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 >>
Zocalo Public SquareEvan Kleiman, Ruth Reichl, Jonathan Gold and Laurie Ochoa at the Skirball in January You won't find KCRW's Good Food host Evan Kleiman and LA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold on Saturday mornings when you usually expect them, but you will find them ... More >>
If a bright marketing executive invented something like the L.A. Times food section of the 1970s and 1980s, he or she would be heralded as a genius - a fat bundle of supermarket ads leavened with recipes, interactive features and detailed instructions showing readers how to use the new produc ... More >>
Saveur MagazineRob Eshman, who writes the food blog Foodaism for the Jewish Journal, does not much like the current issue of Saveur Magazine, which takes as its subject food in the city of Los Angeles. Eshman's post yesterday was titled 10 Reasons Saveur Magazine Is Wrong.
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Saveur MagazineSaveur Magazine's new issue, #127, is now online. Thanks for sharing, right? Well, you might want to check this one out, as it's the Los Angeles issue, filled with all manner of glorious food prose for Angelenos. Gael Greene on Pizzeria Mozza. Patric Kuh on the Brown Derby and ... More >>
Tuesday night, Zócalo hosted a tribute to Gourmet Magazine at the Skirball Center, with Laurie Ochoa, Jonathan Gold and Ruth Reichl in discussion with Evan Kleiman. Bloggers sat braced with their phones, calculating the perfect 140 character report. Their tweets, after the jump.
For all of you who've been crying over your old copies of Gourmet since the magazine folded in October, get an umbrella and get out of the house this evening. Evan Kleiman is moderating a Zócalo-sponsored talk celebrating Gourmet at the Skirball Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. Former Gourmet editor Rut ... More >>
LA Weekly led the awards among major circulation weekly newspapers again this year, grabbing four first-place honors from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies at its 14th annual AltWeekly Awards in Tucson.The four winners were Art Director Darrick Rainey for his haunting design of a cover sto ... More >>
The waitresses and starlets ... the tech wizards and rock stars ... the activists, gang survivors, political warriors and policy wonks ... the scientists, teachers and fabulous nerds ... plus the nightlife shapers, art makers and fashion provocateurs
The L.A. Weekly took a blow where it hurts this week with the loss of Mike Menza, the longtime circulation director for this paper and our sister publication, the O.C. Weekly. Mike, who passed away last night after battling cancer, had been at the L.A. Weekly for more than 19 years. He was a sparkpl ... More >>
Goodbye Hello, A Memo to the L.A. Theater Community
"I say high, you say low
"You say why, and I say I don't know
"You say goodbye and I say hello . . ."
In the program of the off-Broadway production of my play Beachwood Drive last year, I wrote in my bio, somewhat facetio ... More >>
Every weekend in December is a reason to celebrate. Like a ticking time bomb until New Year's Eve, our Fridays and Saturdays become increasingly packed with holiday parties, special events and general year end jackassery. This weekend was no exception and we found ourselves at a masquerade ball, an ... More >>
He may look friendly, but behind artist SABER's chirpy demeanour lurks a seething heart of darkness. Which sucks for him, but not for us - we loved his eerie nightscapes on display at the L.A. Weekly's new Biennial Art Show in Santa Monica. Here he is in front of one of his works, helpfully hol ... More >>