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  • Jun 23-29, 2011
  • Vol. 33, No. 33

News

  • Los Angeles Libraries to Re-Open on Mondays
  • Los Angeles Libraries to Re-Open on Mondays

    Libraries are so in right now. This, thanks mostly to the fact that, last election, voters finally woke up and saw the wreckage: L.A. City Councilmembers had been hacking the public library system to bits, a non-solution to the hole of debt they'd dug themselves into. But Measure L changed...
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Calendar

  • Be There Then
  • Be There Then

    The new group show Post 9-11 at OHWOW's Los Angeles location (the first two are in NYC and Miami) takes on a fractured legacy that is also, in part, its own — taking a look at the artists working in a specific time (the decade after 9-11), place (New York...

Film

  • Buck Review

    The documentary Audience Award winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Buck follows itinerant horse trainer Buck Brannaman as he applies his uniquely humane and frankly astounding methods in four-day clinics around the country. If that sounds as exciting as watching hay turn yellow, director Cindy Meehl finds the real...

Music

  • Live Review: Sparks' <em>The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman</em>
  • Live Review: Sparks' The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman

    WHO: Sparks' The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman WHERE: Ford Amphitheateer WHEN: 6/25/11 Just to recap the slightly complicated scenario, Sparks' The Seduction of Ingmar BergmaN, as presented at Ford Amphitheater on Saturday evening, was a staged read-through of a planned film based on a production originally performed as a radio...
  • Wanna Hear Tupac Throw Shade From the Grave?
  • Wanna Hear Tupac Throw Shade From the Grave?

    In a just-released diss track called, "Watch Ya Mouth," Tupac proclaims, "Lemme get my preach on!" And he does, even if the congregation has a few weird members. Shooting verbal bullets at Dr. Dre and Nas, sticking conscious rappers De La Soul (huh?) with the line, "Ever since 'Me Myself...
  • Ben Westhoff Named LA Weekly Music Editor
  • Ben Westhoff Named LA Weekly Music Editor

    Ben Westhoff, a New York music writer and author of two recent books, has been named music editor of LA Weekly. He fills an opening created earlier this year when music editor Gustavo Turner decided to return to writing full-time, becoming a contributing writer. Westhoff has written for LA Weekly,...
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra Play First L.A. Show Since '79
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra Play First L.A. Show Since '79

    The March 11 tsunami disaster has brought Japan into sharper focus, so hie thyself over to the Hollywood Bowl on June 26 for KCRW's "Big in Japan," which presents a major, major gathering of that country's premier artistic ambassadors: renowned electro-pop kingpins Yellow Magic Orchestra (with original members Ryuichi Sakamoto,...

Restaurants

  • Squid Ink Food Writers' Most Reviled Childhood Dinners
  • Squid Ink Food Writers' Most Reviled Childhood Dinners

    With food, one person's penance is another's pleasure. Many parents view dinner-time as an opportunity, not just to share food and company with their beloved offspring, but also to exert control. Sometimes kids are picky and sometimes parents are very, very cruel. Especially concerning liver. Read on as Squid Ink...
  • NPR on Why We Think We Tip (We're Wrong)
  • NPR on Why We Think We Tip (We're Wrong)

    When it comes to tipping a server at a restaurant, do you: (a) always leave 20% of your bill, as that is the socially proper thing to do; (b) leave greater than the standard 20%, because you too are a server/barista/bartender/etc. and intimately know the pain of bad tippers; (c)...
  • Top 11 Japanese Pocky Flavors
  • Top 11 Japanese Pocky Flavors

    Pocky isn't so much a snack as it is an equalizer, a Japanese common denominator. They arrive in bouquets of as many as 15 individual sticks, designed to be shared with anyone and everyone. For years, commercials ended in slogans like "Anata mo watashi mo pocky! (You and me and...
  • Man Eats Whole Jar of Nutella

    No matter how addicted you are to Nutella, you probably haven't powered down an entire jar in one sitting, never mind in four minutes. Former-anoxeric-turned-bodybuilder-turned-champion-competitive-eater Furious Pete shows how it's done and also -- what you might look like during the experience. Which might dial back your craving for Nutella...
  • Ten Pound Scotch Bar Opens at The Montage

    Saunter into The Montage Beverly Hills past Scarpetta and head up the curved stairway to the second story, where Los Angeles' most recondite shoebox bar (and probably its most affluent) hides behind a carapace of dark wood and buttery leather. With only nine tables, Ten Pound (or £10, if you...
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Theater

Arts

  • Faile Comes to Venice
  • Faile Comes to Venice

    Fans of London dealer Steve Lazarides’ ephemeral L.A. art antics — Banksy’s “Barely Legal” show in 2006, Antony Micallef in 2007 and 2010’s pop-up gallery in Beverly Hills — will be glad to hear that with his new concept, Post No Bills, the British firebrand is finally putting down local...
  • Stage Raw: Bash'd
  • Stage Raw: Bash'd

    A string of recommends comes with this week's theater reviews: Bash'd, A Gay Rap Opera at Celebration Theatre, Blackbird at Rogue Machine, Blood Wedding at the Odyssey, Broadsword at the Back Dahlia, Closet Land at NoHo Stages,  Fun Family Festival of Tragedy at Bootleg, and Iceberg Ahead at the Mosaic...

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