Lil B, the heavily tattooed Berkeley, California rapper with a gleaming grill and oversized earrings, entered the hip-hop game in 2006 as part of Bay Area rap group The Pack.
Over the last three years he's garnered a tremendous Internet following, popularizing the words "swag" and "based," the lat ... More >>
Nick Hornby rose to fame for expertly explaining the man-boy world to legions. His memoir Fever Pitch chronicles his devotion to the Arsenal football (soccer) league. His novels High Fidelity, About a Boy and, more recently, Juliet, Naked talk of grown men still struggling with relationships.
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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.
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Updated at the bottom with a quote from J.K. herself. First posted at 11:44 a.m.
Merry Christmas, nerds.
Looks like Harry Potter the theme park is coming to town even though we know you've been way too nice.
The place will likely be called Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And it'll be loc ... More >>
AmazonIf you've been in Alton Brown withdrawal since the Food Network aired the last episode of Good Eats back in May, perhaps secretly watching episodes on YouTube when you should have been watching, well, the Food Network I guess, you now have something to look forward to. Brown's third Goo ... More >>
Hermione Granger & Draco Malfoy would like a martini. Right now, please.The grim reality that Hollywood has, at least temporarily, exhausted its source material for the Harry Potter books is setting in. What to do, what to do? Drown your sorrows in these clever cocktails devised by The Backya ... 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 >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
For years the most popular method of getting through the workday for America's busines ... More >>
Associated PressCanned AND FAKE unicorn meat
True, the meat industry is not particularly known for having a sense of humor. But a 12 page cease-and-desist letter from a law firm in response to an April Fool's joke? About unicorns?
Seems that on April 1st, online retailer ThinkGeek launched ... More >>
You may not know who Jay Electronica is yet, but I'm willing to bet that you would had he chosen a better name. Jay Electronica does not sound like the one of the most buzzed about rappers of 2008. Jay Electronica sounds like the name of a small-potatoes Milwaukee techno DJ circa 1999 who magicall ... More >>