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  • Club Kid T-Shirt Fails: Ironic or Straight up Stupid?
  • Club Kid T-Shirt Fails: Ironic or Straight up Stupid?

    Main Entry: iro·ny Pronunciation: \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural iro·nies Etymology: Latin ironia, from Greek eirōnia, from eirōn dissembler Date: 1502 1 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning...

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  • There Will Be Blood (Shots) at Katsuya
  • There Will Be Blood (Shots) at Katsuya

    Rather, there will be "blood" at Katsuya, in shot form. Tomorrow on Halloween, strawberry-flavored rum and acai berry juice, called "Blood Shots," will be two for $5 at the restaurant's Glendale location. Adding even more holiday color to the restaurant's white and tan palate, a costume contest in the Dragon...
  • Sea Cucumbers Seized by Customs Agents
  • Sea Cucumbers Seized by Customs Agents

    Maybe U.S. Customs agents don't frequent Chung King or Bu San or Chang's Garden for the purpose of ordering sea cucumber quite as much as some restaurant critics do. If they did, perhaps they may have been more understanding on Sunday, when agents seized 300 pounds of the cucumbers, a...
  • Name That Pastry Chef: Name This Lemon Tart
  • Name That Pastry Chef: Name This Lemon Tart

    This week's Name That Pastry Chef went to pastry school at the CIA Greystone in Napa Valley and earned her chops (or custard?) at Redd before returning home to Los Angeles to work for Spago pastry chef Sherry Yard. She's been making deconstructed apple galettes and frying up seasonal donuts...
  • Meals On Wheels: A Brief L.A. Food Truck Update
  • Meals On Wheels: A Brief L.A. Food Truck Update

    Buttermilk Truck launches the evening of November 11th at The Brig in Venice (via LAist). The Grilled Cheese Truck, which launched last week, just posted this week's schedule on their website. Today, Brentwood. Tomorrow, on KTLA. Flying Pig Truck, which hit the streets in mid-October, is on Cahuenga for lunch...
  • Top 10 Metro Stop Eats: Eating On the Blue Line
  • Top 10 Metro Stop Eats: Eating On the Blue Line

    In comparison to the intricate net of freeways gridding the Los Angeles basin--cutting through the mountains and running through the valleys, peppered with intricate overpasses, interchanges and clover-shaped off ramps--the LA subway/rail metro map is a simple one. With its nexus in downtown, three of the four lines converge there...

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  • Stage Raw: Getting Intimate With Michael Kearns
  • Stage Raw: Getting Intimate With Michael Kearns

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSL.A. Weekly's 2007 "Queen of the Angels" Michael Kearns performs his solo performance piece, Intimacies, at the drkrm Gallery and Performance Space in Eagle Rock, 2121 San Fernando Road. Monday evening performances are scheduled for 8 p.m., November, 9, 16 and 30., and include valet parking...
  • Stage Raw: Purgatorio
  • Stage Raw: Purgatorio

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLATEST NEW REVIEWSPhoto Courtesy of Societas Raffaello Sanzio "He longs to make a film" the New York Times reported last year about Italian stage director/set-lighting-and-costume designer Romeo Castellucci. And that longing is more than evident in Purgatorio -- one- third of the director's trilogy (co-commissioned by UCLA Live),...
  • Comic-Con Founder Sheldon Dorf Dies at 76
  • Comic-Con Founder Sheldon Dorf Dies at 76

    San Diego Union Tribune reports that Sheldon Dorf, founder of San Diego's Comic-Con International, died today at the age of 76 after suffering from complications of diabetes. The Union Tribune obituary tells the fascinating story of a freelance artist whose life was changed by a trip to San Diego, where...
  • Stage Raw: Bleeding Through
  • Stage Raw: Bleeding Through

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSPhoto by Theresa ChavezAdapted from Norman Klein's novella of the same title, this world premiere, co-written and co-directed by Theresa Chavez and Rose Portillo, explores historical Angelino Heights (not coincidentally the location of the theatre) and the ghosts of its glamorous past.  The Unreliable Narrator (David...

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