Who is Eddie Pepitone? If you're not aware of the man they call the Bitter Buddha, you've clearly got a life, well-adjusted friends or an upwardly mobile job -- likely all three. If you've got none of those, he's the comedian-slash-prophet whose shrill screams of truth and tribulation might just bri ... More >>
The Orpheum Theatre has six floors of dressing rooms, a film projector, a world-class sound system and one of the only surviving Wurlitzer theater organs in the country. It's also one of the last independent venues in the city. Ninety years in, it continues to thrive after more than 85 years thanks ... More >>
For those of us who have spent WAY too much time lost near the Burbank airport, driving down one street or another in the concrete tangle of one-way streets chasing Bob Hope's ghost, searching, often in vain, for Rocio Camacho's latest mole palace and maybe a stack of bright green tortillas made in ... More >>
Elton John's Eiffel Tower, Bob Hope's piano and Bernadette Peters' shoe have one thing in common: They've all become cakes from Cake and Art, a West Hollywood bakery that can seemingly recreate anything into a cake. From cars to sculptures, animals to accessories, from a bloody body to a family phot ... More >>
Of all the hyper-local secrets that hardcore Angelenos love to keep in their arsenal -- hidden parking lots, shifty food trucks, shortcuts through Marina del Raaaey -- the best-loved is, without doubt, the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.
LAX is for tourists and noobs, duh! And without fail, every time ... More >>
It is said that one shouldn't speak ill of the dead. No proverb, however, seems to proscribe writing about the dead with a dark, cutting sense of humor and a jaundiced appraisal of their worldly accomplishments.
Mourning Remembrance: A Collection of Mocking Obituaries Ripped From the Headlines is t ... More >>
The glorious San Fernando Valley. Spatially vast, heavily populated, and wildly lacking in proper places to drink. Or so we thought. Today, it's time to put your ignorance to bed and minimize the attitude long enough to see the truth -- that from Burbank to Agoura Hills you can always find a decent ... More >>
MuscleNerdTree down in L.A.Update: PCH was reopened, and so was the Grapevine. Record rainfall was recorded around Southern California, with downtown Los Angeles seeing 2.42 inches Sunday compared with 1.48 inches on the date in 1943. See more records after the jump.
The first week of spring ... More >>
"It's the young and hip Oscars!"
So chirped Anne Hathaway when returning to the mic after 50 year-old winner Melissa Leo--looking much more legitimately glamorous than in those for your consideration ads she controversially self-financed--spontaneously let the word "fucking" escape her lips whil ... More >>
Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles.
The Nonsexist Wordfinder: A Dictionary of Gender-Free Usage
Author: Rosalie Maggio
Publisher: Beaco ... More >>
Last year Dell computers commissioned a study that found that 12,000 laptops are lost each Dell.com/USC Regional History Archivesweek at U.S. airports. Los Angeles leads the pack with 1,200 laptops reported lost or stolen at LAX weekly. Incredibly, most laptops are left behind at security checkpoint ... More >>
I guess I've never understood the allure of Army Wives, the Lifetime Channel hit filmed on a real Army base in South Carolina. It's not because most of the adult characters are far more gorgeous and sensitive than the grumpy old potato sacks I remember growing up with on military installations -- th ... More >>