When teenager Monica Amestoy landed at LAX on Oct. 21, she immediately told her awaiting father what had happened: A man allegedly masturbated and stared at her from across the isle during some of the 6-hour flight. Cops investigated and the jerk was successfully prosecuted, says Amestoy's lawyer, ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. Six-foot-something Philippa Price glanced across a New York City bar and locked eyes with a fellow skyscraper, a blonde named Smiley Stevens. That night, as the young women conv ... More >>
Ah, beautiful L.A., home of beaches and billionaires and Playboy bunnies. And now we are a top American gateway ... for disease. Wonderful. New research from MIT says that LAX and New York's John F Kennedy would be ground zeroes for outbreaks, such as the next ...
Updated and edited, with freshest info at the bottom. A flight en route to LAX turned around and landed at JFK airport in New York after striking dozens of birds on takeoff, prompting some to compare the episode to the "Miracle on the Hudson" that made pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger an inter ... More >>
jeff_emtGround Zero on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.The 10th anniversary of 9/11 went smoothly, with solemn tributes in New York. But the day wasn't without its clowns and news-makers, some of whom seemed to have originated from right here in L.A. Kicking off the weekend was a 62-year-old ... More >>
Keep an eye on your luggage, Lohan.Los Angeles International Airport: Home to the celebrity jet-set, the bikini activist, the expensive taxi and that giant semi-circle of sweet rave statues out front. (Stonehenge, for lovers!) Also, less glamorously, host to the most sticky-fingered luggage r ... More >>
PHOTO BY PATRICK RANGE MCDONALDContinental passengers delayed by a New Jersey blizzard last night were left in the dark through the wee hoursTwitter via spanishNYTimes Square is buried under at least one foot of snowUpdated after the jump: The Weekly's Patrick Range McDonald live-blogs ... More >>
Georgetown UniversityIs Asra Nomani's journalistic reputation at stake?If you're a non-Muslim male, we recommend you don't spew offensive stereotypes about Muslims on national television. That is, if you're keen on keeping your job as a left-wing journalist. If you're a Muslim woman, though ... More >>
Flickr user roboppyMomofuku Milk Bar It was a tweet heard round the world. Just as we were slipping into a post-Halloween funk (no special treats till Thanksgiving?), Christina Tosi, the mad genius behind the gloriously addictive, trademarked treats at Momofuku Milk Bar, cried out via Twitter ... More >>
Hero or zero?Only Thursday we were marveling at the speed at which a Thousand Oaks flight attendant named Steven Slater became a national hero for giving the verbal finger to an allegedly abusive passenger aboard a JetBlue flight. Just as fast, however, his story of take-this-job-and-shove-it ... More >>
FacebookSteven Slater.The wise philosopher Ferris Bueller once said, "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." We blinked and Thousand Oaks flight attendant Steven Slater became a national hero for his major, take-this-job-and-shove-it move t ... More >>
As the airline industry collapses in on itself faster than the top speed of a Concorde, there are still a couple of non-frustrating things about a visit to LAX. Not the traffic, the prices, the ridiculous security lines and beaten-down airline employees. Not the new arcane rules of packing shampo ... More >>
The new documentary Control Room shows the way Arabs and Americans look at the same events and see two entirely different things
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