathan Gold Wins Pulitzer Prize: First time for a restaurant critic, first for L.A. Weekly

 
Eat & Drink

Do Fries Go With That Ube Shake? Perfected fast food at Oinkster, by JONATHAN GOLD.

Plus, FIRST BITE: Bulgarini Gelato’s new home;

ASK MR. GOLD about Vietnamese tabletop grills


LA Vida

Satellite of Love: He went XM. She went Sirius. This is their violent, triumphant story, by LIBBY MOLYNEAUX.

Plus, LINDA IMMEDIATO is in the red at Chinatown’s Mountain Bar.

JUDITH LEWIS celebrates a week of Earth Day in HOOPLA,


Books

Living Precarity: Singer-songwriter Peter Case’s memoirs, round one, by DAVE SHULMAN.


Art

Condensed Cream of Conceptualism: Ginny Bishton’s persistent vegetative state, by DOUG HARVEY.

ART PICK: Les Fleurs Du Mal, Paper Bombs by PETER FRANK

Must See Art “Last Resort” by Mark Mann at Taylor De Cordoba and auction time by AMRA BROOKS
Amra Brooks


Stage

Home Is Where the Fear Is: Middle-class dreads take center stage, by STEVEN MIKULAN.

Plus, new theater reviews,

ALAN RICH’s A LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC

COMEDY PICK: Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo and Henry Rollins by Libby Molyneaux

CLASSICAL PICK: The Diary of Anne Frank by Mary Beth Crain

DANCE PICK: Poisoning the Well by Ann Haskins


Screen

Imus Fuss: In SURF REPORT, Meet the Press host and guests get called out, by ROBERT ABELE.


Film

Court and Spark: Ryan Gosling fires up Fracture, by SCOTT FOUNDAS.

The Relativist Hole: ELLA TAYLOR reopens Black Book and takes in Doug Coupland’s second act, Everything's Gone Green.

PAUL CULLUM remembers John S. Rad, 1936–2007

TIM GRIERSON on Vacancy,

War and Remembrances: City of Lights, City of Angels winds down with dark ruminations and hopeful sentiments by SCOTT FOUNDAS

Plus other new movie reviews, including Hot Fuzz.


Music

He Is the Champion: Brother Ali raps beyond the pale, by JOHN PAYNE.

In KATE SULLIVAN’s ROCK & ROLL LOVE LETTER, Coachella and the cure for the common festivalitis.

Plus, DIGGIN’ YOUR SCENE with The Deadly Syndrome

LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER,

DANCE CLUB PICK: Bondage Ball by Lina Lecaro

Brick's Picks: Last Call – Herman Riley’s horn falls silent by BRICK WAHL

Rock Picks for the week of April 19–27

Letters

SAVAGE LOVE by DAN SAVAGE

ROCKIE HOROSCOPE by ROCKIE GARDINER


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