By Hillel Aron
Echo Park is, depending on your point of view: the poor man's Silver Lake, the rich man's Highland Park, the Williamsburg of the West Coast, a 40,455-personl working-class burg full of diversity and a wee bit of gang violence. Or, it's that strange little neighborhood you drive throu ... More >>
Mary Sue Milliken, as always, is in the midst of a zillion things. The food activist, TV personality and chef-owner with Susan Feniger of Border Grill has been a vocal advocate of passing Proposition 37, the ballot initiative that would make the labeling of GMO products law in California.
Milliken ... More >>
In the biggest fireworks fail since the invention of Viagra, Port of San Diego officials apologized for a "technical glitch" that turned its 4th of July "Big Bay Boom" into a premature explosion:
Yep, all the works went off at once about 5 minutes before the 9 p.m. start time of the show above Glor ... More >>
Beer Belly's Backyard Boogie:
The Filipino grillmasters at the The Park's Finest are joining forces with Beer Belly to host their 2nd annual "Backyard Boogie," an afternoon stocked with plenty of BBQ and beer. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can enjoy smoky pulled pork, hot links, coconut beef, bibingka ... More >>
Budding indie pop artist Julia Holter spent nearly three years making her forthcoming album Ekstasis, and it seems to have paid off as it's positioned her among other L.A. indie-pop notables and scored her favorable notices from outlets like Pitchfork and NPR.
Of course the 27-year-old Cal Arts gr ... More >>
Courtesy of David YoonAbbott Kinney in Venice, narrowed
Los Angeles is a wide, sprawling city in which five-lane roads are considered small. But what if it were suddenly made narrower?
People dream of the charming streets of Paris, which barely allow two cars to pass each other yet seem a lo ... More >>
Last Thursday, we wondered if ever there had been a country so awesome at turning itself into an all-purpose adjective as the United States. Probably not, if only because the second we heard about it we'd come up with a resource humanitarian reason to swoop in and put the kibosh on it with a ... More >>
strangecosmos.coWind turbines at the AeroVironment facility in Monrovia. Also pretty cool.Reports abound this morning of a possible Al Qaeda attack plan against 11 officials at L.A. County's own AeroVironment Inc., a top drone manufacturer in the U.S. War on Terror.
Employees of the Monrovia ... More >>
TMZDon't be a Lohan.Yes, there will be fireworks going off in your head this holiday weekend. We know our LA Weekly readers.
But don't be a Lohan and stumble or, worse, get your ass busted for DUI.
And, frankly, as you celebrate our quasi-independence from Mexico (joking), there's no excuse ... More >>
Reverge LabsSkullgirls For more on Skullgirls, see "Skullgirls: Screenshots from the Next Big Fighting Game." Check out our E3 2011 category for more coverage from the show. See more photos in Shannon Cottrell's slideshows, "E3 2011: Day One" and "E3 2011: Day Two."
Over the course of E3, th ... More >>
Check out more photos in "Anime Expo 2010: Thursday, Day One," "Anime Expo 2010: Friday, Day Two," and "Anime Expo 2010: Saturday, Day Three."
For Fourth of July weekend, tens of thousands of anime fans headed downtown to the Los Angeles Convention Center for Anime Expo. Many of them were in cospla ... More >>