While most of us were plowing through instant mashed potatoes and canned cranberry sauce on Turkey Day, British-Iranian comic Omid Djalili was invited to spend Thanksgiving at UN Deputy Secretar... More >>
Remember Barry Minkow, the Southern Californian who became a symbol of 1980s financial fraud with his $100 million ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning scam? See also: Barry Minkow Fraud: How He Duped the ... More >>
A performer has tested positive for HIV and the porn industry's L.A.-based trade group is calling for an immediate production shutdown as a result.
See also: Porn Defends the Money Shot.
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Your lunch and dinner options in Downtown will expand further as with the grand stall-by-stall openings of Torta Company and Loteria Grill at FIGat7th next Friday, Dec. 13. Whereas the Loteria G... More >>
Kobe Bryant, the centerpiece of the Lakers, announced that he'll return to the court Sunday for the team's home game at Staples Center against Toronto.
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As many have long suspected, a healthy diet costs more than an unhealthy one -- about $1.50 more a day or $550 a year, according to a new study.
Higher-quality meat accounts for much of that co... More >>
It would appear that the teenager cops say nabbed a piece of the Paul Walker Porsche -- as it was being hauled away from the site of Saturday's deadly crash -- posted a photo of just such a part ... More >>
There was a bidding war inside Julien's Auctions over an axe. Specifically, it was the axe used by actor John Rhys-Davies when he played Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It's what is know... More >>
With a chill in the air, it's the perfect time of year for some soup. In the San Gabriel Valley, a steaming bowl of lamb soup with noodles is perfect for brisk days and nippy nights. A common it... More >>
The Nutcracker is arguably the most American of all classical ballets. True, its roots are European -- based on a story by German author E.T.A. Hoffman that was adapted by French author Alexand... More >>
Three Old Fashioned's and two tequila shots to celebrate, well, something, might have seemed necessary at the time -- until you wake up the next morning. Because time travel is not currently an... More >>
You couldn't imagine worst news for male stoners than a doctor's contention this week that weed might actually cause some tokers to grow "man boobs."
Perhaps only a connection between vaginal gr... More >>
It's finally here. The food collaboration you didn't know you were missing out on -- streetwear and chicken & waffles -- is hitting L.A., thanks to clothing brand Popular Demand. The young and hu... More >>
Detectives believe that whoever participated in the shocking Silver Lake murder of Joseph Gatto last month might have tried to pawn some of the custom jewelry Gatto crafted.
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Republique is still a work in progress. Although the restaurant, a collaboration between restaurateur Bill Chait and chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke, has now been officially open for a couple ... More >>
Before her death last year, Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera, was one of the best-selling regional Mexican artists of her generation.
The scrappy tomboy daughter of Mexican immigrants came from d... More >>
Thundercat, Moses Sumney, & Jonwayne
The Echoplex sold out last night, on the basis of a button hammering beat junkie turned rapper, a soulful singer/songwriter, and a virtuosi... More >>
We haven't heard much lately from the L.A. 2020 Commission, the blue-ribbon panel assembled last spring to take a long look at the city's troubled finances. The group, led by former Commerce Sec... More >>
Every city has at least a handful of strangely named businesses -- it's an inevitable expression of local quirkiness pretty much wherever you go. There are different categories of weird, thoug... More >>
"The one thing that sticks in my mind is the fire we had in '79," Improv Comedy Club owner Budd Friedman recalls of his 26-venue chain's Melrose Avenue location, which opened in 1975. "The highl... More >>
Christmas is coming! You can tell because FM radio has been playing holiday carols since late October.
Get into the Yuletide spirit early with a classic ballet or seasonal cocktail party, or ex... More >>
My fantasy of riding into the sunset with a handsome European prince finally came true.
Except instead of riding on a magical pumpkin carriage through an enchanted forest, Prince Lorenzo de'... More >>
See our latest: Paul Walker Porsche Theft Suspect Posted Pic of Part on Instagram?!
Cops say a suspect followed a tow truck that was carting off the remains of the wrecked Porsche involved in Pa... More >>
What do FDR, Utah and booze have in common? If you guessed Repeal Day you'd be correct. On Dec. 5, 1933, Prohibition, or the 18th Amendment -- that dark swathe of government-mandated alcoholi... More >>
A Christmas Carol at Sierra Madre Playhouse crawls inside the head of Scrooge, and nabs this week's Pick of the Week. Our critics also liked a "turbo-charged" A Christmas Carol at Zombie Joe's ... More >>
The Krampus is the beast demon of Christmas, who likes to frighten children and spank pretty young women. Basically, he is Santa Claus' naughtier, hairier, lesser-known European cousin, who beh... More >>
This Saturday, Dec. 7, Susan Feniger and executive chef Kasja Alger will reintroduce their Hollywood restaurant as Mud Hen Tavern, complete with new menus and a new look. The business partners c... More >>
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis last headlined a show in Los Angeles, in October 2012, they played the Fonda Theater. But by March they had filled t... More >>
Xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, are sort of like tacos: There's really never a time when you're not in a mood for one, or five. Which begs the question of where you ought to go when the mood s... More >>
Just before dusk, 18 strangers enter a yurt on a Midwestern homestead. Peruvian tapestries decorate the walls of the large, round structure, and rattles stand poised for a ceremony.
The participants… More >>