From bloody amusement park mega-mazes to off-the-beaten-path haunts that push buttons and boundaries in the most raw and brutal of ways, L.A. is a veritable land of freaks and creeps when it comes to Halloween happenings. But which spooky seasonal attractions truly bewitch? Which have the best visu ... More >>
In this week's Voice Film Club podcast, our critics discuss Captain Phillips and Machete Kills, both out on Friday, October 11.
Annoying Orange is one of the biggest successes of YouTube, as the series that started as a lying-in-bed revelation from creator Dane Boedigheimer eventually found 2.4 million subscribers and more than 1.2 billion views online. The series follows its title character as he interacts with other food i ... More >>
When it comes to tattooing, we are fortunate to have an enormous wealth of talent in Los Angeles. Though tattoo culture erupted in mainstream popularity several years ago it was a vital part of L.A. long before that and remains so today. There are artists in every corner of the city, with faithful c ... More >>
Big news: Birmingham, Alabama hard rock outfit Maylene and the Sons of Disaster have a new music video out, and it's also a disaster! The press release says the work, for the song "Open Your Eyes," is akin to a short film. But it's actually torture porn. Even worse: the plot is ridonkulous, and it m ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with the victim's name and more details. First posted at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday. A normally sedate corner of the Westside known for its college-student-friendly apartments and street-dwelling undocumented immigrants looking for work was rocked by a homicide tonight. Gunfire erupt ... More >>
MLBHey now, you're All-Star.Update: We told you so. Latinos are really great at boycotts. As long as they don't involve beer (we're looking at you, Coors), strip clubs or sports. (But grapes -- absolutely). Therefore we don't have high hopes for the great All-Star game boycott of 2011. The ... More >>
Pilar Alessandra.Who are the best people in L.A? We are, of course. (We kid). But seriously, it's that time of year for LA Weekly's "Best of L.A. People" issue and if you're not a people person, it's not for you. While in years past you might have had to wait for the print edition on Thursd ... More >>
Sam SlovickGizmo"They call me Gizmo, I'm trying to go fuck somebody up," the man says with the manufactured intensity of someone who has been locked up 10 of his 27 years. He is 5 feet 6, 170 pounds, bald, buff and gangster-tense. "The devil tickled my feet," he says, considering his journey ... More >>
Every time I think the luxe lonchero trend has hit full cultural penetration, I find food trucks and food truck culture (yes, there is such a thing) cropping up somewhere I'd never expect. If food trucks jumped the shark with those B of A billboards, no one told Madison Avenue. According to The ... More >>
When it's not LOL-funny, Robert Rodriguez's latest is downright dull
"This is Machete, with special Cinco de Mayo message ... to Arizona," says Los Angeles-based actor Danny Trejo, in character as "Machete," the antihero in the Robert Rodriguez film of the same name. The movie, with shades of the Arizona immigration-law battle, also stars Robert De Niro (as a Sherif ... More >>
The Maya Independent Film Series spotlights new work from south of the border.
Smiley Face — filmed in THC
Love in the Time of Cholera, How to Cook Your Life, Salvador Allende
Also reviews of Even Money, In Search of Mozart and Paris Je T’aime
L.A.s Omar Cruz: Could he become the first Mexican-American rap star?
Reviews of Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, The Bridesmaid, this week's pick, Mutual Appreciation and more
A new documentary charts the remarkable rise of actor Danny Trejo
Freddie Roach, baby-faced trainer