Romany Malco's publicist calls L.A. Weekly the day after our interview with her client to tell us that he may have, you know, stretched the truth a bit. He didn't mean to, she says. The 44-year-old actor, who plays a hotel concierge in this weekend's Last Vegas and is best known for his roles in The ... More >>
Outgoing mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has kept up a full schedule in the waning days of his administration. He has repeatedly said that he will keep working until his term ends at 11:59 and 59 seconds on the night of Sunday, June 30.The same, however, cannot be said for his staff. The mayor's people h ... More >>
Inner Circle helped invent reggae. Now, 45 years after they started, the group is still on tour -- not even a bus crash in Baton Rouge can stop them. They perform at Los Globos on Sunday; we caught up with them at their recording studios in Miami the day they left.
At a concert in New York this past weekend, Bad Boy Records presented its recent signee King Los. Other members of the crew, including MGK, are currently getting some shine as well. But what about the Bad Boys of yesteryear? What are they up to these days? Glad you asked! Here's a rundown.
By Patrick James It's Friday evening at L.A.'s Grammy Museum, whose walls are hung with iconic rock photographs and shelved with pop artifacts. On stage in the museum's Clive Davis Theater is another Clive -- Aden -- a young rapper from South Central Los Angeles. He bounces back and forth between h ... More >>
A good cookbook collection does not look like it came straight out of a food stylist's studio. Sure, it will include several near-perfect volumes, those monumental titles that still capture your attention. But some cookbooks, like Flavors of Belize, will sport a few flaws. You might keep them beca ... More >>
Sheen's new film, made with childhood friend Roman Coppola, was his first acting gig after his notorious meltdown
[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with MCs Subz and Eso Tre from Substance Abuse, who are known for their well-regarded 2006 album Overproof and their just-rele ... More >>
South Central band Buyepongo is known for digging deep into the neighborhood's Latin roots and serving up a new formula for grinding on the dance floor. They're inspired by Wu-Tang Clan and manage to live up to their name, which means, literally, "to cause a ruckus." Originally formed in 2005, they ... More >>
Getting the right people to run things in a new restaurant or hotel is key. And when you've got a world-famous director running things, you can bet he's gonna get his casting right the first time around. Francis Ford Coppola is no newbie to the hotel biz. His exotic resorts in Belize, Guatemala and ... More >>
This is too perfect. According to Glamour Magazine's wedding blog, two producers who met and courted each other while filming ABC's hit romance series The Bachelor (and The Bachelorette) are getting married in California this summer. And Chris Harrison, career goob behind the tearful interviews and ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshBlack truffles from Trufflepalooza.[Update: Reservations are now open.] Chef Laurent Quenioux's highbrow/lowbrow collaboration with Starry Kitchen reaches new heights of luxury with an 18-course truffle dinner. Between touring the city with his cheese cart, overseeing the kitche ... More >>
Ranter: Tiny, elderly woman in a pink straw hat; fortyish guy in sunglasses applauding her. Location: The sidewalk outside the post office at 4951 West Washington Time: 11 a.m. on a Thursday Topics Covered: Injustices of the justice system; the inadequacy of CalFresh; how each gene ... More >>
Food MarathonThe hot sauce didn't make it to the table until a third of our whole fried snapper had been stripped down to its bones. Attracted by a laudatory L.A. Times article, we were dining at Flavors of Belize, a retooled cafe wedged into the Relax Inn on La Brea near San Vicente. One of ... More >>
50 deal-driven places to get you and your wallet feeling a whole lot better
By Julienne Gage Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled ... More >>
The Bowl celebrates Carter’s centennial, plus jazz around town
Choc Nitty’s All-Star Ghetto Mixtape Tour... starring Six Reasons, DJ Ayah, Fleshless, Jay Rock, Jay Ridah, Fatso Fasano, Grown Mo and many more
Mickey Thompson was a renowned race-car driver and promoter. Mike Goodwin was the brash, egocentric creator of motocross. They became business partners. Then all hell broke loose.
’70s girls inspired by Joni get their day in the sun via a new compilation
How a couple of middle-aged P.I.'s and world-class raconteurs survived the DEA, the mob and the tabloid wars to take on their most elusive target yet -- Hollywood
The creepy Fantasyland of Survivor, Temptation Island and The Mole
40 Years of Fishing Off the Santa Monica Pier
A calendar of festivals under the sun and stars