Paul Thomas Anderson on his new 70 mm film
L.A. would burn through water in single day
The final scene of Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown is the only one actually set in Chinatown. The others take place in downtown offices, fancy clubs, Hollywood houses, or Valley groves. But even though the last scene was shot on location, in the real Chinatown, Spring Street has been emptied of ... More >>
Two exhibitions with Chinatown in the title top this week's list, and both are remakes. One further twists Roman Polanski's already twisted classic film about where incest meets corporate corruption. The other is a sequel to an exhibition that never actually happened.
Far Bar Little TokyoSample glasses of craft beerIn a sign of the craft beer times, Far Bar opened in 2006 as a cocktail bar. Over the ensuing five years, it has morphed into a beer and cocktails bar and, in 2011, thanks to the commitment of co-owners Don Tahara and Mike Gin along with manage ... More >>
lepere/flickrInterior. Good Luck The Place: Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave. (90027) The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat.-Sun. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. The Digs: "Do you want a Shirley Temple?" our father once said as we walked past the bar area of our favorite Chinese restaurant. We were on t ... More >>
Should humans destroy Mother Nature in order to save it?
"You seen my cat?" Yes, we love this place, but that doesn't mean it doesn't get exhausting explaining to everybody else what it is, exactly, that we're doing here. Particularly in summer when the fake tans, overpriced cocktails and newsboy caps worn by people who don't deliver newspapers for ... More >>
LA Weekly Flickr pool/R. E. ~Mexicali Taco & Co.'s salsa fresca It's May, which means it's National Salsa Month, (it's also National Hamburger Month, but we already pre-celebrated in our original burger round-up in February). Apparently, this commemorative holiday comes courtesy Pace Foods, ... More >>