Lately I've been thinking a lot about an online trailer for an upcoming documentary by Erik Anjou called Deli Man, which chronicles the culture of the American delicatessen through interviews with such L.A. authorities as Norm Langer, Jackie and Marc Canter and, of course, Larry King. (If you can sp ... More >>
Our weekly list of special event movies to see: Thursday. Dec. 6 The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival continues this week, and tonight at Bellevarado Studios presents a tribute to Italian erotic filmmaker Tinto Brass, including his Vanessa Redgrave-starring La Vacanza.
Update: 9/12, 10:50 a.m. The CDC is now reporting at least one death in connection with the Listeria outbreak related to imported cheese, according to USA Today. Three deaths total have been reported among those who were sickened after eating Frescolina ricotta salata, but Listeria has not been con ... More >>
In the annals of alcoholic debate, there are two heavily academic theories about why, after a night at the bar, you would go home with a stranger whom you would, in any other situation, absolutely abhor. One theory holds that drinking loosens up your inhibitions, allowing you to be with the person ... More >>
A new batch of chefs is joining the Food Network later this month, but they won't be doing much cooking. Instead, the group of chefs deemed "fat" will be a part of Fat Chef, a Biggest Loser-type program, focusing on helping twelve professional chefs lose weight while improving their mental and physi ... More >>
33-year-old Will WrightWill Wright, one of the most outlandish characters in "Six Degrees of Paris Hilton" -- long-form journalist Mark Ebner's 2009 expose on the nasty, druggy innards of young Hollywood -- is finally seeing the spotlight he craved. "He's always wanted to be a drug kingpin, ... More >>
Screencap from Sega's Zero Wing "All Your Base are Belong to Us" famously circulated as an Internet meme a decade ago. Originating as a poor English translation (from Japanese) of dialogue in Sega's 1991 video game Zero Wing, the phrase has a new life as the title of Harold Goldberg's cultura ... More >>
The U.S. Census Bureau's latest big-city population data was released Tuesday and once again ... we're number two. In July, 2009, the latest month for which data was available, the city of L.A. had 3,831,868 residents, making it second only to the city of New York (8,391,881) in population si ... More >>
Ben CalderwoodFortifying with biscuits and white gravy You may encounter the occasional Hollywood A-lister at Snug Harbor, a disoriented screenwriter or producer wandering out of the jeweled avenues north of Wilshire for a mug of joe and a scramble, but the Ã¼ber-cozy Snug is a diner for the ... More >>
The Beachcomber CafeThe Beachcomber's Surfrider Cocktail New York has the Manhattan, Moscow the Moscow Mule. Even Long Island has a cocktail named after it. But what is Los Angeles' signature cocktail? Something to immortalize the City of Angels in drink? Fortunately, local bars, whether insp ... More >>
Justin Bieber.The manager of teen pop sensation Justin Bieber turned himself in to authorities Wednesday after he was arrested for refusing a cop's order to tweet that an out-of-control appearance in Long Island, New York by the singer was called off. Scott "Scooter" Braun pleaded not guilty ... More >>
Director Eric Mendelsohn on the suburbs, working for Woody Allen and his new film
DOOM, plotting.This city may not have a lot of love for the Long Island rapper known as Metal Fingerz DOOM at the moment. The notorious hip-hop villain pulled another bait-and-switch in late November, sending his goons to lip-sync in his stead for an advertised appearance at the Grand Star in ... More >>
Dreamy Digiprog Rockers, As Tall As Lions Soar at El Rey Tonight MP3
Whadda they think this is, Grand Central Station? my father would always exclaim about the zombies.
The Genevrier Verte, the winning tea cocktail Here's a tea drink you might be seeing soon at your local fancy bar: the Genevrier Verte. Ordinarily, people would tend to make fun of you if you ordered tea at a bar -- unless it's a Long Island iced tea you're thirsty for. But fear no longer: Tea and ... More >>
L.A. Derby Dolls inflict sexy mayhem on wheels.
Torched Dancer Suspects Nabbed A joint effort by police and U.S. Marshals netted the two suspects who allegedly set bikini dancer Roberta Busby afire in the early morning hours of last Thursday. Rianne Theriault-Odom, 27, and Nathaniel Petrillo, 22, were run to ground at a San Fernando Valley motel ... More >>
America did its patriotic duty to stimulate the national economy at the malls this past Thanksgiving weekend. Black Friday sales, you may have heard, were up 3 percent from last year, topping out at $10.6 billion. Shoppers spent $372 over the Black Friday weekend. Nevermind that nasty little busine ... More >>
Cinefamily gives amateur splatter kings their due
The rise of classically informed indie music, one awesome photograph of MC 62 Foot Jesus, and my thoughts on "conflict of interest" in music criticism today. ALSO, a member of Grizzly Bear getting crunk in a Cincinnati, OH parking lot. It's kind of like US Weekly for obscure people.
"Dangerous David" on the wonderful complexities and conundrums of our evolutionary selves
Bringing that beat back
Reviews of A Nervous Smile, P.O.P: The Principles Of Perfection and Salsa Saved the Girls
Notes from Billy Crystal’s diary
Great Unwashed scrubbed squeaky clean
Tyranny, mutation and Blue Öyster Cult
The best of Sitegeist
The best of Sitegeist
Tony Abatemarco’s uptight little island
A Long Island delight, a Santa Monica snore