Being a lucky guy, I've only been kicked in the balls once. How did it rate on the comedy scale? Well, it was funnier than a monologue by Chelsea Handler, but not quite as hilarious as my last screening for colorectal cancer. Yet despite the fact that this act hurts like hell, Hollywood still thinks ... More >>
Porn, of course, is the Rodney Dangerfield of visual arts. No respect.
From mandatory condoms in L.A. to Rick Santorum's war on adult video, it has been a tough year for L.A.'s other film industry. Now this:
A documentary filmmaker says his project on the industry has been rejected by do-gooder-pr ... More >>
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See also: Our review of Wu-Tang Clan's January 21, 2012 show at Club Nokia
The Wu-Tang Clan once said if we picked up their double album, Wu-Tang Foreve ... More >>
The Clippers, of course, comprise the Rodney Dangerfield of basketball. No respect. Even with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin reviving the team, putting up Ws and attracting new audiences, the squad will always be plan B in Lakerstown USA.
What we're trying to say is, the Clippers could use all the fa ... More >>
We're beginning to think L.A. is the Rodney Dangerfield of cities -- you know, no respect. Despite our celebrity, natural beauty, and second-only-to-New York size, we suck in so many ways. Our traffic is the worst. Our roads are almost the worst. Our do-nothing City Council gets paid more than any o ... More >>
roastmastergeneral.comJeffrey Ross will occupy your gut.The Occupy movement has received wide-ranging endorsements, from Democrats to Communists, Green Party leaders to Alec Baldwin.
But what the campers on the lawn of L.A. City Hall really need is an endorsement that will help them endure t ... More >>
robertjlopez / YouTubeRuben Vives celebrates his L.A. Times Pulitzer co-win.Updated after the jump: Slate media critic Jack Shafer weighs in, saying it's possible for the L.A. Times to both win Pulitzers and be "in steep decline."
Earlier this year we noted how the Los Angeles Times was "bec ... More >>
L.A. NoireThe L.A. Times gets critiqued by cross-country rival.The Los Angeles Times is becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of local media.
Not only does it get no respect, but its cross-country rival, the paper it once aspired to challenge for American journalistic supremacy, has reached out a ... More >>
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[This week's print edition of the LA Weekly boasts an exclusive interview with Will Crom from Crom, LA's raddest cult metal band. "Crom's 17th annual metal war on Christmas unfolds Dec. 19 at the Echo, doubling as a Toys for Tots chari ... More >>
By Scott Sterling
Every year at this time, a sadly sizable contingent of L.A. media trot out the same tired warhorse in regard to the Electric Daisy Carnival. It's all shock and awe that 800 kazillion people faithfully flock to the annual dance music bacchanal. (Actual numbers are awaiting official ... More >>