See also: *10 Best Stand-Up Comedy Shows in Los Angeles *12 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013 *Our Latest Theater Reviews The 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival is upon us, which means drama, stand-up, improv, music, socializing and lots and lots of one-person shows are headed to the area around Santa Monic ... More >>
When it comes to knowing Los Angeles' food mainstays, those who are visiting for the first time could do themselves a big favor by studying episodes of TNT's Southland (which also happens to be the best cop show on television). There are a handful of main characters on this Peabody-award winning ens ... More >>
If your spider-sense has been tingling lately it's because, today, The Amazing Spider-Man brings everyone's favorite arachnoid dude back to theaters. But while not everyone's looking forward to this Tobey Maguire-less incarnation, it does present an excellent opportunity to revisit the Spider-Man t ... More >>
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. It is a very long list. There were also awards given for lifetime achievement (Wolfgang Puck!) and humanitarian of the year (Charlie Tr ... More >>
Los Angeles chefs made a strong showing among the semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Awards, which were announced today. Local nominees for the Best Chef, Pacific award include Josef Centeno (Lazy Ox Canteen), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), David Feau (The Royce at the Langham), Matt Molina (M ... More >>
Ron Paul, the ultra-right candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, didn't get too much time in the sun here on the ultra-left coast. Well, at least a pop-art poster of his likeness didn't. Though some of his libertarian views might be sympatico with the feelings of the rich of Beverly ... More >>
Gay rights icon Harvey MilkOn Sunday, May 22, California will once again celebrate Harvey Milk Day. Blogger Michael Petrelis opines that one major gay rights group is doing a lousy job of educating the general public about the former San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated in 1978. Th ... More >>
A. ScattergoodMing Tsai poolside at The Standard in Hollywood If you spend any time watching cooking shows on PBS, you'll know who Ming Tsai is. Or if you've read any of his cookbooks -- the fourth, Simply Ming: One-Pot Meals, has just come out -- or watched old Food Network television. Or s ... More >>
A. ScattergoodMing Tsai poolside at The Standard in Hollywood In the first part of our interview with cookbook author and longtime television cooking show host Ming Tsai -- yes, he has a restaurant too, if you're anywhere near Wellesley, Mass. -- the chef talked about the evolution of food T ... More >>
Guided by VoicesYou could almost feel the pop geeks pinching themselves when Dayton, Ohio's favorite former fourth-grade schoolteacher Robert Pollard announced earlier this year that Guided by Voices would reunite to play the Matador at 21 festivities, and then do a reunion tour too. The tou ... More >>
As the recession continues, more and more women are turning to the world's oldest profession to support their loved ones
Proving once again that the Weekly is your place for bedbug news. According to exterminator Terminix, Los Angeles ranked No. 10 in bedbug infestation nationwide, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. At least we're not New York, which leads the country in bedbugs. Bedbugs are small, delightfu ... More >>
Also, Electric Six, Heartless Bastards, Scissors for Lefty and more
The rise of classically informed indie music, one awesome photograph of MC 62 Foot Jesus, and my thoughts on "conflict of interest" in music criticism today. ALSO, a member of Grizzly Bear getting crunk in a Cincinnati, OH parking lot. It's kind of like US Weekly for obscure people.
Harry Nilsson Tribute Bordello, Jan. 15 "Happy Birthday, Harry," one of the band's singers said into his mic before a bandmate whispers in his ear. "What? Oh. It's not his birthday." No, it was 14 years ago today that Harry Nilsson's heart gave out. It's appropriate though that tonight's celebra ... More >>
The voice of Power 106 What’s a few hundred pounds between friends?
Little Miss Sunshine lights into the American family
Including this week's pick, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer-Trash Housewife
And weekend theater reviews
LES SAVY FAV, THE HOLD STEADY, THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW, SWEARING AT MOTORISTS at Avalon, February 21
For Feb. 17 - 23
With the Lights Out takes us through the past, starkly
What can save L.A.’s broken neighborhood councils?
Jeffrey Anderson investigates the turbulent world of L.A.'s flagship refugee agency and its mysterious director, Nikki Tesfai
Kristine McKenna talks with graphic journalist Joe Sacco
Sailing the solar wind to the stars
How the international justice system works
The new age of intolerance
The best dishes of 1999
GeoCities founder David Bohnett just wanted to make the WWW a community. Now he's worth $350 million.
An argument for ending the war now
All options are bad — but the worst is leaving Albanians to the mercy of Milosevic
The creator of the California pizza