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  • Apr 28 - May 4, 2011
  • Vol. 33, No. 25

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  • UPS Delivery-Guy-As-Terrorist Hoax Dupes LAPD, LA Weekly
  • UPS Delivery-Guy-As-Terrorist Hoax Dupes LAPD, LA Weekly

    Oops. We fell for it too. But an LA Weekly post about a purported U.S. Department of Homeland Security warning about fake UPS delivery men and women was only up for a few minutes before we saw that the LAPD West Valley Division, which first published the hoax on its...
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  • Andy Dick Is (Allegedly) a Drunk A-Hole
  • Andy Dick Is (Allegedly) a Drunk A-Hole

    Our worst fears, confirmed again: Impossibly irritating "comedian" Andy Dick is also a drunk A-hole! Dick was arrested by Temecula police at a Marie Calender's restaurant in Riverside County last night, where officials say he was "intoxicated" and "causing a disturbance" in the bar area at the shamefully early hour...
  • Enedina Arellano Felix: Meet Mexico's First Female Drug Lord (Hot)
  • Enedina Arellano Felix: Meet Mexico's First Female Drug Lord (Hot)

    Mexico's Proceso magazine is calling Enedina Arellano Felix the world's first female drug lord today, based on information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. While we're not buying that lofty title -- "Cocaine Cowboys" star Griselda Blanco was the godmother of blow's glory days, even if her gang wasn't called...
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  • 405 Freeway Tagged With 'R.I.P. Osama'
  • 405 Freeway Tagged With 'R.I.P. Osama'

    Not everyone in the Southland was popping champagne, flying flags out the sunroof and swapping Obama's the Man memes following last night's triumphant news from Washington -- that al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden had officially been eradicated from the face of the Earth. (Woot woot! Proud to be an...
  • Los Angeles, a Major Global City Owned And Run by Outsiders?
  • Los Angeles, a Major Global City Owned And Run by Outsiders?

    Is this worldly town -- America's gateway to Asia, the second-largest media market in America, the Latino capital of the United States -- really owned and controlled by outsiders? It's a question posed by local expert and author D.J. Waldie at Zocalo Public Square (via LA Observed). Consider all of...
  • L.A. Riots 19 Years Later: An Oral History
  • L.A. Riots 19 Years Later: An Oral History

    What was it like in L.A. on this day in 1992. Scary. Very scary. And sad. You felt like the social contract had fallen apart. The Korean term for the L.A. riots is actually April 29 (Sa-i-Gu). USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism's Intersections South LA community news site...

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Film

  • <i>Cave of Forgotten Dreams</i> Review
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams Review

    One of the few justifiable recent excursions into 3-D, Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreamsdocuments a secret wonder of the world, the Chauvet cave — a subterranean gallery of 300 animal images discovered in 1994 in the South of France. Twice as old as the paintings at Lascaux, yet amazingly...
  • Stake Land Review

    Post-apocalypse slow-burner Stake Land, produced by Larry Fessenden, is Jim Mickle and Nick Damici's follow-up to the killer-rats-infest-the-Lower-East-Side flick Mulberry Street. It's an ambitious hybrid, grafting the ethereal, landscape-driven, light-infused beauty and naif narration associated with Terrence Malick onto a tale in which struggle against supernatural forces is just one...

Music

  • Tindersticks du Cinema

    In 1995 French film director Claire Denis met delicate English popsters Tindersticks in Paris, and one thing led to another. "Another" in this case was an ongoing collaboration wherein Tindersticks (and occasionally leader Stuart A. Staples solo) provided innovative soundtracks for a series of Denis' impressionistic art-house successes. Now these...
  • The Ballad of Kickball Katy

    There once was a girl named Kickball Katy, who played bass in a Pitchfork-endorsed garage-punk outfit from Brooklyn. She was very pretty and redheaded, and tall and tattooed. She and her mates were the Vivian Girls (oh, the highbrow reference to outsider artist Henry Darger!) and they were unstoppable. That...

Restaurants

  • Wine on Tap: Restaurants Get Into the Flow
  • Wine on Tap: Restaurants Get Into the Flow

    Wine has always been tapped from barrels. Rarely though, except at a winery, can you drink it that way. That is changing as more California winemakers are packaging wine in multi-gallon kegs and restaurants junk bottles for tap systems. Draft wine is theoretically more environmentally friendly as wine packaging elements,...
  • Hipsteropolis Rising: Taste of the Eastside Food Festival
  • Hipsteropolis Rising: Taste of the Eastside Food Festival

    Even though Hipsteropolis has completely arrived as a desirable part of town (at least if celebrity residents and real estate prices are any indication), it hasn't yet lost that little-brother, underdog feeling. Like UCLA football (not arrived) and USC academics (arrived, though someone apparently forgot to tell the students), it...
  • 10 Cinco de Mayo Alternatives to the Margarita + 2 Cocktail Recipes
  • 10 Cinco de Mayo Alternatives to the Margarita + 2 Cocktail Recipes

    Sometimes you just want a quiet place and a well-done cocktail to celebrate the Mexicans' victory over the French in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. Thankfully the cocktail-savvy need not fret, as the following L.A. bars have alternatives for those seeking something other than a Jose Cuervo margarita and tequila-shooting...
  • Andy Dick Arrested. Guess Where.
  • Andy Dick Arrested. Guess Where.

    Andy Dick's been arrested, again. Not at some Hollywood hot spot thick with desperation and aspiring starlets. At Marie Callender's. In Temecula. Riverside County Sheriff's deputies were called to the Marie Callender's restaurant on Rancho California Road, reports KTLA, where they found the 44-year-old comedian displaying "symptoms associated with alcohol...
  • Caviar 101 Class at Petrossian
  • Caviar 101 Class at Petrossian

    In most classes, you don't get to drink vodka and eat caviar. In Caviar 101 at Petrossian, you do nothing but. Launched in April, the class, which occurs the first Thursday of every month, includes a tasting of three caviars and two roes led by house expert Christopher Klapp. In...

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