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  • Issue Archive for
  • Apr 22-28, 2010
  • Vol. 32, No. 24

News

  • Deal Likely For Broad Museum Downtown
  • Deal Likely For Broad Museum Downtown

    A deal has likely been struck for Eli Broad's much-sought museum to be located at the very Grand Avenue project the billionaire has been touting for years, according to the Beverly Hills Courier. The deal would mean Beverly Hills and Santa Monica are out of the running and might have...
  • Plastic Surgery On The Wane In America
  • Plastic Surgery On The Wane In America

    This is really sad news for this here capital of nip/tuck. Cosmetic surgery is down a whole one percent in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, Encino, Las Vegas -- we know you can do better. On your own you can...

Calendar

Film

Music

  • Billy Corgan Faces His Inner Demon Backstage at Alterna-Mall
  • Billy Corgan Faces His Inner Demon Backstage at Alterna-Mall

    While we were all getting trampled at Coachella, Record Store Day (i.e., "Day for Retailers to Celebrate The Price-Pointing of Vinyl Records to 25 Bucks") was celebrated by Amoeba and the rest of physical media peddlers. Our friend Billy Corgan was at hand as part of his protracted release strategy...

Restaurants

  • Kulov's 10th Annual Tea Festival at Royal/T
  • Kulov's 10th Annual Tea Festival at Royal/T

    Sipping rare and aged teas may not be as mainstream as getting your triple espresso caffeine fix, but then neither is learning proper tea drinking etiquette whilst being served by cute little Asian-girl waitresses dressed up as French maids. On Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2, Kulov's Tea Festival will be...
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  • Intelligentsia Goes Back to Basics for Brewed Coffee
  • Intelligentsia Goes Back to Basics for Brewed Coffee

    If you're an Intelligentsia regular and drink brewed coffee, you're familiar with the unique process the baristas goes through to make your cup: freshly grinding a single cup's worth of beans, then dumping them into a machine, pressing a few buttons, running a squeegee across the top, then pouring out...
  • Squid Ink Special: Chocolade Hagelslag
  • Squid Ink Special: Chocolade Hagelslag

    Welcome to another edition of Squid Ink Special, in which we highlight a great deal or specialty ingredient found on a grocery store shelf near you. Today's special is a container of Ritz brand Chocolade Hagelslag found in Chinatown's Ai Hoa Market. Hagelslag, or "sprinkles" as they are more commonly...
  • Anchors Away: Anchor Brewing Sold to Griffin Group
  • Anchors Away: Anchor Brewing Sold to Griffin Group

    San Francisco company Anchor Brewing, which has been making craft beers like Anchor Steam since 1896, is changing hands. Press releases were sent out today, and reports have been trickling out via Brookston Beer Bulletin and Beer Advocate that they have been purchased by The Griffin Group, an investment and...
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  • Registration Now Open for the 26th Abbot Kinney Festival
  • Registration Now Open for the 26th Abbot Kinney Festival

    The 26th annual Abbot Kinney Festival, which will be held this year on September 26th, has opened its online registration for potential vendors and exhibitors. The second largest festival in Southern California, founded in 1984, is bound to produce a few memorable moments. And as the festival nears, Facebook fans...
  • 2010 IACP Award Winners Announced
  • 2010 IACP Award Winners Announced

    The IACP, which would be the International Association of Culinary Professionals and not the International Association of Chiefs of Police -- which comes up first on a Google search, proving maybe that cops can SEO better than writers -- has announced their 2010 cookbook award winners. The honors took place...
  • The 10 Top Wines to Pair with Oysters
  • The 10 Top Wines to Pair with Oysters

    Having sleepless nights, anxiety attacks, inability to make a decision? If the problem is choosing the right wine to serve with oysters, your angst is over. Panels of judges in three cities--Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle--have made the decision for you. They've chosen not one wine but 10 to...
  • Top Chef Canada Coming Soon
  • Top Chef Canada Coming Soon

    If you were one of the countless people who went to Vancouver for the Olympics and stayed for the poutine, you're in luck. Top Chef Canada will be coming to a screen near you (well, if you're still in B.C.) next year. NBC Universal and Canwest have reached an agreement...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: Holy Ghost
  • Stage Raw: Holy Ghost

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCURRENT STAGE FEATURE ON THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO NEW REVIEW GO HOLY GHOST Photo by Darrett Sanders The ghosts in Jon Tuttle's play  -- in a glorious production at Theatre of NOTE, directed by Michael Rothhaar, are the German...
  • Stage Raw: 7 Local Theaters in Danger of Eviction
  • Stage Raw: 7 Local Theaters in Danger of Eviction

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCURRENT STAGE FEATURE ON BENGAL TIGER AND HOLY GHOST7 LOCAL THEATERS IN DANGER OF EVICTIONAn internal memo to the Los Angeles City Council dated April 16, and co-signed by Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry F. Miller and Chief Administrative Officer Miguel A. Santana, recommends a complete overhaul...
  • Stage Raw: Nightmare Alley
  • Stage Raw: Nightmare Alley

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCURRENT STAGE FEATURE ON THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARONIGHTMARE ALLEY The Geffen Playhouse gives Jonathan Brielle's new musical, based on William Lindsay Gresham's novel, a lavish production (which opened to the press on Wednesday). It follows the rise and fall...

LA Life

Columns

  • Growth Pains
  • Growth Pains

    It was Tara's birthday and we were gonna have fun tonight! Tara had a crush on this bartender named Lee. Lee had bleached blond hair and tattoos. Twelve years ago, bleach and ink weren't the average look. He wasn't every guy in Echo Park, he was a rebel. An artist...
  • Tough Love
  • Tough Love

    I have been a leading female Pick Up Coach since 2006 and have earned the reputation of being the "bitch with a heart." The reason for this is because I have always given straight-forward feedback and honest advice, but with the sole intention that it gets my students the results...
  • Squirt Sessions
  • Squirt Sessions

    Q: Can all women squirt? A: Some women do, some don't, and others can learn.  If you're a woman who ejaculates or “squirts” with G-spot stimulation and orgasm, enjoy it!  If you don't, relax. In other words, sex is something to enjoy. Instead of focusing on or trying to expel...

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