L.A.-based rapper Nova Rockafeller has a well-deserved reputation for being provocative, but she's actually got a decade of hard work under her belt, and just played a series of wildly successful CMJ shows in New York. Ahead of her free show tonight at the Improv, we talked with the Boardwalk/Merc ... More >>
In California, home of the legal medical marijuana dispensary, there has been a lot of concern about stoned driving and whether or not it's bad for your road skills (most legit studies seem to say it is). Now comes research out of Canada that claims young adults -- college-age people -- are driving ... More >>
A Canadian doctor flew off the deep end this week when he declared that pure ecstasy was essentially safe. While many still debate the safety of MDMA, the jury is still out -- and there's plenty of anecdotal evidence, including deaths in Los Angeles, the rave capital of the nation, to promote cauti ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #167 for Saturday, June 2, 2012 See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Globetrotting Blues Fanatics! Hello from Vancouver, Canada. The Canadian dates have started and I am glad to be back on the road. Tonight's show is a great one all the way through. A great warm weather mix tape tha ... More >>
â€‹Attention struggling writers, actors, dancers, singers -- and anyone else foolish enough to take on a career that inevitable leads to waiting tables on Melrose -- this one is aimed at you: Constant, unrelenting bitterness can make you ill. But not just any bitterness, mind you, the strain that ... More >>
Cuteload from Canada.Did you know that 1,460 pounds of ecstasy were confiscated by agents at the northern U.S. border between 2005 and 2009? Compare that to 24 measly pounds at the Mexican border -- barely enough for one day at the Electric Daisy Carnival -- despite hundreds of thousands of d ... More >>
Game's pain [UPDATE, 2:20pm: We just spoke with Patrizia Giolti at the Canada Border Services Agency. She explained to us that Canadian privacy regulations prevent her from releasing details about Game's detention unless he gives his express consent. She added that "what's being reported in t ... More >>
Margy RochlinFarmer's Market in Vancouver's West End We have often studied the notation on our Day-At-A-Time calendars -- Thanksgiving (Canada) -- and wondered what the festival entails. As it turns out, it's a national holiday that lands on the second Monday of October and mirrors our nation ... More >>
If you were one of the countless people who went to Vancouver for the Olympics and stayed for the poutine, you're in luck. Top Chef Canada will be coming to a screen near you (well, if you're still in B.C.) next year. NBC Universal and Canwest have reached an agreement bring the hit reality ... More >>
It's not too surprising that a city that sends its mayor on a $120,000 trip to Europe during a mega-millions budget crisis isn't too thrifty when it comes to things like its telephone lines. But City Controller Wendy Greuel's latest audit is an eye-opener nonetheless: Among other things it fo ... More >>
A homeless man was stabbed to death on Canada's birthday, July 1, as he was waiting in line for food on the corner of Carlos Avenue and Vista Del Mar Street in Hollywood. View Larger Map The victim, a male African American in his 40s, apparently got into a verbal altercation with a Hispanic ... More >>
According to TMZ, Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg chivalrously stepped into a potentially awkward situation at a Norfolk, Virginia hotel, when he claimed that a package of pot mailed from Canada to one of the Doggfather's crew -- was actually intended for him. Snoop then flashed his California medical ... More >>
Plus, L.A. Weeklys award nominees
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country
This month, The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas returns to inject a major dose of comedy diversity into Sin City, rising above and beyond the mainstream standards for standup on the Strip. Amongst the biggest gets for the fest is the Vegas debut of Canada's sketch comedy icons, The Kids in the Hall; ... More >>
One Mexican who doesn't give a caca about citizenship
Tens of thousands of Canadians flocked to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on July 1 to celebrate the country's 141st birthday. The revellers were mostly decked out in red and white - the color of Canada's flag. The Canada Day celebrations began with a military parade through downtown Ottawa. The ce ... More >>
... looks to the Great White North
In honor of my hometown Anaheim Ducks pounding on pussy Canadians to win the NHL Stanley Cup, I dedicate this week’s column to ellos:
Clown Slava Polunin’s very Russian carnival
A look at what the rest of the world is saying
Soldiers are singing 'O Canada.' Is it the beginning of a Vietnam-like trend?
When “south of the border” means America
Big Joe Bralic thought he was Superman. Then the Canadian tried to do a drug deal in L.A.
As real as any doggie or kitty wedding
Should American homosexual couples head north to elope?
What’s love and the INS got to do with it?
With all this talk of marriage, has queer politics gone soft?
Hollywood fights back on runaway production
A new war gives new urgency to the globalization debate
Cannabis vs. the courts
Diversions in the dark
The odd look of democracy
Why the three-day trade summit will fail
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