Everyone wants to live forever. But a study from USC and the National Academies suggests that if you'd like to see 51, it's time a lot of people stopped acting stupid. Americans spend more on health care than anyone, but are less healthy, birth to death, than residents in other developed countries. ... More >>
A musical about World War II war brides, Tea, With Music, for which the author, Velina Hasu Houston, has added songs and music for this production, is our Pick of the Week. For all new theater reviews, see below.
This week's stage fature looks a couple of plays aiming to be light fare: Micha ... More >>
You probably don't remember Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968), but you probably do realize that Griffith made crime-fighting cool for the geriatric set in Matlock (1986-1995). (Grandma loved that show).
Griffith's family announced that the actor died today ... More >>
Where's the beef? It's at these Los Angeles meat shops, which will most certainly be bustling in preparation for this weekend.
We've outlined a few recommandations for what to get a several of the city's most respected butchers -- locally sourced, organic, all that good business -- but we also nam ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Animals have been talking to me. And any shaman will say that that's not that weird." Q & A With Roy Choi: Slinging Tacos at Midnight, Calling Out Jamie Oliver Choi's Vegetable Moment.
"After all, in Los Angeles, nothing ... More >>
Anyone who habitually reads The New Yorker along with their equally habitual morning cup of joe will remember with great fondness Malcolm Gladwell's 2001 story "Java Man," in which Gladwell considered "how caffeine created the modern world." Now comes yet more evidence that Sweden's King Gustav III ... More >>
WordRidden/FlickrThe National Magazine Awards finalists were announced yesterday, and aside from the usual suspects (The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire), never-before-nominated Cooking Light was a finalist in the Leisure Interests category -- alongside Golf Digest, Runner's World and Los ... More >>
Ted SoquiWest Hollywood City Councilman John HeilmanWest Hollywood City Council members John Heilman, Abbe Land, Lindsey Horvath, and Jeff Prang star in a "Yes on Prop. 27" TV ad, begging voters to maintain the supremely shady practice called "gerrymandering."
Few, if any, major politicians ... More >>
Mike Johnson, TheBusyBrain.comThe chemicals that make hot dogs red may be a contributing factor in certain cancers.
Cigarettes might not be the only "cancer sticks." Nitrites and nitrates -- chemicals added to processed meats such as hot dogs and bologna for preservation, color and flavor -- ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso, see the latest NEW REVIEWS and the current STAGE FEATURE on Adeline's Play at the Powerhouse Theater in Santa MonicaNEW REVIEW PICK ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS â€‹Photo by Ty DonaldsonThe title of Brian Christopher Williams play suggests a slick, sassy gay com ... More >>
View more photos in the "Ink-N-Iron: Tattoo & Kustom Culture Festival '09" slideshow.
Nicole CamposThe bitchin' wheels and badass ink returned to the Long Beach waterfront with a vengeance last weekend as the Ink-N-Iron festival brought scores of tattoo enthusiasts and custom car aficionados togeth ... More >>
By Daniel Heimpel, Max Taves and Jill Stewart
$10 billion bond. High Speed Passenger Train Bond Act. Total price tag with interest: About $19 million.
Proposition 1 would give the state the right to sell $10 billion in bonds to build an 800-mile high-speed tr ... More >>
*Proposition 6: The Most Implosive
By Max Taves
October 30, 2008
A tiny, unnoticed clause could allow the use of much looser hearsay in trials.
*Questions Still Surround Oliver Stone's W.
By Nikki Finke
October 30, 2008
Winner or loser? Origina ... More >>