Miracle Mile is pretty much smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles. It got its name for its improbable rise from a dirt farm road to a mid-century shopping destination, one of the most desirable areas in L.A. in the 1950's. That distinction diminished as other neighborhoods developed "downtowns" of ... More >>
Bordered by the Pacific, the Palisades and the 405, Santa Monica is home and host to every shade of bar and every breed of drinker. Tourists may be our bread and butter, but they're also the bane of our existence, and we prefer our drinking establishments to be minimally invaded by camera toting, di ... More >>
As we all know, Culver City has gotten very trendy in recent years. Home to famous spots like The Culver Hotel and Sony Studios, Culver City has developed a unique niche, according to one bartender we talked to: "It's where the hipsters go to hang out when they're not on." Whether or not that's true ... More >>
Child-like views delighted our critics this week, with Mike Kenney's Walking the Tightrope at the 24th Street Theatre taking Pick of the Week, and a nod to Albie Selznick's magic show Smoke and Mirrors at the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood. There's also a recommendation for an adult comed ... More >>
Family trauma drama Machu Picchu, Texas (pictured above) grabs our Pick of the Week this week. Good reviews also for Noel Coward's Fallen Angels at the Pasadena Playhouse and David Henry Hwang's Chinglish at South Coast Rep. For all New Theater Reviews, and this weekend's comprehensive listing ... More >>
Kathryn Graf's new comedy about women slipping into middle-age, The Snake Can, is this week's pick of the week. Also a nod for Cathy Rigby reprising her decades-long performance in Peter Pan. See below for all the latest New Theater Reviews, and this week's comprehensive stage listings.
Also, two s ... More >>
Google just unveiled 3D maps that let you virtually fly over Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The cool visuals, however, aren't available for iPhone and iPad users yet; they're only good for Google's own Android system for now.
According to the company, L.A. and Long Beach are among 15 American cities ... More >>
If it weren't for geeks keeping tech companies honest we'd still be using Windows 95 and paying AOL for dial-up.
Two L.A. men, Dodd Harris and Stephen Sabatino, are seeking class-action status for a suit against Google. Their issue?
The duo claims that some Google Android phone apps don't work, an ... More >>
The Girl Scout Cookie season is just about to start, an annual event to which some of us look forward with more anticipation and excitement than Christmas. If you were not lucky enough to have a co-worker waving around Girl Scout Cookie order forms at the office last month, and you're loathe to sca ... More >>
hotgirlswithiphones.comOkay, guys. We know you're sizing up potential mates for that overpriced Valentine's Day meal.
And we know you all want your investment to pay off. (Yeah, boys think this way. Really).
Well, here's a little intel for you:
Startups is a new column about new companies, big ideas and bold discoveries happening in the L.A. area.
The idea was simple: Take all those moments captured on smartphones and make something tangible out of them, fusing the online and the offline world. That's what Josh Brooks set out to do when h ... More >>
If you're a thoroughly modern 'tard who can't take two steps without consulting your smartphone for directions (guilty), then Google has a new update that should help you with the finest details of moving around the world.
It'll even assist you with finding a restroom. Unfortunately, the 6.0 update ... More >>
androidsoftware.usMuch in the same way the iPhone "Smuggle Truck" app set immigrant-rights groups into a tither, L.A. police (along with the nation's top animal-rights activists) are now fuming over a dogfighting app for Android called "Dog Wars."
It's just a game, sure...
Buh-byeJason Calacanis, Internet entrepreneur and "L.A.'s brash tech superstar," thinks the future of the web is streaming video and he's willing to put his money where his mouth is. Literally, since his mouth is on "This Week In Startups," one of the shows featured on streaming video network ... More >>