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  • Issue Archive for
  • Nov 15-21, 2007
  • Vol. 29, No. 52

News

  • Fox's Tail - Assistants March
  • Fox's Tail - Assistants March

    “Every place has a completely different personality, like, Sony is kinda angry, Fox is where all the really cool people hang out and Radford gets started at, literally, 5 am…” Stephen Scaia said last Wednesday. The Jericho writer was giving picketing pointers to Joshua Jackson (the dreamboat from Dawson’s Creek)...
  • Bearded Insanity
  • Bearded Insanity

    A Whiskerino competitor in his natural habitiat. Sweet Jesus I've waited so long and now it's finally here. Whiskerino, the amateur beard growing competition that dares to suggest "We are alienated from our own facial hair," has finally awakened from its two-year slumber and stormed the Internet with waves of...
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  • No Data Found

    I'm digging these multi-layered pasted posters around Hollywood and Silver Lake of video cameras, radios, and other techno-objects. They tend to be placed really low on walls, just a few inches off the ground, as if they're... well... as if they're lurking. Also, seen for months up and down Santa...
  • HK Super on Western and 1st
  • HK Super on Western and 1st

    All photos by Mark Mauer The side of the Korean supermarket "HK Super" hasn't changed much in a the past couple of years, which is pretty wild considering all of the MS13 tags all over the area. I found a cool shot of the building from 2005 by Piancita which...

Film

Music

  • Van Halen, Staples Center, November 20
  • Van Halen, Staples Center, November 20

    Van Halen Staples Center, November 20 By Randall Roberts Jack and Coke? Check. Bic lighter? You know it. Rocker passed out on sidewalk, girlfriend exasperated, before the show? There were a few of them here. This is Van Halen, after all, and them up there is Diamond David Lee Roth...
  • Tiger Army, Wiltern, 11/17
  • Tiger Army, Wiltern, 11/17

    Tiger Army Wiltern, 11/17 I love the stand-up bass. It's a ridiculously big, bulky instrument that looks cool as hell, especially when painted dark blue like Tiger Army's or sea green like the one used by the Guana Batz. Not the laid-back, smoky jazz club stand-up bass - those are...
  • No Age Plays in the River

    ...and then the cops came. Jay Babcock of Arthur Magazine, the recently re-launched counter-cultural journal, sent out a hush-hush e-mail Saturday, Nov. 17 inviting people to an "L.A. River Beautification Meeting" featuring a performance from the much-loved band No Age. Arthur's Babcock is known for pulling off cool and ambitious...
  • Five Songs About Thanksgiving

    By Jeff Shaw, City Pages Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit -- fit...
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  • Coming Up

    Every week or so, we'll update a list on concerts announced, shows going on sale, and other things happening soon that you may want to know about. James Blunt - Wiltern, Feb. 7 with Sara Bareilles. Tickets go on sale Saturday Cave Singers - Echoplex, Dec. 3 Circle Jerks -...
  • Caetano Veloso, Pasadena Civic, 11/14
  • Caetano Veloso, Pasadena Civic, 11/14

    Caetano Veloso Pasadena Civic Auditorium, November 14 By John Payne At age 65, sweet-voiced singer-composer Caetano Veloso represents perhaps the ultimate picture of the greatness of Brazilian music in all its deceptively breezy charm. As a member of the tropicálismo music and art faction back in the early ‘70s, he...

Restaurants

  • Where to Eat Now

    Click here for LA Weekly's full, searchable database of restaurants. Downtown L.A./Chinatown/WestlakeKim Chuy The basic deal at this noodle shop is, of course, the noodles: slippery rice noodles or firmer, square-cut egg noodles, submerged in broth, garnished with things like boiled duck legs and sliced pork. At Kim Chuy, the...

Theater

Arts

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Advice Columns

  • Advice Goddess

    So, in a perfect world, the first time you had sex, your wife would've announced, "As man-tools go, yours is one of those little eyeglass screwdrivers." Instead, she pronounced you "perfect" -- a cruel lie.