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  • Mar 14-20, 2013
  • Vol. 35, No. 17
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  • Beverly Hills Sexual Attacker Sought (VIDEO)
  • Beverly Hills Sexual Attacker Sought (VIDEO)

    A rare sexual assault right out in the open was reported in Beverly Hills, and police in the 90210 want your help to track down a suspected predator. Cops say the creep in question asked a victim for help in removing an item from a high shelf at the Pavillions...
  • Porn Sees First Allegation Of Condom Violation In L.A. County
  • Porn Sees First Allegation Of Condom Violation In L.A. County

    Updated at the bottom with the industry's response. First posted at 5:34 p.m. on Monday. A porn production company has been targeted under L.A. county's mandatory condom law for the first time. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation today announced that it has filed a complaint against Immoral Productions for allegedly filming...
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  • Xinhai Huang, USC Honor's Student, Killed In Car Crash
  • Xinhai Huang, USC Honor's Student, Killed In Car Crash

    Updated at the bottom with a suspect targeted for arrest. First posted at 8:03 a.m. Monday. A USC honor's student was killed in a two-car crash on St. Patrick's Day. Police said 22-year-old Xinhai Huangel was killed in a 2:55 a.m crash about five miles southwest of campus in South...
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  • 'Every Lane Is A Bike Lane'
  • 'Every Lane Is A Bike Lane'

    Did you know that bicyclists are entitled to a whole traffic lane, all to themselves? Yes. In an effort to make L.A. urban traffic slow down even more, Metro, the folks behind the bus and the subway, remind you that bicyclists have the same right to hold up traffic as...
  • MOCA Says No To LACMA Takeover
  • MOCA Says No To LACMA Takeover

    Updated at the bottom: MOCA says no. First posted at 5:25 p.m on March 7. Headline has changed. The L.A. County Museum of Art is proposing to takeover the struggling Museum of Contemporary Art downtown. LACMA CEO Michael Govan confirmed the proposal in a statement today. He calls it a...
  • UCLA Ranks High In Latest 'Best Graduate Schools' List
  • UCLA Ranks High In Latest 'Best Graduate Schools' List

    UCLA has been on a roll when it comes to outsize rankings for what is, essentially, a big, urban state college. After scoring a top-10 position in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings earlier this month the university is boasting that many of its graduate programs have made the...

Calendar

  • Mommune
  • Mommune

    Dorothy Fortenberry's world premiere, Mommune, spirits us to a not-too-distant future where women get national maternity leave and unfit mothers sidestep prison with sentences at minimum-security re-education centers. Chalk Repertory Company's site-specific approach transforms a contemporary kids learning center into one of these cheery gulags and audience members into "pre-parents,"...
  • They Act! They Sing!
  • They Act! They Sing!

    Occasionally, great combinations appear seemingly out of nowhere -- like peanut butter and banana, or pineapple juice and fellatio. To wit! Nancy and Beth is the latest laugh-lorn lovechild of actresses Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt (Californication), who met while filming in Austin, Texas, opened their mouths and just couldn't...
  • Staring contest
  • Staring contest

    Will Benedict's painting Yellow Fever shows two yellow-tinted figures sitting at a shiny table staring each other down. One has her hand on the lid of a small, closed pot, and a black and white abstraction hangs between them in the background. In 1 800 Bad Drug, the same two...
  • A Three-Stage Comedy Circus
  • A Three-Stage Comedy Circus

    Every year, Hollywood's iO West hosts the L.A. Improv Festival, which has brought out such heavyweights as Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Drew Carey, Joel McHale, Jeffrey Tambor, Thomas Lennon and Bob Odenkirk to entertain and help neophytes improve their improv skills. This weekend, the theater organizes its first L.A. Scripted...
  • The Trouble With Words
  • The Trouble With Words

    Composer and musical director Gregory Nabours' 90-minute musical is smart, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, with 18 appealing songs (five of them new for this production). Presented as the opening number, the title tune is catchy enough to hook you in immediately. The attractive and searingly talented cast of six --...
  • Oh Andrew (Yes Andrew)
  • Oh Andrew (Yes Andrew)

    Rock & roll has produced plenty of fascinating behind-the-scenes characters -- Sam Phillips, Kim Fowley, Jack Nitzsche, Huey P. Meaux -- but Andrew Loog Oldham certainly rates as one of the gaudiest and most audacious of 'em all. With his newly minted memoir, Stone Free, Oldham re-examines his life as...
  • The Road to Bali
  • The Road to Bali

    Celebrating the beauty, art and culture of Indonesia -- or Indo'nesia, as we like to call it on this St. Patrick's Day -- is the Free Family Festival, which dovetails nicely with the Pacific Asia Museum's exhibition "Marking Transitions: Ceremonial Art in Indonesia." A nation that's made up of more...
  • Unscreened
  • Unscreened

    Four writers are represented in this evening of short plays: In Laura & Sebastian, written and directed by Daria Polatin, Sebastian (Joshua Leonard), in an effort to prove he can be spontaneous, takes Laura (Brooke Bloom), whom he has just met, to his family's cabin in the woods -- but...
  • High-tech domesticity
  • High-tech domesticity

    T. Kelly Mason's Typology of Glasses shows a line of casual-looking glassware painted against a baby blue background. The painting is inside a lightbox, backlit by gels and covered with glass. Above that glass, Mason has outlined his glassware in marker, so that the drawing begins to seem almost dimensional...
  • Blood on the Dance Floor
  • Blood on the Dance Floor

    Choreographer-filmmaker Wim Vandekeybus was not the first to explore dance as extreme sport or use his dancers' bodies as emotional and physical battlefields. But in 1987, his What the Body Does Not Remember for the Belgium-based Ultima Vez kicked those concepts up so many notches it was dubbed "Eurocrash." A...
  • The Killer in You
  • The Killer in You

    Evan Wright is a journalist (and former L.A. Weekly contributor) who has covered CIA hitmen, neo-Nazis and Internet con artists. His widely praised Generation Kill details his experience with the "killer elite" during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. David McConnell is a novelist whose first nonfiction book, American Honor...

Film

Music

  • How Easy Is It to Bang at SXSW?

    Courtesy of Bang With FriendsThe banned posters. What could SXSW have possibly had a problem with?By Kiernan Maletsky "All the single dudes put up your phone. Now all the single ladies put up your phone. Turn to the nearest person with a phone up. Now type in your phone number...
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  • The Best of SXSW

    Marco TorresBest Hat of SXSW 2013 This year, our sister papers the Dallas Observer and Houston Press teamed up to document the SXSW madness for you amusement and/or edification. Here are the 12 best shows and moments they saw. 12. Not In The Face: Not In The Face closed out...
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  • The Worst of SXSW
  • The Worst of SXSW

    Photos by Marco TorresSomebody somewhere really did not want us to see Smashing Pumpkins at SXSW.Security and Cops Gettin' Wild: Look, I get it. Every drunken dickhead in town "knows someone" or thinks he has pull at the door, but that doesn't mean the hammer goes down on everyone. I...
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  • The Five Greatest Showmen in EDM
  • The Five Greatest Showmen in EDM

    This week's cover story on Steve Aoki attributes much of his rise to the EDM shift from wallflower DJs to over-the-top showmen. World's Douchiest DJs: The Top Five Aoki is not the only DJ to elevate the dance floor from the collective trance of rave's past to the kind of...
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  • 75 St. Paddy's Day Leprechauns at Ultra 2013

    By Liz Tracy If the colorful and magical land of Ultra Music Festival sits at the end of the rainbow, then perhaps the music is the gold, and the ravers? They're leprechauns. At least they were yesterday when the fest coincided with the second most costumey of holidays. And if...
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  • The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Week
  • The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Week

    Monday, March 18 The Specials CLUB NOKIA Even though The Specials instigated the massively popular ska revival of the early '80s, they're far from a typical ska band. Whereas many modern groups are happy to employ ska's peppy, jerky rhythms merely for escapist dance fare, the English band preferred to...
  • The Biggest Sellouts at SXSW

    Marco TorresSXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. In honor of the world's most bloated city this week, we present the five biggest sellouts at SXSW. 1. Best Coast Psh, I remember when you were all cool and tweeting as your cat...

Restaurants

  • Help Wanted: A Cocktail and Wine Writer
  • Help Wanted: A Cocktail and Wine Writer

    Do you love to explore the cocktail, spirits and wine scene in Los Angeles? Do you love to talk to your bartender about not just your messy private life, but about obscure spirits, current trends, secret recipes and how exactly he made that illegal still he's got in his Echo...

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