Crystabel Funes is parked outside the house on Woodland View Drive, letting the memories return. It's a gorgeous house — a master bedroom over a two-car garage, a cavernous living area under a sloped roof, a jacuzzi — much nicer than any place she had lived before. Yet Jimmy made...
The weekend before Coachella, Palm Springs is taken over by an awesome all-girls party called Dinah Shore. Here are some of our favorite moments of music, fashion and pool partyin'. All photos by Colin Young-Wolff.
Slime debuted on Nick in 1981, says Network executive Jay Schmalholz, on the comedy sketch show You Can’t Do That On Television. It fell from the sky, thoroughly soaking its prey, every time a character (including a young Alanis Morissette) said, “I don’t know!” The gag caught on with viewers and quickly spread to other shows. Read the full story on Nickelodeon Slime below!All photos by Nanette Gonzales.
Like a Record Store Day, only for people who enjoy silence, World Book Night is part of a campaign to encourage more people to pick up a book and maybe even read it. On April 23, volunteers will make that task even easier by distributing tens of thousands of specially selected books to friends and neighbors. The international bid for a wider reading audience began in 2011 and this year will include more than 20 author events in the United States the evening before the big giveaway. Five of those events will be scattered around Los Angeles, from downtown’s Last Bookstore (featuring Ransom Riggs of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) to Malibu’s Diesel bookstore (Jesse Andrews) to Leimert Park’s Eso Won Books (Terry McMillan). Highest profile of the April 22 events may be at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble, which hosts prolific crime novelist Michael Connelly. The former Los Angeles Times reporter has been running his reoccurring character Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch up and down Los Angeles in thrillers including Angels Flight and Echo Park for more than 20 years. Barnes & Noble at the Grove, 189 Grove Drive, Miracle Mile; Tue., April 22, 7 p.m.; free. (323) 525-0270, www.us.worldbooknight.org.More
Canadian author Douglas Coupland studied sculpture in art school, only to become a writer — and it's lucky for us he did. In his 1991 debut novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, Coupland explored the growing disillusionment of a disenfranchised demographic coming of age at the dawning of the World Wide Web. Coupland has continued to write about the dehumanizing effects of technology and mass culture, as well as the way a WiFi-enabled society affects individual spirituality. His touching, thought-provoking and often biting prose examines the boundary between analog and digital worldviews, with characters caught in the crossfire of consumerism and the practical application of scientific knowledge.Some of Coupland's books are sympathetic character studies; others are cunning satires. Some take yet another direction entirely, featuring profound chunks of wisdom in the form of guidebooks for the soul. The beauty of Coupland's writing is that you never know what to expect. That's true, too, of his new novel, Worst. Person. Ever. The gifted author and accidental cultural critic makes his way down to L.A. for a conversation with Neil Strauss, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Brentwood; Thu., April 17, 8 p.m.; free. (310) 440-4500, skirball.org/programs/readings-talks/douglas_coupland.More
The big box of candy known as Coachella is stuffed again with an assortment of familiar flavors, although there are fewer exotic confections overall this year than in previous editions. A couple of the more notable surprises occur on the first day, when André 3000 and Big Boi realign as Outkast for the first time in seven years, and a version of The Replacements reappears out of the misty haze. It should be a thrill to hear laid-back balladeer Paul Westerberg finally crank it up again (albeit, sadly, without key 'Mats members Chris Mars and the late Bob Stinson), but it isn't clear yet if Outkast is an organic entity again or merely two separate speaker boxes paired together for a nostalgia cash-in. Friday's other wonders range from Chromeo's goofy electro-funk and Neko Case's fiery vocal contrails to The Knife's electronic propulsion and Wye Oak's stormy, swirling melodicism. Saturday alternately rocks harder with Queens of the Stone Age, slinks strangely with Muse's dynamic waves, impresses with Pharrell Williams' pop-hop savvy and enchants via Lorde's gauzily contemplative dance pop. Sunday features the ubiquitous Arcade Fire and Beck, but highlights include Lana Del Rey's dreamy romanticism, Disclosure's engrossing electronics and a reunion of alt-rockers Neutral Milk Hotel.More
Koreatown, Koreatown — when the lights are low: The KTOWN Night Market is that heady and headstrong manifestation of Asian night markets, which are a part of that cosmopolitan experience falling squarely between the celebratory and the revelatory. More than 100 street vendors will purvey a gustatory experience anchored in Korean cuisine but spanning the Asian continent, to turn on your tastebuds’ receptors for umami, which you’ve heard so much about. There will be DJs and K-pop singers, art exhibits, a K-pop workshop and “Food Truck Alley,” which will include three seasons’ worth of winners of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, plus mainstays such as Jogasaki Sushi Burrito and Cool Haus. Because there’s not much better after spicy food than ice cream. Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, 701 S. Catalina St., Koreatown; Fri., April 18, 4 p.m. to mid.; Sat., April 19, 2 p.m.-mid.; free. ktownnightmarket.com.More
Fresh off the Outdoor stage at Coachella, Blood Orange performed to a sold out house at The El Rey Theatre on Monday night in support of their latest release Cupid Deluxe. All photos by Timothy Norris.
Some say Coachella isn't about the music anymore -- that people don't care who's playing and just want to be part of the scene. Well, these festival-goers certainly care. Here's to Coachella's biggest, baddest music fans.
To truly understand DeSano, the new Neapolitan pizza place in East Hollywood, you must first understand a different pizza restaurant in a different city. To truly understand DeSano, you must first understand Antico. Antico opened on a side street of a residential neighborhood in Atlanta in 2009. Run by a...
Angelenos always make a strong showing at Coachella, but this year we had some of our city's best food and drink to thank for repping L.A. the hardest. We found respite from the crowds in the Craft Beer Barn, curated by Tony's Darts Away and Mohawk Bend, and sampled fare from some great L.A. chefs -- including Kris Yenbamroong of Night + Market and Esdras Ochoa of Mexicali Tacos & Co -- at the pop-up restaurants in the Rose Garden VIP area and Terrace. The bites and brews proved to be a major treat for concert-goers looking for good eats. All photos by Colin Young-Wolff.
Have you heard this one? Two Philly cops walk into an L.A. cheesesteak joint...
When Captain Jim Kimrey and Lieutenant Lou Liberati, both veteran officers of the Philadelphia Police Department, traveled to L.A. for a convention, did they take a Hollywood tour in their free time? No. They ventured out to sample what our town has to offer in the way of Philly cheesesteaks. Jim and Lou were born and raised in South Philly, the home of Pat’s and Geno’s, the two most well-known cheesesteak places. Can any of the sandwiches from our L.A. joints even partially live up? We went to four of them to get Jim's and Lou’s personal opinions. All photos by Jared Cowan.
On Wednesday, Jan. 22, artist and curator Galo "Make" Canote stood outside Muzeo, downtown Anaheim's art museum. Inside sat pieces of bold graphic art, waiting to be hung. Also waiting inside were the museum's executive director and a detective from the Anaheim Police Department's gang division. Canote took a deep...
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Subliminal Gallery transforms into a listening party for its new exhibition, "Shepard Fairey: 50 Shades of Black," the third in an ongoing obsession — er, project — in which the artist imagines his work in the context of old-school, 12-inch record album covers. Fairey has created an all-new series of 50 such images, channeling, honoring and reimagining the design aesthetics that make for both great covers and successful visual art, because it's all about a gift for immediate, visceral communication. Parts one and two — "Revolutions" and "Sound & Vision" — happened in 2011 and 2012, respectively; now Fairey is ready to bring the experience closer to home. In addition to an opening-night performance from "Sound & Vision" collaborator Z-Trip, the gallery installation features vintage record players and selections from the Fairey household's own music collection, all free to play and jam out to. Fairey is, of course, best known for his striking visual style, but even from an early age, it's been all about the vinyl. "Music has been one of my biggest influences because it's democratic, visceral, and can be intellectual as well," he says. "There's a lot of great art that has been created for music, by artists like Raymond Pettibon, Jamie Reid, Winston Smith, Storm Thorgerson, John Van Hamersveld and so on. My favorite is Smell the Glove by Spinal Tap, but Rock 'n' Roll Over by KISS is still the best!" Keep the show in mind as you celebrate Record Store Day on April 19. Subliminal Projects, 1331 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Wed., April 16, 8-11 p.m.; free with RSVP: email@example.com. Exhibition runs through May 17, Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. (213) 213-0078, subliminalprojects.com.More
West Hollywood's Gallery 825 invited nearby gallerist and colleague Martha Otero to jury its florid spring group show this year — and found no media left behind. The resulting bounty of painting, sculpture, photography and their many cousins, "The New Baroque," explores the ornamental style's content, narrative and legacy, with expressions of modern-day mixed-media maximalism that signal an enduring love for embellishment, even in today's hyperfast world. At the same time, the gallery presents three small but salient solo installations by members Keiko Inoh, Robert Nelson and Osceola Refetoff. Inoh's unique 3-D light projection shadow-puppet cities, Nelson's advanced classical draftsmanship applied to subversive subjects, and Refetoff's complex constructed images of memory and decay of the wild Wild West (or at least our idea of it) together form a poetically and psychically aligned counterpart to the optical cornucopia tumbling through the main gallery. LAAA (Los Angeles Art Association)/Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Saturday, March 22, 6-9 p.m.; free; continues through April 18. (310) 652-8272, laaa.org.More
Media, fashion bloggers and friends attended the private launch party of Poolside Store, a beachwear and swimwear online store. The mixer took place in the Hollywood Hills on a picturesque spring Saturday. On hand were samples of Poolside's summer line and jewelry by Rack and Sack.. All photos by Nanette Gonzales.
GBK Productions held it's fabulous 2014 MTV Gifting suite at the SLS hotel last weekend. With countless celebrities, products and musical acts in attendance, the event certainly did not disappoint. All photos by Star Foreman.
"I've interviewed a lot of nasty characters over the years," a cheerful Errol Morris says over lunch on a bright Los Angeles day. "I'm a connoisseur of bullshit." He's sampled some of the finest: Holocaust deniers, murderers swearing their innocence, a beauty queen who claims she only kidnapped and raped...
During an Ask Me Anything session held on Reddit last year, Ethan Hawke praised a fellow thespian by calling him "the only actor since Marlon Brando that's actually done anything new with the art of acting," adding that the performer in question has "successfully taken us away from an obsession...
"No class of people should have to sacrifice their lives and their heritage for somebody else to get rich," says one of the men interviewed in Nailah Jefferson's wrenching Vanishing Pearls, a must-see documentary.
Ellie Kanner's Authors Anonymous concerns a writing workshop for aspiring novelists, but on the strength of the film you get the sense that Kanner would benefit from attending a few workshops of her own.
Whenever a public figure in an esteemed/elected position announces that he or she smokes (or used to smoke) pot, everybody freaks. Obama? No! Bloomberg? Schwarzenegger?? Michael freaking Phelps??? But when L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl announced in today's Los Angeles Times that he's been happily medicating his "neuropathy" with the
Hacker group Anonymous came through on its promise to target Anaheim police today by publishing not only the home address of Chief John Welters but, more embarrassingly, his MySpace page info. Lulz? Reacting to clashes between mostly white cops and mostly Latino protesters weary of three officer involved shootings in
A full-frontal assault is headed toward L.A. this weekend. That's when Boobie-Palooza takes place. It's a celebration of World Breastfeeding Week (yes, there is such a week) and will feature the likes of Ricki Lake, Dr. Yvonne Bohn of Discovery Health's Deliver Me and, of course, Katie Hamilton, the mom
The body of an FBI agent feared to be suicidal appears to have been found in the foothills above Burbank, police said this morning. Stephan Ivans was a 35-year-old L.A.-based lawman said to be despondent when he went for a walk in the Verdugo Mountains in spring. KNX 1070 Newsradio
Our favorite porn-star-turned-teacher, SoCal's own Stacie Halas, is chillin' like a villain, apparently, despite having been fired from her job as an Oxnard middle school instructor. That's because she's on paid administrative leave, kickin' back like a Teamster on disability, according to the Ventura County Star. The next hearing challenging
Two Los Angeles Police Department officers, Ismael Gonzalez and Alex Nava, have reportedly been running a rogue boot camp out of a Hollywood school since February. They've recreated the the LAPD's official "Juvenile Impact Program" by slightly changing its name to "Juvenile Intervention Program"-- yet doubling the cost to $200
Oh boy. Illegal-immigrant haters are going to love this one. The UCLA Center for Labor Research along with the National Labor College have established a virtual school just for undocumented migrants -- the National Dream University. It's for those who live under the radar of official legitimacy: It will allow
Santa Monica police today said they're checking out a local priest after a woman came forward and alleged he sexually assaulted her. If so (and, for the record, it ain't so, at least not yet), it wouldn't be too surprising. Church and the Tiki theater in Hollywood, apparently, are where
In the always interesting California Assembly District 50 race, new developments are once again unfolding that make us wonder what's happening behind the scenes among local Democratic leaders. Last week, as WeHo News reported, both Democratic candidates Richard Bloom and Betsy Butler, who are battling each other in the AD
Geeks rejoice. It might not be Comic-Con, but it's the "largest annual conference that the city hosts," according to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. And the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo is staying in town for another three years (through summer 2015), despite some chatter that conventions would not be happy coexisting
The victim's name was Jose Mendoza, not Jose Mendez. Post and headline have been updated to reflect this fact. Last night around 11 p.m. in the southeastern corner of L.A. County, a hit-and-run driver left 19-year-old Jose de Jesus Mendoza Jr. dead in an area of Commerce known for street
Hollywood, we're disappointed. Cocaine use in the workplace is down. Cocaine overdoses are down. And cocaine production in Colombia is way down. Maybe Lindsay Lohan really is straightening up. The White House this week hailed the data as if this was an election year:
Someone dropped a dime on 42-year-old Zhichi Xu. And at 7 a.m. yesterday cops went two Hacienda Heights marijuana grow houses allegedly tied to the man and found 1,400 plants, "elaborate marijuana grow systems," and illegal electricity hook-ups that siphoned six-figures worth of juice, L.A. County sheriff's deputies said. The
A new survey was released today by the same whorish online-dating empire that recently let us know which U.S. city has the most sugar daddies (not L.A., weirdly). The new numbers again involve income/generosity. (And that's really the point behind all Brandon Wade's dating sites: accepting that dudes dig hot
The U.S. Coast Guard is boasting that one of its cutter crews seized 8,500 pounds marijuana off the coast of San Pedro this week. That's a lot of weed headed for a region where it's essentially legal to sell it in storefronts. Makes you wonder. Anyway, Coast Guard officials said
Protesters planned to march outside the LAPD's Rampart Division station in Westlake today in a show of solidarity with demonstrators who have been clashing with police in Anaheim over a rash of deadly officer-involved shootings in that city to the south. LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman told the Weekly that no
The Santa Monica City Council earlier this month voted to approve a jaw-dropping ban of smoking in your own apartment. But on "second reading," when a final vote was required, the council backed down. Why? Members forgot to take into consideration the smoking rights of medical marijuana patients. Really
Besides classing up your appearance like a an Ed Hardy cap worn backward, energy drinks can also apparently erase any of the potential gains of a college education in the span of just one night. That's because new research suggests that mixing the likes of Red Bull, Monster or Rockstar
Rep. Brad Sherman released a poll today showing he has a 17-point lead in the November runoff against fellow Democratic rival Howard Berman.Sherman beat Berman by 10 points in the June primary. If he has any chance of turning that around, the more centrist Berman will have to score big
So, ah, Chick-fil-A supporters are declaring that the chicken chain has a right to free speech after its CEO declared opposition to the freedom of gays to marry. (Scratches head. Are these the same people who say liberals should have never opposed the war in Iraq and instead "supported our
Ever since the beginning May, a morbid Twitter account called @westwoodisdying has been forming an unofficial file of all "the closed and closing storefronts in Westwood Village," and just documenting the neighborhood's cultural decline in general. (For example: the buffing-over of a Shepard Fairey piece on a parking garage.) We
Los Angeles really is the vanguard of the American Dream, a place where the son of a Nazi can become governor of California, and a utopia where our virtual Ellis Island is a rocket ship of upward mobility. Unless, of course, you're Mexican, in which case you'd have better odds
Updated at the bottom with details, including the possibility the suspect was a former military cop. First posted at 2:06 p.m. Kids, we know you're hooked on the energy drinks. But have you ever tried a meth bar? Just wait. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that one Rogelio
Los Angeles police this week say they broke up a sex trafficking ring after witnessing girls being paraded before potential customers in the parking lot of a South L.A. motel. Really. The LAPD announced that 45-year-old Juan Chavez and 25-year-old Maritza Marroquin of L.A. were both arrested and charged with
A driver who fatally struck a 28-year-old woman in the south L.A. County community of Westmont was shot at, causing her to flee, officials said. The bizarre incident happened at South Western Avenue and West 108th Street about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's officials told City News Service. The pedestrian was
On Saturday, July 28, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives will have an opening reception in West Hollywood for a new exhibit, Latent Images. It features the contemporary photography of Leah DeVun along with images from ONE's vast collection of gay and lesbian art. The exhibit connects queer culture from
What a romantic day for downtown: Dreams of a streetcar loop from Broadway to 11th to Figeroa to Hill (see map below) have a chance of becoming reality, now that the L.A. City Council has created a special voting district in the area it would service. Residents will be given
The drama is once again on blast in the city of San Fernando, where an affair-gone-south between councilmembers recently turned City Hall into the set of a live soap opera. This time, the estranged lovers are more unlikely: On the one end, we have JCPenney, who wants to cut ties
They're like potato bugs who refuse to die. After four yeas of rejection, ProtectMarriage.com and four other individuals in the pro-Prop. 8 camp have taken California's gay-marriage fight to the highest court in the land: They submitted a nearly 500-page petition to the U.S. Supreme Court this morning, asking justices..
It's hard to figure out how serious the L.A. City Council is about closing down all of the city's dispensaries. While the body's vote last week was a nail in the coffin of our town's nationally prominent cannabis culture, you have to consider the history: The City Council has been
Ah, beautiful L.A., home of beaches and billionaires and Playboy bunnies. And now we are a top American gateway ... for disease. Wonderful. New research from MIT says that LAX and New York's John F. Kennedy would be ground zeroes for outbreaks, such as the next ..
It's rare to catch L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca and his shadow leader, Paul Tanaka (who also bizarrely serves as the mayor of Gardena), candidly speaking about the hundreds of deputy-abuse allegations that have piled up against the L.A. County Sheriff's Department these last few years. We call Baca the "Teflon
How would you like it if your stretch of L.A. could join up with the city of Beverly Hills and enjoy that town's great schools, sub-three-minute police responses and smooth-as-a-baby's-behind streets? Yeah, you'd like that. So would pretty much everyone else in Los Angeles. Even the folks who live in
L Bar -- a Sunset Boulevard warehouse bar that's been gaining popularity despite its Google Maps obscurity and complete lack of signage -- is closing. Well, there goes LA Weekly's entry for "Best Backup Bar" in our upcoming "Best of L.A." issue. We loved L Bar for all the reasons
Is marijuana medicine? That's the question before a federal court this week as medical cannabis advocates celebrate a 10-year journey to overturn the government's classification of pot as an outlaw drug worse than cocaine. A challenge to a Drug Enforcement Administration denial of a petition to reschedule marijuana as a
Yesterday came news that Bill Rosendahl smokes pot for medical reasons and missed a key City Council vote to ban medical marijuana dispensaries because of his health. Smokes weed, you said. Missed a historic vote, you exclaimed. Well, turns out he has a good reason for both. The Westside city
California Governor Jerry Brown is asking for another tax hike this November: He hopes the dead-broke people of this dead-broke state will have the heart to toss a few coins at our crumbling education system. But how do we know our money won't end up paying for some bedazzled charter-school
Update: One of the officers has been fired. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says: "I do not believe that their intent was evil, just extremely misguided." Read his full statement at the bottom. Originally posted July 25 at 5:15 p.m. So badly did two Los Angeles traffic officers want to prove
Russell Pearce is the psycho ex-state senator from Arizona who authored its infamous anti-illegal-immigration law, SB 1070. (By psycho, we mean this: Pearce recently wrote that the victims in the Aurora massacre should have risen up and taken the suspect down. Yeah). The Arizona Republic recently published emails from 2007
Sheriff's deputies who raided a Santa Monica apartment early last November 15 allegedly got an eye full -- of a nude Miss Nevada 2007, Caleche Ranae Manos. Now, before all the guys in the greater Los Angeles region pump their fists Rafael Nadal-style and say, Right on!, consider the ramifications:
As mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa gets a D. Maybe a C. Blame constant multimillion-dollar deficits, a do-nothing City Council, the specter of municipal bankruptcy, corruption in Building and Safety, increased taxation through parking and traffic tickets, and the worst roads in America. But as a politician, Villaraigosa gets
Ever talk to a graying raver about that great party in nineteen-ninety ... oh, what year was that again? Yeah. Unfortunately, this is bad news here in the rave capital of America: Yet another study has found that ecstasy can lead to memory loss. Not only that, but it apparently
Now we understand why so many young Angelenos can afford iPhones, glasses without lenses and pool parties at the Standard hotel rooftop. Turns out nearly a third of you are living at home with mommy and daddy. A new study about young adults (those 20-34) living with their parents during
In the answer-seeking aftermath of the Dark Knight massacre, many have fingered Hollywood as a prime suspect: Was alleged shooter James Holmes so numbed by blood and gunfire in the movies that he became capable of blasting a theater full of innocents? In a creepy interview this morning with CBS
Velvet paintings are to art what romance novels are to literature. But unlike a tawdry book, you don't have to read a velvet painting, because a picture of Elvis or a unicorn or Jesus flipping the bird is worth a thousand words. And Bruce White's acrylic on velvet works are...
Doesn't it make you feel good when Jeffrey Katzenberg is proud of something? You always read those news articles where he talks about being honored about this and that, but it's not like he calls you up all excited to tell you about it. The opening of the "DreamWorlds: Behind...
Need to cleanse your soul and a jaunt around the Self-Realization Fellowship just won't do? It's interesting to observe that when Angelenos make donations, they don't like to get their hands dirty. Sure, they give money to people with AIDS through $200-a-plate gala dinners, but most don't take the time...
If Dorothea Lange and Marina Abramovic had a baby, it might look like "American Realism." A durational performance for eight people exploring the tedium of the average workday, it physically takes place in the galleries at LACE and is simulcast nearby into the fashion and art store Space 15Twenty. As...
In an era where pop music seems to have been overrun by the perversely shouty and excessively showy, Bill Callahan is a welcome and singular enigma. He takes part in this year's eighth annual Don't Knock the Rock Festival with the world-premiere screening of the rather mysteriously titled Apocalypse: A...
Southern California is a pretty great place to live, an even better place to go to college, and quite possibly the best place in the world to go to art school at least if the unparalleled proliferation of world-class undergrad and MFA programs is anything to judge by. This...
As a dancemaker, Harlem-born-and-bred Darrell Grand Moultrie draws on a background that includes training at Julliard, performing in Broadway shows including the recent Billy Elliot, and garnering a coveted Princess Grace choreography award. Earlier this year, his Jazzin' for the Sacramento Ballet was a standout in a new choreography program...
This weekend, the Germans win WWII as the Hollywood Bowl re-stages one of Broadway's biggest shows of all time, The Producers: A New Mel Brooks Musical, with the help of creators Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and director-choreographer Susan Stroman. The story of a schlock Broadway producer and his spineless schnook...
You could call them the Waltons of the music world. Or maybe Israel's version of the Von Trapps. They're the Alaev Family, and from Grandpa on down, they all perform the music of Central Asia, Turkey, Persia, Russia and Israel on the ancient instruments of these countries. There's 80-year-old patriarch...
In 1969, Doug Edge made a bench called Earth, Seed, Water Bus Bench, fabricated out of plastic, with seeds encased inside its seat, soil in its sides and water in its back. "If it was hit by a bus it would grow," Edge explained. That piece may be more explicit...
The Dizzy Feet Foundation and FOX's So You Think You Can Dance call on America to bust a move at this year's National Dance Day, happening locally as part of the official opening of downtown's Grand Park. Learn two routines in advance (online at dizzyfeetfoundation.org), then get in step with...
In Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain, pianist Yefim Bronfman is featured as a performer at Tanglewood, where he makes an indelible impression on the narrator. "Bronfman the brontosaur! He is a force of nature camouflaged in a sweatshirt -- the circus strongman -- Yefim Bronfman looks less like the...
Maya Deren, a charmingly mysterious filmmaker, made The Very Eye of Night in 1958, only three years before her death. It shows a night sky and dancers floating or flopping across the screen. Its mystical playfulness inspired the current show at Jancar Gallery. Six female artists contributed, including Tricia Lawless...
During one flashback in Nilo Cruz's play Lorca in a Green Dress, about Spanish poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, Lorca's friend Salvador Dali pronounces, "We have just seduced reality." Even if Cruz's tribute to one of Spain's great creative minds isn't the strongest theatrical work Ñ it's less about telling a...
They may be chubby and not much to look at, but ever since Flight of the Conchords retired and started winning Oscars, Tenacious D is the only great musical comedy duo we have left. A lot has changed since actor-singer Jack Black and singer-actor Kyle Gass sang about the devil,...
Frame-filling, dirt-seamed showdown squints accompanied by a soundtrack that's a menagerie of caws, grunting hombres, twanging spokes and livid trumpets. A division of cavalry in Union blue kicking up a wake of red dust across Spain's Desert of Tabernas, standing in for Monument Valley. Sneering banditti with stiff, blond dye...
It's one of the most cherished legends of the American indie: A socially retarded ugly duck, despite making no effort to regulate his glaring emotional hang-ups, is discovered as a swan by a clearly out-of-his-league girl who loves him just the way he is. Buffalo '66 (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love...
Todd Solondz's strange, oddly moving new film stars Jordan Gelber as Abe, a fat, mid-30-something who lives with his parents and works for his dad (Christopher Walken). Garishly uncool, he wears horrible novelty T-shirts and drives a yellow Hummer; socially inept, he alternates between suspiciously easygoing politeness and petulant rage...
At one point in Killer Joe, a hideously funny tabloid noir set on the outskirts of Dallas County, Chris Smith (Emile Hirsch) is let into the family double-wide by a relation whose face has just been pummeled into a Rorschach blot of dried gore. He doesn’t stop to ask what...
Song: The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" History: The Beatles are The Beatles and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" is "I Want To Hold Your Hand." Let's all just fall all over ourselves to pretend like we love it, I guess
See also: Don't Call Him Country. Everlast is Hip-Hop, Dammit. In the back lounge of venerable Mid-Wilshire Irish pub Tom Bergin's, West Coast hip-hop supergroup La Coka Nostra members Daniel "Danny Boy" O'Connor, 43, and George "Slaine" Carroll, 34, take their seats at a table covered with creased white linen
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On South Park, Enya is portrayed as a horrible joy-sucking presence in pop-culture. Her music actually forces Stan to comprehend the horrors of being old, immobile, and faced with the encroaching certainty of death. Ostensibly, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are inferring that music this flagrantly Caucasian can make even
Deftones Troubadour 7/28/12 Better Than...flying across the country to see Deftones in sports arenas on the East Coast next month. For a band whose lyrics are ridden with angst, Saturday night's Deftones show was filled with smiling faces, from the stage to the crowd. The Troubadour is a far cry
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Although he was baptized at age 8, Kevin Toney didn't really apply Christian ideals to his life until he was over fifty. Throughout most of his long career, which included being a member of the Grammy-winning jazz group The Blackbyrds as well as being a solo jazz pianist who played
Rave Standoff in Hollywood: Cops Move in to Disperse Crowds That Came to See DJ Kaskade Facebook Censors Kaskade's Body Paint Photo of This Girl Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance Move GIFs World's Douchiest DJs: The Top Five Ten EDC Girls Who Are Out of My League Interview
*Top Ten Rap Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Hip-Hop *Top 20 Greatest L.A. Rap Albums of All Time Only ten days into January we jokingly picked the year's top rap albums of 2012. But it turns out that 2012 has in fact shaped up as a pretty
KCRW Broadcast #175 for Saturday, July 28, 2012 See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Americans Will Never Give Up Their Guns Fanatics! Since I will be in beautiful Dorset, UK on this evening, we have already put this show together and it is ready to lunge forth when the engineers
At Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Dhani Harrison brushes his lanky black hair back from his cheeks and reinserts his orange in-ear monitors. The only child of George Harrison, he's also lead singer and ringleader for a group called thenewno2, who now gear up for the second half
Skrillex Opens Grillex, the First Dubstep-Themed Food Truck Five More Girls Who Look Like Skrillex The 2012 Grammys confirmed that EDM had entered the mainstream, but Dave Grohl didn't really seem to be on board. A debate ensued. But if you ask Summer Shee-Singh Swee-Singh -- who's been playing the
"YOU ARE A FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKING MORON AND I AM GOING TO DO PHYSICAL HARM TO YOU WHEN I SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND." That's an email I received last week. The whole thing. That's all it said. Bolded and everything. It came from a guy I've met three times. I guess don't
Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time Top 20 Musicians of All Time, in Any Genre This year deserved praise has been heaped upon Frank Ocean's debut Channel Orange, the Flaming Lips' blood vinyl project and Beach House's Bloom. Meanwhile, works like The Shins' Port of Morrow and Passion Pit's
Monday, July 30 Big K.R.I.T. EL REY THEATRE The South rises again in the form of Big K.R.I.T. ("king remember in time"), a marvelously dexterous rapper-producer from Mississippi who insists that it's "Cool 2 Be Southern" on his debut full-length CD, Live From the Underground. He has produced key tracks
Fiona Apple Hollywood Palladium 7-29-12 See also: Our Fiona Apple slideshow It's hard to be a Fiona Apple fan sometimes. Half a decade can go by between tours, and the notoriously reclusive singer-pianist has released only four albums since emerging as a teenage phenom in 1994. Apple's latest album, The
See also: Our review of Tiesto at Home Depot Center in October Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance Move GIFs Interview With a Raver Who Wears Electrical Tape on Her Boobs DJ Gets Death Threats for Playing Dubstep Massively popular Dutch DJ and producer Tiësto has just announced that
See also: *Kaskade Makes History By Headlining the Staples Center *Facebook Censors Kaskade's Body Paint Photo of This Girl Kaskade Staples Center 07-27-12 Better Than... cramming among the sweaty masses of a typical EDM festival tent in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the man behind the podium. If
In 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was signed into law by President Clinton. The law "sunsetted" 10 years later and never came back. Firearms that had taken a retail "timeout" were back in play. Unsurprisingly, a lot of people went out and legally acquired some serious freedom delivery systems
To listen to Swing Lo Magellan is to hear David Longstreth holding something back. Released on July 10 on Domino Records, Magellan is the seventh full-length album Longstreth has recorded as the Dirty Projectors, and the third since 2007's Rise Above, an idiosyncratic interpretation of a Black Flag record that
You really haven't heard Kanye West and Jay-Z's "H.A.M." until it plays while you dig into a slab of Animal's balsamic pork ribs, delicata squash, arugula and pecans. This is probably how The Throne intended it. After all, when was the last time Jay and 'Ye ate Oscar Mayer? Neither
Monday, December 31 Redd Kross, The Melvins ALEXANDRIA HOTEL Despite the myriad achievements of the human race throughout history -- moonshots, pyramids, penicillin and the late-night food truck -- one never-realized dream haunted civilization: getting Redd Kross and The Melvins to play on the same show. If you were thinking
A slight guy in nondescript white t-shirt and baggy Nike basketball shorts is bent over the vintage jewelry case at Fairfax's Dope Couture. Bracelets encircle both of his wrists; nevertheless, he points to a YSL piece whose thick links glint. It pairs nicely with the well-polished chain already slung around
fri 7/27 Kaskade STAPLES CENTER Billed as the first occasion on which a solo electronic act has headlined Staples Center, the L.A. date of Kaskade's Freaks of Nature tour offers SoCal dance fans the valuable opportunity to lose their shit between $14 beers. For the Orange County-based DJ himself, though,...
See more of Anne Fishbein's photography from Mezze. When it comes to inspiration, New American chefs draw from a wide swath of influence. They look to France and Spain, Korea and Mexico. We have gastropubs and tapas bars, and we've gone from wasabi mashed potatoes to kimchi grits. Years ago...
View Los Angeles Farmers Markets in a larger map Farmers markets have been in Los Angeles for decades, long before the trend took off nationally: The pioneering Santa Monica market celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011. As anyone knows who frequents the dozens of markets all over this city, they're
5. You work at the USDA (or maybe don't anymore): And thus got an internal memo last week, which helpfully pointed out that "one simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the 'Meatless Monday' initiative." (Meatless Mondays is a 2003 non-profit
After a five-year run in Culver City, the eccentric Japanese maid cafe/art gallery Royal/T closed in late July, celebrating its final days with tea ceremonies and pop-ups. "It was successful beyond my imagination," says owner Susan Hancock, who plans to take her brand on the road with pop-ups in New
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes. 73: Wood-Roasted English Peas at Tar & Roses. Andrew Kirchner's Santa Monica restaurant excels at small bites -- which is saying a lot during
The 626 Night Market is making a quicker comeback than expected. Just three months after its inaugural event, the Asian street food market will be back on Saturday, July 28, from 4 to 11:30 p.m. According to event organizers, this next round will once again be held in Pasadena, but
The word from Chick-fil-A headquarters is that Hollywood's first outpost of the Southern chicken sandwich chain is slated for a mid-September grand opening. We'll let you know as soon as we have a confirmed date
We'll be the first to admit that, during the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, we weren't visiting our favorite dumpling house in the SGV and asking the hostess to turn on some synchronized swimming -- but this is London 2012, a culture that, for Americans at least, lends itself more comfortably
If you ask 10 food writers what their least favorite food is, about 8 of them will say "truffle oil." A few weeks ago, Amy Scattergood and I were discussing a theoretical top-10 list of ingredients chefs should never use again, and we decided 1-10 would all just say "truffle
The subtitle to Susan Feniger's Street Food -- Irresistibly Crispy, Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sticky, Sweet Recipes -- could just as well be a Wikipedia entry on the woman who, as we are reminded on the book jacket flap, is behind Street, co-founder of Border Grill, one of the original Food
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes. 74: Sea Urchin Tostada at La Guerrerense. Sure, you can eat Sabina Bandera González's glorious seafood tostadas here in Los Angeles, at the L.A
First things first: Do not panic. Yes, there is a needle in your turkey sandwich. Yes, it is poking out from its little temporary home between the mayo and the lettuce. The needle is sharp. It is there. But do not panic. Do not necessarily leap to the conclusion that
Summer is waning, but when we say this, most people point us to the markets and say, whoa, slow down. Peaches are at their peak, corn is sweet and the melons perfume a whole block. The autumnal equinox is still months away -- Sept. 22 -- and we haven't even
L.A. Eater: A sad farewell to Yujean Kang's Gourmet Chinese in Pasadena. Food GPS: Following up with the progress of Pipe Dream Brewery. Zester Daily: The House of Switzerland venue to cook the Olympics. Grub Street: The opening of Dogtown Coffee in Santa Monica brings us back to the days
Colette Christian, a pastry instructor at the Art Institute of Hollywood (AIH) and formerly of the CSCA/Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, has spent years teaching aspiring pastry chefs how to make a buttery-perfect brioche . But when it comes to teaching, Christian says she prefers a kitchen full of home
For 10 years, Tales of the Cocktail has been doing for cocktail culture what the James Beard Foundation has been doing for food culture: advancing the craft of the drink through education, networking, promotion and a bit of sanctioned mayhem. Each summer the organization throws a massive party in --
When we initially sat down with Adam Richman at the bar of the Four Season's hotel in Beverly Hills, we were hoping to get a top five list of best sandwiches in L.A. It made sense since he was in town plugging his new show, Best Sandwich in America on
In the wake of the massive Trader Joe's salad recall comes a new government report that says the U.S. is falling short of its goals to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks, Bloomberg reports. According to preliminary Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data for 2011, the foodborne pathogens Salmonella, Listeria and
From our 2012 Restaurant Issue, celebrating everything pizza in L.A. On a Wednesday evening, 10 students sit along the counter at the Scuola di Pizza, the, yes, "School of Pizza" at L.A.'s premier pizza joint, Mozza. I'd like to say we're a varied lot, but that wouldn't be true --
It's a slight paradox for a vegetarian, this menu at Mezze. On the one hand, it's an extremely vegetarian-friendly menu. On the other, the things vegetarians usually count as tried-and-true safe zones are, at Mezze, decidedly not. The tabbouleh has bacon in it. The falafel comes over a stew of
It's July at Los Angeles farmers markets, which means some pretty spectacular tomatoes and stone fruit and citrus, plus eggplant and artichokes and lettuces and, well, we could go on. On Wednesday afternoons for the last few weeks, the Altadena farmers market has been in full swing, making it well
Hooray! Top Chef Masters is back! You know, that souped-up version of the old Bravo staple in which we get to watch alreadyfamous chefs duke it out in the kitchen, not for money (as all their winnings go to charity) but for the prestige of being crowned truly the best
Have you ever turned on the television or the radio or spent the morning trolling the web and wondered who the hell is deciding the programming? Of the political scene maybe, or the Olympics. Why are you watching an interview with Michael Phelps and not something else? Why are you
LONDON -- Game on for eating well during the Olympics, which begins today, July 27, and run through Aug. 12. Already one of the best dining cities in the world, London has been spiffed mightily up for the Olympic Games. Billions have been spent on new athletic venues; streets have
Nearly three tons of prepared barbecue chicken salads sold at Trader Joe's have been recalled, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The recall comes after the announcement of possible Listeria contamination at Oxnard-based Gills Onions, Trader Joe's onion supplier, Medical Daily reports. (Bet you
Despite what those freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches from the museum gift shop might lead you to believe, designing astronaut food is a lot more complex than it might appear. Nobody understands this better than the NASA food scientists who are currently planning a menu for the prospective 3-year mission to
Laurence Segal of Westside Sharpening & Cutlery Center has precisely the personality you need in a go-to knife guy. He's intensely opinionated about your blade choice ("Only stainless, never, ever carbon steel") and satisfaction-guaranteed confident ("Yeah, some people think they can sharpen knives, but just wait until you try your
Los Angeles Taco Festival Enjoy some of Boyle Heights' and East L.A.'s best tacos, from birria to carne asada to shrimp, as well as live mariachi music, arts and crafts at this new outdoor event. Proceeds go to support Jovenes Inc., a nonprofit that provides housing for homeless youth. WHAT:
This year marks the fourth annual Summer of Riesling in the United States, a hostage program established in 2008 by "Acid Overlord" Paul Grieco of the restaurant Terroir in New York, in which white wine by-the-glass programs are hijacked by what most sommeliers and wine professionals think of as the
One of the great friendships of my life began at a food writing conference. For the entertainment following a luncheon, the organizers had brought in a gospel choir, and the mainly middle-aged, mainly pasty lot of us were up on our feet, clapping and dancing to the music. The guy
Elias Fernandez has been the winemaker at Shafer Vineyards in Napa for 28 years -- a lifetime in winemaking terms. While some winemakers hop from winery to winery over their careers, Fernandez says he prefers "the community, the quality" of working for the same vineyard that snatched him fresh out
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "Of course there's never a reason to eat a doughnut. No amount of self-delusion will allow you to believe that fruit filling is a dose of vitamins for the day. " 10 Best Doughnuts in Los
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's
This week, Mezze is the subject of my review. While I hope you'll take the time to read the full review, I offer this Mezze-review-for-dummies blog post. Food: Middle Eastern-influenced New American, with a focus on small plates, but also a few fantastic entrees and a selection of flatbreads. From
Cafecito Orgánico, the coffee shop and roastery that began life as a farmers market stall and once operated out of a back room of Mama's Hot Tamales near MacArthur Park, is expanding. Not like a little expansion, but the kind of proliferation that makes you think everybody just needs access
On these hot, muggy nights when your ambient kitchen temperature rivals that of your oven, we highly recommend whipping up a batch of ice cream for dinner (protein, calcium, fiber if you add fruit). It's also the perfect excuse to settle in with a fantastic, photography-driven food book like Take
Is there a more enjoyable way to support KCRW than eating some pie? This Thursday, August 2, Huckleberry in Santa Monica will be teaming up with "Good Food" host Evan Kleiman to serve a family-style, three-course menu created by chef and co-owner Zoe Nathan. The spread includes an a pre-dinner
By now you're fully ensconced in the full-on drama of the Games of the XXX Olympiad, a global event featuring feats of human skill so thrilling that you're likely to have to endure a few marathon sessions yourself -- in front of the telly, that is, unspooling TiVo recordings hour
It's very old news that theater derives from traditions of storytelling. More recent news, but still old enough, is that the insights in the theater often bubble out from what's unspoken — body language, situations that characters land in, even a stone-faced response by one character to another. You'd think...
"It's almost like an exquisite corpse," sculptor Ruby Neri says of a figure in her current show at David Kordansky Gallery, referring to the art and writing exercise of creating one part of a work and then passing it on to someone else to add to it, and again and
It's Saturday afternoon and nearly 1,000 people are at the Torrance Marriott South Bay celebrating a cartoon that was canceled 10 years ago. Fans of Invader ZIM, the short-lived, sci-fi animated series from famed comic book creator Jhonen Vasquez (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee), have traveled from Rhode Island, Texas,
See also: *Marina Abramovic Speaks Out About the MOCA Gala *Dennis Hopper at MOCA: Double Trouble *Mike D of the Beastie Boys on Curating His New Show at MOCA *Street Art at MOCA The crisis at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, which exploded with the June 27 ouster of
"I consider myself a survival artist," said Matjames Metson as he explained "Method Attic," his new assemblage art show, "because I'm looking for any kind of material I can use to make something work, whether it's salvaged or refurbished. ... And one of my main materials is the past itself."
To understand the new exhibition of tween-influenced art Alex Gartenfeld curated at West Hollywood's OHWOW gallery, it's best to rewind half a century. Billie Jo Spears, a tame Texas country singer, was 13 in 1950. That year, she cut her first single, "Too Old for Toys, Too Young for Boys,"
For every 30-year-old who still hasn't figured out what they're going to be when they grow up, there's a 15-year-old who already knows exactly who they are and what they want to be doing, drumming their fingers as they wait for the adults in charge to just get out of
You can walk in and ask for a "Del Fargo" burrito at this Wells Fargo branch in Van Nuys but, sadly, you probably aren't gonna get one. Built in 2007 where a Mobil gas station used to sit at the corner of Victory and Sepulveda Boulevards, this fairly new, ketchup
Emily Morse and Amy Laurent, two of the three stars of Bravo reality show Miss Advised, are settling in for lunch at Tart, near the Grove. Julia Allison, the local girl and most famous of the trio, is late. "She's fucking her boyfriend," Laurent quips, and Morse smacks her with
In terms of looks, charisma and talent, Rashida Jones should have been a star a long time ago. But in terms of what she's ready to offer Hollywood (and what Hollywood finally might be ready to let her accomplish), her belated ascent seems well-timed. Bittersweet breakup comedy Celeste and Jesse
Last night I told Cheryl Strayed that I wanted to curl up in her lap and talk about life. What I meant was that I am a fan of her writing. I had planned to enter the interview with a posture of professionalism, but very early on it became evident
See also: *Dick Figures, a Hit YouTube Series That References Memes, Video Games and Skrillex *L.A. Weekly's YouTube Issue It's been a whirlwind few months for Ed Skudder and Zack Keller, creators of the popular animated web series Dick Figures. When we first met, they were at the Los Angeles
This week's list includes a flute concert inside a video art installation, a carefully planned twenty-minute argument, and an exhibition that's like a film set. 5. Crash site abstraction Owen Kydd's video Composition Warner Studio shows a black plastic garbage bag crinkling and billowing in front of a white screen
Our weekly list of special movie events to check out in L.A.: Thursday, Aug. 2 If you liked writer-director-star Julie Delpy's 2 Days in Paris but thought it was sorely lacking in the Chris Rock category and/or set on the wrong continent, USC's sneak preview of 2 Days in New
This week's to-do list of movies to see around town includes 'nam, wax and bowling. Check them out: Thursday, July 26 7. Di di mau! The Deer Hunter, not just the best Vietnam movie but one of the best movies period, plays the Aero at 7:30. 6. Two free sneak
See also: *Scott Aukerman Asks: Can an Intelligent Person Can Like Phish? *10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2012 While most fans know Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! from his loopily inspired weekly podcast or aggressively absurd IFC faux-talk show, the franchise formerly known as Comedy Death Ray actually got
Earlier this month the L.A. Weekly broke a troubling story that starkly illustrates the growing chasm between the haves and the have-nots in today's society. The article brought to light the callous actions of Ronnie Teasdale, owner of L.A.'s Crossfit Mean Streets gym, who plastered his gym's Facebook page with
Radar L.A., the festival of local and Pacific Rim performance troupes that performed last summer, has secured the funding to return to Los Angeles in September 2013. This was confirmed by Olga Garay, executive director of L.A. City's Department of Cultural Affairs, and Diane Rodriguez, director of New Play Development
Fountains can be found almost everywhere in downtown Los Angeles. The Department of Water and Power fortress has a sizable moat with eight sparkling, backlit blasts. The pool in front of the Central Library has a lizard skeleton coming up for air. Even the Bunker Hill steps have a trickle
In the early 1980's, Mike Cockrill and his collaborator Judge Hughes came up with the quintessential NSFW comic named The White Papers. The 128-page black and white book in the form of a wordless graphic novel, meaning it was one big volume as opposed to an ongoing series, went on
The only thing constant in life is that buying condoms is always an awkward experience. In the beginning of one's sexual adolescence it starts out as a downright embarrassing process and only becomes less so with age. Maybe it's because we often don't even call them by their real names,
Bleicher Gallery in Los Angeles is playing host to a naughty exhibit named 21st Century Sex. The show plays with the idea of what intercourse will be like throughout the rest of the 00s in playful and theoretical ways. And while some may argue that a handful of work on
By now, everyone's heard about Frank Ocean. In case by some small chance you haven't, here's a recap. The singer is a member of Los Angeles alternative hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, better known as OFWGKTA or simply Odd Future. Ocean is the soulful crooner of
In countries around the world, police are in the habit of confiscating condoms from suspected prostitutes. These condoms are then used as evidence in criminal cases. This happens in places such as Russia, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. You might be surprised -- though, really, you shouldn't be --
In case some of you weren't aware, there's some sort of sporting event going on in London and word on the worldwide street is that it's a pretty big deal. It's that time every four years when some of the fittest and most talented men and women in the world
Kevin Llewellyn's paintings of female fetish models doing things like sticking paper leaves in their pussies would generally be considered pretty dark by the average person. However, to edgy celebrities like Nikki Sixx and Dennis Rodman, it's nothing too out of the ordinary. I mean, Rodman got married to Carmen
A recent study conducted at the University of Granada (random?) asked 2,250 Spanish hetero men and women about their sexual fantasies and found that, regardless of "Fifty Shades" obsession, women's intimate desires included more than their fair share of domination scenarios. And guys were more than happy to imagine swapping