Hidden within Los Angeles' seemingly infinite number of mini-malls and mega-malls is a staggering amount of good eats. The food court in the basement of Koreatown Plaza is a neon wonderland of potent kimchi and oversized bibimbap bowls; the food court at Mercado La Paloma, just south of USC, inspire ... More >>
Phil Jackson was the man everyone seemed to want.
But it was former Suns coach Mike D'Antoni who got the job as the next coach of the Lakers following the abrupt firing of Mike Brown at the team's dismal 1-4 mark this season.
According to a team statement Lakers spokesman John Black ...
There are some crazy-ass Lakers expectations floating around town. The last time expectations were this high, USC had a No. 1 pre-season ranking and Matt Barkley had a premature Heisman coronation. How's that working out for Trojans fans?
No doubt the new-look Lakers will win a lot of games and go ... More >>
Any hip-hop journalist knows that rappers aren't known for their punctuality, and neither are rap albums. Of course, Dr. Dre's Detox is famously delayed -- it's been more than ten years -- but there's actually an anticipated album (or, perhaps a once-anticipated album) with L.A. ties that's taken ev ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: AEG confirms that it's looking to sell.
L.A. based Anschutz Entertainment Group, the downtown powerhouse behind Staples Center, LA Live, the proposed Farmers Field football stadium, and the world's second-largest concert promoter, Live Nation, might be for sale.
Several outl ... More >>
If you're the sort of food-obsessed person who will be following Twitter this afternoon and evening to find out exactly who's winning awards, or who's complaining about not having done so, at tonight's James Beard award ceremony, you might consider just live streaming the event. That's what the folk ... More >>
Phil Jackson, of all people, recently had some harsh words for "Fix The Knicks," the odd, showtuney-tune penned by New York Knicks owner James Dolan. (You can hear it here.)
Dolan needs either "a better lyricist or a better musician," Jackson said. Ouch! Of course, it's hard to disagree with ... More >>
The best player in the NBA is still with us.The Lakers flamed out like Charlie Sheen in rehab -- in spectacular, unprecedented fashion (via a sweep the likes of which coach Phil Jackson has never seen).
And now Phil Jackson says he's coached his last NBA game and Kobe Bryant is talking about ... More >>
YouTubeDirk Nowitzki, the "Toy Story" versionSomething to rile you up for tomorrow's big Game 3 between the Lakers and the Mavericks: This infuriatingly catchy, anti-L.A. jingle we haven't been able to get out of our heads since we heard it on the radio yesterday morning. (Damn you, KNX!)
Th ... More >>
Caesar Sebastian / InsomniacRavers at 'EDC.'It was a day of magical thinking Wednesday at the L.A. Coliseum, where officials essentially said yes to another edition of a two-day rave that saw 60 mostly drug-related arrests, more than 200 medical emergencies and the ecstasy-related death of a ... More >>
No one knows exactly how the combination of waffles and fried chicken came about, but a lot of people are very glad it did. Salty and sweet have long made for a satisfying pairing, and why, after all, should bacon, sausage, and sliced ham have all the fun? Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is on ... More >>
N. GalutenThe famed KFC dispensary, which even spawned a South Park episodeMarijuana has been in the news a lot this year. Prop 19 brought the legalization debate to the national forefront, even though it never had much of a shot at passing (despite our Governator's well-documented use during ... More >>
NBC ChicagoHonest Tea's "Honest Store"
Despite our downfalls, we'd like to think we draw the line when it comes to stealing. To test this theory -- and the honor system -- try heading to Maryland-based organic tea company Honest Tea's unmanned pop-up "Honest Stores," loaded with one dollar b ... More >>
[Updated at 10:55 p.m.]. Some fans were starting to get out of control Thursday night following the Lakers' 83-79 win over the Boston Celtics. A few people appeared to have been beaten up as unruly men gathered at Flower Street and Olympic Boulevard near Staples Center. Some hooligans attacke ... More >>
Photo credit: Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
We have friends in town from Seattle, and they're hungering for a really fine burger, excellent fries and a primo beer selection. (Is there such a place, a place that offers all three under one roof? A place that's open on Sunday?
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