`La Tacopedia is out. Well, kind of. If you can find it here in the States. And it's exactly what the title infers: an epic, thoroughly researched encyclopedia about regional Mexican tacos. Five years of research to be exact. And in an attractive, very contemporary Lucky Peach-ish layout. If you don ... More >>
To a 9-year-old, $10 is a lot of money. It's 5 weeks' worth of allowance (if all your chores are done). It's the kind of sum you only come across in one fell swoop occasionally, perhaps tumbling out of a birthday card from great-grandparents, or given as spending money at some Disney resort shop.
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Have you been keeping count of the new ramen places springing up around town? Because, honestly, we lost track a while ago -- first were the places doing the ultra-specialized Hakata-style tonkotsu, whose preparation was more rigidly structured than most medical practices; then those doing a looser ... More >>
A homeless seven-year-old in Russia named Pjotr is addicted to cigarettes. He must navigate the streets of St. Petersburg, doing whatever he can for a smoke -- steal liquor to give to his prostitute mother for a few bucks and trade Mercedes hood ornaments to black market dealers for a spare stoge. I ... More >>
See also: The Top Five Metal Guitarists Under The Age of 30
Many of the most famous metal bands -- not to mention many of our favorites -- have been around for decades. (Some of them are even still putting out strong material.) For this reason it's easy to forget about the newer bands on the rise, ... More >>
PentagramWhat: Power of the Riff
Where: The Echo and Echoplex
Better than: Listening to records and smoking pot in your mom's basement.
The Power of the Riff at The Echo and Echoplex was a study in logistics: 19 bands, 2 stages, 1 day. Put on by Southern Lord, the gathering f ... More >>
Flickr/tomazstolfaone very angry bird
If weather girls can become television food megastars, then why can't massively addictive Finnish game apps become cookbooks? That was a rhetorical question; of course they can. And what better game to make the transition to cookbook than Angry Birds, a g ... More >>
Screencap from Sega's Zero Wing
"All Your Base are Belong to Us" famously circulated as an Internet meme a decade ago. Originating as a poor English translation (from Japanese) of dialogue in Sega's 1991 video game Zero Wing, the phrase has a new life as the title of Harold Goldberg's cultura ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Darling Nicki sung for Samsung. Nicki Minaj for cell phones, The Kills for tequila ... it was another winning week on the Hollywood party circuit. If you read Nightranger posts regularly you know we rarely miss an opportunity to cover LA's money bags-backed promotional bashes. An ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Floss when you get home - those antennae can be tenacious." Ask Mr. Gold: Where to Eat Bugs in L.A.
"Why a band known for mixing coke and heroin might worry about a little inter-berry mingling is ... More >>
In what is perhaps the best mashup in the history of Life with Elementary School Kids, Mike Cooper over at Electricpig.co.uk has created a playable Angry Birds birthday cake, complete with instructions and YouTube video. See above. So let your kid watch this on your computer for 150 consecutive t ... More >>
Hoping to succeed where restaurants like uWink have failed, the founder's of BJ's Restaurants are launching a new fast-casual restaurant chain, Stacked, which will try to lure consumers with the novelty of ordering by iPad. The first outpost will open in Torrance in May, with additional loc ... More >>
Here's something new to add to your phone if you're a seafood lover. No, not a bluefin tuna version of Angry Birds, although that would be kind of fun. Slightly more useful is Project FishMap, a new feature of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch app, which lets you tag any of more than ... More >>