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  • 5 Takeaways from the Dodgers' Season-Opening Series
  • 5 Takeaways from the Dodgers' Season-Opening Series

    That was just so Dodgers. From the pomp, circumstance and exhilaration of Opening Day to the shoulder dropping, ground ball dropping of back-to-back losses to the rival San Francisco Giants. Here are five takeaways from the Dodgers' first three games: 5. The team is going to have its struggles with...
  • Los Angeles Traffic Sucks The Worst (Again)
  • Los Angeles Traffic Sucks The Worst (Again)

    From the Department of Tell Us Something We Don't Already Know we bring you Tom Tom's latest "congestion index" data. This particular breaking news involves the GPS company's round-up of North American cities with the absolute worst traffic at the end of 2012. And you know who the wiener is:...
  • Sexy Import Models Get New Reality Show (PHOTOS)
  • Sexy Import Models Get New Reality Show (PHOTOS)

    So, you've enjoyed the so-called Asian American Jersey Shore, K-Town, but say to yourself, Too much beef, not enough cheek? Well, the producers of K-Town have just what you ordered: Roll Models, a show about so-called import models. What are import models, you ask?...
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  • Jenna Jameson Arrested But Blames Victim In Alleged Crime
  • Jenna Jameson Arrested But Blames Victim In Alleged Crime

    Who says porn stars aren't stable, productive members of society? Jenna Jameson told her rags-to-riches story in her autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, and emphasized her triumph over porn as a performer-turned-successful-businesswoman. But ... she has experienced some turbulence lately:...
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Calendar

  • Three Men and a Giant Robot
  • Three Men and a Giant Robot

    Giant Robot's GR2 Gallery is a beloved staple of avant-garde cartoon culture in L.A., combining art, publications and events into a sort of vortex where retro-futuristic, plastic and nostalgic, Asian-influenced and expressively fine-art smart sets of visual culture meet and mesh. Its latest exhibition is "Facial Recognition," in which three...
  • Bouncing Off the Walls
  • Bouncing Off the Walls

    The monthlong Trisha Brown Retrospective Project crests this weekend with two different performances at UCLA’s Royce Hall, plus outdoor ones at UCLA, the Hammer Museum and the Getty Center. As part of the 1960s post-modern dance movement centered at New York’s Judson Church, Brown enjoyed a 50-year career as a...
  • The Ballad of Nellie Oleson
  • The Ballad of Nellie Oleson

    Remember last year's Are You There God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter, the musical spoof that used Judy Blume's '70s coming-of-age book set to the Carpenters' music? Writer-director Dane Whitlock has done it again, this time integrating the decade's classic TV series Little House on the Prairie with top karaoke tunes...
  • Fighting Words
  • Fighting Words

    Fight Club is so passe; these days, even word lovers hold clandestine get-togethers for the sake of a good (literary) fight. Celebrating a year going strong, Write Club Los Angeles tonight hosts another unique showdown where brave souls put their writing chops to the test. Two writers get two different...
  • How to Win Friends and Piss Away an Acting Career
  • How to Win Friends and Piss Away an Acting Career

    Tough-guy character actor Tom Sizemore's mind-boggling devotion to the fine art of self-destruction has long been legendary. With his new tell-all memoir, By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, Sizemore details his life as a meth-head so resolute that in 2006 alone he managed, while living in a...
  • On the cover of Time twice
  • On the cover of Time twice

    In "Made in Space," curated by Laura Owens and Peter Harkawik at Night Gallery, Jedediah Caesar's bricks of resin run along the floor near where the wall meets it. Mungo Thompson's two mirrors, which have Time magazine's logo at the top and its classic red border along the edges, hang...
  • Remembrance
  • Remembrance

    There's a memorably tender moment, in this production of Graham Reid's 1984 Irish play, when two widowed seniors, Bert (Mik Scriba), a Protestant, and Theresa (Diana Angelina), a Catholic, kiss for the first time. The two always meet in a cemetery, where they regularly tend the graves of their respective...
  • It’s the Pictures That Got Small
  • It’s the Pictures That Got Small

    We're pleased to hear that a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign ensured that Cinefamily will have the digital projection equipment to comply with the latest arm-twisting from the big Hollywood studios. But the theater still celebrates the ephemeral with its monthly "Lost & Found Film Club" series, which showcases its impressive...
  • Marilyn: My Secret
  • Marilyn: My Secret

    Though iconic Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe's story has been examined and re-examined from almost every possible angle over the years, Marilyn: My Secret, Odalys Nanin and Willard Manus' take, treads ground yet unworn as it explores the star's bisexuality and lesbian affairs. Just after her death in 1962, a robed...

Film

Music

  • Coachella Set Times Released
  • Coachella Set Times Released

    The set times for Coachella were just released. In case you missed it, here's the full line-up, and here's our Coachella coverage so far. We leave for the desert tomorrow, so expect full coverage of both weekends! Saturday and Sunday below...
  • Dave Navarro Made Me Cry
  • Dave Navarro Made Me Cry

    7:47 p.m.: I'm standing in the lobby of guitarist Dave Navarro's high-rise loft building in Hollywood. I'm tall and wearing heels, so I'm wondering if I'll tower over him, since he's 5'9". The man at the reception desk asks me if I'm waiting for anyone. I tell him. He looks...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Coachella
  • Everything You Need to Know About Coachella

    Not sure if you've heard but Coachella -- yes, the Coachella -- starts Friday. And, because we love you with a deep abiding passion, West Coast Sound is sending a team of reporters and photographers out to the desert to cover the thing from top to bottom. Together with the...
  • Dawes Is a Modern Band, Up to a Point
  • Dawes Is a Modern Band, Up to a Point

    "We're still a small band," Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith insists. "We've still got a long way to go before we are, like, 'This is a secure position for us.' " He's sitting outside the tiny Sqirl cafe on the seedy border between Silver Lake and East Hollywood, hunched over a wooden...

Restaurants

  • What Does Climate Change Mean For CA's Wine Industry?
  • What Does Climate Change Mean For CA's Wine Industry?

    A new study out this week looks at the wine industry through the lens of climate change. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that many of the current wine producing regions in the world will be less suitable for wine production,...
  • 10 Million Pounds of Frozen Snacks Recalled
  • 10 Million Pounds of Frozen Snacks Recalled

    Ten million pounds of frozen pizza and other snacks have been recalled due to contamination with a rare strain of E. coli, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Buffalo, N.Y.-based Rich Products Corp. is recalling all items produced by at its Waycross, Ga. plant with "Best By" dates ranging...
  • 10 Best Eats on Third Street: Neighborhood Grub Crawl
  • 10 Best Eats on Third Street: Neighborhood Grub Crawl

    In a city where nobody walks, here's a street that imminently walkable. While our low stucco architecture bears no resemblance to the brownstones of New York City, Third Street -- between La Cienega and Fairfax -- has become a Manhattan-esque mish-mash of bars, restaurants, cafes, dry cleaners, boutiques, and exercise...
  • 10 Best Soup Dumplings In Los Angeles
  • 10 Best Soup Dumplings In Los Angeles

    When it comes to soup dumplings in Los Angeles, many opt to flock over to Din Tai Fung over in Arcadia. Hundreds of people make the pilgrimage from the Westside to the Far East just for their holy grail menu item: the xiaolongbao 小籠包 (XLB), which when translated literally, means...

Theater

Arts

  • 5 Awesome Free Things To Do in L.A. This Week
  • 5 Awesome Free Things To Do in L.A. This Week

    5. Campfire Songs Outside time is always the right time when you live in L.A. We have beyond-compare bragging rights when it comes to temperateness, so why not celebrate our luck during what is elsewhere the harshest of all seasons, winter, by gathering in Vista Hermosa Park for two family-oriented...
  • <em>L.A. Weekly</em> Theater Awards 2013: The Winners
  • L.A. Weekly Theater Awards 2013: The Winners

    ​L.A. Weekly's 34th annual theater awards, honoring the best work on L.A.'s small stages from 2012, took place tonight at the Avalon in Hollywood.Sacred Fools' Buster Keaton bio-play Stoneface won Production of the Year while Celebration Theatre's  The Color Purple won Musical of the Year.Here's the full list of nominations, with the winners in bold:...
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  • A New Los Feliz Mall for People Obsessed With Vintage
  • A New Los Feliz Mall for People Obsessed With Vintage

    See also: *10 Best Vintage and Second-Hand Boutiques in L.A. *10 L.A. Art Spaces That Change Our Idea of What an Art Space Is Over a few speakers in a Los Feliz store, a rockabilly tune plays loudly. To most Angelenos listening to the radio today, the song probably sounds...
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  • 10 Best Women's Shoe Stores in Los Angeles
  • 10 Best Women's Shoe Stores in Los Angeles

    Whether you're indulging your inner Carrie Bradshaw's need for Manolo Blahnik or looking for your sneaker holy grail, Los Angeles has a shoe store for you. Here's a rundown of where to find the pumps, loafers, trainers, wedges, slingbacks, flats and everything in between to satisfy anyone's retifism. See also:...

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