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  • Issue Archive for
  • Nov 6-12, 2008
  • Vol. 30, No. 51

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  • Los Angeles Protests Stop Mormon Marriages
  • Los Angeles Protests Stop Mormon Marriages

    It's one of those odd twists that leaders of the Mormon Church probably never saw coming. Whenever opponents of Proposition 8, the ballot measure that eliminates the right of gays and lesbians to legally marry in California, protest outside a Mormon temple, they effectively stop church members from getting married,...
  • Interview: The Kids In the Hall Storm Vegas!
  • Interview: The Kids In the Hall Storm Vegas!

    This month, The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas returns to inject a major dose of comedy diversity into Sin City, rising above and beyond the mainstream standards for standup on the Strip. Amongst the biggest gets for the fest is the Vegas debut of Canada's sketch comedy icons, The Kids...
  • Great Expectations: Getting Spiritual After the Election
  • Great Expectations: Getting Spiritual After the Election

    Two nights after Barack Obama's election, as the Sean Hannitys and Rush Limbaughs braced for the Red Terror, an animated, inter-faith gathering took place at Pasadena's All Saints Church. There, peace activist Tom Hayden joined Leo Baeck Temple Rabbi Emeritus Leonard Beerman, the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Maher Hathout, Oxy...

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  • Beards, Blazers & Glasses: The Hold Steady

    Normal MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } I wouldn’t describe myself as a “happy” person. Not to say that I’m some sort of lugubrious, sepulchral soul brooding over melancholy poems by lamp light,* but rather, I find “happy” one of those banal adjectives that I tend to associate with watchers of CBS...

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  • WORN OUT: Knocking Us Out With Those American Thighs
  • WORN OUT: Knocking Us Out With Those American Thighs

    Though they're mostly associated with the trendy '80s workout wear resurgence of a couple years ago, the return of the legging –or rather legging(s)- looks to be more than a passing fad. Now that the temps are dipping in LA, we're seeing the booty-hugging Lycra-blend confections everywhere, and after dark...
  • Puppy for Obama? The Ultimate Presidential Accessory
  • Puppy for Obama? The Ultimate Presidential Accessory

    There's been much to-do about Obama's future dog. Screw the economic crisis. This dog's got to be hypo-allergenic, because Malia is allergic. It's got to be from a shelter, preferably. The American Kennel Club has weighed in, suggesting poodles and Portugese water dogs. The Dog Whisperer Cesar Milan has advice...
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  • Buy the Gossip Girl Closet: Only $38,560!
  • Buy the Gossip Girl Closet: Only $38,560!

    If you've been watching Gossip Girl, maybe you too have fallen in lust with their outfits. I've always had a soft spot for the preppy, WASP-y, schoolgirl look. Bluefly.com has been doing a promotional "buy the Gossip Girl closet" thing (though have been ever careful to include a "No celebrity...
  • Stage Raw: A Conversation With Robert Lepage
  • Stage Raw: A Conversation With Robert Lepage

    A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT LEPAGE Canadian Robert Lepage is an internationally preeminent director-actor, whose work is often compared with that of his contemporaries, Robert Wilson and Peter Brook, for its highly visual and imagistic qualities. His latest work The Blue Dragon co-commissioned by UCLA Live, written by Lepage and Marie...
  • Stage Raw: By the Waters of Babylon
  • Stage Raw: By the Waters of Babylon

    Check back here Monday after noon for NEW THEATER REVIEWS of Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon in its West Coast premiere at the El Centro Theatre; Rachel Kolar and Lauren Brown's experimental New at Son of Semele; Kitt Steinkellner's adaptation of the Cervantes novel, Quixotic at the Powerhouse Theatre; Neil Bartlett's...
  • Japanese Schoolgirls at the Museum
  • Japanese Schoolgirls at the Museum

    They were at the Getty Museum this past week. Masses of them. I was there with my dad and all of a sudden we were surrounded by a crowd of uniformed students. I went to Catholic school as a kid. It brought back, uh, fond memories of mean nuns, pleated...
  • Stage Raw: Cute With Chris: Live
  • Stage Raw: Cute With Chris: Live

    How could Chris Leavins exploit such cute little creatures. Find out in Cute With Chris: Live Photo by Yoko Takashi >NEW REVIEW GO CUTE WITH CHRIS: LIVE Aside from his TV career, Canadian actor Chris Leavins made his name creating one of the most popular series on the Internet –...

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