Lil Wayne has just released his tenth studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II. Nowadays he sometimes feels like an old man playing catch-up in a style he practically invented. Whereas as recently as 2007 we were getting vivid gems like "I'm so motherfuckin' high, I could eat a star," now we're just ... More >>
By Lina Lecaro and Andrea Domanick Nothing is a more fun cultural zeitgeist indicator than what folks wear for Halloween. And, of course, musical personalities are prime fodder. So here are our predictions for what will be the most common music costumes this year. Of course, despite the fa ... More >>
Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson (pictured) shot Tupac to death, according to his uncle, Keffe D."A barrel-chested black man with a front tooth missing, relaxed yet instinctively cautious, is seated across from four spellbound cops in a glass-walled conference room at 8200 Wilshire Blvd." So beg ... More >>
Will his old tricks still work?
Glock: American as apple pie (except it's Austrian).On Tuesday in SoCal Sen. Barbara Boxer finally came out and said what a lot of liberal politicians were probably biting their tongues about: Let's take another look at national gun control laws in the wake of Saturday's Tucson massacre that ... More >>
An Avenues gangster testified in court that an alleged cop killer said he "fucked up" when he heard the news that he fatally shot Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Juan Escalante in the early morning hours of August 2, 2008. Deputy Juan Escalante Greg Mondragon, 15, was one of a handful of D ... More >>
Top 5 Songs for Shooting Your Gun in the Air at Midnight
So, it happened. You got a date. It could be a first date, or maybe just a night out with your special someone, but either way you're going to need a plan. Los Angeles offers an endless array of nighttime activity and it's easy to be paralyzed by all the possibilities. That's where Squid Ink's Date ... More >>
Lawless, south of the border-style speakeasies get a grip on L.A.
Gun Suit Shot Down A Ninth Circuit Appeals panel has rejected a lawsuit, filed against gun manufacturer Glock, related to the 1999 Granada Hills shooting at a Jewish community center and the subsequent murder of a letter carrier. Two judges ruled that Glock cannot be held responsible for the illegal ... More >>
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