"If you're gonna make scientific claims, act like a scientist. Or don't make scientific claims," UCLA social psychology professor Benjamin Karney says, leaning forward in his chair in his office at UCLA's Franz Hall, his voice rising an octave. "Don't pretend!"
"It just so happens that they tread o ... More >>
Has your dating site served you up a heaping plate of loser or, worse, a straight-up perv?
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is coming to the rescue. Today she announced a deal with three big dating websites, eHarmony, Match.com and Spark Networks (home of JDate and ChristianMingle) that wi ... More >>
Breaking up blows. But if there's any bright side to the storm of emotions that makes it hard to eat/sleep/function like a normal human that follows in the wake of a breakup, it's the chance to do some really indulgent, fully acceptable wallowing. And for that, you need a good breakup album.
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Patrick Range McDonaldDo WeHo gays scare the lesbians away?Last week, NYC beat California to marriage equality. (Well, unless you count our fleeting sliver of justice in 2008.) So, for one honorary week, we'll refrain from calling it New York Shitty. Though that won't stop the Onion from pick ... More >>
Love at the Urth Caffe goes terribly awryMatch.com hasn't been getting much love and appreciation for its romantical services in the digital age.
A pack of subscribers just sued in February because, they claimed, hundreds of thousands of the site's users were either inactive or downright fak ... More >>
Action in America.Read the recent results of the Weekly's own L.A.-centric sex survey here.
The sexual revolution might be long gone, but it appears the chill brought on by HIV and AIDS is in the rear-view mirror too.
While the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control "Sexual Behavior, Sexua ... More >>
Today is Valentine's day. We mention that in the event that you have been living in a cave. On Mars. With your eyes closed and your fingers in your ears. In any event, being that it is Valentine's day, we thought we'd take this opportunity to discuss the role of music and musical taste in increasin ... More >>
The volunteers at the Santa Monica Public Library sold us this filthy, insane book for $1.Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles.
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Agelenos like their relationships, and their outside lovers.Being exclusive, it seems, is in the eye of the player beholder, especially here in L.A.
A recent study of young couples in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City found that 40 percent of the pairs surveyed included one partner who thought i ... More >>
Amy Beck in the Burbank Leader.Remember Amy Beck, the middle school teacher who made national headlines and was sent to prison for two years for having sex with a teenaged student?
Well, it took a few months, but the student's family has finally gotten around to suing Beck, and the lawsuit i ... More >>
Each week, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from L.A.'s thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets.
Author: Arnold Silverman
Publisher: Award Books, New York
Discovered at: Harmony and/or Counterpoint Books, 59 ... More >>
Good god almighty. Steampunk dildos?! As the lovely girl who sent me this link said, "Yes, you read that right." And steampunk vibrators.
These babies are courtesy of one Lady Clankington, who invented the world's first steampunk sex toys. Oh wait, that would be, the world's first steampun ... More >>
Via TwitpicCelebration earlier this month at San Francisco City Hall.
By Dennis Romero and Patrick Range McDonald, with reporting by Steve La from Norwalk
Updated with reporting from the county clerk's office. First posted at 12:40 p.m.
U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker on Thursday mo ... More >>
Patrick Range McDonaldWest Hollywood officials celebrate gay weddings in June, 2008.Unlike the summer of 2008, the city of West Hollywood doesn't plan to hold a major ceremony if U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker lifts his stay on the Proposition 8 ruling, which would allow gay and les ... More >>
Citing the 60-year-old landmark case Perez v. Sharp, which struck down California's ban on interracial marriage, the California Supreme Court ruled today that denying same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional. The Court's decision nullified Proposition 22, the statewide referendum out ... More >>