This year felt like a year of growing pains for art in Los Angeles. Maybe that's because 2012 started as Pacific Standard Time -- that regionwide, Getty-funded series of exhibitions on SoCal art history -- wound down and the art community shifted attention from past to present. Maybe it's because th ... More >>
Updated with the initiative winning. The industry says it will challenge the measure in court. First posted at 9:38 p.m. Tuesday.
Despite disapproval from the porn industry, the Los Angeles Times and the L.A. Daily News, the L.A. county initiative that would mandate condoms in porn was winning toni ... More >>
A week before the big election and the epic battle around here isn't Obama versus Romney or Sherman versus Berman. No, it's nasty versus safe sex.
Only in L.A. would one's pornographic preference become a ballot issue for the ages.
The latest shot in the war over measure B, which would mandate con ... More >>
The battle over L.A. county's controversial condoms-in-porn measure is being fought through video clips, its seems. How apropos?
Adult video industry opponents of measure B, which would require condoms for porn production in much of the county, have produced a new video (after the jump) depicting t ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a new response from the pro-condom side. First posted at 3:04 p.m.
In its battle against mandatory condoms, the porn industry has enlisted the help of ... the guy who sparked the adult biz syphilis scare and production shutdown in summer?
Yep. The performer who goes by t ... More >>
The folks behind a ballot measure that asks you, the L.A. County voter, to make condoms mandatory in porn, officially kicked off their campaign this week.
Measure B will be on the November ballot, and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has been pushing for mandatory condoms in adult video for ye ... More >>
The strange saga of James Lee, the man suspected of taking hostages at the Discovery Channel's Washington, D.C. headquarters this week, keeps getting more bizarre. ABC News reports that in 2003 he was convicted of smuggling a woman into the United States from Tijuana.
It's an odd revelation ... More >>
James Lee.James Lee, the deceased suspect who police say took three people hostage at the Discovery Channel's headquarters Wednesday, lived in Los Angeles for a spell, with KCAL9 reporting that he lived at the Tivoli Apartments in Hollywood from 1998 to 2000.
Fox 11 News played audio of an i ... More >>
James Lee's mug shot.Updated at 3:05 p.m. with authorities saying the suspect is dead.
The man suspected of taking three hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters outside of Washington, D.C. has a Southern California connection: He lost a job in his hometown of San Diego before going fu ... More >>
Check back here Monday after noon for the upcoming weekend's NEW THEATER REVIEWS of The Little Dog Laughed, Douglas Carter Beane's comedy about being oneself in Hollywood and elsewhere, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; Deborah Pryor's mystical Appalachian one-act The Love Talker at Son of Semele Ens ... More >>