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  • Issue Archive for
  • Dec 16-22, 2010
  • Vol. 33, No. 6

News

  • 22 Southern California Homeowners Protesting Foreclosures Arrested At Chase Bank
  • 22 Southern California Homeowners Protesting Foreclosures Arrested At Chase Bank

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Calendar

Film

Music

  • Jane's Addiction's "Nothing's Shocking": The Word Cloud
  • Jane's Addiction's "Nothing's Shocking": The Word Cloud

    Hey gang--guess what popular West Coast Sound feature is back? The Word Cloud! The 'Cloud has been M.I.A. for a few months, but we're restarting this Friday tradition with a great one--as per usual very suitable for making stencils and T-shirt iron-ons. For those of you with memories obliterated by...
  • Top 10 L.A. Bands to Watch in 2011
  • Top 10 L.A. Bands to Watch in 2011

    Top Ten This, That, and the Other Thing of 2010, yadda yadda. As 2010 becomes more and more "the year that was," we'd like to push the fast-forward button a bit and tell you the Top 10 LA Bands to Watch in 2011. Come next December these are gonna be...
  • "Peaches Christ Superstar" at The Orpheum Theatre Last Night
  • "Peaches Christ Superstar" at The Orpheum Theatre Last Night

    "Peaches Christ Superstar" December 17, 2010 The Orpheum Theatre Peaches, clad in a plain, pale leotard and leggings, and wearing ballet shoes barely breathed pink, walked onto a bare stage grounded by a grand piano manned by longtime collaborator Chilly Gonzales. The energy in The Orpheum quieted and turned curious...
  • Top 5 Dreamiest Male All-Vinyl DJs in L.A.
  • Top 5 Dreamiest Male All-Vinyl DJs in L.A.

    As much as we love MY Hollow Drum, Low End Theory, and Sketchbook (may it rest in peace), there's something about a DJ that simply plays a great collection of good old-fashioned records that makes us feel particularly warm inside. What follows is the 5 best (and hottest) DJs in...
  • On Twitter, Justin Bieber is Bigger Than Jesus--Way Bigger
  • On Twitter, Justin Bieber is Bigger Than Jesus--Way Bigger

    We were reading this very interesting recent article on new trends in social media by Brian Solis (worth checking out--read it here on his blog) when we noticed this neat word cloud of words people use the most on their Twitter profiles. Solis interprets the chart as evidence that Tweeterers...
  • Badly Drawn Boy At The Troubadour Last Night
  • Badly Drawn Boy At The Troubadour Last Night

    Badly Drawn Boy The Troubadour December 16, 2010 Just got home from the craziest show I've ever seen in my life. As was reported earlier Badly Drawn Boy, otherwise known as Damon Gough, completely lost his mind on stage at the Troubadour. Performing in front of a packed house, the...

Restaurants

  • [Updated, Again] Hollywood Farmers Market Update
  • [Updated, Again] Hollywood Farmers Market Update

    New update: SEE-LA announced late last night that The Hollywood Farmers Market was granted a special 90-day extension on their street permits. An announcement posted to the Slow Food LA website stated that the extension was granted in order to allow time for more careful consideration of the alternatives that...
  • Eat This Now: Chili Cheese Fries at District

    After long ago upgrading from fast food spuds that were defrosted and deep-fried to pre-soaked, twice-fried shoestring fries, it seemed French fry technology could advance no further. Or so we thought. Heck, if a disposable razor can have five blades, why can't a potato be fried three times? On a...
  • The Top 20 Mexican Restaurants In and Around L.A.
  • The Top 20 Mexican Restaurants In and Around L.A.

    The latest list of best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles comes from Sabores Auténticos de Mexico (Authentic Flavors of Mexico), a non-profit founded to promote authentic cooking outside of Mexico. The awards were presented Tuesday at a cocktail party and dinner at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. Four of the...
  • The Factory Farm Map: Your Chicken PSA of the Day
  • The Factory Farm Map: Your Chicken PSA of the Day

    Ominous splotches of burgundy, salmon, and peach are usually reserved for maps illuminating the presence of sex offenders, spiraling crime rates, and dangerous pollution levels. Upon pulling up Food & Water Watch's interactive Factory Farm Map, some people will see that magnitude of foulness along with the fowl: broilers in...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: John Ferraro (1946-2010)
  • Stage Raw: John Ferraro (1946-2010)

    The COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS feature will return next weekNEW THEATER REVIEWS and OPENINGS THIS WEEKSTAGE FEATURE on Helen Hunt and Tom Irwin in Much AdoJOHN FERRAROIf you've been lucky enough to see Two Headed Dog's grimy, Beckettian clown show (Clowntown City Limits) -- about a trio of unemployed and probably...
  • Stage Raw: Diva on the Verge
  • Stage Raw: Diva on the Verge

    The COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS feature will return next weekNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Helen Hunt and Tom Irwin in Much Ado NEW REVIEW GO DIVA ON THE VERGE Photo courtesy of the Odyssey TheatreIn her compelling one-woman show, soprano Julia Migenes, who has sung more leading roles at more opera...

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