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  • Issue Archive for
  • Mar 6-12, 2014
  • Vol. 36, No. 16
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News

  • Grumpy Wynos Gang: From L.A. Streets to Syrian War
  • Grumpy Wynos Gang: From L.A. Streets to Syrian War

    Of the two L.A. gang members who say they're fighting in Syria for the government of President Bashar al-Assad, one is from a well-known L.A. organized crime syndicate, Armenian Power, and the other says he's representing a San Fernando Valley clique, Grumpy Wynos, that's much more under-the-radar. See also: The Mysterious Case...
  • UCLA Is a Top 10 Global University
  • UCLA Is a Top 10 Global University

    The annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings are out, and two Southern California schools made the top 10 on a list of 100 of the best universities on the planet. See also: UCLA a Top 8 University, According To Times Higher Education World Ranking Caltech, a perennial top school for...

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Film

  • I'm Trying to Love Wes Anderson, That Miniaturist Puppet Master
  • I'm Trying to Love Wes Anderson, That Miniaturist Puppet Master

    If you were to survey people who pay attention to movies — to go door to door with a clipboard, a sharpened No. 2 pencil and a sheaf of forms with the word SURVEY printed in clean block letters across the top, later to be tabulated on a vintage Underwood...
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  • Alain Resnais Imagined the Whole Memory of the World

    Alain Resnais' last completed film, Life of Riley (2014), presents a group of aging friends who plan, hope, wish, dream and scheme after they learn that one of their own is dying. The doomed man, George Riley, never shown onscreen, is enlisted to join an amateur theater production in the...
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  • Three Reasons Why HBO's Looking Is the Perfect Show for Women

    (Spoiler alert: The following piece discusses up to the Feb. 16 episode of Looking.) HBO's Looking has had a tough time winning over its intended fans. Upon its premiere, Gawker's Rich Juzwiak yawningly summed up the political achievement of creator Michael Lannan's wonderful half-hour dramedy about three homosexual men in...
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Music

  • Wendy Dio Remembers Her Husband, Ronnie James Dio
  • Wendy Dio Remembers Her Husband, Ronnie James Dio

    Metal legend Ronnie James Dio, before dying from stomach cancer in 2010, led bands like Rainbow, Dio, and Black Sabbath (in the non-Ozzy era) with richly-colored vocals and fantastical lyrics. The pint-sized singer, at 5'3", was three inches shorter than his wife of 40 years, Wendy Dio, who now runs...
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Restaurants

  • New San Marino Farmers Market Opens
  • New San Marino Farmers Market Opens

    San Marino, known for its air of gentility and perhaps most famously as the home of the Huntington Library and Gardens, will host a new regular event starting tomorrow night. City Farm, which organizes farmers markets in unique locations, including on the Warner Brothers studio lot and at Yamashiro restaurant, kicks off the San Marino Farmers Market...
  • How Far Has Food Imperialism Gone in TV and Film?
  • How Far Has Food Imperialism Gone in TV and Film?

    Yesterday, the news came that NBC has greenlit a show starring Mary-Louise Parker called Feed Me. The sitcom will revolve around a close-knit family that runs a restaurant. It's the most recent in a string of food-focused TV shows and movies that move away from the format of cooking shows...
  • 5 California Beer Releases to Buy Now
  • 5 California Beer Releases to Buy Now

    The new California beers being released this year are so promising that our heads are spinning as fast as our notions of Lenten sobriety are dissolving. Small breweries are rising to big occasions - barrel-aging and releasing bottles - while larger craft breweries are curbing their most ambitious styles for...
  • See's Irish Potatoes for St. Patrick's Day  -  Really?
  • See's Irish Potatoes for St. Patrick's Day - Really?

    All is not rainbows and unicorns in Candyland. Some things that seem sweet on the outside actually have an insidiously bitter filling. To wit: For a limited time, See's Candies is offering St. Patrick's Day Potatoes: "Our famous See's Divinity filling is hand-shaped and enrobed in creamy milk chocolate .....

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