If the U.S. Olympic Committee told you your bid to host the 2024 Summer Games was no good, you'd probably slink back to whatever corner of the earth you came from.
But not San Diego, the Little Big City That Could. Uber-Democratic Mayor Bob Filner has enlisted the help of none other than ultra-1-pe ... More >>
Bolstering our claim once more that L.A. is America's douchiest city are the results of a survey today that show Los Angeles is also the least-honest metropolis in America.
Yep, we did it. After coming in as the second least-honest town last year, L.A. tops or, rather, bottoms this year's list from ... More >>
Outfest, L.A.'s gay and lesbian film festival, ended on Sunday, reminding us that films about the LGBT experience serve an important role in the community, from teaching teenage boys and girls that it's alright to kiss other boys and girls, respectively, to connecting social activists with images su ... More >>
Los Angeles chefs made a strong showing among the semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Awards, which were announced today.
Local nominees for the Best Chef, Pacific award include Josef Centeno (Lazy Ox Canteen), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), David Feau (The Royce at the Langham), Matt Molina (M ... More >>
Jaw-dropping news came down around noon Park City time Monday, when Sundance issued a press release confirming that Bingham Ray -- indie film legend, co-founder of seminal '90s indie distribution outlet October Films and current executive director of the San Francisco Film Society -- had died. Ray, ... More >>
Courtesy of Tuttle Publishing."Easy Chinese Recipes" (left) & shrimp & yellow chive dumplings (right).You'll find a couple of local dishes in Bee Yinn Low's Easy Chinese Recipes (Tuttle Publishing, $24.95). This is because Low lives in Irvine and eats Chinese food all over California as well ... More >>
Jim ThurmanWhat was the first nationwide donut chain to reach Los Angeles? Krispy Kreme? You're not even trying. Dunkin' Donuts? Not from around here, are you? Winchell's?, Yum Yum? Getting closer, but no. The answer: Spudnuts.
Brothers Al and Bob Pelton were working as an appliance salesman ... More >>
Joe Sib, unpluggedJoe Sib -- Side One Dummy Records co-owner, former Wax frontman and former Indie 103.1 DJ (he currently hosts Complete Control on Star 98.7) -- gets nostalgic in his one-man show, California Calling: Growing Up Punk Rock, which he's been touring for a year and performs at th ... More >>
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â€‹John Lithgow Photo by Nigel Perry
John Lithgow will ring in the New Year spinning yarns in Stories By Heart, previously produced at the Lincoln Center and at the National ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on My Penis, In and Out of TroubleHOW DO ACTORS DO IT? As told by Alan Mandell, who was among a dozen or so actors auditioning for the movie This Must Be the Place, starring Sean Penn. The role was for a man 94-years old. Mandell, being ... More >>
Todd RansomA 28-year-old gay Mormon took his own life in Utah on July 19, which outrages documentary filmmaker Reed Cowan, who made 8: The Mormon Proposition. On the blogosphere, it's been reported that the young man, Todd Ransom, was interviewed for the film, but Cowan says Ransom signed up ... More >>
Northridge resident Lauren Rosenberg is suing Google over bad directions she received from the site, according to various reports.
Rosenberg was struck by a driver and injured in Park City, Utah on Jan. 19, 2009 as she walked on a highway route obtained by searching Google Maps on her Blackb ... More >>
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joined top cops from around the nation in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to decry Arizona's controversial immigration law as a hindrance to law enforcement. Beck aired his opionion to Attorney General Eric Holder, who is still considering whether t ... More >>
THE LATEST NEW REVIEWS ARE EMBEDDED IN THE COMING WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEW THEATER PICK ST JOAN OF THE SLAUGHTERHOUSESPhoto by Vitor MartinsFor a lucid analysis of the malfunctioning global financial markets, one could do worse than Bertolt Brecht. And it's hard to imagine doi ... More >>