Despite his relatively healthful diet of kelp jerky, seahorse milk and bran flakes, SpongeBob SquarePants is being accused of leading children astray in nutrition. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has placed a wanted ad with the Nickelodeon character looking disgruntled and rocking a 5 ... More >>
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5. Stravinsky's Rite of Spring goes solo
In 1913, Nijinsky's Rite of Spring for the Ballet Russes evoked foot stomping primitives. In the 1970's, Maurice Be ... More >>
Tuesday, September 4
Krzysztof Urbanski conducts "Three Russian Masters"
The classical canon today is both questioned for its relevance and pounced upon eagerly by a new generation of composers, performers and conductors of prodigious technical and scholarly gifts. The young firebran ... More >>
*Insane Clown Posse Is Suing the FBI (!!!)
*Our cover story on ICP from last year
Oddly, Insane Clown Posse rapper Joey Utsler -- better known as Shaggy 2 Dope -- is humble. Today, on the group's bus in the parking lot of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, he speaks as if he can't believe hi ... More >>
Read about LAAF artistic director Sean Lennon's picks for the festival in last week's Cult Stars column.
Wednesday night, the third not-quite annual Los Angeles Animation Festival opened at the Regent Showcase. The free event was essentially a preview of what's to come over the next few days, with ... More >>
Just when you thought nothing could be as simple and plain (or boring) as unflavored milk, Magic Milk Straws come along. While the magic is debatable, we can imagine that the straws enchant calcium-conscious parents and their kids. Stuffed with tiny candy-like pieces in pink, brown, and white, the s ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Writer Jessica A. Koslow is a USC master's student writing her thesis on krumping. Know Your L.A. Hip-Hop Dances explores some of the most popular street dances in our city.]
Background: Filmed on Venice Beach and featuring Chris Brown, the Rej3ctz's "Cat Daddy" video h ... More >>
TMZClearly, Sasha Grey did not read to first-graders.Yeah, so former L.A. porn star Sasha Grey is not the first person we'd pick to read children's books to our first graders.
But she's been out of porn for a couple years now, and in the new TMZ photos of Grey allegedly reading aloud at Emer ... More >>
Simone PazTony Dominguez, maker of giant Dia de los Muertos puppets
Tony Dominguez is a 3-D kind of guy. Most people look at a photo and
see it only in two dimensions. Dominguez looks at a flat image and sees
its geometry in three. He can spin it around in his head. He senses its
depth.As ... More >>
amazon.comPolar Opposites: Both Are Good But As Always, Cookies Are BestAs that parental Halloween candy reality settles in -- no matter how you try to limit the caramels, kids (and adults) are going to find a welcoming candy bowl somewhere this time of year -- we offer two trick-or-treat alt ... More >>
Hollywood Boulevard stripper bunnyThose people who stand outside of Mann's Chinese Theater in costumes, taking photos with tourists for tips -- do they have a union? Is there some kind of street performers license they need? Are there a bunch of unspoken rules about territory?
What it I bec ... More >>
Chris Seckler via TwitterYou should have seen the other guy.Update: Mystery solved. Watch VIDEO of SpongeBob getting into a fight with two slovenly pink-haired Boulevardgoers, at the bottom.
Updated with a close-up of SpongeBob, and mysterious twist: Was he acting a perv before the alleged s ... More >>
Best day ever!As chance would have it, the day before Carmageddon has turned out to be a very big day. Not only is it Bastille Day, probably the most official of the bunch, it is also apparently a lot of other important days, including National Nude Day, Mac 'N' Cheese Day and Spongebob's Bir ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Everybody knows what a deli is supposed to be: an enormous dining room, stinking of garlic, bolstered by corned beef and chicken in a pot, with giant halvah displays teetering by the cash register. ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples
Everybody knows what a deli is supposed to be: an enormous dining room, stinking of garlic, bolstered by corned beef and chicken in a pot, with giant halvah displays teetering by the cash register. And then there's Moore's Delicatessen, a sparkling diner across from ... More >>
Tom Kenny (left) and Billy West
You know them, but you don't know them: Live Talks Los Angeles, who brought us Tina Fey and Steve Martin for a chat recently, present An Evening of 1,000 Voices With Billy West and Tom Kenny. West is best known as the voice of Philip J. Fry on Futurama and Stim ... More >>
Check out our picks from Comic-Con's Thursday and Friday schedules.
Saturday marks the 36th annual Comic-Con Masquerade, a massive costume contest where contestants will compete in categories like "Most Humorous," "Best Original Design" and "Best Re-creation." If there's anything we learned from ... More >>