We're in the midst of strange days: An Orange County Republican wants the Democratic administration in the White House to stop cracking down on marijuana in states where it's legal (!!!).
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher introduced legislation over the weekend that would require federal authorities to re ... More >>
Smithsonian: The 11 Things You Didn't Know About Wheaties.
LA Observed: Paul Ryan's new speechwriter is, among other things, a vegan.
Bon Appetit: How to make the best homemade french fries ever.
Grub Street LA: Jon Shook and Michael Voltaggio head to Baja.
The Huffington Post: Nancy Pelosi's ob ... More >>
Michelle Obama's first book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, hits the bookstores today. Just in time for summertime gardening, for your kids' summer vacation projects (Cook your own dinner! Build your own compost bin!), and even for a season of ... More >>
If you visited L.A. Weekly's home page yesterday, you might have noticed a few stories that seemed a little off -- our contribution to April Fool's Day.
For those of you who want to relive the moment, click on the image above to see it bigger, and links to all the stories are here:
Obama Foodorama: Publication of First Lady Michelle Obama's book about the White House kitchen garden, American Grown, delayed a month, to May 2012.
Tasting Table: More fun with pizza at the new 800 Degrees.
Daily Dish: Five questions for the Tasting Kitchen's Casey Lane.
Eatocracy: Beers ... More >>
Smokin' hot, right off the digital presses, here are our Top 5 marijuana stories of 2011.
You've got an L.A. City Council that's probably going to consider putting all of our pot shops out of business, a federal government that's cracking down on medical marijuana in California, and a new renaissan ... More >>
Kenn WilsonThis has the smell of a presidential campaign move if you ask us. President Obama hasn't really thrown too many bones to Latino voters during his first term as America's CEO, but he certainly needs a reprise of their support if has a shot at keeping the gig in 2012.
A key issue fo ... More >>
Remember Clinton and the sax?
Monarchs, political authority figures, and presidents have been inspiring pissed-off punk rock anthems or passionate, pleased glorification--whether subtle or direct--since human beings could pick up an instrument and pluck or pound out a feeling. And given our ... More >>
Some food for thought from local, national and international news sources from this past week:
-- Marion Nestle's overview of the White House Obesity Report. [The Atlantic Food Channel]
-- People dropping cakes: the video. [The Amateur Gourmet via Daily Dish]
-- The cheesesteak pretzel. Stop t ... More >>
Update: The Daily Breeze identifies the suspect as Joe Moshe, 56, of Westchester. Moshe's mother and neighbors are quoted in the story as saying he is depressed, unemployed and does not take needed medication, which is not specified.The L.A. Times' Andrew Blankstein reports that the LAPD tried to en ... More >>
Sheriff to Close Jails? Going far beyond the early release of county inmates, Sheriff Lee Baca may also close a jail or two to cope with a massive budget shortfall that his department faces. L.A. TimesCandidate Boycotts Own Press Conference L.A. City Councilman and City Attorney candidate Jack Weiss ... More >>
It seems like only yesterday that Andy Stern, who heads the giant Service Employees International Union (nearly two-million members), shocked the labor movement when, in July, 2004, he told the Washington Post's David Broder that both organized labor and the Democratic Party might be better off with ... More >>