The brunette in the backward pink mesh trucker hat and booty shorts grabs a megaphone and addresses her fellow campers.
"WECOME TO COOOOACHEELLLA."
The congregation of twenty 20-somethings lustily applauds. It's Thursday night, a dozen hours before the festival officially begins, and the rules ar ... More >>
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Most of the blathering this year about the death of the movies has already evaporated from the mind, like so much inert gas. But one gnomic pronouncement endures: Leos Carax describing cinema as "a beautiful island with a cemetery" fol ... More >>
LACMA's Muse Costume Ball has become one of the hot ticket events for Halloween in Los Angeles, a night spent wandering through the museum halls with costumed people every bit as eye-catching as the work hanging from the walls. This year, the ninth annual fete also served as a sneak preview for "Sta ... More >>
This week the cinephile community is focused on AFI Fest, but here are some other special event films we recommend:
Friday, Nov. 2
Women have made giant leaps in history, but every so often someone tries to put them in a binder. Oprah-approved doc Miss Representation explores the correlation betwe ... More >>
Celebrating this year's Best of L.A. issue -- now out in print and online -- we're counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
26: Lobster Thermidor at Musso & Frank's.
It may as well be a civic requirement that any mention of Musso & Frank's's include the phrase "Hollywood ... More >>
After eight days in Park City, I'm back in Los Angeles; the festival continues through the weekend, with the awards announced Saturday night. Here are some notes on films I didn't get a chance to write about at length. Keep an eye out for my wrap-up of the festival in next week's print edition.
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Lina Lecaro The Warlocks, The Icarus Line
Better than: That Lou Reed/Metallica project... maybe.
After a brief hiatus, The Warlocks have been conjuring music magic in L.A. again. The local psych band toured Europe last year and "got burned out," according to leader Bobby H ... More >>
Sometimes life imitates art. Or maybe it goes the other way around. But at Gallery 1988, art imitates art at the annual "Crazy 4 Cult" exhibit, a conglomeration of pieces inspired by some of the most celebrated cult films in history.
The show, which opens again on July 8, has featured art ri ... More >>
Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining.'A man who was hallucinating drove head-on into a car, stabbed the driver, attempted to stab the passenger and then stabbed himself, Riverside County sheriff's officials said.
It happened Sunday about 11:55 a.m. in the 32200 block of Safflower St. in French Val ... More >>
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Photo by Shawn Bishop
Sketches by the Groundlings' "A" cast of master improv artists
reliably fall into three catego ... More >>
Glorioso T. FajardoBadly Drawn Boy behaving very badly.
[For a blow-by-blow, real-time account of Badly Drawn Boy's meltdown (including audience members' first-hand reports), see "Badly Drawn Boy Has Bizarre Meltdown During Troubadour Show, Leaves after C-Word Rant, Returns to Whine about Eve ... More >>
Photo: Andy ReaserSome good, morbid Día de los Muertos creative fun.
We've all been getting into the groove of fall foods and pumpkins and such. And in case you haven't stepped foot in a drug or grocery store since September, it's also that time of year when high fructose corn syrup gets shi ... More >>
Via outdoorcinemafoodfest.comThere are only a few chances left to get in on the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest - the dual-themed event that's been uniting food and film lovers alike all summer - before it comes to a close for the season at the end of the month.
This weekend the Fest celebrates the ... More >>
Artist Carlos Ramos is an Annie Award winner and creator of the mid-'00s cartoon spy series The X's. He's also a Stanley Kubrick fan.
Liz OhanesianCarlos Ramos with art blogger/curator Caro
Saturday night, Ramos opened his latest show, "Kubrick," at Copra Gallery inside Bergamot Station. As ... More >>