Our 2013 Best of L.A. issue came out in early October, but over the years we've found that some of the best places in Los Angeles aren't new or trendy at all -- some are decades old, abandoned, and most assuredly haunted, or so we've heard. 'Tis the season to dig through our archives and find the e ... More >>
Los Angeles may well be ground zero for the let's-meet-for-a-drink cocktail culture, what with all the aspiring Sammy Glicks running around. And the city is crammed with bars and restaurants that cater to them, most of which have the plastic, glossy newness of a TCA chemical face peel. For the rest ... More >>
Is the "millions" spent by memorial-goers on food and rooms mathematically impossible?
SonyAs the L.A. City Council takes up the strange saga of the Michael Jackson memorial next week, the critical question will be whether area businesses really reaped a $4 million windfall for an event that cost taxpayers $3.2 million, and whether memorial organizer Anschutz Entertainment Grou ... More >>
Yesterday Will Oldham, aka Bonnie Prince Billy, did an instore performance at Amoeba Records on Sunset, and West Coast Sound's Nikki Darling was there to report on the scene: Will Oldham gets French pedicures and shows them off while wearing flip-flops and Hawaiian board shorts. That's the first ... More >>
Plot thickens with Bonnie Prince Billys new album, Beware
Could it be last rites for the legendary hotel?
Diving into the newest scenester abyss
Raging against the Establishment
This time, it was impersonal