Sandra Fluke, the activist Rush Limbaugh once called a prostitute because she said her Catholic law school, Georgetown, should offer free birth control for women, is in L.A. today.
She's the headliner at a City Hall rally organized by a group called the Action. What do they want? An end to tax brea ... More >>
In opening news, Pizza Rev (fast-casual "craft your own" pizza concept) is coming to Woodland Hills on December 5. And, as if we need more butter and sugar to stuff ourselves with this holiday season, Georgetown Cupcakes opened in Beverly Hills and Sprinkles at The Grove, channeling Willy Wonka with ... More >>
By Dave Good
The future of music, says Los Angeles inventor Vince De Franco, will be hands-free. Instead of plugging in and tuning up in the conventional sense, musicians will engage various instruments with their minds. They will think the music.
"The research that's going on in terms of reading ... More >>
Summer tomatoes are at their prime, the first fall apples have arrived. Where else but L.A. can you continue to cook your way through the best summer cookbooks by day while starting on those fall reading lists at night?
These are the sort of nightcap-worthy books to pull out when you don't quite f ... More >>
David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony-nominated play about class rifts in America, Good People, now playing at the Geffen, is this week's Pick of the Week, by Neal Weaver. Paul Birchall was also taken with Doug Knott's autobiographical solo show at the Asylum Lab Theatre, Last of the Knotts Find all the lates ... More >>
If watching a gaggle of the country's most arrogant, clueless and regressive men discuss the reproductive fates of millions of American women -- with almost no input from women themselves (apparently, we aren't "qualified") -- left you utterly appalled, perhaps you'll want to attend the annual Plann ... More >>
Frank McCourtâ€‹The Dodger bankruptcy is a tragedy for all involved. All except for Highbridge Principal Strategies, the Wall Street hedge fund that stands to earn $10 million in fees from the deal.Highbridge's managing director, Kevin Griffin, agreed last month to pony up $150 million in bankruptcy ... More >>
Loyola Law School.There's been a stereotype about the millennial generation that it has gone through its scholastic career with "grade inflation" on its side -- the coddling, praising and teacher-torturing ways of its baby boomer parents causing schools to give in and just give praise.
If so ... More >>
West Coast Sound is pleased to premiere the video debut of Sacramento-based Manimal Vinyl act Sister Crayon. "(in) Reverse" comes from the four-piece's upcoming Bellow LP, due out in June. The Robert Ascroft-directed short was shot in Northern California.
After the jump, Sister Crayon singer Te ... More >>
BY MARC COOPER
Yo via Blackberry!
I'm at McCain rally right now Monday nite in Henderson, Nevada on outskirts of Las Vegas.
A poor turnout my friends. I got here 3 hrs ago to beat the crowds. But my daughter just arrived as program is beginning and she got in.
This venue holds about 5k and is n ... More >>