Mona Shaikh is not impressed with the supposed merits of Islamic martyrdom. "Seventy-two virgins? As a reward? Have you ever been with one virgin? [winces] That shit sucks. Can you imagine having to teach 72 of them how to do everything? Guys -- wouldn't you rather have 72 hos?" she asks.
Shaikh i ... More >>
The path to the olallieberry, a 1935 loganberry and youngberry cross that grows exceptionally well here in California, is a very short one. It's around only three to four weeks tops from the start of picking to the last luscious berry. It has a direct lineage link with and acquires its color and ... More >>
Two of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
When Kumail Nanjiani was 18, he came halfway around the world from Karachi, Pakistan, to one of the whitest places on Earth, Grinnell College in Iowa. Appropriately, at 34, he' ... More >>
"Where are the stars?"Riffat
Masood, the consul general of the Pakistani Consulate in Los Angeles,
has hushed the crowd gathered in the living room of her palatial home in
Beverly Hills. Now she just needs to find the guests of honor. "Where
is the director? Where is the famous doctor?"As the tw ... More >>
AP / YouTubeIkram Khan, a relative of the accused, said the charges are false.Update: Irfan Khan will face a bail hearing Thursday to determine if he can travel to Miami to face the music there. On Monday in federal court he waived his right to an identity hearing.
Irfan Khan, one of three p ... More >>
MIT International ReviewBoink! Bin Laden.Updated after the jump: Professor Gillespie tells us more about his prediction system, which can be used on everyone from a Mexican drug lord to the rare Yangtze River dolphin. Sweet.
No joke: A class of undergraduate students at UCLA predicted way ba ... More >>
Gone.Updated after the jump with a pat on the back from the LAFD.
The LAPD is keeping its guard up despite President Obama's world-shaking announcement that terrorist Osama Bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan.
Assistant Commanding Officer Blake Chow, the department's counterterrorism comm ... More >>
APJesse Marie BenderA 13-year-old girl appeared destined for Pakistan from Southern California for an arranged marriage, authorities alleged this week.
Instead, she apparently ran away and hid out in an Apple Valley hotel room in the Inland Empire.
San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials ... More >>
As federal authorities announced late Monday that a suspect in Saturday night's attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square was arrested, Los Angeles-area authorities said they have beefed up patrols of area movie studios as a precaution.
It's not clear if the terror attempt targeted th ... More >>
By Steve ApplefordBalazs GardiEmilio Morenatti and Marta Ramoneda in Pakistan‚ÄčEmilio Morenatti was a reluctant visitor to Los Angeles last month, here to accept his award as 2009's Newspaper Photographer of the Year. The Spanish-born photojournalist was uncomfortable being away from his post in P ... More >>
Sheriff to Close Jails? Going far beyond the early release of county inmates, Sheriff Lee Baca may also close a jail or two to cope with a massive budget shortfall that his department faces. L.A. TimesCandidate Boycotts Own Press Conference L.A. City Councilman and City Attorney candidate Jack Weiss ... More >>