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  • Issue Archive for
  • Jan 23-29, 2014
  • Vol. 36, No. 10
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News

  • 5 Times the East Coast Media Got L.A. Dead Wrong
  • 5 Times the East Coast Media Got L.A. Dead Wrong

    One of the more loathsome aspects of reading East Coast media coverage of L.A. is seeing the nation's largest county treated as a foreign oddity rife with all the expected stereotypes. La La Land? Yoga-posing, gluten-free dieters? Spotlight-obsessed celebrities? The usual suspects are easy to find. Rarely do we seem...
  • Revenge Porn Suspect Hunter Moore Arrested
  • Revenge Porn Suspect Hunter Moore Arrested

    Two young men who allegedly conspired to hack into computers to steal nude photos of young women were arrested today, the U.S. Attorney's Office in L.A. announced. Hunter Moore, a 27-year-old known as a revenge-porn king, and 25-year-old Charles Evens were hit with a 15-count federal indictment unsealed today, authorities...
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  • Porn Gets "Landmark Decision" on Condoms
  • Porn Gets "Landmark Decision" on Condoms

    Condoms are mandatory for porn production in California, an administrative law judge has ruled. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has been fighting for laws that explicitly require prophylactic use in adult film, last night called the decision by a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) judge a "landmark...
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  • Brother-in-Law Charged With Shooting Encino Businessman
  • Brother-in-Law Charged With Shooting Encino Businessman

    The brother-in-law of a jewelry businessman has been charged with suspicion of attempting to kill the man in his Encino driveway, police said tonight. The violence appears to involve an allegedly "sizable" jewelry theft for which David Nahman, 53, was also charged in a separate case, the LAPD said in a...
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  • Watch Out For Super Bowl DUI Drivers
  • Watch Out For Super Bowl DUI Drivers

    When you think of the times you should be extra wary of drunk drivers, late Friday or Saturday night probably come to mind. Sunday afternoon? Not so much. But the AAA of Southern California is giving you one big reason to keep your eyes peeled if you're on the road...
  • Madeleine Brand's New KCRW Show Debuts
  • Madeleine Brand's New KCRW Show Debuts

    Radio personality Madeleine Brand's move between rival public stations in this top radio market will be complete today. Her show Press Play debuts at noon on KCRW (89.9 FM). See also: How KPCC's Quest for Latino Listeners Doomed The Madeleine Brand Show. The host left KPCC (89.3 FM) after the station...
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  • Sorry, <i>L.A. Times</i>, Bikes Are Not to Blame for Santa Monica Traffic
  • Sorry, L.A. Times, Bikes Are Not to Blame for Santa Monica Traffic

    The Los Angeles Times recently ran an essay by an angry long-time Santa Monica resident who was unhappy his city was working to boost infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, claiming cyclists were the cause of Santa Monica's unbearable traffic. How? Apparently the city had marked some lanes as bike-friendly. And...
  • Old Pasadena Executive Claims a Tank Top Ban Was Aimed at Her Boob Job
  • Old Pasadena Executive Claims a Tank Top Ban Was Aimed at Her Boob Job

    By Calvin Alagot A non-profit organization that coordinates events and keeps Old Pasadena's streets tidy is being sued by its Vice President of Operations Anna Grazioli, who alleges she's faced sex discrimination since her breast augmentation last year. Grazioli sued in Superior Court last October, naming her employer, the Old...
  • 3 of 4 Transgender Victims of Violence at School Attempt Suicide
  • 3 of 4 Transgender Victims of Violence at School Attempt Suicide

    Those of you still scratching your heads about a new California law that gives transgender students equal access to such aspects of public schools as bathrooms of their choice and sports teams of their choice should check out this new study from UCLA and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention...
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  • What Are L.A. Cops Doing With Your License Plate Data?
  • What Are L.A. Cops Doing With Your License Plate Data?

    Cops throughout L.A. county, including LAPD officers and L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputies, are tracking your whereabouts through Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) mounted on patrol cars and light poles. They don't know every place you are. But if you're spotted at a certain place at a certain time by an...
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Film

  • The Four Good Things in I, Frankenstein

    There are four good things we can say about I, Frankenstein, another muscles-and-rubble comic book adaptation just un-terrible enough not to alienate its core audience, yet never consistently grand or surprising enough to win over anyone else. First, Aaron Eckhart brings it, scowling like a champ beneath his jigsawed scar...

Music

  • Five Country Artists That Liberals Would Actually Like
  • Five Country Artists That Liberals Would Actually Like

    Ask someone of a liberal political persuasion what they think about modern country music, and they may well spit at you.  Long gone are blue state-copacetic country heroes like Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, and now that the Dixie Chicks are no longer a force, most Obama fans have no...
  • Party Pick of the Week: Grammy Jams
  • Party Pick of the Week: Grammy Jams

    333 Live 333 S. Boylston St., dwntwn. , Fri., Jan. 24, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., $25; 2-for-$25 early-bird tickets Roosevelt Lofts Downtown 727 W. Seventh St., dwntwn., Sat., Jan. 25, 6 p.m.-mid.  Avalon 1735 Vine St., Hlywd. , Fri., Jan. 24, 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m.; Sat., Jan. 25, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Playhouse...
  • The Best L.A. Spots to Watch the Super Bowl
  • The Best L.A. Spots to Watch the Super Bowl

    Ok, so we don't have football in L.A. anymore, and frankly we're sick of the way the NFL screws with us.  But that doesn't mean we're not interested in viewing the Super Bowl this Sunday, with a bunch of others committed to decimating their food-and-drink New Year's resolutions. So here are...
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  • Should I Sing About My Personal Tragedy?

    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...
  • The Evolution of Rave Fashion
  • The Evolution of Rave Fashion

    When deciding what to wear to a rave, it helps first to consider your objective: Do you want to look hot? Dress for the weather? Express your personal style? Or should your outfit simply complement the drugs you plan to do? Since raves kicked off in late-1980s England, fashion trends have...

Restaurants

  • People Who Drink Diet Soda Eat More
  • People Who Drink Diet Soda Eat More

    Big fat Americans who drink diet soda eat "significantly" more than their counterparts who drink regular sodas and other sugary beverages, according to a new study. Researchers from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined national consumption patterns related to diet beverages and calorie intake to come up with...
  • Chocolate, Wine, Berries May Reduce Diabetes Risk
  • Chocolate, Wine, Berries May Reduce Diabetes Risk

    Great news from a new study: chocolate, wine, tea and berries may protect against type 2 diabetes. These are only a few of our favorite things! The key thread linking the goodies is high levels of flavonoids, dietary compounds linked to reduced insulin resistance and improved glucose regulation. Type 2...
  • Where to Eat Well and Drink Better During the Super Bowl
  • Where to Eat Well and Drink Better During the Super Bowl

    This Sunday, Super Bowl XLVIII pits NFL's top defensive team against its top offensive team as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos. If you're not afraid of a little trash talking (à la Richard Sherman), watch these preseason favorites go head-to-head at these 8 Super Bowl parties where you'll...
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  • 5 Great Dip Recipes For Your Super Bowl Party
  • 5 Great Dip Recipes For Your Super Bowl Party

    It's  happened again. You're having people over for the Super Bowl and you only just remembered that they'll probably expect you to feed them. Or you've been invited to a Super Bowl party and you only just realized that you're probably supposed to contribute somehow. What can you do?? The...
  • The Supper Bowl: How Does Denver Stack Up Against Seattle?
  • The Supper Bowl: How Does Denver Stack Up Against Seattle?

    Sunday's football game is being billed as a classic clash of styles: Denver's high-scoring, multi-faceted offense helmed by Papa John's spokesperson and quarterback Peyton Manning versus Compton-born Richard Sherman and Seattle's ferocious defensive unit. Will Sherman's troops get to Manning, the pride of New Orleans? Will Wilson chuck passes with...
  • How to Get the Most Out of Happy Hour
  • How to Get the Most Out of Happy Hour

    In the 1920s, American sailors termed their daily respite from the stresses of life at sea "happy hour," with on-deck entertainment frequently taking the form of wrestling and fistfights. Back on land, the spirits well had dried up with Prohibition, so eager imbibers would sneak into clandestine speakeasies to grab...

Theater

Arts

  • 10 Best Independent Bookstores in L.A.
  • 10 Best Independent Bookstores in L.A.

    Los Angeles has been home to many indie bookstores throughout the years, but with the struggling economy and the rise of e-commerce sites like eBay and Amazon - not to mention the growing popularity of e-readers - some of the best independent bookstores have closed down, such as Cliff's Books...

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