One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here.Sam Nassrouie took a call from a distraught mother. They're always distraught. Her daughter was in love and was planning to get married. But the mother was suspicious. The groom ... More >>
Eddie Huang and Vice magazine's latest episode from their web series Fresh Off The Boat debuts today, and the subject is Los Angeles. This is the first of two episodes that will be about our fair city. In this episode, Huang focuses on the Persian community in Little Tehran. Watch the entire (NSFW, ... More >>
Pirooz M. Kalayeh is an energetic and loquacious multi-hyphenate who directed and wrote the film adaptation of Tao Lin's novella, Shoplifting from American Apparel, which has its world premiere tonight at the Los Feliz 3 theater. Combining absurdist documentary and cinematic realism, the dramedy ble ... More >>
Taric, a Sri Lankan immigrant and a regular at Asian Lanka Restaurant in Reseda, is one of those gregarious strangers who can trigger hunger pangs when he speaks to you about food while you wait in line to order. Ingredients and cooking methods leap off his tongue. Even if you're uninterested in the ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
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TIFF 2011's opening night festivities were emblematic of the Festival's sometimes chaotic diversity. While a press screening of the highly-anticipated Moneyball and the world premiere of Davis Guggenheim's U2 doc From the Sky Down thrilled the red ca ... More >>
Sometimes, the size of the book really does matter. And so we're bringing you the Best Impress the Guest Books of 2010. You know, the big boys with photography budgets beyond the average cookbook's entire balance sheet. But with a caveat, of course, as no one needs another flip-through-and-fo ... More >>
Momed, the new Mediterranean restaurant in Beverly Hills, was lucky. It inherited a wood burning oven from the previous occupant, the Italian restaurant Rosti. And so you can have Turkish flatbreads straight from that oven with such toppings as oven-roasted wild mushrooms, akawi cheese and broccoli ... More >>
The elderly owner of a discount store who was shot during an attempted robbery died today. The three men responsible for his death still remain at large.
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The shooting occurred at 4:10 p.m. December 21 at Freidoun Kohainim's 98-Cent store at 1316 West Venice Boulevard near downtown ... More >>