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  • Issue Archive for
  • Sep 24-30, 2009
  • Vol. 31, No. 45

News

  • The Yuppies Are Coming! The Yuppies Are Coming!
  • The Yuppies Are Coming! The Yuppies Are Coming!

    Are cupcakes the new yogurt? Some may see the sentiment of this graffito found on an electric box at Montana Street at Echo Park Avenue as a foody statement, but perhaps what lies behind it is an alert to the gentrification of this stretch of Echo Park -- which saw...
  • "Nude Nude Nudes" Gone Gone

    The L.A. Times reports that the Century Lounge, that iconic emblem of L.A. sleaze located blocks from LAX, will soon be history. Whether that is pop art history or just the garbage-heap-of-history kind will lie in the eye of the beholder. The lease for the non-alcohol strip club occupying the...
  • Heal the Bay Grades L.A., State Beaches
  • Heal the Bay Grades L.A., State Beaches

    It may only be late September, but report cards are already out -- on the quality of California's beach waters. A report by Heal the Bay, which issues the grades, notes that this is the third consecutive year of overall improvement, although much of that good news can be laid...
  • Wednesday Night Book Events: Kathy Griffin and Steve Hodel
  • Wednesday Night Book Events: Kathy Griffin and Steve Hodel

    Where to put the quotation marks? Tonight a pair of "lit" events (or should it go, 'lit "events"'?) emphasize two very different meanings of bad behavior. Comic Kathy Griffin has evolved over the years from a Groundlings improv cutup to the Bob Woodward of show business gossip-standup. Her new tell-all...

Calendar

Film

Music

Restaurants

  • Top 10 Low Corkage Fees: Vino, Vidi, Cheapie
  • Top 10 Low Corkage Fees: Vino, Vidi, Cheapie

    Approximately nine out of ten wines made in the U.S. are grown, aged, and bottled here in California. We love our wine, and our local restaurants know this, often commanding their sommeliers to construct some of the finest wine lists in the country. For this, we are grateful. Mostly. The...
  • What's In Season at the Farmers Markets: Winter Squash
  • What's In Season at the Farmers Markets: Winter Squash

    Autumn hits LA when the liquid amber trees start to change color, the kids bring home the latest flu strain, and winter squash hits the market stalls. Undaunted by size or heft, farm vendors pile up the squash like so many malformed and colorful boulders (it comes round, elongated, pear-shaped,...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: National Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard
  • Stage Raw: National Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSThe latest NEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Annette Bening in Medea at UCLAINTERVIEW with Medea's director, Lenka Udovicki, and UCLA's David SeftonNATIONAL THEATRE ON HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARDNT's All Well's That Ends Well Photo courtesy of National Theatre of Great BritainThe National Theatre of Great Britain, or a digital incarnation of...
  • Stage Raw: Medea
  • Stage Raw: Medea

    THE LATEST NEW REVIEWS ARE EMBEDDED WITHIN THE COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS STAGE FEATURE on Matthew Modine Saves the AlpacasNEW REVIEW GO MEDEAPhoto by Michael LamontThere's admirable ambition in David Sefton's first effort producing a spectacle from the ground up, for UCLA Live. And director Lenka Udovocki's lucid and visually astute...
  • Stage Raw: Shining City
  • Stage Raw: Shining City

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS The latest NEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Matthew Modine Saves the AlpacasNEW REVIEW GO SHINING CITY Photo by Ed KriegerConor McPherson's pristine study in urban loneliness, first produced in 2004, unfolds in a Dublin walkup where a sexually confused therapist, Ian (William Dennis Hurley), listens, and listens, and...

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