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  • 50 Things That Make Us Thankful to Live in L.A.
  • 50 Things That Make Us Thankful to Live in L.A.

    OK, we'll admit it: We Angelenos like to complain. The traffic! The housing costs! The surly neighborhoods! Oh, and did we mention the traffic? But once a year, it's time to drop our critical pose. For everything that can make life in L.A. maddening, the truth is that we love...
  • Porn Production Goes Down in L.A. Following Mandatory Condom Rule
  • Porn Production Goes Down in L.A. Following Mandatory Condom Rule

    The porn industry in the smut capital of America, Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, is going limp. See also: Porn Defends the Money Shot. So says the adult-business trade group Free Speech Coalition, which cites plummeting film permit numbers in a statement this week and blames L.A. County's mandatory condom...
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  • Will L.A. Gay Pride Change With (Sort Of) New Leadership?
  • Will L.A. Gay Pride Change With (Sort Of) New Leadership?

    Will L.A. Pride, the gay pride event that's held in West Hollywood every year, really change? That's the big question now that Christopher Street West President Rodney Scott has stepped down and been replaced by two CSW board members, Patti DiLuigi and Steve Ganzell. Christopher Street West produces L.A. Pride...
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  • Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Father Murdered in Silver Lake
  • Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Father Murdered in Silver Lake

    See more reaction from notables and neighbors at the bottom. Mayor Eric Garcetti said an "aggressive investigation" was under way after the father of California Assemblyman Mike Gatto was found murdered at his Silver Lake home last night. Seventy-eight-year-old Joseph Gatto was found dead in his home in the 2800...
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  • <em>GQ</em> Venice Event Inspires Anti-Gentrification Protest
  • GQ Venice Event Inspires Anti-Gentrification Protest

    In the 1988 film Colors, a chase scene ends when a gangster crashes through the window of an upscale restaurant at North Venice Boulevard and Pacific Avenue. See also: Los Angeles' Douchiest Neighborhoods. Since at least then, and perhaps even dating back to the community's 1905 birth, Venice locals have...
  • LAPD Zombie Video Warns Hipsters to Hide Valuables
  • LAPD Zombie Video Warns Hipsters to Hide Valuables

    The LAPD continues to claim historic lows in reported crime throughout Los Angeles, but there's at least one exception: See also: Hipster Burglary Spree in Echo Park, Silver Lake. Property crime in the department's Northeast Division area, which covers such young and fashionable communities as Silver Lake, Atwater Village and...
  • Mega-Erupting Sidewalk Endangers Westchester Walkers
  • Mega-Erupting Sidewalk Endangers Westchester Walkers

    A plan to improve four blocks in Westchester -- hailed by former L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl and Congresswoman Maxine Waters as they posed at its "groundbreaking" last March -- has completely stalled, leaving severely buckled sidewalks that a gymnast might have trouble safely negotiating. Rosendahl and Waters praised the...
  • Robert Bandler Shot by LAPD in Bel Air
  • Robert Bandler Shot by LAPD in Bel Air

    The man shot by cops in a rare and shocking confrontation in tony Bel Air was identified last night as 75-year-old Robert Joseph Bandler, a coroner's official told the Weekly. Police said the man was armed with a shotgun when cops opened fire outside his home just up the hill...
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  • Gerardo Hernandez, TSA Agent Shot at LAX, Died Quickly
  • Gerardo Hernandez, TSA Agent Shot at LAX, Died Quickly

    It was suggested in a recent report that fallen TSA agent Gerardo Hernadez was left lying on the ground for 33 minutes before he was taken to nearby paramedics after the LAX shooting Nov. 1. See also: Did TSA Agent Lie Bleeding For 33 Minutes After LAX Shooting? The Los...
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  • LAPD Releases Sketch of Man Possibly Linked to Gatto Murder
  • LAPD Releases Sketch of Man Possibly Linked to Gatto Murder

    Homicide detectives today asked the public to be on the lookout for a suspect they believe might be linked to the shocking Silver Lake murder of Joseph Gatto, the father of local state Assemblyman Mike Gatto. See also: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Father Murdered in Silver Lake. A detective told LA...
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  • LAX Shooting Suspect Paul Ciancia Released From Hospital
  • LAX Shooting Suspect Paul Ciancia Released From Hospital

    LAX shooting suspect Paul Ciancia was released from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center yesterday, UCLA officials said today in a statement. See also: Did TSA Agent Lie Bleeding for 33 Minutes After LAX Shooting? The U.S. Attorney's Office added that Ciancia, charged with murder of a federal agent, was "released...
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  • Uber Launches Paypal Payment For Rides
  • Uber Launches Paypal Payment For Rides

    Ride sharing app Uber this week announced that not only can you pay for your trip with the usual app-linked credit card, but you can also now use PayPal. See also: Ride-Sharing Apps Fight Back. The announcement nearly broke the Internet. People really went wild. And so we started to...
  • The Top 50 Up-and-Comers of L.A. Tech, Per SoCal Tech Site
  • The Top 50 Up-and-Comers of L.A. Tech, Per SoCal Tech Site

    L.A. is starting to take itself seriously as a hub for tech innovation. Seems a day doesn't go by that we don't get pitched on some new sharing-economy concept or celebrity-stalking app.So Silicon Beach is here to stay. But with all the chatter out there, it can be hard to tell...
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  • Missing McStay Family Positively Linked to Desert Grave Site
  • Missing McStay Family Positively Linked to Desert Grave Site

    The grisly discovery of the remains of four people in shallow graves in the desert of Victorville was today officially tied to a missing San Diego family. See also: Skeletons Belonging to 4 Unearthed From SoCal Desert Graves. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department stated this afternoon that skeletal remains...
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  • How L.A. Is Helping Victims of the Philippine Typhoon
  • How L.A. Is Helping Victims of the Philippine Typhoon

    L.A. is rallying this week to help millions affected by the record-setting forces of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center near Beverly Hills, about one in five workers is of Filipino descent, and the hospital has matched employees' fundraising to total more than $50,000 so far, a...
  • Did TSA Agent Lie Bleeding For 33 Minutes After LAX Shooting?
  • Did TSA Agent Lie Bleeding For 33 Minutes After LAX Shooting?

    A rare joint statement from the LAPD, FBI, Los Angeles World Airports, L.A. Fire Department and the Transportation Security Administration suggested that it was too early to come to conclusions about what happened at LAX Nov. 1 when a shooter went on a rampage that killed a TSA agent. See...
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Calendar

  • Moon travel
  • Moon travel

    Artist Michelle Stuart did small renderings of lunar surfaces in the 1960s and '70s, their intimate scale in contrast to the bigness of the space-travel efforts then under way. A few of Stuart's drawings are included in a small, smart show at Various Small Fire, "Life: On the Moon," in...

Film

Music

  • The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Weekend
  • The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Weekend

    Don't forget to check our constantly-updated Los Angeles Concert Calendar Friday, November 15 Beats Antique THE FONDA THEATRE There's a lot going on during Beats Antique's live shows, but the single most important element might be dancer Zoe Jakes' hips, which have become a staple of the band's exotic live...
  • Fanatics! Notes From Chilly Toronto
  • Fanatics! Notes From Chilly Toronto

    RADIO BROADCAST #242 11-17-13 See also: Henry Rollins: Empowerment Through Libraries Fanatics! It is cold here in Toronto. I hit the street and the wind stings immediately. Our second track of the evening is perfect for my present location. Two new additions to our ever growing arsenal tonight, Satellite Sky...
  • Here's Where L.A. Rap Legends Are Buried
  • Here's Where L.A. Rap Legends Are Buried

    Los Angeles cemeteries tend to be sprawling; their populations can rival small towns and are difficult to navigate. It's especially hard to find famous rappers' graves -- just ask our reporter who tried to find Eazy-E. Also, there aren't a lot of them here. Both Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur...
  • When Your Drummer Wants To Be Your Singer
  • When Your Drummer Wants To Be Your Singer

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to...
  • Chvrches - The Wiltern - 11/18/13
  • Chvrches - The Wiltern - 11/18/13

    Chvrches The Wiltern 11/18/13 One wishes there were more strong, quirky, beguiling female front-women on the current musical landscape. To get noticed these days, it seems, the options are strip like Miley or whip up an aggressive dance frenzy like M.I.A. or Lady Gaga. Lauren Mayberry, the petite crooner who...
  • Premiere: Gliss' New Track "Drool"
  • Premiere: Gliss' New Track "Drool"

    Denmark shoegaze duo Gliss have been doing their thing in L.A. for the better part of a decade. They gained notoriety after being championed by Billy Corgan, and supporting the Smashing Pumpkins on tour. Their deluxe edition of their latest album Langsom Dans -- originally released earlier in the year...
  • How I Learned to Stop Hating Myself and Love the Bottle Rockets
  • How I Learned to Stop Hating Myself and Love the Bottle Rockets

    I started at tony St. Louis liberal arts college Washington University in 1995, fresh from an upper-middle class St. Paul, Minnesota upbringing where I'd spun alt-country like The Jayhawks. But I had no idea this anachronistic, melancholy music would soundtrack my formative years -- when I lost my virginity, found...
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Restaurants

  • Celebrate Thanksgivukkah With a Latke Turkey Dog at Dog Haus
  • Celebrate Thanksgivukkah With a Latke Turkey Dog at Dog Haus

    There may be a few different words in that headline that you don't understand -- at least when combined together. Latke turkey dog? Thankgivukkah?! So, first, a quick primer on the latter. Thanksgivukkah is a screwball name given to this year's exceedingly rare cultural holiday mash-up, where the annual Gregorian...
  • 11 McDonald's Menu Hacks That Will Change Your Life
  • 11 McDonald's Menu Hacks That Will Change Your Life

    Saturday, Nov. 16 was "National Fast Food Day," which might have been confusing if you live in America, where every day seems to be fast food day. Nevertheless, we thought it was important to mark the occasion of this day -- and every day, really -- not with cards, gifts,...
  • Cue the 'Cue: L.A.'s Barbecue Moment Is Finally Here
  • Cue the 'Cue: L.A.'s Barbecue Moment Is Finally Here

    "Barbecue has always been here," says Neil Strawder, who owns both the smokers and the nickname behind Bigmista's Barbecue, one of Los Angeles' best-known purveyors of low-and-slow-cooked 'cue. "But a lot of people haven't been willing to go to where the barbecue was." Strawder is standing inside Bigmista's pop-up tent...
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  • Now Open: Crossroads West at the Autry Museum
  • Now Open: Crossroads West at the Autry Museum

    How many establishments named Crossroads can one city have? At least one more, it turns out. Apart from the chain of popular resale fashion stores, the vegan restaurant on Melrose Avenue and the progressive private school in Santa Monica, there's now a cafe at the Autry National Center of the...

Theater

  • John Barrymore Attempts a Comeback

    Actor John Barrymore, star of theater and screen for a quarter of a century until his death in 1942, was thrown out of prep school after having been seen entering a brothel. This detail isn't in William Luce's 1996 two-person show based on the actor's reminiscences, Barrymore, though the play...

Arts

  • Five Dance Shows to See in L.A. This Week: Sleeping Beauty Goes Goth
  • Five Dance Shows to See in L.A. This Week: Sleeping Beauty Goes Goth

    This week's dance events include JazzAntiqua with live music, Invisible Cities disappearing, day-long home invasion dance and an Italian troupe's debut. 5. Italians dance about the French French author Alexander Dumas, fils' Lady of the Camellias, the tale of the doomed courtesan who sacrifices herself for love, inspired Italian Giuseppe...
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