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  • Issue Archive for
  • Mar 24-30, 2011
  • Vol. 33, No. 20

News

  • The 10 Most Embarrassingly Named L.A. Bandits
  • The 10 Most Embarrassingly Named L.A. Bandits

    It's got to be rough, naming a bandit. In one short, catchy phrase, you've got to embody a criminal's entire countenance and M.O., so that he (or she -- can't forget the Bonnies of the world) will be instantly recognizable to all who come in contact. Of the dozens of...
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Film

  • Bill Cunningham New York

    GO  BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK No passion for fashion is required to enjoy this absorbing portrait of legendary New York Times "On the Street" photographer Bill Cunningham, but a sense of history and tragedy might help. Director Richard Press doggedly shadows the chipper octogenarian, foregrounding the modest lifestyle and quietly...
  • Peep World

    PEEP WORLD Twenty-nine-year-old Nathan (Ben Schwartz) has one best-selling novel under his belt, and already he's modeling himself on Mailer and making sport out of negging pretty publicists like Meg (Kate Mara). Nathan is coincidentally wrapping up his book tour in his hometown of Los Angeles on the same day...

Music

  • 8 Things You Need to Know About Music in the Cloud
  • 8 Things You Need to Know About Music in the Cloud

    The future is almost here. Except for the part with jet packs and holographic television. The part that is here? Cloud based music storage. WTF is that, you might be wondering, and why should I care? Herewith we will tell you what it is, why it's important, and how it...

Restaurants

  • Wendy's "Gourmet"  Fries Are a Hit
  • Wendy's "Gourmet" Fries Are a Hit

    Even the fast-food sector can cash in on the trend toward "natural" food. Wendy's fancified French fries, introduced in November, have proven to be a whopping success. The chain revamped their stock potato product, replacing the standard fry with a crisper, thinner version cut from Russet potatoes, left with its...
  • Sports Bar Report:  The Varsity, or The Smell of Wings in the Morning
  • Sports Bar Report: The Varsity, or The Smell of Wings in the Morning

    The Place: The Varsity, 6311 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; (323) 651-5433. The Hours: 4 p.m.-Midnight Mon.-Thu., 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri., 10-2 a.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-Midnight Sun. The Deals: Until April 4th, Dos Equis drafts are $3 during college basketball games. On Tuesdays, tacos are priced to move. A...
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  • Jonathan Gold Reviews Pho Filet

    Dear Mr. Gold: My fiancee and I are trying to eat everything on your 99 Things to Eat in L.A. Before You Die list, but we noticed that a couple of of the restaurants have closed down: Anisette Brasserie and Pho Bac. Can you suggest restaurants to replace these two?...
  • Jonathan Gold Reviews Spice Table

    You might expect a new restaurant from the opening chef of Pizzeria Mozza to be jammed from the moment it opened, and you wouldn't be surprised to find quartinos of crisp Italian white wine. Diligent ingredient sourcing would practically be a given, as would be the wood-burning oven and the...

Theater

  • Edward Anthony's <i>Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath</i>
  • Edward Anthony's Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath

    Before getting to the crux of Edward Anthony's comi-tragedy, Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath, being presented by Rogue Machine at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre, it's a good idea to start with a recent remark made by Olga Garay, who heads the City of Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs. Before...

Arts

  • Stage Raw: Lawees Around the Corner
  • Stage Raw: Lawees Around the Corner

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Edward Anthony's Wish I Had a Sylvia PlathL.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS NOMINEES                                                                  LAWEES April 4Has it really been a year already since last year's L.A. Weekly Theater Awards? Goodness, actually it's been longer. This year they've been pushed back so as not to...
  • Stage Raw: Lanford Wilson dies
  • Stage Raw: Lanford Wilson dies

    COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Edward Anthony's Wish I Had a Sylvia PlathL.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS NOMINEES                                                                  LANFORD WILSON (1937-2011)Playwright Lanford Wilson, one of the founders of New York's Off-Off- Broadway movement died today. He was 73He was a founding member of Circle Repertory Theatre in 1969, and...
  • Porn Star Stencils Spotted on Melrose
  • Porn Star Stencils Spotted on Melrose

    After spending a couple hours at Adultcon on Saturday, we'd swore off adult entertainment for a while, but this tidbit from AfterDark LA was a bit too intriguing to pass up. Spreading her spray-painted message along with all the other hip vandals on Melrose and Fairfax is a genuine porn...
  • Stage Raw: Pursued by Happiness
  • Stage Raw: Pursued by Happiness

    Photo by Deverill Weekes Sensible shoes and charmingly dorky delivery aside, Frank Orlis (Mark St. Amant) cuts a dashing figure during the courtship dance. "I have zero recollection of any day but the day at hand," he tells the object of his single-minded pursuit, fellow biochemist Julie Moore (Avery Clyde),...
  • Stage Raw: Gertrude, Alice, and David Mamet
  • Stage Raw: Gertrude, Alice, and David Mamet

    Sapphic feminists Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas (pictured on left) are here seen taking a break from rehearsing their scene from a work by that famously feminist playwright, David Mamet. They'll be presenting a short scene from a pivotal moment of real estate negotiation in Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross,...

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