Who is Ronnie the Limo Driver? The part of the country that doesn't listen to Howard Stern and his pranksters learned the answer to that question when an unidentified Stern fan tricked CBS2/KCAL 9 Los Angeles into putting him live on the air as a "spokesman" for California Department of Fish and G ... More >>
See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament Last weekend's first annual L.A. Art Book Fair brought more than 200 independent publishers, galleries and booksellers from more than 20 countries to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA to talk art, hock prints and ... More >>
Five years ago, William Close's house in Malibu caught fire and burned to the ground. This was even more devastating because his life's work -- a collection of giant, almost sculptural instruments, including something he calls his Earth Harp, painstakingly constructed over the past decade -- acted a ... More >>
Venice-based, classically-trained pianist Ken Elkinson has often become outraged on the road, such as while witnessing other drivers reading, changing clothes, or putting on makeup while behind the wheel. He even once saw a man smash the window of another man's sedan with a baseball bat. See also: ... More >>
KGETThe mile high club was taken to a new high recently when a couple north of L.A. had sex while skydiving and apparently videotaped it. The cops in Taft, California were investigating the stunt, reportedly conducted to get the attention of radio shock-jock Howard Stern, and the FAA was awa ... More >>
YouTubeLo queria verrrrrWhen Justin Bieber plays Los Angeles, it's teen-spirit mayhem, no doubt. And when Justin Bieber plays New York, things get way totally out of hand, for sure. (To the chaotic tune of possible assault. Though to the shrieking tween hordes, it might as well have been an a ... More >>
Nick Cave is a fan. What are you waiting for?
Andrea DomanickTracii GunsSaturday marked the first Venice Beach Spring Fling Festival, a new seasonal counterpart to its Summer Music Festival showcasing local bands and artists. The locally sponsored Fling is only the most recent effort from the community to prove that there's more to the b ... More >>
ChristwireThe mega-trollers, in costume as Bryan Blake and Mike WatsonChristwire.org is a joke. IT'S NOT REAL. Not a genuine bone in its blogroll. (Except for when they also fool their Christian freelancers.) Every day, the two dudes who run Christwire read hundreds of your angry comments a ... More >>
Phoebe SnowPhoebe Snow, singer of the 1970s hit "Poetry Man," died Tuesday in Edison, NJ. She was 60 years old. After being discovered at New York City's The Bitter End in 1972, the singer rose to fame with her Grammy-nominated 1974 self-titled album. She had suffered a brain hemorrhage in ... More >>
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What to do in L.A., January 2-8
All photos by Shannon CottrellLet's get something straight -- Denis Leary is not one for conspiracy theories. However, last night at Book Soup to sign copies of his new book Why We Suck, the actor dropped plot details about the upcoming season of his hit series Rescue Me. Possibly an exclusive, what ... More >>
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