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  • Jan 12-18, 2012
  • Vol. 34, No. 8
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  • Human Head Found Near Hollywood Sign
  • Human Head Found Near Hollywood Sign

    Updated at the bottom: There are now two hands, and two feet, to match the head. Originally posted January 17 at 5:15 p.m. No, this is not a bad zombie movie. This is life in Los Angeles, where for whatever twisted reason, our true-life slayings are often sicker than our...
  • Arrests Made in 2008 Long Beach Homeless Encampment Murders
  • Arrests Made in 2008 Long Beach Homeless Encampment Murders

    Updated at the bottom: The suspects have been named by the Long Beach Police Department and are being linked to other crimes too. Originally posted January 18 at 3:45 p.m. By Taylor Freitas Long Beach police just announced that they've made an arrests related to the killing of five people...
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Calendar

  • Go Tell It on the Coastline
  • Go Tell It on the Coastline

    It's kind of ironic to contemplate sharing stories at a now-public arts facility that began life as newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst's gift to his girlfriend, actress Marion Davies — a sprawling waterfront estate where the likes of Chaplin, Garbo and Gable were entertained and were entertaining. The property's second...
  • I Wanna Be Chromatic
  • I Wanna Be Chromatic

    In case your last brush with psychedelia happened when you spun around real fast and got dizzy and laughed a lot when you fell over, tonight's "Psychedelic Visions & Expanded Consciousness" film screenings are just for you. Obscure even by YouTube standards, experimental film and animation in the '60s and...
  • Pulp Shakespeare
  • Pulp Shakespeare

    Director Jordan Monsell argues that the quality of the wit combined with the lurking and then explosive violence in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 classic movie Pulp Fiction makes it a good candidate for mock-retrofitting into the Bard's canon. This stage lampoon returns after being a hit at this summer's Hollywood Fringe...
  • Stephen Merchant
  • Stephen Merchant

    Ricky Gervais' collaborator on The Office, Extras and The Ricky Gervais Show goes it solo. See this: http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2012/01/stephen_merchant_ricky_gervais.php Tue., Jan. 17, 8:30 p.m.; Wed., Jan. 18, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 19, 8:30 p.m., 2012...
  • Make Mine Mahler
  • Make Mine Mahler

    Gustav Mahler completed his fourth symphony in 1901. Like his previous three "Wunderhorn" symphonies, it was based on texts from the German folk poems, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth's Magic Horn). But the Symphony No. 4 is a particularly multidimensional work that bundles spirituality, mysticism, humor and love of nature...
  • The Book of Leonard
  • The Book of Leonard

    Talk about a scheduling conflict: The same day that the Peabody Award–winning runaway hit Justified returns to FX for a third season, creator Elmore Leonard, star Timothy Olyphant and executive producer Graham Yost convene for the Writers Bloc-presented "A Justified Evening." Leonard, not the most gregarious social butterfly at age...
  • Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel
  • Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel

    Two comic genuises, Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, discuss their new collaboration, Lunatics, a novel that involves police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese. A Q&A and book signing follows. Tue., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2012...
  • The Lighter Side of Modern Dance
  • The Lighter Side of Modern Dance

    Part dance, part theater and refreshingly light-hearted, casebolt and smith's O(h) is a welcome alternative to the dark-hued worlds of melancholia, depression and manipulative violence in which so many modern dance companies and their choreographers languish. As casebolt and smith, the L.A.-based duo of Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith follow...

Film

  • Punk Videos and DIY Video Art at Alternative Projections

    A complement to MOCA's "Under the Big Black Sun" exhibition, the Alternative Projections program "Strange Notes and Nervous Breakdowns: Punk and Media Art, 1974-1981" essentially collects documents and artifacts from Los Angeles' analogue to New York's No Wave movement. The latter's ecosystem of no-budget filmmakers, artists and musicians gathered under...

Music

  • LA Jazz Collective - Blue Whale - 1/11/12
  • LA Jazz Collective - Blue Whale - 1/11/12

    Matt Otto Duo Ariel Alexander Group Matt Otto Quintet Blue Whale 1-11-12 Better than...watching the People's Choice Awards Last night, after a few technical difficulties and a strict adherence to "jazz time," the second of four residency performances by the LA Jazz Collective got underway at Little Tokyo's Blue Whale...

Restaurants

  • Hey, Where'd You Get That Heroin Burrito?
  • Hey, Where'd You Get That Heroin Burrito?

    If you keep up with the LAPD police blotter, or perhaps are just are a civic-minded Mexican food enthusiast, you may have heard about the Los Angeles County deputy who was recently charged with trying to smuggle a bean and cheese burrito filled with heroin into the Airport Courthouse. Yes,...
  • [Updated] Pinkberry Co-Founder Arrested at LAX
  • [Updated] Pinkberry Co-Founder Arrested at LAX

    beach-cottage / Flickr​Update 1/17 4:15 p.m. Pinkberry's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Design Laura Jakobsen responded to the Young Lee arrest with this statement that firmly distances the co-founder from the company's current operations. Mr. Young Lee has no involvement with Pinkberry, our partners or our more than 170...
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  • Sushi Kimagure Ike: Pasadena's Best Sushi Bar Ever?
  • Sushi Kimagure Ike: Pasadena's Best Sushi Bar Ever?

    For years, Sushi Ike was the best sushi bar in Hollywood, the place you went when you wanted to escape from the fishy neologisms of Geisha House and Katsu-Ya for something close to classic, Edo-style sushi. Ike-san was never a flashy sushi chef, but he was beloved for his skill...
  • Read This Now: <em>Saveur</em> 100, the 2012 Edition
  • Read This Now: Saveur 100, the 2012 Edition

    If you're stuck in the check-out line right now, you might want to look further than the latest issue of People -- Lamar and Khloe are in Dallas anyway, so what do you care -- and pick up the new Saveur. This month's issue is the Saveur 100, in which...
  • Where in L.A. is Tarte Flamb&eacute;e?
  • Where in L.A. is Tarte Flambée?

    Dear Mr. Gold: A friend of mine lives near the French eatery La Poubelle and I live close to Cafe Stella. We alternate. But while La Poubelle serves flatbread, Stella does not. And I've been thinking: Why is tarte flambée so hard to find in Los Angeles? Could you suggest...

Theater

  • Leslie Jordan's Fruit Fly
  • Leslie Jordan's Fruit Fly

    How often, in the pantheon of literature and drama, do you find a guy performing an homage to his mom? Far more common in the annals of pop psychology is mom-bashing, the poor dear being blamed for inflated and ultimately unmet expectations of success, or for being overly controlling. When...
  • John Malkovich Directs Harold Pinter Reading
  • John Malkovich Directs Harold Pinter Reading

    In a silvery-blue jacket and slacks, lithe British actor Julian Sands presented 90 minutes of readings from the poetry of and speeches by Harold Pinter as a fundraiser for the Odyssey Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 8. John Malkovich directed the reading, which will have a second showing on Sat., Jan...

Arts

  • <em>Homestuck</em> Has Me Hooked
  • Homestuck Has Me Hooked

    I think I'm hooked on Homestuck. Homestuck is a web comic, the fourth story in the MS Paint Adventures collection created by Andrew Hussie. It started in April of 2009 and is ongoing, with five acts completed and a sixth one underway. If you want proof of its popularity, go...
  • Damien Hirst's Spot Paintings: Are They Any Good?
  • Damien Hirst's Spot Paintings: Are They Any Good?

    "I often get asked about the spot paintings," said artist Damien Hirst in 1997, interviewed eleven years after he'd begun painting colored dots on white, spacing them systematically and never repeating a color on any one canvas. People would say, "'I love your work, but why do you do those...

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