The year 2003 had lots of acts on the come up, from The Postal Service to 50 Cent. But the only band who mattered to me and my friends was one who had long ago peaked: Bon Jovi. We grew up in a relatively small town outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Classic rock was a staple at parties and school d ... More >>
There are times in life when cheaper is not necessarily better: when you're choosing a doctor, a life-mate or, perhaps, an institution of higher learning. In this case, we'll give UCLA props. It keeps scoring big lately: The Westwood campus was recently named one of the best schools in the world by ... More >>
Machinima and Maker Studios, two of YouTube's most high-profile networks, have come under fire from their own talent
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. Mayita Dinos' soft hands belie the fact that she's dug through acres of stubborn subsoil on a one-woman crusade to mulch, harrow and hoe as much of Los Angeles as possible. She ... More >>
From to a 70-year-old woman teaching others how to use medical marijuana to a man dedicated to saving the sea lions, these Angelenos prove that do-goodery can be vastly more interesting, creative, and fulfilling than writing a monthly charity check or two. Check out our entire People 2012 issue her ... More >>
Depending on where you live in this great big country, a submarine sandwich might be known as a dagwood (Colorado), a wedge (parts of New York) or a poor boy (in the Gulf States, where, we once discovered, a banh mi sandwich is known as a "Vietnamese poor boy"). This is but one of the fascinating e ... More >>
A boy's life: Scenes from Peter Ford's childhood, with father Glenn Ford and mother Eleanor PowellHe had a one-night stand with Marilyn Monroe, a six-month fling with Judy Garland and a 40-year, on-and-off affair with Rita Hayworth.After a 16-year marriage to film star Eleanor Powell, he ma ... More >>
Sean TeagardenThe dance is over for LAUSD's lemons Updated after the jump with the differences between the Times' and LAUSD's grading criteria. When the Los Angeles Times unrolled a list of 6,000 Los Angeles teachers, ranked in order of whose students were showing the most improvements on st ... More >>
KOMOnews.comWhadya know -- a Snow Loko!Hey there, New York. How's the weather? Hehe. Anywho, while we were collectively kicking it by the pool out here in Los Angeles -- half scoping Twitter for real-time updates on your misery and half gazing up at the heavens in partly-cloudy satisfaction, ... More >>
Like the profoundest of profound intellectual quandaries, the latke vs. hamantash debate may never be fully resolved. Since 1946, when Hillel House at University of Chicago sponsored the first annual debate pitting potato pancakes against triangular cookies, great minds -- like Nobel Prize-winnin ... More >>
americanapparel.netAmerican Apparel says Wisconsin should legalize it.After a University of Wisconsin freshman was slugged for wearing her American Apparel "Legalize Gay" t-shirt, the L.A.-based company went into action and shipped 500 of the tops -- free -- to an anti-bullying rally on-campu ... More >>
An interesting article hit the AP wire yesterday about huitlacoche, a Mexican delicacy often called "corn smut," or occasionally, "Mexican truffle." The article reported on findings in the Food Chemistry journal about the health benefits of this tasty, odd-looking treat. In the U.S., huitlacoche has ... More >>
University of WisconsinDo not eat this for dinnerThis in from Berlin: A shopper buying a bag of salad in a Hanover, Germany, supermarket discovered a poisonous weed mixed into his mixed salad. Fortunately the shopper knew his plants, and was able to discern the difference between rocket and t ... More >>
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