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  • Sep 18-24, 2008
  • Vol. 30, No. 44

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  • Witness Intimidation?

    The sexual assault trial of fashion designer Anand Jon turned uglier today amid disclosures that the sister of prosecution background witness “Kristin S” was contacted over the weekend in North Carolina by an anonymous caller who told the sister that Kristin was missing, and who then asked the woman if...
  • Election '08: The McCain in Spain Fails Mostly to Explain

    BY MARC COOPER I'm a bit surprised by how little coverage The Great McCain-Spain Gaffe has gotten (Well, not really that surprised given the relative insularity of the American media/political complex). But anyway you cut it, you've got to be alarmed. McCain's campaign is now officially saying that in a...
  • LA Business Journal Reports on Billboard Blight

    The Los Angeles Business Journal published an article yesterday about the city’s billboard ban, which exempts itself and a few large billboard companies. The article focuses on two lawsuits filed by two smaller billboard companies that are suing the city of Los Angeles for – among other things - granting...
  • Election '08: Postcard From The End Of The World

    Rant Alert: Be warned, this is a rant. We don't give President Bush enough credit. Seriously, we have failed to give him his proper due. Here we thought his culture, philosophies (if you can call them that), politics and policies were just wrecking the country. Turns out, they were on...

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  • Stage Raw: On the Blume
  • Stage Raw: On the Blume

    For the latest comprehensive theater listings for this coming weekend, press the READ ON tab at the bottom of this section. Check back here Monday, after noon, for the latest New Theater Reviews of Adriano Shaplin's The Pugilist Specialist, presented by VS. Theatre Company; the Groundlings' latest offering of sketch...
  • Stage Raw: Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Helen Gahagan Douglas
  • Stage Raw: Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Helen Gahagan Douglas

    For last weekend's New Theater Reviews plus the latest comprehensive theater listings for this coming weekend, press the READ ON tab at the bottom of this section. The West Coast premiere of This Beautiful City, commissioned by The Civilians and co-produced by L.A.'s Center Theatre Group and New York's Vineyard...
  • WORN OUT: Dollypop's Platinum Tarts
  • WORN OUT: Dollypop's Platinum Tarts

    When it comes to blonde bombshells, few are as beloved as Dolly Parton. While platinum icons like Madonna and Marilyn are worshiped mostly for their sex appeal, Ms. P’s Southern charm almost outshines her other assets. She’s the type of gal ya wanna eat fried chicken and –pardon the presidential...

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