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  • Issue Archive for
  • Mar 19-25, 2009
  • Vol. 31, No. 18

News

  • Today in Photographs: March 19, 1958
  • Today in Photographs: March 19, 1958

    Back from Acapulco: Actress Lana Turner and Los Angeles businessman Johnny Stompanato return from a Mexican vacation. ("But there is no romance, Lana says," according to the original caption.) Turner's 14-year-old daughter, Cheryl, right, is on hand to greet them. Stompanato had been linked to mobster Mickey Cohen, but no...
  • Grim Sleeper Web Site Creator Unmasked
  • Grim Sleeper Web Site Creator Unmasked

    Ever since the L.A. Weekly broke the story about the Grim Sleeper serial killer in August of 2008, the news about his ongoing killings, which began in 1985 on the streets of South Los Angeles, has gone global. We dubbed the male suspect the Grim Sleeper because he took a...
  • Last Words from Phil Spector's Lawyer Continue
  • Last Words from Phil Spector's Lawyer Continue

    Yesterday I wasn't feeling the star power of Deputy District Attorney Truc Do, after watching the first hour or so of her closing argument. Do, who has co-prosecuted several high-profile cases over the past few years, including the Santa Monica Black Widows murder case and the Chester Turner serial killer...

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Film

Music

  • SXSW '09, Day 1: On Max Tundra, Mojoe, and Mediocrity

    I have this theory: like most things, greatness at music generally* requires an alloy of natural talent, providence, and an Outliers-like tenacity requiring 10 years hard labor in dingy crackerbox clubs, or snagging a Best New Music on Pitchfork--whichever comes first. The corollary being that forming a mediocre "indie" band...
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  • SXSW Questionable Marketing Ideas #1: 'Affliction' Pillow Case
  • SXSW Questionable Marketing Ideas #1: 'Affliction' Pillow Case

    We don't know whether this was a Hilton Hotel exclusive or not, but everyone checking in received a special gift when they got their (Island/Def Jam/Mercury) keycard: a black and brown pillowcase with a screaming, crazy-looking eagle with its evil tongue sticking out and beady eyes staring into the distance...
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Restaurants

Theater

Arts

  • Where Your Tax Dollars Go: Death & Taxes, the Poster
  • Where Your Tax Dollars Go: Death & Taxes, the Poster

    This is a fantastic little poster I'd like to bring to your attention as we round out the month towards April, the cruelest month, the month of tax. I haven't fact-checked this poster or anything, but the people who designed it source the information to the president's 2009 budget request...
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  • Edible Obama
  • Edible Obama

    Have you guys seen this? Speaking of sushi, even post-post-post election, the impetus to create Obamabilia is well and alive. This appears to be part of a bizarre and perishable sub-genre: Obama's likeness represented in food. On first look, the rice seems to be brown rice. But the other photos...
  • Interview: Margaret Cho Talks "Fingerbang" at Largo
  • Interview: Margaret Cho Talks "Fingerbang" at Largo

    L.A. Weekly got a chance to talk with Margaret Cho about "Fingerbang," her upcoming March 24 musical show at Largo, before she headed over to South by Southwest last week. With an album of comedic songs in the works, Cho has been learning the guitar and working with an eclectic...
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