Harold Simmons, the conservative Texas billionaire, has kicked in another $500,000 to back Republican candidate Kevin James, making him by far the biggest spender thus far in the L.A. mayor's race.Simmons is known as a lavish supporter of conservative causes. During the presidential election, he gav ... More >>
A lot of monumental things in metal this year. Some of them involved actual music. Many did not. In honor of the year's end, we gave our notebook a good shaking to help us remember the most important stuff.
Top 20 L.A. Metal Albums of All Time
-Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was jailed for a mo ... More >>
A musical about World War II war brides, Tea, With Music, for which the author, Velina Hasu Houston, has added songs and music for this production, is our Pick of the Week. For all new theater reviews, see below.
This week's stage fature looks a couple of plays aiming to be light fare: Micha ... More >>
"YOU ARE A FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKING MORON AND I AM GOING TO DO PHYSICAL HARM TO YOU WHEN I SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND."
That's an email I received last week. The whole thing. That's all it said. Bolded and everything. It came from a guy I've met three times. I guess don't necessarily hate him, but I don't li ... More >>
A blind man's freakout aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from LAX to Fort Lauderdale became a vivid nightmare of a trip for some of those aboard, who waited 10 hours on a Houston tarmac over the weekend.
Flight 310, normally about a 5-hour trip, ended up being an overnight, 19-hour ordeal after the p ... More >>
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Around the time OJ was acquitted I began college at a private liberal arts school in the lower midwest, a place where students who didn't get into Northwestern came to spend their parents' money on drugs. They also filled their dorm rooms ... More >>
AHFL.A.'s AIDS Healthcare Foundation is trying to transform the porn industry by having the government require condoms for adult actors.
Now it wants inside your bedroom for Valentine's Day. Ah, so romantic.
Well, it is "International Condom Day" and, as such, the foundation is, er, rolling ... More >>
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On November 29 we published a post containing the results of our "Niggas In Paris" linear regression. During the encores of their current Watch The Throne tour, Jay-Z and Kanye Wes ... More >>
Editor's Note: Writer Jessica A. Koslow is a USC master's student writing her thesis on krumping. Know Your L.A. Hip-Hop Dances explores some of the most popular street dances in our city.
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APChristina Taylor Green.The youngest victim of the weekend massacre in Arizona, 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, was the daughter of Dodgers East Coast scout John Green.
Green told a reporter that he has a lot of anger over the attack would like to spend some one-on-one time with suspect ... More >>
Country singer-songwriter Mike Stinson, the consummate indie underdog, spent the better part of two decades in Los Angeles quietly churning out a slew of uniformly first-rate original honky-tonk ballads. While beloved by local fans (and music journalists), Stinson enjoyed few other rewards an ... More >>
In 2008, photographer Ejen Chuang decided to head out to Anime Expo, which had just moved to downtown Los Angeles. He thought he would be there for just a few hours, but ended up spending the entire weekend at the anime mega-con photographing cosplayers. A year later, Chuang was setting up his porta ... More >>