[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] Before he transformed into "Hef," the pajama-clad and priapic founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner was a jazz crooner billed as "the boy with the bop in his v ... More >>
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Sure we use a bit of hyperbole over here at LA Weekly. But we weren't kidding when we told you there's some corruption in this town. Building inspectors have been accused of bribery (at least one was convicted). We have a mayor who took lots of valuable, free tickets to high-end events like the Os ... More >>
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