Sure, you had the Bill Clinton blowjob scandal, OJ, Pakistan and India going nuclear, mad cow disease, the Rodney King decision, and Titanic. But what made the '90s truly awful was its music. That's not to say that there weren't bright spots -- early Beck, say, or Ok Computer and much of hip-hop's g ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
Secret designs were just released of the Wilshire Grand, a 73-story, 1,100-foot-tall hotel/office tower/retail/phallic image that will be the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast and in Los Angeles, pushing out Library Tower (officially, U.S. Bank Tower) as the 10th-tallest building ... More >>
We redacted most of the names mentioned in the "manifesto" after the LAPD expressed concern for the safety of its personnel.
The man who cops say gunned down a young Irvine couple is an ex-LAPD cop who had a beef with the father of one of the victims.
In an alleged manifesto, the suspect appears t ... More >>
How big are Teflon Sheriff Lee Baca's balls, you ask?
Well, as he's been turned and grilled like a 10-piece special at Pollo Loco over his non-leadership when it comes to a decade's worth of inmate beatings at the hands of deputies inside the county jail system, Baca decided to, in the absolute hea ... More >>
*The Problem Solverz Creator Ben Jones: Using Video Games 'Like Religion'
*Five Cheap Ways You Can Support Your Favorite Artists
*UCLA Game Art Festival Features Caine's Arcade Made by a 9-Year-Old, and More
With E3 ready to take over downtown Los Angeles this week, it makes sense that G ... More >>
The building that housed the LAPD's headquarters between 1955 and 2009 starred in TV shows like Dragnet in its heyday, but its slow, fifty-year slide into disrepair gave it a real world stigma that's left it tarnished and crumbling from the inside out -- most obviously because the community doesn't ... More >>
This week's print edition of LA Weekly is a "Then and Now" retrospective on the L.A. Riots -- a seven-page dive into the scenes of destruction across Los Angeles 20 years ago, and the state those places find themselves in today.
All this reminiscing led us to wonder: What was the Weekly's immediate ... More >>
Can't get enough of the L.A. Riots' (completely oversaturated) 20th birthday coverage?
This hot-ticket eBay T-shirt might be just thing. "I Survived the L.A. Riots," it reads across the front, with a map of the city's hardest-hit burn spots on back. Also, awesome factoids, like "Vandals set more th ... More >>
*Las Cafeteras Defy Tradition
Sitting in a Highland Park restaurant behind a plate of french fries and a mint tea, Quetzal Flores talks about gentrification. The subject plays into his new album with his Mexican-Afro-Cuban rock band Quetzal, called Imaginaries, which is out next month on ... More >>
West Coast Sound has been analyzing classic Los Angeles albums for the past six months by creating word clouds from the lyrics. We've tackled Black Flag's Damaged, the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton, Guns 'n Roses' Appetite for Destruction and, most recently, just for kicks, ... More >>
Scott Hamilton Kennedy is one of the whitest looking white guys you‚Äôll meet, and yet he makes movies about South Central L.A. that come from a real place of knowing. Of course, OT: OUR TOWN was on one level just a movie about his girlfriend (now wife), but she also happened to be a drama teacher i ... More >>