The Twitter "geography of hate" map that's getting so much buzz has nary a splotch of color in Southern California, indicating we are indeed some mellow, peace-loving liberals.
Yes, while the Southeast rages with more racial and homophobic outbursts than a redneck with Tourette syndrome, according ... More >>
After the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots this spring, many Angelenos looked back and marveled at how things have changed for the better and how much farther away from that precipice of chaos we've traveled.
Well, in Orange County, the sense that police are an occupying force in a minority commu ... More >>
Cook on television; nab a book deal. That could be one of the takeaways of the Cooking Stage lineup at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books happening this weekend at USC. Of eight chefs who will give cooking demonstrations, speak, and sign books, five are known for appearing on food shows, includ ... More >>
In this episode of Squid Ink's Venn Food Diagrams, we study Mexican food. Why? Well, because deep down, every single person in this city has a soft spot for the stuff. Whether it be Americanized or not, fajitas or tacos de guisado -- a taco is the archetypal Angeleno meal. In this city, a taco is ea ... More >>
We once said that Patch, that national network of "hyperlocal" news you can snooze to, just doesn't get it. And this completely proves our point.
The ex-editor of Brentwood Patch today published the story of how he was fired last year for running a cartoon that the company's New York editors found ... More >>
The Computer Age. The Digital Revolution. The Information Era. Many also say it's the Food Age. We're bombarded by facts and opinions on how, what and where to eat. How to choose? That's where technology helps by putting ideas into our hands, literally. More and more, travel and food guides are loo ... More >>
We sometimes relish the salty sting of L.A.'s poor-performing ways when it comes to city rankings that range from traffic to penis size.
We can take it.
But we have to call b.s. on this particular list.
The Daily Beast's latest "America's Drunkest Cities" roundup, just published, does not even p ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with the UC Regents voting to essentially head off another tuition increase. First posted at 6:05 a.m.
As expected, UCLA students and other protesters will be out in force at the Westwood Campus today as some of the UC Regents hold a meeting that could ultimately decide the fa ... More >>
Los AbandonedSee also: Los Abandoned to Reunite for One Night Only!
Four years ago, Latin-alternative Spanglish quartet Los Abandoned took the stage for what was billed as the last time. With just two days notice, fans flocked to Tarfest to watch their heroes, who'd been hailed by critics li ... More >>
Marvin Norwood, 30Up until last Thursday, everyone -- including witnesses to the Bryan Stow beating, LAPD officials and California's conservative peanut gallery -- thought March's territorial Dodger Stadium assault was orchestrated by two tattooed Latino men.
"This is a latino problem," wrot ... More >>
We're all familiar with what it means to "get real." (Such as, in the Whole Foods parking lot.) But what does it mean to eat real? Well, according to the agenda of the Eat Real Festival, hitting Culver City on July 16th and 17th, it's about getting up close and personal with what's on your pl ... More >>
The face of a dumb-ass, after the jump.When it comes to the law, pride is a bitch. And detailing the impressive details of your crime on Facebook is one thing -- the Internet is forever -- but getting them permanently tattooed into your flesh, with the distinct possibility that you could one ... More >>
John and Ken.Was it a hate crime?
As the Dodgers head north to do battle with the Giants today, it's an assertion being made by John Kobylt of L.A. station KFI-AM 640's The John and Ken Show. He's talking, of course, about the opening-day beating of Santa Cruz paramedic and San Francisco fan ... More >>
Indonesian street bike, via Marc on KCRW's Good Food blog.Kind of like an advent calendar leading up to the big day, KCRW's Good Food blog will be posting a daily photo (or photos) of street food from around the world everyday now through May 1st, when the station's Global Street Food event h ... More >>
Finger Food/L.A. Weekly Flickr PoolWhether it involved whales vs. sushi chefs, critics vs. chefs or Jonathan Gold vs. "fill in the blank", 2010 was huge for food fights in Los Angeles. Here are the 10 most memorable tiffs of the year, the ones that set the Twitterverse afire.
1) The Cove Tea ... More >>