In his campaign for L.A. mayor, Councilman Eric Garcetti has made a lot of hay out of his opponent's labor allies. Brian D'Arcy, the head of the DWP union, has raised $2.7 million to support Controller Wendy Greuel and run attack ads against Garcetti."This is a record for a mayor's race," Garcetti s ... More >>
Christopher Fryer and Robert Crane were USC students in 1971 when they decided to write their term thesis on "the emergence of the anti-hero in American cinema" -- and set out to interview Mr. Anti-Hero himself, Jack Nicholson. Hubris isn't exactly rare in college students; what separates Fryer ... More >>
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Need a break from all the credit card-maxing, house-lighting, bad party-attending and general seasonal stressing? Why not try something outside of the gift box this year? Here, five festive, somewhat freaky holiday haps in town that are anything but cookie-cutter Christmas confections. 5. Ch ... More >>
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Medical drama spoof Childrens Hospital began its third season last night on Adult Swim. To commemorate the event, Rob Corddry, who plays healing clown Dr. Blake Downs (or, more precisely, who plays actor Cutter Spindell playing Dr. Blake Downs) took to Twitter. Corddry tweeted commentary and ... More >>
The legal battles of Eli Roth's "litmus test for dates"
TheGrio [Here at LA Weekly, we're honored to count with the services of LA's Top Jazz Journalist, the inimitable Brick Wahl. We asked Brick to weigh in on the Esperanza Spalding Grammy upset. Brick has been an Esperanza fan from way back, and he was happy to put it all in context for us (and ... More >>
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Knock Out TacosKnock Out Taco truck chef and owner Chris Goossen stands with his servers in front of his truck. Road Stoves, the company that ignited L.A.'s nouveau food truck scene, is hoping that its second taco truck concept does as well as its first (you may know it as Kogi). After two we ... More >>
Make no mistake, Hollywood's biggest political players are lining up behind the 2010 re-election bid of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, The Hill has reported.Film director Steven Spielbergâ€‹From David Geffen to Barbra Streisand to Steven Spielberg, the liberal/entertainment establishment gave Boxer bar ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEWSTHEATER FEATURES ON NORTH ATLANTIC AND ED HARRIS THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSNEW REVIEW GO WIT â€‹Photo courtesy of Actors' Co-opPlaywright Margaret Edson won the Pulitzer Prize for this intense drama about an English poetry pro ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEWSTHEATER FEATURES ON NORTH ATLANTIC AND ED HARRIS THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSMORE AWARDS FALLOUTAmidst his gracious email received earlier this week, French Stewart stands up for more talent neglected by L.A. Weekly Awards committee. I quo ... More >>
L.A. Weeklys music editor lists the 10 records he couldnt get out of his head
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Small donors aside, he's awash in cash from big labor and business. Can he say no?
Winner or loser? Original or borrowed? Investors or Chinese gangsters?
Dream come true for Malia, and indirect reference to Sarah Palin from Michelle, who says her husband is "not afraid of smart people."
Rather than watch the Republican National Convention or the U.S. Open in tennis, I covered Michelle Obama's visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday night as a "pool reporter." A pool reporter is someone who's chosen by a political campaign to cover an event that would otherwise be closed to the press. I ... More >>
Green eggs and hemp
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Agassi's shrewd - but dignified - exit
Careers, parents and jailers
The legacy of the Los Altos
Startling similarities in their Disney parodies
The senator comes to California for the rich person’s vote and dollars
The Sopranos, season five
Guerrilla filmmakers PSTOLA declare war on jigabooism
The Times’ funny numbers, Sharon Davis’ secret memo and a loophole that could help Cruz rake in Indian casino money
Why dont Hollywood Democrats run for public office?
An Arnold candidacy pumps up the political game for Hollywood
the Ambassador Hotel could be saved as a school
Howard Dean meets the Hollywood Left
What the governor sows, he will reap
Dancing for time, forever
A regional environmental official’s departure raises questions
The women of Hollywood
A story of getting lost -- and found -- in pre-glasnost Kiev
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