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

News

  • U.S. Seeks $16 Million-Plus Fine From Toyota
  • U.S. Seeks $16 Million-Plus Fine From Toyota

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking the maximum fine of more than $16 million against Toyota Motor Corporation for remaining silent about acceleration problems four months even though it allegedly knew about its "sticky pedal" issues, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday. "We now have proof...
  • 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...
  • Bullets Not Bongs For U.S. Vets Denied Medical Marijuana
  • Bullets Not Bongs For U.S. Vets Denied Medical Marijuana

    Men and women who dodge (and sometimes take) bullets for their country as members of the U.S. armed forces cannot be prescribed medical marijuana by Veterans Affairs doctors, according to the Drug Policy Alliance. The V.A. states that the no-medical-marijuana policy, which applies to states (like California) where the drug...

Calendar

Film

Music

  • On Blast Party Like Rockstars....in an LBC apartment
  • On Blast Party Like Rockstars....in an LBC apartment

    Long Beach's On Blast can now add television to its increasing resume as the group - singer Joshua Brown and multi-instrumentalists Travis Raab, Tone Blair and Andy Kiddoo - had its song "Wanna Lose Control" used in a 20-second clip on HBO's How To Make It In America last week...
  • Day Tripping on the Tom Waits Bus Tour of Los Angeles
  • Day Tripping on the Tom Waits Bus Tour of Los Angeles

    "Most of the stops on this tour are in piss-stained alleys," chuckled David Smay, as a motley--if well-dressed--crew of 47 settled themselves on his bus, which this past Saturday was parked outside King Eddy's--the only dive bar left "on the nickel" in downtown's increasingly gentrified Skid Row area. They were...
  • Kesha's 'Tik Tok' Is the Soundtrack of American Conservatism
  • Kesha's 'Tik Tok' Is the Soundtrack of American Conservatism

    Writer Martin Seay has written a long (and we do mean loooooong) essay about pop gadfly Ke$ha and her nefarious influence on pop culture and the psyche of young girls. He posted it on his website New Strategies for Invisibility and you really should read the whole thing. Eggheads have...
  • Sona Patel To Drop Fantastic New Album!
  • Sona Patel To Drop Fantastic New Album!

    Is there anything Sona Patel can't do? The legendary LA medical marijuana pinup physician is about to release a new album through the boutique Silver Lake label Drama of the Gifted Childd (rumored to be secretly owned by a couple of minor Strokes, the rhythm section of Ozomatli, and nightlife...
  • Bob Dylan Banned in China Because of Bjork
  • Bob Dylan Banned in China Because of Bjork

    The verdict scuppers Dylan's plans to play his first dates in mainland China. The singer, who plays around 100 concerts a year on his Never Ending Tour, had hoped to extend a multi-city Japanese leg with concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong. All these would now...
  • 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

  • Iron Chef Morimoto Might be Landing at LAX
  • Iron Chef Morimoto Might be Landing at LAX

    Perhaps the degrading commercial earlier this week that pitted LAX up against SFO went straight to our food court, or maybe the closing of The Hump inspired LA's international airport to take a stab at the title for the best grub in the county within 100 feet of a runway...

Theater

Arts

  • Squid Hats? Meet Squid Scarves
  • Squid Hats? Meet Squid Scarves

    Remember this guy? Josh Freeman of the squid hat fame? Little does he know it, but he has a soul mate. Josh, meet Michelle McCoskey. Michelle makes squid scarves. She crochets them. Clearly a match made in cephalopod heaven...
  • Sweet Streets: Art Inspired by Tokyo Street Fashion
  • Sweet Streets: Art Inspired by Tokyo Street Fashion

    Last week, Caro (of the great Polaroid blog hihicaro) announced that she's curating a second installment of Sweet Streets, Gallery Nucleus' group show of work inspired by Tokyo street fashion. Though the show isn't set to open until September, Caro has already launched the Sweet Streets blog, featuring artists who...
  • 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.