L.A. Weekly is determining the best L.A. novel ever by holding a tournament featuring 32 of our favorites in head-to-head matchups, until there's only one novel standing. For further reading:
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament Brackets
*Best L.A. Novel Ever: More Matchups
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Why to black and brown people love 20-inch chrome rims, iced-out watches, and the names of second-rate "designers" (Tommy Hilfiger!) pasted across their chests?
Insecurity, it seems.
But, says a new study on bling, this stuff isn't just for minorities this holiday shopping season. Nope:
Now we understand why so many young Angelenos can afford iPhones, glasses without lenses and pool parties at the Standard hotel rooftop.
Turns out nearly a third of you are living at home with mommy and daddy.
A new study about young adults (those 20-34) living with their parents during this Great ... More >>
jake.auzzieBaby Beebs.Good thing it's looking more and more like that 20-year-old woman's baby-daddy claim against L.A.'s own underage heartthrob Justin Bieber is a crock.
Turns out that teen boys who have sex at a younger age could end up with, well, smaller parts. Yeah, and you thought tha ... More >>
‚ÄčIf you're young and want to feel good about yourself -- empowered and in control of you life -- there's one easy solution you may not have thought about:
Pile on the debt.
Amazingly, according to a recent nationwide study, the more credit card debt and college loans that young people aged 18 to ... More >>
No amount of ice can freeze out the taste of fermented WindexFinally, the wise men speak!
Jeff Wright, Jaisen Freeman and Chris Hunter -- that notorious trio behind the cultural phenomenon turned public enemy that was caffeinated alcopop "killer" Four Loko -- defend their product in a March ... More >>
YouTubeMichelle Alexander.It was a tall claim. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness told a Pasadena crowd last week that more African American men are in the penal system now than were enslaved in 1850.
More African American men are ... More >>
Sit 'n SleepYou're itching me, Larry.First we hear that bed bugs are invading Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Holmby Hills. Now comes news that they're the new roaches -- as in, they won't die, no matter how much you gas them.
In fact, one of the reasons the critters are in the news, besi ... More >>
Donald T. Sterling ad in Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, New York TimesWe thought Los Angeles was the only place where Donald T. Sterling, the infamous owner of the L.A. Clippers and landlord of so-called "luxury" apartment buildings, showcases his questionable graphic design skills in those wacky adv ... More >>
Gertrude Baines, the world's oldest resident, died in her sleep at a Los Angeles convalescent hospital, the L.A. Times reported earlier this morning. A heart attack was the most likely cause of death, her longtime doctor, Charles Witt, was quoted as saying in another report. Baines was 115 and was b ... More >>
If you cook at home a lot, if you have kids who can't feed everything they won't eat to their dog, if you have a garden or would like to, if you have an orange tree that catapults its fruit faster than you can make marmalade, if you've spent any time at all contemplating the landfill univer ... More >>
Randall RobertsSpring-breaking with Mayer: A busload of women road-tripped to get on a ship with the man they love.
John Mayer's going to get some action this week. Just, you know, in case you're wondering. He's come up with this plan, and it's called the Mayercraft Carrier 2, the sequel to last y ... More >>