A three-person series of sketches about Laotians in America, Regugee Nation is this week's Pick. Click here for all New Stage Reviews, or go to the jump.
Also, check out this week's stage feature Wednesday eve on Hands on a Hardbody, a new musical developed at and presented by La Jolla Playhouse, ... More >>
"I wanted it to be like a firework show," Sam McPheeters says about the crescendo of energy and tension in his debut novel, The Loom of Ruin. "It just gets more and more insane."
Co-founder of the legendary hardcore punk band Born Against, McPheeters' first novel was just released via Mugger Books ... More >>
In the credits he's usually listed as associate producer. What it
really means is that he's the guy who finds stories. Don Ferrarone,
ex-Drug Enforcement Administration agent, finds the real-life people --
the bodyguards, serial killers, narcs, dealers, soldiers, assassins,
snipers, henchmen, sp ... More >>
Our Venn Food Diagram series so far has hopscotched all over the globe, exploring Indian, Midwest American, and, most recently, Korean foods. As you probably can tell, this series is an organized chaos; our destinations are chosen in no particular order. Today, we randomly focus on Thailand to see ... More >>
A. ScattergoodSang Yoon outside Lukshon
Sang Yoon is not an easy man to pin down. He moves quickly. He doesn't like interviews, or at least so it's always seemed to us. But when he actually sits down and starts talking, he often doesn't stop. Which is very cool, since he's got a lot of intere ... More >>
B. HansenPad Thai salad at Esaan
If you're standing at the bus stop at 5th and Hope in downtown L.A. and you suddenly get the impression you're in Thailand, not waiting for the 720 to Santa Monica, you're not delusional.
Someone has just opened the door to Esaan, a Taste of Thai, allow ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
FoxHerbert.A Los Angeles man was sentenced to 25 years behind bars after an original sentence of 10 years for traveling abroad to have sex with minors was rejected by a federal judge as too light. He was convicted of having sex with underage boys in Southeast Asia and Mexico.
Steven Erik Pro ... More >>
Caroline Ryder"Like being licked by a cat for four hours" is how Henry Rollins describes his own show which, depending on whether you're a cat person or not, can be a fantastic or torturous way to spend an evening.
At Friday's Largo show, the first of three nights in LA, he held true to his ... More >>
Photo credit: Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
Is there a food equivalent to a snuff film? I mean this quite literally. Is there some kind of food that is underground, illegal to the max, that is only rumored even among the foodiest of foodies? I suppose eating human fle ... More >>
In this week's print version, we're profiling one Jonny Olsen, who moved from Los Angeles to Laos five years ago and has since become a pop star. They call him Mawlummawkhaenfalang, which means "white dude who can play a mean khaen." The khaen, as you will see in the videos below, is like a pan flut ... More >>
Though it's been out for the past month or so, I'd highly recommend that you race to your nearest newstand to grab the recent music issue of The Believer, which is still on the newstands this week (or so we've been told) but on the verge of vanishing.
There are a number of sublime highlights in ... More >>