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 This contest may seem l ... More >>
When it comes to life-impacting stuff -- civil rights, political movements, or education reform, for example -- Los Angeles too often gets overlooked by snobby journalists and intellectual types in New York City and Washington D.C. Let's just admit it: They don't take L.A. seriously and they hate ... More >>
This is the year Latinos will overtake whites as the largest ethnic group in California. (Pete Wilson is turning in his grave. Wait, he's still alive?!). So says the office of Gov. Jerry Brown in a "Demographic Information" report attached to its new budget plan, released this week. In fact, the ... More >>
On Trespass as a sign of the times
An L.A. Weekly birthday tribute
A. Scattergoodroom with a view at Savory Perhaps it would be easier if we just fitted GPS locators on all of Joe Pytka's former chefs. Imagine an app that gave you the whereabouts and restaurant plans for Bastide exes Ludo Lefebvre, Walter Manzke, and Alain Giraud all at one time. Such an app ... More >>
Brian Quintana.Hollywood producer Brian Quintana (Superman: Man of Steel) has announced he filed papers to challenge Barbara Boxer for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in California's June primary. He says he would be the first "person of color" to represent California in the senate. ... More >>
Its Angel Time for the famed author
Because it's awards season and there's no holiday cheer
How Howard Bragman, Hollywoods coming-out guru, helps gay actors tell the truth
California gubernatorial candidate and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is making a campaign stop in L.A. today, with former president Bill Clinton appearing with him at a news conference at Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood -- where they plan to talk about "green technology." Patrick Range ... More >>
The Adler posse knows a thing or two about the concert business. Lou Adler, the patriarch, is responsible for some of the great American cultural touchstones of the past 40 years, and a few of these moments are showcased on the wall of his home office in Malibu. There's the movie poster for The ... More >>
Small donors aside, he's awash in cash from big labor and business. Can he say no?
Also, defending Obama, community spirit and Igor's makers
When upheaval at the L.A. Times is the good news
The horror, the horror
Beck gloats while L.A. blazes
Paramount Pictures chief now obeys his DreamWorks masters
Featuring Prince as Joni, Emo as jock-jam
And Hoopla: harrumph, hurrah
When USC and UCLA put on their academic game faces, nothing less than the future of the city is at stake
Borat slumps, Dubya dies, Fields goes free and Lansing dishes?
1970s L.A. songwriter Judee Sill: a mystery, a myth, a dream that almost came true
Bruce Wagner infects his novels with madness, celebrity, name-dropping, drugs and sex. And that's just the realism.
Remembering a notorious show-biz son of a gun
Quasi-legal squads raid street vendors
Where will The Pelicans droppings land next?
The New York Times pursuit of an entertainment writer
Gray Davisí role in the Coastal Commission shakeup
Not this time: New mag publishers Pat Buchanan and Taki Theodoracopulos take on the neoconservatives
Reeling in Michael Eisner
Comix degenerate Mike Diana and plundering mixmaster John Oswald
Rogan desperately seeks the center
Can Elliott Smith save pop music?
John Seabrooks furrowed Nobrow
Fast-food workers at Staples Center want a deal before Democrats arrive
Bomp turns 25
City reconsiders subsidies for Playa Vista
Riordan and unions win big at the polls