Ew, old people. They're so old! Especially that Billy Crystal. What is he, 105? Get off the stage! In your electric walker! If you buy into the prevailing narrative of the post-Oscars Twitterverse, all Academy voters are elderly, with a quirky fondness for nostalgic moving pictures about moving pic ... More >>
Yes, bookstores are closing all around us, from the giant Borders to the tiny Village Books. But Angelenos still read, and to prove it, we asked LA Weekly's staff writers, editors and freelance contributors to tell us their favorite book they read this year, and why. Answers after the jump. What's ... More >>
Warner Bros.We'd rather be driving the 405Turns out a lot of you did stay home for Carmageddon. (Good boys and girls) And you watched some really shite movies. (Bad). Well, at least you showed some L.A. love, as at least two of your top five on-demand pics over the weekend were rooted right ... More >>
After 10 years, seven movies, six Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers, four directors, two dead parents, one grating house elf, and incalculable amounts of CG wizardry, pubescent growing pains, budding romances, and apocalyptic fire and brimstone, we've finally arrived: Bespectacled Harry ... More >>
And the kids are not all right in Part 1 of the franchise's finale
What is this, a Leaky Cauldron for ants? No, it is a miniature diorama made by miniaturist Mary Ciccolella (a.k.a. Don't Make A Scene). Check out the wonderful detail on this thing. I can't remember if the Leaky Cauldron plays an important role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (or HP7 ... More >>
That old black Potter magic continues to beguile.
With so much music available at the click of a mouse, do tastemakers really need hard copies anymore? Is it worth the waste?
Keeping Harry Potter's secret
New Potter mines the depths of adolescent angst