*David Byrne's TED Talk: How the Architecture of Venues Affects Music
*Extreme Futurist Festival: TED Conference for the Counterculture
As part of the TED Fellows program, 21 people kicked off this year's weeklong TED event in Long Beach last week before the official sessions even started ... More >>
Bridget Everett is a lot of woman. Beloved throughout the New York City downtown club scene for being in your face -- and maybe in your lap -- Everett performs at Largo on Sunday with her backing band, the Tender Moments.
The bassist for said group just happens to be Adam Horovitz, also known as Ki ... More >>
Midway through an interview with Greydon Square, I sneeze. "Bless you," the 31-year-old rapper born Eddie Collins says instinctively. He catches himself. "I know, an atheist that says, 'Bless you.' Habits, man."
Greydon Square is the atheist rapper. In hip-hop, a genre in which where rappers thank ... More >>
Cutting your food into bite-sized pieces might be just as obsessive-compulsive as an Order Muppet counting cookies on a plate before letting anyone eat them, but it turns out that doing exactly that may benefit your waistline, if not your O.C.D. tendencies: A study from Arizona State University rese ... More >>
A recent Arizona State University graduate who grew up in Thousand Oaks -- and is now working abroad in the Jiangsu province of China -- has been dubbed "Brother Fries" by the locals.
Jason Loose, in his early 20s, was photographed on a Nanjing street corner while sharing his McDonald's French frie ... More >>
What's in that delicious chicken wing you're gnawing? Chicken, you say? Yes, but among the herbs and spices might also be arsenic, Prozac, caffeine, Tylenol, Benadryl and banned antibiotics like Cipro, according to Mother Nature Network.
Two new studies conducted by scientists at Johns Hopkins' Bl ... More >>
CalmaticOverDoz's core four: Joon, Sleezy, Kent, and CreamieThe small army splayed around a table on the patio of Inglewood's Simply Wholesome is focused on the black Range Rover parked just outside the door. Stevie Wonder's in the passenger seat. The eight members of Los Angeles collective O ... More >>
Diaz-Duran.To celebrate his imminent citizenship, a Guatemalan immigrant is walking from New York to Los Angeles as we speak.
Although we would recommend avoiding Arizona, what with all its anti-immigrant fervor and summer heat, it turns out that this here walking man, Constantino Diaz-Dura ... More >>
Trojans vs. Bruins, for the snitch! (Really though.)Updated after the jump: USC's quidditch captain tells us his team has fewer players than UCLA (shocker), so their chances are slim. He also shares with us the plight of the HUMAN SNITCH. This just keeps getting better.
We've ... More >>
In the second fatal crash of its kind in 24 hours, 21-year-old L.A. resident Hannah Bartle died when her 2004 Suzuki Aero came to a standstill on the 405 freeway at 11:10 p.m. last Friday.
Just the night before, at 11:45 p.m., 23-year-old Vanessa Fulladosa of Palmdale was killed when her veh ... More >>
J. KoslowMatthew Poley with Tad Weyland
In the first part of our interview, Matthew Poley discusses his trajectory from washing dishes at Angelini Osteria to cooking in Umbria at Casa Vissani to co-owning the rapidly growing catering company, Heirloom-LA. In this second part, Poley tells us ... More >>
We've all felt hungry in the middle of the night - hungry enough, perhaps, to power through an entire pint of Häagen-Dazs, or finish off the half-pizza left in the fridge. But it's safe to assume that few of us have ever been as voracious as the planet Neptune, which may have, according to a paper ... More >>
By Daniel Heimpel
The other day, City Hall's Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) task force chief, Rev. Jeff Carr, revealed to L.A. Weekly that the process for awarding $24 million in "anti-gang" contracts is drenched in secrecy -- even though the program controlled by Mayor Antonio Villar ... More >>