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  • Issue Archive for
  • Oct 16-22, 2008
  • Vol. 30, No. 48

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  • Anand Jon Trial: Searching Google for an Arrest

    Anand Jon defense attorney Eric Chase vented his frustration in court this morning over lack of cooperation from Google. Since October 10, he claimed, he’d been asking the Santa Monica office of the search-engine giant to authenticate emails sent to Jon by Amanda C, who has accused his client of...
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  • Election '08: McCain Wins

    Yes, I have to admit that John McCain won. Not the recent debate but the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner during which candidates roast each other in New York. Smith was the groundbreaking, four-time, Irish-American New York governor and the dinner is a fundraiser for Catholic charities. If you...
  • Last Night: Super Sexy Show at El Cid
  • Last Night: Super Sexy Show at El Cid

    Photograph by Shannon Cottell. Click image for entire slideshow. If you've lived in L.A. long enough you know weekends are for amateurs and the real shenanigans happen on Thursdays. Case in point: Silver Lake's retro-glam "Super Sexy Show" which takes place every first and third Thursday of the month at...
  • Election '08: Powell's Shallow Endorsement

    By now you know that Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for president. He made it clear to Tom Brokaw during his appearance on Meet The Press to announce the endorsement that it wasn't an easy choice for him to turn away from 25 years of friendship and professional engagement with...
  • Anand Jon’s Beverly Hills Cop Witness

    Defense lawyers for L.A. fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, who is accused by nine young women of committing sexual assaults against them, continued their case this morning by calling Beverly Hills cop Nicole Cranham to the stand. The attorneys sought to show that three of Jon’s accusers (Britny O and...
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  • First Thoughts on Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak

    "You can't judge me on this because it's a reflection of my heart and soul. It's like judging a grandmother's love. Can you judge a grandmother's love by giving it 2.5 mics, or saying that it only sold a million?"--Kanye West, directly after the first unveiling of Heartbreak & 808s...

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  • Fashion Week Diary: Amelia Toro's Butterfly & Bird Girls
  • Fashion Week Diary: Amelia Toro's Butterfly & Bird Girls

    For spring, Amelia Toro is doing flowing dresses with butterfly prints and clean, white ankle-length dresses that look like night gowns. Her models walked the catwalk with birds in little cages and birds in their hair. Femininity is back in a big way. Toro did sweet, candy-striped jackets with black...
  • Stage Raw: Confessions of a Subterranean Playwright
  • Stage Raw: Confessions of a Subterranean Playwright

    WHAT'S NEW Post Fact Productions will be presenting 10 encore performances of their play New, a work written by Rachel Kolar and choreographed by Lauren Brown, opening Monday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. at the Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Boulevard in Silver Lake. In a post-apocalyptic setting, two young...
  • Stage Raw: Face It
  • Stage Raw: Face It

    Good Bobby opens this weekend at Greenway Arts Allaince. Photo by Ed Krieger. Check back on Monday, after noon, for reviews of Good Bobby, plus Noel Coward's Waiting in the Wings featuring Betty Garrett at Theatre West; Sefan Wolfert's excerpts from trials and anecdotes of the military experience during a...
  • WORN OUT: The Hollywood Life Style Awards
  • WORN OUT: The Hollywood Life Style Awards

    Planning outfits for a night on the town can tough, but during Fashion Week in LA, it's especially treacherous. You wanna look good and somewhat "on-trend," but not like you're trying too hard. If you do go for the gold -i.e. glam it out and stand out- ya better make...
  • Road Kill Rug--Comfy Grossness For Your Feet
  • Road Kill Rug--Comfy Grossness For Your Feet

    I saw this a couple days ago. Tried to forget it. But couldn't. Now here it is to embed itself into your very own retinas. It's a dead fox rendered in carpet. The maker, Ooms, says "The Road Kill carpet is a continues (sic) struggle between attraction and repulsion." Yeah...
  • Stage Raw: To Ser With Love
  • Stage Raw: To Ser With Love

    Sneak previews of the weekend's NEW THEATER REVIEWS are embedded within the COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS found by pressing the READ MORE button at the bottom of this section. Reviewed over the weekend: Noel Coward's Waiting in the Wings featuring Betty Garrett at Theatre West; Sefan Wolfert's excerpts from trials and...

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