*Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament
When organizers of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum's First Fridays series asked the public what sorts of programming it wanted to see, people overwhelmingly said that they wanted (a) sex, and (b) science author Mary Roach. Oddly enough, o ... More >>
Adam Roberts is one of those food blogger-turned-published authors whose success makes the rest of us drool. He created his blog, "The Amateur Gourmet," in 2004 while studying law at Emory University. "I'd come home from a long day of law school, my brain would be fried, and the only thing I could ... More >>
Lara Logan, the "60 Minutes" firecracker who was raped at the moment of Egypt's overthrowUpdated after the jump: Commenters respond to bloggers respond to reporters respond to Tweeters respond to the inexcusable crime against Lara Logan.
Breaking news: South African TV journalist Lara Logan ... More >>
Salon.comCurrent City Councilman Bernard Parks was L.A. police chief during the last major federal reveal of LAPD corruption: 2001's Rampart scandalRacial profiling is a given for officers who patrol the border states. How else would they rack up impounds in the name of the deficit or locate ... More >>
Timothy NorrisYes, that's UK pop singer Kate Nash last night at the El Rey (sitting down due to one of her oddly not-infrequent foot-related accidents).
Yes, the banner says "A CUNT IS A USEFUL THING."
Yes, you know her mostly through some cutesy (kawaiiiiiiiiii) pop ditties and accolades f ... More >>
Tonight at the ever-inspiring 826LA East in Echo Park, directly behind the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a bunch of music writers will be discussing their, er, craft, no doubt addressing hot button issues in the ever-exciting world of music journalism, a profession that is growing by leaps and bound ... More >>
The L.A. Business Journal reports that Southern California Edison has inked a 20-year deal with Google-backed BrightSource Energy that could see Edison provide 1,300 megawatts of solar power to seven projects supervised by the Oakland-based startup company. The LABJ quotes both companies as claiming ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court today declared that former L.A. district attorney John Van de Kamp and his then-chief deputy, Curt Livesay, cannot be sued for the 1980 wrongful-homicide conviction of Thomas Goldstein. An Associated Press report, carried by Salon.com and other sources, says the high court un ... More >>
Both Huffington Post and a late Associated Press story that was picked up by Salon.com note how the pending inauguration of Barack Obama has galvanized people across the country into performing public service on a grassroots level. The AP piece focuses, at one point, on "hip Silverake [sic]," where ... More >>
Sifting through the LA Weekly mailbag over the weekend, I couldn't help but take perverse amusement at a number of virulent missives written in response to my review of An American Carol, the independently produced and distributed right-wing propaganda movie that opened on Friday and ended the week ... More >>