Updated at the bottom with some of the report's findings. First posted on June 21.
In L.A. your favorite outlaw drug, marijuana, is pretty much legit and widely available (for now). But what if it wasn't?
What if you had to scrounge around dirty, dark alleys, buy your fix from shady drug dealers, ... More >>
From to a 70-year-old woman teaching others how to use medical marijuana to a man dedicated to saving the sea lions, these Angelenos prove that do-goodery can be vastly more interesting, creative, and fulfilling than writing a monthly charity check or two.
Check out our entire People 2012 issue her ... More >>
In the great race between director James Cameron and British billionaire Richard Branson to the deepest point on the ocean floor, Cameron will get there first.
This, according to Bruce Jones, CEO of Triton Submarines (and subject of this excellent Broward-Palm Beach New Times cover story). Jones' F ... More >>
A race to the heart of the underworld is revving between Hollywood darling James Cameron and Virgin mogul Sir Richard Branson.
The stakes are high. Only one submersible has ever touched the deepest point on the ocean floor, dramatically labeled the "Challenger Deep". That vessel was named Trieste, ... More >>
CaltechThree planets were found around 'red dwarf' KOI-961.Three new planets have been discovered, and they're tinier than than a Smart Car.
Well, not that small, but Caltech states the trio comprises the "smallest confirmed planets ever detected outside our solar system."
The three, discov ... More >>
Brantley Gutierrez, courtesy of DuttonFormer PC, John Hodgman hangs out with his favorite ferret skeleton
Like a perfectly normal person, John Hodgman prowls the vast data tubes of the internet late at night...in his underwear....stuffing himself with kimchi. He devours factoids ranging from ... More >>
norml.orgObama says no to marijuana, ironically.The call for legalization has gone from the back of a VW van to the forefront of global politics in the span of two generations.
Tomorrow a report from a group of world leaders that includes former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, former U.S. ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
For years the most popular method of getting through the workday for America's busines ... More >>
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is now dipping his feet into the film-and-television industry.
According to The Wrap (via LA Biz Observed), the mogul announced on Friday the launch of Virgin Produced, a film and television development company that will be based in Los Angeles. The comp ... More >>
The members of British trance group Above & Beyond had just returned home after a U.S. tour when they were essentially summoned back to Los Angeles. Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's foray into "suborbital space travel," was about to unveil SpaceShipTwo and the company wanted to use the group's clu ... More >>
Steve Jones has released a farewell note to his fans via his publicist after the shuttering of Indie 103.1 earlier today, and hints that Jonesy's Jukebox may return elsewhere on the dial. Here is the press release:
STEVE JONES AND HIS FLAGSHIP "JONESY'S JUKEBOX" RADIO SHOW BID FAREWELL TO INDIE 10 ... More >>
More Fashion week fierceness is on the way, but for now here's some visuals to go with Nightranger (Fashion Week addition) in this week's paper.
Top photo: Paris and her fuzzy date (along with the designer of 2B Free, left) at Paramount Studios.
Bottom photo: Richard Branson's idea of LA style?
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