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Just before the end of Instagram's wild year — bought by Facebook for $1 billion, publicly eviscerated by its community for new privacy policies — ... More >>
Visit Little Tokyo, and -- even if you're a rabid manga fan or karaoke maniac -- your trip will likely involve food. Perhaps yakisoba, fried noodles topped with bright red ginger. Or okonomiyaki, a pancake cooked with a variety of savory ingredients. (The name literally means "what you want.") A ... More >>
KGETGetting down up in the air.Remember that couple who "performed" sex while in mid-air, parachutes dangling from their backs?
Turns out they didn't do anything wrong.
(If that's the case, we see a potential business model here: Sex-skydive tourism; mile-high for a day).
The stunt happen ... More >>
L.A.'s Little Tokyo.What's bad for Japan is bad for L.A.
And while we can't belittle the pain and suffering of that nation, we can say that its triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis) will put a dent in our own economy. That's because Japan is the Port of Los Angeles' number-tw ... More >>
Will the USS Iowa rest in the City of Angels?The age-old battle between L.A. and "the Bay" might be getting a little more tense this year as the two metropolitan areas duke it out over the retired battleship USS Iowa, a.k.a. "the Big Stick."
The Historic Ships Memorial at Pacific Square in t ... More >>
Welcome to Arizona: Now go home.If you'll recall, last year Los Angeles became one of the highest-profile cities in the nation to get on the boycott bandwagon against Arizona. The City Council didn't like its new law (still not fully in effect) that would have cops asking people they stop if ... More >>
Kenneth Ng's site was not about Thai sex tourism, the prof says.A Cal State Northridge professor's controversial Thai sex tourism site appeared to be back up recently after he was shamed into taking it down.
Economics professor Kenneth Ng last week defended the site as being about "what it r ... More >>
Los Angeles-based Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion over the weekend called for a boycott of Arizona goods, services and tourism in response to the state's new law requiring immigrants to carry documentation and allowing police broad power to detain those they suspect of being in the coun ... More >>
What's not to like?New York City beat out Los Angeles for international visitors nearly two-to-one to take the top spot as America's destination for foreign tourists, the office of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday.
The Big Apple saw 8.6 million international tourists in 2009, twi ... More >>
Want to get a guided tour of these Melrose back alleys by the excellent graffiti author Steve Grody?
The Alleys of Melrose
Join Steve Grody, photographer and author of Graffiti LA: Street Styles and Art, for a walking tour that explores the array of graffiti art found in the back ways and alleys ... More >>