In mid-May, the esteemed journal Gastronomica announced its new editor: Melissa Caldwell, a UC-Santa Cruz professor of anthropology. From the fir-gilded hills of Santa Cruz, Caldwell will put out the magazine over which founding editor Darra Goldstein presided for 12 years. A recent UC Press in ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. Five months after a 340-ton rock officially became part of Michael Heizer's massive Levitated Mass sculpture on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, curator Rita ... More >>
See also: *More L.A. Weekly Film Coverage *Our Bill Murray Appreciation Day Slideshow *Our Report on Bill Murray Appreciation Day Christopher Guerrero, a 27-year-old USC grad student, wrote one of the main roles in his thesis film for actor Bill Murray. The problem is what it always is: Actually ge ... More >>
We're masters of disaster in California. From the new prospect of a "megaquake" that could rip us a new one from San Diego to San Francisco to our apocalyptic wildfires, we do expensive acts of God (not to mention riots) like no other state. But considering the one thing that the rest of the nation ... More >>
UCLA is joining the smoke-free bandwagon. Chancellor Gene Block announced today that the Westwood campus would go entirely no-smoking, even in its lush, outdoor quads, even outside its dorms, even on the sidelines of its practice football field. Lighting up will not be allowed anywhere on UCLA prop ... More >>
Adnan Safadi didn't want to set expectations too high, but his goal was to have the music video shoot he was producing be the most fun project he and his friends had ever worked on. Turns out, it was. This sheer enthusiasm is palpable on "The Dangle," a joyfully ridiculous music video that finds S ... More >>
Raised in Beverly Hills, he became the preeminent Eastside satirical musical madman
Two of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. Kit Quinn and Tallest Silver keep their legal names off the record. The best friends' fear is that, as their images circle the web, boundaries blur. Online, strangers want to g ... More >>
With her talking cat, T-shirt dance, interactive pink thought balloons and unicorn fans, the filmmaker-artist just wants us all to connect
Low-income Lawndale kids were getting into elite colleges. But the adults went to war
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.Southern California's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has plenty of spent fuel on-hand, Fukushima-style. There are 2,452 spent fuel assemblies from three reactors (one is being used only as storage) there, we're told, versus 4,685 at the ailing, ra ... More >>
‚ÄčSeveral University of California schools are among the nation's best deals and offer the most bang for the buck. According to Kiplinger's annual list of the 100 best bargains among the country's public colleges, no UC school makes the top ten, but several do make the cut. Which ones, you ask?
Uncle John's BankThe Atlantic has just published a really interesting article by Joshua Green about the opening of the Grateful Dead archives at UC Santa Cruz. But it's the intriguing second half that gives the article its title, "Management Secrets of the Grateful Dead." Green makes the arg ... More >>
Can pissed-off Angelenos cut the nation's richest city council salaries by half?
A small win against extremism
Al Martinez, the beloved columnist for the LA Times, came out against violence by the animal rights crowd today. He cited a few stats from 2003, threw in a few humorous anecdotes, and basically said firebombing the home of a medical researcher who tests on animals for the good of humans isn't cool. ... More >>
A boy-meets-balloon-gets-girl story
A dog-food prank gone bad wrecks careers and morale as Tennie Pierce demands millions
Four-wheelers do it just as fast
Getting to know Miranda July
How do you solve a problem like the Mars Volta?
Ericka Griffin figured she was finally getting her big break when she got a teaching job at an exclusive Santa Monica private school. Instead, the schoolís elite taught her the lesson of her life.
Sonic booms and Comets on Fire
The people want to vote
Nagano on the move
Politics may be a drag, but kids today are turning Green instead of tuning out
Sandro Meallet on basketball, boyhood and the simple joys of writing
The record industry sued Napster and has just inhaled MP3.com. Is there a future for music on the Internet? Analog Pussy thought so... Then they got a scary e-mail...
Bush plan taxes decency, candor and virtue ó but lays off the rich
Mapping the dreamscape of dream research
Richard Koshalek,Outgoing Jeremy Strick, Incoming
The passionate life and tragic death of Terence Freitas
Alan Sokalís dissection of idiocy in academia