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  • Jun 7-13, 2012
  • Vol. 34, No. 29
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News

  • L.A. Kings Win the Stanley Cup
  • L.A. Kings Win the Stanley Cup

    The LA Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils, 6 to 1, in Game 6 of the NHL Finals to win the Stanley Cup. It is the first NHL title in the franchise's 45-year history. Earlier this year the Kings became the first team ever to start each one of its...
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  • Los Angeles' Favorite Traffic Shortcut Is ...
  • Los Angeles' Favorite Traffic Shortcut Is ...

    The ride-share website Zimride recently surveyed 3,000 L.A. drivers on their favorite shortcut street in town. So now the secret is out, and it's no surprise: Sepulveda Boulevard. Yeah, anything to get away from that nasty 405 freeway. It beat out .....

Calendar

  • Where the Ghouls Are
  • Where the Ghouls Are

    Tonight is La Notte di Fantasmi — "Ghost Night," as it is known — and it's a night that Nora Keyes and Paul Koudounaris have put together to expose you to a world that all your atheist friends will laugh at you for checking out. Special guests include Cristofer Sanders,...
  • Set List
  • Set List

    Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad -- who may or may not show up -- cooked up this clever show where comics are given crazy topics onstage. With Jonah Ray, Brendon Walsh, Jimmy Dore, Paul Scheer, Rick Overton, Rove McManus and Blaine Capatch. Sat., June 9, 8 p.m., 2012...
  • Pssssst: L.A. -- Your Pride Is Showing
  • Pssssst: L.A. -- Your Pride Is Showing

    Halloween might be the High Holy Day for the gay community in the rest of the country, but in West Hollywood, L.A. Pride weekend is the gayest time of the year. The annual festival for LGBT folks includes hundreds of exhibitors, a carnival, a water park, a children's area and...
  • Hey Joel
  • Hey Joel

    Joel Stein might have been the only expectant father in history to worry about having a boy. When he and his pregnant wife learned the sex of their baby, the Time columnist and L.A. resident feared he wasn't tough enough to raise his future son. "I don't think of myself...
  • Hey, L.A. Press Club — Bite Me!
  • Hey, L.A. Press Club — Bite Me!

    It's a pricey ticket but really a bargain when you think about it. The Judd & Jon Comedy & Music Hour(s) benefits the fantastic efforts of 826LA, Dave Eggers' local outpost of his successful creative writing labs for students from 6 to 18. Encouraging kids to write only makes the...
  • Lit the Beach
  • Lit the Beach

    Imagine a night in Santa Monica, circa 1926. See a white mansion overlooking a relatively untouched Pacific Ocean. You look around and Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and Greta Garbo are chilling in black-and-white. (Let's be real, they never really existed in color.) This description summons the beginnings of the Annenberg...
  • All That Dance
  • All That Dance

    Over the past 20 years, L.A.-based JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble, led by choreographer Pat Taylor, has built its reputation and won awards for a distinctive combination of Afro-CubanÐinfused modern dance and a commitment to performing to live music, mostly jazz, whenever possible. Focused on dance rooted in and inspired by the...

Film

  • The Color Wheel Review

    Les Enfants Terribles Alex Ross Perry's The Color Wheel Alex Ross Perry's second feature, shot in 16mm black-and-white, is an offhand, picaresque road-trip movie with a mock-epic Northeastern itinerary. It's also a cage-match brother-and-sister act revolving around the complementary relationship between JR (co-writer Carlen Altman), a defiantly unemployable broadcast-journalism major,...

Music

  • Train's "Drive By": Why This Song Sucks
  • Train's "Drive By": Why This Song Sucks

    Song: Train's "Drive By" History: San Francisco band Train got famous singing about a confusing girl named Virginia and then they got SUPER famous singing about Jupiter and it's accompanying drops. "Drive By" is the lead single from their latest album, California 37. The most important thing to know about...
  • Chickenfoot - Greek Theatre - 6/10/12
  • Chickenfoot - Greek Theatre - 6/10/12

    Chickenfoot Greek Theatre 6/10/12 See also: *Van Halen's Babysitter: The band's record label assigned Ted Cohen to go on tour with them in their glory years. Here's what he saw *The Time David Lee Roth Abandoned His Plymouth Valiant to Rot Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony apparently don't miss playing...
  • The Lions Give Roots Reggae New Life
  • The Lions Give Roots Reggae New Life

    Reggae's always made sense in L.A. Our sub-tropical latitude, languid pulse, and phosphorescent ganja mesh seamlessly with its exported rhythms. After all, the genre was spawned during one broiling Kingston, Jamaica, summer, spread to the world via the mesmerism of Bob Marley, and now serves as a dorm-room rite of...
  • Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Coverage Ahead
  • Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Coverage Ahead

    This weekend the traveling dance music bacchanal Electric Daisy Carnival comes to Las Vegas and, for some reason, you're not going to be there. Perhaps you couldn't afford the gloves with the glowing fingers, or your roommate ate all of your drugs. But never fear! Beginning Saturday morning and continuing...
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Restaurants

  • Stone Brewing Co. Coming to Pasadena
  • Stone Brewing Co. Coming to Pasadena

    Fans of San Diego's Stone Brewing Co. should be very happy to learn that they'll soon be saving themselves a 2-hour drive south. Greg Koch's popular brewery, which has grown over its 16-year history to become 11th largest craft brewery in America, is planning on opening a new bottle shop...
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  • Red Solo Cups: Beer Pong + Handy Measuring Cup
  • Red Solo Cups: Beer Pong + Handy Measuring Cup

    Big news from the world of frat parties. You know that red plastic Solo cup of beer pong fame? It doubles as a measuring cup, Mutineer Magazine reports. Yes, the indented rings appearing at different intervals along the side of the cup are not decorative or arbitrarily placed. Imagine, all...
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  • Status Report: Lamb Burger at Shaanxi Gourmet
  • Status Report: Lamb Burger at Shaanxi Gourmet

    Recently, we told you about the lamb sandwich ('Fried With Meat') at Beijing Restaurant. Our original plan was to compare it with another lamb sandwich, namely the lamb burger at Shaanxi Gourmet in Rosemead. At least that was the plan. On three visits, we were told they no longer served...
  • Tatsu Ramen: Waiter, There's an iPad in My Soup
  • Tatsu Ramen: Waiter, There's an iPad in My Soup

    Have you been keeping count of the new ramen places springing up around town? Because, honestly, we lost track a while ago -- first were the places doing the ultra-specialized Hakata-style tonkotsu, whose preparation is more rigidly structured than most medical practices; then those doing a looser, Tokyo-style fusion, blending...

Theater

Arts

  • Why <em>Clybourne Park</em> Is Overrated
  • Why Clybourne Park Is Overrated

    I have a dirty theater secret: I thought Clybourne Park was pretty good. As in merely pretty good. As opposed to the modern classic it's now perceived to be, after its premiere Off-Broadway brought it the Pulitzer Prize, followed by runs at the Mark Taper Forum, a hop to Broadway...
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Columns

  • Rubber Soul: Swedish Arts Collective Makes Music From Condoms
  • Rubber Soul: Swedish Arts Collective Makes Music From Condoms

    Venerable repository of high weirdness Laughing Squid recently circulated this video by Stockholm's mind-blowing Kollectivet Livet arts braintrust. It's a brief and riveting tune made entirely from the sounds generated by the physical manipulation of condoms. Intended for the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, it was ultimately unused. Recently, Kollectivet...

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