The James Beard Book Broadcast and Journalism awards were held this past Saturday night, and a whole new crop of book authors, TV and radio folks and food journalists were honored with what is still considered the food world's greatest honor -- a James Beard medal. You can see the full list of win ... More >>
Calling Los Angeles high school geniuses! Chicago has its very own awesome food blog and magazine written by high school kids. Surely L.A. can top that.
It's a case of local boy makes good -- make that two local boys -- at this year's James Beard Awards. Our own Jonathan Gold won the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award while Patrick Kuh of Los Angeles magazine won the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award. In the first ever ... More >>
Freddie Gibbs collaborates with Bun B, Chuck Inglish, Chip tha Ripper and Dan AeurbachHey! It's a new rap supergroup and Snoop Dogg isn't involved this time. Our favorite L.A. (via Gary, Indiana) nĂĽ-gangsta rapper Freddie Gibbs has teamed up with an almost all-star lineup for an outfit tent ... More >>
James BeardTwitter is at it again. The 2010 James Beard Award Finalists were announced this morning via the foundation's Twitter account. L.A's Suzanne Goin, of Lucques, AOC Wine Bar, Hungry Cat and Tavern was nominated for Outstanding Chef, while Matt Molina of Mozza and Michael Cimarusti of ... More >>
Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq drama tops our annual critics' survey
OK, so imagine you're a girl, and you like to rock. Your mom's boring, your dad likes Beyonce, your brother sneaks away to listen to the Jonas Bros. when no one's paying attention. That leaves you in your bedroom with your garage-sale ukulele and some sort of foggy notion about wanting to learn how ... More >>
Amidst the failed federal bailout and the ensuing stock market tumble, the media world had its own depressing contribution to today's news cycle. Tampa-based Creative Loafing, owners of the second largest alternative weekly chain in the country, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. T ... More >>
Dark and violent movies top the years best. What are we at war or something?
The First Annual L.A. Weekly Film Poll
Scott Foundas responds to Eberts critic-bait