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  • Issue Archive for
  • Feb 17-23, 2011
  • Vol. 33, No. 15

News

  • Gadhafi Likens Protesters to Ravers on Drugs (Sort of)
  • Gadhafi Likens Protesters to Ravers on Drugs (Sort of)

    Ravers have become a powerful constituency in L.A. In 10 short years the ecstasy-fueled party has gone from underground problem to mainstream concert at public venues such as the Coliseum and Sports Arena, where some elected officials have defended the events. But who knew all the way across the world...
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  • Somali Pirates to America: You Started It!
  • Somali Pirates to America: You Started It!

    It's easy to characterize hijackin', ransomin' third-world pirates as old-fashioned Disney fiction. But the Los Angeles Times, who apparently has some speed-dials in dangerous waters, proves -- in today's "Deaths of Americans at hands of Somali pirates a troubling escalation in violence, experts say" -- that modern-day Captain Hooks are...
  • Judge Gives Go-Ahead To Expo Phase 2 To Santa Monica
  • Judge Gives Go-Ahead To Expo Phase 2 To Santa Monica

    The second phase of the Expo Line cleared a major hurdle today, as a judge threw out an environmental lawsuit from neighbors who allege the line will cause gridlock on West L.A. surface streets.The final ruling, which is in line with a tentative ruling issued in December, allows the Expo...

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Film

  • Immigration Tango

    IMMIGRATION TANGO Director David Burton Morris, working from a script he co-wrote with Todd Norwood and Martin L. Kelley, would seem to be in the thick of heated political debate with this film about the citizenship struggles of immigrants, but Immigration Tango — an unfunny comedy — bungles the gift...
  • The Last Lions

    GO  THE LAST LIONS As aficionados of the Puppy Bowl can attest, attaching stories to the comings and goings of animals is surefire entertainment. Veteran nature filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert pitch their documentary as a single-mother weepie-thriller about a lioness and her cubs with an impassioned psychological commentary, majestically...
  • Vidal Sassoon: The Movie

    VIDAL SASSOON: THE MOVIE More accurately titled Vidal Sassoon: The Slavering Advertorial, Craig Teper's obsequious documentary on the stylist who popularized geometric haircuts in the 1960s is in desperate need of shaping and trimming itself. Organized, sort of, around executive producer and Bumble and Bumble founder Michael Gordon's assembly of...

Music

  • Cake at the Troubadour: Live Review
  • Cake at the Troubadour: Live Review

    What: Cake Where: The Troubadour When: 2/20/2011 Cake rocked night three of the sold-out, four-night series of concerts performed at the Troubador, despite lead singer John McCrea's maladies. McCrea attributed playing out of tune during one of Cake's new songs to being hopped up on cold medication. The band took...
  • Page Two: EsotErykah
  • Page Two: EsotErykah

    You are gonna go see awesome DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown at her House of Blues gig, right? What, never heard of her? She's this hypnotic black lady who mysteriously appears with her laptop at random places like the Grey Goose Lounge in Dallas and blows everyone's minds with her...
  • Dance Club Pick: Don't Leave the Cake Out in the Rain

    Belated Valentine's-themed celebrations offer some sweetness to the club scene this week. On Saturday, eat up the eye candy at Cake, a new disco night in a new venue (the Asbury in MacArthur Park). DJs Eric Adams and Phyliss Navidad offer (non-mainstream) disco beats, and androgynous divas Leopold and Miss...

Restaurants

  • Salads and Suds at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
  • Salads and Suds at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

    When you think about it, salads and beer actually have a lot in common - both are made from plants; both can be described as "tastes great, less filling"; and both make you feel good when you consume them (albeit in different ways.) Despite these sweeping similarities, we were still...
  • What's in Season at the Farmers Markets: Local Macadamia Nuts
  • What's in Season at the Farmers Markets: Local Macadamia Nuts

    Ruth Reichl tweeted about the Hollywood market this weekend: "Stunned by abundance. Hollywood Farmers Market: strawberries, Kishus, tomatoes, oysters, avocados, herbs, lettuce, live crabs. LA in winter." 140 characters is pretty limiting, so we'll forgive the omission of one of the market's more uncommon products: locally grown macadamia nuts. They...
  • 7 Ways to Make Recipes Work
  • 7 Ways to Make Recipes Work

    If you've ever spent hours in the kitchen, your cookbooks open or -- more likely these days -- your recipe printed out from an online source, only to find that your dishes do not turn out exactly how you'd expected, keep reading. That maxim not to believe everything you read...
  • A Recipe From the Chef: Dorie Greenspan's Gâteau Basque
  • A Recipe From the Chef: Dorie Greenspan's Gâteau Basque

    Earlier today award-winning cookbook writer, Dorie Greenspan, unraveled the mystery of Gâteau Basque. Here she walks you through the same process of making this traditional French dessert that is found in the pages of her latest book, Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours...
  • Ask Mr. Gold: Where to Eat Bugs in L.A.
  • Ask Mr. Gold: Where to Eat Bugs in L.A.

    Dear Mr. Gold: From what I read, raising insects is far easier on the planet than raising livestock. If I were in the mood to kill two bugs with one stone, where would I go to eat bugs in L.A.? --Betsy, Montrose...

Theater

Arts

  • Stage Raw: The Sonneteer
  • Stage Raw: The Sonneteer

    Photo by Katie Pomerantz Nick Salamone's play examines the ways in which homophobia, guilt, self-delusion and hypocrisy cause the gradual disintegration of the Cardamones, a first-generation Italian-American family. Louie Cordero (Paul Haitkin), his younger brother, Michael (Ray Oriel), and their friend Joey (Ed Martin) go off to serve in World...

Columns

Advice Columns

  • Menopause In The Heterosexuality

    I'm a 56-year-old married woman, and as far as I can tell, I've been happily heterosexual all my life — until recently. For the past year, I've been thinking about a woman until I can no longer think about anything else.