Paris is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. But guitarist/vocalist Thomas Bellier and bassist Antoine Morel-Vulliez -- co-founders of psych-rock outfit Blaak Heat Shujaa -- had no problems high-tailing it out of there for Los Angeles in 2010.
"Paris is the most fucking borin ... More >>
The brand-new Food Tank is not an irritating aquarium-themed seafood restaurant concept or a shoot-em-up flick set in a cafeteria. It's a think tank about food, though the matters the organization hopes to tackle won't be so mundane as the search for palatable application for the world's glut of tr ... More >>
Councilman Eric Garcetti has edged into a narrow fundraising lead over his top rival, Controller Wendy Greuel, in the race for L.A. mayor.The two candidates have been neck-and-neck all year. But in reports disclosed this afternoon, Garcetti announced that he had brought in $664,000 over the last thr ... More >>
The author practicing for his big laughter audition
It's 7 a.m., I'm struggling with jetlag from the red eye I took into LAX the night before and I'm in the wilds of the Valley, about to audition for the world's only team of professional laughers. None of it makes sense, but then again, not m ... More >>
EXT. THE ARABIAN DESERT-DAY
BUSTA RHYMES and jovial sidekick, SPLIFF STARR, stroll through a barren wasteland: famished, high and disoriented.
Busta:Where are we, Spliff?
Spliff Starr: Yemen.
Busta Rhymes: Don't yeah man, me...I pay you for two things: carrying drugs and geographic know-how.
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