He shouldn't have looked in the truck. The IED had blown it up and sent its occupants to Kingdom Come. "What I saw in there was the worst thing I will ever see in my life," U.S. Army Specialist Andrew O'Brien says. It was so bad that he later tried to kill himself. Because try as he might, he couldn ... More >>
A few months ago, a friend returned home from Italy with a gift for us. When we first unwrapped it, we were totally befuddled. "What is this,?" we wondered. "Is it a paddle for badminton on Mars? A space shuttle heat shield with a handle? A fan for a robot Geisha?" As it turns out, it was for maki ... More >>
By Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss Editor's Note: Maybe you didn't make the trek out to the the playa for Burning Man this year. Maybe you had even vowed that you never, ever would. We got ace photographer CuriousJosh to bring us back these amazing GIFs from Burning Man in hopes of changing your mind. ... More >>
Are you familiar with Hollywood Pies, the Chicago-style deep-dish pizza operation that operates in semi-secrecy? We were big fans when we got our first taste late last year outside a nondescript building west of downtown -- a crispy, cheesy sauce-drenched pizza that weighed about as much as a manhol ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshAngeli Caffe interiorLast week we reported that Evan Kleiman would be shuttering her Angeli Caffee on January 8th. The response was so overwhelming -- since the announcement they've been serving roughly 200 or so dinners a night -- that the door-closing has been extended to Jan. ... More >>
â€‹You know what was missing from the image of the city of Juarez, Mexico? A commemoration of violence. Something to apprise would-be visitors of the border town's long, bloody history. A reminder to pack the Kevlar as well as the sunscreen. In honor of that glaring omission, Chihuahua state legis ... More >>
LAUSD's finest -- campus cops -- eff things up again.Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck tonight accused LAUSD campus cop Jeff Stenroos of staging his own shooting shooting himself near El Camino Real High School last week, creating a fake story about a gunman shooting him -- and setting of ... More >>
Kathryn Bigelows Iraq War drama is an explosion waiting to happen in your head
But will he be thwarted by cute raccoons and stubborn goats?
Gang Bank a Slush Fund? Angry words flew back and forth at a Montebello City Council meeting as one councilman accused another of using the city's Gang Diversion Task Force as his political ATM. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that the allegations included one that Bill Molinari used th ... More >>
The music at the edges
Learning the gorgeous, hunky Western martial art
Before Haditha: Jose Nazario came home from Iraq a hero for valor in the Battle of Fallujah. Now they're calling some of his actions criminal.
More codeless, arbitrary and brutal than ever... and coming to a neighborhood near you
Nervous L.A. landlords and dispensaries get caught in the medical-pot wars
Hustlers, gangsters, addicts and narcos are all trying to get their chippy on where its always Mardi Gras on crack
Luis and Frances get a big break, and begin the rebuilding. Then things fall apart
Rise of the political machinations
And against Bush's version of the war
On patrol with one good cop
Of Rodney King, Jesse Jackson and Irvin Landrum Jr.