Author Oksana Marafioti's new memoir, American Gypsy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), is two success stories in one: one of an immigrant making her way in America, the other of a Gypsy.
At 15, Marafioti moved from her native Moscow to Los Angeles. In Russia, she'd endured discrimination (including tau ... More >>
An L.A. college student organized an online campaign to prevent a man she never meant from being deported ... and it worked, at least according to the group change.org.
Jackie Mahendra, director of the org's immigrants rights campaign, told the Weekly today that L.A.'s own Jamie Alegre saw via Face ... More >>
Caesar SebastianThe scene at EDC.Unconfirmed reports have L.A.'s controversial Electric Daisy Carnival rave happening at the Los Vegas Motor Speedway the weekend of June 24.
The rave discussion board Plurlife is buzzing with the news, and the Los Angeles Examiner website says it's true but o ... More >>
Jenn GarbeeAnthony Anguille and his PotionsAnthony Anguille knows his pu-erh, the pressed large leaf tea prized for its earthy flavor and wine-like proclivity to aging. The 22-year-old is the "tea sommelier" at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
"A colleague had introduced a tea program to pair w ... More >>
Vegoose Music Festival, Las Vegas, Saturday, October 27.
By Randall Roberts
Back and forth we walk, through fairway-cut grass, soft and padded on practice fields, the kind that feels really good beneath bare feet. Vegoose day one, and everything is neat and tidy near UNLV. We flow in early, a gentl ... More >>