West Hollywood Councilman John Duran is galvanizing local bars to join in a protest against both anti-gay measures passed by the Russian government and violence experienced by its LGBT citizens at Micky's on Santa Monica this coming Thursday, August 1, according to Huffington Post. Mary McClintock ... More >>
Departing from last year's night market theme, LuckyRice will be returning to Culver City next Saturday, July 27, with an all-inclusive pan-Asian feast from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Book Bindery. The fete will feature food and drink from quite a few chefs who participated the year before, including ... More >>
The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day, and while these national-whatever-days are about as silly as any other cynical marketing ploy, National Doughnut Day actually has an interesting history -- it was launched in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to sold ... More >>
Harry Shearer's weekend, one hour Le Show on KCRW has been canceled, the comedian and actor announced on Twitter today. He told fans on Twitter that the station would be making an announcement shortly. We reached out to the Santa Monica public radio station but ...
Today is National New England Clam Chowder Day, which, if you're a Patriots fan, probably couldn't come at a better time. After all, a very good clam chowder can be remarkably comforting, as Ishmael discovered in Moby Dick: ... a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently che ... More >>
Damages from this past week's arctic push haven't been fully assessed yet, but you can be certain that tender greens like spinach and lettuces (already showing higher prices) and the ever-present artichoke harvests are first among the lost. One wild crop that does do well during the occasionally ... More >>
The L.A. Weekly will assign star ratings to restaurant reviews in 2013
In his 1989 novel The Great Fire of London, renowned french author Jacques Roubaud spends a rather large section expounding the features of the ideal Parisian croissant, told in the kind of deliberate detail you'd expect from a professor of both poetry and advanced mathematics: [T]he croissant that ... More >>
If the Red Delicious apple was hard to grow and had at most a three week harvest window, we safely predict the farmers market cognoscenti would be making at-dawn market runs to the one or two vendors who offered it -- to buy it by the crate. That rush-and-grab mantle currently belongs to the Graven ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. For years the most popular method of getting through the workday for America's busines ... More >>
A GameStop employee braces himself for the stampedeUpdated after the jump: L.A.-area GameStop stores weigh in on the success of their midnight launch parties. Originally posted at 6:05 a.m. The economy had a pretty wild night last night. While you were sleeping, it partied with passive-aggr ... More >>
Two new cookbooks, Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook by Kim Barnouin and Glutton For Pleasure: Signature Recipes, Epic Stories and Surreal Etiquette by Bob Blumer, pretty much sum up our lovely city. Or at least the made-for-television version that the rest of the country just loves to ... More >>
On four wheels, no later than 7 p.m.
A. ScattergoodMichael's patio: some art, some foliage, a table There was a time when art in restaurants signified more than the $3,000 ceramic dildo for sale at the gift shop of Bazaar. We have fond memories of the downtown art bar dominated by John Chamberlain's crumpled-automobile sculpture ... More >>
Malibu can be a perplexing place. Built on the enchanting beachhead of the Chumash Indians, its hills beam with mystic wealth while ocean-side slabs stand brave against the lull of the usually calm, Santa Monica Bay surf. The waters are strangely tropical in appearance - clear, blue green and ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThere's a thin line between hipster and furry, wethink[See also Timothy Norris' slideshow "FYF Fest 2010 with The Rapture, Dead Man's Bones, Panda Bear and More".] Given that I refuse to pair a word as lovely as "summer" near detractors such as cruel "end" or the gentler "fade, ... More >>
Devin PetelskiThe parents of a young woman killed in a collision with a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser in Venice have filed a civil suit against the city, the LAPD, and officers James Eldridge (the driver) and Ramon Vasquez, attorneys for the family announced Friday. Devin Petelski, 2 ... More >>
Farewell to an original zephyr
Animal rights gangsters (except when it comes to making plea deals).A member of the radical group Animal Liberation Front pleaded no contest Friday to three counts of stalking and three of conspiracy to commit stalking in connection with the group's targeting of UCLA researchers and the Santa ... More >>
Postapocalyptic plays by Henry Murray and Eugene Ionesco
Untitled (Little Girl #2) David Lynch, 2009Last Saturday's Dark Night of the Soul opening at LA's Michael Kohn Gallery, featuring the work of David Lynch, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, wasn't just the hot event ticket of the weekend, it was one of the greatest save's in music history.
PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS ON MARCH 30TH AT THE EL REY; HERE ARE THE NOMINEES. BEFORE I FORGETKirk Douglas in Before I Forget. Photo by Craig Schwartz The gift in Kirk Douglas' one-man show, Before I Forget, that opened over the weekend in the theater name ... More >>
City department of vicious circles
Where to find the classic Adriatic snack in Southern California
If you're a fan of Montreal art pop band Islands, who floored us twice this spring at various festivals, you may want to take a half day today, or at least take a long lunch in Santa Monica. The band, who are touring in support of their newly released Arm's Way, are playing at 1 p.m. today at the ... More >>
Dig these jazz treasures, Feb. 15-21
Stockhausen’s Stimmung and the new book Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM
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