For the ex-mayor who has everything, how about yet another job? See also: Bitter Herbalife Battle Pits Antonio Villaraigosa Against An Old Friend. The world's largest public relations firm, Edelman, announced today that Antonio Villaraigosa is coming on-board as a "senior advisor." By our count th ... More >>
The heat is on. Kate Anderson, an activist mom and successful attorney with political chops -- she worked for Congress members Henry Waxman and Jane Harman -- will try to oust Steve Zimmer, the Westside's man on Los Angeles Unified School Board, in March 2013. Zimmer has emerged as a fierce oppone ... More >>
Ice-T talks about his star-studded directorial debut, his famous affiliates and his life with Coco in New York
Via bravotv.comIt's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion time! Those delicious three weeks in which Andy Cohen forces the ladies to relive every tension-filled moment from the past 18 episodes they've supposedly "grown from" or "moved past." (But inevitably just end up fighting about all ... More >>
Also, Kendrick Lamar, the Punk Rock BBQ, Katy B and others
N.A.S.A. reloaded: Squeak E. Clean (front) and collaborator DJ Zegon On this week's print edition of the LA Weekly, Drew Tewksbury interviews DJ Squeak E. Clean, aka Sam Spiegel, aka Spike Jonze's brother, aka the man behind the star-studded N.A.S.A. project. Spiegel's N.A.S.A. concept album ... More >>
Music geeks and local promoters have created a gay-straight dance alliance
Ben CalderwoodBecoming intimate with the #1 Charburger meal Discussions about The Habit Burger Grill, the West Coast fast-patty chain spun out of a single Santa Barbara lunch shack in 1969, inevitably revolve around comparisons to other burger joints. The Habit is like In-N-Out. The Habit is ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "Put it in your boat noodle Rolodex alongside Sapp, Noodle Thai Town and Pa-Ord."
MyLastBiteJitlada's Thai hamburger For months, rumors have been rocketing around Tweetertown about the phenomenon referred to obliquely as a "Thai hamburger,'' a gooey, off-menu marvel available only to certain Jitlada cognoscenti. Personally, I've never found it necessary to stray from the ... More >>
L.A. bands take to the desert for three days of music overload
Funny or Die is often more die than funny (for starters, every single video runs about a 45 seconds too long). There are exceptions: that thing with Will Ferrell and the baby landlord everyone likes, their republishing of Human Giant clips (including the funniest thing we've seen all year), etc. Bu ... More >>
The Adler posse knows a thing or two about the concert business. Lou Adler, the patriarch, is responsible for some of the great American cultural touchstones of the past 40 years, and a few of these moments are showcased on the wall of his home office in Malibu. There's the movie poster for The ... More >>
Teams with Tom Waits, David Byrne, MIA, Santogold, Spank Rock, RZA, Ghostface Killah, Kanye West and others to create The Spirit of Apollo
Also, The Dukes, Toots, I Can't Think Straight and more
What person would choose to lay off the excellent Jesus Sanchez, one of the most rational, intelligent newspapermen in Los Angeles, when making the big, ugly cuts of up to 150 writers, editors, photographers and others that began today at the Los Angeles Times? Jesus is not just a multi-talented ... More >>
When ex-Just Blaze proteges, Kidz in the Hall released their debut album, School Was My Hustle on the newly revived Rawkus Records, I didn't listen to it for a variety of reasons. Chief among them was the "Ivy League Rap" label critics ascribed to the duo of Nawledge and Double-O. Still scarred f ... More >>
"Communicate without compromise," says the man who coined "yippie"
If you lived there, you'd be home by then
Deciphering the payback, ambition and backbiting behind it all
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar.
Is Mayor V betraying his old-time union allies? Or rescuing L.A.ís troubled public school system? Whatever the answer, he faces the biggest risks of his political career.
Fear and loathing set in among Republican foot soldiers
Vanity Fair editor reportedly calling friends scumbags on eve of Oscars
Rodney Graham comes round again. And again. And again
Bush gives the boot to two of his richest pals in Texas
The quiet determination of Sofia Coppola
Can Degnan have its world stage and Wal-Mart, too?
The San Francisco Democrat carries baggage of money and special interests
When losing it isnít in the script
Welcome to Macho House
How Lee Baca bought a $750,000 house with no money down
LACMA film programmer Ian Birnie
Pierre hung with the rockers, even if just to juice them