Ever laughed at the song "Pregnant Women Are Smug" by Garfunkel and Oates? ("This Zen world you're enjoying/Makes you really annoying.") If so, you'll really like fellow comedian Jen Kirkman's new book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids (out April 16), in which s ... More >>
To its founder, Los Angeles' first fashion library is less a closet than a medicine cabinet. Shaye McKenney started the Fashion Athenaeum last year in a small square of donated gallery space on Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood. In her view, the Jimmy Choo heels and Dolce & Gabbana military jacke ... More >>
On October 12 a Twitter feed called I Hate Indie Rock launched itself, immediately generating conversation among music critics, who variously found it inflammatory, silly, or quite accurate.
Written anonymously, the author criticizes the independent music world and the way fans consume it. With so ... More >>
Forty-six-year-old Jackson Galaxy and his beloved Velouria look like a pair of furry lovebirds as he wakes her for a mid-Sunday morning kiss.
"Oh delicious," Galaxy says as he holds his life partner of nearly 20 years, nuzzling her face. "Your breath is terrible."
Unlike a lot of ladies, Velouria ... More >>
What's in that delicious chicken wing you're gnawing? Chicken, you say? Yes, but among the herbs and spices might also be arsenic, Prozac, caffeine, Tylenol, Benadryl and banned antibiotics like Cipro, according to Mother Nature Network.
Two new studies conducted by scientists at Johns Hopkins' Bl ... More >>
Reading West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life
is like overhearing a celebrity patient talking to his therapist: It's
unsettling and uncomfortable -- yet you can't stop listening.Jerry
West was a college All-American at West Virginia and an instant
All-Star after he joined the L.A. Lakers in 1 ... More >>
The circle of life, or something like it, has come to the field of severe depression medicine.
You see, while ravers often complain of depression because they use up all their happy coupons every Saturday night (often in the form of serotonin-greedy ecstasy), physicians who treat hardcore cases of ... More >>
Ah, you know the drill. Set your alarm for X minutes before the reservation lines open (caffeine, Prozac). If you're successful, go off to dream your foie gras cupcake dreams. If you are not, start tweeting Krissy offers of free babysitting. Then get ready to put on your Ludo groupie t-shirt ... More >>
FoxRamsay and the owner's son, Daniel.Back in August, we let you know that 3rd Street's Burger Kitchen had re-opened after getting the Gordon Ramsay treatment on Kitchen Nightmares. Last week, the episode aired and the action was so thick, furious, and brutal that the producers have appeared ... More >>
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Time to throw out the Prozac and buy some more Ethiopian Yrgecheffe instead. According to a report in yesterday's Archives of Internal Medicine, increased consumption of caffeinated coffee appears to decrease the risk of depression in women. Which is kind of ... More >>
enviiedDepression is up 50 percent in L.A. County.Feeling low? You're not alone. We recently reported how mid-January represents the most depressing time of the year.
Now the county of L.A. this week says that Angelenos are 50 percent more depressed than they were in the late '90s.
What giv ... More >>
Here's one way to deal with the blues.Welcome to the most depressing day of the year. Statistics indicate that y'all are bummed out. Your bank account is drained after the holidays. You still have a post-ecstasy fog from that New Year's eve bender. And it's still almost six months until summe ... 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 >>
Summertime -- okay, technically give it a few more days -- is a glorious time at Los Angeles farmers markets. The marine layer burns off, the sky is cornflower blue and perplexingly clear, the heat hasn't been turned up as high as it's going to get in, say, September and October, and the market stal ... More >>