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 This contest may seem l ... More >>
As she campaigns for mayor, Wendy Greuel has repeatedly stressed one thing that distinguishes her from her top two rivals: She has private-sector experience.Indeed, Greuel's resume includes a four-year stint at DreamWorks -- something that neither Jan Perry nor Eric Garcetti can claim -- which says ... More >>
Most fund-raisers for President Obama's reelection campaign are more like the $40,000-per-couple dinner reportedly being organized by Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg Oct. 7. But, then again, Obama is a Democrat. According to a campaign email, you can see him at his big Nokia Theater shindig dow ... More >>
Fig & OliveFig & Olive executive chef Pascal Lorange Last night, President Obama arrived at Fig & Olive, where he delivered a speech to 120 guests -- each of whom paid $17,900 to attend the private fundraising dinner (guests who brought a date paid $35,000, saving a whopping $400 per person). ... More >>
Tavern's websitethe dining room at Tavern As you probably know already -- hopefully, if you're going to be in a car anywhere on the Westside later today -- President Obama is in town. Why? Why do you think: the man is fundraising in a place that has historically been very kind to him. So, the ... More >>
Why ugly and grumpy Steve is beating smart and beautiful Kamala
Make no mistake, Hollywood's biggest political players are lining up behind the 2010 re-election bid of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, The Hill has reported.Film director Steven Spielbergâ€‹From David Geffen to Barbra Streisand to Steven Spielberg, the liberal/entertainment establishment gave Boxer bar ... More >>
Los Angeles's urban inferiority complex has been seriously challenged in light of recent food news: we are a terrific deli town. Or so claims David Sax, author of Save the Deli, the website and book that just hit stores . Sax will be here next week to discuss all things deli at Langer's on Wednesday ... More >>
California gubernatorial candidate and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is making a campaign stop in L.A. today, with former president Bill Clinton appearing with him at a news conference at Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood -- where they plan to talk about "green technology." Patrick Range ... More >>
It's not exactly as though Los Angeles Democrats were forced to "paper" the house for their party leader's fundraising visit tomorrow, or offer discounted tickets on Price Line.com. Nor, on the other hand, has the event been a scalper's dream. Admission to a pre-dinner reception for President Barack ... More >>
Snider/Spielberg secretly make Disney play, lose Universal deal in the process
Arrest in Homeless Slay Case Benjamin Mathew Martin, 30, was apprehended in Rancho Mirage for the gruesome death of John Robert McGraham, a homeless man who was set on fire last fall in an alley off of Third Street near Berendo Street. Meet the Bark Beetles The news about climate change's effects on ... More >>
No, Er, Yes, Doubt
Small donors aside, he's awash in cash from big labor and business. Can he say no?
Two major shakeups
Myers starts writing, Universal gets pirated, Barker is dumped and Geffen is set to jump
Thar she blows
The writers want it, the moguls want it... what a bunch of idiots
Santa Anas at night, surfers’ delight. Santa Anas in the morning, homeowners take warning.
Paramount Pictures chief now obeys his DreamWorks masters
Remembering a Hollywood legend
The Chicagoan comes out fighting
Is Dean of Arc playing a dangerous game with the Times’ integrity?
Shareholders get burned around the Big Media campfire
Vanity Fair editor reportedly calling friends scumbags on eve of Oscars
Why do journalists lust after the trappings of Tinseltown?
Startling similarities in their Disney parodies
In Hollywood, your car is who you are
Remembering a notorious show-biz son of a gun
Front and center at the Disney-Eisner pissing contest
Where will The Pelicans droppings land next?
Hollywood is not messing its shorts over FBI investigation
Too few laughs in The Hollywood Retorter
Janitors triumph in Bread and Roses
Writers, moguls and Hollywood’s day of reckoning
Dot-coms struggle to create new entertainment form
Can Elliott Smith save pop music?
Writer-director James Mangold
City reconsiders subsidies for Playa Vista
Activists strike last-minute deal with film studio
Reformers get mixed results in targeting major projects
A Gray-Water Adventure on the Mighty L.A.
DreamWorks spins the Bible
The life and fast times of Don Simpson