L.A. Weekly is determining the best L.A. novel ever by holding a tournament featuring 32 of our favorites in head-to-head matchups, until there's only one novel standing. For further reading:
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament Brackets
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: More Matchups
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In the first installment of our cookbook and gift pairings, we focused on The Art of Fermentation. We move on to the notable protein-themed cookbooks released this year, with a little something to go along with your latest Great Meat Cookbook gift endeavors.
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Mitch Lucker, vocalist for revered Riverside extreme metal band Suicide Silence, died early this morning from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach last night. He was 28 years old.
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This particular author loves to see the look on the faces of some pan-Pacific immigrants when he tells them Asians and Mexicans are brothers and sisters from way back; we're practically related. (It's a look of repulsion, shock and denial, followed by vomiting).
Of course, all humans are brothers a ... More >>
Los Angeles TimesCity Council President Eric Garcetti shows his support.Just now, the L.A. City Council unanimously approved a joint resolution to officially "support" the Occupy L.A. demonstration and "demand accountability and results from the banks we invest taxpayer dollars in." (Full tex ... More >>
Jake OgleThe Classic American Pale Ale
American Pale Ales, arguably the most popular beer style for craft brewers, tend to range between 5-6 % alcohol by volume (abv). That makes them what some beer geeks call "sessionable," meaning you can enjoy quite a few of them in a single sitting witho ... 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.
Here's some news sure to hearten the laid-off crew of Two and a Half Men. According to local boy Dr. Frank McCoy's ... More >>
Fa la la la la, la la la jail.Tis the season for good tidings, joy and DUIs.
The LAPD has been on a mission to catch drunk drivers and illegals motorists without drivers licenses (whose cars can be taken and sold for the benefit of the cash-strapped city) so look out.
On that note we have y ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Also, all of Takosher's food, including the brisket, which is slow-cooked for six to eight hours, must be prepared on the truck rather than in a prep kitchen." Takosher: Nation's First Kosher Truck Dishes Up Brisket & Latke ... More >>
Christie BishopJonagold apple, minus first biteThe top-level Dining Deck of the new Santa Monica Place mall seems almost custom-designed to make native Angelenos grumpy. The redesign scooped out all that was pleasant about the old mall, one of Frank Gehry's breakthrough projects, with all the ... More >>
wine.comGift Baskets Are So Last YearLadies and gentlemen, a polite reminder. The quintessential dinner party dilemma is not whether to risk veering from Mapquest directions, but what to take as a host/hostess gift. If you regularly arrive at the door without a small token of thanks, such as ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso see this week's STAGE FEATURE on Polish theater unmaskedNEW REVIEW GO THE DEBATE OVER COURTNEY O'CONNELL OF COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA â€‹Photo courtesy of Chalk Repertory TheatreIf we're to believe playwright Mat Smart, which is probably not a good idea, the bloody rampag ... More >>
THE LATEST NEW REVIEWS ARE EMBEDDED IN THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso see this week's STAGE FEATURE on Polish theater unmaskedHELL'S KITCHEN ABLAZE by Tommy Carter is being reviewed this weekend Check back here Monday afternoon for the latest NEW THEATER REVIEWS seen over the weekend ... More >>
Legendary Brazilian tropicalia group Os Mutantes, whose work in the late 1960s fused Brazilian samba rhythms with Beatle-esque baroque pop, will perform at the Echoplex on August 28. The band, who recently signed to the LA-based Anti- imprint, are getting ready to release their first studio album in ... More >>
THE LATEST NEW REVIEWS ARE EMBEDDED IN THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS
MOLOTOV COCKTAIL FLUNG IN THE COLD
Photo courtesy of HighwaysThat's the PR description for the "Free Performative Mixtape (dub)zeck being staged at Highways on Saturday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m. And it's free.
"Plunging Pa ... More >>
Who is the "Los Angeles Rapist" killed in Ohio about two hours ago? My phone rang in the newsroom minutes ago, and it was "Mitch" at TV station WSYX, the ABC/Fox affiliate in Columbus, letting us know that a black serial rapist suspect had been killed by police in a huge drama that shut down the int ... More >>
The Last Roundup Kevin Kachikian, the final defendant in the Anthony Pellicano RICO trial to be sentenced, is scheduled in federal court Monday morning. See story here later today.Mini-Madoff Fallout A $10 million contribution to the ailing Children's Museum may turn out to be a financial mirage, th ... More >>
Cardinal Roger Mahony, the Roman Catholic leader of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, has been keeping somewhat of a low-profile in the battle over same sex marriage in California, but he can't keep his name out of the headlines any longer. One of the most powerful and influential Catholic priests in ... More >>
By Brick Wahl
Ya gotta love my buddy Dean, he's a nut. And inspired, brilliant, funny, knows everything and everybody Sicilian motormouth of a musician from New York City with a heart the size of Indiana. A place he probably hates. So Dean begins emailing and calling me at work on Monday morning (n ... More >>