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  • Issue Archive for
  • Apr 1-7, 2010
  • Vol. 32, No. 21

News

  • Can Villaraigosa Furlough L.A. City Workers? In a Word, No
  • Can Villaraigosa Furlough L.A. City Workers? In a Word, No

    Today the mayor announced a plan to furlough non-public safety employees two days a week, starting next Monday, in order to prevent the city from running out of cash.Sounds impressive, but it won't happen. Under the contract with the Coalition of L.A. City Unions, the mayor has no authority to...
  • Kobe Here For Three More Years
  • Kobe Here For Three More Years

    In a deal one report argues "almost guarantees he'll retire a Laker," Kobe Bryant signed a three-year contract extension Friday with the NBA's most-lucrative team. The end of the extension would have him at the 16-year mark as a Laker. "We are extremely pleased that we were able to reach...

Calendar

Film

Music

  • Top Ten David Lynch Music Moments

    Tonight the Quentin Tarantino-owned-and-operated New Beverly Cinema will be showing David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, one of his most misunderstood masterpieces about the strangeness of everyday American culture (even the ubiquitous power lines are kind of malevolent!). You should go see it. Even if you've watched it...
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  • Dance Club Pick: Glam Slam

    Sixties garage and '70s glam and punk DJ sets amp up ROMPER STOMPER, a newish dance club inside the Gower Gulch in Hollywood. Hosted by Asia Muka (with guest host KROQ's Rodney Bingenheimer), this party promises a spot to spill your "glitter guts" out on the floor, plus live performances...

Restaurants

  • Don't Supersize Me: Man Eating Sandwich Eating Man
  • Don't Supersize Me: Man Eating Sandwich Eating Man

    There's comfort food, and then there are utilitarian victuals. At Caioti Pizza Cafe in Studio City, a legendary salad made with the restaurant's Maternity Salad Dressing supposedly helps induce labor for expectant or overdue moms. Now, thanks to an incidental discovery by Chad Ettmueller, a structured settlement broker in Cumming,...
  • Now Open: Burger Kitchen Serves Burgers, 22 of Them
  • Now Open: Burger Kitchen Serves Burgers, 22 of Them

    Everyone's talking about Mid-City's newest burger joint, Burger Kitchen. Specifically about the fact that they serve 22 hamburger variations, including a breakfast burger and a dessert burger. What nobody seems to mention, however, is that 22 burgers divided by 7 days in the week approximates π, or pi, the ratio...
  • Chameau Restaurant & Catering Reopens As Chameau Deli Bar
  • Chameau Restaurant & Catering Reopens As Chameau Deli Bar

    French-Moroccan restaurant, Chameau, located in the Fairfax district, and originally opened in Silver Lake in 2001, reopened last Saturday as Chameau Deli Bar. Prices have been slashed and the restaurant is much more casual than its previous design. Co-owners Kelly Klemovich and chef Adel Chager decided to keep the basic...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: Back in the Saddle
  • Stage Raw: Back in the Saddle

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSTHIS WEEK'S STAGE FEATURE ON THE L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSThose pesky L.A. Weekly Theater Awards (slideshow here) got me a little behind on this blog, but things are more or less caught up now. LOST MOON RADIO Intergalactic rock 'n roll comedy presented by NeedTheater tonight,...
  • Stage Raw: LAPD in Bolivia
  • Stage Raw: LAPD in Bolivia

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSTHIS WEEK'S STAGE FEATURE ON THE L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSLOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT IN BOLIVIAThe homeless advocacy theater troupe, Los Angeles Poverty Department, has been touring Bolivia for two months with a stage production of Agentes y Activos, and is presenting Matt Mayes' documentary film of...
  • Stage Raw: The Mystery Plays
  • Stage Raw: The Mystery Plays

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSTHIS WEEK'S STAGE FEATURE ON BLOGGERS VERSUS THE NEWSNEW REVIEW GO THE MYSTERY PLAYS Photo by Dlugolecki Photography Though its title alludes to the Biblical pageants of Medieval Europe, playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's 2002 pair of supernatural-themed one-acts is actually a revival of a more modern and...
  • The Bill Murray Movie You've Never Heard Of

    In today's print edition of the LA Weekly, I wrote a story on Tom Schiller's Nothing Lasts Forever, an amazing, never-released and rarely screened 1984 sci-fi comedy starring Zach Galligan from Gremlins, and Bill Murray as the operator of an intergalactic bus line that transports elderly tourists to the moon...

LA Life

Columns

  • Standing O-vation
  • Standing O-vation

    I almost had an orgasm standing up last week, and I think the sheer shock that it was about to happen — and the fact that my legs were about to give out — was the only reason it didn't cum/come to fruition. I don't think I've ever had an...
  • Don't Be a Douche
  • Don't Be a Douche

    self-cleaning oven, so why introduce unnecessary cleaning aids into the kitchen?   Basically, douching upsets her vagina's own natural balance - it's home to the friendly and helpful Lactobacilli (good bacteria). This Lactobacilli keeps other bad bacteria in check, and when douching is introduced, the helpful Lactobacilli balance is disturbed...
  • Regular Maintenance
  • Regular Maintenance

    If you want special attention paid to certain areas of your anatomy, prep them. completely shave their nether regions, and though it's a bitch to maintain, it certainly has its benefits. If you haven't yet, try going bare — especially when you know you'll be gettin' down later. It's worth...
  • L.A. Turned Off
  • L.A. Turned Off

    One thing that turns me on the most about L.A. is also what turns me off the most: the drive and determination that are within it. Honestly, there is nothing more of a turn on than a person that actually wants to do something, and will do just about anything...
  • A Decade of L.A. Leather
  • A Decade of L.A. Leather

    celebrated L.A. Leather Week and 10 years of Mr. Los Angeles Leather by inviting the who's-who of the city's daddies, bears, doms, (the list goes on). Among the sea of assless chaps, lubed-up leggings and tufts of chest hair were members and title-holders from the local kink community, including The...
  • Rah Rah
  • Rah Rah

    Would you ever have sex with a Laker Girl? There are a lot of really hot Laker Girls I could get down with, but there would be a few conditions that would be necessary for this to happen: First, I would insist she do it in her cheerleading outfit or...
  • Inside in a Flash
  • Inside in a Flash

    Winters in NYC are rough. Wind blowing icy air on your face, layers of clothing stacked on and taken off, and muscles cramping up when going from the heat of a dance club out into the tundra of Manhattan. Not uncommon. Muscle cramps never did me well, but I suppose...
  • Doggy Down
  • Doggy Down

    What's your favorite sexual position?   Personally, my favorite position is a modified doggy. Instead of being up on my hands and knees, I lie flat on my stomach with my legs squeezed together. It's an amazing sensation. And it works great for anal, too. :) Twitter.com/thejessicadrake. Image: Tom Curtis...
  • Lesson #98
  • Lesson #98

    The porn scene: Girl and guy make out in the shower. Girl blows guy, guy flicks her clit a little with his finger. Then they start fucking and orgasms/pop-shots ensue. The real-life scene: Girl and guy make out in the shower. Both are freezing because the warm water can't hit...

Advice Columns

  • Hope Against Nope

    I've been seeing this guy for over two years. Although we spend lots of time together, we don't have a committed relationship. We've been off and on throughout this entire two-year "complexship," as I call it.