Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa (above), editors of Slake: Los Angeles -- the beautiful quarterly slab of essays, poetry, photography, fiction and reportage -- were once, respectively, deputy editor and editor-in-chief of this very paper. Now they're celebrating Slake's fourth issue, "Dirt," at the L ... More >>
Other than the term "swine flu," we learned several very important things over the weekend: Bea Arthur (RIP) made a damn good leg of roast lamb, there is definitely a limit to how much grilled cheese one can consume, and that the Belvedere vodka served at our L.A. Weekend festival -- yeah, that stuf ... More >>
The protesters were different this time around. They were young and gay and straight and angry and ready to walk for miles, up and down and across West Hollywood and Hollywood. It had been something they had been doing since the "No on 8" rally on San Vicente Boulevard broke up at eight-thirty in th ... More >>
Last night L.A. Weekly's Mark Groubert stopped by Dr. Drew Pinsky's nationally syndicated radio show, Dr. Drew Live, to chat about his articles on Congresswoman Diane E. Watson and Proposition 5, plus his upcoming book on addiction in America. Earlier this year, Groubert was also on Pinsky's show t ... More >>
*Proposition 6: The Most Implosive
By Max Taves
October 30, 2008
A tiny, unnoticed clause could allow the use of much looser hearsay in trials.
*Questions Still Surround Oliver Stone's W.
By Nikki Finke
October 30, 2008
Winner or loser? Origina ... More >>
Perhaps we were still recovering from last weekend's Detour Festival, or perhaps it's that damn cold going around, but this weekend was relatively mellow in Los Angeles. Even then, L.A. Weekly managed to make the rounds and partake in some exceedingly cool events. We hit up the city's hottest phot ... More >>
On Friday October 10th I had the privilege of guesting on Jonesy's Jukebox Jury on Indie 103.1 FM, hosted by the legendary Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols. Jonesy is one of my favorites, not just because of his seminal place in rock history but also because of how wonderfully he's reinvented himself ... More >>
The Las Vegas – Denver leg of my flight wasn’t so eventful. The guy across the aisle sneezed and coughed on me for an hour and a half . . . oh, and two ladies sat in my row. One was a Denver native who told me most businesses have told workers not to bother coming to work on Thursday, ... More >>
Between December 2005 and March 2006, Sam Slovick did a stunning series of cover stories for the LA Weekly that took readers deep inside the everyday tragedies and triumphs found on Los Angeles's Skid Row. These articles have played an integral role in the public and private debates over what do abo ... More >>
Once upon a time, the music editor and maybe 1 or 2 others at LA Weekly would have gotten an advance of a hotly anticipated new album, often months before street date. There's also a good chance it would have then sat in the back seat of that person's car until after street date.
Radiohead made ... More >>
Inspired by Joe Donnelly's awesome new blog, I just had to let y'all know what I'm feeling today:
-I'm sad my girl Sicily got booted off of The Search For the Next Pussycat Doll last night. Actually, I'm happy 'cause hopefully that means she'll go back to her band of (real) badass babes-- The Holog ... More >>