This week, two artists dance with hula-hoops, another uses graffiti to obscure paintings of high-heeled, made-up models and a third installs hairy bronze statues in WeHo.
5. Just say no
In 1962, Judson Dance Theater started at the Judson Church in Greenwich Village. Programming was informal; wri ... More >>
Where Chefs Eat, a new book from Phaidon, is a compilation of the eateries worldwide where 400 chefs like to dine (David Chang, Rene Redzepi Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud, Anita Lo, Fergus Henderson, among them) what they order, and when they like to go (very early, or very late, most likely). Sound fa ... More >>
West Hollywood has come a long way since it was incorporated as its own city on the western fringe of Hollywood in 1984. While its Boys' Town strip along Santa Monica Boulevard can still rival New York's Greenwich Village and San Francisco's Castro district as the gay capital of America, WeHo is a g ... More >>
"I started at the top," Fred Weintraub says of his film career. With no previous studio experience, the former baby furniture salesman and Greenwich Village coffeehouse owner was hired in 1969 as the vice president of creative services at Warner Bros. Pictures, placing him at the top of the studio d ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples
When America's hot dog traditions are discussed, the Talmudic parsing of the Chicago dog and the Detroit coney and the Rochester white-hot, somebody will inevitably bring up the New York hot dog, as if it were an entity conforming to a single, Platonic ideal. And wh ... More >>
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James Beard Foundation
Chances are very few of us will ever get the opportunity to dine at the The James Beard House. Forget the fact that it's three thousand miles away in New York's Greenwich Village; even if it was in your backyard the fact is that James Beard events are typically reserve ... More >>
(UPDATED after jump): An Orange County judge this morning sentenced convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala to death. Judge Francisco Briseno said the former Los Angeles Times typesetter had an "abnormal interest in young girls."
The judge also said Alcala's testimony in court was not credibl ... More >>
LA Weekly flickr pool/djjewelzpigs' ears at the Lazy Ox
When did pig's ear begin to take over the culinary universe? Was it Eric Frechon's delicate curls of pig's ear on the best-of-hog plate at the Bristol in Paris? The whole deep-fried ear April Bloomfield introduced at the Spotted Pig in G ... More >>
The Comfort Table CookbookWhen you're young, beautiful and Billy Joel's ex-wife, apparently you can get away with sitting on the stoop of your four-story Greenwich Village pad, casually nibbling peanut butter cookies while pretending to read the newspaper. And offering authoritative statement ... More >>
Photo credit: Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
Where do you think they make the best almond croissants?
--@LocalLowdownLA, via Twitter
You would think that an almond croissant would be a no-brainer, but I had a damp, wadded specimen last week that tasted ... More >>
New York's Magnolia Bakery is opening a Los Angeles store this fall, according to The Nation's Restaurant News. The bakery, which was started in Greenwich Village in 1996, now has three locations in New York City. (Some people credit Magnolia, which was featured in Sex and the City and The Devil We ... More >>
BY MARC COOPER
The McCain-Palin Campaign, October 2008
No more rulers. No more books. No more Johnny Mac's dirty looks.
I take back what I said yesterday. I had a GREAT time watching the final presidential debate. Not only because Bob Schieffer did a better job than I expected, but because I kne ... More >>
It was time for a vacation and my parents wanted to see me. So I flew back east last Wednesday and visited them in Spring Lake, New Jersey, a beach resort town 60 miles south of New York City.
The Essex & Sussex Hotel on Ocean Avenue in Spring Lake, New Jersey.
The memories blind-sided m ... More >>