In Stavanger, Norway, every September for the past 12 years, Nuart, one of the largest street art festivals in the world, transpires. Closeted in the beautiful Fijords, Stavanger is a quaint, oil-rich community with a high standard of living, sometimes making the list as most expensive in all of Eur ... More >>
Summer is a wine-drinking marathon in California, and up and down the coast, each weekend brings pleasant opportunities to imbibe outside. The diversity of events reflects the state's varied wine-growing regions. Those on hotel grounds come with a room night package -- a smart way to go. Because i ... More >>
Last weekend, the third L.A. Web Series Festival (a.k.a. LA Web Fest) took over the LAX Radisson Hotel, bringing a wide variety of Internet-based programming to screening rooms. I stopped by the event on Saturday afternoon and got to check out episodes from over 20 series. The annual convention ce ... More >>
This week listen up for Adam Schroeder, Allison Miller and Phil Ranelin
Roy Hargrove Quintet, Azar Lawrence, and the Retro Jazz Quintet
Marcia Hanscom, the influential, grassroots environmentalist who successfully won the battle to save a major portion of the Ballona Wetlands, has raised a red flag alert to her supporters, writing that bureaucrats at the California State Lands Commission are holding a hearing this morning to possibl ... More >>
With Christian MacBride, Terence Blanchard and Jimmy Cobb
It seems like only yesterday that Andy Stern, who heads the giant Service Employees International Union (nearly two-million members), shocked the labor movement when, in July, 2004, he told the Washington Post's David Broder that both organized labor and the Democratic Party might be better off with ... More >>
What not to miss this week
Between the bee-pollen vendors and superfoods seminars, one light body gets her fill of monatomic gold
Jazz picks around L.A.
Jazz picks around L.A.
Faster, Speedycat! Thrill! Thrill!
U.S. Iraqis visit the polls twice to vote
Harnessing third-party fire
Big Joe Bralic thought he was Superman. Then the Canadian tried to do a drug deal in L.A.
The rise and fall of one more fad diet
Pro-breakaway troops long for simpler times
Soboroff couldnít figure out a way to the runoff
Groundbreaking plan would double low-wage pay