L.A. Weekly is determining the best L.A. novel ever by holding a tournament featuring 32 of our favorites in head-to-head matchups, until there's only one novel standing. For further reading:
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament Brackets
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: More Matchups
If you can get off the ... More >>
Why are drivers of luxury cars in Los Angeles involved in a bloody binge of hit-and-run driving, leaving innocent victims for dead? Are rich folk out of their minds? This is felony manslaughter, not "oops."
The city is offering a $50,000 reward to help find the driver of a silver or white Mercedes ... More >>
Downton Abbey starts its third season on Jan. 6 on Masterpiece Classic at 9 p.m. -- that would be tomorrow. Fans of the soapy period drama might be imagining the glorious nuptials of the long-suffering Matthew Crawley and the spoiled Lady Mary, or laying bets on whether or not Lord and Lady Grantham ... More >>
Please read L.A.'s Bloody Hit-and-Run Epidemic and Victim Finds Hit-and-Run Driver
Citing an L.A. Weekly probe that unveiled a hit-and-run crisis in Los Angeles, with drivers fleeing 48 percent of all crashes, Councilman Joe Buscaino asked the L.A. City Council to require LAPD to explain how it plan ... More >>
My polling place was closed this morning.
It was supposed to be open at 7 a.m. Yet there we were, about a dozen of us -- the kind of people who, when something is scheduled to open at 7 a.m., show up at 7 a.m. And yet the poll worker at 947 Tiverton was hanging a big sign on the front door: CLOSED ... More >>
What better way to christen the reopening of the 405 freeway following the Carmageddon II weekend shutdown than with a full-blown police chase?
Welcome to Los Angeles.
A high-speed pursuit of a stolen Jaguar (it looked like an XJ to us) marked the reopening of the 405 through the Sepulveda Pass in ... More >>
Outfest, L.A.'s gay and lesbian film festival, ended on Sunday, reminding us that films about the LGBT experience serve an important role in the community, from teaching teenage boys and girls that it's alright to kiss other boys and girls, respectively, to connecting social activists with images su ... More >>
A car like Travolta's missing SL.At the risk of rumor and innuendo, John Travolta really wants his 1970 Mercedes 280 SL back.
Santa Monica police today circulated photos of a vehicle that looks like the missing car in hope someone will spot it. It was reported stolen at 3:46 p.m. on Sunday a ... More >>
Broad foundationDoes Eli Broad (with wife Edythe) collect art to show he's better than you?What inspires rich people to collect masterpieces? Is it art's transcendence, which reaches straight to the heart of humanity? Is it the works' connections to beauty and history in this age of digital d ... More >>
Still from The Gray Kid's "Happy Feet video"
It doesn't take Daniel Baldwin long to tell a joke that punchlines with philosophical rhetoric on the necessities of an on-set blow-job. That he plays the priest in the day's music video only makes it funnier. That the day's setting is the American Appar ... More >>