This Halloween, who wants to dress like a trick and eat a "treat"? Haha, j/k, but seriously if you want to hit a scary electronic dance music party in the coming weeks, check out our guide, below.
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What's it like to be on the cover of the L.A. Weekly? It is all kinds of awesome according to comedian Nathan Barnatt, who appeared on the front page of our recent YouTube issue.
You may recognize Barnatt from his Kimberly Cole music video audition, or from his many Keith Apicary videos, or from hi ... More >>
With a few exceptions -- Lil Wayne, call us -- male rappers historically have come off as very ungenerous lovers. It's always been, "Hey, eat/suck/gobble/choke on my dick!" with the only promise of reciprocation being, occasionally, the dopey 69 position. (Seriously, if you're doing that, you must ... More >>
Check out our entire YouTube issue here.
Nathan Barnatt wakes up each morning in Star Wars bedsheets. If the trap door in his bunk bed isn't buried under toys, he pops through that to greet the day. For breakfast, he'll have some candy, then go play video games. Or jump on a trampoline. Or crawl th ... More >>
The riots that were sparked on April 29, 1992 put L.A.'s burgeoning Korean American population in the spotlight.
It seems that for every generation there's a group of immigrants green-lit for no-holds-barred hatred, and Koreans in 1992 were it. John Lee covered the community and the riots for the L ... More >>
Update at 11:20 a.m. See LA Weekly contributor Ted Soqui's photos from Monday's march here. First posted at 7:09 a.m. yesterday.
A demonstration seeking justice for an unarmed 17-year-old shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida will kick off in downtown Los Angeles today.
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K-pop has become a worldwide phenomenon, and one of its great hubs is Los Angeles. Walk into any Koreatown club, dive, noraebang (karaoke bar) or, hell, even a bakery, and you'll hear the genre's famous slick jams and infectious dance beats. Importing elements of American R&B ... More >>
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The rumbling began in September when Perez Hilton posted the video for Iggy Azalea's "Pu$$y." In a rainbow-striped tube top and lemon sorbet-colored leggings, the Australian glamazon rap ... More >>
Yahoo SportsMarshawn Lynch enjoying some Skittles on the sidelineThe toughest, most bruising running back in the NFL has been fined $10,000 for wearing Skittles shoes. Nicknamed "Beast Mode," Marshawn Lynch is most widely known for running through eight defenders in a 67 yard touchdown run to ... More >>
Food writers have been stoked this week about the The Simpsons' upcoming episode on gastro culture. Our own Margy Rochlin interviewed Simpsons Executive Producer Matt Selman, who admits he's a big fan of Jonathan Gold. "We kind of make fun of foodies," he says, "but in real life we actually l ... More >>
Lina Lecaro A rainbow of femme flavors. Half naked ladies (make that completely in the case of babes in body-paint), a gluttonous amount of booze and food (which only about a fifth of the females would actually eat), Dayglo Chocolate Factory décor, and throbbing sounds by Paul Oakenfold-- Ka ... More >>
J. GarbeeNapa Valley Vodka: Perfect For That Next Open Casket FuneralLast we spoke with Arthur Hartunian, the owner of the one-man Napa Valley Distillery, he was telling us about his mid-life limoncello making crisis and soon to launch Sauvignon Blanc vodka. He also mentioned (several times) ... More >>
Sow There!The night of October 31/morning of November 1 are inevitably rough on the crime front -- something about unlimited Skittles and slutty schoolgirls brings out the evil in any community. This year was no exception in L.A., with a slew of messy shootings and even more deadly road rage ... More >>
Los Angeles may well be ground zero for the let's-meet-for-a-drink cocktail culture, what with all the aspiring Sammy Glicks running around. And the city is crammed with bars and restaurants that cater to them, most of which have the plastic, glossy newness of a TCA chemical face peel. For the rest ... More >>
Mia Doi Todd, all wrapped up in taffeta?Late last year -- via our Rock Picks, of all sources -- LA Weekly broke the news that Mia Doi Todd and Michel Gondry were working together. As it turned out, the magnificent L.A. cult folkster and the endlessly inspired French director had collaborated ... More >>
Gendy AlimurungThe entertainment business is toughEarlier this morning while driving I heard a radio advertisement actually refer to the Vampire Diaries as "the TV show the Internet is buzzing about." Really.
It's positioning like this that underscores how crucial it is to master what industry anal ... More >>
Samantha SpanosSuicide on a bun.In a town that elevates VIP treatment to a level that, at the very least, approaches absurdity, it makes sense that the rest of us would want a taste of it too. The easiest, and cheapest, way to be special and in-the-know? Ordering secret (and not-so-secret) off-menu ... More >>
Erin BroadleyUser generated SXSW fortune cookie
After getting lost in the cavernous Conference Center and desperately seeking help from one of the SXSW volunteers in order to find the inconveniently located Room C (thank you so much Natalie Shanks), I attended my first panel of the day, "User Genera ... More >>