Every day, hundreds (just to go with a nice round number) of hard-working, diverse, interesting people come to Los Angeles and feed our desperately sluggish economy, buying tacos and facial treatments and what have you.
But let's face it. We get a lot of the wrong kind of people moving to Los Angel ... More >>
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Lou Amdur, may have sold his cozy, Laundromat-and-Thai massage parlor adjacent Hollywood strip mall wine bar, LOU, last March. But he still has that gift for being able to effortlessly hold forth on all things wine and fo ... More >>
When it comes to yoga, L.A's reputation precedes it. Ask any east coaster, and they'll tell you that we're a bunch of Lululemon-wearing, namaste-saying hippies who have jobs that allow us to practice Iyengar at 11:30 on Tuesday mornings.
And in some cases -- like that of the freelance writer -- th ... More >>
*Our Best of L.A. issue and our Best of L.A. app
*Top 10 Gyms in L.A.
*Top 10 Bars With the Hottest Women in L.A.
You see the flab. You want the flab gone. You want it gone now.
There's no New Year's resolution. There's no wedding dress to fit into. It's just getting in shape time. Becau ... More >>
The LAPD really thinks you're retarded. Here's your chance to prove the department wrong.
You see, L.A. police officials are afraid that you'll be so wowed by the site of retired Space Shuttle Endeavour cruising above town on a 747 that you'll take your eyes off the road and crash your car Friday m ... More >>
Should the posh dead-end streets throughout the Hollywood Hills -- which offer the best views in Los Angeles, and allow access to some of the city's coolest hiking trails -- be gated off to protect homeowners from tourists and riff-raff?
In three different instances (a number that Hollywood attorne ... More >>
David Lynch has written at some length about his creative meditations and the fact that for many years they were fueled by little more than the chocolate milkshake at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank. We're big Lynch fans. We think his films are beyond brilliant. Still we can't help but wonder at the height ... More >>
South by Southwest (or just "South by" if you're cool and/or in a fake hurry) is well under way, with the interactive and film portions kicking off last weekend and the biggest draw, the music, just beginning.
Couldn't make it all the way to Texas? Fuck it. For those of us left behind, we bring you ... More >>
Mansions on the Moon are not at home.
It's an unusually warm Wednesday afternoon, and I'm camped out on the front porch of their Hollywood home thirty minutes after our scheduled meeting time. Suddenly, my phone rings and Ted Wendler, the band's lead singer and guitarist, breathlessly and profusel ... More >>
"It's a funny thing with me. Things seem to go poorly when I am around them."
A little bit clueless egoist (think Larry David) with a little Lucy Ricardo thrown in, Jason Nash plays more or less himself in his web series Jason Nash Is Married , soon on the Comedy Central website, in which he's a st ... More >>
(Note: An earlier version of this post said that parking at the Getty was free after 5 p.m. It used to be free, but is actually now $10, a new policy implemented in Nov. 2011)
Are you the person who secretly doesn't put down enough cash for the check, leaving all your friends to scramble to cover i ... More >>
Once you've worked your way through every fiery iteration of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Takis, Quezas, Sabritones and Dorito's Flamas; of every weird British "crisp" flavored with pickles, ketchup or Worcestershire; of every gourmet potato chip redolent with olive oil, roasted garlic and garden herbs, the ... More >>
bluffton.eduMissing person Brandon Olterman played soccer in college.A young children's book illustrator and graphic artist from Los Angeles has gone missing after taking off for a hike in Runyon Canyon on Sunday afternoon.
Brandon Thomas Olterman, 26, is currently being sought by the LAPD's ... More >>
GQHonestly now, L.A.Vegas? Well, Vegas douches are just Angelenos on vacation. Jersey? That's not a city. Miami? Too good-looking to be douches. We've said it before: L.A. is the douche capital of America.
Honest Tea's annual publicity stunt in which it sets up pop-up kiosks with its produc ... More >>
Jena Ardell.The Surreal McCoys with Billy Morrison at House of Blues.
WHO: Surreal McCoys
WHERE: House of Blues, Dragonfly
Who are the Surreal McCoys? Your new favorite cow punk band.
We followed them on Friday while they played back-to-back shows at House of Blues and the Dra ... More >>
NBC ChicagoHonest Tea's "Honest Store"
Despite our downfalls, we'd like to think we draw the line when it comes to stealing. To test this theory -- and the honor system -- try heading to Maryland-based organic tea company Honest Tea's unmanned pop-up "Honest Stores," loaded with one dollar b ... More >>
Gordon Ramsay may have gotten most of the press at his eponymous restaurant, Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood, both before and after he sold it early this year, but executive chef Andy Cook has been the one behind the stoves every night. We caught up with Cook recently, shortly after he op ... More >>