My polling place was closed this morning.
It was supposed to be open at 7 a.m. Yet there we were, about a dozen of us -- the kind of people who, when something is scheduled to open at 7 a.m., show up at 7 a.m. And yet the poll worker at 947 Tiverton was hanging a big sign on the front door: CLOSED ... More >>
The offices of Light in the Attic live up to the label's name. Walk up the narrow stairwell of a nondescript Hollywood apartment building and you're immediately bathed by light-blue photons streaming through the second-floor window. Its cupboards are stuffed with pristine, vacuum-sealed vinyl, and i ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Andreas Mitisek is sitting in the Long Beach Opera's modest church-rental office near the southern terminus of the 710 freeway, days after wrapping the first performances of th ... More >>
Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa (above), editors of Slake: Los Angeles -- the beautiful quarterly slab of essays, poetry, photography, fiction and reportage -- were once, respectively, deputy editor and editor-in-chief of this very paper. Now they're celebrating Slake's fourth issue, "Dirt," at the L ... More >>
Grammys: they're nuts!
[Originally published December 2010]
It's that time of the year, the time when the imploding music industry gathers to display their astonishing cluelessness by nominating a bunch of hacks, flashes-in-the-pan, and old people that have done their best work 40 years ago ... More >>
Grammys: they're nuts!It's that time of the year, the time when the imploding music industry gathers to display their astonishing cluelessness by nominating a bunch of hacks, flashes-in-the-pan, and old people that have done their best work 40 years ago as "the best music of the year."
Yup-- ... More >>
You're going to be seeing a lot of lists in the next few weeks. Lists of bests and worsts of year, lists of disappointments, lists of dance mixes and YouTube clips. We figured we'd begin our weeks of lists with one that captures not the year in music, but one aspect of the decade in music: new wei ... More >>