By most accounts L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been a good Democrat. He supported Hillary Clinton in her presidential bid. And he carried water for the Obama campaign when the contentious issue of God came up during a Democratic National Convention platform meeting.
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In 1966, Robert Smithson, famous for piling up mud and black basalt in Utah's Great Salt Lake and sculpting it into a 1,500-foot coil called Spiral Jetty, went rock hunting with sculptor Donald Judd. They went in New Jersey, where Smithson was from, and spent an hour chopping away at a lump of lava ... More >>
chateaumarmont.comSo, the rent is due soon and your prospects of landing a role on Entourage are caput now that the show is wrapping up its last season.
Well, consider yourself lucky, really. Because you live in a town where some folks are rolling in it, and we're not just talking about ecs ... More >>
APLet's just call him Chip.Talk about ninja. Authorities say a helmet-clad robber took $1.5 million worth of chips from the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas and got away on a sport-bike motorcycle.
Did the douche gunman make it back to L.A?
And, the real question, let's just say you get away wit ... More >>
Remember Judith Lieber? Her thousand-dollar Swarovski crystal-encrusted clutch purses were all the rage a decade ago or so. Her aesthetic is still raging hard in Las Vegas, mostly among the cougar set. Pictured here above (before the sales lady at the Bellagio, herself a cougar, politely stopped m ... More >>
Las Vegas is the city where crustaceans go to die. Apart from the copious amounts of tea I drank this past weekend at the World Tea Expo at Mandalay Bay (see Squid Ink for the dispatches), I also ate lots of seafood. The populace at large, in fact, seems to have seafood on the brain. I spotted this ... More >>
The World's Largest Chocolate Fountain is located beside the Jean-Philippe Maury Patissier in one of the meandering, mazelike corridors of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, where I stayed for the final night of the World Tea Championships. The fountain is certified by the Guinness Book of World Rec ... More >>