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Just before the end of Instagram's wild year — bought by Facebook for $1 billion, publicly eviscerated by its community for new privacy policies — ... More >>
So you know how you check in on Foursquare to tell us all where you are and thus what you're probably eating, or at least what you're about to take a picture of. (Which is how Mario Batali seems to spend an inordinate amount of time. Cheers, Mario.) And you know how we publish all kinds of Best Of l ... More >>
How attached are you to your phone? Mildly? Or pathologically?
That's the question you really need to answer when confronted with Eva Restaurant's new discount: You get 5% off if you leave your phone at the door.
Chef-owner Mark Gold tells KPCC "it's really not about people disrupting other guest ... More >>
Following the ever-changing taco beat in Los Angeles is often an exercise in both triumph and trepidation. Take for example Tacos Leo, the truck that swept the taco-loving loving community into a mad al pastor fervor two years ago, serving gorgeous chile-imbued swaths of seared pork garnished with a ... More >>
It's just after 10 p.m. and already five comedians have done their thing when comic Eddie Pepitone strides up to start his set. Short, bald and decidedly unhinged, Pepitone gives the air of a blue-collar Buddha: a wizened, workaday sage who happens to be slightly crazy-eyed.
Getting right to the po ... More >>
R.E. Via the Squid Ink Flickr PoolRamenWhere were you on Valentine's Day? Did you go out? Did you stay home? Hit up a bar? While many of us were gorging on sushi or checking out the amazing Lauryn Hill concert, others were partying it up at the Key Club, or following our advice and getting "r ... More >>
Be very alarmed:
The union that represents Los Angeles police wants to be able to track you. Whenever. Wherever. For whatever reason.
Fortunately for you, the U.S. Surpreme Court this week said cops can't attach GPS tracking devices to your car without a judge's okay. (Whew). That hasn't stopped t ... More >>
Nick's CafeWhen poet Suzanne Lummis asked me about "noir" restaurants for a literary series she was curating, the first place that came to mind was Nick's Cafe, a battered diner I hadn't been to since the old railyard it faced out onto had been upgraded to the Los Angeles Historic State Park, ... More >>
John M. via FoursquareThe Wolfpack, high off their big win against JetBlue (and a city of cars) today.The first day of the big 405 closure was disgustingly sunny, carefree, car-free, and otherwise lovely.
We'd go so far as to say there's been a magical warm-and-fuzzy feeling in the air -- ma ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonErika Nakamura and Amelia Posada
"I am six days away from becoming the mayor of this place," says Amelia Posada, "but I left my phone at home!" The co-owner of Lindy & Grundy Meats, the long-anticipated butcher shop on Fairfax, is seated next to her wife and business partner, Eri ... More >>
The Calorie Counters will have their way. First, they took the fun out of fast food, and now they've found a way to use our own (i)phones against us. Today, DailyBurn released a new app called MealSnap with one very fancy and terrifying feature: it can identify and track the calories in ev ... More >>
You know what's awesome? Bars. Seriously. They're just all around great places. Drinks, fun, sometimes a little food...nothing bad there. We also kinda love being able to find bars, using modern marvels like Foursquare, a car navigation system, Yelp or search engines. Little things like tha ... More >>
Mozza2Go logo courtesy of My Last Bite.
Mario Batali is bringing his virtual orange Crocs to Foursquare, the handy smartphone app that allows tech-savvy thieves to follow your trajectory and rob your home while you're out. So we're a little paranoid. Batali, however, isn't.
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foursquareThe international symbol for Americans' letting their constitutional rights die a slow death.We were pretty serious when we encouraged you not to let the federal government violate your constitutional rights by fondling you at the security check points at LAX. And what do you do? Yo ... More >>
There's a new tweeter in town and she's mad as hell. In the last week, @ScrewYouSXSW, the self-proclaimed pissed off wife of a SXSW attendee, has been tweeting about happenings she's been learning about from her husband via text. A number of people at SXSW think this enigmatic person is of ... More >>
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By Irene McGee
It's that time again: the annual liquid re-union that is SXSW has begun. While the more massive crowds show up for the music festival on the 17th, SXSW is also home to the world's biggest tech-fest, SXSWi, which run ... More >>