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  • Issue Archive for
  • Sep 11-17, 2008
  • Vol. 30, No. 43

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  • Fiestas Patrias are here! Ahoo-aaahh!!!
  • Fiestas Patrias are here! Ahoo-aaahh!!!

    It may be a typical Monday for many in Southern California but for millions there and across the U.S. families are preparing to celebrate fiestas patrias, the season of Independence Day celebrations for Latin American countries that begins tonight with the "Grito," or The Yell, of Mexican Independence. The ritual...
  • Election '08: Palin By Comparison

    Warning, this is a rant. I can't help myself. I'd like to ignore Sarah Palin, but I can't. The Palin factor is just too mind-boggling and too scary. Her popularity continues to drive McCain's presidential bid from moribund to vital to frighteningly possible. She's like a trick mirror in which...
  • LAPD Chief Bratton Wants 4 Officers 86'ed for May Day Screw Up

    More than a year later, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Bill Bratton has offered his suggestions for disciplining 15 officers who were involved in the May Day fiasco in 2007, which saw groups of police officers swinging at, and connecting with, a mostly peaceful crowd at a demonstration in MacArthur...
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  • Villaraigosa's Pose for Madame Tussaud

    Weekly writer Patrick McDonald has a great scoop today about Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's purported "16-hour" work days, which are filled with ceremonies, PR events and travel -- including a recent session in which the "All About Me Mayor" posed for a wax statue of himself for Madame Tussaud's. We scoured...
  • Election '08: White Privilege

    Thanks, Tim Wise, whoever you are. White Privilege, White Entitlement and the 2008 Election By Tim Wise / BuzzFlash / 13 September 2008 For those who still can't grasp the concept of white privilege, or those who are constantly looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will...
  • Schwarzenegger may make history with a budget veto

    Staffers to the governor are giving media outlets strong indications that Arnold Schwarzenegger will tonight go on the air to announce that he is vetoing the California state budget — which was approved weeks late by Sacramento legislators — because it is filled with accounting tricks and contains the seeds...
  • "Valley Vote" and the "All About Me Mayor"

    I guess they really do read LA Weekly in the San Fernando Valley. Monday night, Weekly writer Patrick McDonald was covering a meeting of Valley Vote, which spearheaded the Valley secession movement in 2001-02 and is still a highly active voice in questioning the leadership at Los Angeles City Hall...

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  • WHAT'S UP, TIGER LILY?
  • WHAT'S UP, TIGER LILY?

    What better way to celebrate the release of a comedian's storytelling CD than with a fantastic lineup of L.A.'s best comedians and storytellers? Melinda Hill's album The Accidental Bisexual is available on Stand Up Records, a label known for its exceptional and controversial comedians including Lewis Black, Maria Bamford and

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  • L.A. Fashion Awards Not Happening This Year

    The L.A. Fashion Awards are on hiatus until 2009. Why? Money. As in, not enough of it. Those are the awards that come at the end of Fashion Week. Co-founder Jen Uner told Apparel News “The L.A. Fashion Awards have tremendous support from the fashion community, but the business community...
  • WORN OUT: Bound Babes at the VMAs and Beyond
  • WORN OUT: Bound Babes at the VMAs and Beyond

    Fetishistic frocks may have abounded at MTV’s VMAs (Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Pink), but whip cracking wearables aren’t just for the stage. We've been seeing the look everywhere lately. We’re not even talking about all the gothic clubs, where black everything, corsetry, leather and vinyl are the rule rather than the...
  • Stage Raw: Underestimating Public Intelligence
  • Stage Raw: Underestimating Public Intelligence

    For the latest New Theater Reviews press the READ ON tab at the bottom of this section. New Reviews include Chazz Palminteri's hit Broadway memoir, A Bronx Tale, at the Wadsworth; John Guare's farce The House of Blue Leaves at the Taper; John Strand and Dennis McCarthy's new musical farce,...
  • Stage Raw: Speech & Debate
  • Stage Raw: Speech & Debate

    For the latest New Theater Reviews press the READ ON tab at the bottom of this section and for comprehensive theater listings for this coming weekend, press the READ ON tab at the bottom of this section. Speech and Debate opens at Blank Theater Company tomorrow night. 6500 Santa Monica...
  • Stage Raw: A New Era, or Just Another Robinsons?
  • Stage Raw: A New Era, or Just Another Robinsons?

    For this week's Theater Feature on Agamemnon at the Getty Villa, visit http://www.laweekly.com/2008-09-11/stage/agamemnon-at-the-getty-villa/ For the latest New Theater Reviews and comprehensive theater listings for this weekend, press the READ ON tab at the bottom of this section. Just Another Robinsons? John Guare's 1971 off-Broadway hit farce, The House of Blue...
  • Ferocity from Afar: New York Fashion Week Wrap-up
  • Ferocity from Afar: New York Fashion Week Wrap-up

    New York Fashion Week took its final bite out of the Big Apple last week and most fashion fiends and followers have already moved on to the substantially edgier avante-garde parade at London Fashion Week (happening now). But NYC's shows deserve a recap, especially since many of the looks will...

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