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  • Oct 6-12, 2005
  • Vol. 27, No. 46

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  • Life Cycle

    There are two kinds of bicycle riders in L.A.: those who ride on the sidewalk and those who stay in the street. On the boulevards I have to keep a constant eye out for buses, cars and those false friends, motorcycles. Meanwhile, on the sidewalk there are disembarking bus riders,...
  • Starry Night

    What’s not to love about the Greek Theater (unless you happen to live in the Los Feliz hills next to it)? With consistent sound and a multitude of excellent vantage points, this little arena, which underwent a multimillion-dollar revamp last year, is still the under-the-stars space to see your favorite...
  • The Children's Hour

    On KXLU’s The Kids Are Alright Show, Mitchell “Professor Cantaloupe” Brown and Don “Germs Drummer” Bolles play nothing but kid music for an hour, its “tasty morsels spelunked from records used by parents in the 1960s to scare their children into Obedienceland,” in Brown’s words. Most notable is an LP...
  • X-Man

    That free rag with all the jack-off ads and snatches of content throughout. That one. Bill Margold — an XXX producer/director/star and journalist — embodies the waning moments of humor and double-entendre of a male world in which love means coming in a girl’s mouth and not her eyes. His...
  • Best of L.A. 2005: Memory

    Winter is my favorite time of year in Los Angeles. I love when it rains and washes away the grime, pollution and pollen, leaving the city sparkling clean. Several days a year you can look out from behind your windshield while driving and see snowcapped mountains. If you have enough...
  • The Lurking

    Along the 110 freeway near the Golden State, there is a series of pedestrian sidewalks that can take one from San Fernando Road to Chinatown. At the point where the northbound 110 transitions to the 5 north, a spiral staircase leads from one Escheresque autoscape to another. This staircase barely...
  • Goth Karaoke

    Where to go when one gets the urge to croak out “Marian” by the Sisters of Mercy or “The Anal Staircase” by Coil? Operated by Howard Hallis and Andrew Holquin, Ground Control Karaoke features songs no other karaoke company would even consider — face it, the nuttiest selection one might...
  • Porn Yesterday

    Ever since the Pussycat Theater on Western was torn down in 2003 to build the aesthetic concentration camp that is Walgreens, and Santa Monica developers decided a Buca di Beppo would be better suited to serve sausage with cream than the Pussycat on Second Street, L.A.’s straight porn theaters have...

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  • Ask Mr. Gold

    Question: Around this time of year, my grandmother used to go out into her garden and denude her tomato plants with the tenacity of locusts: big or small, ripe or not. The ones that were hard enough to bounce, she sliced and cooked in bacon grease. I always thought it...

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