The Killers Los Angeles Sports Arena 5/2/13 "Tonight, the City of Angels and Sin City are getting together," said Brandon Flowers last night at the Sports Arena, lead singer of the Las Vegas based Killers. "We'll try not to corrupt you." For 90 minutes, Flowers and company danced and moved on stag ... More >>
If former radio host Kevin James was counting on his super PAC to carry him to victory in the L.A. mayor's race, he may have to think again.The Better Way L.A. committee, which had announced plans to raise $4 million, disclosed today that it had brought in just $200,000 as of Dec. 31.Half of that ca ... More >>
Like a walking stereotype, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, once accused of cheating on his wife with a Spanish-language TV news reporter, is a man of many women. The latest? Star magazine says he's going out with none other than Eva Longoria:
President Obama might have been taken down a notch by Mitt Romney's beatdown in their first debate last week. But he should be buoyed, heartened and flush with new vigor after hearing this good news: The porn industry overwhelmingly supports the incumbent for reelection, it would appear. This reve ... More >>
See, we told you Antonio Villaraigosa was a good Democrat. Despite a faux pas reported by the New Yorker magazine in which our mayor is said to have given his personal phone number to a billionaire enemy of the Obama campaign, Villaraigosa is earning his stripes with the White House. What many desc ... More >>
How would you like to see the presidential candidates debate the legality of medical marijuana? I know, right? Not going to happen. At least not tonight. Still, a Don Quixote from the Inland Empire is at least trying to put the issue on the radar of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which is ... More >>
Pro-labor organizers were outside a Bain Capital-owned Burlington Coat Factory store in Inglewood today to protest what they say are its non-living-wage jobs and a corporate system that benefits the rich at the expense of more poverty in America. Bain, as you know, is the venture capital firm found ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. Shortly after it was revealed that Mitt Romney's father was born in Mexico, a mysterious alter ego cropped up on Twitter: Mexican Mitt Romney (@MexicanMitt), who wears a huge s ... More >>
This Santorum delictum against the fine purveyors of adult entertainment, largely based in Los Angeles, has put the porn industry in a tizzy. Adult video's titans have seen the devil, and he wears sweater vests. Hustler magnate Larry Flynt's offer of $1 million for dirt on a "prominent government o ... More >>
Eric Garcetti has what you could describe as a white guy's face and an Italian's name. But, in the race to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, the city councilman could use all the ethnic bloodlines he can get. It's a diverse town where political winners often have to piece together disparate coa ... More >>
Attention hypocritical, bible-thumping politicians. Someone really doesn't like you. He's rich. And he's a smut-peddler of the highest degree. Yes, Larry Flynt of Hustler and The People vs. Larry Flynt fame has put up another $1 million bounty on the closeted skeletons of prominent U.S. leaders. H ... More >>
Mayor V.If President Obama is reelected, he might have to put L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on his list of people to thank. Villaraigosa is taking the high-profile position of chair of the Democratic National Convention this summer, which will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, accor ... More >>
Oh no he didn't. Jay Leno is in hot water this week after a quip about Mitt Romney's summer house was accompanied by a photo of the Sikhs' sacred Golden Temple in India, a grand palace indeed. Romney's real summer home, or at least one of them, is right here in Southern California, and isn't half ... More >>
Colbert is going to be mad at the L.A. City Council.The L.A. City Council today voted to support the idea that corporations do not share the rights of individual Americans under the U.S. Constitution. Occupy L.A. demonstrators were in the house when the council took its vote. The move come ... More >>
[Editor's note: Odd Future member Lionel Boyce writes a weekly column for West Coast Sound. His archives are available here.] "Stupid people are ruining America" is probably the smartest thing I've heard Herman Cain say. Unfortunately, I believe he belongs in that group. When I first saw this guy ... More >>
Of six polls released so far on Prop 19, the November ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older, three have the yeas winning easily, while three have it losing narrowly. What gives? As usual, if you have a polling conundrum, Nate Silver is your man. And in th ... More >>
Mitt Romney.Onetime Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was allegedly assaulted in a non-injury confrontation during a flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles this week, but the former Massachusetts governor on Tuesday said he would decline to press charges. The scuffle happened Monda ... More >>
The 36-year-old daughter of Sen. John Kerry was off the hook Monday for DUI after she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Thursday in Los Angeles. Cops pulled Alexandra Kerry over about 12:40 a.m. in the Hollywood area for allegedly driving with expired registration tag ... More >>
Phone bankers in East L.A., bus drivers in Echo Park celebrate Obama's victory
... and the sexual differences between us and them (the French, not the politicians)
The facilitator talks Obama, art, the DNC and Fairey's Denver arrest
Tyrone Freeman seems to be only the tip of the proverbial iceberg at the Service Employees International Union these days. Freeman, if you remember, was the target of an LA Times investigation early this month that found the SEIU Local 6434 president had used hundreds of thousands of dollars in un ... More >>
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, according to the LA Times, may be the "Latino point man" for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, but when he arrives in Denver late this week for the Democratic National Convention, he will not have a prominent TV slot as a speaker.
Kevin Costner stars as the world's least interesting man
With Obamapalooza in full swing, John McCain shouts into the media void
While McCain tried on the cloak of change and the Clintons avoided admitting defeat, America made history
Well, in case you were wavering on whether to vote for McCain or Obama, this should help you decide. Sa-Ra's front man Taz Arnold (TI$A) wanders through L.A. dancing to a great rhythm by Daedalus.
She lost the race weeks ago, but the Clintons keep haunting Obama
Nonpartisan voters get screwed when presidential choices are tossed
The vibe was heavy at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on Thursday night, and an always blood-thirsty press didnâ€™t imagine it into existence. With U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama debating one-on-one for the first time in a long campaign season to decide who would be the next Democrati ... More >>
Will Dems move toward darkness or light?
Graffiti art makes great political hang-up
Republican candidates pander to baseless base in Iowa
Wannabe presidents flood cyber convention
Thompson defies expectations during a pilgrimage to Woody Creek
It’s not enough to be right
But which Dem is green enough for California?
Howard Dean: “I want my country back”
The former veep breaks loose, and Democrats (some of ’em) act like (gasp!) an opposition party
On the centrality of cows to W.’s plurality and the GOP’s prospects
They're civil! They're loose! They're conservative!
Mayor Dick makes spirited call to ol’ Hal
And other questions about the meaning of Seattle answered here!
Jane Harman tries out the open primary
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