In 2008, Actor Rainn Wilson (NBC's The Office) wanted to create a space on the internet where people could discuss life's big questions with total strangers. You know, what Socrates and Plato would have done if they had access to adequate bandwidth and a YouTube deal. Knowing nothing about building ... More >>
In Malibu last weekend, an ebullient crowd including rappers Mike G and Shawn Chrystopher have gathered for the birthday party of Mahbod Moghadam. Champagne is poured into red solo cups, while a volvano vaporizer circulates.
Moghadam is an eccentric character who is the face of the extremely succes ... More >>
Ian DouglasMiguel Gutierrez, ready to go.
Dancer-choreographer Miguel Gutierrez strode into the Palm Court Ballroom at the Alexandria Hotel Friday night looking ever-so-much like a grad student in jeans, sweater and backpack -- except that his face was a messy mask of white clown makeup and f ... More >>
Ever wondered what's inside the Echo Park Time Travel Mart? Maybe you've stopped by but didn't have enough time to peruse the shelves. Maybe you've been meaning to go, but couldn't schedule it in. Presented here for your enjoyment are 19 essential items from the store.
1. The Front Door
Definitel ... More >>
KFWBKramer Syndrome -- where one blurts out one's true, racist feelings -- claimed another victim this week when conservative, L.A.-based talk-show host Laura Schlessinger uttered the n-word 11 times on-air.
The "doctor," heard locally at CBS-affiliated newsradio-turned-talk-station KFWB (AM ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCURRENT STAGE FEATURE ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAYNEW REVIEW GO FOUR PLACESâ€‹Photo by John P. FlynnThe
family outing on display in Joel Drake Johnson's unsettling comedy
resembles a gathering of ornery, wounded jackals. Siblings Warren (Tim
Bagley) a ... More >>
Mito Aviles and ChadMichael Morrisette, rooftop installation artists extraordinaire, have created a tribute window to designer Alexander McQueen. The window is viewable at the shop Madison on Melrose. McQueen committed suicide last week. He was only 40 years old.
If you are unfamiliar with ... More >>
Martin Grondin, a 25-year-old software installation support engineer living in Dracut, MA, thought it would be a nice idea to translate the entire holy Bible into cat language. So a few years ago, he created the online LOLCat Bible Translation Project. The Bible is now due out in book form c ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLATEST THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Leonard Nimoy and Company of AngelsL.A. SHOWS HEADING EAST â€‹SoulArt Productions presentation of Alex Lyras' The Common Air - a nominee in last year's L.A. Weekly Theatre Awards solo performance award for its 2008 run at the Asylu ... More >>
Morton's SaltMorton's 1917 adHomer and Plato both described salt as divine, although Lot's wife wouldn't have thought so, having been transformed into it. According to Tacitus, certain Germanic tribes believed prayers were heeded somewhat more if they were offered in salt mines; during China' ... More >>
Plato, Leonardo da Vinci, Hildegard von Bingen, Albert Einstein, Susan Sontag, Manic Street Preachers: the smartest of our breed, humans whose brains teamed with their obsessions to create order where there was chaos, to make sense of this crazy world we live in. Add yet another notch to the totem o ... More >>