*Read all of first-round matchups in the Best L.A. Novel Ever tournament. *Read the essay kicking off the tournament and see the complete brackets. We read Evelyn Waugh and James M. Cain. We plowed through Dominick Dunne and gave the unjustly neglected Kate Braverman a chance. We learned What Make ... More >>
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. Check out the complete set of brackets here: Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament. Dominick Dunne, the former Hollywood producer ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. Phil Pavel's parents begged him not to go to Northwestern University. They feared that, as the son of a gas-meter reader from Chicago's working-class South Side, he'd be uncomf ... More >>
It was a real-life Perry Mason moment in the public trial of Scotty Bowers' credibility. In his sensational memoir, Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, Bowers claims he procured female lovers for Katharine Hepburn and had threesomes with Cary Grant and hi ... More >>
Vanity FairElizabeth Taylor gets her first posthumous book.It's never too soon to capitalize on a fallen angel. At least, that is, if you're Vanity Fair magazine. The publication announced this week that it's publishing a book about Elizabeth Taylor. And, yeah, it's coming at you quick. Bec ... More >>
There was definitely something in the air this weekend in Los Angeles, and it wasn't just ash and smoke. There was a restlessness only further provoked by the heat, raging fire and a week of high profile deaths that began with the loss of Ted Kennedy and Dominick Dunne and ended with that of Adam "D ... More >>
The murder retrial of music-producing legend Phil Spector resumed today with the momentary return of Dominick Dunne, the Vanity Fair correspondent who'd sat through the first trial in all its melodramatic glory. Dunne arrived at Department 106 this morning solely for pleasure and had not come to tow ... More >>
How a struggling murder trial earned a sequel
Trial wrap-up: A jurors Lana Clarkson fantasies and failed casserole strategy as the Wall of Sound architect gets away with what?
Hanging a jury, listening to Phil Spectors basement tapes
Warning: Spector verdict spoiler
With friends like Punkin Pie...
Coming to terms with Phil Spector
Tell it to the judge: Bruce Cutler's California adventure
Robert Blake’s trial goes to the jury
Robert Blake, inside out
"There was tons of blood"
A conversation with Clive Barker