Not many New Yorkers who could march onto the Staples Center stage to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York," ahead of a quick snippet of "Empire State of Mind" without getting the crowd fired up. (Even Jay-Z gave a semi-apologetic intro before performing the latter ... More >>
We've all wished we could carry Anthony Bourdain around in our pockets when traveling to a new city, and now, the marketing geniuses over at the Travel Channel have figured out a way to make such a thing possible. In digital form, at least. Today they announced the new "Travel Channel Layover Guide ... More >>
"He's sooo hot," the woman sitting next to me at the screening of Safe House sighed to her friend as the film's opening images of Ryan Reynolds working out flashed on the screen. She then went on to fiddle with her BlackBerry for half the movie. Based on those two actions, she is, I think, this scat ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilt Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]
At least on wax, Drake isn't a sympathetic, relatable or even very likeable guy. And everyone seems to have an opin ... More >>
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"I am six days away from becoming the mayor of this place," says Amelia Posada, "but I left my phone at home!" The co-owner of Lindy & Grundy Meats, the long-anticipated butcher shop on Fairfax, is seated next to her wife and business partner, Eri ... More >>
Via back_garage's Flickr stream.Another meeting to discuss school lunches at LAUSD is set to take place tomorrow, August 18th, at 6:30 p.m. at Manual Arts High School. The meeting is a precursor to the first school board meeting of the year, which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31st.
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Ensuring that your tax dollars are hard at work, the state of California on Monday unveiled an iPhone app that lets drinkers too impaired to dial a cab use their touch-screen iPhones to catch a ride. It's just in time for Cinco de Mayo.
The California Office of Traffic Safety calls it Taxi M ... More >>
Who knew Prince liked his burgers animal style?
In the wake of Prince's much decried three-show evening at L.A. Live on Saturday, which was plagued with sound problems and saw many fans still waiting in line for the Club Nokia show while he was inside performing, the musician last night issued a fo ... More >>
Though I just returned to L.A. from Austin, Texas after a week working SXSW Interactive with the top players in tech and social media, it doesn't mean I'm not rocking SXSW Music in spirit. When I found out that my early return home meant I'd be missing hip hop acts like Yak Ballz, Kosha Dillz and Ca ... More >>
Ah, music. It arrives from out of the mist, or from Hell below, or from passing cars bumping the beats, or from Muzak kicking Phil Collins' "In the Air" at Ralph's. It just keeps coming, and to limit our appreciation of the live scene in LA only to the clubs would be to ignore the plethora of ... More >>