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Amazon's new production arm, Amazon Studios, is right now breaking new ground by premiering fourteen scripted pilots and having the public help decide who will get series orders. ... More >>
Lebowski Fest, Night One
Beverly Hills was full of far more "achievers" on Friday -- the handle Lebowski Fest co-founder Will Russell has applied to the hardcore fans of the Coen brothers' 1998 film. Lebowski Fest, held here in Los Angeles since 2002, brought about a thousa ... More >>
The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" is the movie soundtrack song that won't die. Martin Scorcese made a cliche out of it decades ago, but since then it not only hasn't gone away, it's become more prevalent in movies and TV. Sure, it's a good song, but mango popsicles are good too and we don't want o ... More >>
According to the AP, Ferran Adria's legendary -- and shuttered -- restaurant elBulli will be reopening, maybe as soon as next fall. But don't start stuffing your suitcases with Euros yet: Adria told the AP that he's not sure as to the location, or the time, or the duration -- although it seems to be ... More >>
So, ah, Chick-fil-A supporters are declaring that the chicken chain has a right to free speech after its CEO declared opposition to the freedom of gays to marry.
(Scratches head. Are these the same people who say liberals should have never opposed the war in Iraq and instead "supported our troops?" ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a witness description.
Commuters on the 105 West this morning called up KNX news radio to report -- of all things -- a dead body in the slow lane.
Although we don't have many details yet, a California Highway Patrol spokesman does confirm that "we have what appears to be ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Nobody does "jaded twentysomething" better than Aubrey Plaza. The 27-year-old NYU- and UCB-trained actress has mastered the art of the dry wit and judging stare.
And that's no ... More >>
For the past few years, L.A. artist Steven Daily has brought together a wide variety of artists to explore the animated influences in the group show "Gag Me with a Toon." Where previous installments of the event focused specifically on the cartoons of the 1980s, this year's show broadened the scope. ... More >>
To say that only Harvey Weinstein could land a Best Picture Oscar for a silent film, as he is expected to do Sunday for The Artist, is more than just a reflection of the mogul's resurgent power of persuasion over Academy members -- it's actually true. A silent film has not taken top honors since the ... More >>
Nanette GonzalezOccupy Obama.Updated at the bottom. Occupy L.A. says police are threatening to make arrests. First posted at 12:41 p.m.
President Obama will be officially occupied during his fundraising/Latino-hobnobbing visit to L.A. this afternoon.
Well, maybe. Protesters probably won't g ... More >>
Adam GropmanDash goes skateboardingIt's a pleasant summer day down at Venice Beach, the boardwalk
humming with activity. On the paved path pointing toward the water, near
where Windward Avenue ends at the beach, a skateboarder shows off,
kicking sturdily against the pavement, leaning into ... More >>
"You seen my cat?"
Yes, we love this place, but that doesn't mean it doesn't get exhausting explaining to everybody else what it is, exactly, that we're doing here. Particularly in summer when the fake tans, overpriced cocktails and newsboy caps worn by people who don't deliver newspapers for ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshA brisket taco (left) from the Takosher Truck and its co-founders (right).
The People of the Book (finally) become the People of the Truck when Takosher (Twitter: @takosher), the nation's first kosher taco truck soft-launches on Monday, serving tacos brisket, latke, and more tra ... More >>
View more photos in the Lebowski Fest '09 slideshow.
Timothy NorrisCostume contest winners: [L-R] The Jesus, Maude, Walter and The Dude.It's a balmy Friday and just north of the Long Beach Airport, the Lebowski Fest 2009 crew has landed, ready to launch into the second night of their all-stops The ... More >>
Not many films in the 60 years since Robert Flaherty's immortal Louisiana Story have evoked the atmosphere of the Bayou State as strongly as Bertrand Tavernier's In the Electric Mist, a movie that doesn't seem to have been filmed so much as distilled, on a creaking porch beset by mosquitos and summe ... More >>
Not many films in the 60 years since Robert Flaherty's immortal Louisiana Story have evoked the atmosphere of the Bayou State as strongly as Bertrand Tavernier's In the Electric Mist,
a movie that doesn't seem to have been filmed so much as distilled, on
a creaking porch beset by mosquitos and summ ... More >>
ARTS FREEZE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
In a cost-cutting measure, the Los Angeles Unified School District has frozen district funds until the state legislature returns to Sacramento in January to sort out the State budget gridlock. Arts for L.A. has been quick to point out that the freeze includes existin ... More >>