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In Disney's blockbuster Wreck-It Ralph, Vanellope is a digital princess in a video game who's stripped of her coding and mistreated as a flickering computer "glitch." Vanellope' ... More >>
It's the day after the opening of Duff's Cakemix in West Hollywood, the place where you decorate cakes instead of ceramics. And business is good.
TV celebrity, baker and pastry chef Duff Goldman is there himself. He's living in Santa Monica while the new place gets established -- actually two new p ... More >>
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionJulius just got a little uglier.They must really be hurting for new things to counterfeit in Indonesia these days.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port just intercepted a 20-foot terminal container filled with -- get rea ... More >>
Siran BabayanIt was raining men in West Hollywood Saturday night as the city organized its first Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day. Leave it to WeHo to declare a Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day and Motley Crue Day in the same year. And only in WeHo will you find a scantily clad dancer outside a yog ... More >>
Occupy L.A., the Hooverville-like protest that surrounds Los Angeles City Hall, is not just an anti-Wall Street movement -- it's also a fashion showcase for a street style that is far different from the stiletto and Ugg boot-loving crowd so often seen in L.A.
From the aging hippie to FIDM hipsters ... More >>
Just don't call her Snowflake BanditIt's got to be rough, naming a bandit.
In one short, catchy phrase, you've got to embody a criminal's entire countenance and M.O., so that he (or she -- can't forget the Bonnies of the world) will be instantly recognizable to all who come in contact.
Of t ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe dance floor at the Palladium for Girl Talk.Read more in Ali Trachta's story "Mash-Up Party in the USA: The LA Weekly Interview with Girl Talk."
Over the course of the past week, both Deadmau5 and Girl Talk, two of the biggest names in dance-oriented music, have played Los A ... More >>
Ted SoquiBanksy is just not CBS Outdoor material.Banksy might be a world-renowned street artist whose work can fetch six-figure prices.
But don't tell that to CBS Outdoor, the advertising company that ripped the Brit's "Livin' the Dream" piece from a billboard above Sunset and Crescent Heigh ... More >>
MELROSEandFAIRFAXBanksy blasts L.A.Update: Video of the take-down added after the jump.
British guerrilla artist Banksy has quietly been ninja-footing through town, putting up his signature images in the days before the Academy Awards, where his Exit Through the Gift Shop is up for an Oscar. ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshScenes from Benihana in San Francisco.Bloggers, beware. Writing a bad review of Benihana could get you sued for $18,000 -- at least if you live in Kuwait.
Mark Makhou, a Lebanese national working in Kuwait, wrote a fairly mild but definitely negative review of his nearby Benihan ... More >>
Daiana FeuerBanjos and fiddles and washboards, oh my! The Old Time Social and Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest proved it's hip to be square-dancing. Taking over some of the most unique dusty locales around, these two events brought together promising practitioners of old-time music and colorful h ... More >>
Mi Ami, Lucky Dragons, and Foot Village @ the Smell, January 23.
The Smell concluded its two-day anniversary celebration with a magic trick. Lucky Dragons made rainbows appear out of a projector, literally playing the light by waving blank CDs in front of the lens. This capped off a night in which ... More >>
Last Summer, the Vigilant Citizen blog--a website devoted to trolling gullible morons into getting riled up about supposed "occult" messages everywhere investigating the hidden symbols all around us--started analyzing the symbology of Lady Gaga and concluded that there is plentiful evidence that the ... More >>