Feb. 9, 2007

{mosimage} L.A.’s 20 Best Italian Restaurants: From spaghetti to Italian sushi, JONATHAN GOLD ranks the most delicious trattorias, pizzerias and ristorantes. Plus, four classic delis.

Also 35 new Where to Eat Now entries.

Separated at Birth: Kimberly and Kevin were twins whose lives were shaped by the desert and loss, but that’s where the -similarities ended. By STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS

The Bastard Question: A former Blood explores the roots of our nation’s longest-running war. By ERNEST HARDY


A Considerable Town

LACMA’s New Train: And other revelations, TOM CHRISTIE listens in on Michael Govan and Jeff Koons.

Three-Ring Circuit: GENDY ALIMURUNG meets Hollywood’s reigning “notebook guy.”

Plus, DAVE SHULMAN’s COLUMN DAVE, The Ungripriveting Hoot Bowl

A NATIVE’S NOTEBOOK illustration by J.T. STEINY;

¡ASK A MEXICAN! by GUSTAVO ARELLANO

And a cartoon by BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN.

Newsroom

The Ultimate Product Placement: Phil Anschutz will take a huge hit if Beckham tanks as L.A.’s soccer megastar, by ANDREW GUMBEL.

In THE Z FILES, DAVID ZAHNISER on ACORN, billed as grass roots but on the major’s payroll.

In MARC COOPER’s DISSONANCE, congressional Demos shrink before Republican brinkmanship.

Plus, JEFFREY ANDERSON on Huntington Park mayor Mayor John Noguez - or is it really Juan Rodriguez?

and a cartoon by MR. FISH,



LA Vida

I’m in the Band: The rock & roll fantasy of live-band karaoke, by LINDA IMMEDIATO.

Plus, LIBBY MOLYNEAUX's HOOPLA


Art

Attention Squared: Zen and the art of Vija Celmins, by DOUG HARVEY. Plus, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS and more.


Books

Places That Make You Shake: Michele Matheson’s novel of addiction, Saving Angelfish. By TOM CHRISTIE. and more.


STAGE

Who Killed Dick Watson? And who’s been nominated for the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards?

Plus, new reviews

ALAN RICH’s A LOT OF NIGHT MUSIC on Andrew Norman at the Monday Evening Concerts and the Carlsbad Music Festival's Matt McBane.

DANCE PICK Hamburg Ballet by ANN HASKINS

CLASSICAL PICK László Fassang by MARY BETH CRAIN


Screen

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: The diplomat as terror-solving sleuth in BBC’s The State Within, by ROBERT ABELE.

Plus, in SURF REPORT, The Super Bowl crew not so ready for their close-up.


FILM

Azamat Clothed: Borat’s Ken Davitian gets laughs for make benefit grateful moviegoers of America, by ROBERT ABELE.

Never Forget: Rwanda revisited, Leimert Park mourned at the Pan-African Film Festival, by ERNEST HARDY.

Plus, reviews of new film releases,

SHORT RUN: Matthew Barney: No Restraint by MICHELLE ORANGE

An Affair to Remember: UCLA’s Roberto Rossellini retrospective takes viewers on a voyage to Italy by DAVID THOMPSON


Music

13 Silly Love Songs: Our funny valentine to you — pop and rock’s best sounds of romance.

Plus, DIGGIN’ YOUR SCENE checks in with Great Northern.By ALIE WARD

LIVE IN L.A.: X Clan, Medusa, Abstract Rude, Crown City Rockers The Key Club by JOHN PAYNE

M. Is for Mystery: M. Ward El Rey Theatre by LINDA IMMEDIATO

The History Channeler: The Bobby Bradford Mo’tet and other jazz picks by BRICK WAHL
 

LINA LECARO’s NIGHTRANGER, Joss Stone: Fifth Dreamgirl?

ROCK PICKS

SAVAGE LOVE by DAN SAVAGE

Letters

rockie horoscope


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